The following are local land-use proposals. The county or city may rate them in three categories: nonsignificant, no environmental impact study needed; nonsignificant, provided proponents meet certain conditions; and significant, requiring an environmental impact study.
Stuck in traffic in downtown Yacolt last week, I noticed what appeared to be a large Douglas fir tree growing behind the business district. What struck me as initially odd was that the branches were all identically trimmed. I next noticed that a huge crane was posed next to the tree and eventually determined that the tree was under construction. I have never seen an artificial tree of this magnitude and am truly puzzled as to why it's growing in Yacolt. It's not like they don't have the real thing in close proximity.
For Hough neighborhood resident Justin Stanley, the tipping point wasn't the people camping in the Mill Plain Boulevard sound wall's alcoves. Or the needles, trash, clothes and feces they'd leave behind.
Clark County — The Bubble Knights finished third out of 13 teams in the Scout Class at the 10th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education Pacific Northwest Regional Remotely Operated Vehicle Challenge, held May 9 in Federal Way.