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Clark Public Utilities Home and Garden Idea Fair Apr. 25-27

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The 23rd annual Home & Garden Idea Fair, sponsored by Clark Public Utilities, will be held this weekend, Apr. 25 through 27 at the Clark County Event Center, 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and venue parking is $6. A complimentary shuttle bus is also available from Fisher’s Landing or Stockford Village Transit Centers.

The Idea Fair is family-friendly, with kids’ activities, vendors, plant sales, landscape displays, and more. The fair features hundreds of ideas on how to make a home, yard, and garden more beautiful, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly.

More than 20,000 people attend this event each year. Visitors to the Idea Fair are encouraged to bring canned food or cash donations for Operation Warm Heart. For a show guide, click here. For more information, visit

Fort Vancouver NHS selected for Teacher Ranger Teacher; seeks applicants for summer 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

fort_vancouver_national_historic_site_sign_2005Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has been selected as one of 13 national parks in the Pacific West Region to receive funding for a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) professional development opportunity in the summer of 2014. The National Park Service TRT program is for educators from Kindergarten through 12th grade schools to learn about the resources and educational materials available through the National Park Service.

“We feel so honored to have been one of the national parks selected for this important program,” says Superintendent Tracy Fortmann. “It will offer a participating teacher a unique opportunity to infuse their teaching skills with NPS-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education resources and the use of primary sources and place based learning.”

Administration of the program, professional development hours and graduate credit hours will be made available to participants through the University of Colorado, Denver  through a cooperative agreement. Area educators interested in applying for this opportunity can access more information and an application form at

Monday, April 21st, 2014


The Daily Insider wishes to apologize for its late publication last Friday, Apr. 18. Our online marketing company suffered a major power failure Friday morning and was unable to launch at the regular time of 1:30 p.m. By 8 p.m., we were asked to reschedule the Insider, but it remained in queue to launch until a little after 10:30 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support.

The Daily Insider Team

Washougal students compete in Battle of the Books

Monday, April 21st, 2014

BattleoftheBooksbattleNearly 100 Washougal elementary school students took part in the first ever district-wide Battle of the Books which culminated with a “Grand Battle” on Monday, April 14 at Washougal High School. The theme for this year was “Books are Treasure.”

The Battle of the Books is a Knowledge Bowl style competition for fourth and fifth graders in which students must read at least eight books from a pre-determined list of 20 to participate. During the competition, teams of four to six players are given questions about content, and answer by identifying the book title and the author. The Swashbucklers from Cape Horn-Skye Elementary (CH-S) is this year’s winning team.

“They are now reaping the rewards after eight months of reading so many books and all of the learning that took place,”says Tammy Asbjornsen, CH-S library assistant. “We are all really excited about this and hope that it becomes a tradition for our district.” Additional information can be found here.