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McClintock named to House budget committee

State Rep. Stephanie McClintock, R-Vancouver, was recently appointed as the new assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee. McClintock, who serves as an 18th District representative, was elected to […]

Shrimp Stir-Fry Foil Packets 

School is almost out, but it’s not too early to start having a little fun. These Shrimp Stir-Fry Foil Packets are fun to make and fun to eat. Best of […]

Perez under fire for failing to pay property taxes on auto shop

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, came under fire last week when The Oregonian reported she and her husband had not yet paid last year’s property taxes on their auto […]

Fascia Fitness

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds and supports every muscle, organ, blood vessel, bone, and nerve cell. When your fascia is healthy, it is smooth and stretches with you as […]


UPDATE of what CGR is and the function of this very unique audio service: I forgot the stats: CGR NWAIS Radio Offers programming for The Blind and such in over 40 languages. CGR programming […]

Maddie Milhorn, Rylee Rehbein top 4A Greater St. Helens League softball all-league team

All-league team as selected by the league and submitted for publication: Co-players of the year: Maddie Milhorn, so., Skyview; Rylee Rehbein, sr., Battle Ground. Pitcher of the year: Maddie Milhorn, so., Skyview FIRST […]

Sam Soto of Seton Catholic tops Trico League boys soccer all-league team

All-league team as selected by the league and submitted for publication: Player of the year: Sam Soto, so., Seton Catholic Offensive player of the year: Luke Gomes, so., King's Way Christian Defensive player […]

Radio for The Blind, Disabled and Veterans!

CGR Radio is the ONLY full time on line audio radio network in the NW WITH 5 streams such as: CGR 1 With Newspaper/Magazine and book readings, Nostalgia/OTR plus programming from […]

Clark County Senior All-Star Baseball series will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at RORC

The 45th annual Clark County Senior All-Star Baseball event will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center. The event features high school senior baseball players split […]

Camas’ Hailey Kerker, Taryn Kerker, Fiona Zou top 4A Greater St. Helens League girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by league and submitted for publication. Singles player of the year: Hailey Kerker, Camas Doubles team of the year: Taryn Kerker/Fiona Zou, Camas FIRST TEAM Singles Joy Young, Camas Yvonne Yin, Camas Lana […]

Annika Yeh of Mountain View tops 3A Greater St. Helens League girls golf all-league team

All-league team as selected by league and submitted for publication. Player of the year: Annika Yeh, Mountain View FIRST TEAM Jocie Snyder, Evergreen Maddy Moore, Prairie Lucia Hill, Prairie Camryn Perry, Mountain View Kahlia Holmes, Mountain View SECOND […]

Jasmine Lee of Camas tops 4A Greater St. Helens League girls golf all-league team

All-league team as selected by league and submitted for publication. Player of the year: Jacinda Lee, Camas FIRST TEAM Jade Gruher, Union Jasmine Chen, Camas Susannah Gillespie, Camas Ella Kim, Camas Rachel Renick, Camas SECOND TEAM Morgan Schlesinger, Camas; […]

“Willie The Legend” Country Radio Returns!

CGR Radio has brought back "Willie The Legend Radio" Country to stream #4 to the CGR Radio line up...due to a high demand from our Blind, Visually Impaired, Disabled and […]

Eye Popping Facts about Feline Ears!

Imagine two movable satellite dishes capable of swiveling, capturing and amplifying sound! Now, imagine them in miniature. This is the purr-fect description of a cat’s most impressive and extraordinarily designed […]

Hot Honey Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet Chili Sauce

Grilling season is here. Time to lean in to the heat. With a whole season ahead, you need an easy and affordable recipe you can use all summer long. Grilling […]

Bipartisan support cleared the way for bills in 2023 legislative session

It may come as a surprise to some, but an overwhelming majority of bills passed during Washington’s 2023 legislative session did so with at least some level of bipartisan support. A […]

Clark County, Cowlitz County Republican parties endorse Kent

This week, the Cowlitz County Republican Party and Clark County Republican Party endorsed Joe Kent for next year’s election to lead the 3rd Congressional District. Kent, who narrowly lost to U.S. […]

Phases of Learning a New Fitness Skill

When learning a new exercise, activity, or fitness skill, it’s helpful to understand the stages of learning. Unconsciously Incompetent When you’re a beginner, often you don’t possess the kinesthetic awareness that enables […]

Elsa Bice, Brynn DeSantis, Lexi Frost top 3A Greater St. Helens League girls tennis all-league team

All-league team as selected by the league and submitted for publication: Singles player of the year: Elsa Bice, Prairie Doubles team of the year: Brynn DeSantis/Lexi Frost, Mountain View FIRST TEAM Singles Susan Hong, Mountain […]

Links to 2023 spring all-league teams in Southwest Washington

Links to spring 2023 all-league teams for the 4A, 3A, 2A Greater St. Helens Leagues and the 1A Trico League. The Columbian will publish these all-league teams in print when […]

2023 2A Greater St. Helens League girls track and field all-league team

All-league team as selected by the league submitted for publication: FIRST TEAM McKenna Calkins, fr., 100, Ridgefield McKenna Calkins, fr., 200, Ridgefield Jamie Maas, jr., 400, Washougal Sydnee Boothby, sr., 800, Washougal Sydnee Boothby, sr., 1600, […]

2023 2A Greater St. Helens League boys track all-league team

All-league team as selected by the league submitted for publication: FIRST TEAM Revac Banfield, so., 100, Columbia River Revac Banfield, so., 200, Columbia River Brandon Nguyen, so., 200, Ridgefield Adam Williams, jr., 400, Hudson's Bay Timothy […]

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Roasted Grapes and Healthy Grain Salad

Look out summer, here we come! I can’t wait to get my hands on all the hot dogs, hamburgers, and sticky barbecued anything that I can get. Flame-broiled excitement and […]

Perez votes to invest in law enforcement during National Police Week

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania last week introduced a bill that would invest in small police departments in Southwest Washington and voted in favor of a bill to honor […]

10 Tips to Manage Menopause

Women in their 40s and 50s can often experience weight gain, muscle loss, hot flashes, insomnia, bone loss, fatigue, emotional swings among many other symptoms. The average age of menopause […]

Kitties and Headbutts

Most cat owners are happily familiar with the warm and fuzzy feeling of being headbutted or “bunted” by their favorite felines. But have you ever wondered what’s behind that ever-so-famous […]

Green Goddess Crunch Sandwich

  If the recent spate of warmer than usual weather has inspired you to find a floppy hat and swap shoes for sandals, you’ve got the right idea. Despite what it […]

County council adding meetings to monthly calendar

The Clark County Council will be adding more meetings to its schedule each month in hopes of making its meetings shorter. The council made the decision to add one to […]

Perez introduces broadband improvement bill

In March and April, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, hosted various public meetings in Southwest Washington to discuss broadband access in the area. Fast forward to earlier this week, when Perez […]

15 Simple Daily Actions to Dramatically Improve Your Health

Most people despise exercise, find it a chore and struggle sticking with it. Here are 15 simple things you could do everyday that will dramatically improve your health without exercising: 1 […]

NOW two Spanish Radio feeds for the blind and disabled in Clark County.

CGR Radio for The Blind and Disabled(the only full time on line audio)in The NW for the blind and disabled(with 5 streams)NOW offers 2 full time feeds for the Spanish […]

Italian Stuffed Artichokes

  Dear Mom, I miss you. I miss your wit, I miss your wisdom, and I wholeheartedly miss just having you here. I miss buying you flowers and I really miss […]

Council debates school capital facilities plans

What’s at the heart of local schools’ declining enrollment? Enrollment data released last October showed that county schools are still struggling to recoup from losses experienced since the onset of […]

Herrera Beutler considering run for governor’s office

Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently announced that he won’t run for reelection next year, leaving the state to wonder who will be taking office after the end of Inslee’s third […]

Healthy Gifts For Mom

"When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —C. Benetto Mother’s Day is just around the corner. How about stepping outside […]

Shrimp Tacos and Chicken Tacos

It's Cinco de Mayo and I'm thinking tacos. A restaurant we liked had the most amazing shrimp ones. Rather than the usual corn or flour tortillas, they were wrapped in […]

Candidates throw their hats in to lead 3rd Congressional District

In 2024, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District will either reelect Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, or vote her out of office after one term. It’s looking like the race will be a […]

Walking Outdoors Is Not Just For Your Body

Hiking is a wonderful low impact activity that burns a ton of calories and is good for our lower body, heart, and lungs. There’s nothing like fresh mountain air and […]

Live Radio broadcast from The 2023 Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair.

Community Growth Radio Vancouver Washington will be BROADCASTING Live this September 9th 2023 from The Vancouver Peace and Justice fair from 8 AM-2:30 PM, CGR Radio stream #3 VetNet Radio, […]

Crab Cakes and Rhubarb, Cardamom and Pistachio Cake

Let’s eat cake! Crab and rhubarb, that is. Whether you recreational crab or happen to notice a good sale like I did, crab cakes are always a treat to enjoy. […]

Top Tips to Build and Preserve Muscle

As we get older, we tend to lose muscle – approximately 7 pounds of lean tissue lost per decade with this loss accelerating after the age of 40. As a […]

Kitten Finders, Kitten Keepers?

Have you ever been in the position of finding a litter of kittens and wondering what to do next? To keep or not to keep, that is the question. Here, then, […]

Warm Green Vinaigrette, Lyonnaise Dressing and Creamy Curry Maple Dressing

  In the travel world there is shoulder season, a time between peak and off-peak seasons. In the culinary world, it exists as well. You’re eager for all the fresh, green […]

Sugar Cleanse

Sugar may be the new smoking! In a large review of 73 meta-analyses — which included 8,601 studies — high consumption of added sugar was associated with significantly higher risks […]

Coconut Daal with Crispy Potatoes

April is Earth Month, a great time to reaffirm our eating and living habits in ways that are helpful to the planet. Whether you do Meatless Monday, eat entirely plant-based, […]

Stand Up For Your Health

One of the best actions you can take for your overall health is to avoid sitting for extended periods of time. Research has shown that regularly getting up out of […]

Lemon Lush and Lemon Ricotta Cookies

Sweetly glazed carrots, oven-roasted asparagus, cheesy scalloped potatoes …  I want it all. Oh, and don’t forget the buttery rolls, be they hot-cross or crescent, or the beautifully braided bread. […]

“GO ORANGE” in April for the Animals

“Every sixty seconds, an animal is abused.” This is according to the ASPCA. And so, they have designated April as “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. They have also urged their […]

Spring Tune-Up

It’s spring break for the kids, spring cleaning of our households and baseball spring training is in full swing. It’s common to feel more energized and motivated to reset and […]

Aiding Cats with Anal Gland Issues

The anal glands, sometimes called anal sacs, are two small pouches situated on either side of a cat’s anus -- at approximately the four o’clock and eight o’clock positions. Both […]

Why DO Kitties Stalk and Pounce?

Have you ever paw-ndered the reasons behind your favorite feline’s penchant for stalking and pouncing? Being an integral part of every cat’s nature, all of them stalk and pounce – kittens, […]

Spanish Radio Service for The Blind Returns! and UPDATED CGR Radio

UPDATE: CGR Radio Spanish service returns! AND updated schedule and streams are running.. CGR Radio 4 Schedule(tba)but programming may be changed without notice. CGR Programming M-F* MOODY Radio 4 AM-6 PM. (*CGR […]

New Spanish Service fir The Blind and Disabled(Radio)

Community Growth Radio is a LOCAL Radio Network for The Blind, Disabled and Veterans serving SW Washington/Oregon and Clark County(Vancouver Washington)since 2013.. UPDATE The Spanish SERVICE has returned...but due to the […]

5 Radio streams now to serve the blind, disabled and veterans!

CGR Radio for the blind and disabled is NOW at 5 streams, this has not been done since Golden Hours Radio for the blind in Portland many years ago. CGR Radio/NWAIS […]

5 Reasons Cats May Constantly be Hungry

Is your favorite feline continually meowing for more food, paw-lease? If so, the cause may be either physical or psychological. Consider then, the following five reasons for this behavior:   Your cat […]

CGR Radio expands coverage…

CGR Radio for the Blind, Disabled, Veterans and MORE is the ONLY full time on line radio network in The NW offering target specific programming for those who cannot read […]


The problem of pet overpopulation is a global one and requires a solution on a global scale. But like every journey that begins with a single step, this particular journey […]

UPDATE of CGR Radio Programming

UPDATED CGR 4 Radio SCHEDULE(programming may change).BELOW.. CGR Radio 4 was done at the request if our Blind, Visually Impaired and Disabled Listeners.. NOW CGR Radio can be found the app.. App […]

Arthritis in Cats

All too common in cats, arthritis (also called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis) is a chronic, painful and progressive condition that involves their joints, particularly as they age. Normally, the cartilage […]

Caterwauling and Cats

Curious about caterwauling or are you already familiar with the eerie sound emanating from your favorite furry friend? For those who have never heard it, caterwauling is a high-pitched, melodic and […]

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