Back Issues: February 7th, 2017

Tracy Malone replaces Mary Tipton on Camas School Board

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

thumb_Tracey_MaloneLongtime Camas community member Tracey Malone was appointed Thursday to the Camas School Board of Directors, filling the vacancy that was left when Mary Tipton resigned in December after serving nine years on the board. Malone, a parent of two students in the district and Camas High School graduate, is vice-president and partner at Halbert Construction Services LLC. A graduate of Clark College and Leadership Clark County, Malone currently serves on the Cascadia Technical Academy (formerly Clark County Skills Center) Foundation Board and Southwest Washington Contractors Association board. Malone will run to keep her appointment in the general election this November. If successful, she’ll then complete Tipton’s term on the board which ends in December 2019.

Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office seeks fire safety education volunteers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Project_Home_Safe_Fire_Corps_Volunteers_Talking_with_a_Woman3 The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office is currently recruiting volunteers interested in educating residents about home fire safety as part of its citizen volunteer Fire Corps program. Fire Corps is a national volunteer program that allows citizens to support their local fire departments through a donation of their time and talents. Last fall, the Fire Marshal’s Office received a $142,753 federal grant for its Project HomeSafe public education campaign, and is specifically seeking Fire Corps volunteers interested in supporting that campaign. Volunteers would work directly with Fire Marshal Office staff visiting city residents’ homes and sharing information with them about how to prevent the three most common causes of home fires in Vancouver: cooking, smoking and candles. Applications will be accepted through the end of March. To learn more and to apply, visit

Condor breeding program welcomes first eggs of 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

gator3211.hostgatorCalifornia condors at the Oregon Zoo‘s Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation announced that the first three eggs of the 2017 breeding season arrived at the center over the past week, and keepers hope to see several more. Keepers also observed that the father of one of the eggs — known only by his identification number, 421 — has proven to be an unexpectedly helpful parent, despite being a first-timer. ”The first time he saw the egg, he was very gentle and immediately started incubating,” says Kelli Walker, the zoo’s lead condor keeper. “We’ll have to see how he reacts when the chick hatches, but so far he’s been an exceptional dad.” This is also the first egg for his mate, No. 357. In 1982, only 22 individuals remained in the wild and by 1987, the last condors were taken into captivity in an attempt to save the species from extinction. Thanks to breeding programs like the Oregon Zoo’s, condor numbers now total more than 400, with the majority of those flying free.

WEO meeting Feb. 15

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington presents Kymm Nelsen of the Institute for Conscious Leadership. Nelsen will present “Conscious Capitalism: How Feminine Power Is Leading the Next Era of Business.” This meeting will also feature member spotlight presentations.

“Since the rise of capitalism during the Industrial Revolution, its tone and methods have been driven by the command-and-control approach adapted from the military,” says Nelsen. “Now, 21st century business is transforming to include feminine leadership strengths that will soon make old leadership styles and business models obsolete. Some call it the triple bottom line. Others call it good business. Whatever you call it, women are leading the evolution to a saner, more sustainable approach to business.”

The meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Advance registration is $44.50 for members and $49.50 for visitors. The cost includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip. For more information and to sign up, visit