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Clark County Life

Everybody Has a Story: Truckers lead way after ’80 blast

May 24, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

It was May 18, 1980, and I received a phone call from my husband, Cecil, a merchant mariner captain who had been at sea for about four months and was returning to his home port in Seattle. He liked me to meet his ship at the dock whenever he returned, and we’d celebrate his homecoming with a mini-vacation. Read story

Check It Out: Animal books inspire, delight

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

I recently discovered a television show on The Animal Planet channel called “The Zoo.” Read story

Gardening With Allen: Plethora of procedures to prevent pest problems

May 23, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

Last year I had maggots in my radishes, worms in my broccoli and aphids and black spot on my roses. Is there a way to prevent these and other pest problems? Read story

Energy Adviser: Consider property attributes in landscaping

May 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Landscaping adds vivacity and eye-catching dimension to just about any property. But the benefits go even further when landscaping is done with native plants. Read story

Let Market Fresh Finds help you shop amid new normal

May 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

The emerging warmer weather and the opening of farm stands and farmers markets is a sign of hope for me during this COVID-19 pandemic. With so many uncertainties this year, I am looking forward to the relatively predictable rhythm of the market season — spring asparagus, summer berries, late summer tomatoes and pumpkins in the fall. Read story

Downtown Vancouver marquee messages go viral

May 21, 2020, 6:21am Clark County Life

There’s a fine art to writing in jumbo letters. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 11-18

May 20, 2020, 1:08pm Clark County Life

Name Address Total Point Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 13006 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver 0 Arby’s 7117 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver 10 Arby’s 221 N.E. 104th Ave., Vancouver 5 Battle Ground High School, cafeteria 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground 0 Black Bear Diner 1505 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver… Read story

Clark County choirs confront COVID-19

May 19, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Local choir directors see little choice but to wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s no longer safe for singers to stand in close formation and powerfully belt out their breath. Read story

DNA tests reveal secrets lurking amid family backstories

May 18, 2020, 12:07pm Clark County Life

A curious lack of Collins family resemblance always bugged Alice Collins Plebuch. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Digging into volcanic history

May 17, 2020, 5:59am Clark County Life

In the summer of 1979 I was working as an equipment operator for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest road maintenance department, based out of the Willard Forest Engineering Work Center. Read story