Back Issues: 2013

Happy New Year from The Daily Insider

Monday, December 30th, 2013

969315_673827515965969_323684144_nThe Daily Insider wishes all the best to our readers and supporters for the New Year. The year of 2013 was full of change and growth for Clark County, and we at the Insider are proud to have reported on it. To celebrate 2013, the Daily Insider will not publish on Tuesday, Dec. 31 or Wednesday, Jan. 1. We will return Thursday, Jan. 2. In the meantime, click the  ”calendar” tab to see what is going on in our community. Follow us on Facebook here. Thank you and have a wonderful New Year.

Two vacancies on the Salary Review Commission

Monday, December 30th, 2013
The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Salary Review Commission. This five-member volunteer commission studies the relationship of salaries to the duties of Mayor and City Councilmembers and establishes the salary and compensation for the Mayor and City Council.

Applicants must be City of Vancouver residents and registered voters. No City officer, official, employee or immediate family member of any City officer, official or employee shall be eligible for membership. Commission members are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval of the Vancouver City Council. Each commission member is appointed for a single four-year term. The appointments will be made in 2014.

Meetings will be held January-May 2014. For an application or further information, visit or contact Alexis Bafus at 360-487-8607 or

Fruit tree workshop Jan. 11

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Monica Maggio Pruning 2

Monica maggio, photo courtesy of WSU Extension.

The WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener program will offer a workshop on the basics for successful fruit tree care on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Refreshments and handouts will be provided, but interested parties should bring a sack lunch.

Monica Maggio, of Core Home Fruit Services, will share the ten most important things for ensuring healthy trees and an abundant harvest here in the Pacific Northwest. The morning lecture includes: Site requirements & prep, how to select a good tree, general care & maintenance requirements of different fruits, pollination needs, common pests, and more.

The January workshop is one of a four-part series. February 1 is Fruit Tree Pruning; March 15 is Fruit Tree Grafting: Bench Grafting and Top Working; and April 19 is Seasonal Maintenance for Fruit Trees. The cost is $45 each or $160 for the whole series.

Register at for the January workshop or at for the full series. For further information, call Erika Johnson, WSU Clark County Master Gardener Coordinator, at 360-397-6060, ext. 5738, or

Port of Vancouver uses TEMP to minimize environmental impacts on property

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Port of Vancouver USA‘s Tenant Environmental Management Program (TEMP) is a comprehensive approach to avoiding and minimizing the environmental impacts associated with the its 50-plus industrial tenants. This award-winning process reviews a tenant’s environmental needs prior to entering into a lease with the port and remains in place through the end of the tenant’s lease. Elements of the program include pre-lease screening of potential tenants and their practices and periodic onsite reviews of tenant environmental protection practices. The port conducts outreach and communication with tenants, and promotes sharing best management practices by other tenants throughout their lease term. For more information about TEMP or the Port of Vancouver USA, visit