For the past 90 years, the Camas Public Library has been a community destination.
Often referred to as the "living room of Camas," by staff, the library is a place to study, meet people, learn, and it also serves as a cultural center.
The library first opened in the back of Thayer's drugstore in April 1923. The 90th birthday celebration also coincides with National Library Week, which begins Sunday. There are a number of ...
The Washougal City Council has approved a resolution that urges Washington legislators and the State Department of Transportation to pursue a more cost effective alternative to the Columbia River Crossing Locally Preferred Alternative.
The vote during the council meeting last night was 5 to 2, in favor of the resolution. Joyce Lindsay and Paul Greenlee voted in opposition.
The resolution, prepared by councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel, mentions alternatives include the possible addition of new bridges of ...
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- by By Dawn Feldhaus Post-Record staff
- April 9, 2013
Two Camas women appreciate their five decades of friendship.
Edith Arndt, 84, and Annice Sampson, 74, walk together four days a week through their neighborhood and into the downtown business core.
Their round trip route is a little less than two miles.
"Walking is the best exercise there is, but it takes discipline," Arndt said recently, during an interview in her home. "I miss it, if I don't walk.
"It's good for your ...
The Washougal City Council could still consider a resolution opposing the Columbia River Crossing project, but the revised edition will be much shorter than the original version that was considered last night.
The original three-page resolution was crafted by City Administrator David Scott, based on input from City Council members. Information in that resolution was obtained from similar resolutions adopted by the Clark County Commissioners and Oregon House Republicans.
The CRC project, to replace the ...
A local Navy veteran recalls when he received a “dolphin pin” and a tattoo — all on the same night.
It was 1958, and Jerry Barber had returned from a trip to Pearl Harbor. He had just been promoted and was qualified as a submariner.
In order to receive a submarine warfare insignia pin, Barber had to learn about water, air and hydraulic systems, as well as tracking a target and setting a torpedo.
Contact: 993-5679 ...
Unlike other parts of the United States, the Pacific Northwest has welcomed warmer, drier weather in recent weeks. Returning with the climate and time changes are State Route 14 work crews who will finish the $49 million project, which broke ground June 1, 2011.
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- March 26, 2013
The Camas School Board unanimously approved $397,000 to replace the aging turf at Camas High School’s Cardon Field.
At 10 years old, the turf is at the end of its lifespan, according to Bryan McGeachy, operations director.
"The generation of turf we used for the field is good up to eight years, and we're two over now," he said.
I learned to type on an electric typewriter.
Embarrassing, but true.
Of course, we had computers 22 years ago when I was in high school, but their integration into the day-to-day school curriculum was minimal. We used them to type up term papers and special reports. Research was done using books, encyclopedias and periodicals at the school and public libraries.
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- March 19, 2013
A man who worked for the Washougal Police Department for more than 28 years is accused of repeatedly punching a mentally ill suspect involved in a domestic violence case.
Former Officer Robert Ritchie, 53, is charged with fourth degree assault, a gross misdemeanor. Clark County District Court Judge Sonya Langsdorf is scheduled to announce a verdict Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m.
Ritchie's case involved a non-jury, bench trial March 14.
A local resident has received national recognition for his efforts to help make history more interesting for younger generations.
Brett Oppegaard, of Camas, accepted the George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, in Washington, D.C., in February. The award was presented to him by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis.
Oppegaard received a crystal medallion, inscribed with the National Park Service logo. The award was presented in an engraved wooden box.
A Washougal man has earned a prestigious community award.
Jordan Boldt was honored as the 2013 General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award recipient. He is the 24th recipient of the annual award that honors the legacy of one-time Vancouver resident General George C. Marshall.
Boldt has been the executive director of the Vancouver Farmers Market since February 2010. He is responsible for managing more than 175 vendors that serve approximately 15,000 people each ...
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- March 19, 2013
In an effort to keep pace with changing technology, the Camas School District is considering purchasing several ipad Minis, adapters and a MacBook for classroom use this coming school year.
The purchase would be a part of the district's revised technology plan. The current one is set to expire at the end of the school year.
"We're basically looking through the past plan, and aligning ideas with curriculum and technology," said Jeff Snell ...
Camas Mayor Scott Higgins was joined by city, county and state elected officials, as well as local business representatives during a ground breaking ceremony for the Northwest 38th Avenue/Southeast 20th Street extension project.
"We believe this road will be very significant to the future economic development of the city," Higgins said to the crowd that attended the event on March 5.
The $4.8 million project will extend Northwest 38th Avenue approximately two-thirds of ...
Camas Public Library cardholders now have access to 58 magazines that they can read anytime, anyplace and keep as long as they like.
The cost? Free.
That's because the library is now subscribing to the online service Zinio, described as the "world's largest newsstand."