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Financial solutions are proposed in Washougal

The Washougal Finance Director has presented information about options that could offset a projected deficit of $322,000 in 2015. During the City Council workshop Monday, Jennifer Forsberg said the renewal of a levy lid lift would bring in $144,000, while a $10 vehicle tab fee would generate $107,000.

‘Glamming it up’ for a good cause

With 1970s pop song “You Sexy Thing,” playing in the background, nine grown men wearing full make-up and dressed in satin, lace, high heels and pearls strutted down the runway, past the crowd of cheering supporters. It’s certainly not something you see everyday in Washougal.

Emergency crews prepare for fireworks season

The Fourth of July is a holiday when many people enjoy celebrating with fun activities, food and, of course, fireworks. The rules and regulations governing the sale and use of fireworks vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction — what is legal in one city is not necessarily legal in another.

Applications are still being accepted for Washougal city council seat

The successor to Washougal City Councilwoman Caryn Plinski will be chosen in July. A special City Council meeting had been scheduled for Monday, at 7 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St., to hold interviews of applicants and potentially appoint a new member, and the deadline to submit applications was going to 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Westlie Ford sets up shop in Washougal

A local company, with a long history in the community, is transitioning from its historic roots to expansions, renovations and relocations of several departments. The Westlie Ford parts and service departments, as well as business administrative offices, have been moved from 314 N.E. Birch St., in downtown Camas, to the dealership’s sales location at 40 S. Marina Way, in Washougal.

Camas may buy LaCamas Swim & Sport

After several years of committees looking at options for constructing a community center in Camas, a potential site is available that would cost less and be available sooner. City leaders are looking into the possibility of purchasing LaCamas Swim & Sport.

Power is back on in Camas-Washougal

The power is now back on following an outage that impacted thousands in Camas and Washougal on Monday. At approximately 4:48 p.m., power was knocked out to an estimated 14,325 customers in Camas-Washougal, according to Clark Public Utilities. A feed located between Bonneville Power Administration and Clark Public Utilities was lost.

Police respond to bomb threat at Grass Valley Elementary School

Students at Grass Valley Elementary School in Camas are back in class this afternoon following a bomb threat this morning.

Registration is open for septic inspection workshop

An upcoming septic inspection workshop aims to help homeowners save money. The workshop will be held Tuesday, June 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., at East County Fire and Rescue, 600 N.E. 267th Ave., in Camas. Registration is $15 per person.

Diligently serving senior citizens

The kitchen coordinator for The Meals on Wheels People Camas-Washougal plans to continue being creative, singing, dancing and traveling, while making new friends after retirement. Alla Fleischer, 66, will retire after preparing lunch Friday, at the Camas Community Center.