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Camas mayor on salary study uncertainty: ‘Longer this goes on … worse it is for our city’

It has been almost one year since Camas leaders commissioned an independent review of city employee salaries and city councilors are expected to come to a resolution regarding retroactive salary increases for non-represented employees in early October.

Secretary of State visits Camas

Secretary of State Kim Wyman made a stop at an iconic Camas landmark Tuesday: Its public library.

Camas, Washougal will pay more for SWAT next year

It is time for Camas and Washougal to renew interlocal agreements for Southwest Washington Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) services, and costs are expected to increase next year.

Are we ready for the next big catastrophe?

Having watched a spate of hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires devastate areas throughout the United States and Mexico in recent weeks, the question of natural disaster prep is likely on many people’s minds.

City leaders reignite fireworks debate, may impose ban

In the days following the disclosure that the massive Eagle Creek fire burning more than 35,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge may have been sparked by a Vancouver teen’s inexplicable throwing of fireworks off a trail during one of the hottest, driest days of the summer, Camas City Administrator Pete Capell said his staff received a number of phone calls and email messages from citizens concerned about the city’s stance on fireworks.

Local agencies help Skamania County neighbors fight Archer Mountain blaze

After embers from a wildfire consuming 35,000 acres on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge jumped the Columbia River early last week, sparking a spot fire in nearby Skamania County — the Archer Mountain Fire, located roughly 15 miles northeast of downtown Washougal — the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office found its resources and personnel stretched to the limit.

A bittersweet goodbye in downtown Camas

Family and friends, as well as employees and customers, recently gathered at the Camas Dairy Queen to show their appreciation and affection for the woman who has owned the restaurant for 37 years.

Miss Nola’s Cafe closes its doors in downtown Camas

A downtown Camas restaurant that served New Orleans-inspired cuisine has closed more than a month before its lease was scheduled to end.

Liberty Theatre lease renewal is celebrated

Update: Washougal teachers do not approve contract

The Washougal School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers’ association.