Southwest Washington's Community News Service
Friday, June 4, 2010
Barnes announces re-election bid for Clark PUD
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 and Renee Nutter were recently appointed to three-year terms on the Clark College Foundation board.
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."
determined by online voting at
www.strength.org. Individuals can vote once each day between
now and June 10.
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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 email@example.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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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
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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