Back Issues: May 8, 2017

Celebration of life for Judge Schreiber May 13

Monday, May 8, 2017

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A celebration of life for District Court Judge Vernon L. Schreiber will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Clark County Event Center, Hall B, 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. Judge Schreiber died Tuesday, April 25, after a brief illness. He was 74.

Judge Schreiber was hired in January 1987, as a Clark County District Court Magistrate, a position now known as a Court Commissioner. He was elected to District Court in 1998, and took the bench as a judge in January 1999. He presided over Domestic Violence Court, Substance Abuse Court, Drug Court and Mental Health Court. Prior to working at Clark County, he was in private practice as a family law attorney.

Judge Schreiber was a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He is survived by his wife, Pat Vichas, daughters, Kristin Schreiber Johnston and Kerrie Schreiber Warner, and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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Vancouver Police launch auto theft prevention program this Saturday

Monday, May 8, 2017

0224da_ad5c8f351c41448385f683650b9bef22Thanks to a grant from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority, the Vancouver Police Department will distribute steering wheel locking devices during department-hosted events throughout the year as part of an auto theft prevention program. Two such prevention events are slated for this Saturday May 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd. (West Parking Lot), and Vancouver Police West Precinct, 2800 NE Stapleton Rd. Recipients must live or work within the city limits; must be the registered owner of 1990-2000 Honda, Toyota, or Subaru; and must have had their vehicle stolen at least once in the past 12 months. Interested parties should bring photo ID, vehicle registration, and a police report of the previous theft.

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Cathlapotle Plankhouse Mother’s Day celebration this Sunday

Monday, May 8, 2017

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For hundreds of years, Chinookan women have tended the wapato, camas and other plants that indigenous peoples have depended on for food, medicine and trade. This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, mom’s are especially welcome out at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse for an opportunity to connect with native flora and fauna important to Chinookan peoples.

Highlights throughout the day include a monther/daughter guided walk, a family nature walk, an herbal salve demonstration, plankhouse tours, childrens activities, wild tea samples, and more. Participation is included in the regular admission to the refuge which is $3 per vehicle. To learn more, visit https://ridgefieldfriends.org/news/cathlapotle-plankhouse-mothers-day-ce…

The Cathlapotle Plankhouse is a full-scale Chinookan plankhouse located on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. It was built based on archaeological evidence from the Cathlapotle archaeological site located on the refuge property. The site is what remains of a Chinookan town encountered by Lewis and Clark on their expedition. For further details, visit http://ridgefield.org.

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C-TRAN selects Shawn Donaghy to be Executive Director/CEO

Monday, May 8, 2017

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Unknown-3Following two days of interviews with staff, community leaders and the Board of Directors, the C-TRAN board took action on Friday to enter contract negotiations with Shawn Donaghy to become the agency’s next Executive Director/CEO. Donaghy is a third-generation transportation executive, and currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas.

Prior to that position, Donaghy served as the Chief Operations Officer for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati. He has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University. In 2016, he was named one of Mass Transit’s Top 40-Under-40.

Jeff Hamm, C-TRAN’s current Executive Director/CEO, will retire at the end of June after more than 10 years leading the agency. Hamm’s tenure at C-TRAN has included numerous notable achievements, including the launch of The Vine, the region’s first bus rapid transit system, in January.

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