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Barnes announces re-election bid for Clark PUD

Nancy Barnes

On Thursday, Nancy Barnes announced that she will seek re-election to the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners.  Barnes currently serves as president of the board.

"There are wonderful opportunities and challenges ahead in the utility industry," Barnes said when making her announcement.  "Our utility is community-owned and our customers set our priorities."

Barnes, a 30-year Clark County resident, said her goals for the coming year include continuing the utility’s efforts to provide excellent customer service, highly reliable electricity at affordable prices and a dependable supply of clean, low-cost water for customers served by the utility.

"We also have to continue managing the risks we face with a new BPA contract for wholesale power next year and the continuing volatility in the price of natural gas used at the utility’s River Road Generating Plant," Barnes said.  "These are complex contracts requiring careful decisions. I have an understanding of these issues and the desire and ability to make these decisions and lead our utility forward." 

Barnes lives in Cascade Park with her husband, Daniel Barnes.  They have five grown children and 10 grandchildren.  She works in her husband’s CPA and payroll businesses.  She has a degree in English and journalism from Brigham Young University. 


Firstenburg, Nutter on Clark College Foundation board

Jeanne Firstenburg

Jeanne Firstenburg and Renee Nutter were recently appointed to three-year terms on the Clark College Foundation board.

Renee Nutter

Firstenburg was recently appointed to the office of president of First Independent, the region’s largest privately-owned, locally-managed bank. Firstenburg is active in many community organizations and was named a 2009 Woman of Achievement. She began her education at a community college. Nutter is a lifelong resident of the Vancouver area. She and her husband, Jerry, both attended Clark College. Nutter is passionate about education and has served on numerous local committees and boards involving youth and education. In 2007, she became the director of Dozer Days, an event that hosts over 20,000 guests and provides the community with family fun while raising money for local children’s charities. Since 2008, Nutter has served on the education advisory board of the Washington Policy Center.

"The addition of these new board members strengthens the backgrounds and experiences of our foundation board," says Bruce Davidson, foundation chair.  "Jeanne Firstenburg is well known for her leadership in the banking industry and business community. She brings a wealth of corporate management and marketing experience to the board. Renee Nutter is respected for her entrepreneurial skills and involvement in local educational organizations. Her energy and knowledge of the community will be helpful in our outreach efforts."

Established in 1973, the Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity. It serves as the fundraising arm of Clark College to support program excellence and student success.

Area restaurants plan fundraisers



Root Restaurant in Camas will donate 50 percent of sales on Sunday, June 6 to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. For more information about Humane Society, visit www.southwesthumane.org. For reservations and more info, visit www.rootsrestaurantandbar.com



The 360 Pizzeria at 3425 S.E. 192nd Ave. in Vancouver will donate 50 percent of sales on Monday, June 7 to the Free Clinic of SW Washington. For more information about the Free Clinic, visit their website at: www.freeclinics.org. For reservations and more info, visit www.360pizzeria.com

Share a finalist for $25,000 grant; online votes needed

Share is a finalist for the "No Kid Hungry Innovation Award" sponsored by Share Our Strength, a national organization that raises funds to fight childhood hunger. Share is competing for a grant award of $25,000 in the category of "Innovation to Feed Kids When School is Out."

Winners are determined by online voting at www.strength.org. Individuals can vote once each day between now and June 10.

"It is a sad reality that thousands of children in our community face food insecurity each day," says Diane McWithey, executive director of Share. "It would be such a blessing to receive the $25,000 Share Our Strength grant, as the money would be used to feed 5,000 children and their families through Share's Backpack Program. We encourage our community to vote for Share and bring much needed funds to Clark County to feed hungry children."

Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates four shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management programs and a street outreach program. Share also provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 700 children at 28 schools. For more information visit, www.sharevancouver.org.

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Campaign Events

Rep. Tim Probst (D-Vancouver) will kick off his reelection campaign on Monday, June 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Speaker of the House Frank Chopp will be the special guest. For more information, contact Zach Neuhaus at 360-989-7817 or zach@electtimprobst.com.

A fundraiser for Ann Rivers, hosted by John Idsinga and Adrian Cortez, is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, at 12 N.W. 19th Street in Battle Ground.  Rivers, a Republican, is running to replace Rep. Jaime Herrera (R-Camas) representing the 18th District, position 1.

Leadership Clark County will host a candidate forum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, at Clark College's Gaiser Hall, featuring candidates running for the open seat in the U.S. 3rd Congressional District. The event is free and open to the public.

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News Briefs

  • YMCA: All About Nutrition will be having a fundraiser for The Clark County Family YMCA on Sunday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1304 NE 78th St in Hazel Dell. Free protein shakes will be served; 50 percent of any sales will be donated to the YMCA. For more information, contact Andrea Kelm at 360-910-8053.

  • Battle Ground Schools: Tonight, Friday, June 4, Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., will offer a choral concert at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Admission is $5 adults; $3, senior citizens. For more information, contact Monika Tabor, 360-885-5000.

  • CRESA Book Club: The Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) will be hosting a lunchtime book club to discuss the Amanda Ripley book, The Unthinkable, beginning on Monday, July 12. The book provides examples of how people have responded to disasters. The club will be facilitated by Cheryl Bledsoe and Beth Vaughn, who are both emergency managers for CRESA and Clark County. The club will run for eight Mondays over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. from July 12 through Aug. 30.  It will be held on the sixth floor of the Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Wash. Registration is available at http://www.cresa911.org/emergency/training-register.php or via phone at 360-992-6270.  The group will be limited to 25. Participants will be expected to bring their own copy of the book. People may also participate in the book club discussion virtually, off-site, through Twitter by following www.twitter.com/CRESA_Presents



  • June 4: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will benefit from a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, June 4, at the Fisher Grange Community Center, 814 NE 162nd Ave. in east Vancouver. For more information, call Joan Winton at 360-448-7830.

  • June 5: An all-you-can-eat breakfast, scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5, at Fire Station 31 in Hockinson, will benefit the family of 9-year-old Luke Jensen. Jensen, the grandson of Chaplain Mike White, died of cancer on May 6. Individual tickets are $5 or $15 for a family.

  • June 8: The Clark Public Utilities board of commissioners meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Vancouver Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.

  • June 8: The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Riverview Community Bank, has named Brian Eggleston the Washougal 2010 Teacher of the Year and Sherry Busby the Camas 2010 Teacher of the Year. On Tuesday, June 8, the two will be honored along with the Business of the Year, Nies Insurance, and the Citizen of the Year, Dr. Ed McAninch, at the Annual Award Banquet at Camas Meadows Golf Club. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35 to attend. Tickets are available at the CW Chamber office, 360- 834-2472. For more information, visit www.cwchamber.com.

  • June 14: The Fort Vancouver Library District board of trustees will meet beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 14, at the Goldendale Community Library, 131 West Burgen, Goldendale. The board will hold an executive session at 4 p.m. and then have a regular meeting at 6 p.m.


Friday on the air

First Citizen 2010: Royce Pollard (6-3) 7 p.m. CVTV 21

Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners (5-25) — 8 p.m. CVTV 21

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Friday, June 4, 2010 Headlines


Links to news of local & national significance

Pollard soldiers on for Vancouver- Scott Hewitt, The Columbian

Assessor employee to seek top job- Stephanie Rice, The Columbian

Big crowd helps Herrera kick off 3rd District campaign- Kathie Durbin, The Columbian

Vancouver reaches $185 million city hall sale- Andrea Damewood, The Columbian

Don Benton drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Rossi- Kathie Durbin, The Columbian

Obama Arrives in Gulf Region as Well Cap Effort Proceeds - NYTimes.com


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  • Mark Matthias being generous with gift certificates.

  • Al Angelo Jr observed in power meeting where nice music was playing.

  • Jim Moeller going back to school.


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  • Saturday, mostly sunny, 73-55.

  • Sunday, rain, 64-47.


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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
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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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