By Maecy Enger August 16, 2011 6 a.m.
Since the rise of video cameras and video-enabled smartphones, Fort Vancouver Community Television has seen an increase in participation. FVTV is a public access cable TV station where community members can create and broadcast their own content. The station has had a huge response to training classes and a change in fees. Ronald Carr, the board chairman of FVTV, said participation has doubled in the past couple years.
By Maecy Enger August 9, 2011 6 a.m.
When Maxine Osborn of Ridgefield was first told by Sharon Marble that she received this year’s Volunteer of the Year award for the Clark County Fair, she didn’t know what to say. “Why me?” Osborn asked.
By Maecy Enger August 3, 2011 6 a.m.
Since breaking ground in April, the Luke Jensen Sports Park construction is on schedule despite the biggest problem: rain. The soil has to be flattened for the turf. When it gets soaked, the soil must be plowed. Then it needs to air dry and be re-compacted to the original flattened state. Doing this numerous times causes delays. Elizabeth Jordan, parks capital program manager said it’s been difficult to move forward.
By Maecy Enger July 26, 2011 7:52 p.m.
Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for people or a person that were responsible for throwing rocks along Highway 14 last week. The patrol is asking for any witnesses or information about this incident. Early on July 21, troopers received five reports of passing cars being hit by rocks. The vehicles were traveling westbound between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., near Southeast Ellsworth Road and Leiser Road.
By Maecy Enger July 18, 2011 6 a.m.
The Vancouver firefighters union will join with other union locals in the Portland area to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during August’s annual “Fill the Boot” benefit. For the ninth consecutive year, firefighters will stand at intersections filling fire boots with money from passers-by. Randy Marler, local coordinator of the event, said the goal this year is to raise $25,000. The money buys medicine and medical equipment including wheelchairs, and supports a weeklong summer camp for people with muscular dystrophy.
By Maecy Enger July 12, 2011 6 a.m.
Here’s how Vancouver’s Toland family and friend Kevin Putnam are spending the summer: Traveling from Canada to Mexico on a 1,700-mile bike trip, helping out nonprofit Share and dedicating the ride to the memory of Terry Toland’s mother. Terry and Diane Toland and their two daughters are calling their bike ride the Border to Border Benefit. They will ride the distance with Terry Toland’s friend, Kevin Putnam of Camas.