Camas citizens are invited to attend an open house that will focus on the Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street intersection improvements.
Emotions ranging from anger and frustration to sadness were present Saturday as local educators took part in a town hall meeting in Camas hosted by Sen. Ann Rivers (R- La Center) and Rep. Brandon Vick (R-Felida).
When Rene’ Carroll received a phone call concerning the Citizen of the Year award, her first thought was, “Oh, I should have nominated Randy Curtis.”
Thursday’s appeal hearing in Chehalis revealed more into a recruiting investigation on Camas High School football coaches Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty. Although the WIAA Executive Board voted to reduce Eagle’s suspension from four games to three, Kielty’s punishment has been extended from one to three games.
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.”
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.
Employees from the Camas and Washougal School Districts joined forces to raise awareness Wednesday.
When it comes to local races, the first day of the candidate filing week produced no surprises.
The Washougal City Council has approved a new contract with the Washougal Police Officers Association, that will result in pay increases of 8 percent.
The Camas Education Association has voted to participate in a planned one day walkout Wednesday, in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.