Back Issues: March 2nd, 2017

WSU Vancouver’s annual Noche de Familia tonight

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

wsu-unit-social-badgeWSU Vancouver invites prospective students and their families to Noche de Familia, an annual dinner and information night conducted entirely in Spanish. English interpretation will be available. Noche de Familia takes place tonight, Mar. 2, beginning with an optional campus tour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and presentations in Firstenberg Student Commons from 6 to 8 p.m. Prospective students in grades six through 11 are invited to bring family members. Guests will learn about WSU Vancouver’s academic programs, application process and campus life, as well as about preparing for and paying for college, and common challenges families may encounter. The event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Jorge Argueta at 360-546-9151 or RSVP’s are requested, here.

Four regional parks to charge parking fees again starting Monday, April 3

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

images-1Clark County will resume collecting daily parking fees at four of the county’s largest regional parks starting Monday, Apr. 3. Daily fees will be collected year-round at Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park/Klineline Pond and Vancouver Lake Regional Park. Parking fees will be $2 for motorcycles, $3 for cars, $6 for cars with trailers and $8 for buses or motor homes. Daily parking fees will be collected at fee booths, typically from May 1 through Sept. 30, and during busy off-season events. Fee booth attendants will accept cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard. When fee booths are not staffed, park users will need to use self-pay stations. Only cash will be accepted at self-pay stations. Failure to pay parking fees could result in a $40 fine. More information is available on the county’s website at

Vote now to help Vancouver City Hall win national contest

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


Vancouver City Hall has made it to the final four in a nationwide “beautiful city hall” contest sponsored by Engage Local Government Leaders. The online, bracket style, City Hall Challenge has been running over the past four weeks.

Starting with 64 participants, the field has narrowed to the final four this week: Vancouver, WA vs. Little Chute, WI and Pasadena, CA vs. Peoria, IL.

Voting to determine which two city halls will move on to the final round closes at 9 p.m. this Friday, Mar. 3. To participate in the final four voting frenzy between Vancouver and Little Chute, go to:

The final two city halls will compete from Monday, Mar. 6 through Friday, Mar. 10, to claim the final victory: the prestigious Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy.

Vancouver firefighters climb stairs to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Mar. 3

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


Vancouver Firefighters will participate in a stair climb fundraising challenge in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society tomorrow, Friday, Mar. 3.

Firefighters will climb from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Fred Meyer off SE 164th in Vancouver (16600 S.E. McGillivray Blvd.). The Vancouver Fire Department encourages the community to support the fundraiser by stopping by and filling the designated fire boots with donations of cash or change.

Funds raised will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a national, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. To date, LLS has invested over $1 billion to develop cancer therapies and provide assistance to individuals with cancer.