Back Issues: January, 2017

WaferTech hiring event at WorkSource Feb. 3

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Unknown-2WaferTech, a semi-conductor manufacturer located in Camas, has positions open for Production Specialists and is hosting a hiring event at WorkSource, 204 SE Stonemill Dr., Ste. 215 in Vancouver on Friday, Feb. 3, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Candidates should have a minimum of one year of stable work history or a minimum six-month work history with one employer while attending school. Basic computer skills, such as the ability to use email and a mouse, and a high school diploma or equivalent are preferred. Average entry hourly wage is $13.47 to $15.29, depending on assigned shift. Candidates should bring copies of their resume and dress as they would for a job interview. For more information, contact John LeMarte at WorkSource at or 360-735-5060.

Evergreen Public Schools hosts community tours Feb. 2, May 4

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


Evergreen Public Schools is hosting public tours to a middle school, elementary school, high school, and one program at Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly known as the Clark County Skills Center). Tours begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The following dates are available:

Thursday, Feb. 2, (Spanish and English) Pacific, Hearthwood, Evergreen High School, and Cascadia Tech Academy. Contact Adriana Garcia at 360-604-4029.

Thursday, May 4, General Tour — Covington, Orchards, Heritage High School and Cascadia Tech Academy. Contact Machelle Gurnsey at 360-604-4088.

The tour begins at Cascadia Tech Academy, located at 12200 NE 28th St., and attendees are bussed to each school. The tour will include classroom visits and the opportunity to see education in action. Registration can also be done online at

Film screening and discussion of “I’m Not a Racist, Am I?” at WSU Vancouver Feb. 9

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Unknown-1As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Washington State University Vancouver will present a film screening and workshop at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at Firstenburg Student Commons. The event is free and open to the public. Director Catherine Wigginton Greene will be on hand for a screening of her documentary film I’m Not Racist…Am I? The film documents a year-long series of conversations among a group of teenagers in New York City, who talk about race, privilege and strategies for confronting structural, systemic racism. A workshop led by Wigginton Greene will follow, and food will be available. To learn more, click on the ad in the right column. For a complete list of events honoring Black History Month at the university, click here.

Hosts sought for annual Natural Garden Tour

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


The Clark County Green Neighbors program is seeking hosts for its 2017 Natural Garden Tour on Sunday, July 23. To participate, residents must practice environmentally friendly gardening techniques and be willing to offer public tours of their yards and gardens.

This annual event is a fun way residents can show off their gardens and the Earth-conscious methods they use to make them blossom. The event gives people a chance to learn about gardening techniques, get inspiration for home landscaping, and exchange ideas with other gardeners.

To register to be a Natural Garden Tour host, contact Sally Fisher at Clark County Public Health at 360-397-2121 ext. 4939 or The Natural Garden Tour is sponsored by Clark County’s Green Neighbors program. To receive the latest Clark County eco-friendly news, sign up for the Green Neighbors newsletter at