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Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

Historic Trust cancels Fourth of July fireworks at Fort Vancouver

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

May 10, 2022, 10:50am Clark County Life

A smaller, fireworks-free event at Fort Vancouver will replace the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza this summer after two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Terry Aitken of Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens looks over different types of irises growing in his fields on Wednesday afternoon. A past president of the American Iris Society, Aitken is a world-renowned hybridizer of irises.

Aitken’s Salmon Creek Gardens ready for iris bloom season

Terry Aitken of Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens looks over different types of irises growing in his fields on Wednesday afternoon. A past president of the American Iris Society, Aitken is a world-renowned hybridizer of irises.

May 10, 2022, 6:04am Business

Because it’s been a cold and rainy spring, the iris blooms are later than usual at Aitken’s Salmon Creek Gardens, but owner Terry Aitken is enthusiastic about what the growing season will bring. Read story

Kathyellen Blovits, left, Heather Cashmore, center, and Kim Graybeal put native plants in the ground to help restore the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area in late April.

Lacamas Prairie slowly returning to life

Kathyellen Blovits, left, Heather Cashmore, center, and Kim Graybeal put native plants in the ground to help restore the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area in late April.

May 10, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Hemmed in by housing subdivisions, a wet meadow known as Lacamas Prairie holds a trove of rare plant species, including one of the largest patches anywhere of Bradshaw’s desert parsley, a rare plant with delicate yellow flowers. Read story

Michael Perozzo, from left, and Cameron Johnson of Vice Beer chat with Eldy Prado of El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos in the former Barlow's Brewing location in southeast Vancouver.

Vice Beer brewery aims to open this summer

Michael Perozzo, from left, and Cameron Johnson of Vice Beer chat with Eldy Prado of El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos in the former Barlow's Brewing location in southeast Vancouver.

May 9, 2022, 5:49pm Clark County Business

A local brewer and a marketing business owner are starting a new brewery in Vancouver called Vice Beer, occupying the former Barlow’s Brewery near Mountain View High School. Read story

Check It Out: Try titles dedicated to Mom, her interests

May 8, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope that everyone is celebrating their mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, and all the women who have influenced your lives. Read story

Aprons -- complicated symbol of domestic femininity or common-sense accessory to keep your clothes clean?

Aprons: Symbol of motherhood that’s actually useful

Aprons -- complicated symbol of domestic femininity or common-sense accessory to keep your clothes clean?

May 8, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

I was required to take home economics to graduate from high school in 1989, on account of my double-X chromosomes. Boys got to play with saws and hammer nails and operate power tools in shop while girls learned to sew, change diapers on a baby doll and make turkey tetrazzini. Read story

William Strong (1817-1887) was an early Oregon and Washington Territorial Supreme Court justice. He and his volunteer militia are indirectly responsible for the name of the town of Battle Ground, a "battlefield" without a battle, but where Chief Umtuch lost his life, perhaps to friendly fire.

Clark County History: William Strong

William Strong (1817-1887) was an early Oregon and Washington Territorial Supreme Court justice. He and his volunteer militia are indirectly responsible for the name of the town of Battle Ground, a "battlefield" without a battle, but where Chief Umtuch lost his life, perhaps to friendly fire.

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

Appointed by President Zachary Taylor to serve as associate justice of the Oregon Territorial Supreme Court, Yale-educated Cleveland attorney William Strong traveled around Chile’s Cape Horn to reach the West Coast. Strong and his wife, Lucretia, lost one of their three sons along the way. The ship U.S. Supply also… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Restaurant reopening brings back memories

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

It made me so happy to hear the Oak Tree Restaurant in Woodland would be reopening soon. More good news: The new owners have the recipes for the Oak Tree’s delicious beet salad and the famous stew. Read story

Courtesy of Allen Wilson

Gardening with Allen: Berries a delicious addition to small yards, patios

Courtesy of Allen Wilson

May 7, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

I have some room in my backyard for some small fruit plants. What do you recommend? Read story

Energy Adviser: Test for water backflow

May 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Few of our community connections are as personal as a shared drinking water supply. Read story