Casino opening leads new podcast

first_imgClark Talks, The Columbian’s weekly podcast, previews the opening of the Ilani casino and the coming Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners race.Hosts Katie Gillespie and Dameon Pesanti are joined by business reporter Troy Brynelson to discuss the history of the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani casino, opening outside of La Center this spring. The group discusses the legal history of the project, and looks ahead to additional construction slated at the 368,000-square-foot facility.Gillespie and Pesanti then talk about the race for Port Commissioner Brian Wolfe’s seat. Wolfe, who represents east Vancouver, will retire at the end of this year. Pesanti, who covers the Port of Vancouver, discuss the views of candidates Don Orange and Kris Greene on the proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal.Then, the pair are joined by features news coordinator Ashley Swanson to talk about the weekend ahead. Events featured are:La Center Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. breakfast, 10 a.m. egg hunt Saturday. Holley Park Community Center, 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center. Free, $5 for breakfast. http://lacenterlions.orgHelicopter Egg Drop and Spring Festival by City Harvest Church, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 N.W. Ninth Ave., Vancouver. 360-546-1000 or http://www.cityharvestchurch.comlast_img read more