Sheriff’s Office Recruitment Night

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Deputy Sheriff recruitment night next Wednesday, February 7. The Sheriff’s Office has immediate openings for the position of Enforcement Deputy Sheriff. To work towards filling that need, the Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free informational workshop…

Did Local Politics Gut the Summer Cruisin’ Event

You’ve likely heard some of the hubbub surrounding what’s happening around one of Summer’s most popular events – Cruisin’ the Gut. We received some information from the event organizer which lays out what happened to the event and what might be happening next.

Having spent *years* of my youth cruising those very same streets – ah, the old ’71 Camaro, shown sans engine during a rebuild – oh, to have that one back… sigh :) – this event was a real joy to watch unfold each year. I’m really disappointed it came to this, and I am hopeful that the folks at the City see the benefit of extending the same financial support to this event as they do for the arts, music, theater and other important events happening in the downtown core.

Battle Ground Veterans Memorial 2017

A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country will be held on Monday, May 29, 11:00 am at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located at Kiwanis Park, 422 SW 2nd Avenue in Battle Ground.

Swim Season: Parks and Rec Hiring Lifeguards

The City of Vancouver’s Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a busy summer season and is now hiring more than 75 part-time lifeguards and swim lesson instructors at the Marshall and Firstenburg community centers.

Vancouver Parks and Recreation will hold a one-day aquatics hiring event at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Ave. Interviews will begin at 3 p.m. and required swim tests will begin at 3:30 p.m.

CCSO Sheriff’s Reserve Unit Now Recruiting for ’18 Academy

Clark County Sheriff’s Reserve Unit is now recruiting for its 2018 Academy.

The Reserve unit is recruiting for volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriffs, and will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the West Precinct (Public Safety Complex), 505 NW 179th Street, Ridgefield.

City Seeks Volunteers for Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on its Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission (PRAC). Applicants for these positions must live within the Vancouver city limits.

Completed applications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 5 PM on Friday, March 3, 2017. Click here to apply online.

Battle Ground Tree Lighting and Spirit of Giving

Battle Ground’s 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration in the Spirit of Giving will be held on Friday, December 2nd, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Battle Ground Community Center, located at 912 E. Main Street in the historic Old Town district of Battle Ground.

This traditional community celebration begins outdoors with caroling led by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive about 5:45 PM via Fire District 3 Engine to greet all the children and light the tree.

Sorenson Park Celebration

After nearly 13 years, thousands of volunteer hours, and the dedicated work of neighborhood and community leaders, Sorenson Park is finally set to open. The Felida-area park will host a Ribbon Cutting event on Saturday, December 3, starting at 1:30PM. Felida Neighborhood Association President Milada Allen, Park Advisory Board Co-Chair Barbara Anderson, and Sorenson Park Co-Chair A.J. Sallee will share stories about the history of the Park and the uphill battle to get it built.

Sorenson Park is located at NW 26th Avenue and NW 109th Street.

General Election Candidate Forums

Do you know who you are voting for? The Neighborhood Association Council of Clark County is offering four different General Election Candidate Forums in October.

Vancouver Planning Commission Seeking Applicants

The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The seven-member Planning Commission serves as a volunteer citizen advisory body and makes recommendations to the City Council on the comprehensive plan, sub-area plans, zoning and other land use matters.

CRESA 2016 Community Open House

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will open its doors to the public during our annual CRESA Community EXPO on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will take place on 13th Street in Vancouver, between Franklin and Ingalls.

September always has a special place for emergency response agencies as it signals National Preparedness Month which is celebrated annually throughout the month.

30 Days 30 Ways is Back for 2016

September is the 12th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety agencies are busy working on a number of events to ensure that their communities are educated, informed and ready to face any type of crisis situation. This year’s national theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

On the Lookout: Paving Crews hit the Streets

A quick peek at the calendar shows that we’ve hit that warm stretch of days… some may call it summer, others call it ‘Paving Season.’ So here’s a quick heads up on some of the recent road issues that will be affected by this year’s paving work:

Fun with the Firefighters at the Open House

The fine folks at Clark County Fire District 6 are opening their house to you – and several thousand of your neighbors. Come grab a free hot dog and watch the firefighting display. Or maybe a free soda and catch the lifeflight fly-in. There’s always tons of fun and lots to learn at the District Open House.

The 2016 District 6 Station Open House is this weekend, Saturday, June 4, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Station located at 8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue. Check out the schedule of events:

Critters are Counting on Fun Second Saturday

The ‘count’ down is on to the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center’s 16th annual Critter Count, a day filled with critter-finding and critter-watching. Start Saturday morning counting critters in their natural habitat. Then, see more critters up close at a live show with snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Water Resources Education Center. Join in one or both events:

‘Critter Count’ begins at 9:00 AM until noon. The Water Center is seeking the public’s help in field surveys of amphibians and reptiles. Then stick around for ‘Second Saturday’ from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, where the Critter fun continues. Visitors have an opportunity to view snakes, lizards and other reptiles up close.

Spring Cleaning Includes Recycling Days

Clark County residents will have six opportunities this spring to recycle a variety of items, including block foam, at the Green Neighbors Recycling Day events.

Clark County residents can drop off block foam, electronic equipment, old tires without rims, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and scrap metal. Participants are limited to five tires per person. Some events will provide shredding for a limited amount of paper. No business waste will be accepted.

Teens Prove Prevention is a Party

STASHA – the Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse – is hosting its fifth annual Prevention is a Party event for Clark County middle- and high-school students. This drug- and alcohol-free party is also admission-free and scheduled for Friday, April 15, from 8:00 to 11:00 PM, at the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Teens can join in activities which will include basketball, volleyball, dancing with a live DJ and video and table games, or they can even bring a bathing suit and hit the pool.

School identification or Skyward photo must be presented at the door to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

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