Hudson's Bay — Recreation scholarships for low-income children got a big boost when the Parks Foundation of Clark County received a $15,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. The grant will provide access to recreational activities through the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Everybody Plays! scholarship program. "The funds really couldn't come at a better time as we begin registration for our summer programs and want to ensure that all children in our community have the chance to stay active, build confidence, and have a blast this summer," said Julie Hannon, Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director. To apply for a scholarship, call Dave Perlick at 360-487-8314 or visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/scholarship. Twenty-five schools and nonprofit agencies in Southwest Washington and Oregon received grants totaling $250,000 in this latest funding cycle.
Image: Clark County Skills Center students recently collected 3,500 pounds of electronic waste to be recycled rather than dumped in a landfill. The teens in the center's IT System, Service and Support program held a donation drive this year to bring in computers and other e-waste to be tested and dismantled before being recycled by Earth Friendly Recycling. The Skills Center plans to hold another electronics collection event in January.
A fire that started Sunday evening in a grain elevator at United Grain was unintentional and caused no damage other than business interruption, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said after reviewing logs kept by the Vancouver Fire Department.
Vancouver-based Pac Paper Inc., a family-owned paper products company best known for its Java Jacket sleeves for coffee cups, has been acquired by Packaging Dynamics Corp., a company owned by the Kohlberg & Company private investment firm.
In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra’s salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.