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Clark County Life

This week in Clark County history, June 7

June 7, 2024, 5:24am 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

Rick Browne, former Columbian photo editor, has been inducted into Kansas City&rsquo;s American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame.

‘It’s the skill and the art’: Former journalist, TV cooking show host from Vancouver inducted into Barbecue Hall of Fame

Rick Browne, former Columbian photo editor, has been inducted into Kansas City&rsquo;s American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame.

June 6, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

What do journalism and barbecue have in common? It’s Rick Browne, The Columbian’s photo editor from 1998 to 2003, who was recently granted barbecue’s highest honor: induction into Kansas City’s American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame. Browne, who was also The Columbian’s restaurant reviewer from 2019 to 2020, shares the… Read story

Paranormal Cirque will be at the Vancouver Mall on June 7-10.

Calls for artists: Vancouver Master Chorale auditions and Art4Art fundraiser

June 6, 2024, 5:39am Clark County Life

Calls for artists: Vancouver Master Chorale auditions and Art4Art fundraiser Read story

Strawberry cake mix, fresh rhubarb, ripe strawberries and cream magically create a custard-like layer of goodness.

Pretty in Pink: Strawberry Rhubarb Cake makes the most of seasonal flavors

Strawberry cake mix, fresh rhubarb, ripe strawberries and cream magically create a custard-like layer of goodness.

June 5, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

I first tasted rhubarb on a dare. The family next door to my childhood home had a son my age and sometimes we’d talk to each other through the fence between our yards. One day I went outside and there was Adam, holding what looked like a super-sized stalk of… Read story

The Witness Tree, seen in this undated photo, was a legal point for surveys and property disputes for decades. In 1909, it fell as the Columbia River&rsquo;s north bank eroded.

Clark County history: Vancouver sits atop conflicting claims

The Witness Tree, seen in this undated photo, was a legal point for surveys and property disputes for decades. In 1909, it fell as the Columbia River&rsquo;s north bank eroded.

June 1, 2024, 6:12am Clark County Life

The land the city of Vancouver now rests on has a contentious past. Supposedly, its first owner was Ermatinger, a Hudson’s Bay Company employee who traveled to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and never returned. Then came Job McNamee, who grabbed the land in the absence of the original owner.… Read story

Join the Big Paddle on the Ridgefield Waterfront, as well as First Saturday events in Overlook Park.

Save the Date: All the things you ever even thought about doing this summer in Clark County

Join the Big Paddle on the Ridgefield Waterfront, as well as First Saturday events in Overlook Park.

June 1, 2024, 6:11am Clark County Life

Summer may be the time when you slow down and relax, but it’s the busiest time of year in Clark County. Use this list to plan your summer fun but be sure to check websites or phone numbers before you go in case details have changed. If you don’t see… Read story

Check It Out: Buzzworthy – mind the bees’ wax

June 1, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Pollinator Week is taking place this month, so I’m taking a moment to bee happy about bees and celebrate these amazing buzzers! Bees are busy right now and for a very good reason — pollination. Without these important pollinators, our food supply would be impacted, and flowering plants would not… Read story

Gardening with Allen: Overlap blooms with perennials

June 1, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

I would like to start a perennial flower border in an area where I have previously planted annuals. Could you recommend some good varieties of perennial flowers, especially those with a long blooming period? Read story

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Peace in the Pinchot: Hiker, dog find relaxing solitude not too far from home

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

June 1, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Life

I found a five-hour hike through untouched forest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, where I didn’t see one other person the whole time. It was a dream hike to bring a dog, and my dog Luna needs to be out here in the woods to find a better sense… Read story