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Friday, July 9, 2010

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WSUV offers summer art exhibits

Cuba as captured by Luz Maria Gordillo, WSU Vancouver

The art galleries at Washington State University have put up new exhibits for the summer. Travel photography, hand-made books and an eclectic collection of alumni art are ready for public viewing.

An artists' reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28.

A collection of color photographs taken by WSU Vancouver staff members while working with the University of Havana and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba is on display in the Administration Building gallery through September.

"Visions of Cuba" reflects on the memories and sensibilities of the delegation from WSU Vancouver. Artists featured in the exhibit include Josť Alamillo, Hal Dengerink, Luz Maria Gordillo and Brian McNeill.

An exhibit of artist-made books is on display in the Washington State University Vancouver Library through Aug. 20. The juried exhibit includes nine artists from Washington and Oregon

The first showing of strictly WSU alumni-created art is on exhibit in the Engineering and Life Sciences Building through Aug. 26. The artwork includes abstract and figurative images, large paintings, small, intimate photos and quilting fiber arts.

The variety of media and themes shows the diversity of the WSU alumni. There is a 50-year difference in the graduation dates of these alumni and a world of different perspectives. The common thread among the artists is shared community. Each artist has maintained a connection to WSU and is part of the Vancouver community.

Alumni artists include: Jeannette Altman, '99; Missy Bachmeier, '04; Ethan Elkins, '03; Barbara Hilkey, '00; Melisse Laing, '60; Bronwen Lee, '92; Stephanie Reed, '10; and Merlinda Sain, '07.

For more information, contact Erin Dengerink Madarang at madarang@vancouver.wsu.edu or 360-546-9551.


 Clark College Foundation earns national award

Clark College Foundation has been named a winner of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 2010 WealthEngine Awards for Educational Fundraising, which honors superior fundraising programs across the country. Only one other two-year public college received an award. For the 2010 award, 1,005 higher education institutions were eligible for consideration.

"The Clark College Foundation is a superb partner. Their leadership and staff do outstanding work in support of our college and our students," said Robert K. Knight, Clark College president. "Itís exciting to know that their peers across the country recognize the foundationís commitment to excellence."

Established in 1973, the award-winning Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity that functions as the fundraising arm of Clark College. 

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

CASE membership includes nearly 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 59 countries.

 Burgerville offers fundraiser tonight for county employees

The Clark County Employee Picnic Committee has teamed up with two Burgerville restaurants to raise money for the countyís employee picnic in August.

A percentage of all sales between 5 and 9 p.m. tonight at the downtown and Central Park locations will benefit the Clark County Picnic Fund. The downtown restaurant is at 307 E. Mill Plain Blvd.; the Central Park restaurant is at 2200 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

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Campaign Events

Democrats Picnic: The Clark County Democrats are hosting a summer picnic from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, at Leverich Park. There will be candidate speeches at 3:30 p.m. and canned food will be collected for Share. For more information, visit www.BlueDonkeys.com.

Candidate Night: The League of Women Voters of Clark County is hosting a candidate night for U.S. Senate candidates, 17th Legislative District, Position 2 candidates, County Assessor candidates, city of Vancouver, Position 4 candidates, Clark Public Utilities District candidates and Supreme Court Position 6 candidates at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Clark Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver. For more information, contact Jane Van Dyke, 503-459-1011.

Prosecuting attorney candidate forum: The Forum at the Library and League of Women Voters are offering a forum featuring the candidates for Clark County Prosecuting Attorney at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in the community room at Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. For more information, call 360-695-1566.

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News Briefs

  • Cooling Centers: Cooling centers will remain open around the county through Saturday. The Battle Ground Community Center will be the site of the cooling center there at 912 E. Main St., today from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call Battle Ground Parks & Recreation at 360-342-5380.The Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave Camas, will be open as a cooling center today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 360-834-4692. Clark County Fire District 6 will open a cooling center at noon today at its Felida Fire Station, 11600 N.W. Lakeshore Ave., Vancouver. Today's cooling center will open at noon today and remain open until 8 p.m. For more information, contact Dawn Johnson at 360-356-6040.

  • Hazel Dell redevelopment: Clark County's commissioners will consider development incentives and design standards for the Highway 99 area at a public hearing Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in the in the sixth-floor hearing room of the county Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. The county might decide to reduce development fees, speed up permit review and offer credits for bicycle, pedestrian and public transit amenities.

  • 192nd Avenue signals: A new fiber optics communication system will better coordinate traffic signals along Southeast 192nd Avenue. Drivers along the road should experience smoother traffic, but motorists approaching from side streets may notice slightly longer signal delays.

  • Voter deadline: Monday, July 19, is the last day to register by mail or online for the primary and special election on Aug. 17. This applies to anyone who has changed addresses since his or her last vote. Visit the county elections office at http://clarkvotes.org for more information.

  • CRESA Book Club: The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will be hosting a lunchtime book club downtown to discuss the Amanda Ripley book The Unthinkable beginning Monday, July 12. Registration is available at http://www.cresa911.org/emergency/training-register.php or via phone at 360-992-6270. People may also participate in the book club discussion virtually, off-site, through Twitter by following www.twitter.com/CRESA_Presents


  • July 12: The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District board meets in executive session at 4 p.m. and regular session at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 12, at the Ridgefield Community Center, 210 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington.

  • July 12: The first widespread shutdown of state agencies as a result of budget shortfalls will take place Monday, July 12. The closures will save more than $70 million in all funds in 2010Ė11. The temporary layoff law was passed as part of a series of measures to address an almost $12 billion shortfall during the 2009-11 budget period. For more information on state agency closures, visit http://ofm.wa.gov/layoff/.

  • July 13: The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. the Commission Room at the port's administrative building, 3103 NW Lower River Road.

  • July 17: The first-ever tour of chicken coops in Vancouverís Uptown Village is slated for Saturday, July 17. Tours begin at noon and continue until 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.coopdujourtour.com

  • July 19 and Sept. 16: The Port of Vancouver is offering two more "V.I.P. family tours" this summer of its site on 3103 NW Lower River Road. The events are 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, and 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. To reserve a spot, contact Andrew Ness at 360-992-1137 or amness@portvanusa.com.

  • July 20: The next Face to Face with Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and the Vancouver City Council will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver.

  • July 23: The Columbia River Economic Development Council's 20th Annual Golf Classic is coming up Friday, July 23. Hole sponsorships and player slots are on sale. For details, visit www.credc.org.

Friday on the air

Columbia Crossing Independent Review Panel Meeting (7-7)ó6:30 p.m. CVTV 23

Clark County Democrats Jefferson Jackson Dinner & Auction (6-6)ó9:54 p.m. CVTV 23


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Boulevard offers taste of world- Mary Ann Albright, The Columbian

Surprises spice up 3rd District debate- Kathie Durbin, The Columbian

Kyron Horman's father recalls when marriage to Terri Horman began to sour -OregonLive.com

LeGone: LeBron James dumps Cleveland for Miami- The Seattle Times

Judge Topples U.S. Rejection of Gay Unions- NYTimes.com

Offshore Drilling Moratorium: Rejected Again - The Huffington Post


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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
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
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Mackay & Sposito, Jon M. Yamashita, 695-3411
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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

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