Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Print Edition   Back Issues  Search Free  Unclassified  Dennis Grunes's Film Pieces   Contact 


Click here for more information about the Kearney Breast Center


Click here to learn more about taking the next step in your education click here

Click here to learn about the Cowlitz's newest plans

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

To learn why Schawbe should be your law firm, click here

To learn more about C-TRAN
services click here

To see more Square Deal projects click here


To find out more about the Fort Vancouver National Trust click here.


David Sacamano joins BergerABAM

David Sacamano

David Sacamano, RLA, LEED AP, has joined BergerABAM as a senior landscape architect and urban design manager in the firm’s Vancouver office. Sacamano has 14 years of experience with planning, design, permitting, and the constructing of urban landscapes and public open spaces.

Sacamano’s work includes a wide range of project types, including those for municipalities, higher education and healthcare institutions, and transportation agencies. His demonstrated expertise in parks and open space planning, landscape architecture, urban design, site planning, and sustainable design will create feasible, visually appealing, environmentally sensitive, and economically responsible projects. His expertise strengthens the firm’s service practice in the areas of open space, transportation, waterfront, and urban development planning and design in metropolitan Portland, southwest Washington, and the Puget Sound area.

Sacamano earned his bachelor of landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and his bachelor of science in environmental science from Willamette University. He is a licensed landscape architect in Washington and Oregon and is a LEED-accredited professional.

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity adds new staff member

Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer Schmidt joined the Evergreen Habitat for Humanity staff as the new communications manager. Schmidt will focus on increasing public awareness, event coordination and web design.

Previously, Schmidt worked at Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., as a project handler overseeing communications and event coordination for the Camas office.

Schmidt was also vice president of public relations for her local Toastmasters club and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Humboldt State University.

Ann Rivers to run for 18th District Representative

La Center businesswoman Ann Rivers, president of Convergence Northwest Consulting, announced her candidacy for the open 18th Legislative District seat in Clark and Cowlitz counties.

Rivers, 43, has been a resident in the 18th District for over 14 years, living and working in both counties that make up the district. “Having lived in both Clark and Cowlitz counties, I possess a perspective of the varying needs of the district,” said Rivers. “I feel that I know this district and the people who live here. And the people of this district are hurting – I intend to do everything I can to fix that.”

“Is government doing enough?” Rivers asked. “Has government made the hard choices to cut costs? People are in tough straights financially – the government must share that burden and make sacrifices as well. Like the people of this state, government must learn to do more with less. No society has ever taxed itself into prosperity and ours is no exception.”

“I’m ready to hit the ground running,” Rivers said. “I’ve worked on legislative staff, run a business, and taken principled stands in my everyday life, such as opposing the megacasino development that will damage our community.”

“This isn’t a notch on a gunbelt for me,” Rivers went on. ”I am deeply committed to representing the people of this district and that is my full focus in running for this office.

Clark College to hold Mental Health Monday discussion

Yael Schweitzer received training in the leading managing stress programs at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University. For more than 25 years, she has incorporated mindfulness-based approaches into her teaching and therapeutic work.

The holidays may be over, but, for people who are dealing with economic uncertainty, job loss or family crisis, stress is a constant. Acute or chronic stress can have a serious impact on an individual’s emotional or physical well-being. Clark College will hold Mental Health Monday with a discussion on the topic "Managing Stress with Mindfulness," with guest speaker Yael Schweitzer, LCSW, BC-DMT. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in Clark’s Penguin Student Lounge, located in the college’s Penguin Union Building, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The event is free and open to the public.


Washougal City Council meets for a special workshop at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 29, in City Council chambers, 1701 C Street. Topic for the evening will be the E-Street Improvements Project, with possible action to follow. For questions, contact the City Clerk’s office at 835-8501.

Tuesday on the air


Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners (12-8)--4:30 p.m. CVTV

Clark College Orchestra Fall Concert (12-2)--6 p.m. CVTV

Columbia River Crossing Project Sponsors Council (12-4)--7:30 p.m. CVTV

Clark County World AIDS Day Recognition (12-1)--9:45 p.m. CVTV

Clark County Land Use Hearings (12-10)--11 p.m. CVTV

 Community Calendar Links


Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Headlines


Links to news of local & national significance

New Korean eatery shakes up downtown Vancouver menu--Columbian, Cami Joner

Salmon Creek chefs aim for healthful, delicious--Columbian, Mary Ann Albright

GM discounts: Saturn, Pontiac cars get $7000 rebate--Huffington Post, AP

Obama blames 'human and systemic failures' in Detroit incident--Washington Post, Robert O'Harrow Jr., Spencer Hsu and William Branigin

F.D.A. to seek new standards on human test data--New York Times, Barry Meier

Google Top News Headlines: http://news.google.com/

Google News Feeds:
Top News RSS | Atom World RSS | Atom

Click here for latest regional news releases
and traffic information!

CVTV programming on demand:

Town Tabloids and the weather

Romy Orantes receiving list of “Top Words.” <> Alex Meinig planning a future trip. <> Jamie Gross heading to a place much warmer <> Tuesday, light snow, 39-37. Wednesday, showers, 44-36. Thursday, rain, 46-45. Cick here for additional local weather information.


For weather facts click on Pat Timm's Weather blog below

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
Miller Nash LLP. Steve Horenstein, 699-4771
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Lisa Lowe, 694-7551
Bank of America, 696-5651
First Independent Bank, 699-4200
Riverview Community Bank, 834-6561
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

HDJ Design Group, PLLC, Gregory P. Jellison P.E. 695-3488

Charitable Gift Planning

Daniel Lee PHD, CFRE, CFP, ChFC, CAP, Clark College Foundation, (360) 992-2542
Sarah Nevue, The Community Foundation, (360) 694-2550
Jean Rahn, SWMC Foundation, (360) 514-3670
Tom Bashwiner, FAHP, Director of Gift Planning, Fort Vancouver National Trust (360) 992-1815
Clutter Clearance and Downsizing
Simple & Clear, Jeff Williams, 254-5365
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
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
surance Services
Keenan Insurance Services, Brandon M. Keenan, 213-1500
Investment and Retirement Planning

Martel Wealth Advisors, Mark Martel CFP (360) 694-9940
Land Use, Natural Resources, Public Involvement, Engineering
BergerABAM, Helen Devery, 823.6100
Great Western Malting, Jay Hamecheck, director North American Business Development 

Port of Kalama, 360-673-2325

Port of Ridgefield, 360-887-3873

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, 360-852-9615
Retirement and Inheritance Planning
Andy Nygard, CFP, (360) 695-6431
Security Signs, Designed to inform and sell! Carol Keljo, 433-2321
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

Click here for Mount St. Helens photographs,
updated every five minutes


Living in Southwest Washington

WSDOT Vancouver-
Portland area traffic cam

The Weather Channel Weather


Vancouver OnStage
Performing Arts

Arts Equity Onstage

Public Playhouse

Christian Youth Theater


Ski Reports

Source links
City of Battle Ground
City of Camas
City of La Center
City of Ridgefield
City of Vancouver
City of Washougal
City of Woodland
Clark County
Clark Public Utilities
NW Natural
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Port of Vancouver

Port of Camas-Washougal
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Vancouver's Downtown

Center for
Community Health


Click here for Washington Wineries

Click here for
Oregon Wineries

Sports links

Portland Beavers

Portland Lumberjax
Portland Trail Blazers

Portland Timbers
Portland Winter Hawks
Gonzaga University
Seattle Mariners
Seattle Seahawks
WSU Cougars
U of W Huskies
U of O Ducks
OSU Beavers
Indy Racing

Champ Cars

Education link

U.S. House Science Committee website

Clark County Recycling Information