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Local accounting firm acquires another practice

An accounting firm with offices in Camas and Ridgefield recently acquired another practice. NWCPA, a certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, purchased the accounting and tax practice of Sharon Davenport.

Camas-Washougal schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 10

The Camas and Washougal school districts have announced Sunday evening that schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 10, due to the threat of inclement weather.

Vehicle careens over embankment in Washougal

The driver of a vehicle that traveled over a 20-foot embankment escaped injury this morning. According to a press release from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, a passenger vehicle was attempting to drive down a steep hill in Washougal in the 1800 block of North Sixth Street.

Local schools will be closed on Friday

The Camas and Washougal school districts have announced that all schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 7, due to poor weather conditions. All before and after-school activities are also cancelled.

Righting a wrong

A representation of the Camas community’s generosity was bolted into place on Friday. A new granite monument at the grave site of Alexander Stuber was secured into place at the Camas Cemetery by employees from Vancouver Granite Works. The original one, more than 100 years old, was destroyed by vandalism in October 2013. Vancouver Granite Works worked to replicate the original monument, which included an image of a rose and the Bible verse “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,” from the second book of Timothy 4:7.

Camas man killed in Vancouver shooting

A Camas man was fatally shot Monday in what law enforcement officials are describing as a case of workplace violence. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Westside Business Center located at 1800 W. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver’s industrial west side in the Fruit Valley area. When officers arrived, they located the body of Ryan E. Momeny, 45, a manager at the Benjamin Moore Paint Co., in front of the business. They then found Robert R. Brown, 64, a driver at the company, deceased inside a vehicle in the parking from what is being described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Two Rivers Heritage Museum reopens with new, updated displays

After a two-month closure, the Two Rivers Heritage Museum reopens today with a new display highlighting the local area’s fabric weaving history. The exhibit, “Early Fabric Making,” features a working counter balance loom set up to weave rugs with blanket selvage material donated from Pendleton Woolen Mills, which is located across the street. Every blanket woven at Pendleton is trimmed of selvage on two sides before finishing the edges. It is sturdy, colorful material that can be woven into soft rugs. “The loom appears to be handcrafted as opposed to manufactured and is estimated to be from the last part of the 19th century,” said Camas-Washougal Historical Society member Marilyn Brown. “It is the size that could be found in a family home and was used to weave material for clothing, linens and home decor.”

Camas woman serves with the Association of Fundraising Professionals

A local resident has been elected to a volunteer leadership position with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Carol Van Natta, of Camas, serves on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board of directors. She is the executive director and chief development officer of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Foundation. Van Natta is a past president of the local AFP chapter.

State Farm office relocates within downtown Camas

Friday was moving day for the employees of the downtown Camas State Farm Insurance office. Linda Huff and her staff have relocated from 605 N.E. Third Ave. to 350 N.E. Fourth Ave. The new location includes a larger main level office. Huff’s agency has been at the same site for 18 years. That office was previously occupied by Frances Strobeck and her State Farm staff for a decade. Meanwhile, the Focus Designs office has temporarily relocated from 350 N.E. Fourth Ave., to a vacant space next door at 340 N.E. Fourth Ave.

Linear Technology exec named to Workforce Development Council board

The controller of Linear Technology’s wafer fabrication plant in Camas is among the newest board members of the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council. Jim Lucey has served as controller for 16 years. He previously was the financial accounting manager at Linear’s corporate headquarters in Milpitas, Calif. Lucey is a former accounting manager at Price Waterhouse. He serves on the board of the Association of Washington Business and has been involved with several education and vocation advisory boards, including the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative Manufacturing Industry Panel and the Clark County Skills Center. For more information, contact Executive Director Jeanne Bennett at 567-1073, email jbennett@swwdc.org or visit www.swwdc.org.