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 ...
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.