Back Issues: May 12, 2017

Clark Public Utilities commissioners hold regular meeting May 16

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, at Operations Service Center – Education Center, 8600 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver.

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Clark College offers presentation on the power of completion May 19

Friday, May 12, 2017

bclsOn Friday, May 19, the Clark College Business and Community Learning Series continues with a presentation on the importance of students completing their education, and the role local businesses can play in ensuring students leave college with degrees. Speaking at the event are Janet LaBar, president and CEO of Greater Portland Inc., and Mike Bomar, president of the Columbia River Economic Development Council. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center. Lunch is not provided, but guests are invited to purchase lunch at the food carts on campus or to bring their own. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. More information can be found at www.clark.edu/cc/bcls.

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Tree to be removed from Esther Short Park this month

Friday, May 12, 2017

silvermaple-vanurbanforestry-050817An aging silver maple tree with significant decay will be removed from Esther Short Park this month. For several years, the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry team has been monitoring the structure of a silver maple, north of the park’s pavilion. The latest finding: Major internal decay throughout the tree’s trunk and branches has reached a point where the tree is more of a liability than an asset to the park and the public. Most of the park’s mature, majestic trees date back to the early 1900s. Many of those are deciduous species that typically don’t have long lives. That includes the silver maple, a species known for its quick growth. Unfortunately, that fast growth rate also tends to create weak wood which is not able to prevent or contain the spread of internal decay or disease. New, long-lived deciduous trees − an elm, ginkgo, and oak tree − have already been planted in the area of the silver maple. Learn more about trees, tree permits, and tree care at www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry.

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Request for art that celebrates downtown Camas

Friday, May 12, 2017

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The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) is requesting the help of local artists to create art for promotional items that will reflect the character of Downtown Camas. Selected pieces will be used on items such as bags, t-shirts, banners, mugs, cards, and also online and in print. The DCA is asking artists, both adult and student, to submit colorful artwork depicting one of three different themes:

  • Downtown Camas streetscape
  • Camas Car Show
  • Camas Farmer’s Market

In addition to their art being showcased on promotional items that will be given as gifts to dignitaries visiting downtown, to welcome new businesses, and for sale at events, each participating artist whose work is chosen will receive recognition on DCA social media, in the downtown weekly newsletter, on the DCA website, and in a press release to local media. The artist will also receive two promotional items that the art is used on. Multiple entries are permitted and submissions are due by May 31. For more information, click here.

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