Hometown

Creative camps

Although it’s only a 10-minute drive from the Washougal Safeway, Kathy Marty’s home feels like a world away.

Windows to the past

The eye-catching window displays in Camas Antiques beckon visitors inside, much like a lighthouse guides ships in the bay.

Sifting through history

A student carefully sifts through dirt at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on a hot summer day.

Giving foster kids a hand up

When most kids move out of their family home for the first time, parents are there to provide guidance and items needed for their first residence.

Getting creative in the classroom

Most who live in the local area have likely heard of the Student Stride for Education, where kids and community members run to raise money for local schools.

The Class of 2016

Friday and Saturday were filled with parental and community pride, as friends and family gathered to watch local students receive their hard-earned diplomas.

A life of service

Watching Cisco Kid trot around the barn at Son Rise Ranch in the Fern Prairie area, he has the pep and enthusiasm indicative of a young, healthy, active horse.

Building confidence and self reliance

There are a few words teacher Eric Balholm doesn’t let students use around him. However, these aren’t of the typical four-letter variety.

A passion for helping orphans

Sometimes, one impulsive decision can alter the course of your life forever. For Camas resident Heather Radu, it came shortly after she graduated from high school in Portland.

Fit at 96

“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”