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The end of the road

Cal Hittle hauled his first garbage can when he was just 5 years old. To make ends meet, Hittle’s father had to work a variety ...

Road work will begin in Camas next week

Beginning Monday, July 28, crews will begin asphalt repair work at several locations around Camas. Northwest Lake Road from Northwest Everett Street to Northwest Sierra will undergo base repairs, a full width grind of the existing surface, and will then be capped with an asphalt lift.

Rockaroos concert cancelled

Popular kids' band was set to perform at 6:30 p.m.

In pursuit of bigger musical dreams

Liam Tully’s parents have told him he used to dance around on the fireplace mantle at the age of 3 or 4 with a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar and pretend to play “Johnny B. Goode.” Tully then got involved in theater, until he said playing the guitar started to consume his life.

Camas comprehensive plan update ‘visioning’ begins

This week, the City of Camas will launch the community visioning phase of its 2016 comprehensive plan update. During Camas Days on Friday and Saturday community development department staff including Director Phil Bourquin and Senior Planner Sarah Fox, as well as recently hired consultants, will be on hand at the city’s tent to distribute community questionnaires, answer questions and accept feedback.

Washougal releases survey results

A majority of individuals who responded to a survey would like to receive more communication from Washougal about what the city is doing. The four-page survey, conducted by ETC Institute, involved 411 participants, out of 1,200 people who were contacted by phone or mail. Survey recipients were randomly chosen, according to Chris Tatham, with ETC.

CHS runner to attend ESPYS awards

CHS senior Alexa Efraimson will walk the ESPYS red carpet tonight.

Washougal mayor objects to retail marijuana applicant

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard is concerned the opening of a retail recreational marijuana business, operated by the owner of Mary Jane’s House of Glass, could cause an increase in service calls by police. In a letter to the Washington State Liquor Control Board license division, Guard said from August 2012 to June 3, this year, the Washougal Police Department had 23 calls for service at Mary Jane’s, 1825 “E” St.

Living on a grand scale

A Washougal man estimates he has invested approximately 6,000 hours in creating a scale model railroad town in his home. Larry Kennedy said he has about 5,000 hours of work left, before the project is completed. “It is a work in progress,” he said.

Missing Camas teen found safe in Oregon

Angelic “Anji” Tracy Dean, who had been missing from her home in Camas since June 23, was found July 9 thanks to a tip from a woman living four states away. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Dean, 17, was located by detectives at Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, Ore., approximately 18 miles from Camas. The Vancouver Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.

Dougan Falls rescue

A Washougal man was rescued by emergency crews last night after his legs became trapped under some rocks at Dougan Falls. According to a press release from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, just after 8 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call reporting that a man was stuck in the water.