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Clark County Life

Energy Adviser: Tips to ease winter’s impact on energy bill

January 9, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Many Pacific Northwesterners dread winter for the cold, rainy weather and the seasonal spike in household heating expenses. But, with some careful planning and a few practical solutions, you can ease the squeeze on your home’s energy budget without compromising personal comfort. Read story

Clark County looks for next poet laureate

January 8, 2021, 6:07am Clark County Life

The Clark County Arts Commission is looking for applicants for the county’s next poet laureate. Read story

"The Canyon Cuts Both Ways" is a book of short stories about North Santiam Canyon.

Ridgefield author sets new book in Oregon

"The Canyon Cuts Both Ways" is a book of short stories about North Santiam Canyon.

January 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

In Dan T. Cox’s fiction, people’s hearts and minds run as deep as Oregon’s North Santiam Canyon, and their relationships and paths through life get just as complicated as that remote, rugged landscape. Read story

Robert B. Irwin (1883-1951) graduated from what was then called the Washington School for Defective Youth in Vancouver. Blinded early in life, he became a blind educator who worked behind the scenes to improve the lives of blind people. He championed standardizing Braille, set up a Braille publishing house and pushed "talking books." Little did he know his recorded books for the blind would launch the audiobook craze decades later.

Clark County History: Robert Irwin, Washington School for Defective Youth graduate

Robert B. Irwin (1883-1951) graduated from what was then called the Washington School for Defective Youth in Vancouver. Blinded early in life, he became a blind educator who worked behind the scenes to improve the lives of blind people. He championed standardizing Braille, set up a Braille publishing house and pushed "talking books." Little did he know his recorded books for the blind would launch the audiobook craze decades later.

January 3, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

After an eye infection blinded their 5-year-old son, his parents enrolled him at the Washington School for Defective Youth in Vancouver. In 1901, that boy, Robert B. Irwin, graduated. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, gained a master’s from Harvard, and continued at Harvard to work… Read story

The Columbian wants to read your story

January 3, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Happy New Year, everybody! Read story

Trevor Ingram

In the Service

Trevor Ingram

January 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

Culinary Specialist Second Class Trevor Ingram (right), from Battle Ground, carries a fuel hose during a helicopter in-flight refueling exercise on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett. Read story

Celosia Kelos Candela Pink

Gardening With Allen: All-America Selections names award-winning flowers

Celosia Kelos Candela Pink

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

All-America Selections, a nonprofit testing organization, has announced awards for three new flowers for 2021 gardens. Test gardens with professional judges are scattered throughout the United States and Canada. Winners can be viewed at display gardens. The closest ones to us are at the Oregon State University Demonstration Garden in… Read story

Energy Adviser: Race for Warmth going virtual

January 2, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

The holiday season and its accompanying feasts and treats are behind us, and the coldest months of the year are just ahead. If you’re looking for ways to kick off 2021 by doing some good for yourself and others, the seventh-annual Clark Public Utilities Race for Warmth does both. Read story

Wallace Griffin of Vancouver, 6, top, enjoys playtime with Ronin, 11 months, his husky/miniature pinscher puppy, in the backyard of their house. The Griffin family got Ronin in April because they knew they would be home more, and so Wallace would have a buddy.

Clark County families bring home ‘pandemic pets’

Wallace Griffin of Vancouver, 6, top, enjoys playtime with Ronin, 11 months, his husky/miniature pinscher puppy, in the backyard of their house. The Griffin family got Ronin in April because they knew they would be home more, and so Wallace would have a buddy.

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

When the Griffin family brought their new dog back to their Vancouver home in April, he wasn’t quite what they had expected. Read story

Local women share their stories in "Omitted from My Obituary," available for $28 at Vintage Books in Vancouver and online at amazon.com.

Clark County women share stories of failure, hardship, survival in ‘Omitted from my Obituary’

Local women share their stories in "Omitted from My Obituary," available for $28 at Vintage Books in Vancouver and online at amazon.com.

January 1, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

In the new book, “Omitted from my Obituary,” women from Vancouver and beyond share stories of embarrassment, redemption, illness, epiphanies, pain, and identities lost and found. Read story