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Martha Wiley of Vancouver hangs a compact disc from a tree in her yard each time someone in Clark County dies of COVID-19. She said she's running out of room.

Pandemic perspectives from Clark County

Martha Wiley of Vancouver hangs a compact disc from a tree in her yard each time someone in Clark County dies of COVID-19. She said she's running out of room.

August 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Martha Wiley decided early in the pandemic to create a memorial. On a tree in front of her Vancouver home, she hangs a colored compact disc for each Clark County COVID-19 death. Read story

Ole Peterson didn't like showing his left ear because it had a chunk missing. He claimed a cougar bit it, or maybe a tree that fell during a storm clipped it. His gruff and ready wit was always at hand. Peterson was a lover of nature, individualistic in the extreme, and held staunch Republican beliefs. Although cantankerous, he was also generous and allowed scout troops to camp on his land for free. Because he also needed money, he charged to lead tours of Ole's Cave, a 6,000-foot-deep lava tube on his property.

Clark County History: Ole Peterson

Ole Peterson didn't like showing his left ear because it had a chunk missing. He claimed a cougar bit it, or maybe a tree that fell during a storm clipped it. His gruff and ready wit was always at hand. Peterson was a lover of nature, individualistic in the extreme, and held staunch Republican beliefs. Although cantankerous, he was also generous and allowed scout troops to camp on his land for free. Because he also needed money, he charged to lead tours of Ole's Cave, a 6,000-foot-deep lava tube on his property.

August 29, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

For a pipe smoker, his winter beard looked like a fire hazard. When Ole Peterson (1867-1953) got out his rusty sheep sheers and cleared away his scraggly chin-bristle leaving a solitary mustache, Indigenous residents and local loggers knew spring had arrived. He boasted about whacking enough beard away each spring… Read story

Zinnia Queeny Lime Orange grow to about 24 to 30 inches and make a nice cut flower.

Gardening with Allen: Score a win with these flower, veggie seeds

Zinnia Queeny Lime Orange grow to about 24 to 30 inches and make a nice cut flower.

August 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

I receive seed samples of All-America Award winning vegetables and flowers each year to observe their performance here in Vancouver. I start the seeds inside and transplant them in my garden. Read story

Energy Adviser: Program your thermostat for savings

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

No one likes paying for things they don’t use. That’s why we don’t leave the lights on throughout the house when we’re sleeping and why we turn off the TV when no one’s watching it. Read story

Rory Mc Donnell conducting research on slug attractants.

Study: Slugs love bread dough

Rory Mc Donnell conducting research on slug attractants.

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

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research from Oregon State University Extension Service found slugs and snails are strongly attracted to bread dough, a discovery that could lead to better ways of controlling these serious pests of agriculture, nurseries and home gardens. Read story

Readers, share your memories of 9/11

August 28, 2021, 5:00am Clark County Life

The Columbian seeks readers’ memories of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Where were you? How did it change the way you see the world? Did it alter the course of your life? Let us know. Read story

Dandelion Teahouse calls its bathroom the Roost Room.

Clark County restaurants’ designs call for cool commodes

Dandelion Teahouse calls its bathroom the Roost Room.

August 27, 2021, 6:03am Business

Several new Clark County restaurants have put a surprising amount of thought and effort into their restrooms, from the drunken-monkey wallpaper at Acorn & The Oak to the otherworldy vortex at Thirsty Sasquatch to the Anthony Bourdain shrine at Mav’s Taphouse. These elaborate restrooms are unisex. Read story

The Camas Vintage & Art Faire returns to the streets of downtown Camas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Camas Vintage & Art Faire returns

The Camas Vintage & Art Faire returns to the streets of downtown Camas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August 26, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Vintage treasure hunters and art aficionados will be delighted to learn that, after skipping a year in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Camas Vintage & Art Faire is returning to Fourth Avenue with an in-person event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Read story

A detail on a Chevrolet truck taking part in Vancouver’s huge cruise-in in 2014.
The future home of Basalt Brewery, at 400 E. 37th St., will be about 13,000 square feet, and the owners envision having a few food trucks in the parking lot. There are no additions planned for the building, but the interior will undergo a large renovation; the owners hired<a href="https://www.sumdesignstudio.com/brewery"> SUM Design Studio based in Portland</a>.

Basalt Brewing to open in old Vancouver Fire Department station

The future home of Basalt Brewery, at 400 E. 37th St., will be about 13,000 square feet, and the owners envision having a few food trucks in the parking lot. There are no additions planned for the building, but the interior will undergo a large renovation; the owners hired<a href="https://www.sumdesignstudio.com/brewery"> SUM Design Studio based in Portland</a>.

August 25, 2021, 6:02am Business

The former Vancouver Fire Department station near the Main Street Safeway in Vancouver’s Shumway neighborhood will be transformed into a new brewery and taproom called Basalt Brewing. Read story