WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, May 31, Bureau of Land Management leaders will host a press conference to announce a planned infusion of significant federal dollars for ecosystem restoration and resilience on the nation’s public lands.
The work is part of the Biden-Harris administration’s Investing in America agenda and will help address the unprecedented challenges facing our public lands, exacerbated by the climate crisis.
Tracy Stone-Manning, BLM Director
Doug Vilsack, BLM Colorado State Director
Tomer Hasson, BLM Senior Policy Advisor
WHAT: Press call announcing planned funding for federal lands restoration and resilience initiatives as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s investing in America agenda
WHEN: Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:45 PM ET
RSVP: Credentialed members of the media interested in joining, click here at above date and time.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of subsurface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Create a solid saving and spending plan for your upcoming travels this season
Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start to summer: a time for outdoor activities, evenings spent grilling with friends and family and, of course, summer vacations. Whether you’re planning to hit the road or take to the skies, there are some important financial considerations when planning your next trip. As you dream about your next vacation, Umpqua Bank is offering tips to help you make the most of your trip with a solid plan to save and spend this summer season—and avoid falling victim to a vacation scam.
“We all deserve to take time to rest, relax and rejuvenate when the weather gets warmer,” says Tom Day, Greater Puget Sound Market Region Manager at Umpqua Bank. “But to make the most of your time away, it’s important that you create a plan and stick to it so you stay on budget, maximize your trip and return without vacation guilt.”
Here are Tom’s top tips heading into travel season:
And, with these tips in mind, it’s also more important than ever to keep an eye out for scammers trying to take advantage of the increased interest in hotel, flight and vacation bookings.
“Scammers are incredibly opportunistic, and increasingly savvy,” says Jon Stockton, Umpqua Bank’s Director of Fraud. “They are always inventing new ways to make something seem legitimate when it’s not—which means it’s important to stay extra vigilant.”
Here are some helpful tips to avoid turning your dream trip into a nightmare—and a big headache—due to a vacation scam:
“Every year, we see scammers taking advantage of people trying to find a good deal,” Stockton says. “Just remember that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is—whether it’s a flight deal or an ultra-cheap vacation rental. Be extra careful and perform your own due diligence to verify their authenticity.”
With these tips in mind and a plan in place, you can be confident that you’re maximizing your next big trip—and feeling good that you won’t come back with vacation-related guilt.
PHOTO OP: K-5 elementary students tour police squad cars, fire trucks, ambulances and learn how to fingerprint
In effort to bolster career awareness at the elementary level, Kelso High School is partnering with first responders in Cowlitz County to help Barnes Elementary students learn about careers in emergency services through hands-on activities.
Kelso High Fire Science, Health Science, and Police Science students will facilitate the following activities and tours in conjunction with local first responders:
Emergency Services Career Awareness
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Barnes Elementary School
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Media invited to attend. Call Michele Nerland for information.
Kelso School District has a goal of 100% of students graduating high school and having post-secondary plans for college, career, trades, or military. Our mission is to prepare every student for living, learning, and achieving success as a citizen of our changing world.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lifeline Connections announces the opening of Crisis Wellness Center’s ITA Inpatient Program, June 1st, 2023.
ITA Inpatient Program is located at 5197 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA. A brief opening ceremony will be held at 2:00pm with self-guided tours to follow. This will be the only opportunity for the public to personally view this beautiful new facility.
To RSVP please email keting@Lifelineconnections.org">Marketing@Lifelineconnections.org.
This program will provide safe, supportive care 24/7 for individuals detained due to an acute behavioral health crisis. ITA Inpatient is designed to address both mental health and substance use disorders in one program. Our interdisciplinary team of medical professionals includes Substance Use Disorder Professionals (SUDPs), Mental Health Professionals (MHPs), and Case Managers. This compassionate team of professionals will provide behavioral health assessments, individual and group sessions, knowledge about medication, and connections to community resources for support and continued stabilization.
We work to enhance our patient’s quality of life, help them build resiliency, and restore and improve overall functioning. This allows them to successfully integrate back into the community.
Major funding for the new ITA Inpatient Program was provided by WA State Department of Commerce, The Taxpayers of Washington State, Carelon Behavioral Health, and Clark County Department of Community Services.