A family-oriented photo scavenger hunt is the centerpiece of an afternoon of Camas explorations being planned for Saturday. The activity is part of “Spring Into History” month, sponsored by the Downtown Camas Association. This weekend’s event will also include a walking tour, historic displays, kids’ activities, story-telling, history book signing, and a special unveiling. It will run from noon to 4 p.m., and starts outside at Northeast Fourth Avenue and Birch Street in downtown Camas.
The Camas Municipal Pool will have a new manager come summer. Last night, the Camas City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Lacamas Swim & Sport to operate the pool. It could open as early as Memorial Day weekend, weather permitting. “Swimming is important for everyone to learn and if the pool doesn’t stay open, then it overloads our club,” owner Denise Croucher said.
The City of Camas and Port of Camas-Washougal have both recently committed financial support for laying the groundwork to take part in the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program. The final piece of the puzzle is now in the Washougal City Council’s hands. On April 15, Port commissioners voted 3-0 and on Monday the Camas City Council voted 6-0 to enter into a professional services agreement with the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association. The document outlines the process and financial commitment for working with consultants to establish a Community Development Entity, a move that is necessary to take part in the New Markets Tax Credit Program, which could support local economic development projects.
Winning state once? Awesome. Twice? Fantastic. Three times? Almost never. But Camas High School’s Science Olympiad teams hit a new record April 12, taking first-place at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row. This comes on the heels of third- and fourth-place state-level wins earlier in March for Liberty Middle School and Skyridge Middle School, respectively.
Winning state once? Awesome. Twice? Fantastic. Three times? Almost never. But Camas High School’s Science Olympiad teams hit a new record Saturday, taking first-place at the State Science Olympiad Tournament for the fourth year in a row.
If all goes as planned, the Camas Municipal Pool will have a new manager come summer. Lacamas Swim & Sport is negotiating an agreement with the city to operate the pool, which could open as early as Memorial Day weekend.
A Washougal home will go up in flames Saturday as part of a training burn.
Varying opinions regarding a New Markets Tax Credit program have led the Washougal City Council to defer additional discussions and a possible vote by two weeks. Councilors voted unanimously last night to table a decision regarding a professional services agreement with the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association, the City of Camas and the Port of Camas-Washougal. It would include an expenditure of $21,875 from Washougal.
Kelly Slauson’s optimistic nature is contagious. Within a few minutes of meeting her, it’s very plain to see that this 20-year-old college student is most definitely a “glass is half full,” kind of gal.
The Camas City Council voted last night to extend a zoning moratorium relating to the establishment of marijuana production, processing and retail sales facilities. The moratorium gives city staff time to “review and determine the local implications of the state rules, and to assess impacts and potential liabilities under federal law, and to determine an appropriate regulatory framework under those laws.” The moratorium is an extension of the one put into place in November 2013.