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Making joyful noise

The melodies of compositions written by Mozart, Gluck, Grieg and Beethoven can sometimes be heard dancing among the eaves of the sanctuary inside Camas United Methodist Church, then gently tiptoeing out toward the surrounding Crown Park neighborhood — tempting the ears of those who happen to be strolling past.

Officials discuss the ‘State of the Community’

Camas Mayor Scott Higgins has never been shy about expressing his love for the city he was raised in — the very same one he has led since June 2011 as its top local elected official.

Potential Washougal Library sites, costs presented

More than 50 people recently attended a meeting, out of support or curiosity about a future library in Washougal.

CWFD open house is Saturday

The Camas-Washougal Fire Department will host its 14th annual open house Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Grass Valley fire station, 4321 N.W. Parker St.

Washougal Council votes to allow invocations

After lengthy discussions and a few amendments, the Washougal City Council approved a resolution that provides for invocations just prior to council meetings.

Animal control officer keeps the peace with the community’s critters

There are several misconceptions in the community about what animal control officers do, says Rick Foster.

Forums will focus on charter, candidates

Organizers of a handful of upcoming forums and informational sessions hope the events will help to educate voters about many of the issues and candidates that will be part of the Nov. 4 general election.

Port of Camas-Washougal Commission discusses oil trains resolution

The Port of Camas-Washougal Commission has decided not to pursue passage of a resolution that would have expressed concerns regarding an increase in oil train traffic.

Woman in wheelchair falls over embankment at Heritage Trail

A woman suffered minor injuries today when her wheelchair toppled off of the Heritage Trail and onto the lake bed of Lacamas Lake.

Girls Night Out returns to inspire, educate

The fifth annual Camas Girls’ Night Out will offer women a night on the town Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m.