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.

County web server takes the morning off

By Edward Stratton May 17, 2011 2:57 p.m.

An excessive number of emails led to Clark County's server crashing.

Sheriffs keep up the neighborhood

By Edward Stratton May 16, 2011 10:55 a.m.

Deputies covering the northwest Vancouver suburbs say the closer you get to Highway 99 and Interstate 5, the more calls there are.

Hospice center headlines business association meeting

By Edward Stratton May 11, 2011 9:01 a.m.

With a $10 million project slated for completion by the end of next year, Community Home Health & Hospice dominated the gathering of local business leaders in Felida

Salmon Creek neighbors rally around first neighborhood park

By Edward Stratton May 13, 2011 12:53 p.m.

The North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association started in 1994 as an opposition group to development but has evolved into a conduit of information for the community.

North county business association discusses hospice, parades

By Edward Stratton May 12, 2011 1:43 p.m.

The Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association heard presentations Wednesday about Community Home Health & Hospice's new Vancouver center, the upcoming Parade of Bands and a couple association businesses.

Hazel Dell/Samon Creek Business Association holding general meeting

By Edward Stratton May 11, 2011 6 a.m.

The Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today will include the first public outreach meeting on the soon to be relocated hospice care center in Salmon Creek, information on the upcoming Parade of Bands and other short presentations by association businesses.

Joe Frimpong is back in the soccer game

By Edward Stratton May 5, 2011 12:35 p.m.

Since moving to Vancouver in the early 1980s, Joe Frimpong has helped professionalize the sport of soccer and built a family legacy.

One-way traffic change coming to 10th Avenue and 139th Street

By Edward Stratton April 29, 2011 2:04 p.m.

Starting sometime in mid-May, 10th Avenue and 139th Street will temporarily become one-way to help construction crews working on the new Salmon Creek Park & Ride and interchange project.

Soccer out of the rain at Salmon Creek Indoor Sports Arena

By Edward Stratton May 2, 2011 4:59 p.m.

Since 1999, the Salmon Creek Indoor Sports Arena has offered Vancouver athletes a dry practicing ground to hone their soccer skills on and an ever-expanding sports and fitness offering for all ages.

Work to limit traffic in Salmon Creek

By Edward Stratton May 2, 2011 6 a.m.

Driving around the Fred Meyer in Salmon Creek will soon be a one-way affair. Starting mid-May and lasting through August, Clark County Public Works officials will limit traffic on Northeast 10th Avenue from Tenney Road to 139th Street to one northbound lane. They will also limit traffic to two westbound lanes on Northeast 139th Street from 10th Avenue to the temporary traffic signal at Tenney Road.

Lego Lovers creates insects (and other things) from the minds of children

By Edward Stratton April 28, 2011 7:31 p.m.

Children packed the meeting room at Three Creeks Community Library to create insects and endless other creations at the monthly Lego Lovers event.

Salmon Creek Soccer Club starts spring tryouts

By Edward Stratton April 28, 2011 10:06 a.m.

Salmon Creek Soccer club is busy assembling some of the best soccer talent in north Vancouver.

Aging Readiness Task Force to discuss volunteer work at final workshop

By Edward Stratton April 27, 2011 11:03 a.m.

The Aging Readiness Task Force will hold its last workshop May 19. It will discuss ways in which seniors can become more engaged with their communities.

Volunteers invest in the future of a creek on Earth Day

By Edward Stratton April 24, 2011 6 a.m.

Glorious spring weather welcomed hundreds of volunteers Saturday at an Earth Day-themed bash for Salmon Creek. The event, organized by Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam, was an opportunity to plant trees or root out invasive garlic mustard while learning about the environment and enjoying an EcoFair complete with live music and a wildlife show.

Neighbors plan carnival to fund Chinook Neighborhood Park

By Edward Stratton April 20, 2011 4:53 p.m.

The North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association is raising $75,000 for a gazebo and park benches in the future Chinook Neighborhood Park.

Union High School students witness mock crash

By Edward Stratton April 20, 2011 2:41 p.m.

Union High School's senior class observed EMTs, police and firefighters handle a DUI-related crash today as part of Every 15 Minutes, a national program teaching students about the dangers of driving while impaired.

County to start planning Chinook Neighborhood Park

By Edward Stratton April 15, 2011 4:18 p.m.

Clark County Public Works will start designing Chinook Community Park, now that the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council accepted its draft concept plan Friday at the Public Service Center.

WSU Vancouver students share wide-ranging research at event

By Edward Stratton April 15, 2011 6 a.m.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Washington State University in its top tier for research institutions and in curricular engagements and community partnerships.

Come see what your WSU Vancouver students are researching

By Edward Stratton April 13, 2011 8:21 a.m.

WSU Vancouver students will be showcasing their research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Spring break in Salmon Creek offered a wide variety of activities

By Edward Stratton April 11, 2011 11:31 a.m.

Whether it was biking, bird watching, fishing, indoor sports, gaming or enjoying some good books, Salmon Creek offered residents plenty of recreational options over spring break.

Kids fishing event draws record crowd

By Edward Stratton April 10, 2011 6:04 p.m.

Thousands of people — including almost 1,700 registered child anglers — turned out for Saturday’s Klineline Kids Fishing event, organized by an army of volunteers and local businesses.

Klineline Kids: A fine day to be out fishing

By Edward Stratton April 9, 2011 6 a.m.

The big one isn’t until today, when thousands of kids and their parents will descend on Klineline Pond to catch the biggest trout. You wouldn’t have known it Friday, though, with an army of volunteers setting up tents, bringing in poles, skimming the pond and, most importantly, fishing. Hundreds came to Salmon Creek Regional Park on Friday as part of a smaller fishing derby for foster children, children with disabilities and those from lower-income families organized by Klineline Kids Fishing for a day, in advance of today’s 12th annual Klineline Kids Fishing event.