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Clark County Life

Clark County health inspections, Aug. 3-10

August 11, 2020, 12:16pm 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

Emerald ash borer

Stomp out bad bugs before they get Clark County trees

Emerald ash borer

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Careful testing, strict containment and a coordinated, unified response are necessary if we’re going to fight off a looming public health threat — to trees. Read story

The S.S. Kineo was a wooden cargo ship launched at the Standifer Wood Shipyard in 1918 during World War I. Near today's Port of Vancouver, the city's first shipyard launched 450 wooden ships before it changed to building steel cargo ships and tankers.

Clark County History: S.S. Kineo at the Port of Vancouver

The S.S. Kineo was a wooden cargo ship launched at the Standifer Wood Shipyard in 1918 during World War I. Near today's Port of Vancouver, the city's first shipyard launched 450 wooden ships before it changed to building steel cargo ships and tankers.

August 9, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Vancouver voters overwhelmingly approved creating a port district along the Columbia River in 1912. Five years later, as the United States entered World War I, pressure mounted to build more ships to make up for the merchant and military shortage. In 1918, voters approved a second bond turning 52 swampy acres east of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway bridge across the Columbia near the infant Port of Vancouver for… Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Prize pizza was fairly terrible

August 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

I grew up in a small farming community in southern Illinois, where all the boys belonged to the Future Farmers of America and joined the boys’ 4-H Club to raise chickens, calves, and pigs. All the girls belonged to the Future Homemakers of America and joined the girls’ 4-H Club to learn cooking and sewing. All my girlfriends were in 4-H and so, even though I had little interest in… Read story

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

Vancouver teen a boy in Girl Scouts

Casey Ellson, 16, is pictured at his home in Vancouver on July 31, 2020. Ellson came out to his mom as gender fluid and non-binary in 6th grade, and shortly after he said he came out as transgender, identifying as he/him. Ellson grew up in Girl Scouts, and after he came out as transgender and began his transition he knew he still wanted to remain a Girl Scout.

August 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

A teenager in a YouTube video waits for the off-screen interviewer, Casey Ellson, to start asking questions. Read story

Check It Out: Intriguing titles to add to your reading list

August 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

I am doing a happy dance right now because today is National Book Lovers Day. If that isn’t right up my book shelf, I don’t know what is. I truly enjoy writing about books I’ve read and sparking (I hope) interest in other readers of all ages. But I also get excited about books I haven’t read yet either because I haven’t had time or because the titles are not… Read story

Gardening with Allen: Restore lower leaf growth by pruning from middle to top

August 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

My hedge is starting to lose its leaves on the lower branches. Is there something I can do to restore full lower leaf growth? Read story

Energy Adviser: Keep indoor air healthy

August 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Rising building standards along with advancing technology and construction practices have made the average home progressively more airtight in recent decades. Read story

Sun filters through the branches of the Old Apple Tree in 2001. The Clark County History Museum is hosting an online memorial service of sorts for the tree, which died in June at 194 years old.

Remembering Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree

Sun filters through the branches of the Old Apple Tree in 2001. The Clark County History Museum is hosting an online memorial service of sorts for the tree, which died in June at 194 years old.

August 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Perhaps you feel an emotional need to mark the recent death of the Old Apple Tree, a Vancouver landmark. Or maybe you just want to find out why the gnarled tree was such a big deal. Read story

The sidewalk near the Weiner Wagon in Vancouver points the way to hot dogs. The art is by Maria Perez.

How will we fare with no Clark County Fair food?

The sidewalk near the Weiner Wagon in Vancouver points the way to hot dogs. The art is by Maria Perez.

August 7, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

If not for the coronavirus pandemic, this would have been the opening day of the Clark County Fair. Hopefully, this time next year, we’ll be chomping on corn cobs and burgers and washing it all down with a fresh berry shakes from the Clark County Dairy Women booth. Read story