Monday, September 28, 2009

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Local jobs nonprofit director speaks at national conference focusing on military women and veterans

Pam Brokaw

Pam Brokaw, executive director of Partners in Careers, spoke about public policy and jobs for veterans at the September Academy Women Symposium in Arlington, VA. Brokaw was part of a panel consisting of national leaders addressing issues that face women in the military and those transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

Brokaw also spoke about how non-profits, government, community organizations and local businesses can partner to help women veterans find work and economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

This fall, PIC will launch the pilot Veteran Women Program, which will help women veterans connect with services, training and jobs.

PIC will also be holding an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at 111 West 39th Street, Suite B.

Ribbon cutting and dedication for Clark College at Columbia Tech

Left to right: Project Manager Jim Watkins, Clark College Board of Trustees Chair Addison Jacobs, Clark College President Bob Knight, Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, Clark College Foundation President & CEO Lisa Gibert, Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) President Ashley Schahfer and Todd Construction President Brent Schafer cut the ribbon this morning to dedicate Clark College at Columbia Tech Center (CTC).

Clark College at Columbia Tech celebrated the opening of the new state-of-the-art facility which opened for classes last week, with a ribbon cutting and dedication this morning. Clark College at CTC features 18 classrooms, each with the latest in instructional technology. It also has eight science and computer labs and wireless Internet service throughout the building. In partnership with LSW Architects, the college is seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the building, which is also home to the college’s new Corporate Learning Center. Clark College at CTC is located at 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd.

CRC tolling study committee meets October 1

The Columbia River Crossing Tolling Study Committee is meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Hall D, to discuss a range of tolling scenarios with the public to better understand traffic and funding effects.

It is expected that a portion of the funding to build the CRC project will come from tolls, supplementing funds from federal and state sources. Tolling will also help manage traffic congestion and provide bridge users more predictable trips.

This meeting’s agenda also includes a presentation on existing tolling responsibilities in both Oregon and Washington, followed by a discussion of opportunities for future coordination. Additionally, the committee will hear an update on tolling outreach activities and take public comment as part of the ongoing tolling study.

Public comment is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. For meeting materials, visit http://www.columbiarivercrossing.org/FileLibrary/


Local theater company invites clue sleuths to solve the mystery of D.B. Cooper this Halloween

Detective Harry Fetuccine played by Tony Provenzola

Crosspointe and the Magenta Theater Company presents “Mystery on Main,” an interactive theatrical event where participants will go back in time in order to solve the missing whereabouts of D.B. Cooper, the most infamous skyjacker in

American history, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31.

Tickets are $10 and go on sale Oct. 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Magenta box office at 635-4358 or by visit www.magentatheater.com. Seating is general admission and is limited.

Magenta Theater is located at 606 Main Street in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to hold first concert of its season

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will hold the first concert of its thirty-first season 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and 7 pm. Sunday, Oct. 25. The concert will be highlighted by the classic Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Requiebro Andaluz by Chano Montes, and the Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 by Antonín Dvorák. Guest artist Nancy Ives, principal cellist with the Oregon Symphony will also be performing.

All performances are at Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver. Tickets for performances are available online at www.vancouversymphony.org, by phone at 735-7278, at local music outlets and at the door. Students get a special $9 admission price for any concert. For more information, visit www.vancouversymphony.org.

Recycle block foam at free collection event

Clark County and the City of Vancouver are holding a block foam recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Fisher's Landing Transit Center, 3510 SE 164th Avenue, and another from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Yellow #1 parking lot at Clark College, on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way. Cost is free.

The event also allows businesses to bring in small loads, no bigger than what will fit into a passenger or cargo van, at no charge. Larger business loads should be taken to Total Reclaim at 5805 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions or more information about this event, contact the City of Vancouver Solid Waste Services at 619-4120 or Clark County Solid Waste at 397-6118 ext. 4352. Information about recycling a variety of materials is also available online at www.cityofvancouver.us/solidwaste and www.clark.wa.gov/recycle.

News Briefs

Community members, parents, and sports fans are invited to the Clark County Youth Sports Foundations annual fundraiser, "Western Night with the Stars." The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.10, at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Local Channel 12 meteorologist Andy Carson will emcee the event and several former members of the Seattle Mariners baseball team will be in attendance. There will be dinner, dancing, and a live auction. All proceeds will go to purchase scoreboards for the baseball and softball fields at the four high schools in Evergreen Public Schools. Tickets can be purchased on the CCYSF website at http://www.ccysf.org/index.php.


City Council meets for a consent agenda meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, in the City Council chambers, Vancouver. <> City Council workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. this evening in the Council chambers, Washougal.


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H1N1 (Swine Flu): Coordinating a Regional Response in Southwest Washington (9-18)—9:35 p.m. CVTV

Town Hall: Congressman Brian Baird (8-18)—11 p.m. CVTV


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Proposed light rail extension focus of workshop--Columbian, Erik Robinson

Street repairs funded by stimulus money--Columbian, AP

Public-access defibrillators can jump-start hearts, save lives in Clark County--Columbian, Erin Middlewood

Derivatives: Bailed-out banks still making billions off risky bets--Huffington Post, AP

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