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Clark College celebrates Gaiser Hall grand
reopening and last day of spring classes

There is no better day, it seems, than Friday, June 13, for the public to savor the flavor of Clark College and its student body.

For openers, the re-opening of Gaiser Hall, the college’s massive 62,000 square-foot central meeting and public space, is being officially commemorated following a two-year $10 million reconstruction project. A brief program, with remarks from Clark president Bob Knight and Clark student body president Patrick Mehigan, will take care of rededication ceremonies. Student-conducted campus tours follow.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Associated Students of Clark College is hosting the school’s annual Spring Thing, celebrating the final day of spring classes.

This event is filled with such college activities as airbrush tattooing, tarot card and palm reading, and balloon animal construction, in addition to refreshments, music and dunk tanks.

The Gaiser Hall project was designed by LSW Architects and is expected to qualify as a green building meeting the standards of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  

Building Industry Association
endorses candidates, officials

The Building industry Association of Clark County has endorsed Brad Lothspeich, Republican candidate for Clark County Commissioner, District 1, reports Mike Bomar, BIA political affairs director.

The local BIA has also endorsed the following local office holders:

Incumbent Republican Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt, State Sen. Don Benton (R-17th), State Sen. Joe Zarelli (R-18th), 18th District Republican State Reps. Jaime Herrera and Ed Orcutt, and Independent candidate for state representative, 49th District, Mike Bomar.

Columbia River Crossing hearings
continuing in Portland, Vancouver

With the final date for comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Columbia River I-5 bridge project less than a month away (Tuesday, July 1), at least three public hearings are scheduled between now and then.

The first is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Beaverton Mail Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19, the Columbia River Crossing is holding a hearing in the community room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.

Clark County commissioners have scheduled a public hearing to obtain public input on the project at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, in the sixth floor hearing room in the Public Service Center.

Five options are being studied:

<> Not building a new bridge crossing the Columbia River.

<> Replacing the I-5 bridge with a new bridge with bus rapid transit.

<> Replacing the I-5 bridge with a new bridge and light rail.

<> Building a supplemental bridge with bus rapid transit.

<> Building a supplemental bridge with light rail.

The City of Vancouver and C-TRAN, two of the public agencies in Washington and Oregon involved in the decision making, have opted for a replacement bridge with light rail.

Further information is available by going to http://www./Default.aspx.columbiacrossing.com.

Vancouver’s Flag Day ceremony
replete with food and beverages,
Mayor Pollard, George Washington

Vancouver’s old-fashioned Flag Day ceremony in Vancouver Barracks, with free food and beverages,

includes appearances by Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, played by himself, and President George Washington, played by a re-enactor.

Activities begin at 12:30 Saturday, June 14, at the bandstand on Officers Row. The official Flag Day ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m.

Sponsors are Veolia Water, Trader Joe’s, Frito-Lay, The Restaurant at the Historic Reserve, and Corwin Beverage.

IQ Credit Union offering credit
workshops for 15-17-year olds

IQ Credit Union is offering Youth Visa Workshops for 15- through 17-year olds, reports iQ Credit Union CEO Roger Michaelis.

The workshops, open to nonmembers as well as members, are designed to provide financial literacy for young people, according to Michaelis. The workshops are being held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in the iQ Credit Union Hazel Dell office, 305 NE 81st Street. For further information, call 695-3441.


Scott Gullickson has been appointed to the Ridgefield School Board. He succeeds Ray Warner. Gullickson, who works for CRC Corporation, Vancouver, is active in Ridgefield Little League, South Ridge Parent-Teacher Association, the Naydenov Performance Team Booster Club and soccer. The term of office runs through November 2009.


The Southwest Washington Blood Program is conducting blood drives Friday, June 13, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Longview Daily News, 770 11th Avenue, and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Longview Fire Department, 740 Commerce Avenue.

Headlines Thursday, June 11, 2008

Stolen Jefferson Davis memorial ends up in creek--Columbian, Scott Hewett

Hilton's green practices recognized--Columbian, Paul Craig

Baird leading tour or Galapagos--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Fresh produce vouchers available to eligible seniors at farmers markets--Columbian, Dean Baker

Home ownership efforts focus on Fourth Plain--Columbian, Scott Hewitt

Anti-casino group in Florence wins legal round in Oregon Court of Appeals--Oregonian, Ashbel S. Green

First-time woman MAX rider beaten while trying to come to aid of another transit rider being harassed--KATU-TV

Supreme court rules for Guantanamo detainees--Washington Post, Robert Barnes and Dan Eggen

Stocks rise on retail sales figures--New York Times, Michael M. Grynbaum

Rates on 30-year mortgages jump, USA TODAY, AP, Martin Crutsinger

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Thursday on the air 

Clark County Land Use Hearings (live)—6 p.m. CVTV
Portland Beavers at Las Vegas (live)—7 p.m. KKAD

Clark County Planning Commission (6/5)—11 p.m. CVTV

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

Town Tabloids and the weather

Leah Greenwood’s hat ad gets double-take. <> John White touting library lions’ neighborhood. <> Kathy Scott’s 2008 lucky day is Friday the 13th. <> Mary White solving mystery. <> Don Russo drumming up business. <> Barbara Kerr sharing esoterica. <> Thursday, warming, partly cloudy, 53-72. Friday, sunny, 49-74. Saturday, sunny, 51-77.  Click here for additional local weather information.

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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
Advertising Agencies
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
Construction Management and Development
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
Human Resources Consultation
O'Neill & Associates, Paula Johnson, 606-2961
Home and Small Business Computer Repair
Ryan Smith, 773-5789
Insurance Services
Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
Investment and Retirement Planning

First Pacific Associates, Mark Martel, CFP, (360) 254-2585

Land Use, Natural Resources, Public Involvement, Engineering
JD White BERGER/ABAM Engineers, Helen Devery, 823.6100
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 
Public Involvement and Natural Resources
Normandeau Associates, Karen Ciocia and Kent Snyder, 694-2300
Public Relations

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
Window Washing
Quality Window Washing, Dave Beecher, 256-7370

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