Back Issues: April 7, 2017

Hockinson School Board holds regular meeting April 10

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hockinson School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m., in the Hockinson Middle School Library, 15916 NE 182nd Ave. in Brush Prairie


ilani late spring opening features dining and retail offerings

Friday, April 7, 2017


The area’s newest premier gaming and entertainment destination, ilani, rolls out an eclectic list of food options and retail offerings for guests to enjoy.

The Market at ilani is a fast and casual setting where guests can select a dining option that best suits their mood. It includes delicious sandwiches, salads, subs and soup at The Butcher + Baker; and modern Asian cuisine at Chef Jet. “Smashed-to-order” burgers along with chicken sandwiches, fries, salad and more are available at Smashburger; and Italian-style pizzas, entrée-style salads, fresh pasta and sandwiches can be found at I.talia! The Market also serves Starbucks.

ilani balances gaming and dining with retail including Marshall Rousso, Ruby Blue and The Cowlitz Trading Post. Marshall Rousso offers the latest in dramatic evening wear, hip, casual clothing, accessories, handbags and footwear. Ruby Blue features the hottest trends in costume jewelry, fashion and tech accessories – from casual styles to fully blinged-out designs. At Cowlitz Trading Post, guests will find a wide assortment of ilani logo apparel and gaming gifts, cigarettes, candy and practically anything else a visitor may need.

The Market and ilani’s shops are set to open along with the property in late spring 2017. For more information, visit and follow ilani on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Confluence Story Gathering April 15

Friday, April 7, 2017


The next Confluence Story Gathering is Saturday, April 15, at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Ave. in Portland.  Saturday’s stories and discussions will explore ideas of connection—to the river, to family histories and to future generations. The panel of speakers includes:

David Lewis: Enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He was past manager of the Grand Ronde Cultural Resources Department, and Tribal Museum Curator and Tribal Historian. He is currently the author of the native history blog NDN History Research.

Paul Lumley: Works with American Indian and Alaska Native communities throughout the country. As Executive Director of NAYA, he works to meet the needs of Portland’s Native community. Prior to that, he worked for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody: Enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, of Yakama Nation descent, and “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation. Woody has published three books of poetry. She also writes short fiction and essays, and is a visual artist.

Confluence Story Gatherings honor the stories of native elders and tradition keepers as a way to explore the interconnectedness of people and places of the Columbia River system. To reserve a seat or for questions, contact Courtney Yilk at 360-693-0123 or


Veterans throw first pitches at Clark College Baseball game this Sunday

Friday, April 7, 2017


On Sunday, April 9, Clark College Baseball is hosting a Military Appreciation Day at its game against Linfield College. A pre-game ceremony begins at 12:45 p.m., at Kindsfather Field on Clark’s main campus. The game will follow immediately afterward at 1:00 p.m.

Working with the college’s Veterans Resource Center, the Penguins have invited veterans of every major U.S. military conflict from World War II onward to throw out a ceremonial pitch. One of the veterans, who is in her 90s, served during WW II as a cryptographer in the WAVES (the women’s branch of the U.S. Navy Reserve).

This event is open to the public. Tickets, which can be purchased at the event, are $5 per person. Children aged 10 and under are free. Clark students, faculty, and staff are free with valid Clark ID. Members of the U.S. military are free with valid military ID. For more information about Clark College Athletics, visit or call 360-992-2691.