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Clark County Life

Energy Advisor: Get home ready for warmer weather

May 28, 2022, 6:35am Clark County Life

The pleasant weather of spring is ideal for preparing your home to be more energy efficient during the hot summer months ahead. Read story

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist.

Gardening with Allen: April snowstorm reminds us to prune trees

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist.

May 28, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Could you do a column about keeping trees pruned for health and safety? After the April snow damaged trees, my husband and I went around picking up broken branches for our neighbors. We need to know what else needs to be done. Read story

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective in Vancouver features Detroit-style pizza like the Quattro Cheesey pizza, foreground, and Towering Trees pizza, background, pictured with a glass of Papyrus Iris hazy IPA and antipasto salad.

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective brings a slice of Detroit-style pizza to Vancouver

Ruse Brewing Crust Collective in Vancouver features Detroit-style pizza like the Quattro Cheesey pizza, foreground, and Towering Trees pizza, background, pictured with a glass of Papyrus Iris hazy IPA and antipasto salad.

May 27, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Detroit pizza hasn’t taken off in Vancouver as it has in Portland. Many locals haven’t discovered the greatness of these rectangular pan pies with cheese-laced crusts that form as cubes of high-fat Wisconsin brick cheese melt down the sides of a hot metal pan. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 17-24

May 27, 2022, 6:02am 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

David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris as "Liberace & Liza: A Tribute."

Arts nonprofit says Clark County needs new concert venue

David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris as "Liberace & Liza: A Tribute."

May 26, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Fans of shameless razzle-dazzle can catch a live tribute to a couple of great stage entertainers Wednesday at downtown Vancouver’s Kiggins Theatre. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Ridgefield’s outdoor challenge open to all

May 26, 2022, 5:27am Clark County Life

Ridgefield’s 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge inspires people to get moving, get outside and enjoy our region’s natural beauty. Participants are encouraged to complete 100 miles of outdoor walking, running, hiking, paddling or biking in the 100 days between June 4 and Sept. 12. Anyone can participate, taking advantage… Read story

With chickpeas, tuna, feta, carrots, pickled beans and artichokes hearts, this salad has something for everyone.

Transform can of chickpeas into lunch

With chickpeas, tuna, feta, carrots, pickled beans and artichokes hearts, this salad has something for everyone.

May 25, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

What’s for lunch? It’s an oft-asked question in our house. Sometimes it’s my husband or my daughter inquiring about the noonday meal. Sometimes it’s just me asking myself. About half the time, lunch is leftovers from dinner the night before. The other half of the time, it’s what our family… Read story

Kelsey Hood of Pied Piper Pizza, left, takes a call as assistant manager Misty Sadlier serves up fresh pizza on Thursday afternoon.

East Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza plays a new verse

Kelsey Hood of Pied Piper Pizza, left, takes a call as assistant manager Misty Sadlier serves up fresh pizza on Thursday afternoon.

May 23, 2022, 6:02am Business

After 50-plus years of providing Vancouverites a place to eat pizza, play video games and celebrate in their banquet rooms, Ray and Cheryl Eggert have sold their business, Pied Piper Pizza. Read story

"I love my kids," said prizewinning music educator Greg McKelvey, here directing the Advanced Jazz Band at Battle Ground High School.

Music educator strikes a chord in Battle Ground

"I love my kids," said prizewinning music educator Greg McKelvey, here directing the Advanced Jazz Band at Battle Ground High School.

May 22, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Greg McKelvey was skeptical when he interviewed for a job teaching music in this rural Clark County town in the mid-1990s. You didn’t have to hunt to find Confederate emblems on cars in the high school parking lot, he said. Read story