Clark College celebrates
Gaiser Hall grand
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
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
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
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
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.
CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp
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