Local News

WSD approves 2014-15 budget

The Washougal School District’s 2014-15 budget includes funding for all-day kindergarten and technology improvements at all schools. This year’s spending plan is $31.8 million, approximately $1.6 million more than the 2013-14 year.

Police search for hit and run suspects

A Fern Prairie man says he is thankful he and his granddaughters are alive after they were recently involved in a hit-and-run accident.

Washougal City Council discusses potential oil train resolution

The Washougal City Council is expected to consider a resolution, expressing concerns about the potential increase in rail traffic if an oil terminal is built at the Port of Vancouver.

Family escapes house fire in Washougal

Officials believe a fire that occurred in Washougal on Saturday was caused by a discarded cigarette. According to Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart, a family of five, including three adults and two children, had all been sleeping when the fire initially broke out at 2257 N. “O” St.

Budget on the level for new school year

The Camas School District budget for 2014-15 is very similar to last year’s, with a few exceptions.

Portland man last seen in Skamania

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a Portland man who was reported missing Sunday evening.

Lake levels to decrease this week

Camas residents will soon notice water levels at Lacamas Lake becoming increasingly lower.

Schmid property is purchased for future park land

The land once occupied by George Schmid & Sons, Inc., offices and bulldozers has been purchased by the City of Washougal, as a future park site.

Concert to benefit charities

All proceeds from an upcoming country music concert in Vancouver will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Shared Hope International.

Agencies plan Sept. 11 ceremonies

Ceremonies will be held in the Camas-Washougal area, to remember the lives of firefighters, first responders and others who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.