Adorned in a traditional Georgian dress, 8-year-old Angelica Perov waved enthusiastically to her family as she marched along with her third-grade class at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Friday morning. The Image Elementary School student was one of more than 1,000 youngsters who represented a myriad of countries during the 13th annual Children's Cultural Parade.
Planned safety improvements at the popular Dog Mountain trailhead along state Highway 14 will restrict parking in the area starting today, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The Clark County Juvenile Detention Officers Guild recently passed a no-confidence vote against Juvenile Court Administrator Pat Escamilla and his management team claiming that low staffing has led to escalating safety concerns in the detention facility.
Vancouver Sign Company workers hang panels Thursday for a new 112-foot-long "Celebrate Vancouver" mural on the south side of the Columbia Street railroad overpass near the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Painted by Girl Scout Troop 4765, the 4-by-8-foot panels depict scenes at Frenchman's Bar, Esther Short Park, the riverfront looking east toward Mount Hood, Fort Vancouver and Mount St. Helens. Recycling artist Tim Foertsch created fish with recycled metals on two of the panels. The mural was a joint project by the Girl Scouts and the Clark County Mural Society. It replaces a weathered mural of squiggly blue lines painted in 1993 by Lewis and Clark High School students as a community project to discourage graffiti.