Back Issues: February 15th, 2017

Correction: Complete Streets Community Workshop tonight

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

People walking, bicycling and driving in east Vancouver Vancouver residents are invited to help create the City of Vancouver’s Complete Streets policy at 6 p.m., this Wednesday, Feb. 15. Nationally-renown Complete Streets Instructor Peter Lagerwey will guide the community through a presentation, an outside walk to discuss what makes a complete street (weather permitting), and an exercise to determine what should be in the city’s new policy. The workshop will be held at McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Rd. in Vancouver. For more information, visit, or contact City Transportation Planner Patrick Sweeney at 360-487-7954 or

WHS students compete in Food Truck Face Off

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Unknown-1Washougal High School culinary students put their skills to the test at the first Food Truck Face Off last week, in the WHS kitchen classroom. Inspired by the popularity of area food trucks, WHS culinary arts instructor Brenda Hitchins created the competition.  Student teams created their own menus, pricing and “food truck” décor to vie for customers to purchase their food offerings. ”The group with the most profit, not simply revenue, is the champion,” Hitchins explained. Customers, which included students and high school faculty and staff, walked among the tables deciding what food appealed to them and choosing how to spend their $6 of play money. The winning team was Heart n Delish serving Chocolate Beignets with a profit of $81.59. Members were Andrew Valenzuela, Seraphina Klement, KaitLynn McKee, Chloe Waters and McKenna Lewis.

Washington Department of Ecology now hiring for median crews

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

ECYlogoThe Washington Department of Ecology is hiring median crew workers for its Ecology Youth Corps spring session in Clark County. The job is open to adults 18 and over, and lasts March 6 through June 15. Median crew members work Monday through Thursday, 9.5 hours a day, and earn $14.25 an hour. For more information and to apply, visit

County council appoints Chad Sleight as newest district court judge

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Chad Sleight, photo courtesy of Clark County.

The Board of County Councilors Tuesday appointed attorney Chad E. Sleight to the Clark County District Court bench. James P. Swanger is retiring. Sleight will have to run for election in November 2018 to keep the seat.

“Chad is very connected to the people in front of him and accepting of change in the future,” says Councilor Marc Boldt. “He’s passionate, and knows a good deal about the therapeutic courts and is accepting that there may be change even with that.”

A Camas resident, Sleight has served as a pro tem judge in District Court for the past four years. Practicing since 2002, Sleight has worked primarily in criminal law, both as a defense attorney and prosecutor for Battle Ground, Ridgefield and La Center. He was elected president of the 472-member Clark County Bar Association in 2016.