Jack Burkman succeeds Kim
Jack Burkman has been appointed to the Clark College Board of Trustees, succeeding Kim Peery, who has retired after ten years as a trustee.
Burkman, a graduate of Montana State University, worked for Hewlett Packard for nearly 28 years, managing all aspects of new consumer inkjet product development.
After retiring from HP in 2005, Burkman served as the Southwest Region Planning Manager for the Washington State Dept. of Transportation. He also served a term on the Vancouver City Council and volunteered with organizations, including the Clark County Planning Commission, C-TRAN, and the Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency.
Shawn A. Elpel has joined the
Shawn A. Elpel has joined the law firm of Duggan, Schlotfeldt & Welch PLCC.
Elpel was previously vice president and underwriting counsel at LandAmerica Commercial Services in Seattle. He has directed and assisted in legal training programs and taught numerous classes in real estate, escrow and title insurance law.
Elpel provides counsel in real estate law and transactions, title insurance and construction law.
Elpel earned his law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law and has been practicing law since 1992.
County’s first solar application complete
Installation of solar panels on the roof of the Clark County Jail has been completed. The project is part of a $7.8 million energy conservation program approved by Clark County Commissioners last April.
In all, thirty-five separate projects are planned, and energy cost savings are expected to pay for all of them.
“Clark County’s investment in solar energy conveys a message to the community of our commitment to conserving energy, the environment and taxpayer dollars,” says commissioner Steve Stuart. “A solar water heater will be added later, and solar panels will also be placed on several other county buildings.”
Made of semiconductor materials, the Solar Integrated panels are rugged, flexible and virtually unbreakable. They are much lighter than previous crystal panels and can be installed on any type of flat or low-angled commercial roof or surface. Also, they are constructed for maximum energy output, producing energy earlier in the day, later in the afternoon and even in low light or cloudy-overcast weather conditions.
When running at maximum capacity, the solar panels on the jail roof will produce 17.28 kilowatts per hour of electricity for the jail and the Sheriff’s Office, or about 16,770 kilowatt hours per year. The average household in Clark County uses 13,844 kilowatt hours per year. Any excess energy will be sold to Clark Public Utilities.
I-5, Highway 502
The $52 million I-5 Highway 502 interchange opening direct access east-west between Battle Ground and Interstate 5 was opened today in time for the evening commute.
Funded through the 2003 Nickel Legislative Highway Package, the project and is being delivered ahead of schedule and under the original $56 million project budget, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation's deputy secretary and chief operating officer, Dave Dye. “I applaud the efforts of our WSDOT project team and Kerr Contractors,” Dye added. The project was nearly a year ahead of schedule.
Nelson Holmberg takes fifth
place in world
Radio-controlled hydroplane racer Nelson Holmberg, Vancouver, took fifth place in the high performance radio-controlled model hydroplanes world-championship race at Klineline Pond in the Salmon Creek Regional Park this past weekend.
Mike Gossler, Auburn, won the 2008 championship with 1,900 points. Mark Hansen, Federal Way, was second with 1,569 points, and third was Bill Smiley, Seattle, with 1,527 points. Holmberg earned 1,050 points.
The unlimited radio-controlled electric powered boats are exactly one-tenth the size of unlimited hydroplanes like Slo-Mo-shun and Miss Budweiser, powerful racing boats 30 feet long that reach speeds in excess of 200 miles an hour.
The American Power Boat Association's National Championship Electric Radio Controlled Unlimited competition was held at Klineline Pond for the first time.
More than 150 spectators watched the World Championship, in which 47 boats were entered, sponsored by Meyers Auto Tech.
The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Washington meets from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today in the Healthman Lodge. Spotlight speakers are Stephanie Fisher, Vancouver Adventure Boot Camp, and Marcie Maynes, Simple Safety. Admission is $29 for members, $35 for non-members. Call Suzanne Simon, (360) 904-8083, for further information. <> The Southwest Washington Blood Program is holding blood drives Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Vancouver Clinic, 501 SE 172nd Avenue, and from 3:30 to 6 p.m in the parking lot of the Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Avenue.
Clark County Close UP (10/5)—4:14 p.m. CVTV
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