Driver impairment, vehicle speed cause Camas crash

Speed and impairment are being listed as factors in a multi-vehicle collision Feb. 13 on Pacific Rim Boulevard in Camas. According to a news release from the Camas Police Department, Andrew S. Colburn, 43, of Camas, was driving a 2012 Cadillac CTS eastbound at a high rate of speed on Pacific Rim, at approximately 8:35 p.m., when he collided with a 2007 Nissan Murano driven by Cheri M. Thomas, 45, of Camas.

Local author holds book signing

Costco will host a local author for a book signing event on Saturday. Rene Johnston Carroll, of Washougal, is the author of “Legendary Locals of Camas-Washougal.” She will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 19610 S.E. First St., in Vancouver.

Phone-a-thon begins Tuesday

Phones will be ringing across the city soon as the Camas Educational Foundation launches its annual phone-a-thon fundraising campaign.

School levies pass in Washougal

Washougal School District officials are celebrating today as both district levies passed by significant margins.

Winter chill

After four days of inclement weather blasted the local area with snow, wind, freezing rain and ice, frigid conditions are finally beginning to thaw. According to the National Weather Service, Camas and Washougal received approximately 9 inches of snow during the past four days, and freezing rain arrived in force on Saturday night and continued into early Sunday morning, creating treacherous road conditions. Steve Pierce of Northwest Weather Consultants said the recent storm follows a five-year trend.

School levy issues will be decided today

Today is Election Day in Clark and Skamania counties. In Washougal, voters are being asked to cast their ballots on the school district’s two replacement levies that would fund maintenance and operations and technology. Although the levies are not new, the amounts have been increased to keep pace with increased enrollment and allow the district to expand in several educational areas, according to officials.

Coaster the cat makes his mark in downtown Camas

A former homeless kitten has grown up to become a beloved addition at Lutz Hardware. On a recent Saturday afternoon, Coaster took a cat nap among the din of the Drylok Masonry Waterproofer display. The promotion of the waterproofing paint included the soft sounds of a water feature. Jenny Berry and her husband Joe, of Vancouver, were shopping at Lutz for the first time that day. “Look at the kitty,” Jenny said, as she noticed Coaster relaxing on a stack of 60G garnet sandpaper and a soft cat toy, near a copy machine.

Day spa provides hair, nail, skin services

An accomplished artist has opened a salon and day spa in downtown Camas. Rebecca Trimble, a medical aesthetician, provides skin treatments and painting classes, at Urban Style. The treatments include custom derma peels, facials, waxing services, spray tans and lash extensions. Urban Style Salon and Day Spa is located at 221 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 844-6061 or email Questions regarding the painting classes can be directed to Trimble at 852-4441 or or visit

Fashion show and teddy bear drive is Feb. 23

A fashion show and teddy bear drive will be held in Stevenson. On Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., Rock Cove Assisted Living will host the event that includes a fashion show by A Boutique, vendors, chocolate and a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider. Admission is a stuffed toy that will be donated to area domestic violence centers, emergency services and hospitals.

Entrepreneurs are invited to PubTalk Feb. 18

The chief executive officer of a silkscreen supplies company will be the featured speaker at the next Clark County PubTalk. Ryan Moore will describe his journey from window washer and punk rock musician to founder of Ryonet, Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver.