The Camas and Washougal school districts have announced that all schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 7, due to poor weather conditions. All before and after-school activities are also cancelled.
A representation of the Camas community’s generosity was bolted into place on Friday.
A new granite monument at the grave site of Alexander Stuber was secured into place at the Camas Cemetery by employees from Vancouver Granite Works. The original one, more than 100 years old, was destroyed by vandalism in October 2013.
Vancouver Granite Works worked to replicate the original monument, which included an image of a rose and the Bible verse “I ...
A Camas man was fatally shot Monday in what law enforcement officials are describing as a case of workplace violence.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Westside Business Center located at 1800 W. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver’s industrial west side in the Fruit Valley area.
When officers arrived, they located the body of Ryan E. Momeny, 45, a manager at the Benjamin ...
After a two-month closure, the Two Rivers Heritage Museum reopens today with a new display highlighting the local area’s fabric weaving history.
The exhibit, “Early Fabric Making,” features a working counter balance loom set up to weave rugs with blanket selvage material donated from Pendleton Woolen Mills, which is located across the street. Every blanket woven at Pendleton is trimmed of selvage on two sides before finishing the edges. It is sturdy, colorful material ...
A local resident has been elected to a volunteer leadership position with the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Carol Van Natta, of Camas, serves on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board of directors.
She is the executive director and chief development officer of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Foundation. Van Natta is a past president of the local AFP chapter.
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- February 4, 2014
Friday was moving day for the employees of the downtown Camas State Farm Insurance office.
Linda Huff and her staff have relocated from 605 N.E. Third Ave. to 350 N.E. Fourth Ave.
The new location includes a larger main level office.
Huff’s agency has been at the same site for 18 years. That office was previously occupied by Frances Strobeck and her State Farm staff for a decade.
Meanwhile, the Focus Designs ...
The controller of Linear Technology’s wafer fabrication plant in Camas is among the newest board members of the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council.
Jim Lucey has served as controller for 16 years.
He previously was the financial accounting manager at Linear’s corporate headquarters in Milpitas, Calif. Lucey is a former accounting manager at Price Waterhouse.
He serves on the board of the Association of Washington Business and has been involved with several education ...
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The secretary of the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards is hoping the Port of Camas-Washougal will modify its rezoning request regarding some of the land in the Steigerwald Commerce Center.
In a letter to Port Executive Director David Ripp, Willemina Niosi said the 19.65 acres in the request currently serve as a buffer between the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the port’s heavy industrial zoned land located to the west.
The port is ...
Area homeless individuals will receive a variety of assistance on Thursday.
An East Coast company is interested in locating in the former Sharp Laboratories of America building. The 55,000-square foot, two-story structure at 5750 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., is available to purchase or lease. Paul Dennis, president and chief executive officer of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association, mentioned the interest during a CWEDA board meeting Thursday.
The Washougal City Council plans to “wait and see” if state legislators approve bills related to the production, processing and sales of recreational marijuana. A public hearing was held last night, regarding the council’s Dec. 2, 2013, approval of a six-month moratorium prohibiting all uses allowed under state Initiative 502.
A group of property owners have expressed interest in working with Camas to create a master plan vision for the Grass Valley area on the west side of the city. Vancouver land use and zoning attorney Randy Printz, who represents the property owners making the proposal, spoke about the concept on Friday during the City Council’s annual planning conference. It was described as a unique opportunity to paint what is currently a “blank canvas.”
Two credit unions with locations in the Camas-Washougal area plan to combine efforts this summer.
Lacamas Community Credit Union and iQ Credit Union have announced their intentions to consolidate their individual financial institutions into a single, larger credit union.
According to a press release, a team of employees from both credit unions will oversee the transition process, which will include the exploration of naming strategies for the institution.
By digging into dirt and evidence, Dick Golladay found his way into people’s hearts.
“I know how to do it, and I know where the masters are,” said the 66 years “young” police officer turned landscaper.
After graduating from Camas High School in 1965, Golladay served as a volunteer firefighter and then joined the Camas Police Department May 30, 1973. He dedicated 24 years to the force, retired in 1997, returned in 2002 and ...
Retired Camas City Administrator Lloyd Halverson could soon be returning to work for his former employer.
During tonight’s City Council meeting, a contract with Halverson is on the agenda for approval. The agreement would have him performing governmental affairs consultation work, including developing lobbying strategies for the Washington State Legislature and U.S. Congress, lobbying the state legislature in support of the city’s annual legislative goals, and lobbying Congress for federal funding for ...