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Clark County Life

The Longest Night service at St. John Lutheran Church on Dec. 21 is aimed to offer comfort to anyone who is grieving or sad.

Vancouver church’s ‘Longest Night’ service offers solace on the solstice

The Longest Night service at St. John Lutheran Church on Dec. 21 is aimed to offer comfort to anyone who is grieving or sad.

December 18, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

It’s not the most wonderful time of the year, at least not for Clark County residents who are grieving the absence of parents, children and friends. Seasonal sadness could also stem from the loss of a home, job and financial stability, the loss of mobility due to disease or chronic… Read story

Maryam Azizpour offers support for her daughter, Murwarid Azizpour, as she navigates the locker area at Oaks Park Roller Rink in Portland on Nov. 20.

An eventful, uneasy anniversary for Afghan refugee family in Hazel Dell

Maryam Azizpour offers support for her daughter, Murwarid Azizpour, as she navigates the locker area at Oaks Park Roller Rink in Portland on Nov. 20.

December 18, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

One morning in October, Maryam Azizpour drove over the Interstate 5 Bridge into Portland before dawn, steeling herself for an asylum interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Read story

Bob Prinz of Vancouver prepares an 1840s-inspired Christmas dinner. Prinz and fellow volunteers prepared seven courses for the Fort Vancouver meal.

The old ways on display at Fort Vancouver

Bob Prinz of Vancouver prepares an 1840s-inspired Christmas dinner. Prinz and fellow volunteers prepared seven courses for the Fort Vancouver meal.

December 17, 2022, 8:30pm Clark County Life

Donned in 19th-century frontier garb, Sharon Martin stood in the dark kitchen at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday morning. Guests to the fort’s annual Heritage Holiday event surrounded her, peppering her with questions about the food in front of her. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Use quality potting soil on plants

December 17, 2022, 6:31am Clark County Life

I replanted several of my indoor plants a month ago into larger pots and there is almost no new growth. I used a cheaper unfamiliar potting soil. Do you think that could be the problem? Should I replant them using better soil? Read story

Energy Adviser: Utility plans for winter outages

December 17, 2022, 6:29am Clark County Life

When winter storms roll through Clark County, they usually send branches and even whole trees down onto power lines and leave whole neighborhoods in the dark—until the response kicks into gear. Read story

No. 1 plate at Chalita's Tamales.

Clark County’s hot tamale spots get you in a festive mood

No. 1 plate at Chalita's Tamales.

December 16, 2022, 6:06am Clark County Life

Tamales are often associated with Christmas for good reason. They’re warm and comforting. You can take them to a gathering and create an elaborate platter with salsas, crema, cheeses, guacamole, pico de gallo, beans and rice. Or you can simply peel one open by yourself and let the earthy smell… Read story

Clark County health inspections, Dec. 7-13

December 16, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

Ambiance Tan Espresso Spa, 10800 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver — 0 C’est La Vie-Soiree Supper Club and Catering, 1307 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver — 35 Gustav’s, 1705 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver — 0 Muchas Gracias Mexican Food, 3300 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver — 39… Read story

This week in Clark County history

December 16, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

100 years ago Read story

Rabbi Shmulik Greenberg lights the Menorah to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah at a Drive-In Grand Menorah Lighting in a parking lot across the street from the Clark County Historical Museum on Thursday night, Dec. 10, 2020.
Second Chance Companions is in need of more community volunteers to help foster cats and kittens.

Second Chance Companions seeks help after tragic fire

Second Chance Companions is in need of more community volunteers to help foster cats and kittens.

December 15, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

Following a devastating fire at the home of one of its main volunteers, local animal foster and adoption nonprofit Second Chance Companions is looking for community support, through donations and more volunteers, to get back on its feet. Read story