THURSDAY, April 24, 2008

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Columbia Crossing draft
EIS due Friday, May 2

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, hires Ellen Morgan

          Ellen Morgan                      John Cameron

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
to Clark graduates

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.

Headlines Thursday, April 24, 2008

Long awaited bridge study to be released next week--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Ridgefield merchants getting behind port plan--Columbian, Laura McVicker

County commissioners want state biologist replaces--Columbian, Michael Andersen

Sauvie Island bridge saved for Flanders Street--Daily Journal of Commerce--Tyler Graf

Help tame vampire power--New York Times, David Pogue

Clark professor to speak about agricultural sustainability--Columbian, Howard Buck

Tolls could unclog roads, Seattle study says--Seattle Times, Eric Pryne

Sunnis agree to end boycott, rejoin Iraq government--New York Times, James Glanz

McCain blasts bush on Katrina response--Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin

U.S. stocks finish higher as insurers beat forecasts--USA TODAY, MarketWatch, Nick Godt and Kate Gibson

Click here for latest regional news releases and traffic information! 

Thursday on the Air

Clark County Land Use Hearings (live)—6 p.m. CVTV
Baltimore at Seattle Mariners (live)—7 p.m. FSN, KFXX
Portland Beavers at Las Vegas (live)—7 p.m. KKAD

County Board of Health (4/23)—11 p.m. CVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp

Town Tabloids and the weather

Glenda Stamps making corrections. <> Kate Jobe ready for ’Paris.’ <> John Handy finding relaxation at Dulin’s. <> Jamie Herrera showing Cougar side. <> Al Korelin, properly reined, performs well. <> Don Doran coming up with threads. <> Thursday, a few showers, 42-55. Friday, mostly cloudy, sunbreaks, 44-54. Saturday, a few showers, 49-66. Click here for additional local weather information.

For weather facts click on Pat Timm's Weather blog below

Caley & Associates, James Caley CPA, 695-0065
Peterson & Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants, 574-0644
Tax Advisors, PLLC, CPAs Property Tax/Cost Segregation 750-6884
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Canal Road. A new order in Advertising. Carol Lindstrom & Dana Larson. (503) 227-1191

Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, 699-1201
Jordan Schrader Ramis PC, Chris Reive 567-3902
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
LSW Architects PC, Building Stronger Communities Through Design, 694-8571

Bank of America, 696-5641
Bank of Clark County, 993-2265
First Independent Bank, 699-4200
West Coast Bank, 695-3439

Boyd Coffee Company, Coffee, tea and food service solutions since 1900. (503) 666-4545
Civil Engineers/Landscape Architects/Land Use Planners

Hopper Dennis Jellison, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

Charitable Gift Planning

Barbara Chen CFP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2659
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Dale Simison, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3182
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Historic Reserve Trust (360) 992-1815
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Earl C. (Duke) Simpson, DDS, PS, 993-0300
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Andersen Construction Co., Inc. Bob Durgan, (503) 720-5234
RSV Construction, Ron Frederiksen, 693-8830
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Columbia Credit Union, 891-4000
iQ Credit Union, 992-4242
Killian Pacific LLC, 567-0625
Prestige Development, Elie Kassab, 993-0010
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Mackay & Sposito, Jon M. Yamashita, 695-3411
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O'Neill & Associates, Paula Johnson, 606-2961
Home and Small Business Computer Repair
Ryan Smith, 773-5789
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Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
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First Pacific Associates, Mark Martel, CFP, (360) 254-2585

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JD White BERGER/ABAM Engineers, John White, 696-1338
Public Involvement and Natural Resources
Normandeau Associates, Karen Ciocia and Kent Snyder, 694-2300
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Hunt Communications Tom Hunt, 693-8180
KMac & Associates LLC, Kathy McDonald, 607-8959
Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Commercial Wally Hornberger, 699-4494
NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson, H. Roger Qualman, 699-7181
Retirement and Inheritance Planning
Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 817-9959
Vancouver Sign Group, lighting up Business since 1923! 693-4773
Speaking and Training
Kathy Condon, Career Communications, 695-4313
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Quality Window Washing, Dave Beecher, 256-7370

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