Local News

Local author holds book signing

Costco will host a local author for a book signing event on Saturday. Rene Johnston Carroll, of Washougal, is the author of “Legendary Locals of Camas-Washougal.” She will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 19610 S.E. First St., in Vancouver.

Phone-a-thon begins Tuesday

Phones will be ringing across the city soon as the Camas Educational Foundation launches its annual phone-a-thon fundraising campaign.

School levies pass in Washougal

Washougal School District officials are celebrating today as both district levies passed by significant margins.

Winter chill

After four days of inclement weather blasted the local area with snow, wind, freezing rain and ice, frigid conditions are finally beginning to thaw. According to the National Weather Service, Camas and Washougal received approximately 9 inches of snow during the past four days, and freezing rain arrived in force on Saturday night and continued into early Sunday morning, creating treacherous road conditions. Steve Pierce of Northwest Weather Consultants said the recent storm follows a five-year trend.

School levy issues will be decided today

Today is Election Day in Clark and Skamania counties. In Washougal, voters are being asked to cast their ballots on the school district’s two replacement levies that would fund maintenance and operations and technology. Although the levies are not new, the amounts have been increased to keep pace with increased enrollment and allow the district to expand in several educational areas, according to officials.

Coaster the cat makes his mark in downtown Camas

A former homeless kitten has grown up to become a beloved addition at Lutz Hardware. On a recent Saturday afternoon, Coaster took a cat nap among the din of the Drylok Masonry Waterproofer display. The promotion of the waterproofing paint included the soft sounds of a water feature. Jenny Berry and her husband Joe, of Vancouver, were shopping at Lutz for the first time that day. “Look at the kitty,” Jenny said, as she noticed Coaster relaxing on a stack of 60G garnet sandpaper and a soft cat toy, near a copy machine.

Fashion show and teddy bear drive is Feb. 23

A fashion show and teddy bear drive will be held in Stevenson. On Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., Rock Cove Assisted Living will host the event that includes a fashion show by A Boutique, vendors, chocolate and a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider. Admission is a stuffed toy that will be donated to area domestic violence centers, emergency services and hospitals.

Camas-Washougal schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 10

The Camas and Washougal school districts have announced Sunday evening that schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 10, due to the threat of inclement weather.

Vehicle careens over embankment in Washougal

The driver of a vehicle that traveled over a 20-foot embankment escaped injury this morning. According to a press release from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department, at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, a passenger vehicle was attempting to drive down a steep hill in Washougal in the 1800 block of North Sixth Street.

Local schools will be closed on Friday

The Camas and Washougal school districts have announced that all schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 7, due to poor weather conditions. All before and after-school activities are also cancelled.