Ridgefield -- During the 2013 planting season, volunteers at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge put in nearly 1,400 hours of work to improve the habitat. The planting season wraps up early in the spring, but before it did, volunteers helped spruce up more than six acres of the refuge. Now 1,900 new native plants are laying their roots and revealing their leaves, wrote AmeriCorps Habitat Restoration Specialist Nicole Gautier in the Friends of the Refuge April newsletter. The final Wednesday work party of the season was April 10, when helpers retrofitted beaver fencing. "We couldn't do it without you," wrote Gautier about the volunteers.
Ridgefield — The academic achievements of South Ridge Elementary School students earned them a "2012 School of Distinction" honor from the Educational Service District 112. Staff and students celebrated the thumbs-up at an April 10 assembly, which began with praise from Principal Janice Sauve.
The Ridgefield School District did not comply with federal grant requirements for free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs, according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office.
Alpaca fans are invited to shows and contests at fairgrounds
Alpacapalooza, in its 15th year, will fill the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds with about 600 alpacas that will participate in a variety of shows and contests.
Ridgefield -- Young students in Ridgefield School District's Highly Capable Program took the stage to perform stories from Greek and Roman mythology. The students from South Ridge and Union Ridge Elementary Schools took the stage during two days of performances in early February, while other students worked behind-the-scenes to prepare sets and sort props. With help from parents, the children even made their own elaborate costumes. The Highly Capable program is meant to provide gifted students with extra learning opportunities. Children are taken out of class three hours a week to participate and must make up the work they missed.
With five weeks left in the session, focus is on priorities
As lawmakers march toward the end of the legislative session, Clark County's cities have stepped up efforts to voice their priorities at the Capitol.
It could have been forced to take back land from cities
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday handed a win to Clark County by sparing officials from having to answer this question: "How do you take back land that has already been annexed by cities?"
Animals being moved to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
CATHLAMET — A helicopter crew with a net gun captured a dozen deer at a refuge near the mouth of the Columbia River where managers fear they'll be flooded when a failing dike breaks.The net expanded in midair like a Spiderman web and dropped on each deer, The Daily News reported Wednesday.
Development to help link downtown with wildlife refuge should be done midsummer
If the timing works out, Ridgefield's long-awaited Overlook Park will be open just in time for the city's Fourth of July festivities.
Competition scheduled at fairgrounds this weekend
Maryke Nau already knows that Coda, her golden retriever, is a handsome boy.
Firefighters battled a large tire fire at a trucking company in Ridgefield Thursday afternoon. Plumes of black smoke could be seen from nearby Interstate 5.
Ridgefield winery plans to open second location, offer event space
The city of Vancouver, which has been seeking a new tenant for the Slocum House in Esther Short Park since last year, has found one: The Vancouver City Council approved a lease agreement Monday with East Fork Cellars.
Show, workshops, more featured at Ridgefield theater
You might think the most skilled belly dancers in the world hail from countries like Egypt, Turkey and Syria, where the styles originated -- but actually, they come from America, said the organizers of a special show this weekend in Ridgefield.
The College Board has recognized the Ridgefield School District for the work it’s done with its Advanced Placement courses over the past three years.
Event draws plenty of brides-to-be while sharing space with gun expo
It was guns and roses Sunday at the Event Center at the Fairgrounds.