Happy Fourth of July! Pack a picnic and head out to one of three local fireworks shows. Ridgefield's annual 4th of July Celebration is best known for its big, patriotic parade, which begins at 11 this morning along Main Avenue. Visitors can explore the activities in the kids zone, watch the pie-eating contest at 4 p.m. and enjoy live music from noon to 6 p.m. for $5 wristband. There will be dancing in Refuge Overlook Park with High Fidelity Entertainment at 6 p.m. for free. And the community fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. near the boat launch marina, with viewing along Railroad Avenue.
It's hard work being queen. As the 2015 Vancouver Rodeo queen, an ambassador of the 45th annual event, Felicia Harrison has already appeared at nine parades and six rodeos. That includes her appearance at the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade on June 6, where she won the individual award for best rodeo queen, a first for the Vancouver Rodeo.
Under the blazing sun, uniformed and plain-clothed officers spent several hours Thursday carting off marijuana plants, money and equipment to grow the drug from a business on St. Johns Boulevard in Vancouver.