Several of almost 30 Vancouver-area runners in the Boston marathon report their experiences.
Columbia Credit Union in Hazel Dell was evacuated Monday morning after two employees got sick from inhaling a suspicious odor.
A suspected drunk driver remains in the hospital following a single-vehicle crash into a tree in Hazel Dell Sunday evening.
Woman, 85, gets West Hazel Dell home back two years after donating it to land trust
Beverly Doty has two tons of work ahead of her. One ton is out in the yard. The other ton is inside the Hazel Dell home she just returned to after a two-year absence.
West Hazel Dell -- Fifteen Clark College students spent part of their spring break giving back by helping tidy up the Hazel Dell School and Community Garden. As part of their "Spring Break Days of Service," Volunteer and Service Learning program students spent the afternoon of March 28 with Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners to weed, transplant and prune in the community garden, 511 N.E. Anderson Road. "Clark College has been a fantastic partner. Working in the HD School and Community Garden is a learning experience for the students and makes an incredible difference in the garden," said Barbara Nordstrom, garden coordinator. Learn more at http://hazeldellgarden.weebly.com.
Nonprofit empire expands from downtown to Hazel Dell with fancy used clothes for women
Every time the Divine empire has expanded, Linda Glover said, it's been a natural step to take.
Last summer, there was a Columbian story about the reconnected Burnt Bridge Creek trail. It said those weird "welded wire walls" near the St. Johns overpass would discourage vandalism. Well, last time I went by there, graffiti was all over the place. To my eye, what was theoretically difficult to vandalise now looks extremely difficult to clean up.
Northeast Hazel Dell — Students in Sacajawea Elementary's after-school theater program put a unique and humorous twist on classic stories in "Fractured Fairytales." A six-week program preceded the March 20-21 performances. Some 35 fourth- and fifth-grade students acted out quirky stories featuring original commercials for fictional products from the same unique world: Rapunzel's One Touch Shampoo and Goldilocks' Porridge Cooling System. Popular show tunes were included in the play, which was adapted and directed by teachers Nikki Andres-Bye, Torri Phelan and Tammi Hoffman.
West Hazel Dell — Columbia River High School students gathered more than $105,000 for the Doernbecher Children's Hospital during the school's annual fundraising pageant. The Mr. and Miss Columbia River High School competition saw 15 couples work together as teams to raise money throughout the year to support the hospital's "Kids Helping Kids" program. The winners this year were Oscar Golberg and Giselle Kiraly. They were crowned Mr. and Miss Columbia River High School at the March 16 pageant for raising nearly $16,000. The mock beauty pageant, which featured contestants donning silly outfits, was coordinated this year by senior Emily Scott with help from Katherine Kofoed, Amanda Marchak, Chloe Anson and Morgan Bergerud. "It was fabulous," said Associate Principal Donna Jeffries. "The kids did such an amazing event."
Northeast Hazel Dell -- For the past several months, Larry Wakeman, who lives at Prestige Assisted Living, and his friend Trudie Pears have been creating a 5 feet by 5 feet diorama of an old time drive-in movie theatre. They dedicated their "Let's Cruise at the Drive-in Movies" diorama to a local car club. The diorama is on display at 7514 N.E. 13th Ave. or view, http://www.prestigecare.com/slideshows/hddrivein/index.html.
Northeast Hazel Dell -- The Senior Teal Team at All-Star Fusion, a cheerleading training facility at 1417 N.E. 76th St., has been winning competitions all over the area lately. The team reached a major milestone in February when it clinched a first-place win at the Spirit Cheer Nationals, Best of the West competition, and was invited to compete at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in early May. They'll be participating in "The Summit," a new all-levels competition that will involve facing off on live Varsity TV. The All-Star Fusion parents' Booster Club is now beating the bushes for money to send them there. Visit www.allstar-fusion.com to learn more.
Clark County Fire District 6 is offering Community Emergency Response Team training at its station on Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue during the evening in April and May.
He allegedly fired shots at teen who failed to procure pot
Kevin T. Barsotti, 18, pleaded not guilty today to shooting at another teenage boy Jan. 26 after the boy failed to score marijuana for their group of friends.
A governor's advisory group has scheduled a veterans' town hall in Vancouver on Thursday, March 14.
Hazel Dell -- True to its progressive form, the First Congregational United Church of Christ led the way to Olympia on Feb. 21 to lobby against cuts in nutrition programs for hungry children in Washington. Many of the 21 members of the church who spoke to legislators were fasting for the day; so was Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, who received a visit from the group. All this was kicked off by a carbo-loading mac-n-cheese dinner at St. Andrew Lutheran Church on Feb. 19. Nearly 100 people turned out for the dinner, according to the Rev. Brooks Berndt of the First Congregational Church. "It was truly an evening of full tummies, new friends and miles of smiles," Berndt wrote in his most recent church newsletter.