Month: February 2021

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) 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: (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 […]

Clark County again vies for more CARES Act money

Clark County is taking another swing at tens of millions of dollars in CARES Act money it believes it’s still owed. The county originally received about $26.9 million in CARES Act funding, but a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee in June argued that the amount was less than one-third what it should have been. The […]

Proposed bill would provide free menstrual hygiene products for WA students

A bipartisan bill cosponsored by two lawmakers from Clark County would require schools to provide their students with free menstrual products, following the example of states like California, Illinois, New Hampshire and New York. Senate Bill 5070 would mandate that all public, private, charter and tribal schools teaching students between sixth and 12th grade stock […]

Massage Guns Help Ease Aches and Pains

Massage guns can be a game changer for runners and athletes of all sorts and are used regularly by sports therapists to help keep professional level athletes performing at a high level. How do they work? They deliver a percussive vibration therapy to soft tissue and can ease sore and tight muscles. Massage guns function […]

High school football given path to return in Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that the Oregon Health Authority is revising its guidance for outdoor sports as well as its exemption for college sports, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. In other words, there is now a path for high school football to return to the field, as well as all other prep sports and lower […]

Oatmeal Dream Cookies

It’s the sweetest day. Does anything say “I love you” quite like a warm, homemade cookie? Surprise someone you love. Make them feel special. Bake a batch of cookies that you know they like and bake them just for them. I had the best time talking with a reader this week. We connected over a cookie […]

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