Bruce Wiseman planted Christmas tree seedlings on his Ridgefield property in 1980 and harvested his first Douglas firs in 1986. Not many years after, he allowed customers onto his 25 acres to cut their own trees.
The commercial portion of the Erickson Farms subdivision is still partially under construction, but a growing number of businesses have already set up shop at the new retail space in Felida, officially called The Shops at Erickson Farms.
Vancouver rents held steady over the past month but are up 1.6 percent year-over-year, putting the city ahead of both the state and national averages, according to a recent report from the online service Apartment List.
Stop by for a visit at the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center and on most days you’re likely to see a few volunteers on duty, helping out visiting crews of foreign mariners from the many commercial ships that dock at the Port of Vancouver.
The term “esports” can still set off debates about whether competitive gaming ever can or should be referred to as a sport in the traditional sense, but there’s no denying that the industry is rapidly growing, with an expanding number of professional leagues and teams.