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Visitors to the 2019 Washougal Art Festival browse the wares at a booth. This year's festival is Saturday in Reflection Plaza.

Washougal Art Festival returns in person to Reflection Plaza on Saturday

Visitors to the 2019 Washougal Art Festival browse the wares at a booth. This year's festival is Saturday in Reflection Plaza.

August 12, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

After going virtual last year due to the pandemic, the Washougal Art Festival is back in person on Saturday. Read story

Alivia Pietrzykowski, 8, jumps for joy after winning a giant stuffed dog during a carnival on Saturday at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The carnival will run through Aug. 15 and is open until 11 p.m. each night.
This rich frozen dessert has a cookie crust with a date-and-nut layer sandwiched between layers of vanilla ice cream.

Make a Date with Ice Cream Pie

This rich frozen dessert has a cookie crust with a date-and-nut layer sandwiched between layers of vanilla ice cream.

August 11, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

One of my very favorite things in the world is to not follow directions — or more specifically, skim through the directions and then ignore whatever steps seem tedious or unnecessary, and then use the remaining steps as inspiration for embellishment. Read story

Crown Park concert rescheduled to Aug. 17

August 10, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Thursday’s concert featuring Dancehall Days has been rescheduled due to the forecast of extreme heat this week, according to the city of Camas. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: She’s now one of the pack

August 8, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

On March 13, 2020, I was substitute teaching at Covington Middle School when Gov. Jay Inslee announced school was closed for the rest of the year due to the pandemic. Read story

Payton May, right, crowns Marcelle LeBlanc of Alabama as Miss America?s Outstanding Teen 2022.

Skyview grad ends reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Payton May, right, crowns Marcelle LeBlanc of Alabama as Miss America?s Outstanding Teen 2022.

August 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Skyview High School graduate Payton May recently ended her long reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Read story

Swimmers play on a floating log at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

Check out ‘wild swimming’ at four Clark County swimming holes

Swimmers play on a floating log at Battle Ground Lake State Park.

August 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

There’s a moment at the start of each summer when I fully immerse myself in water at one of my favorite swimming holes. I feel such utter joy that it makes me laugh out loud. It’s a sensation that’s like being embraced and set free all at once. Read story

President Franklin D. Roosevelt quietly visited West Coast facilities contributing to the war effort in late 1942. He's shown in the convertible driving through the plant on the passenger's side with his arm resting on the door. He wanted to check on the status of manufacturing and aluminum critical to the war effort. In the left foreground is the crane used to lift huge vats. In the center is the lip of one of the used to hold molten aluminum. The men facing the crowd are likely Secret Service men protecting the president.

Clark County History: Alcoa and FDR

President Franklin D. Roosevelt quietly visited West Coast facilities contributing to the war effort in late 1942. He's shown in the convertible driving through the plant on the passenger's side with his arm resting on the door. He wanted to check on the status of manufacturing and aluminum critical to the war effort. In the left foreground is the crane used to lift huge vats. In the center is the lip of one of the used to hold molten aluminum. The men facing the crowd are likely Secret Service men protecting the president.

August 8, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Just before Christmas 1939, Alcoa announced the construction of an aluminum plant, the first in the West, in the lowlands near the Port of Vancouver on the Columbia River. Up the river two years earlier, Bonneville Dam turbines began cranking out cheap hydropower. The matching of the two wasn’t happenstance.… Read story

Gardening with Allen: Removing dead flowers can increase blooms, appearance

August 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

I have a neighbor who removes the dead flowers from all of her plants. She says it makes them bloom more. Does that really make plants bloom more? Read story

Energy Adviser: Dispatch office is Clark Public Utilities’ hub

August 7, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Clark Public Utilities works hard to keep outages few and far between, and as short as possible when they happen. Read story