Arbor Day celebrated in Vancouver
Clark College President Bob Knight, Friends of Trees Program Director Brighton West, Friends of Trees; City of Vancouver Urban Forester Charles Ray, and Clark College Grounds Manager Skip Jimerson.
Clark College celebrated Arbor Day 2010 on Wednesday, April 14, by planting a new evergreen magnolia just north of the music building on the main campus. The event was coordinated by Tim Carper, a student who also works in the college's horticulture department. Clark College is pursuing a "Tree Campus USA" designation.
The college is hosting its annual Sakura (cherry blossom) festival on Thursday, April 22.
For more information, visit www.clark.edu.
Clark Public Utilities Commissioner Carol Curtis, Washington State Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt.
The city of Vancouver also celebrated Arbor Day yesterday at the Mayor's Grove near Clark College bordering Mill Plain Boulevard. A triumph elm was chosen by Mayor Tim Leavitt to be added to grove.
C-Tran board approves fare increase
open houses and public outreach that culminated in a public hearing
last night, the C-TRAN Board of Directors voted to approve a fare
increase that takes effect September 1, 2010. After listening to
testimony and considering previously submitted written comments, the
board approved the proposal with one change: reduction of the
proposed increase on monthly Express passes from $115 to $110. The
approved increases are as follows:
changes will also be made to the eligibility requirements for
Honored Citizen (senior and disabled categories), as well as ID
requirements for the Youth/Student and Child categories. More
information is available online at
www.c-tran.com, or by calling C-TRAN Passenger Service at
As originally announced three weeks
ago, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its Saturday,
April 17, and Sunday, April 18, concerts due to a budgetary
shortfall. Tickets for those performances can be used for the May 29
and 30 concerts. <>
Weather Service is offering a free training for volunteer weather
spotters starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the Northwest
Regional Training Center, 11606 NE 66th Circle in Orchards. For more
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/skytraining.php. <> The
Clark County Skills Center is hosting its annual Summer Country
Barbecue at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14, in the skills center
restaurant, 12200 NE 28th St. in Vancouver. The meal will be
prepared by students of the center's culinary arts program. Tickets
are $25. Contact Robin McColley at 360-604-1054 or
Admission to the Marshall Lecture on Thursday, May 20, is free, but
tickets are required and seating is limited. Jonathan Jarvis,
the director of the National Park Service, is the speaker. The
lecture begins at 11:30 a.m. at Hudson's Bay High School, 1206 East
Reserve Street in Vancouver. Tickets can be printed from the Fort
Vancouver National Trust's Web site at
Market Place News on West Evergreen
Blvd. in downtown Vancouver no longer offers C-TRAN tickets &
passes. For other outlets, visit
<> Gov. Chris Gregoire
has directed that flags at all Washington state agency buildings be
lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, April 15, in memory of U.S. Army
Specialist Joseph T. Caron of Tacoma. Caron died earlier this
week in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his vehicle. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of
business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, April 16.
Both Washington and Oregon have
extended the deadline for studded snow tires to Saturday, April 17.
On Tuesday, April 20, members of the Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors will host a coffee and conversation with the community at Shahala Middle School from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the media center. Shahala Middle School is located at 601 SE 192nd Ave., Vancouver. District instructional and operational staff will also be on hand to answer specific questions about district operations and curriculum. <> Tickets are still available for the Friends of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Spring Luncheon. The fundraiser is planned to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at the Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. Pat Jollota is the guest speaker, with entertainment provided by singer Jennifer Prescott. For more information, visit www.vancouversymphony.org. <> Workshops will be offered at Washington State University Vancouver on Tuesday, April 20, as part of the 36th annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium. For more information, visit http://murrowsymposium.wsu.edu.
Friday on the air
Clark County Animal Control Hearings (4-14) — 7 p.m. CVTV 23
Bravo! Vancouver: Beethoven, Brubeck and the Blues(1-24) — 8:02 p.m. CVTV 23
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