Back Issues: August 24, 2017

Northwest Natural announces regional environmental stewardship grants

Thursday, August 24, 2017

NW Natural is honoring the region’s commitment to environmental stewardship by awarding six local nonprofit organizations more than $37,000 in grants. The grants are given by NW Natural’s shareholders as part of its Corporate Philanthropy Fund. NW Natural’s 2017 environmental stewardship grant recipients include:

  • Forest Park Conservancy: $7,500
  • Friends of Trees: $7,500
  • The Freshwater Trust: $7,100
  • Columbia Springs: $5,000
  • Northwest Earth Institute: $5,000
  • The Nature Conservancy: $5,000
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Niche opens new show in the “Loo-vre” this evening

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Loo-vre is Niche’s high-class gallery space housed in a space with a most utilitarian purpose: the washroom. They exhibit art from Niche’s permanent collection, as well as occasional showcases for local artists. next month, the Loo-vre will feature the work of Matthew Harmon. The show opens tonight, Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. Niche Wine Bar offers great wine and food with a warm friendly feel. It offer 140 wines by the bottle with dozens of selections by the glass and half glass. To learn more, visit www.nichewinebar.com. Further details about the show can be found on Facebook, here.

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Battle Ground hires first in-house attorney

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Battle Ground City Manager Jeff Swanson has selected Christine Hayes to serve as the City of Battle Ground’s City/Prosecuting Attorney. The selection was made after a competitive recruitment process for the city’s first in-house attorney. Her work with the city and the court began this week.

Prior to the appointment of Hayes, the city did not have full-time city/prosecuting attorney representation, but contracted with two separate law firms to provide services. Having a full-time, in-house attorney provides consistency and cost savings to the city.

Hayes graduated Magna Cum Laude from both Western Washington University with a B.A degree in Sociology and from the Gonzaga University School of Law. She was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 2012.

Hayes’ professional career includes work for the City of Spokane Valley’s office of the City Attorney where she performed civil work for the municipality. From 2013 to 2016 she worked for Wheeler Montgomery Sleight & Boyd, the law firm that contracted with the city to provide prosecuting attorney services for the Battle Ground Municipal Court. 

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Columbia Theatre announces Fall Workshops for youth

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Columbia Theatre in Longview is kicking off its after-school educational program in September, with two Fall Theatre Workshops. These workshops are for children ages six through 13. Instructors use fun, engaging acting games and exercises before focusing on building fundamental acting skills. Improvisation, monologues, and scene work will be used to develop a sound understanding of basic acting techniques. Families and friends will be invited to a showcase on Nov. 10, for the students to show off their new skills. The workshops are once a week, after school, and have only 30 spots available, so the sooner a child registers, the better. The class is $185. 

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