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Hummingbirds born in resident’s wind spinner

June 20, 2020, 6:00am Community

DULUTH — Ridgefield resident Steven Heer was excited to see that a hummingbird built a nest in the outdoor wind spinner that hangs on his deck. Read story

Security officer Stephen Henderson, center, wears a mask and gloves as he keeps an eye on the reopening while a thermometer, right, measures the temperature of guests at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

OSHA sends workplace safety notice of allegations to ilani

Security officer Stephen Henderson, center, wears a mask and gloves as he keeps an eye on the reopening while a thermometer, right, measures the temperature of guests at ilani Casino Resort on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020.

June 18, 2020, 7:16pm Business

Days after ilani confirmed a case of COVID-19 in an employee, the casino west of La Center received notice from the state of worker allegations over safety measures to protect employees from coronavirus. Read story

A sandhill crane family has been nesting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Project leader Eric Anderson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took this photo of one of the cranes on its nest.

Sandhill cranes make special delivery at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

A sandhill crane family has been nesting at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Project leader Eric Anderson of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took this photo of one of the cranes on its nest.

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

There’s a truly rare event now underway at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and staff there do not want you to come see. Read story

No. 7 hole at The Cedars on Salmon Creek and our first hole of the Dream 18.

The Dream 18: Best of Southwest Washington golf holes

No. 7 hole at The Cedars on Salmon Creek and our first hole of the Dream 18.

June 13, 2020, 8:05pm Clark County Sports

Golf courses have been one of the few places of solace in these times of pandemic. While parks, gyms and movie theaters have shuttered, courses throughout Southwest Washington have been thriving. Read story

Ridgefield to pay $3.8M for new home of public works staff

June 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

The city of Ridgefield will purchase property for $3.8 million to house its Public Works Department. Read story

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Clark County adds eight new COVID-19 cases

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June 12, 2020, 1:14pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed eight new novel coronavirus cases Friday afternoon. None of the cases are linked to outbreaks at Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver, or Pacific Crest Building Supply in Ridgefield. Read story

Log some miles for the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge at Lacamas Lake Regional Park, where a few Camas lilies might still be blooming.

Ridgefield’s 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge calls to walkers, runners, bikers and paddlers

Log some miles for the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge at Lacamas Lake Regional Park, where a few Camas lilies might still be blooming.

June 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

Saturday was National Trails Day, and the city of Ridgefield celebrated by launching the 100 Miles in 100 Days challenge, encouraging people across Clark County to walk, run, hike, bike or paddle 100 miles between now and Sept. 14. Read story

Protesters line Pioneer Street in Ridgefield on Wednesday in the wake of George Floyd's death and to call for social change.

Peaceful protest roused by George Floyd’s death draws hundreds in Ridgefield

Protesters line Pioneer Street in Ridgefield on Wednesday in the wake of George Floyd's death and to call for social change.

June 4, 2020, 6:43pm Clark County News

Susan Yaddof, a mixed-race woman of white and Asian descent, had darker skin than most of her classmates while growing up in Ridgefield. Yaddof, now 56 and still living in the small city, said she wants to remind the vast majority of her neighbors of the privilege that accompanies whiteness. Read story

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

Working in Clark County: Garrett Wellman, foreman landscaper, Woody’s Custom Landscaping

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

May 30, 2020, 5:04am Business

What started out as a summer gig when he was 16 has turned into a full-time career for Garrett Wellman, now 21. Read story

Samantha Zeiner of the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge walks through her family's acreage between Ridgefield and Battle Ground while demonstrating how she records a virtual birding walk. The refuge is closed to visitors, so Zeiner streams her own live birding walk from this site, which is also on the Pacific Flyway and popular with avian visitors.

Ridgefield woman records, virtually shares birdsongs from family farm

Samantha Zeiner of the Friends of Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge walks through her family's acreage between Ridgefield and Battle Ground while demonstrating how she records a virtual birding walk. The refuge is closed to visitors, so Zeiner streams her own live birding walk from this site, which is also on the Pacific Flyway and popular with avian visitors.

May 26, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD -- Samantha Zeiner wasn't a real birder until coronavirus locked down her life. Now Zeiner goes on a rural birding walk early every Tuesday morning without leaving her home turf, and streams her journey for folks who wish they could go too. Read story