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Clark County Life

Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair moves online

May 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Lots of time at home means lots of time noticing what might be improved. With many normal recreational activities off-limits for the time being, home improvement has become a new kind of entertainment. Read story

Energy Adviser: Track energy usage and save

May 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Anyone who’s paid a utility bill knows that they tend to rise and fall as the seasons change — even if our lifestyles and personal preferences don’t. Read story

Gardening With Allen: Raise mower height for healthy lawn

May 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

What is the best height to mow my lawn this time of year — 2, 2 1/2 or 3 inches? I have someone mow my lawn now and the last time he mowed it too short. Read story

Plant salad greens, radishes for quick, satisfying harvest

May 16, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Life

In an anxious time, yet one that has managed to coincide with the beauty and hopefulness of spring, gardeners find it natural to take comfort in the scent and texture of soil. The gratification of eating something you have grown is a basic human experience that many people are craving right now. But we need our comfort fast! How to get to that gratification quickest? In a word; salad. Read story

VANtalks would like to hear how you’re doing

May 15, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Life

If there was ever a time for outside-the-box thinking, it must be now — this era of isolation, uncertainty and feeling distinctly boxed in. Read story

Clark County retailers reframe sales amid pandemic

May 14, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

Before the pandemic, recreational shopping in local boutiques offered a chance to chat with business owners and enjoy the retail ambiance they created. Those simple pleasures became impossible when retailers closed their doors for public safety in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home orders. Read story

Clark County health inspections, May 4-11

May 13, 2020, 1:50pm Clark County Life

Health inspections for May4-11 Read story

Vancouver woman’s plan to walk Camino de Santiago trail upended by virus

May 12, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

Peggy McCarthy’s pilgrimage never really began, and never really ended. Even while walking on the familiar Salmon Creek Greenway Trail, checking on baby turtles and eagles along the way, she recites Buddhist chants of gratitude and sees every step as part of a spiritual journey. Read story

For Mother’s Day, Columbian readers share words of wisdom from mom

May 10, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

When The Columbian asked readers to share favorite advice from their moms, Debby Gage thought of all she learned from her mother. Read story

Check It Out: E-book offerings make cooking, eating at home easy

May 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

Remember all of those deep thoughts I had last week? Some of those deep thoughts are centered around food. Part of the reason I have become a little food-obsessed is that I can’t dine-in at my favorite restaurants. The takeout and delivery options are most appreciated during the pandemic, but I miss the simple act of sitting down in a restaurant, enjoying the food and the ambiance. I’m sure I… Read story