Local News

Candidates will answer questions at upcoming forums

Forums will allow Clark County residents to hear from candidates who will be on the upcoming Aug. 5 Primary Election ballot. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark County, the events will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 “C” St.

Washougal Planning Commission to discuss recreational marijuana issues

The Washougal Planning Commission will soon address the issues of potentially banning the retail sale, growing and processing of recreational marijuana within the city limits — with an expiration date. The city is working on an amendment to its development regulations. The amendment would state “no use that is illegal under local, state or federal law shall be allowed in any zone within the city.”

School bells are back again

Hearing the bell ring to signify the start of the school day was a time honored tradition in local schools. Before the days of cell phones with alarms and inexpensive wristwatches, it was the way children were summoned to begin the day.

Port of C-W hosts Independence Day festivities

Events for all ages will be provided at Marina Park Friday. Children, ages 3 to 11, are invited to dress up and decorate their bikes for a patriotic-themed parade at 4 p.m., around the park, located by the Port of Camas-Washougal marina, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

Lacamas, iQ credit union consolidation is official July 1

Members of Lacamas Community Credit Union recently received letters in the mail, welcoming them to the iQ Credit Union ‘family.’ During a special meeting of the LCCU membership on June 12, members voted 79 percent in favor of approving consolidation plans between Lacamas and iQ.

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.