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Collaboration Could Revolutionize Battle Ground

Collaboration Could Revolutionize Battle Ground

There is a lot going on in our community. A lot of problems. A lot of opportunities. A lot of people who care deeply. A lot of people who work hard at solutions. A lot of people who are unheard. A lot of people not bothering to talk. I believe our community contains the ingredients […]

Keeping your plumbing and the sewer system flowing takes an ounce of prevention

Keeping your plumbing and the sewer system flowing takes an ounce of prevention

The best way to prevent clogged drains and keep sewer lines working properly is to be careful about what you put into them. Cooking grease and oils, solid food waste, and non-dispersible materials such as cleaning wipes, personal hygiene products, hair, and latex are a sewer system’s worst enemies. Whether washed down the sink or […]

Severe Weather Information Update from City of BG

Severe Weather Information Update from City of BG

The City of Battle Ground Public Works Department plans for severe weather events and prioritizes main transportation corridor routes for snow plowing and sanding. A map is available at on the City’s website at www.cityofbg.org/snow. Crews began plowing and sanding last week and will continue to do so as needed throughout the weekend. Some areas […]

City of Battle Ground Seeks Applicants for Park Advisory Board Position

City of Battle Ground Seeks Applicants for Park Advisory Board Position

The City of Battle Ground is seeking applicants to fill a vacant position on its Park Advisory Board.  The board makes recommendations to City Council regarding the acquisition, control, improvement, beautification, and planning of all City public squares and recreation facilities. Members of the board must reside or own property or a business in the […]

National Mentoring Month Proclamation

National Mentoring Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, National Mentoring Month provides an opportunity to recognize and commend the efforts of mentoring programs and raise community awareness of the importance of mentoring; and WHEREAS, the future of the City of Battle Ground rests on the hopes and dreams of its children and youth; and WHEREAS, mentors are caring and motivating individuals who […]

What To Do If the Levy Fails – Or Passes

What To Do If the Levy Fails – Or Passes

Once upon a town, there was a battle ground. In the common story told, the battle was chiefly discounted. “The battle that never was,” they said. “They” missed the main story line; A strong battle did occur. The “never happened” claim, a cover up. A common deceit to hide the shame of losers. Arrows and […]

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

The Battle Ground Police Department wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. We offer the following safety and crime prevention tips to keep you and your family safe and secure. Shopping Safety Stay alert in public places. Keep your purse or wallet and other valuables close to you at all times and don’t get […]

Retired Battle Ground K-9 Haulf recognized for service; new K-9 Luca in training

Retired Battle Ground K-9 Haulf recognized for service; new K-9 Luca in training

After a stellar 6-year career with the Battle Ground Police Department, K-9 Officer Haulf retired in August of this year.  He was honored at last night’s city council meeting for his outstanding service. Haulf, a German Shepherd, came to the department in 2007 where he and partner Officer Chris Crouch completed an extensive 10-week training […]

City of Battle Ground Receives Budget Award

City of Battle Ground Receives Budget Award

The City of Battle Ground has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2013-14 Biennial Budget. The award recognizes the City for meeting nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines assess how well the budget serves as a policy document; financial plan; operations guide; and communications device. This […]

Opposites – Obstacle or Opportunity?

Opposites – Obstacle or Opportunity?

by Curtis Miller Opposites attract. I can think of no exceptions in my world. I’m pretty sure everyone knows this. The argument is over whether such an attraction produces good or bad. Should we give in or resist? Whether you agree with the adage or not, each of us is unique. At the very least […]

Council Recognizes Harvest Days Team

                          Monday night at our regular council meeting, council officially recognized the Harvest Days Team.  Their hard work  produced a wonderfully successful Harvest Days Celebration for the city this year.  Deputy Mayor Shane Bowman, who, along with other council members, was in attendance […]

Inspiring Our Leaders

Inspiring Our Leaders

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   If we wait for our leaders to fix things for us, we will be disappointed and it will be our fault.  They are not supernatural people with a 360 degree perspective.  They do not […]

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