Turnout expected to be around 50%; could aid B.G. effort
With time ticking away, April's special election is shaping up to have turnout that's higher than expected.
Vancouver — The Southwest Washington Special Education Conference and Resource Fair will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver. Find details or register at <a href=\"http://spedconference.org\">http://spedconference.org</a>.
The suspect in the Feb. 28 bomb threat at Battle Ground High School will undergo a mental evaluation by Western State Hospital to determine if he is competent to stand trial.
A woman suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her sedan noontime Wednesday and crashed through a fence in Battle Ground.
Agreement means no prison time, but contact still limited
A 30-year-old Battle Ground father was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail for assaulting his infant son last year after the baby didn't stop crying.
District would face major cuts, but wouldn't be dissolved
Some doomsayers have said that Battle Ground Public Schools will dissolve and its students will be absorbed by adjacent districts if its levy doesn't pass on its second try on April 23. But this is not true, say officials with the district and Educational Service District 112.
A wanted Battle Ground man who injured two police officers while resisting arrest, was booked into jail Tuesday morning.
Backers say failure will devastate district, city; foes decry tax increase
BATTLE GROUND — Print shop owner Mike Harden recognizes administrators at Battle Ground Public Schools are in a difficult position.
School officials craft who, what would be cut if measure fails at ballot box on April 23
Imagine being the sole administrator responsible for 825 middle school students plus staff. That was Linda Allen's reality the last time Battle Ground had a double-levy failure in 2006-2007.
Citizens for Responsible Taxation has history of opposing school-financing measures
A retired tire store owner and conservative activist from the Spokane area is bankrolling a mailing urging Battle Ground voters to reject an April 23 school levy. The fluorescent yellow fliers from his Citizens for Responsible Taxation group hit Battle Ground mailboxes this week.
Battle Ground -- A 39-year-old amateur rider won big at the "Holy Cow Performance Horses Winter Roundup" held mid-March in Paso Robles, Calif. Cody Erwin, from Battle Ground, scored high enough in an amateur cutting horse event on March 15 to win more than $1,500 in prize money. He said he's been riding cutting horses for 10 years, but only started competing with his gelding named Burt about two months ago. "We are starting to gel," Erwin said in an email. Cutting horses are known for their quick response and ability to make sharp turns, making them ideal for herding cattle.
Battle Ground — The artistic abilities of 15-year-old Mariah Chavez won her top place in the 2013 Harvest Days Poster Contest on April 1.
Battle Ground School District parents and guardians of children who will be 5 before Sept. 1 are encouraged to register them for kindergarten during the 2013-14 school year from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week of April 15-19 at the primary school the child will attend. If in doubt, call the school district's boundary office, 360-885-6577.
Some constituents concerned about district's finances
About eight weeks after voters in the Battle Ground School District failed to approve a four-year maintenance and operations levy, the district is again asking voters to replace a levy that expires in December. Ballots were mailed last week and are due April 23.
Fewer students, dwindling funding may affect school program
In the coming weeks, the Hockinson School District will face the music.