Training can lead to blue-collar jobs
Not long ago, Bree Smith found herself stuck in a pit of a job, rapidly going nowhere on a bottom-rung paycheck.
Contractors for the Washington State Department of Transportation are transforming the look of the area where Interstates 5 and 205 join, in the Salmon Creek area north of Vancouver. Piers that will carry the new Northeast 139th Street overpass over the traffic lanes are under construction on the west side of Interstate 5, in the foreground of this photo, which looks east. The storm drainage pond beyond the highway on the left edge of the photo is on the site of the old Salmon Creek Park & Ride lot, which was closed for wetlands mitigation. The $133 million project will offer motorists an east-west alternative to Northeast 134th Street in the busy corridor that includes Washington State University Vancouver, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, the new Park & Ride, and the Salmon Creek Community Library. Work spanning the freeway is expected to begin this spring, and the entire project is scheduled to be complete in summer 2014.
Company has no construction date for two-story store
Two years after winning a court battle to build a Salmon Creek Supercenter, Wal-Mart is showing new interest in the site.
Work on a new bridge over the Interstate 5/Interstate 205 junction will temporarily close two freeway ramps early next week.
Two Department of Correction inmates dove into Salmon Creek to rescue three young boaters who fell into the water Wednesday afternoon.
Nine sent to hospital after hazardous spill Thursday morning
A 14-year-old student was arrested following a hazardous chemical spill at Skyview High School on Thursday.
Northbound Interstate 5 is down to a single lane in Salmon Creek until 5 p.m. while crews make emergency pavement repairs.
A Vancouver man appeared in court Thursday on charges that he pulled a knife on a woman in a Salmon Creek park last month.
Felida — Understanding the ongoing need for aid in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, Vancouver resident John Cordell returned to the Pacific island nation a month after his December deployment with disaster-relief charity ShelterBox. The retired Portland police officer left Jan. 11 to continue his work to help to hundreds of homeless families. Typhoon Bopha, which made landfall on Dec. 3, has reportedly killed nearly 1,000 people and destroyed more than 200,000 homes in the southern Philippines. ShelterBox sends response teams, emergency shelters and other rescue supplies to displaced people in disaster-plagued regions across the world. It was founded in 2000 and has responded to nearly 200 disaster areas. Cordell was joined on this two-week trip by fellow Vancouver resident Bill Woodard. It's Woodard's first ShelterBox deployment and Cordell's 14th. "I find it rewarding," Cordell said of working with ShelterBox.
Salmon Creek -- Twenty teams unleashed homemade, self-propelled robots at Salmon Creek Elementary School during the 2012 FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament Dec. 1. Three Clark County teams made the cut and will proceed to the state competition. They are the Soggy Cloverteers, the Dynamos and the Brain Bots. All three teams are made up of 9- to 14-year-olds. The competition at Skyview involved a 21/2-minute solo run, followed by a checklist of tasks. Teams were only allowed to touch their robots when they were at "home base." The competition was sponsored by Clark County 4-H.
Toys, treats await many four-legged family members
Little boys and girls aren't the only ones Santa will pay a visit to this Christmas.
15 installed in Mt. Vista neighborhood are more sophisticated, aimed at cleaning stormwater before it reaches Mill Creek
Susan Tredick likes having an extra garden feature in front of her house, even if it is used primarily to clean up dirty stormwater.
Stores being built, another remodeled, a third expanding
Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek shoppers are about to enjoy a bounty of new grocery choices, no matter whether they prefer a bargain outlet, suburban big-box or green-tinted specialty store.
Clark County sheriff's deputies and K-9 responded to an armed robbery Monday evening at Ultimate Tans in Salmon Creek.
Blogger, family say they're healthier since focusing diet on meat, fruit, veggies
What began as a 30-day challenge has evolved into a new way of life for one Felida family.
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