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Why Does Body Composition Matter?

What weighs more, a pound of fat or a pound of muscle? That’s a trick question because a pound is a pound, so a pound of muscle is the same weight as a pound of fat. The difference is a pound of fat takes up more space in your body and is larger than a […]

A quick rundown on campaign signs

It seems like patches of grass along roads can never be protected from being staked in the proverbial heart by flashy political campaign signs. Candidates vying to become a legislator, sheriff, congressional representative, council chair and so forth are making their presence known. The temporary signs hungrily and persistently try to catch a driver’s gaze […]

Peach and Cucumber Salad

If you want someone to smile, say “peaches”.  It works for photographers, and it will work for you, too, if you’re serving up a dish featuring this enticing blushy fruit. Juicy, sun-ripened peaches are easy to pick right now, whether you do your picking at a roadside stand, U-pick orchard, or your favorite grocery. With […]

Effort to repeal capital gains tax comes to an end

Initiative 1929, an effort by some of Washington’s wealthier residents to repeal the capital gains tax passed by the legislature in 2021, has come to an end. Organizers, which included venture capital and hedge fund executives Matt McIlwain and Brian Heywood, pulled the plug last week. The committee behind I-1929 said they will instead leave […]

Updates list of Class of 2022 college commitments from Southwest Washington

Here is the list of high school Class of 2022 graduatex in the region who have signed to joined college athletic programs. This list will be updated as new signees announce decisions Battle Ground Kelly Monaghan, softball, Eastern Oregon Haylee Newton, softball, Clark College Cady Gruenberg, softball, Eastern Oregon Livingston Gruenberg, softball, Eastern Oregon Emma […]

Quick Bodyweight Workout

Summer months often have us busy with kids, holidays, vacations, camping, and BBQs and many struggle to find the time to get to the gym and maintain their workout routine. No worries and no excuses because there are literally hundreds of exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment whatsoever. Body weight exercise is a […]

Tips to Help Teething Kittens

To ease the discomfort of teething, kittens are notorious for nibbling and chewing, chomping and biting on anything within reach of their tiny paws – including your fingers and toes. Kittens invariably begin to lose their baby teeth at around the age of nine weeks, while their adult teeth won’t have grown in fully until […]

Grilled Cheesy Loaded Potatoes

Celebrate dad’s day with a special dinner. Let him pick the main dish and have his choice of dessert. You fill in the blanks with sides and a really good salad. Whatever else you happen to be cooking, here’s what to serve with it.  Start with a big wedge salad topped with thick, chunky blue […]

Medvigy splits with Bowerman, Rylander on buildable lands report vote

The Clark County Council had a busy day Tuesday, with Councilor Gary Medvigy in the unusual position of voting against his fellow Republicans, Chair Karen Bowerman and Councilor Richard Rylander Jr. Bowerman and Rylander abstained from voting on two proclamations. The first proclamation recognizing June 2022 as Pride Month was passed by Medvigy and Councilors […]

Kent continues to circulate false election fraud theory

On Tucker Carlson Tonight, 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, continued to perpetuate the erroneous conspiracy theory that spurred the violent Jan. 6 Capitol rampage. Kent claimed the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent while on the Fox News program Thursday. Despite comprehensive analyses proving otherwise, Kent continued to back former president Donald Trump’s […]

5 Action Steps to Live Longer!

How would you like to add 14 years to your life? We often don’t think about longevity until we have a health scare or someone close to us is diagnosed with cancer or suffers a heart attack. It is said that ‘when we are young, we will sacrifice our health for wealth and then when […]

Central 2B League softball all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: SOFTBALL Co-MVP: Karlee Von Moos, Adna; Bailey, Elwell, Rainier FIRST TEAM Brooklyn Loose, Adna Alex Cleveland-Barrera, Onalaska Abbie Marcil, Toledo Makinnley Byman, Toutle Lake Dylan Zigler, Onalaska Reigha Niemeyer, Wahkiakum Danika Hallom, Adna Olivia Earsley, Rainier Danie Tupuola, Napavine Kendell Humphrey, Adna Noamia Chavez, Toutle Lake Addison Hall, […]

Central 2B League baseball all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: MVP: Jackson Cox, Toutle Lake FIRST TEAM Noah Imboden, Kalama Caiden Schultz, Toledo Zach Swanson, Toutle Lake Tristan Percival, Adna Connor Cox, Toutle Lake Gavin Parker, Napavine Keaton Fisher, Kalama Ashton Demarest, Napavine Dominic Curl, Wahkiakum Jeremy Larson, Onalaska Dylan Mills, Kalama Geoffrey Glass, Toledo Austin Chapman, Napavine […]

New Spanish Service for The Blind and Disabled in our Community.

Hello to all, Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service has added a 4th audio stream, This Audio/Radio Reading Service which has served our area since 2013, has added as mentioned a NEW audio stream which is on 7/24/365(Some Public Places or places that have a firewall that may block it). This Audio Service(CGR 4-En Espanol)provides […]


Northwest berry season is here! Rows of bright, colorful cartons stuffed with fragrant gems fill the market, each one beckoning you to take some home. Commemorate the summer and preserve some of our spectacular fruit by making Rumtopf, a delicious, boozy German fruit compote traditionally enjoyed during the end-of-the-year holidays. Start right now with berries, […]

Republican congressional debate fervor

Hundreds of people waited outside in the 80-degree weather Tuesday evening to see their favorite candidate. The event, a congressional debate at Vancouver RV Inn Style, spotlighted 3rd Congressional District candidates Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, 17th District Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, Heidi St. John, R-Battle Ground, and Leslie French, R-Camas. Many attendees carried campaign signs or […]

Bootcamps For Health

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and the days are long. That’s a wonderful recipe for getting outdoors for your workouts. We are so fortunate in Clark County to be home to so many parks, trails and outdoor spaces thanks to the Parks Foundation for Clark County.  Ideas For Your Outdoor Workouts Park […]

Hockinson’s Grace Phillips tops 2A Greater St. Helens League girls golf all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches:
MVP: Grace Phillips, Hockinson
Zoe Jouwsma, Woodland
Kati Zillman, Washougal
Harli Witham, R.A. Long
Hailey Saeman, Hockinson
Brooklyn Gaston, Woodland
Kara Conditt, Woodland
Ella He…

Columbia River’s Emma Lungwitz, Grace Rudi and Lauren Dreves tops 2A Greater St. Helens League girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: Singles player of the year: Emma Lungwitz, fr., Columbia River Doubles players of the year: Grace Rudi, sr./Lauren Dreves, so., Columbia River FIRST TEAM Singles Ari Domniti, sr., Columbia River Elisa Moore, sr., Washougal Molly Romanchock, sr., Hockinson Doubles Addie Chappelle, sr./Grace Abbott, sr., Hockinson Evie Wenger, so., […]

2A Greater St. Helens League girls track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by league coaches: FIRST TEAM Emma Fisher, jr., 100, Mark Morris Emma Fisher, jr., 200, Mark Morris Jamie Maas, so., 400, Washougal Jamie Maas, so., 800, Washougal Elle Thomas, so., 1,600, Washougal Elle Thomas, so., 3,200, Washougal Breyelle Box, so., 100H, R.A. Long Ada Owens, sr., 300H, Hudson’s Bay Savea Mansfield, […]

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