Columbia Crossing draft
The draft Environmental Impact Statement, which analyses environmental and community effects of the five alternatives being considered by the Columbia River Crossing Task Force for replacement of the I-5 Columbia River bridges, will be released Friday, May 2.
Following a 60-day public comment period, the task force will make a determination of the final alternative.
The public comment period is May 2 through July 1. Public hearings and open houses will be held in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 28, and in Portland on Thursday, May 29.
The draft EIS may be found on May 2 at www.ColumbiaRiverCrossing.org. The website will provide information on where to view a printed copy of the draft EIS and how to submit comments during the public comment period.
The draft EIS will be available on CDs at no charge. Printed copies may be purchased for a fee. For further information, call (866) 396-2726.
C-TRAN fares going up May 1
C-TRAN fares will increase five to ten cents per ride effective Thursday, May 1. The increases will affect cash fares, single ride tickets and monthly passes. The increases do not affect express fares or day passes, according to Jeff Hamm, the transit agency’s executive director/CEO.
All-zone adult fares will increase from $2.25 to $2.35. All-zone monthly passes will increase from $18 to $20. The three-month Summer Blast Pass, for students under 19, will increase from $36 to $40.
C-TRAN provides bus service within its Clark County service area, limited bus service to the nearest MAX light-rail station and express commuter service to downtown Portland. C-TRAN also provides connector service within the city limits of Camas, La Center and Ridgefield.
First Independent promotes
John Cameron, vice president and senior relationship manager in the Wealth Management Group at First Independent, has been promoted to investment advisory & brokerage services manager for the bank.
Ellen Morgan has been named vice president and business brand manager in the bank’s marketing department.
Cameron, Ridgefield, is a graduate of Bucknell University and Leadership Clark County. He is a member of the board of directors of the March of Dimes and the Alexa Dyer Life Challenge Award Foundation. He was a founding director of the Val Ogden Center.
Morgan is a graduate of Western State College, Colorado, and holds a masters degree from the University of Denver.
90 minutes yard work can burn 500 calories
Cardiologist Michael Onkean, Cascade Heart, and heart surgeon M. Alan Martin, Northwest Surgical Associates, have teamed up to present a free lesson in safe and heart-healthy outdoor activities, sponsored by Southwest Washington Medical Center and Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Luepke Senior Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Boulevard.
Called Spring Training for a Healthy Heart, the doctors have already noted a few good activities. Playing golf with a hand cart can burn 3 to 5 calories a minute. Going for a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk burns an average of 150 to 400 calories an hour. Spending 1 and 1/2 hours doing yard work can burn more than 500 calories.
For further information and to register for Spring Training for a Healthy Heart, call 514-2190.
Free business garb available
Graduating Clark College students may find free business attire that is just what they need for job or scholarship interviews at the school's 4th annual Career Clothing Closet Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, in the student lounge in the Penguin Union Building.
Clothing donations have been coming in from the community and as far away as Texas. In 2007, the event helped more than 170 students dress for success. Donations of cleaned men and women's business attire in good condition will be accepted at the Clark T building through Wednesday, April 30. For further information, call 992-2921.
The C-TRAN board of directors is holding a work session at 5:30 p.m. this evening in the Fisher’s Landing Transit Center. <> The Magenta Theater Company is presenting Once Upon a Palace Purple, written and directed by Jaynie Roberts, at 7 p.m. this evening and tomorrow, April 25, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the First Baptist Church, 108 W 27th Street. Tickets range from $10 to $13. For further information, call 635-4358. <> Michael Allen Harrison and Barbara Roberts headline the 3rd annual School of Piano Technology for the Blind benefit concert at 7 p.m. this evening in the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Admission is $25. For further information, call 693-1511. <> The Heritage Neighborhood Association meets at 7 p.m. this evening in Fire Station 88, at the corner of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Ward Road.
CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp
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