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Clark County Life

Vancouver was losing money on its first electricity generation plant when Joe Harvey offered to buy it in 1901 and run it as a regulated private utility company. He stands second from the right wearing a suit. On his right stands his older brother with a foot on the woodpile. As the Vancouver Electric Light and Power Company, they turned untold cords of wood into electricity to light the city.

Clark County History: First electric plant

Vancouver was losing money on its first electricity generation plant when Joe Harvey offered to buy it in 1901 and run it as a regulated private utility company. He stands second from the right wearing a suit. On his right stands his older brother with a foot on the woodpile. As the Vancouver Electric Light and Power Company, they turned untold cords of wood into electricity to light the city.

September 11, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

In the Victorian era, lighted streets were a sign of a progressive town — and a civil commitment telling women they could stroll the night safely. In May 1888, a Clark County Register editorial beat up the Vancouver City Council for having a surplus of $2,500 when the town desperately… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Falling in love with new feline friend

September 11, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

I became a widower six years ago, then one year ago my dog Sammy died. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Timing matters in irrigation

September 10, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

I have been irrigating every day during this 90-plus degree weather we have had recently. Is it time to decrease my irrigation? Read story

Energy Adviser: Utility offers rebates for heat pumps

September 10, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

As Pacific Northwest summers grow hotter for longer, air conditioning is becoming a necessity for many to make it through the season. Read story

Joshua Smith of Vancouver won a bronze medal in his weight category at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas on Sept. 2.

Joshua Smith comes home with bronze from Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Joshua Smith of Vancouver won a bronze medal in his weight category at the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas on Sept. 2.

September 9, 2022, 11:22am Clark County Life

Joshua Smith of Vancouver recently returned from the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 in Las Vegas, where he won a bronze medal in his belt and weight class. Read story

Fred Meyer rotisserie chicken, left, New Seasons, right.

5 Clark County grocery store roasted chickens ranked by flavor, price, size

Fred Meyer rotisserie chicken, left, New Seasons, right.

September 9, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Roasted grocery store chickens provide a quick, convenient and reasonably priced way to feed a family during the hectic moments between the end of the school day and after school activities. Read story

Clark County health inspections, Aug. 31 to Sept. 6

September 9, 2022, 5:26am Clark County Life

Burger King, 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 0 Read story

Teslas aren’t the only EVs out there. A dozen different varieties will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Esther Short Park as part of Saturday’s Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair.

Amped up about EVs: Car owners share enthusiasm at Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair

Teslas aren’t the only EVs out there. A dozen different varieties will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Esther Short Park as part of Saturday’s Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair.

September 8, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

If the combination of high gas prices and Inflation Reduction Act incentives has piqued your curiosity about owning an electric car, you can find out more at the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair on Saturday. Read story

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Try This: Oktoberfest, Pig Jam, Downtown Alley Flea Market

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September 8, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

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Call for Artists: Junior Symphony of Vancouver

September 8, 2022, 5:52am Clark County Life

Auditions for the Junior Symphony of Vancouver will take place 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 19. Auditions are by application and appointment, available at oregonchamberplayers.org/junior-symphony-of-vancouver. This is for intermediate to advanced players of chamber music instruments such as flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and all stringed instruments. For more information and details about… Read story