Month: March 2021

What’s the Bare Minimum to Maintain Fitness?

It is true that if “you don’t use it, you lose it”. Fitness is transient. The unfortunate reality is that the training benefits gained from an exercise program will be lost if the program is discontinued. Exercise must be a regular component of one’s lifestyle to reap the benefits. There is no finish line. Fitness […]

Hope Childers of R.A. Long tops 2A Greater St. Helens League slowpitch softball all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League slowpitch softball all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: MVP: Hope Childers, jr., SS, R.A. Long Defensive player of the year: Gaby Ventura, so., SS, Columbia River FIRST TEAM Sophia Soto, so., IF, Hudson’s Bay Aurora Wiley, fr., IF, Columbia River Mylee Grimm, jr., IF, R.A. Long Makena Hogan, so., […]

Ben Haukaas of Mark Morris tops 2A Greater St. Helens League boys tennis all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League boys tennis all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: Singles player of the year: Ben Haukaas, sr., Mark Morris Doubles team of the year: Corbin Sarvela, sr./Nick Marino, sr., Columbia River FIRST TEAM Singles Derek Kropp, sr., Ridgefield Sam Crawford, sr., Fort Vancouver Wyatt Sims, sr., Washougal Doubles Mikey Nester, […]

Cade Bringhurst of Ridgefield leads 2A Greater St. Helens League boys golf all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League boys golf all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: MVP: Cade Bringhurst, sr., Ridgefield FIRST TEAM Dane Huddleston, Woodland Alden Fay, Columbia River Gaige Pilot, Woodland Noah Gilchrist, R.A. Long Sam James, Columbia River Hewson Nguyen, R.A. Long SECOND TEAM John Dorotik, Hockinson; Noah Larson, Columbia River; Jay Nickerson, R.A. […]

Trevan Bischoff of Hockinson tops 2A Greater St. Helens League boys cross country all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League boys cross country all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: Outstanding runner of the year: Trevan Bischoff, sr., Hockinson FIRST TEAM Samuel Grice, fr., Washougal Joran Lamoreaux, jr., Woodland Joshua Saeman, sr., Hockinson Daniel Barna, jr., Columbia River Adam Nixon, jr., Mark Morris Austin Vega, sr., Ridgefield Neftali Menendez, fr., […]

Allyson Peterson of Hockinson tops 2A Greater St. Helens League girls cross country all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League girls cross country all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: Outstanding runner of the year: Allyson Peterson, sr., Hockinson FIRST TEAM Elle Thomas, fr., Washougal Sydnee Boothby, so., Washougal Jamie Maas, fr., Washougal Hanna Bailey, so., Columbia River Dani Buttrell, so., Fort Vancouver Savea Mansfield, jr., Washougal Tyla Engstrom, jr., […]

Hockinson’s Payton Lawton, Columbia River’s Luci Ianello top 2A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: Offensive MVP: Payton Lawson, jr., Hockinson Defensive MVP: Luci Ianello, sr., Columbia River FIRST TEAM Lauren Snedeker, sr., Washougal Kendall McGraw, sr., Hockinson Elizabeth Farley, jr., Ridgefield Reggie Griffith, sr., Columbia River Kelli Krsul, jr., Ridgefield Grace Abbott, jr., Hockinson Chloe […]

Emma Swett of Woodland leads 2A Greater St. Helens League volleyball all-league team

2A Greater St. Helens League volleyball all-league team as selected by league’s coaches: Player of the year: Emma Swett, sr., Woodland FIRST TEAM Allie Andrew, sr., Ridgefield Emma Adams, sr., Columbia River Morgan Harter, jr., Ridgefield Maddie Sheron, sr., Columbia River Kennedy Huesties, sr., Woodland Ali Dreves, sr., Columbia River Emilea Stepaniuk, sr., Ridgefield Jaydia […]

Cheese Frittata

Looking for an easy add in for your holiday table? Your celebration needs a frittata. Welcome spring vegetables and make a statement with this easy-to-adapt dish that is perfect for Easter and kosher for Passover. This one dish wonder is seriously simple. If you’ve got eggs you’re good to go. Whether you showcase what you […]

Stimulus could help county’s long-term needs

The most recent federal stimulus package appears to offer Clark County more financial wiggle room than it previously had in its response to COVID-19, and it might offer more than that. The county is set to receive $94.69 million from the primary funding source in the package, which officially passed March 11. Money will come […]

168 Hours to Manage Your Health and Fitness

There are 168 hours in a week and if your health and fitness are important to you, you’ll need to assure that an adequate amount of that time is spent moving your body. The good news is that if you’re smart about your approach, you won’t have to spend hours at the gym. Non-Exercise Activity […]

Sen. Rivers uses R-word slur in public hearing

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, used a slur that denigrates people with mental disabilities during a public hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee on Wednesday. “There’s no way that foundational health doesn’t get funded this year, so we would have to be retarded or idiots or something if we didn’t fund […]

Chicken Sandwich with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Happy Spring! Brighter days are ahead and so is a special recipe guaranteed to shake things up in your kitchen. Hungry for something good?  March 30 is National Hot Chicken Day. Newsflash: a juicy, deliciously crispy breaded chicken sandwich can be made in your home kitchen and there’s no waiting in a long line of cars. […]

Biggest Wilderness Risks When Camping with Kids

Kids these days do not know much about camping and the wild outdoors anymore. They are constantly stuck behind screens and are missing out on nature. As parents, taking your kids camping can be extremely fun, but the world has changed and taking extra precautions is necessary. No longer can you set up camp wherever […]

When Cats Chase Their Tails: Play or Problem

While many felines, like their canine counterparts, chase their tails as a form of amusement or pleasure, it’s a sight seen less often in cats than in dogs. How many times have YOU witnessed your cherished pussycat companion circling round and round in an effort to capture her own tail? According to animal experts, if […]

Warning Signs Your Hotel Employees Need Training

Regular staff training is important for any business to thrive. The purpose of staff training is to update the employee skills, improve satisfaction and morale and enhance the overall performance. Hotel industry-specific performance indicators can help identify training needs. Skills not practiced at the workplace can degrade over time and the employee behavior may deteriorate. […]

Clark County Council to weigh in on housing study

The Clark County Council will soon begin its contribution to an ongoing study of housing needs in the county’s largest urban area.  The study is examining needs in the Vancouver Urban Growth Area, which includes Felida, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek and where about 159,000 people live. The study’s project advisory committee has met twice […]

Congressional candidate weighs in on Dr. Seuss, pancake mix and Hitler

On Wednesday, congressional candidate Heidi St. John posted a video to her Facebook page captioned “The WOKE crisis…” in which she asked her followers if they’d watched the Grammy Awards the previous Sunday. St. John, a conservative Republican and Christian activist, was not a fan, particularly of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s live performance […]

Posture Reset

Ideal posture is important because it helps your body function at top performance in all situations. Most back problems originate from years of abuse like…. Slouching in front of the TV Hunching over a desk Improper lifting and bending Poor posture Sedentary lifestyle A lifetime of poor posture, and poor lifting and bending habits may […]

Peach French Toast Bake

  The sun is shining, the birds are singing – and you’re exhausted. It’s not your imagination. No week feels longer than the one following Daylight Saving Time. Make waking up a little easier with a bright, cheery breakfast. This Peach French Toast Bake is an easy prep, one dish, do-ahead that will help make […]

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