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Camas football coaches are cleared of recruiting violations

The day after their recruiting suspensions had been lifted; Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty couldn’t wait to get back to work. More than 170 Camas High School students, and incoming freshmen, gathered for spring practice at Cardon Field. For the first time a month, Eagle and Kielty could finally concentrate on football. “I appreciate even more now the support from the Camas community and the Camas School District,” Eagle said. “We just want to get back to playing football.”

Hike on the Dike raises $16,500 for the WCGHS

The song, “Who let the dogs out,” played as runners prepared to take part in a 10K, to benefit the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

Cancer organization honors Washougal boy

A Washougal resident is among a group of 12 children and teens who were recently recognized for having courage, wisdom and grace in the face of serious medical challenges.

Arrests are made in church thefts

Two local men have been arrested for possession of items stolen from four local churches.

WSD invites community to design symposium

The Washougal School District is inviting patrons to a community design symposium to solicit input into the early design phase of construction of three new schools.

Sixth Avenue roundabout will be focus of open house

Camas citizens are invited to attend an open house that will focus on the Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street intersection improvements.

Educators air frustrations at Camas forum

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).

A passion for the community

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.”

Appeal delves deeper into Camas football investigation

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.

Camas creates distance after first day of districts

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.”