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The year 2020 has been a record-breaking year for pet adoptions. With more people at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, many are looking for companion pets to spend time with, and local no-kill cat … more
Christmastime and the celebrations that surround it are full of good times and cheer. Families and friends enjoy time together, sharing gifts packed in plastic and wrapped in paper under a tree full … more
With the 2020-21 school year looking different for many schools in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Area, the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has developed a new virtual field trip program to … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Rotary Club of Three Creeks donated 50 brand new stuffed animals to the foundation for children at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Salmon Creek. The foundation works with … more
Two local nonprofits teamed up this year to bring a little extra holiday cheer to Clark County seniors. For the last two years, volunteers with the Repair Clark County program have been sewing … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, United States Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Katie Porter, D-California, introduced the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination … more
On Monday, Dec. 7, local nonprofit Community Home Health and Hospice (CHHH) announced the hiring of Cathy Sandoval as its new outreach director.  Sandoval’s first day at the organization was … more
It’s normal for people to have occasional acid reflux, particularly as they age. That awful burning when stomach acid flows up the esophagus is uncomfortable but not a problem if it occurs only … more
I am a Deodar Cedar and my scientific name is “Cedrus deodora.” I am about 150 years old. My history is a little sketchy, but I may have been carried to the USA as a seedling, about 1880. This … more
It’s not difficult to miss the crusty, gray colored growths that are now seen on many of our deciduous trees and shrubs. These growths are actually primitive plants called lichens. Some even … more
As remote learning is in full swing throughout Battle Ground Public Schools, maintenance and operations crews in the district have been completing multiple projects paid for through levy funds. Part … more
On Tuesday, Dec. 8, officials of the Ridgefield School District recognized one employee of the month and six students of the month at the regular board of directors meeting.  Peggy Horne, a first … more
Local nonprofit Meals on Wheels People has continued to make 8,000 meals a day throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit meal program for seniors saw an increase of about 3,000 meals a day (up … more
Family caregivers hear the same lecture over and over: “You must stay connected to others or else you’ll become isolated and depressed.” But, even under the best conditions, it is never easy … more
The Clark County Commission on Aging is set to hear from local services providers about the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of older adults at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The commission … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Ridgefield School District announced that View Ridge Middle School seventh grader Amelia Natterstad is the first-place winner in the 2020 Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting … more
Local no-kill cat shelter Furry Friends recently added a volunteer to its team, which provides medical exams, medications and more to over 300 local cats each year. Brandi Towner is the newest member … more
Vancouver-based nonprofit Columbia Springs and its Repair Clark County program are hosting an online lamp repair workshop where people can learn the basics of fixing a lamp and how to diagnose … more
Middle and high school students in Woodland Public Schools performed their fall festival band concerts from a safe and social distance last week. The students and staff voted to take a new approach … more
Kimberly Miller, a first-grade teacher at North Fork Elementary School, recently took her students on a virtual field trip to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon. The virtual field … more
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