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La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

‘Bottega needs to evolve again’: Italian restaurant in Vancouver gets new owners

La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

May 24, 2024, 6:05am Business

Vancouver may be growing and changing, but it still operates like a small town. Rumors of La Bottega being sold hit social media groups faster than owner Lisa Dougherty could reach out to The Columbian to explain the future for this popular Italian restaurant, deli and marketplace. Read story

This Week in Clark County history, May 24

May 24, 2024, 6:01am Clark County Life

A weekly look back compiled by the Clark County Historical Museum from The Columbian archives available at columbian.newspapers.com or at the museum. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 13-18

May 24, 2024, 5:10am 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

Former Camas High School science teacher Dale Croswell, left, emcees as second grader Miles Nichols of Lacamas Elementary School asks astronaut Michael Barratt a question about space via video link. Barratt, a graduate of Camas schools, is now aboard the International Space Station and will return to Earth in the fall.

Camas students ‘keep in touch’ with space through video conference with astronaut

Former Camas High School science teacher Dale Croswell, left, emcees as second grader Miles Nichols of Lacamas Elementary School asks astronaut Michael Barratt a question about space via video link. Barratt, a graduate of Camas schools, is now aboard the International Space Station and will return to Earth in the fall.

May 23, 2024, 5:20pm Clark County Life

If growing up to be an astronaut used to be an unlikely dream, now it’s simply a “career choice,” Dr. Michael Barratt said Thursday. Read story

World War II veteran Julian &ldquo;Thorne&rdquo; Hilts displays a photo of himself when he was a commissioned Navy officer.

‘I would do it all again’: Vancouver WWII veteran of Merchant Marines invited to 80th anniversary of D-Day in France

World War II veteran Julian &ldquo;Thorne&rdquo; Hilts displays a photo of himself when he was a commissioned Navy officer.

May 23, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

Many fought hard on the front lines of World War II and paid the ultimate price. Read story

Gen. Philip Sheridan was one of Ulysses S. Grant&rsquo;s top commanders and a hero of the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He visited Vancouver both before and after the war, and at one time commanded Fort Yamhill, Ore.
Marlow is the best dessert you&rsquo;ve never heard of &mdash; a creamy, warm-weather treat with melted marshmallows, milk and whipped cream.

Frozen marshmallow dessert Marlow is the bee’s knees

Marlow is the best dessert you&rsquo;ve never heard of &mdash; a creamy, warm-weather treat with melted marshmallows, milk and whipped cream.

May 22, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

I had a little extra time on my hands recently when I was holed up at home with a terrible cold. I did a lot of reading to distract myself, but man (or in this case, woman) cannot live by books alone. We also need the internet. As I was… Read story

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

Slopes? Zigzags? Access Recreation aims to offer pros, cons of Clark County parks for differently abled people

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

May 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

For some people, the simple joy of hiking a trail is anything but simple. One person’s carefree dirt path can be another’s hazardous obstacle course. Read story

The scenic boardwalk at the foot of Coldwater Lake.

Summer on the Mountain: Mount St. Helens pinnacle of recreation, science and learning

The scenic boardwalk at the foot of Coldwater Lake.

May 18, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — The fact that unpredictably moving rock has blocked the road to its prime visitor center says a lot about Mount St. Helens. Much of the landscape around this active volcano is literally new, making it one of the most uniquely beautiful and educational… Read story

Gardening with Allen: How to mow and care for a lawn

May 18, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

Many of my neighbors have their lawns mowed by a landscaper. I think I can do a better job for what they pay. What is the best way to mow and care for a lawn? Read story