Port of Vancouver USA chooses energy project safety consultant
by DIwpBacon on July 29, 2015
Photo courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA.
The Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners has approved selection of The Sawicki Group LLC (TSG) as the port’s safety consultant for energy projects. The contract with Blaine, Washington-based TSG is not to exceed $200,000 for up to three years of services.
TSG’s initial scope of work includes review of Vancouver Energy‘s facility safety and operations plans; rail safety and operations plans; the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council’s (EFSEC) Draft Environmental Impact Statement; and support of port legal counsel through the EFSEC adjudication process.
Two Port of Vancouver tenants – Tesoro Corp. and NuStar Energy LP – are pursuing projects to bring North American crude oil through the port. The port issued a Request for Proposal in March to evaluate and select a consultant to provide safety and operations plan review and guidance services for energy projects.
TSG was one of three respondents. A panel of port staff interviewed all three, and TSG was selected in June as the most capable consultant. TSG will begin reviewing Vancouver Energy plans this summer. The company is expected to provide a report to the port by early 2016. For more information, visit www.portvanusa.com.
Vancouver Police NOW Citizen Patroller needed, apply by July 31
Posted July 29th, 2015
If you have four hours a month to help the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) fight crime, canvass for missing people, find stolen automobiles, and conduct evidence searches, apply for the Neighbors On Watch (NOW) citizen patrol program by Friday, July 31.
NOW is a non-confrontational, highly visible, crime detection and prevention program. Citizens interested in partnering with the Vancouver Police Department to prevent crime are encouraged to apply. All training is free and hosted by VPD. NOW volunteers patrol city neighborhoods on foot, bike, or by vehicle and act as additional “eyes and ears” for the police department.
Interested parties must live in the city limits of Vancouver, be at least 21-years old, and successfully pass a background investigation. Contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Kelly Cheney at 360- 487-7467, or Kelly.Cheney@cityofvancouver.us, for more information. Additional details and a printable volunteer application can be found at http://tinyurl.com/m8j528k.
Riverview Six to Sunset presents Flexor T July 30
Posted July 29th, 2015
The Riverview Six to Sunset concert series continues with Flexor T tomorrow, Thursday, July 30. The free series takes place every Thursday night between 6 and 8 p.m. through August 14. Flexor T is considered one of the most exciting country/rock show bands in the Pacific Northwest. They cover everything from old school country –to 70’s and 80’s country/rock – to modern country, classic rock and beyond.
Visitors are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner, or purchase lunch from food vendors in the park. Smoking, alcohol and BBQ grills are not permitted. Use hashtag, #6tosunset and post photos, videos, updates and check-ins on social media for a chance to win prizes from Riverview Community Bank.
Leadership Clark County (LCC) still has Pub in the Park VIP tables for 10 people at each of the six concerts, which include dinner from the Hilton’s Gray’s at the Park restaurant, one drink voucher per person at each concert and free bottled water. To purchase a table, visit www.leadershipclarkcounty.com/contributesponsor/pub-in-the-park/.
“Chasin’ for Chopper” barrel racing benefit for the Humane Society Aug. 1
Posted July 29th, 2015
Clark County Saddle Club is home of the first annual “Chasin’ for Chopper” barrel race, benefitting the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW). The Chopper Fund was created by Tina Olson, wife of former HSSW Board President, Matt Olson, to honor their dog Chopper. Funds are used to pay for major medical expenses for shelter animals.
The event is this Saturday, Aug. 1. “Pee-Wee” barrel racers start at 9:45 a.m., the open class begins at 10 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. and parking and admission are free to the public (donations on site for HSSW are greatly appreciated.) The Chasin’ for Chopper committee also is offering a silent auction made up of great items, including a guided fishing trip.
Spectators can expect food concessions, espresso, and various vendors including horse items, clothing, and western décor/furniture. The race committee is expecting a record turnout for the barrel race with over 200 contestants. The race will be announced by professional rodeo announcer Scott Burks Davis.