The Washougal City Council could still consider a resolution opposing the Columbia River Crossing project, but the revised edition will be much shorter than the original version that was considered last night.
The original three-page resolution was crafted by City Administrator David Scott, based on input from City Council members. Information in that resolution was obtained from similar resolutions adopted by the Clark County Commissioners and Oregon House Republicans.
The CRC project, to replace the ...
A local Navy veteran recalls when he received a “dolphin pin” and a tattoo — all on the same night.
It was 1958, and Jerry Barber had returned from a trip to Pearl Harbor. He had just been promoted and was qualified as a submariner.
In order to receive a submarine warfare insignia pin, Barber had to learn about water, air and hydraulic systems, as well as tracking a target and setting a torpedo.
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A recent addition to the 192nd Station development offers an assortment of driving courses as well as Department of Licensing knowledge and road tests.
9-1-1 Driving School has hired retired and off-duty police officers to serve as knowledge/skills examiners.
Brenda Gardner, co-owner and office manager, said the police officers provide positive mentoring.
"The primary focus is on teen driving and traffic safety education," she said.
For more information, call 210-7146, email 911drivingschool.com or ...
Unlike other parts of the United States, the Pacific Northwest has welcomed warmer, drier weather in recent weeks. Returning with the climate and time changes are State Route 14 work crews who will finish the $49 million project, which broke ground June 1, 2011.
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- March 26, 2013
The Camas School Board unanimously approved $397,000 to replace the aging turf at Camas High School’s Cardon Field.
At 10 years old, the turf is at the end of its lifespan, according to Bryan McGeachy, operations director.
"The generation of turf we used for the field is good up to eight years, and we're two over now," he said.
A former local policeman was found guilty and sentenced Wednesday for assaulting a mentally ill suspect.
Arsons, involving five port-a-potties in Camas, are under investigation.
I learned to type on an electric typewriter.
Embarrassing, but true.
Of course, we had computers 22 years ago when I was in high school, but their integration into the day-to-day school curriculum was minimal. We used them to type up term papers and special reports. Research was done using books, encyclopedias and periodicals at the school and public libraries.
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- March 19, 2013
A man who worked for the Washougal Police Department for more than 28 years is accused of repeatedly punching a mentally ill suspect involved in a domestic violence case.
Former Officer Robert Ritchie, 53, is charged with fourth degree assault, a gross misdemeanor. Clark County District Court Judge Sonya Langsdorf is scheduled to announce a verdict Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m.
Ritchie's case involved a non-jury, bench trial March 14.
A local resident has received national recognition for his efforts to help make history more interesting for younger generations.
Brett Oppegaard, of Camas, accepted the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, in Washington, D.C., in February. The award was presented to him by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis.
Oppegaard received a crystal medallion, inscribed with the National Park Service logo. The award was presented in an engraved wooden box.
A Washougal man has earned a prestigious community award.
Jordan Boldt was honored as the 2013 General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award recipient. He is the 24th recipient of the annual award that honors the legacy of one-time Vancouver resident General George C. Marshall.
Boldt has been the executive director of the Vancouver Farmers Market since February 2010. He is responsible for managing more than 175 vendors that serve approximately 15,000 people each ...
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- March 19, 2013
Three friends and business associates have combined their efforts to showcase their event planning services.
Studio 2911 is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., in downtown Camas.
It includes the offices of Wendy Sturm, owner of "We Plan It," Kristina Kuntz, event coordinator with Niella's Special Events, and Amy Brown, owner of Lacamas Flowers & Events.
Niella's, owned by Kuntz and her husband Jonathon, is the parent company of Studio 2911.
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In an effort to keep pace with changing technology, the Camas School District is considering purchasing several ipad Minis, adapters and a MacBook for classroom use this coming school year.
The purchase would be a part of the district's revised technology plan. The current one is set to expire at the end of the school year.
"We're basically looking through the past plan, and aligning ideas with curriculum and technology," said Jeff Snell ...
Camas Mayor Scott Higgins was joined by city, county and state elected officials, as well as local business representatives during a ground breaking ceremony for the Northwest 38th Avenue/Southeast 20th Street extension project.
"We believe this road will be very significant to the future economic development of the city," Higgins said to the crowd that attended the event on March 5.
The $4.8 million project will extend Northwest 38th Avenue approximately two-thirds of ...
Camas Public Library cardholders now have access to 58 magazines that they can read anytime, anyplace and keep as long as they like.
The cost? Free.
That's because the library is now subscribing to the online service Zinio, described as the "world's largest newsstand."