Saturday, February 24, 2007

Geese dogs and cats

A while back there was an article in the paper about people "naming" wild critters...the reporter did not think it a good thing if I recall... But here in Bridgeton, we name our critters and we watch our for them - they are frequent topics of discussion.

Life on the water means you get to know ALL the life that surrounds you - not just the people and the pets...but the geese, ducks, beavers, otters, nutria, and all sorts of other water "things" that I do not know the names of.

Our local goose, whom we in our moorage call Gus, comes by daily now. He knows where I keep the dog food and walks over to that storage shed while loudly honking at me. He knocks on my door when I do not go out. He's very brazen [to be anthropomorphic about it ] - and fears not I, my dog or my cat - and my dog is a Malamute.

Today my dog, cat and the goose were all walking around each other, each making it's own was hilarious but by the time I went for my camera - they stopped and the goose jumped into the river..before that, my cat and the goose were about 6 inches apart at which point, the goose hissed and the cat ran..

So we will continue to name our local critters and keep a watch for them when they come back with the babies...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Levee Path

Meeting this Wednesday - February 21 with Portland Parks about the levee path [Bridgeton Trail.]

Come meet the new design team from Nevue Ngan Associates and review and comment on the concepts they have developed.

See you at the Columbia School gym on Wednesday

And mark your calendar for another meeting on this project set for April 18th.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Columbia River Crossing Update

A group from this project presented info at our meeting the other night..

The following is from the minutes I wrote up regarding this presentation...

A group of four from the Columbia Crossing project presented an overview of the project and how they got to where they are – which is a staff recommendation that the existing Interstate bridges be to be replaced.

A lively question and answer session took place and we ran out of time before we could really all look at some proposals and comment.

The task force asked anyone who wants to comment to please do so in writing or by email before the meeting on Feb. 27th. And try also to attend that meeting if you can.

Comments can be left on this page of the website:

February Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Oregon Department of Transportation
123 NW Flanders St., Portland

The website is:

Here are some other upcoming meetings - if you want to learn more and ask questions.

February 12, 2007 – 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Neighborhood Association's Council of Clark County
Clark County Public Works Maintenance Center
4700 NE 78th, Vancouver

February 14, 2007 – 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kenton Neighborhood Association
Kenton Fire House
8105 N. Brandon, Portland

February 15, 2007 – 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Retired Public Employees of Clark County
Luepke Senior Center, Vancouver
1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver

February 20, 2007 – 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Kiwanis, Boulevard Chapter
Elmer's Restaurant
40th and Andresen, Vancouver

February 20, 2007 – 7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance (NTSA)
Glenwood Place Senior Living,
5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver

February 21, 2007 – 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Vancouver Rotary
Convention Center @ the Inn at the Quay
100 Columbia Street, Vancouver

February 22, 2007 – 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
SR 502 Corridor Scoping Open House (CRC will have a table)
Battle Ground High School
300 W. Main St. Battle Ground WA

February 22, 2007 – 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Pleasant Highlands Neighborhood Association
Pleasant Valley Middle School - in library
14320 NE 50th Ave, Vancouver

Monday, February 05, 2007

The bridge is coming, the bridge is coming!

Looks as if the I-5 bridge decision may be a done deal this summer...

If you want your say as to what is should be - come to the meeting THIS Wednesday night February 7 at 7 PM and voice your opinions.