FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2008

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Richard Brase joins Vancouver
Symphony as marketing director

Richard Brase has joined The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as marketing director, it was announced today by the symphony orchestra’s executive director Celia Gesting.

Brase's appointment marks his return to the Vancouver-Portland area after two years as director of programming and promotion at KBCI-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boise, Idaho.

Prior to 2006, Brase was president and creative director of Portland-based Creative Motion Group, a television marketing and production company. From 1998 to 2004, he was the director of creative services at KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8, where he supervised the station's marketing, promotion and commercial production.

A native New Yorker, Brase is a seven-time Emmy Award-winner and a graduate of  Bowling Green State University, and he earned a masters degree in speech and English from the University of Michigan.

The new position of full-time marketing director was made possible by a generous, three-year capacity building grant from the H. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, according to Gesting.

Life Flight expanding to
Kelso-Longview area

Oregon-based Life Flight is expanding its 30-year presence in the Vancouver-Portland metropolitan area to Kelso-Longview in Cowlitz County, according to Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network executive director

A Life Flight helicopter at the Kelso-Longview Airport will have the added benefit of decreasing the time it takes us to fly to the coast. We have long established, strong relationships with the coastal hospitals and, of course, the hospitals in the Vancouver area, Griffiths says.

Life Flight plans on beginning service which will include growing communities in those areas and for communities on the Oregon and Southwest Washington coast, by mid-September.

Life Flight a certified program, is headquartered in Aurora, Ore. Life Flight was the first hospital-based air ambulance on the West Coast. Life Flight has safely transported over 31,000 patients. Earlier this year Life Flight opened helicopter bases in both Eugene, Oregon, and Dallesport, Washington.

Life Flight critical care nurses and paramedics are trained in the emergency transport of high-risk obstetrical patients, as well as critically ill and injured pediatric and adult patients. Life Flight Network is owned and operated by the consortium of Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, Oregon Health & Sciences University, and Providence Health System. For further information, go to www.lifeflight.org.

Vancouver Lake history subject
of next Lake partnership meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present findings from its bathymetry survey and modeling efforts, the results of a year-long survey of the lake’s hydrology and salmon habitat at the 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, meeting of the Vancouver Lake Partnership in Port of Vancouver offices, 3101 NW Lower River Road.

The studies have come about because of annual closures of the recreational lake due to summer blue-green algal blooms.

The partnership was formed with a goal of maintaining the lake as a recreational resource.

Vancouver opens cooling centers

Three cooling centers are open for residents who do not have air conditioning or otherwise need relief from the current hot spell, reports Tami Kihs, Vancouver emergency management coordinator.

The cooling centers are in the Luepke Senior Center and the Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Boulevard, and the Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. The cooling centers will be open until 9 p.m. this evening and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

Water is available, but food is not available, in the centers. For further information, call Kihs at 619-1241.

Laser hair removal big biz;
Clark College offering classes

To keep up with one of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetic laser industry, Clark College is establishing a laser hair removal technician program.

This fall, Clark College Corporate Education and Kushan LLC, a leader in educational in-sourcing, will partner to establish the laser hair removal technician program at the college.

Classes will be held between September 15 and November 19 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Cost of the 80 contact-hour course is $1,850, and that includes all materials. For further information, call Jennifer Ward, 992-2939.


The Urban Bergers, belly dancers from Portland’s Caravan Studio, will be entertaining in the air-conditioned Camas Library at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. <> The library is at 625 NE 4th Avenue. Due to the extreme temperatures forecast in the Vancouver area, the National Park Service at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site has cancelled the 1860s Vintage Base Ball special event scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Due to the park's full event schedule, the baseball game will not be rescheduled. 






Links to news of local significance
Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Living Hope Church leads efforts to stock county's depleted food banks--Columbian, Scott Hewitt

ACE helps families go for housing gold--Columbian, Michael Andersen

Oregon agency wants PGE to spend $424 million to help clear smog from Columbia Gorge--Columbian, Kathie Durbin

Prosecutors clear six law enforcement officers who shot a Vancouver man last month--Columbian, Stephanie Rice

Home sales, prices down sharply in second quarter--Columbian, Cami Joner

Heart could reach historic highs--Columbian, Erik Robinson

Dollar rebounds, market goes up, oil falls briefly to $111 a barrel--New York Times, Michael M. Grynbaum

Roaring dollar shapes markets--Wall Street Journal, Peter A. McKay

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Friday on the air

Seattle Mariners at the Twins (live)—5 p.m.
Fresno at Portland Beavers (live)—7 p.m. KKAD

Animal Control Hearings (8/14)—7 p.m. CVTV
Federal Transportation Forum (8/6)—8 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Close Up (8/3)—9:30 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Land Use Hearings (7/15)—10 p.m. CVTV
Army News Watch—11 p.m. FVTV

CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us

Town Tabloids and the weather

Mary Murphy first with Monday news. <> Scott Bailey preparing for September. <> Sandra Hoyt announcing a panoply of stars. <> Kelly Walsh eschewing all but the best blue jeans for cause. <> Michelle Gila has dance info. <> Charles Burge finds right name, wrong person. <> Friday, partly cloudy, 68-98. Saturday, sunny, 67-100. Sunday, partly cloudy, 62-90. Click here for additional local weather information.

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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
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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
Human Resources Consultation
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
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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