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Crash Anderson said a complete “tear down” of the plane and its components has occurred. “Up until this point, we have not found any issues with the aircraft,” he said. “We are not totally finished with that yet. The tear down included a disassembly of the components of the aircraft, flight control system, engine and components of the engine, including engine accessories.” Norrish, owner of Cold


Creek Construction Consulting, had been an assistant coach for the Washington Soccer Academy “Crush,” an under-14 girls team. He had also worked as a sky dive pilot and Camas school bus driver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Norrish family can be made to the Todd Norrish Memorial Fund at any U.S. Bank location. This breaking news was first reported Thursday at www.camaspostrecord. com.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the bodies of a Camas flight instructor, Todd Norrish, 47, and a student pilot Jimmy Kravets, 17, of Vancouver, Thursday from the wreckage of a Cessna aircraft near Goble, Ore.

much to allow that to happen,” Higgins said. “We will fight to protect that area.” Councilwoman Melissa Smith, who has been a vocal opponent of the BPA project, agreed. “That is going to kill a lot of our potential plans in the future for growth,” she said. Higgins said if transmission lines must go through the NUGA area, the preference would be to have them placed underground, as is required by a city ordinance that was put into place in 1995. “We are not asking [BPA] to do all 70 miles underground,” Higgins explained. “We are just asking them to do three. We don’t write these [ordinances] so people can ignore them.”

This viewpoint was also addressed in the letter to BPA officials. “We value our environmental resources; our recreational resources are prized, and where people live, work and breathe absolutely matter,” the letter states. “Any alternative method would have a significant negative effect on our values, municipal infrastructure costs and maintenance, and the use and enjoyment of our protected open spaces.” Smith said she also does not want to see the project come through the heavily populated and established Goot Park neighborhood, which is already home to several BPA towers. “I think there are better alternatives for [BPA] to consider,” she said. “It does not need to be in a

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BPA Continued from page A1 and homeowners not yet aware of the project, the timber industry, trust lands managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the natural environment; and would increase costs.” Higgins said during an interview on Friday that he would like to see this option reconsidered. “We don’t feel like it got its fair shake and we’d like them to look at it again,” he said. Higgins explained that having the BPA route run through the recently annexed land north of Lacamas Lake could seriously impact planning efforts that have been going on for several years. “We have worked too hard and planned too

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populated area. They can’t just pick the most convenient and cheapest route.” Camas leaders’ opposition to the project is also being communicated in other forums. On Thursday, Higgins spoke up during a Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce luncheon where the keynote speaker was Mark Korsness, BPA transmission services project manager. In addition, communication has been initiated with elected leaders including Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. City Administrator Lloyd Halverson will also have the issue on his “to do” list as he heads to Washington D.C. this week. “We can say all we want, but in the end they can do what they want,” Higgins said. “But, we can make it very difficult for them.” According to the BPA, the I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project is necessary due to growing populations, and increasing demand for electricity from a variety of sources ranging from industrial and commercial to residential entities. A draft environmental impact statement from BPA is expected this spring. Smith said she feels confident the city’s opposition to the project has been and will continue to be heard. Whether the efforts produce any positive results have yet to be seen. “We’ve done everything we can,” she said. To view the resolution and the letter to BPA, visit www.camaspostrecord. com.

Elisabeth Balarie and Taylor Andrew Heberling have announced their plans to be married in April 2012 in an outdoor ceremony in Sacramento, Calif. A reception will be held in Camas in May. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cornel and Victoria Balarie of Elk Grove, Calif. She graduated from Sacramento State University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She is currently attending Sacramento City College where she is enrolled in the occupational therapist/assistant program. She will earn a certified degree by fall 2013. The groom-to-be is the son of Robert and Rebekah Heberling of Camas. He is a graduate of Clark College and Moorpark Community College in Moorpark, Calif. In 2011, he graduated from California State University at Channel Islands with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in math. The couple met in 2009 at a church retreat, family reunion in Yosemite National Park. They will reside in Sacramento.

Birth Hobensack A son has been born to Tawna J. and Cory L. Hobensack of Washougal. Gracin Lee Hobensack was born March 5, 2012, at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

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