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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.

Filing week comes to an end

More than 100 candidates registered to run for elected office in Clark County during filing week. After kicking off on Monday morning, filing week ends today at 5 p.m. There are a total of 90 offices that will be on the ballot.

Elevated radon levels detected at City Hall

An exercise room in the basement of Camas City Hall was closed for 11 days after testing revealed a high level of radon gas.

Teachers rally for education funding

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

Camas creates distance after first day of districts

Caleigh Lofstead only needed two vaults to become district champion Monday, at McKenzie Stadium. The Camas High School junior set her sights on a personal best height of 13 feet, but came up just centimeters short. “I barely hit the bar coming down,” Lofstead said. “I’ve been trying to get to 13 feet for the last few meets. This is the closest I’ve been to it all season. For it to come at state would be a good time.” Lofstead is a three-time district champion in the pole vault. She hopes to improve on her third-place finish at state this weekend, at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. “Back when I started pole vaulting, I never thought this could be possible,” Lofstead said. “My goal has always been just to make it to state. Becoming district champion is the cherry on top.”

Camas golfers off to fantastic start at districts

Hailey Oster, Elise Filuk, Rio Smith and Connie Wang are four strokes apart and in the top six for the Papermakers at the district tournament. Maddie Miller and Skyla Stifter will also be playing in today’s championship round at the Lewis River Golf Course, in Woodland.

Educators join forces during walkout

Employees from the Camas and Washougal School Districts joined forces to raise awareness Wednesday.

Candidate filing week continues in Clark County

When it comes to local races, the first day of the candidate filing week produced no surprises.

Washougal police officers to receive retroactive pay raises

The Washougal City Council has approved a new contract with the Washougal Police Officers Association, that will result in pay increases of 8 percent.