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First Thursday Lectures Series looks at the history of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Monday, March 30th, 2015


The Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) will present “Big Ideas, Boosterism, and Business: A History of the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.” this Thursday, Apr. 2. This talk, in conjunction with the First Thursday Lecture series, will explore the 125-year history of the Vancouver Chamber.

From the building of the Interstate Bridge to the fight over a continued military presence at Vancouver Barracks, this history provides a lens for the community to examine the growth of Vancouver and the region.

Resident historian Bradley Richardson will give this lecture. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children under 18, and free with a museum membership. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the lecture will start at 7 p.m. The Clark County Historical Museum is located at 1511 Main St., in Vancouver’s historic Carnegie Library. For more information, visit Follow them on Facebook here.

The works of photographer Darryl Lloyd at Second Story Gallery through April, artist reception Apr. 3

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Photo by Darryl Lloyd.

Photographer Darryl Lloyd will be featured at Second Story Gallery in April with his show titled “Guardians of the Columbia: Landscapes of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.” An artists reception will be held in conjunction with Camas’ First Friday, this Friday, Apr. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lloyd grew up at the base of Mt. Adams, and when he was given a Brownie Holiday camera at the age of 10, he began recording his climbs of Adams, Hood and St. Helens. That in turn led, he says, to “a lifetime of mountain travel, freelance photography and the study of geosciences, which nourished my love of volcanoes.” The show is a retrospective of over 40 years of shooting the three “Guardians” from different angles–many of them vertical as the photographer climbed up for better views.

Second Story Gallery is upstairs at the Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave. Lloyd’s show will continue through Saturday, April 25 during the library’s regular hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Learn more about the artist and Second Story Gallery at

Clark County Fair announces its second concert: John Kay & Steppenwolf Aug. 8

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Unknown-2The Clark County Fair has announced the second of its four concerts planned during the run of the Fair this August 7 through 16. John Kay & Steppenwolf will perform live at the 99.5 The Wolf Grandstands Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets range from $25 to $35, and go on sale Saturday, Apr. 4, at and John Kay & Steppenwolf has been making legendary music for more than 30 years with hits like Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, and Rock Me. Concert ticket includes admission to the Clark County Fair (day of concert only). Learn more at

New program allows customers to pay for home efficiency upgrades through natural gas bill

Monday, March 30th, 2015

imagesNW Natural is partnering with Energy Trust of Oregon and local nonprofit lender Craft3 on a groundbreaking new program that removes a major barrier to homeowners making energy-efficiency improvements: upfront costs. Instead of paying out of pocket for these home energy upgrade projects, qualifying NW Natural customers in Washington will now be able to make monthly payments on their already low natural gas bills. Individual loans are available for up to $15,000 to install high-efficiency gas equipment, such as, fireplaces, furnaces and tank water heaters; insulation; windows and air sealing – that qualify for Energy Trust cash incentives. On-bill Repayment is being piloted in Washington state. Customers interested in this program can apply at