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Pianist will perform concert on Sunday in Washougal

A recent Marylhurst University graduate will perform a piano concert in Washougal on Sunday. Ian Guthrie, the pianist at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal for the past two years, will put on a short piano concert at the church, located at G Street and Washougal River Road, at 12:45 p.m.

Washougal proposes ban on retail marijuana, collective gardens

The City of Washougal is proposing to prohibit medical marijuana collective gardens, as well as recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers through Dec. 31, 2015. A public hearing will be held on those issues during the City Council meeting, Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St.

Levy lid lifts will be on Washougal ballots Nov. 4

Washougal voters will be asked during this year’s General Election to approve two levy lift propositions. One would be similar to a lid lift that was in place from 2007 through 2012, for fire and emergency medical services. The other lid lift proposal would pay for an additional police officer and other public safety enhancements.

Camas Days is a hit

With vendors selling everything from fresh lemonade to original artwork, parades and a street designed for kids, Camas Days offered something for everyone Friday and Saturday. “I’ve been at Camas Days for 14 years,” said Eimiko Murlin, who marched in the Kids Parade as a part of the Camas Church of the Nazarene. “My favorite things are the booths and just being silly.”

Officials stress water safety

As 90-degree temperatures heat up Camas and Washougal again this week, Southwest Washington Organization of Rescue Divers member Doug Young hopes swimmers pay attention to the hazards before they plunge into nearby lakes and rivers.

Road work will begin in Camas next week

Beginning Monday, July 28, crews will begin asphalt repair work at several locations around Camas. Northwest Lake Road from Northwest Everett Street to Northwest Sierra will undergo base repairs, a full width grind of the existing surface, and will then be capped with an asphalt lift.

Rockaroos concert cancelled

Popular kids' band was set to perform at 6:30 p.m.

In pursuit of bigger musical dreams

Liam Tully’s parents have told him he used to dance around on the fireplace mantle at the age of 3 or 4 with a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar and pretend to play “Johnny B. Goode.” Tully then got involved in theater, until he said playing the guitar started to consume his life.

Camas comprehensive plan update ‘visioning’ begins

This week, the City of Camas will launch the community visioning phase of its 2016 comprehensive plan update. During Camas Days on Friday and Saturday community development department staff including Director Phil Bourquin and Senior Planner Sarah Fox, as well as recently hired consultants, will be on hand at the city’s tent to distribute community questionnaires, answer questions and accept feedback.

Washougal releases survey results

A majority of individuals who responded to a survey would like to receive more communication from Washougal about what the city is doing. The four-page survey, conducted by ETC Institute, involved 411 participants, out of 1,200 people who were contacted by phone or mail. Survey recipients were randomly chosen, according to Chris Tatham, with ETC.