Andresen: Virginia Rose Rouse was born April 21, 1914 in Nevada, Iowa. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Jake's Bar and Grill, 4602 N.E. St. Johns Road.
Lincoln neighborhood residents want the city to ban big trucks from using West 39th Street. And members of the Vancouver City Council acknowledge the two-lane street wasn’t built for the tractor-trailer rigs that use it to get from Interstate 5 to industrial areas.
Evergreen Public Schools — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the Evergreen school district a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award winner. It recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through a long-term commitment to energy efficiency. Evergreen Public Schools has been an Energy Star partner since 2009. The Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" award is EPA's highest Energy Star honor.
Esther Short: Jeanne Stewart, a former Vancouver city councilor who worked to help boost recycling efforts on the Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission, is being inducted into the Washington State Recycling Association's Hall of Fame. Stewart and others will be honored for their recycling achievements at a gala during the association's annual conference on May 6 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The ceremony will also applaud a handful of "Recyclers of the Year" from around the state, including the King County Solid Waste Division, the Plastic Whale Project in Thurston County and Amazon.com for its recyclable packaging initiative. Other hall of fame inductees include Bart Kale of Nucor Steel's Seattle division and Earl Snyder, who created the Kirkland Recycling Center business. before his death in 1987
A Portland man was arrested Friday after the stolen pickup he was driving got stuck on a railway crossing near Wintler Park in Vancouver and was hit by a train, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.
Esther Short — Customers, vendors, volunteers and others working behind the scenes helped the Vancouver Farmers Market recently raise $2,848 in donations for the mudslide-disaster relief effort in Oso. The money went directly to efforts in Oso via the Mount Rainier chapter of the American Red Cross. Folks made donations in the parking lot and at the information and "shop & drop" booths.
Northcrest: The Northcrest neighborhood, in central Vancouver, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its neighborhood association this month. The mostly residential community formed a board in 1994 for volunteers to help promote activities and awareness of issues in the area. The neighborhood association will celebrate the anniversary at its April 24 meeting at 7 p.m. at Northcrest Community Church, 5602 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
BNSF Railway officials emphasized a safety-first mentality, billions of dollars' worth of capital investments and a pledge to spend millions training first responders in the event of an oil spill during a workshop Monday with the Vancouver City Council.