Bruce Holt said his company distributes products worldwide with full sales and marketing support provided by Shimano American Corporation of Irvine, Calif. Loomis works with promotional anglers, fishing guides and numerous types of news advertising media, including magazines, websites, radio and television. The company has two sales representative groups that serve their dealer business across the entire United States. Loomis also has five international sales groups that sell and promote products outside of the U.S.
Woodland's mayor will not cooperate with a proposed efficiency study of the city clerk and treasurer's office and will direct city employees to do the same, according to a memo he sent council members.
Battle Ground — Fred Meyer Stores donated $5,000 to the North County Community Food Bank on Nov. 14. It's part of "Bringing Hope to the Table," an annual campaign. Fred Meyer also donates more than 4 million pounds of food to local food banks each year through its Perishable Donation Program, which saves food that's past its expiration date but still perfectly good.
Woodland — Veterans visited Melissa Sanders' third-grade class at Woodland Primary School on Veterans Day to tell stories and let children ask whatever was on their minds. The visiting veterans shared memorabilia, including dog tags and photos, and were serenaded in return by the kids who sang them the song "Thank You, Soldiers." This is the fourth year Sanders has hosted the visit in her classroom. "I find it to be a cathartic, poignant time for veterans and an opportunity for incredible learning for the students," she wrote in an email.
Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow is in position to retain his post after defeating write-in candidate Tim Wilson, but Battle Ground's leadership is in churn mode as challengers beat incumbents in three of the four contested city council races Tuesday.
WOODLAND — The North Fork Lewis River Bridge is about to get its first makeover in 23 years. And while a fresh coat of paint (five coats, actually) will make the Interstate 5 span in Woodland look younger, the change will be more than cosmetic. Crews are preparing to apply specialized bridge paint that also protects the structure and prevents corrosion, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
LA CENTER — Mayor Jim Irish on Wednesday night promised to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into a recently leaked report detailing alleged personnel problems within the city of La Center.