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Clark County Life

Energy Adviser: MyAccount makes managing energy easy

April 3, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

From class work to grocery shopping and bank deposits to holiday gatherings, many of life’s most common in-person errands and events have moved online. Read story

The Punjabi special, clockwise from bottom, a calzone with pepperoni and a NYC pizza is pictured at N.Y.C. Pizzeria on Friday afternoon, April 26, 2019.

Three places in Vancouver that serve up ’90s pizza pies

The Punjabi special, clockwise from bottom, a calzone with pepperoni and a NYC pizza is pictured at N.Y.C. Pizzeria on Friday afternoon, April 26, 2019.

April 2, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Nineties pizza is the unexpected takeout hero of the pandemic era. If this were a sci-fi movie, Theodore “Ted” Logan III and Bill S. Preston Esq. from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” would encounter some future dude who tells them a pandemic will take over the planet in 2020. To… Read story

"Two Distant Strangers" is a 25-minute time-twister of a tale about a white cop and a Black man trying to get home to his dog.

Shorts when longing for theater in Clark County

"Two Distant Strangers" is a 25-minute time-twister of a tale about a white cop and a Black man trying to get home to his dog.

April 1, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Previewing Academy Award-nominated short films on his home TV makes Richard Beer hungry to get back to the cinema where he can see the same small features on a properly vast screen. Read story

Go ahead, play with your food! Get your fingers in the dough and roll the snickerdoodles in a generous coating of sugar and cinnamon.

Snickerdoodles are no joke

Go ahead, play with your food! Get your fingers in the dough and roll the snickerdoodles in a generous coating of sugar and cinnamon.

March 31, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

As a rule, my mother kept me out of the kitchen while she was cooking. I can imagine why: I was obnoxious as heck. I put my fingers in everything and seemed to always be occupying the exact space she needed to be. She was serious when she cooked or… Read story

Now open: the terrifying jaws of an animatronic Allosaurus, and the  "Dinosaurs Revealed" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ at OMSI is dino-mite!

Now open: the terrifying jaws of an animatronic Allosaurus, and the  "Dinosaurs Revealed" exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

March 30, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why do children fall so deeply in love with dinosaurs? Read story

A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

Clark County Squirrel Refuge carries on

A rehabilitating squirrel traverses the wire fencing in an enclosure on a Squirrel Refuge volunteer's property in the Proebstel area north of Camas.

March 28, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

When squirrels have babies in autumn and now in spring, sometimes those babies fall out of the nest. Their mothers often retrieve them, but not always. They might be eaten by a hungry coyote, hawk or cat. Or they might be found by humans. Read story

Sgt. Betty Blair in her Marine uniform in about 1944. She wasn't the first woman in the Marine Corps. During World War I, Elizabeth "Bessie" Welke was, bearing the diminutive moniker "Marinette." Welke was sent to Portland to recruit men for the war. In the next war, Blair was the first woman Marine in Clark County and Washington - and likely the first in the Pacific Northwest.

Clark County History: Clark County’s first female Marine

Sgt. Betty Blair in her Marine uniform in about 1944. She wasn't the first woman in the Marine Corps. During World War I, Elizabeth "Bessie" Welke was, bearing the diminutive moniker "Marinette." Welke was sent to Portland to recruit men for the war. In the next war, Blair was the first woman Marine in Clark County and Washington - and likely the first in the Pacific Northwest.

March 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In 1942, when the U.S. Marine Corps recruited women, Betty Blair (1912-1998) drove to Portland and signed on. Until then, she worked as a clerk at the Kaiser Shipyard. With two college degrees and five years teaching experience, she was overqualified. But Blair and other shipyard women were patriotically filling… Read story

Got a tale to tell? The Columbian wants to hear it

March 28, 2021, 5:40am Clark County Life

Spring has sprung! The pandemic is winding down! Time to celebrate with a story. Read story

Energy Adviser: Remain vigilant to avoid scammers

March 27, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The tumult and discord of the last year are without precedent in modern America, and so many people from across the country and our friends and neighbors here in Clark County have found themselves in circumstances they could have never imagined. Read story

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

Vancouver Tool Library looking for permanent home

Adriane Savelli, one of the organizers of the nonprofit Vancouver Tool Library, from left, joins Scarlett Oakes, 5, Joe Beaudoin, Allonah Podvin, Roman Garrison and David Hagan at the former Joe's Place Farms earlier this month. The group was looking over items that Beaudoin donated and is storing until the tool library finds a location.

March 27, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

A lack of know-how and tools keep many from tackling even small home or auto repairs. Read story