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Clark County Life

Debbie Kogan of Portland takes in the beauty at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens while soaking up the sunshine.

Lilac Days are in bloom: Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in Woodland opens for the season

Debbie Kogan of Portland takes in the beauty at Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens while soaking up the sunshine.

April 20, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

The historic Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens opens for the season today and will welcome visitors through Mother’s Day. Read story

Brutal, racist, opportunistic and temperamental, Gen. William S. Harney nearly started a war with Great Britain while he commanded Vancouver Barracks in the years prior to the Civil War.

Clark County history: Gen. Harney, former Vancouver commander, remembered today as a brutal racist

Brutal, racist, opportunistic and temperamental, Gen. William S. Harney nearly started a war with Great Britain while he commanded Vancouver Barracks in the years prior to the Civil War.

April 20, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

In 2016, the Federal Board of Geographic Names voted to rename South Dakota’s highest point, formerly Harney Peak, as Black Elk Peak. The move was part of re-examining Army Gen. William S. Harney’s treatment of Indigenous people while recognizing their original claim to the land. A school, a neighborhood and… Read story

Check It Out: Every day is Earth Day with books

April 20, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

April 22nd is Earth Day, but I have a question: Shouldn’t every day be Earth Day? Our beautiful blue marble is special and unique, and as tenants of this one-of-a-kind planet, we should be tender caretakers. If we don’t do our job, the landlord might force us to relocate to… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Outhouse on the move at bean farm

April 20, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

I was 12 when I got my first job. It was the late 1950s and I got paid for picking beans in Willamette Valley fields after school let out for the summer. Read story

Bikers take a break from the 100-mile Ride Around Clark County loop at the Clark County Fire &amp; Rescue Station 24 in Ridgefield in 2019.

Ride Around Clark County: Annual bike outing returns with four updated routes

Bikers take a break from the 100-mile Ride Around Clark County loop at the Clark County Fire &amp; Rescue Station 24 in Ridgefield in 2019.

April 19, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Living and driving in Clark County may lead you to think you’ve seen the place. But have you ever taken a self-propelled tour of the local landscape on two wheels, not four? Read story

The Native American Parent Association of Southwest Washington has hosted powwows like this 2018 one at Heritage High School in Vancouver for about 20 years.

‘The people are still out there’: Annual powwow celebrates Indigenous cultures at Clark College

The Native American Parent Association of Southwest Washington has hosted powwows like this 2018 one at Heritage High School in Vancouver for about 20 years.

April 19, 2024, 6:04am Clark County Life

An annual gathering that celebrates the various facets of Indigenous cultures through music, dance, art, storytelling and socializing will return this weekend. Read story

Upcycled Fashion Market seeking designers, clothing makers

April 19, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Life

Designers and makers of upcycled clothing are invited to apply to the Upcycled Fashion Market, 5 to 9 p.m. May 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 at the Valiant Ballroom in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Clark County health inspections, April 8-13

April 19, 2024, 5:44am Clark County Life

For more information, call Clark County Public Health at 564-397-8428 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/restaurant-inspection. In the health department’s scoring system, the fewer the points, the better. A perfect score is 0. The worst possible score is 418. An establishment with 100 or more points will be closed. Read story

This week in Clark County history, April 19

April 19, 2024, 5:40am 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