Month: December 2021

Consider civic engagement in the new year

As 2021 comes to an end, it’s impossible to ignore the year of dizzying U.S. politics that was at the forefront of our lives. Throughout the year, political leaders continued to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and news headlines were deeply entrenched in policy decisions and assaults on democracy. To summarize: it […]

Battle Ground considers, albeit briefly, dropping fluoride

Battle Ground’s city council discussed calling a halt to adding fluoride to the city’s water system during its Dec. 6 meeting. Deputy Mayor Phillip Johnson first raised the issue at the council’s Nov. 15 meeting. Although the city spends around $32,000 annually to add fluoride to the water supply, Johnson said his concern wasn’t about […]

Do The Things to Create The Results!

Last week, we discussed the importance of setting your intentions for 2022 and establishing structure to assure you manifest those ambitions. It is clear that setting goals is not enough. People set goals all the time and never achieve them. In fact, they set the same goals repeatedly with no success. So, if you’d like […]

Schedule for Clark County Holiday Invitational prep basketball event (for now)

The Clark County Holiday Invitational high school basketball tournament expanded and then condensed a little. It’s previous incarnation, the Fort Vancouver Holiday Tournament, was an eight-team boys basketball tournament last held in December 2019 It evolved into the Clark County Holiday Invitational started, as a 24-team, three-bracket event to be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday […]

A Year of Cat Rescue Resolutions for You!

Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought about getting involved in the world of cat rescue, but didn’t quite know how?   Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month – for you to resolve to make a difference […]

Pizza Rolls

Get set for New Years with a fast, festive game plan for a fun evening at home. Whether you’re a party of one, family of four, or just a few friends gathering, there’s something here for everyone. Dig out the board games, pick out a movie or two, and let’s have some fun. On New […]

Recent remanding of commission appointment highlights need for diversity

The Vancouver City Council’s discussion Monday regarding the appointment of a new member to its planning commission reemphasized the need for diversity in positions of power. Mayor Pro Tem Linda Glover remanded the appointment of Glen Yung back to a subcommittee to review the pool of applicants for further consideration. The planning commission is responsible […]

Setting Your Intentions For 2022

Typically, at the end of a calendar year, people will look back at the previous year and assess the highs and lows, the accomplishments they’ve achieved and the things they wanted to do, but never got around to. Generally, we’ll examine aspects of our lives that we’d like to do better next year and establish […]

Christmas Cream Scones

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without scones. They are a part of every Christmas morning, and always will be, a tradition our family holds true. There is nothing more wonderful than pulling a tray of these fresh from the oven and serving them heavenly warm while everyone opens their presents. I tried many recipes before coming […]

Another chance for opposition in Voters’ Pamphlet

The Clark County Charter Review Commission is once again looking for individuals to provide “against” statements for six proposed charter amendments slated for the November 2022 ballot. The statements will appear in the Voters’ Pamphlet produced by Washington State Elections and the Clark County Elections offices. Normally, this would be a routine process warranting little […]

Congressional district candidates’ views on COVID-19 mandates

As the Biden administration emphasizes the need to bolster vaccine requirements in light of the coronavirus’s omicron variant, political leaders are projecting how the guidelines will impact Americans. More than 61 percent of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 67 percent of Washington […]

Festive & Healthy Holidays

During the holidays, we can get so busy decorating the house inside and out, getting cards sent out to family and friends, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, attending parties, cooking, baking, hosting dinners, and entertaining guests that the last thing on our minds is our exercise program. With that said, if you’ve worked […]

Columbia River’s Rylie Reeves is 2A state volleyball player of the year as coaches announce all-state team

Columbia River senior Rylie Reeves was named the Class 2A state player of the year as the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association released their all-state teams. Reeves, an outside hitter, led the Rapids to the 2A state championship with a win over Ridgefield in November in Yakima. Reeves was joined on the 2A first team […]

Camas senior Maya Parman is named 4A state co-player of the year by state coaches on all-state team

Camas senior midfielder Maya Parman was selected the Class 4A co-player of the years as the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association released their all-state teams. Parman, who led the Papermakers to an undefeated season and the 4A state title, shared the player-of-the-year honor with Hayden Crowley of Richland. Camas teammates joining Parmman on the 4A […]

Halitosis in Cats

If your kitty’s breath seems less than fresh lately, there are various reasons behind it, the most common being periodontal disease.   An inflammation of the tissues surrounding your cat’s teeth, it’s caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar, rife with large amounts of bacteria that release malodorous sulfur compounds. Treating this condition requires […]

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon with Green Peppercorns

Merrier by the minute, here are two delicious ideas to make your holiday meal a special one. Fancy, but not hard to do, Pan Roasted Filet Mignon with Green Peppercorns is impressive, yet simple to make. For a juicy, perfectly cooked, just like you’d get at a restaurant steak, try a dry brine. It seasons […]

Preparing for Winter Sports

The weather is getting cold and snow is accumulating on the mountains. For winter sports enthusiasts, this means downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding is in our near future!     Since winter sports are such a blast, many of us forget that these are intense activities requiring muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, power, […]

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens! We are bounding right into the busiest cooking season of the year, let’s jingle all the way. This very merry time nudges everyone into the kitchen, even the not bakish. It’s time to bake cookies galore and I suggest you do it with wild abandon.  Don’t let dinner break […]

Kegel Your Way to Better Health

An inability to control urine flow when you age can be a socially embarrassing problem that can be managed. Stress incontinence or the loss of urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or jump is a result of the weakening of your pelvic floor muscles – part of your core.  A plan of action that you […]

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