Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Registration now open for Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's "Drive with a Cop" (Photo)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE'S "DRIVE WITH A COP" (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 30th, 2016 6:37 AM
Downloadable file: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of "Drive with a Cop" last year.
Downloadable file: Clackamas County deputies show "Drive with a Cop" participants the course before they drive through cones. Participants learned safe braking, how to navigate tight turns and the importance of avoiding distracted driving. This year's "Drive with a Cop"
Downloadable file: "Drive with a Cop" participants listen to instructions before getting in the cars with deputies at last year's "Drive with a Cop" held on Oct. 24, 2015.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is providing free driving training for local teens during National Teen Driver Safety week in October. Registration is now open for the second annual, "Drive with a Cop" scheduled for Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Chapel (9600 SW Boeckman Rd.) in Wilsonville. The free driver training is open to teens with a driver license or permit.

"Research shows that 75% of fatal teen crashes are the result of high speed, and automobile crashes are the number one killer of teens nationwide" said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "Our goal is to empower teens to make good decisions on the road."

"Drive with a Cop" puts teens in their own cars with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies who are also trained driving instructors. Teens learn about safe driving techniques as they navigate a driving course. Inside, teen drivers go through a variety of stations where they learn about the dangers of speed, impaired, and distracted driving. Participants have the opportunity to wear "impaired goggles" supplied by Oregon Impact and also hear from speakers impacted by teen car crashes.

"Distracted driving is not only a teen related problem this is an epidemic that impacts everyone," said Carrie Higgins who lost her daughter Maddi in a high speed car crash on June 8, 2014. "I hope that by sharing Maddi's story, presenting statistics, and speaking honestly about my personal loss I can hopefully help save others from experiencing the devastation that follows these preventable car crashes."

"Drive with a Cop" will take place during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct 16-22. Registration is now open on the website at www.drivewithacop.com. For additional information please contact, Kim Lippert, Event Coordinator, at 503-785-5016 or klippert@clackamas.us.

Drive with a Cop is made possible through a partnership between the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Grace Chapel, and Oregon Impact.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
DWC3.jpg: "Drive with a Cop" participants listen to instructions before getting in the cars with deputies at last year's "Drive with a Cop" held on Oct. 24, 2015.

DWC2.jpg: Clackamas County deputies show "Drive with a Cop" participants the course before they drive through cones. Participants learned safe braking, how to navigate tight turns and the importance of avoiding distracted driving. This year's "Drive with a Cop" will be held on Oct. 22 at Grace Chapel, 9600 Boeckman Rd., in Wilsonville.

DWC6.jpg: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol cars line the entrance at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville before the start of "Drive with a Cop" last year.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Crash at Intersection Results in Fatality (Photo)

CRASH AT INTERSECTION RESULTS IN FATALITY (PHOTO)


News Release from Linn County Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 7:16 PM
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports, today at 1:40 p.m. deputies investigated a fatal crash involving two motor vehicles with one occupant in each vehicle. The crash occurred at the intersection of Lake Creek Drive and Powerline Road, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Halsey, Oregon.

The operator of a black 1998 Honda Civic was identified as 19-year-old Alfredo Garcia-Gomez of Junction City. Garcia-Gomez was transported by EMS to the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room in Corvallis with minor injuries. The operator of a blue 2005 Chevrolet Ventura Van was identified as 65-year-old Rhoda Fern Showalter of Harrisburg. Showalter was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation reveals Garcia-Gomez was traveling south on Powerline Road while Showalter had been traveling east on Lake Creek Drive. As Showalter drove through the intersection of Powerline Drive, Garcia-Gomez failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Powerline Road and Lake Creek Drive. Garcia-Gomez drove into the intersection colliding with Showalter's vehicle near the driver side door. This caused her vehicle to spin and impact a power pole with enough force to break it at the base. The vehicle driven by Garcia-Gomez continued through the intersection for approximately 50 yards south on Powerline Road before coming to rest on the west side of the roadway.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and airbags deployed in both vehicles. It is not believed that alcohol or other drugs were a factor in the crash. The investigation is continuing.

Linn County Deputies were assisted by members of the Halsey Fire Department and Albany Fire EMT personnel. In addition the Linn County Multi Agency Investigation Team members from the Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Lebanon Police Department responded to assist with the processing of the crash scene.
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Quick Action by Firefighters Protects Structures and Timber from Fast-Moving Grass Fire (Photo)

QUICK ACTION BY FIREFIGHTERS PROTECTS STRUCTURES AND TIMBER FROM FAST-MOVING GRASS FIRE (PHOTO)


News Release from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 4:19 PM
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See TVF&R's Facebook page for more photos.

Quick action and teamwork kept a fast-moving grass fire from spreading to barns and timber. Just after 2p.m. this afternoon, callers to 9-1-1 reported more than two acres burning near the 16000 block of NW Mason Hill Rd. in Washington County.

Firefighters from TVF&R, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District and ODF used brush rigs and engines to surround and extinguish the fire with crews prioritizing areas nearest structures. Water was shuttled to the scene since the area lacked hydrants. More than eight acres burned. No people or animals were injured as a result of the fire.

TVF&R has been serving the area where the fire occurred as part of a contract with Washington County Fire District 2 since September, 2015. This November, voters will have the opportunity to decide if they'd like to permanently join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.
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Beaverton City Library Hosts Be Your Own Boss Business Series (Photo)

BEAVERTON CITY LIBRARY HOSTS BE YOUR OWN BOSS BUSINESS SERIES (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 2:43 PM
Downloadable file: Award-winning speaker and trainer, Gideon F. For-Mukwai will present during the "Be Your Own Boss 2016" series at the Beaverton City Library this fall.
Downloadable file: Jon-Michael Kowertz, Director of Business Support and Development, IMPACT Beaverton, will present at the "Be Your Own Boss 2016" series hosted by the Beaverton City Library.
Downloadable file: Kristen Mozian, the marketing manager at PCC CLIMB Center, will present at Beaverton City Library's "Be Your Own Boss 2016" series.
Downloadable file: Retired Intel manager, Marilyn Scott, will present at the "Be Your Own Boss 2016" series at the Beaverton City Library this fall.
Downloadable file: Jim Heath of SCORE will be one of the presenters at the "Be Your Own Boss 2016" series at the Beaverton City Library in the fall.
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host "Be Your Own Boss 2016," a free series in which attendees learn skills related to being successful, making their own money and getting in touch with today's customers. Classes will be held on select Tuesdays from Sept. 13 to Nov. 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the main library, 12375 SW Fifth Street. Registration is not required for the series.

Secrets to Social Media Strategy
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Everyone talks about the importance of social media, and millions log on every hour. But how do you cut through the noise and actually make a sale? Learn how to pick a platform and develop a strategy that will work for your business. Presented by Jim Heath of SCORE. Jim Heath spent 30 years as a retail executive. For the past nine years, he has mentored SCORE clients on retailing, ecommerce and business planning.

Success Power Skills
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Master traits that all successful entrepreneurs and job-hunters have, learn how to reduce distraction for better outcomes, and practice skills to help you land a job or become self- employed. Presented by Marilyn Scott. Marilyn Scott is a retired Intel Manager. Her professional background is in organization development, human resources, communication and management effectiveness. Prior to Intel, Scott was an HR Director for the American Red Cross. She is currently chairperson of the Portland chapter of SCORE.

Your Online Reputation
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
What type of career do you want? Do you want to develop a personal brand? What are the best social media platforms, blogging sites, websites, etc. you should be on to reach your goals? Learn how to be consistent with what you post and how you engage with people. Presented by Kristen Mozian, the marketing manager at PCC CLIMB Center. Mozian also teaches marketing and branding at the PCC Small Business Development Center.

Seven Steps to the Smart Start
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Learn about basic, low-cost ways to plan your business. We'll provide an overview of where to go for Beaverton area rules, licenses and permits, and discuss how to determine the Beaverton region's small business market and competitive environment. Presented by Jon-Michael Kowertz, Director of Business Support and Development, IMPACT Beaverton.


Starting Your Own Business: Feasibility and Business Plans
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B
Curious about starting your own business? Learn more about what to consider before taking the leap, as well as some tips for getting started writing your business plan. Presented by the Small Business Administration's Portland District Office and Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center.

Power of Business Storytelling for Lead Generation and Visibility
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Cathy Stanton Conference Room
Do you want to attract more prospects and boost your visibility within your niche? If yes, then business storytelling is for you. Business storytelling enables you to intellectually and emotionally engage and position yourself for success within your niche. Your story is capable of winning hearts and minds. A highly effective signature story engages, influences and uplifts your fans, friends and advocates. As your key differentiator, your story comes in handy in daily marketing and business promotion. Presented by Gideon F. For-Mukwai. For-Mukwai is an award-winning speaker and trainer. He helps trainers, teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders tell captivating stories to inform, influence and inspire action from their followers. Within the last decade, he has trained over 17,100 executives in 18 countries worldwide.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

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City seeks volunteer for Clark County Arts Commission position

CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEER FOR CLARK COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION POSITION


News Release from City of Vancouver
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 12:47 PM
Vancouver, Wash. -- The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants interested in volunteering to serve as the City's representative on the Clark County Arts Commission. The City must receive completed applications by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26.

Applicants for the position must live within the city limits and represent one of the following art disciplines: architecture, dance, digital, heritage or cultural, literary, music, theater or visual arts. The candidate appointed to fill this position will begin serving immediately and the term would expire in December 2018.

Applicants may apply online at www.cityofvancouver.us/boards, or they may request a copy of the application by contacting Alexis Bafus at Vancouver City Hall by mail at P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA 98668-1995, by phone at 360-487-8607, or by email at alexis.bafus@cityofvancouver.us.

The Clark County Arts Commission is an 11-member volunteer body that works to enhance and support the growth of the local economy through collaborations among arts patrons, artists, the business community, service groups, schools and cultural groups. The Arts Commission is composed of both artists and members of the business community. Guidelines for committee membership are set by Clark County. The Commission's work expands the opportunity and accessibility of citizens to experience art in public places and works to create a more visually pleasing environment throughout the county.

The Arts Commission meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

For more information about the Commission, visit www.clarkcountyartscommission.org.

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Beaverton High School Centennial Celebrated at Annual Community Parade (Photo)

BEAVERTON HIGH SCHOOL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATED AT ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARADE (PHOTO)


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 11:29 AM
Downloadable file: The City of Beaverton Celebration Parade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. in downtown Beaverton. Grab a seat along the parade route from Allen Blvd to Erickson to 5th Street. (Map/City of Beaverton)
Downloadable file: The 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade celebrates Beaverton High School's centennial year and features members of the Golden Grads, BHS band and Bucky the Beaver as the grand marshal. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- More than a century ago, the three-story Beaverton High School (BHS) was dedicated on June 19, 1916. As part of the school's Centennial festivities, the 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will honor the achievements of the school and feature members of the BHS Golden Grads and Bucky the Beaver as this year's grand marshal.

More than 100 of Beaverton High School's staff, alumni, student athletes, band members, clubs and more will be participating in the parade.

"Over the last 100 years, generations of Beaverton High School alumni worked, raised families and contributed to the overall sense of community that makes Beaverton such a special place to live," said BHS Principal Anne Erwin. "This year's parade celebrates the long-lasting connection between community and school and the impact. It also celebrates the dynamic and exciting future that awaits us in our second centennial."

The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information about the parade and to view the route map, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade.

For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton, or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

ABOUT THE PARADE
Beaverton's Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition attended by thousands of Beaverton residents. Area high school marching bands, colorful floats, and civic and cultural organizations will be cheered on by spectators as they make their way through the streets of Beaverton. The parade is brought to the community by Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Honda and the City of Beaverton with support from many corporate and civic sponsors including Sunset Audi, Villa Sport and Beaverton Tendercare Dental.

PARADE ROUTE
The parade begins at Beaverton Christian Church at the corner of SW Wilson Avenue and Allen Boulevard. It will travel down SW Erickson Avenue to SW Fifth Street, passing the Beaverton City Library. The parade ends at Griffith Park near the Beaverton Police Department.

STREET CLOSURES
For the safety of spectators, parade participants, staff and volunteers, and Beaverton police officers, the following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, Sept. 10:
* SW Allen Blvd from Murray Blvd to 130th Ave - closes at 8 a.m.
* SW Erickson Ave from Allen Blvd to Fifth St -- closes at 8:15 a.m.
* SW Fifth St from Erickson Ave to Griffith Dr -- closes at 8:15 a.m.
* SW Lombard Ave, Hall Blvd, Watson Ave, and Main Ave at the intersection of Fifth St -- closed from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* SW Murray Blvd, Western Ave, and Highway 217 will be open for north- and southbound traffic
* SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Canyon Rd will be open for east- and westbound traffic

All streets will reopen immediately following the parade (unless otherwise indicated). Vehicles normally parked on the parade route must be moved before 8 a.m. on Sept. 10.

ABOUT BEAVERTON CELEBRATION WEEKEND
On Sept. 10 and 11, Beaverton will celebrate with several events for the whole family. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Beaverton Celebration 5K kicks off at 9 a.m. at Griffith Park. The Beaverton Celebration Parade begins at SW Wilson Ave and SW Allen Blvd at 10 a.m., and travels along SW Fifth St to Griffith Park.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Bike Beaverton will be held next to City Park at SW Third St & SW Hall Blvd, with a bike safety rodeo at 1 p.m. and a community bike ride at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. For more information about these and other city events, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Events.
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Man dies in Single-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 26 (Photo)

MAN DIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 26 (PHOTO)


News Release from Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2016 11:19 AM
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This morning Deputies responded a roll-over crash on Highway 26 and Maller Road. The single occupant of the car died at the scene. There were no other cars involved in the crash.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, at about 2:24 am, deputies responded to a roll-over crash on Highway 26 near NW Maller Rd. Medical personnel on scene determined that the driver was deceased.

After investigating the crash, deputies determined that 27-year-old James D Worrell of Springfield Missouri, was traveling west on Hwy 26 at a high rate of speed. For an unknown reason, Mr. Worrell lost control of the white Scion and rolled the vehicle. The car came to rest approximately 500 feet from the point it left the roadway, Mr. Worrell was ejected from the car during the crash.

Mr. Worrell's next of Kin was notified of his death, there is no indication that any other vehicles were involved in the crash.
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