MONDAY, JULY 14, 2008

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Shelley Das named Clark College
grants development director

Shelley Das has been appointed director of grants development at Clark College, reports college president Bob Knight.

Das will collaborate with faculty and staff, the Clark College Foundation, employers, and community partners to develop and acquire federal, state, local and private sector grants to develop programs and support our students, according to Knight.

Das has more than 15 years of experience in developing grant proposals, research, policy analysis, project management, and program development related to labor force development, skills integration, immigrants, women, diversity, human rights and social/cultural issues.

Das, who earned a masters degree in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, previously served as executive director of the National Visible Minority Council on Labour Force Development, national representative and researcher for the Canadian Labour Congress (the Canadian equivalent of the AFL-CIO), developmental program officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, consultant for Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, and executive director of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada. Since 2007, Das has served as a public policy advocate for YWCA Clark County.

During 2007-2008, Clark College obtained grants worth over $3 million.  

Smithsonian exhibit coming to
Clark County Historical Museum

The Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit Key Ingredients: America by Food, covering 500 years of American food culture, will be shown for six weeks beginning Saturday, July 26, in the Clark County Historical Museum, 1511 Main Street.

There is no admission fee on the opening day, which begins at 3 p.m. with the sale of a classic cookbook, according to museum executive director Susan Tissot. On opening day 16th Street just north of the museum will be closed  to make way for restaurants and food vendors.

Port of Kalama’s 250-acre mixed-use
development free of tax dollars

The Port of Kalama’s proposed East Port light industrial business park and public use project along 2,500 feet of Kalama River frontage west of Kalama River Road is being put together without requiring any tax support, according to Randy Sweet, president of the Port of Kalama.

Sweet says, “Over the past eight years the port has been acquiring the property east of I-5 along the Kalama River Road.” He adds, “the port has not relied on a tax levy for operations and growth for more than a decade.”

The new project is undergoing development and permitting procedures and will be the subject of public hearings.

In addition to a business park and light industrial sites, the development contains 45 acres set aside for a new county fairgrounds and new and expanded baseball, softball and soccer fields.

Free sports physicals offered at
three Vancouver high schools

Family Medicine of Southwest Washington and the Vancouver School District are offering free sports physicals for students who need the physicals to be cleared for playing sports during the 2008-2009 school year at Hudson’s Bay, Fort Vancouver and Skyview High Schools.

The physicals. As follow,  are from 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Thursday, Aug. 14, at Hudson’s Bay High School; Friday, Aug. 15, at Fort Vancouver High School; and Monday, Aug. 18, at Skyview High School.

For further information and to sign-up, call 313-1044.


The Vancouver City Council meets in workshop session at 4 p.m. today. <> .The Vancouver City Council meets in regular session at 6 p.m. today. <> The Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County meets at 7 p.m. this evening in the Public Works conference room, 4700 NE 78th Street. <> Clark County commissioners meet in regular session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15.


News of local significance
Monday, July 14, 2008

Cowlitz Tribal council votes 17-3 to renew casino negotiations with City of La Center--Columbian, Jeffrey Mize

Forest fire neat Mt. Adams uncontrolled--Columbian, Laura McVicker

Scientists learn much from 40-month Mount St. Helens eruption--Columbian, Michael Andersen

Voters have a choice to make on dying--Columbian, KathieDurbin

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital growing to accommodate demands--Columbian,  Paul Criag

Oregon employment stabilizes in June--Oregonian, Mike Rogoway

Taliban breached NATO base in deadly clash--New York Times, Carlotta Gall

U.S. troops reinforce Afghanistan base after attack--USA TODAY

Bush lifts drilling moratorium, prodding Congress--New York Times, Steve Lee Myers and Carl Hulse

Stocks fall again after early gains--New York Times, Abha Bhattarai and David Jolly

Click here for latest regional news releases and traffic information! 

Monday on the air 

Vancouver City Council Workshop (live)—4 p.m. CVTV
MLB All-Star Game (live)—5 p.m. Fox
Northwest Indian News—6:30 p.m. FVTV
Vancouver City Council (7/7)—7 p.m. CVTV
17th District Position 1 Candidates—9:55 p.m. CVTV
49th District, Position 1 Candidates—10:30 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Land Use Appeals (7/2)—11 p.m. CVTV

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

Town Tabloids and the weather

Randy Alexander hosting perfectly. <> Chris Redman just like clockwork. <> Ozzie Coats says Aug. 31 is a better idea. <> Barbara Kerr giving news pages a little zing. <> John Bryden telling bear story in pictures. <> Monday, mostly sunny, 55-82. Tuesday, sunny 54-78. Wednesday, mostly sunny, 55-77. 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
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
Credit Unions
Columbia Credit Union, 891-4000
iQ Credit Union, 992-4242
Killian Pacific LLC, 567-0625
Prestige Development, Elie Kassab, 993-0010
Engineering, Planning and & Surveying
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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