Hazel Dell — About 25 students and parents joined Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School art teacher Travis London on June 9 to work on a 45-foot mural, which will be displayed in the school's entrance once it's completed. "College bound" is the theme of the mural. "The colorful mural highlights the journey the students are on that begins at Anderson and will take them through middle and high school, hopefully through college and into a profession that will serve the community," London said in an email.
Hazel Dell — To celebrate the first day of their new Dutch Bros. location at 7300 N.E. Highway 99 in Vancouver, owners Heidi and Kenny Stromer charged $1 for all 16-ounce drinks. The June 10 drink special brought in $3,780, which will be donated to The Sensory Camp of Vancouver, a summer camp for children who face the challenges of autism, sensory integration and other disabilities. "We were able to meet some of the parents whose children attend this summer camp," Kenny Stromer said in a release from Dutch Bros. "We saw how thankful they were and knew that we were donating our grand opening proceeds to the right place."
A longtime biology teacher and football coach at Hudson’s Bay High School died over the weekend. Grief counselors will be available at the school Monday and Tuesday.
Bill Brown, 52, had taught in Vancouver Public Schools since 1989. He first taught at Shumway Junior High. He began teaching at Hudson’s Bay in 1992.
The Vancouver Public Schools board approved a boundary adjustment Tuesday night that effectively will send 37 students from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to the Fruit Valley Community Learning Center.
Hazel Dell — Hazel Dell Elementary School hosted its 27th annual Enrichment Fair on May 28, bringing together hundreds of students and more than 150 volunteers so students could participate in two hands-on classes.
By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian
June 9, 2015 5:14 p.m.
Construction is underway to build a new Sports Authority store at Hazel Dell Avenue and 81st Street, the latest sign of exploding growth near the 78th Street interchange of Interstate 5 as retailers vie for location, location, location.
Eliot Smith has a unique way of doing business. Clients leave knives and contact information in secure lockers located on his porch in Vancouver's Minnehaha neighborhood, taking the keys with them. They receive an email when the knives are ready to pick up, return to retrieve their knives, leave the keys and payment of $3 to $5 per knife. Although Smith rarely meets his customers, he says he often feels quite close to them. "I'm a little like the fairy cobbler in that I do most of my sharpening in the wee hours of the night and my customers don't usually meet me. But they seem to understand the love and attention I give to their knives."
People can visit Fire District 6's main Hazel Dell station on Saturday afternoon to learn more about what emergency responders do. The event includes K-9 demonstrations, a Life Flight helicopter visit, fire engine rides and ambulance tours. Kids will also get the chance to see what it's like to be a firefighter by putting on turnouts and spraying a firehose. There will be free hot dogs, chips, pop, snowcones and popcorn.