Man’s body found next to train tracks

Police have released the identity a man whose body was found next to the train tracks in Washougal Monday morning.

Four C-W churches are burglarized

Washougal police continue to investigate four local church burglaries, after arresting two men.

Students return to class after bomb threat at WHS

Washougal High School students and staff have returned to class, following the report of a “non-specific threat of a bomb” inside the building this morning.

Appeal delves deeper into Camas football investigation

Thursday’s appeal hearing in Chehalis revealed more into a recruiting investigation on Camas High School football coaches Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty. Although the WIAA Executive Board voted to reduce Eagle’s suspension from four games to three, Kielty’s punishment has been extended from one to three games.

Falling victim to fraud

Scammers are out in force, and often senior citizens are the targets. Scams range from taxes owed to the IRS, to a grandchild needing bail money, to being able to fix vehicle dents inexpensively. But all share one commonality, according to law enforcement: The scammers want money, and they want it now.

Decluttering senior households

Spring cleaning can provide motivation to reduce the amount of stuff that is taking up space. LaRhea Steele, of Camas, recently cleaned out linen and clothes closets. She donated some full size sheets to Arc of Southwest Washington, and clothing that is no longer being worn will go to a church rummage sale.

Ninety years young

Each year thousands of people summit Beacon Rock, the 848-foot tall core of an ancient volcano. Traversing the mile-long trail of switchbacks, boasting an elevation gain of 600 feet, includes well-earned views of The Gorge. It is considered a challenging hike for most. On Wednesday, Virginia Warren will join a handful of her girlfriends to make the ascent up and descent down this iconic basalt formation that juts into the Columbia River.

Local Memorial Day ceremonies planned

Various organizations are preparing to make this Memorial Day weekend a time for thanks and reflection. Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the nation’s service.

Cultivating cooperation

Several Washougal residents got what they wanted, after they took the time to go to City Hall. Bill Durgan is among the people who grow vegetables at 1835 “D” St. He and some of his neighbors spoke during the May 11 Washougal City Council meeting, to complain about the potential use of the “D” Street garden to grow pumpkins. Durgan, of Washougal, said the site has been used as a garden for local residents for more than seven years.

Camas Farmer's Market opens June 3

The Camas Farmer’s Market will soon celebrate the beginning of its eighth season with fresh, locally grown produce, delicious food, healthy lifestyle information and live music. Opening day festivities on June 3 will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Scott Higgins, and a health fair featuring Pure Wellness Chiropractic and 10 additional local health organizations.