A black bear died of serious head injuries after colliding with a Honda Civic on Interstate 205 Wednesday afternoon.
Salmon Creek -- The Salmon Creek United Methodist Church started a community garden in 2012, after the pastor chatted with the manager of a nearby manufactured home park and heard the residents don't have access to fresh, affordable produce. So the church built 12 raised beds; this year they doubled that. Tomatoes, squash, lemon cucumbers, green beans, cilantro and peppers are among the garden's main crops, which the church group would distribute in the residents every Saturday morning. "It took a few weeks before the residents trusted that we would be back the next week," said organizer Carol Peterson. "We also took boxes of used books which adults and children appreciated. Some of the women would share recipes." This year the church will team up with the new Chuck's Produce store in the area to add other foods to its fresh-from-the-soil offerings.
Salmon Creek -- Two local nurses transformed discarded medicine vial caps into flower-shaped badge holders which they sold to raise hundreds of dollars for charity. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center emergency room nurse Maureen Palensky and critical care nurse Kelly Brady recently teamed up to design and sell special identification badge holders, which have become a hit at their hospital. The team has already raised more than $650 by selling the decorations at $3 each. The colorful creations are now for sale at the center's gift shop, with all proceeds going to the Legacy Salmon Creek Child Abuse Assessment Team.
Woman escapes serious injury, is cited for second-degree negligent driving
A Portland woman escaped serious injury after she fell asleep at the wheel and crashed on Interstate 205 just south of Interstate 5 in Salmon Creek Monday evening.
Overpass work takes 25 hours instead of planned 54 hours
Interstate 5 has reopened at Salmon Creek, more than a day ahead of schedule, after a temporary closure for road construction.
Part of freeway shut down both ways for Salmon Creek project
Spokeswoman for WSDOT says there is a chance I-5 will reopen early
Crews will set girders over freeway as part of interchange project
Around-the-clock work over Interstate 5 in Salmon Creek will completely close both directions of the freeway this weekend.
Pleasant Valley — The Pleasant Valley Parent-Teacher Association, part of the Battle Ground district, won top honors in several categories at the Washington State PTA convention, in early May in Bellevue. The Pleasant Valley PTA won for its website, its electronic and paper communications and its excellent standards, and was named an "Honor Unit." It even received the first mentoring award for assisting the PTA at Roosevelt Elementary School in Vancouver.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center's largest public event will take place this weekend, despite a closure on Interstate 5.
Salmon Creek -- Heidi Stewart could have died Feb. 12 when she collapsed at school after her heart suddenly stopped. The 18-year-old Evergreen High School senior's survival from sudden cardiac arrest was celebrated as her "re-birthday" May 16 during a WomenHeart meeting. The support group for women living with, or at-risk of, heart disease meets monthly at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Stewart attended with her mom Anne this month and was given cake and party favors along with a heartfelt welcoming, said group coordinator Leslea Steffel-Dennis. "Each of the women attending recited the day of their heart surgery as their re-birthday. There was laughter. We are still here!" Steffel-Dennis wrote in an email.
Trio used taxi as a getaway car
A 22-year-old Vancouver man who, along with two accomplices, used a taxi as a getaway car was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for the April 11 robbery of the Salmon Creek branch of iQ Credit Union.
Felida — "We are mothers, first, foremost and always. With a proper balance, we can serve our communities yet remain a constant in the lives of our grown families." That sentiment about the role of a mother whose children have grown and moved on won Francine Cowie the title of "State Mother of the Year" from American Mothers Inc. Cowie, who has four sons and 14 grandsons, worked for 16 years as a paraeducator at Felida Elementary School. She also has been a singer, property manager, ballot inspector, homeless shelter volunteer, literacy booster and Boy Scout leader. American Mothers is an independent nonprofit established in 1954.
Two men escaped injury after a fire broke out in a back bedroom at a Felida house early this morning.
Work is part of Salmon Creek Interchange Project
It’s not “carmageddon,” according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, but drivers should plan ahead to avoid a major, disruptive closure of Interstate 5 early next month.
Salmon Creek -- Students from four Washington high schools recently presented research they gathered during trips to Mount St. Helens last year. Students from Prairie High School, as well as Toutle, Castle Rock and Wahluke high schools, gathered April 17 at Washington State University Vancouver for the Mount St. Helens Eco-Research Conference to present final projects from their collaborations with the Mount St. Helens Institute. The young researchers spent a few days last fall at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to work with scientists and collect samples and data using a range of technologies.
We've got hot spots throughout the site. It creates a more interactive learning environment. History's important. This is the future of historic sites.Brady Berkenmeier, Student, Co-creator of Fort Vancouver Mobile Project, WSU Vancouver