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Jaime Herrera Beutler questions U.S. Department of Interior’s decision to advance land acquisition for Cowlitz Casino

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Unknown-2Jaime Herrera Beutler sent a letter today to U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell questioning the Department’s notice to take into trust 152 acres in Clark County, Washington, for the Cowlitz Tribe. The unexpected move – announced late last month – came while several Southwest Washington stakeholders that include Clark County, the City of Vancouver, and individual citizens were awaiting a court’s ruling on their legal challenge to the proposal. “Local citizens and stakeholders that I represent have gone through the proper channels to challenge this authority and deserve for that process to play out before the agency acts,” says Herrera Beutler. “The Department’s premature decision could have significant impacts on our community depending on the court’s decision.” The full text of the letter can be found here.

Clark County Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tour Nov. 28 – 30

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


Wine lovers are invited to a Clark County Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tour this Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 30. Enjoy the beauty of Clark County while exploring 19 Southwest Washington wineries and two tasting rooms. Featured wines include delectable variables such as Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and more.

Purveyors will have something special on hand such as light appetizers, live music, and more. Most wineries are open from noon to 6 p.m. but hours may vary, so check with the participating wineries you wish to visit. For more information, visit

Grand opening of Woodland Action Thrift Store this week

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


The grand opening of the nonprofit Woodland Action Thrift store will run the week of Tuesday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 29. The new thrift store will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 6 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 6 pm. The community thrift store will help to support the Woodland Action Center, a food bank and community service center for Woodland and nearby areas.

The Action Thrift store gladly accepts donations of gently-used clothing, furniture, household goods, sports items, tools and other typical thrift store goods. The store is unable to accept mattresses or box springs, non-flat-screen TVs, tires, or items in need of repair. Donations are accepted during the hours of thrift store operation. The value of donations is tax deductible.

The new thrift store is located on the second floor of the Woodland Action Center at 736 Davidson St., on the corner of Sixth and Davidson Streets. Patrons who have trouble with stairs should ask at the first floor office for directions to the accessible entrance. For more information, visit the Woodland Action website at or call 360-225-9998.

Holiday happenings in downtown Vancouver this weekend

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


The Community Tree Lighting for downtown Vancouver is set for this Friday, Nov. 28, at Esther Short Park. Beginning at 3 p.m., visitors will enjoy music, Farmers Market food vendors, and loci train rides. Santa will visit at 6 p.m. and the tree lighting will follow. The event is sponsored by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation, Waste Connections and the City of Vancouver.

An additional tree lighting will be held in Uptown Village on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Compass Church, 1812 Main St. This event kicks off at 5 p.m. with carols by the Hough Community Choir, audience sing-a-longs, live bands and free hot drinks. The tree lighting takes place at 6 p.m.

Also on Saturday is the Vancouver Farmers Market Holiday Market at the Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth Ave. Visitors can discover some of the area’s finest artisans just in time for Christmas. Great products, lots of good music and of course Santa will be on hand too. Find more information on the City’s calendar at