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2008-09-24 21:00:18

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN Eighty-six years of pounding from Army rifle ammo, howitzer shells and other explosives, and it turns out that the dirtiest thing that ever happened at Camp Bonneville had a unique Clark County flavor. Fireworks. It was a one-time thing, said Clark County engineer Jerry Barnett: Years ago, some county sheriff's deputies had confiscated a bunch of fireworks and were looking for a place to drop them off. Maybe they could use Landfill 4, a two-acre site at the north...

2008-09-12 21:00:10

By CAMI JONER Clark County's foreclosure rate was down in August from the prior month, but still well above the August 2007 level. A total of 292 foreclosures were filed in the county last month, down from 315 in July, according to RealtyTrac, a California real estate data firm. But Clark County's August total was up more than 114 percent from the 136 foreclosures filed during the same month last year. The county's foreclosures accounted for 9.2 percent of the 3,172 foreclosures filed...

2008-09-11 21:00:14

By ERIK ROBINSON An ecologically rich chunk of northwest Clark County would be permanently conserved under a land swap being considered by the county, the state Department of Natural Resources and a local family. The area encompasses 340 acres near Mud Lake, southwest of the confluence of the north and east forks of the Lewis River, and within a half-mile of a casino being proposed by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. Much of the property is forested terrain within a canyon sloping to the lake...

2008-08-28 06:00:43

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL More Nevadans said a presidential candidate's stance on disposing of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would have no impact on their vote than said that it would have a major influence. In a poll of 400 likely Nevada voters Aug. 13-15, 38 percent indicated that the Yucca Mountain issue would not sway their vote for president, while 23 percent said it would. Another 37 percent said it would have some influence. The numbers weren't too...

2008-08-27 21:00:24

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN If anyone has ideas on how to rescue plans for a veterans cemetery at Camp Bonneville, Clark County is open to suggestions. The U.S. Army, which long operated a training camp on the land in east Clark County, says a "traditional cemetery" wouldn't count as "conservation of natural resources." That was one of the conditions under which the Army promised to give the land to the county for free. So, if a 400-acre national veterans cemetery were to go in as proposed by...

2008-08-25 03:00:30

By Spillman, Benjamin Clark County commissioners awarded Perini Building Co. a $1.2 billion contract to build a new terminal at McCarran International Airport. The commissioners' decision came just moments after the board received a letter from airline officials asking the county to delay the $1.8 billion project because of concerns the industry shakeout might make the project unnecessary. In a letter to leaders of McCarran International Airport, airline officials say the state of their...

2008-08-22 21:00:14

By MICHAEL ANDERSEN A county task force recommended allowing more business variety and smaller lots near rural centers like Dollars Corner. Could it be the formula for a farming renaissance? Or a recipe for rural sprawl? Whatever might happen, a group of rural residents handpicked by Clark County's commissioners last spring is calling for a strong restoration of property rights in the county's countryside. When commissioners return from their monthlong summer vacation Sept. 1, they'll...

2008-08-02 21:00:13

By Matt Wastradowski, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Aug. 2--Fair offers something for just about everyone Clark County's biggest party returns with 10 days of carnival rides, livestock, food, games, extreme action events and concerts. When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and Aug. 10; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today, tomorrow and Aug. 8 and 9. The carnival opens at noon daily. Where: Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield....

2008-07-23 15:01:12

By Courtney Sherwood, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 23--Northwest Natural's Clark County gas customers may be sweating their bills when they turn on the heat this winter. Citing sharp increases in the cost of the commodity it sells, the Portland-based gas company plans to ask Washington regulators to allow a 35 percent to 40 percent rate hike, effective Nov. 1. Households with electric heat won't escape the chilling effect of rising natural gas rates. "We expect the board to...

2008-07-20 00:00:26

By Michael Andersen, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 19--How to summarize a two-hour debate between seven candidates with three party affiliations running for one county commissioner's seat, all in 1,100 words? Why not start by giving them two words each? Craig Williams: green economics. Matt Swindell: hard work. Bridget Schwarz: lively neighborhoods. Robert Nichols: no rail. Tom Mielke: business deregulation. Brad Lothspeich: administrative competence. Pam Brokaw: slower...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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