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Clark County Life

Food & Drink: Slow Food Southwest Washington grows

December 13, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Life

Slow Food Southwest Washington is growing and evolving, as evidenced by its annual meeting a couple weeks ago at Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Christmas at the Fort to take flight with a birder’s delight

December 13, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Pamela Gunn feels both joy and anxiety as she walks out her Officers Row door and makes her morning birding rounds at the Fort Vancouver National Site. She loves visiting with feathered friends around the fort, but she’s worried how climate change and site redevelopment will affect their future prospects here. Read story

Columbia Dance, VSO reunite for ‘Nutcracker’ selections

December 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Columbia Dance’s presentation of scenes from Swan Lake was such a hit last year at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert that they have been invited for a return engagement. This time the lithe and elegant dancers will do selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet “The Nutcracker.” Read story

Gardening With Allen: Hybrid plants vigorous, uniform

December 10, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

I see the term hybrid applied to many kinds of plants. What is the significance of this term? I am only familiar with hybrid cars. Read story

Energy Adviser: Consider giving utility gift certificate

December 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

We all have at least one of them in our lives, the person that’s nearly impossible to buy gifts for. Read story

Two Hockinson High School seniors helped substitute teacher buy an electric wheelchair

December 9, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Health

When Musse Barclay moved from Ethiopia to Clark County in 2008 to live with his adopted family, there were growing pains in his new environment. Read story

Check it out: Animal picture books are perfect for cozy reading

December 8, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

It’s time for another picture book roundup for little ones and the young at heart. Short days and long nights make for perfect reading time, so grab a cozy blanket, snuggle up with your loved ones and dream of sugarplums while sharing these delightful stories. Read story

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad on track to recovery

December 8, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Life

CHELATCHIE PRAIRIE — Dangling from a web of heavy chains, the 2,000-gallon water tank looked like a gargantuan horseshoe — the biggest good-luck charm you’ve ever seen — until it swung sideways, revealing its upside-down U-shape to be yards long. It’s almost as long as the locomotive engine it’s been sitting upon and powering across northeastern Clark County. Read story

Everybody Has a Story: Imagining hand in handprint

December 7, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

In spring and summer, the Sonoran Desert can be a formidable challenge for a hiker. The temperature can sometimes soar to 115 to 120 degrees. Shade and water are in short supply. I spent a lot of time on weekends in 1989, when I lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., trying different hiking trails, and I frequently thought about the native American Indians who lived and somehow thrived in this hostile environment. Read story