Local law enforcement agencies invite the public to attend the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, in the courtyard of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, to recognize fallen officers. Last year, 120 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty around the nation.
It would house aviation, cosmetology programs, if legislators OK $7.15M
The Clark County Skills Center is preparing to add a new building to its campus to house both its cosmetology program and a new program to train students for jobs in the aviation industry, in anticipation of $7.15 million in state construction dollars.
Vancouver Food Co-op to sell Burgerville sandwiches; Neighbors Market shuns anything corporate
Downtown Vancouver boosters have long called for viable grocery options. A vital, thriving downtown core requires residents, they've argued — and residents require groceries.
He says project has been inspected enough, another review would waste tax money
The Columbia River Crossing project does not need another investigation, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wrote recently in a letter to conservative leadership in the state Senate.
Washington State Patrol said that it appears a driver experienced a medical emergency while driving, causing a single-vehicle crash that closed the East 39th Street exit to Interstate 5 southbound for about an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon.
They were last seen on Friday evening
Two Vancouver teens who were reportedly missing since Friday have been found safe and are being returned to family, Clark County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Fred Neiman said this morning.
Bagley Downs -- Dr. Sally Williams and Vancouver Public Schools were honored with 2013 Public Health Community Awards by the Clark County Board of Health on April 24. Williams, a member of the board of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, was instrumental in developing the Clinic's Project Access, which provides free specialty medical services for people with no health insurance. Vancouver Public Schools was chosen for the award for establishing Family-Community Resource Centers at public school. These centers are hubs for community partners who promote learning readiness, school attendance, academic success and overall physical and social health for kids and families. Both Vancouver Public Schools and the Free Clinic are based in Bagley Downs.
Harney Heights -- The Vancouver branch of the American Association of University Women held its Dollars for Scholars bridge tournament on April 20 and raised $870. The money will help women attending Clark College and Washington State University Vancouver. Naomi Davis and partner Jean Nordstrom were the first-place winners.
Pacific Park — Late parks and recreation booster Florence Wager lives on in so many ways, including a new community garden that was built in Pacific Community Park on April 13, as part of Earth Month. The Florence Wager Community Garden has 16 new raised beds that were installed thanks to volunteer labor, 14-year-old Eagle Scout Chad Richards and an anonymous donation of $5,000.
Kevanna Park — More than 100 local Comcast employees and others took part in a service day April 27, lending a hand to community organizations. The volunteers organized donations for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, maintained Kevanna Park with the Vancouver Watershed Council and helped at the Innovative Services NW Spring Family Day. The local efforts were part of Comcast Cares Day. Nearly 1,700 volunteers participated in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region — and about 70,000 across the country, according to a press release.
Esther Short — With cans of food as building blocks, employees of two Vancouver offices recently "canstructed" a large statue of Wreck-It Ralph, the titular star of the 2012 Disney animated movie. Construction consulting firm BergerABAM's Vancouver office in April teamed with Vancouver-based developers the Holland Partner Group to design the structure for the annual Portland Canstruction event, which invited companies to create thematic structures out of canned-food donations. The "Wreck-It Ralph" entry, titled "Game Over Hunger," won the Juror's Favorite award. The cans used in the event were donated to the Oregon Food Bank. Combined with other recent fundraisers, the two local companies have brought in more than $11,000 to fight hunger so far this year.
Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Stewart has drawn a second opponent.
Police say teller she saw gun inside his bag
A man robbed a Wells Fargo branch inside a Safeway on Mill Plain in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood Monday afternoon.
Passenger in satisfactory condition in hospital
A Vancouver teenager who was driving a car early Monday that crashed into a light pole and split in two did not survive her injuries, police said Tuesday morning.
Progress noted a year after barracks turnover