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McCann Road drives worries

By Edward Stratton June 8, 2011 6 a.m.

Bob Ellingwood halts his dog walks at a large arborvitae on the corner of 43rd Avenue and McCann Road. He says he stops, looks and listens for hard-to-see McCann traffic speeding east from Ashley Heights and other subdivisions to 36th Avenue, trying not to get run over. The vision-impeding hedge is only one of many problems along a country road that’s transformed over the last 20 years into a main suburban arterial for traffic heading to 36th Avenue.

County’s Fire District 6 invites the public in for an afternoon

By Edward Stratton June 5, 2011 6 a.m.

Dick Streissguth has seen a lot of changes in his 56 years with Clark County Fire District 6 — starting as a volunteer in 1954, working as a fire chief for almost 20 years, and now serving as a board secretary. But as he’s helped lead the district into the future, his hobby looks resolutely into the past, as he works to restore fire engines, which he started collecting as small toys in the 1930s.

Clark County Fire District 6 opens the house

By Edward Stratton June 4, 2011 6:24 p.m.

Clark County Fire District 6 opened Fire Station 1's doors up to the public Saturday, during its annual jamboree of public health and safety.

Relieving McCann

By Edward Stratton May 10, 2011 8:26 a.m.

The Felida Neighborhood Association and the county are trying to relieve traffic and safety issues on McCann Road resulting from decades of development that have made what was once a quiet country road a main artery for northwest neighborhoods trying to reach 36th Avenue.

Felida Neighborhood Association has lofty goals for area parks

By Edward Stratton June 1, 2011 2:51 p.m.

The Felida Neighborhood Association at times mentioned work on four separate parks throughout the neighborhood during its annual meeting Tuesday.

Children's health fair at Legacy

By Edward Stratton May 25, 2011 1:47 p.m.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center will hold a children's health fair June 11.

Crime, carnivals and tomatoes at Salmon Creek neighbors meeting

By Edward Stratton May 25, 2011 9:41 a.m.

The North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association discussed crime trends, its upcoming carnival for Chinook Neighborhood Park and how to grow vegetables more efficiently at its latest bi-monthly meeting.

Columbia backwaters flood Salmon Creek Greenway

By Edward Stratton May 23, 2011 2:21 p.m.

Tides from the nearly flood-stage Columbia River have overflowed parts of the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail since last year.

Wounded vets to marshal Parade of Bands

By Edward Stratton May 21, 2011 6 a.m.

Brian Radke missed his unit’s Phoenix homecoming from Iraq in 2005, lying under the surgeon’s scalpel after a roadside bomb sent stinging hot shrapnel across his entire body and into his brain. Now Hazel Dell, his original hometown, has given him and fellow Washington veteran Jack Carrier another welcome home, naming them grand marshals of the community’s 47th annual Parade of Bands.

Three Creeks Library adds summer reading to full schedule

By Edward Stratton May 17, 2011 9:47 p.m.

The 8-year-old Three Creeks Library will start its summer reading program June 1.

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