Renata Fusso presented Gen.
C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award
Renata Fusso, Skyview High School
senior, who also is in the Running Start program at Clark College,
yesterday was presented the 2008 Gen. George C. Marshall Youth
Leadership Award by Vancouver mayor
Pollard, left, presents Renata Fusso with 2008
General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award.
Fusso is a member of the Clark
County Youth Commission, which nominated her for the award. Fusso also
volunteers at a nursing home, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library
District, the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, Friends of Trees and
the Steps Leadership Team of Clark County. Earlier, she received the
Girl Scout Gold Award for developing a Web site to promote healthier
lifestyle choices for teenagers.
As the Marshall Youth
Leadership honoree, Fusso received a $1,000 scholarship and other gifts,
including a biography of General Marshall. Fusso plans to study nursing
at the University of Portland in the fall.
The Marshall Youth Leadership
Award is presented by Celebrate Freedom, a program of the Vancouver
National Historic Trust. ShinEtsu was this year's presenting sponsor.
Prosecuting attorney to lead
discussions on Cowlitz MOU
Clark County commissioners
have called for three public meetings to obtain public comment on the
invalidated 2004 memorandum of understanding between the county and the
Cowlitz Indian Tribe that limited the financial and environmental
impacts of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort near La Center on I-5.
The 2004 MOU was invalidated
by the state Land Use Hearings Board, partly because it lacked
sufficient public input.
Troy Rayburn, spokesperson for
the commissioner’s office, says that the commissioners are looking for
ways of improving the first memorandum of understanding.
County chief deputy
prosecuting attorney Curt Wyrick
will lead the discussions in meetings at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the
La Center High School Commons, 725 Highland Road, 6 p.m. Thursday, April
10, in the Maple Grove Middle School, 12500 NE 199th Street, Battle
Ground, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Public Service Center,
1300 Franklin Street.
The original MOU can be seen
by going to www.clark.wa.gov, and
clicking on Cowlitz Casino.
Sales tax hike would update
communications systems to digital
Clark County voters will have
an opportunity to bring Clark County’s 11-year-old analog emergency
communications system into the digital age by approving a one-tenth of a
cent sales tax increase at the countywide special election Tuesday,
Current analog communications
systems, including television and radio, are being phased out over the
next four years.
Clark Regional Emergency
Services Agency, which runs the 9-1-1 system in Clark County, would
oversee the change over to digital communications used by 2,500
responders and dispatchers throughout the county and in the county’s
The proposed new system would
take up to four years to install at a total cost of $45 million. The
sales tax increase would raise about $6 million a year.
Sleeping your way to success
is WSU Vancouver lecture topic
Gregory Belenky, director of the
Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University
Spokane, presents “Sleeping Your Way to Success: Understanding Sleep in
a 24/7 Society” in the first of a series of Chancellor’s Seminars at
Washington State University Vancouver at noon Friday, April 4.
The $30 seminars are being
held in the Firstenburg Student Commons on WSU Vancouver’s Salmon Creek
To reserve tickets by Friday,
March 28, call 694-2588.
The deadline for submitting
applications for a full-term on the Vancouver Lodging Tax Advisory
Committee is Tuesday, April 1. For further information, call
735-8870, or go to
Use of snow tires has been extended one week, to Saturday, April 5, by
both Washington and Oregon Departments of Transportation.
The annual meeting of
Vancouver's Downtown Association is 5 to 8 p.m. this evening in E. B.
Hamilton Hall in the Red Cross Building, 605 Barnes Road in Vancouver
The C-TRAN Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. this evening
in C-TRAN administrative offices, 2425 NE 65th Avenue.
Northwest Indian News—4 p.m. FVTV
North Carolina vs. WSU (live)—4:25 p.m. KOIN-TV, KFXX
Clark County Board of Health (3/26)—4:30 p.m. CVTV
Cooking with Class—5:30 p.m. FVTV Clark County Land Use Hearings (live)—6 p.m. CVTV
Seattle Mariners vs. San Francisco (live)—7 p.m. FSN
Portland Blazers at Golden State (live)—7:30 p.m. TNT, KXL
Vancouver Land Use Hearings (3/18)—11 p.m. CVTV
opining for appreciative
McDonnell getting peer
Kristy Weaver taking
Quimbly answering 100th
Schwarz putting party
Thursday, early cold
showers, afternoon sun breaks, 36-48. Friday,
gnarly March rain, possible thunder storms, 37-47. Saturday,
mostly rain, snow in some places, 32-49.
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