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Clark County Life

Sugar Spruce Company cookies.

For the holidays, give the gift of good tastes from Clark County

Sugar Spruce Company cookies.

December 18, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

After months of cooking, who couldn’t use something tasty to eat that they didn’t have to make themselves? Here’s a list of five exclusive, locally made items that you can still buy and get to everyone on your list in time for Christmas. Any of the these gifts would not… Read story

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.

Columbia Dance creates video teaser of its Fort Vancouver version of ‘The Nutcracker’

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.

December 17, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

With no stage available this year due to the pandemic, downtown Vancouver’s Columbia Dance company came up with a creative workaround for its local, historical version of “The Nutrcracker”: the ideal backdrop, Fort Vancouver itself. Read story

Director Josh Murry-Hawkins and Autumn Andersen in harmonious pairing as the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Riverside Performing Arts' video, "A Tale of the Nutcracker." (Julie G Photography)

Clark County’s Riverside Performing Arts rushes to film ‘Nutcracker’

Director Josh Murry-Hawkins and Autumn Andersen in harmonious pairing as the Cavalier and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Riverside Performing Arts' video, "A Tale of the Nutcracker." (Julie G Photography)

December 17, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Precious few nuts are cracking in Clark County this holiday season. Some dance companies were getting ready to record and stream video versions of “The Nutcracker,” the classic Christmas ballet, when the coronavirus pandemic started spiking again in Washington and all across the nation. Tighter restrictions on fitness and training… Read story

Clark County health inspections, Dec. 7-14

December 16, 2020, 12:39pm 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

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

Three recipes that make canned veg taste pretty OK

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

December 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

While canned vegetables are no one’s culinary darlings, they are perhaps undeserving of their unglamorous reputation. Many people would just as soon leave them on the grocery store shelves or shove them to the back of the pantry, reserved for a nuclear apocalypse, after all the fresh vegetables have been… Read story

A Juno space probe passed below Jupiter and took this photograph of the giant planet's cloud bands on April 10. Jupiter and Saturn are having a Great Conjunction.

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn comes to Clark County skies

A Juno space probe passed below Jupiter and took this photograph of the giant planet's cloud bands on April 10. Jupiter and Saturn are having a Great Conjunction.

December 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

When gigantic Jupiter overtakes gorgeous Saturn in the night sky, astronomers call it a Great Conjunction. In the coming days, starting at about 45 minutes after sunset, you should be able to catch the action in the southwestern sky as the two largest planets come within kissing distance. Read story

A Hidden Brickyard crew pauses for this undated photo.

Clark County History: Brickmaking in Clark County

A Hidden Brickyard crew pauses for this undated photo.

December 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Bricks, the oldest of handmade building materials, date back 9,000 years. But in Clark County, only to about 1846, when the Hudson Bay Company fabricated the area’s first bricks near today’s Amtrak station. The shallow clay was easy to dig, and laborers dried the bricks close by. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Students answer call of the wild

December 13, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The average lifespan of a grizzly bear is just under 25 years. About two grizzly lifetimes ago, I shepherded my Literature of the Wilderness class of about a dozen college students on a camping trip into Yellowstone Park. Read story

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

Clark County families make spirits bright with dazzling holiday displays

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

December 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

If there’s one thing we can count on, even in 2020, it’s the joy created by a festive light display. Clark County residents, sensing the need for extra cheer, have pulled out all the stops on their holiday houses. The lights are on. The plastic reindeer are hitched to Santa’s… Read story

Check It Out: Sweet reads for National Cocoa Day

December 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Today is National Cocoa Day — sweet! Chocolate really does make everything better, so I’m tickled that even in 2020, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year, I can celebrate something good and delicious. Read story