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Clark County Life

Neighbors mobilize to aid Vancouver woman’s hunt for missing cockatiel

July 30, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Kathleen Johnson’s best friend and housemate has been key to helping her survive pandemic isolation, she said. Billy is friendly and colorful, full of energy and personality. He’s always been good for a song and dance, a chat and whistle, a ride around the house atop Johnson’s hair bun. Read story

Three recipes for poke cake with hidden pockets of flavor

July 29, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Cake is a carbolicious creation of flour, sugar, butter and eggs, with a top layer of extra calories in the form of sweet, creamy frosting. There’s nothing not to love about the whole ensemble. But if you’re a true lover of cake, a real cake devotee, then you’ve got to adopt a more-is-more attitude. You’ve got to find ways to pack even more sugary flavor into every single piece. Read story

Clark County health inspections, July 20-27

July 28, 2020, 1:59pm Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story

Music & money strike the right chord at Briz Loan & Guitar

July 26, 2020, 6:05am Business

Matt Brislawn got schooled about the intersection of music and money when he was growing up in Vancouver. There was a single musical instrument store in town and everything it offered was new and pricey enough to be out of reach for eager, undercapitalized young musicians like him, he said. Read story

Little lost fawn takes leap of faith

July 26, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

My brother and I love to kayak in Speelyai Bay on Lake Merwin. The amazing abundance of birds there is reason enough: Canada geese, kingfishers, eagles, cormorants, blue herons, osprey and mergansers—including the elusive and uncommon hooded merganser. But this true story is about a four-legged creature that joined us there in early June. Read story

Check It Out: These eight books will have you starstruck

July 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

To say you’ve done something that is a once in a lifetime event is awesome, but to find out that it won’t happen again for another 6,700 years is super-duper awesome and mind-blowing! I’m referring to omet Neowise, which is making its rare appearance during the month of July. There is a lot of light pollution where I live, so I didn’t think I’d get to see it. But we… Read story

Images From the Attic: Amos Short’s witness tree

July 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Amos Short knifed his initials into a balm of Gilead tree bordering the Columbia River in 1846 to mark the eastern corner of his donation land claim. By doing so, he was practicing the established surveying technique of labeling trees as boundaries between claims. Often surveyors picked trees for their age or prominence. Read story

Clark County’s Natural Garden Tour grows online

July 25, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

For 15 years, Clark County residents have enjoyed the chance to look inside other people’s private gardens during the Natural Garden Tour. This year, you can peer into 15 gardens without leaving your own home. Read story

Energy Adviser: Beat heat without breaking the bank

July 25, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

The hot, dry days of summer are here and many in Clark County are looking for ways to stay cool. Read story

Gardening with Allen: Not too late for summer blooms

July 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I neglected to plant annual flowers this spring, and now I miss the color. Is it too late to plant flowers? Read story