Arnada — For helping fix up dilapidated houses and properties in their community, the Arnada Neighborhood Association has honored Bruce and Judith Wood with a Vancouver Sparkles award. "If not for their efforts some of these properties would have fallen into greater disrepair and could have become a safety issue for the neighborhood," according to the latest Vancouver Office of Neighborhoods newsletter.
Northfield — A Northfield resident was honored recently by his neighborhood association for contributions to his community. Ed Malcom, who owns a condo in the neighborhood, is known to drive around on his golf cart and lend a hand by adjusting sprinkler heads, helping residents haul items or whatever else he can do to assist, according to the Northfield Neighborhood Association. He recently volunteered to remove a dead arborvitae by the fence of the condo community that was an eyesore and potential safety hazard.
After eight months on the job, Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain has the department headed in the right direction, city councilors agreed Monday after hearing an update on structural and operational changes.
In the next 10 days, all K-12 students in Clark County will head back to school for another year of learning. Nowhere will their excitement likely be more palpable than at Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver.
Students returning to school this fall might notice some changes. Battle Ground has a new superintendent, and there's a new football field in La Center. Some districts are building to meet growing student populations or trying out new programs in technology, epidemiology, aviation and homeland security.