Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow is in position to retain his post after defeating write-in candidate Tim Wilson, but Battle Ground's leadership is in churn mode as challengers beat incumbents in three of the four contested city council races Tuesday.
WOODLAND — The North Fork Lewis River Bridge is about to get its first makeover in 23 years. And while a fresh coat of paint (five coats, actually) will make the Interstate 5 span in Woodland look younger, the change will be more than cosmetic. Crews are preparing to apply specialized bridge paint that also protects the structure and prevents corrosion, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
LA CENTER — Mayor Jim Irish on Wednesday night promised to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into a recently leaked report detailing alleged personnel problems within the city of La Center.
La Center and Woodland — Justin Keeler, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District community librarian for La Center and Woodland, went to Port Townsend in mid-October for a week of "cultivating leadership skills in library staff," he said, via the Pacific Northwest Library Association's Leadership Institute.
Two La Center city councilors are leading the charge for an in-depth performance audit of department heads following the release two weeks ago of an internal report critical of how the city has handled personnel policies.
Educational Service District 112 was awarded a two-year grant from the White House office of National Drug Control Policy to mentor the La Center and Kalama communities as they attempt to prevent substance use among youth.