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Marijuana public hearing is May 19 in Camas

Should Camas get into the marijuana business? That is the question Camas Mayor Scott Higgins and the Camas City Council are hoping to hear the public’s response to during a hearing scheduled for Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave. Community input is being solicited regarding whether to allow marijuana retail sales, processing, manufacturing and growing facilities within city limits.

Mill City Brew Werks receives Main Street award

A downtown Camas business has received statewide recognition for improving the economic condition of the area. Mill City Brew Werks, owned by Mark Zech and Walt LeDoux, is located at 339 N.E. Cedar St. The restaurant, pub and brewery received an Excellence on Main award from the Washington State Main Street Program.

Winlock man killed in three-truck collision near Washougal

State troopers are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed a Winlock man Friday morning on state Highway 14 near the Clark-Skamania county line.

Plant and Garden Fair returns to downtown Camas on Saturday

The 17th annual Camas Patio, Plant and Garden Fair returns to downtown Camas on Saturday. The plant fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., typically draws in thousands of people to explore the selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and more. There will also be kids’ activities, live music and food.

Washougal students prepare to Stride

One of the Washougal Schools Foundation’s most popular events is gearing up for its 11th year. The Student Stride for Education will be held Saturday, May 17, at Fishback Stadium at Washougal High School. The day starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K run/walk, which is open to the public. It is followed by grade level races and ends with the Dash, a quarter-mile race for kids in preschool and younger.

PeaceHealth investigates possible hepatitis C exposure

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Clark County Public Health are conducting a joint investigation about a possible hepatitis C exposure involving patients.

Retail marijuana sites are selected by lottery

A man who is hoping to open a retail marijuana location in Camas did not have much to say Monday, regarding his top placement among applicants involved in a lottery. Marc Elkins, with Elkgard Enterprises of 3199 N.E. Lechner St., declined to comment about the Washington State Liquor Control Board lottery results due to Camas’ continued moratorium. On April 7, the Camas City Council voted to extend a zoning moratorium relating to the establishment of marijuana production, processing and retail sales facilities. A public hearing regarding the growing, harvesting and processing of marijuana in Camas will be held Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m., at City Hall.

Remembering ‘Grandma Veda’

Veda Grace Frothinger Lanz was the third of 12 children born to a farming family in South Dakota. The number of kids was not at all unusual for the early 20th century, especially in a rural area. What was eyebrow raising was that there were four sets of twins among the 12. At one point, there were eight children, all 5 years of age and younger, living in the small home of George and Ella Frothinger. This was in a time before washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, disposable diapers, grocery stores, and for many, electricity.

Oaks area could be added to refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to include approximately 88 acres of rare Oregon white oak woodland and savanna forest habitats within the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

GP supports Camas Days festival

Anna Fry, principle secretary for the Georgia-Pacific Camas paper mill engineering department and VP Mill Manager Joe Ertolacci, recently presented a check for $3,500 to Brent Erickson, executive director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce.