Vancouver — Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are some of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools this year, thanks to a $120,350 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Trago Mexican Kitchen recently opened at the Westfield Vancouver mall. The restaurant departs from the traditional atmosphere commonly associated with Mexican cuisine, and the menu is more a hand-picked collection of specifics instead of pages of combinations and meat categories typically found at Mexican restaurants. Trago keeps restaurant hours instead of mall hours, making it a viable part of Clark County's dining scene.
Boosters of solar power on Thursday unveiled a new report about the increase in use of that renewable energy as part of a larger effort to support the federal government's push to slash carbon pollution in the face of climate change. Thursday's event also put the spotlight on Vancouver's growing private solar sector, as backers of solar power in Washington gathered to discuss the issue at the facilities of two local companies: Brimma Solar and SunModo.