Saturday afternoon around 3:30 the skies got dark as a brief, heavy rain shower moved through Salmon Creek. I was watching the rain on my deck and torrents running off rooftops. I bet even the frogs ran for cover on that one, but at least it washed the spiders out of the downspout.
The city of Vancouver is seeking an independent assessment of the region's readiness for possible oil spills, explosions or other accidents that may result from the Northwest's largest proposed oil-by-train terminal.
In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra’s salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.
At Your Place Senior Care is presenting a free screening of "Gen Silent" at 3 p.m. Monday at Washington State University Vancouver in the Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Parking in the blue lot is $3.
The Firstenburg Community Center will be closed Sunday in observance of Easter, according to a Friday news release from the city of Vancouver. The Marshall Community Center is always closed on Sundays.