Back Issues: February 8th, 2017

Order now for Rotary’s annual Rose Day

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


The Rotary Club of Greater Clark County is getting ready for the 31st annual Rotary Rose Day, a Southwest Washington tradition of spreading cheer and goodwill while raising funds to help homeless families and others in our neighborhoods. Roses are delivered by a Rotarian of your choice, in formal wear, on Thursday, March 23.

“Rotary Rose Day has grown over the decades to become a kind of holiday,” says Cheree Nygard, 2017 Rotary Rose Day Chairwoman. “The funds from the sale of roses goes back into our community to help families get back on their feet, build parks and accomplish projects for the benefit of us all.”

Roses can be ordered starting today via the Rotary Rose Day website at The Rotary has created Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites for Rotary Rose Day where people can share their pictures and rose stories using the hashtags #rotaryrosesday, #spreadcheer, and  #gotrotaryroses. For more information, contact Nygard at

Local contractors grant equipment operating wish for local boy

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


When Robert and Katie Zadak learned that their son’s life would be shortened, due to pediatric liver cancer, they made it their mission to ensure that the rest of Nick’s life would be filled with joy and happiness. Robert expressed that Nick “absolutely loves all of the construction equipment, but was skeptical that Nick’s condition would allow him to take part in 2017 Dozer Days. The Southwest Washington Contractors Association and the Nutter Foundation worked together to organize a personal Dozer Day for Nick. On Feb. 1, Nick was granted his ultimate wish, and became an honorary SWCA construction equipment operator. SWCA members, Excavator Rental Services and Catworks Construction, volunteered heavy machinery and staff time to allow Nick to drive and operate construction equipment.

Second Saturday at the Water Center: Love your Backyard Birds Feb. 11

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Unknown-1Second Saturday at the Water Resources Education Center will focus on birds typically found in a Pacific Northwest backyard. Families can learn to how to identify birds, as well as their diets and preferred habitats, through hands-on activities, games and stories. It is also a good time to get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) occurring Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that encourages bird watchers to tally the number of birds seen and create a real-time snapshot of their locations. The Water Center is located at 4600 NE Columbia Way in Vancouver. For more information, visit

County manager seeks applicants for Animal Control Advisory Board position

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

imagesCounty Manager Mark McCauley is seeking applicants for an open position on the volunteer Animal Protection and Control Advisory Board. The position is for a person who owns any animal other than a cat or dog and who lives anywhere in Clark County. The term begins immediately and terminates Oct. 31, 2020. Advisory board members meet quarterly at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Clark County Operations Division, 4700 NE 78th St. For more about the board or to download an application, visit Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Mar. 17.