The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Northwest Line Construction Industry, a nonprofit organization that trains apprentices from all over the country, is hoping to break ground on a new training center in Battle Ground next year.
Battle Ground — More than 370 participants walked the track at Battle Ground High School on Aug. 15 as part of the 10th annual Relay For Life North Clark County. The event, which started at 10 a.m. and went until 10 a.m. the following day, raised more than $79,000 for the American Cancer Society. The relay kicked off with a survivor's lap, featuring 100 cancer survivors walking one lap on the track. A committee of about 40 people planned the event throughout the last year.
By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian
August 25, 2015 6 a.m.
Kevin Epp's search for a way to keep private wells from running dry started with his father-in-law's struggles to water his garden, wash his car and simply have enough water in the summer when company shows up.
The 2015 Battle Ground receivers are not necessarily unproven, but they understand they will have to take advantage of the extra opportunities headed their way if the Tigers want to fly into the top ranks of the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.
BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools will hold a public hearing on the district's budget for the 2015-2016 school year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Yacolt Primary School, 406 W. Yacolt Road, Yacolt. People are invited to provide input on the budget.
An Arizona woman was taken to a local hospital Sunday morning after the car she was driving collided with a vehicle that was making an improper U-turn on state Highway 14 in Washougal, according to police.
It takes parents with deep pockets to pay for everything that children need to go back to school in September. Each school has a detailed list of required school supplies, divided by grade level. Although notebook paper and No. 2 pencils are still on the list, many students are required to buy scientific calculators, USB memory sticks and a stylus for an electronic tablet.
Local school superintendents said Thursday that the state Supreme Court's sanctions against the state over education funding are a call for legislators to quickly come up with a plan to fully fund basic education. However, local legislators said they doubt a special session on education funding will happen this year.