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City of Vancouver’s annual pavement resurfacing effort gets underway soon

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

This summer through fall, Vancouver residents will see paving and other preventive surface treatments on several major streets around the community and some neighborhood streets, mainly east of Interstate 205. Major streets on this year’s schedule include McGillivray Blvd., Mill Plain Blvd., 18th St. and 28th/Burton St. The City of Vancouver’s 2014 Pavement Management Program will put an estimated $6.5 million to work keeping good streets in good condition. Funding comes primarily through previously collected local taxes, including property, sales and real estate excise taxes. In all construction zones, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are asked to be prepared for delays, watch for traffic or lane changes, proceed slowly and be alert to construction workers and others. Where possible, use a different route to avoid a construction zone. For further details, click here.

Open houses to gather public input on scope of growth plan update

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


Clark County is holding four open houses about planning for development and studying potential impacts as the next step in updating the local Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Anyone may attend an open house to learn about the county’s ongoing effort to plan for an additional 132,000 people and 91,200 jobs by 2035. Open houses are scheduled for:

• Aug. 19: Vancouver Community Library, 920 C St.
• Aug. 20: Lacamas Lake Lodge, 227 N.E. Lake Road, Camas
• Aug. 27: Ridgefield Community Center, 210 N. Main Ave.
• Aug. 28: Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St.

The current focus is on determining what will be included in a formal analysis to supplement an environmental impact statement used to update the growth plan in 2007. The county is considering options that include: No change from the 2007 plan; Changing some land uses planned in existing urban growth areas; Expanding urban growth areas around Battle Ground, La Center and Ridgefield at the request of city officials. For further details and comment submission guidelines, click here.

Sapa Extrusions receives Port of Vancouver USA Facilities Improvement Award

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The Port of Vancouver USA awarded its 2014 Facilities Improvement Award to Sapa Extrusions. Left to right: Port Commissioner Brian Wolfe, Sapa Plant Manager Mats Johansson, Sapa Vancouver Manufacturing Engineer Steve Nelson, Commissioner Nancy Baker, Commissioner Jerry Oliver

During the regularly scheduled July 22 Board of Commissioners meeting, the Port of Vancouver USA presented Sapa Extrusions with its 2014 Facilities Improvement Award. The port selected Sapa because the company surpassed employment and build-out goals and performed exceptional community outreach.

Sapa Extrusions produces aluminum products in all shapes for markets that include the automotive industry, solar and renewable energy and the building and construction industry. They have hundreds of clients, including Volvo, Wing Ladders, and Milgard Windows and Doors.

The company replaced its asphalt floors with concrete, surpassed initial employment goals, and added insulation to walls to mitigate noise. The company also hired locally, including workers from the adjacent Fruit Valley neighborhood.

Sapa Extrusions is the world’s leading producer of seamless and structural aluminum pipe and tube, as well as the leader in mill standard and custom aluminum extrusions. The company has 24 North American facilities, including the Vancouver and Portland locations. For further details, visit

Camas First Friday will have you “Feeling Good in the Neighborhood” Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


All are invited to downtown Camas on Friday, Aug. 1, for an evening of good, healthy fun. The event will have a variety of demos and family-friendly activities to help people get moving, living healthier, and feeling good. The focus is on relaxation & pampering, health & well-being and interactive, physical activities. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m.

Visit participating merchants and outside vendors for a health tip from each to fill your passport card, earn raffle tickets and enter to win prizes. Cedar Street from 4th to 5th in Downtown Camas will be dedicated to this outdoor part of the First Friday festivities. Camas Bikes encourages youth to bring bikes and helmets for fun bike activities and helmet fittings.

Passport Participation Lists can be found at the DCA table at 4th and Cedar, at participating shops, or at the Second Story Gallery at the library, 625 NE 4th. For all the information, visit and