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Deciphering Kitty’s Distinctive Sounds

Did you know that cats are capable of making more than 100 sounds? Did you know that every year veterinary behaviorists discover even more sounds as they attempt to decipher exactly what those sounds and combinations of sounds mean? Curious about the most common sounds that kitties make? Consider the following:   Short mew: Not […]

Previews of Week 3 high school football (with livestream links) in Southwest Washington

Week 3 of high school football: Seton Catholic vs. Tenino When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Tenino HS What: Non-league game Livestream: Facebook Live (free) https://www.facebook.com/sccougarsfootball/ Game notes: Seton Catholic (1-1) fell to Castle Rock 50-16 last week. Elijah Volk rushed for 60 yards and one TD. Lance Stuck caught five passes for 62 yards and one TD. Tenino (0-3) lost […]

Lentz joins state Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz is joining the state Affordable Housing Advisory Board.  Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Lentz to the board as a representative of Washington Association of Counties-Western Washington, according to a news release from the county. The appointment ends Jan. 26, 2025.  The board scopes potential solutions for the state’s need for […]

Making Spring Break Active and Fun During a Pandemic

Kids are out of school for Spring Break soon so it’s important to start planning what you’re going to do with your kids that is fun, active and safe during a global pandemic. It’s going to be different this year but you can still make it memorable! Be proactive and creative to assure your Spring […]

Trump calls out Herrera Beutler by name in CPAC speech

Republicans’ ire with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler apparently goes all the way to the top, at least in the faction of the party that remains aligned with former President Donald Trump. In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, Trump called out Herrera Beutler by name, along with the other Republican members […]

Easy Sheet Pan Salmon

This is where we are now. It’s not just the cooking. It’s the sheer exhaustion of trying to think about what to cook. We’ve dissolved into eating plain crackers. Delving into chips to not do dishes. Skipping meals. And more than once this week, I have peered into my pandemic freezer feeling a little too […]

Clark County Board of Health adds meeting time

The Clark County Board of Health is carving out more meeting time as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.  The board, which consists of the Clark County Council, will meet from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month and 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Until […]

Week 2 high school football games (with livestream links) in Southwest Washington

This week’s games, plus links to livestream each game: Union vs. Camas When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Doc Harris Stadium, Camas What: 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League game Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required) https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/camas-high-school-camas-wa/gam8e9c639cc6 Game notes: This is season opener for both teams. Union is coming off a 6-5 season that ended with 28-21 loss to Lake Stevens in the […]

Democrat to throw his hat into the ring for Congress

A Democrat is planning to join the candidates already gearing up to win the voters of Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022. Brent Hennrich, of Vancouver, told me over the phone on Thursday that he’s “working on all the steps to get things filed,” including submitting the Federal Elections Commission paperwork required to formally declare […]

Taking Your Health and Fitness One Day at a Time

Are the choices you’re making today moving you closer to the results you want tomorrow? There are certain things that those who are successful at achieving their fitness goals do on a regular basis. If you’d like to succeed at improving your health and fitness, try committing to this approach: Find your WHY: You’ve heard […]

The Feral Fix Challenge Challenges Us All

Alley Cat Rescue of Maryland has marked March 3rd as the start of the Feral Fix Challenge, an annual global event that brings together veterinarians and communities throughout the word in an effort to save the lives of feral cats. The Challenge, currently in its 11th year, asks veterinarians to get involved with trap-neuter-return (TNR) […]

Fascinating Facts about Pussycat Paws

Did you know? Cats have dominant paws: While studies differ as to what percentage of cats are right, left or ambidextrous, they all show that our feline friends do indeed have paw preferences, particularly when it involves performing difficult tasks. One Irish study even correlated gender with paw dominance, indicating that males prefer using their […]

Skillet Taco Casserole

Grab a fork, it’s taco night! Beefy, cheesy and delicious this Skillet Taco Casserole is all the fun of tacos in a one dish, easy cleanup casserole. Served with traditional taco toppings alongside, it has happy-crunchy-taco loaded into every bite. No messy fingers here, just everything you love about tacos.  We are all craving the […]

Quick previews of Week 1 football games in Southwest Washington

Stevenson vs. Ilwaco When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Ilwaco High School What: Southwest 2B League game. Livestream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ilwaco-high-school-ilwaco-wa/gama6e6d6cdeb (NFHS feed, requires monthly subscription) Game notes: This is Stevenson’s season opener. The Bulldogs are dropping down to Class 2B after opting up to play as a member of the 1A Trico League in years page. Stevenson […]

Voter turnout in the special election: Meh

Momentum from the Presidential election in November didn’t appear to significantly affect turnout for the special election earlier this month.  Voters in the Feb. 9 election approved both of the Camas School District’s levies and rejected Battle Ground Public Schools’ levy. The election drew a turnout of 39.51 percent among 79,975 eligible voters, according to […]

Thursday (Feb. 18) options for viewing live high school sports in Southwest Washington

High schools are scrambling to provide ways for fans to watch live football, soccer and volleyball games during Season 1, with limitations in place for in-person spectators. Schools like Ridgefield, Hockinson, Woodland, R.A. Long and Stevenson plan to livestream every home game for free via their school’s YouTube channel. Mark Morris has plans to broadcast […]

Dance Into Fitness

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”  – Martha Graham Share, a local shelter that provides housing, food and resources to those in need in our community is hosting a virtual fundraiser on April 23rd. The theme is “There is no business like Share business” and has community leaders producing dances and skits from […]

Herrera Beutler urges Biden to adopt a more ambitious school plan

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, joined the chorus of Republicans at the federal level who are urging President Joe Biden to adopt a more ambitious plan for reopening schools. She criticized the president’s plan for not going far enough to get children back in classrooms, saying that his push to reopen schools one day […]

Chocolate Chip, Banana and Oat Muffins

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day set aside to remind us to do those little things that make the world a better place. Do a good deed, reach out and help someone, or spread kindness in another way. Bake some home made muffins and share with someone who could use a little cheering […]

Social Media Strategy to Target Gen-Alpha

Social media is the way of our future, and companies devote much attention to marketing their products on these platforms. Since social media users are younger, strategies aim to attract Generation Z. However, they are not the youngest generation on the planet. This is Generation Alpha. They are the future spenders of the world economy […]

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