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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.

The end of the road

Cal Hittle hauled his first garbage can when he was just 5 years old. To make ends meet, Hittle’s father had to work a variety of jobs — wildcatter in the oil fields, ranch hand and logger, to name a few. Wherever there was work, that is where the family went. All told, they lived in seven different states, and the children attended 13 different schools.

Camas approves $10.5 million bond ordinance

The Camas City Council on July 21 approved an ordinance that could provide up to $10.5 million in limited tax general obligation bonds to fund several different projects.

Washougal mayor objects to retail marijuana applicant

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard is concerned the opening of a retail recreational marijuana business, operated by the owner of Mary Jane’s House of Glass, could cause an increase in service calls by police. In a letter to the Washington State Liquor Control Board license division, Guard said from August 2012 to June 3, this year, the Washougal Police Department had 23 calls for service at Mary Jane’s, 1825 “E” St.

Living on a grand scale

A Washougal man estimates he has invested approximately 6,000 hours in creating a scale model railroad town in his home. Larry Kennedy said he has about 5,000 hours of work left, before the project is completed. “It is a work in progress,” he said.

Missing Camas teen found safe in Oregon

Angelic “Anji” Tracy Dean, who had been missing from her home in Camas since June 23, was found July 9 thanks to a tip from a woman living four states away. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Dean, 17, was located by detectives at Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, Ore., approximately 18 miles from Camas. The Vancouver Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.

Dougan Falls rescue

A Washougal man was rescued by emergency crews last night after his legs became trapped under some rocks at Dougan Falls. According to a press release from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, just after 8 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call reporting that a man was stuck in the water.

Five applicants will vie for Washougal City Council seat

Five people will be interviewed on Monday in an effort to fill the vacancy that exists on the Washougal City Council.

Missing Camas teen found

Angelic “Anji” Tracy Dean, missing from her home in Camas since June 23, was found July 9. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, detectives located Dean Wednesday afternoon at Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, Ore., approximately 18 miles from her home in Camas.

Camas council mulls purchase of LaCamas Swim & Sport

Several Camas City Council members are not ready to commit to the purchase of LaCamas Swim & Sport. During yesterday’s workshop, Lauren Livingston, president of The Sports Management Group, said the membership billing units originally reported by the club included the Silver Sneakers and Silver Fit program participants. The senior citizens are billed a per class fee, but they do not pay a membership fee.