Back Issues: September, 2016
The community is invited to join President Knight and the Board of Trustees as Clark for an official celebration of the opening of the new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Building. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres, tours and exciting demonstrations from STEM students and Faculty. RSVPs are requested to:
Clark College is located at 1300 Fort Vancouver Way. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building, Room 013.
Fall is here, and Vancouver Public Works reminds residents that leaves should not be raked or blown into the streets, where they can create a slippery mess and clog stormwater drain catch basins. To prevent standing water in streets, residents are encouraged to rake, bag and take leaves to one of four local drop-off sites for free disposal, courtesy of the City’s Fall Leaf Coupon Program.
This year’s free leaf disposal coupons for Vancouver and Clark County residents are good from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, which provides residents extra time to take care of fallen leaves, even during the holiday season. The coupons allow free disposal of up to 5 cubic yards of leaves at the designated drop-off sites. Leaves must be emptied from bags at the disposal site. Please note: Branches and other yard debris, as well as mixed loads of leaves and other yard debris, will be charged at the regular disposal price.
Leaf coupons will not be available at the disposal sites, so be sure to get your coupon before you go. For more information, and to download coupons, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste. View a video showing how citizens and the City of Vancouver work together to manage fall leaves: http://youtu.be/GnYLr6EpERs.
The Ridgefield School District will host a community forum tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Ridgefield High School from 5:30 to 7 p.m., providing community members an opportunity to learn more about the 2017 bond. Last May, the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee delivered a report and recommendations to the Ridgefield School Board, requesting the board put a bond on the February 2017 ballot. Recommendations included the construction of a new fifth and sixth-grade intermediate school and seventh and eighth-grade middle school at the district-owned property across South Hillhurst Road from Ridgefield High School. The two schools would share certain core facilities. For more information and a compete list of recommendations, click here.
Over the summer the Clark County Historical Society announced that it would have a temporary closure for remodeling. The closure will start at the end of day, Saturday, Oct. 1. A strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees in November 2015 called for improvements including new flooring, painting (interior and exterior), air conditioning, murals, and new front stairs. This work will take roughly two months. While closed, Haunted Walking Tours will continue as scheduled, starting at the Slocum House. Patrons will have limited and conditional access to the Research Library upon request. There will be no First Thursday program October through January. A re-opening date will be announced in November.