The Washougal School District will be asking voters to approve two levies on Feb. 11.
Ballots are expected to arrive in mailboxes this week.
A three-year maintenance and operations levy and technology levy will replace the current ones, which expire at the end of 2014.
Although the levies are not new, the amounts have been increased. This is in order to keep pace with increased enrollment and allow the district to expand in several areas ...
A detached garage and all of its contents were destroyed in a late night fire in Camas on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Camas-Washougal Fire Department units were dispatched to reports of a structure fire at 2525 N.E. Everett St., in Camas.
Lacamas Community Credit Union and iQ Credit Union plan to combine operations in July.
The Fern Prairie Market is among the newest applicants for a retail marijuana license.
Overall, there are 18 retail applicants in the city limits of Camas and five in Washougal.
For processors licenses, there are three applicants in the city limits of Camas and three in Washougal.
Aspiring marijuana producers include three applicants in Camas and four in Washougal.
Washougal residents could see a $20 increase in their vehicle tab renewal fees, to pay for road maintenance and repairs.
The idea was discussed during the Washougal City Council’s annual planning session Saturday, at the Washougal Community Center.
Current pavement management funding includes $150,000 in real estate excise taxes and one-time contributions of $62,000 in the 2014 budget.
Local business owners and merchants are invited to learn about executing practices for business growth.
Keith Upkes, president and chief executive officer of The Upkes Group, will talk about business concepts from the book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits,” Thursday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at K’Syrah Catering, Wine and Bistro, 316 N.E. Dallas St., Camas.
The session is free. Coffee and pastries will be provided.
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- January 14, 2014
A Camas man is hoping to make a difference in the lives of people who are visually impaired.
Milan Slamka has developed Echo-Sense Network Glasses, also known as “Check Mates.”
They can be worn by a sight-impaired person, and audio and video information is live streamed to a caregiver on a remote computer.
“The caregiver can see what the blind person would see and can give instructions and guidance to the wearer,” Slamka said.
A Camas railroad bridge that is part of a line that is more than 100 years old will soon be replaced.
Originally built in 1908, the 550 foot long BNSF Railway railroad bridge that runs above the Washougal River and parallels Southeast Sixth Avenue is on tap for replacement, said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. Over the years, work has been done to improve and maintain the bridge, but it has never been replaced.
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“The future depends on what you do today.”These words once spoken by Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi were the inspiration for the winning Voice of Democracy essay written by Camas High School student Amanda Felipe.
Felipe and 14 other winners of the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars District 6 competitions were recognized during an awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon, at the Camas Community Center.
Entries submitted by high school students in the Voice ...
The Westlie Ford service and parts departments will relocate from downtown Camas to the dealership’s sales location in Washougal in April, following the purchase of its landmark building by Fuel Medical.
The moves will involve remodeling projects and expansions by both companies.
Fuel Medical has purchased the building at 314 N.E. Birch St., for $825,000. The purchase includes a parking lot for employees, across the street from the Westlie building.
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Prosperity and tolerance are among the responses local leaders gave when they were asked about their hopes and wishes for 2014.
Leadership Clark County is accepting early applications for candidates interested in joining the Class of 2015.
A free information session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Educational Services District 112 offices, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver.
The free session is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about the program, ask questions, and hear from alumni about their experiences.
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- January 7, 2014
Two volunteers with the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, in Washougal, have opened a cat boarding business that also provides feline adoption opportunities.
At The Cats Meow Luxury Boarding, Jo Schmidt and Amber Groff offer 19 suites with names such as “Catnip Alley,” “Tabby Tavern” and “Pouncing Paradise.” Individual studios have sky boxes and climbing structures. The sky boxes provide viewing areas for cats to climb into.
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A Camas family's home was heavily damaged by fire Dec. 26.
The blaze at 203 N.W. 22nd Ave. was called in at approximately 1:10 p.m., after one of its residents returned home and discovered a couch on fire in the family room.
City of Washougal officials are excited about another clean audit.
The newest independent accountability report, from the Washington State Auditor’s Office, pertains to Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012. It examined the areas of the Open Public Meetings Act, cash receipting, building and planning, safeguarding of assets (fuel) and the use of restricted funds.
The audit also examined third party cash receipting, key software applications, payroll and benefits and financial condition.