“Build it, and they will come,” is the theme from the movie, “Field of Dreams.” And it also seems like it could be a mantra of what’s happening in Camas recently. I’m not talking about building a baseball field in the middle of our hiking trails, I am referring to the different landscape taking place in our own little Shangri-la.
Replacement of Crown Park pool is a better option In the Tuesday, July 8, edition of the Post-Record, an article highlighted the City Council workshop discussion of the possible purchase of Lacamas Swim & Sport by the City of Camas.
Decades ago, when Camas was still considered by many to be a small, sleepy mill town, local community leaders had a vision. Since that time, new industries have made their way into the landscape, and along with them new homes, neighborhoods, schools, roads and other infrastructure, parks and trails, and businesses of all varieties.
From impromptu negotiations down the hall to discussions on the subway to the Capitol, sometimes, something as simple as having offices next door to one another can make all the difference in Congress these days.
It’s that time of year again. It’s summertime and Camas Days is just around the corner. Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce staff and many volunteers work for months to prepare for and put on this event, which highlights the many special attributes of this small community.
I had the honor of seeing our county government and citizens in action lately when I was invited to give the Invocation at the County Commissioners meeting last month on June 3. I had picked the date at random and arrived to find a packed hearing and the kind of testimony that makes your hands shake and your voice crack. Almost everyone in the room was there because they felt their families, their homes, and their quality of life was at stake. The tension was palpable.
During the past few weeks, temperatures have begun to heat up. It’s the time of year when many are drawn to the area’s natural waterways. Pacific Northwest residents are blessed to have access to rivers, streams, lakes and ponds to enjoy from afar and to cool off in up close.
Now is the time to tighten fireworks laws Well, another July Fourth has come and gone. Another mess is left in the streets and yards, and on rooftops and decks as testimony.
It’s a tragic story. One that many are hoping and praying has a happy ending. Angelic “Anji” Dean, who recently completed her junior year at Camas High School, disappeared from her west Camas home late in the evening on Monday, June 23. Nobody has seen or heard a word from her since. She’s sent no text messages, and made no credit card transactions, phone calls or posts on social media that anyone can trace.
Does VA system need to be changed? I’m going to get in hot water on this one but what the heck. When one feels strongly about something I guess it’s worth the exposure.