With warm summer weather still basking our area and school age children enjoying summer activities, it’s hard to grasp the fact that the first day of school is less than a week away.
But that’s exactly where we are on the calendar as summer begins to wind down. The first day of school in Camas and Washougal is next Tuesday, Sept. 3.
For students, parents, teachers and school staff, the thoughts and emotions ...
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- by By Mike Gallagher, Post-Record Publisher
- August 27, 2013
During the past three months, Clark County elected officials who are part of the C-Tran Board Composition Review Committee have met a handful of times to discuss the possibility of changing the C-Tran Board’s power structure. In a nutshell, several of the smaller cities represented on the Board — including Camas and Battle Ground — have expressed strong interest in having their own seats. Currently, smaller cities are grouped together in twos, with Camas-Washougal, La Center ...
Now that the Primary Election has come to a close, local political watchers have begun to eye the upcoming General Election. And based on the number of candidates and issues that will be on the ballot, it’s going to be a busy election season.
More than 100 acres of open space, plenty of fresh air, lots of room to roam, completely natural surroundings.
For many city dwellers, even small cities like Camas and Washougal, these aren’t things they get to experience on a day-to-day basis. But fortunately, it’s not necessary to travel too far find to find them. And thanks to the efforts of one local couple, a popular youth summer residence camp will be preserved for ...
With a controversial issue, its mayoral seat and several City Council seats set to be on Washougal voters’ General Election ballots this year, it certainly won’t be a boring election season in the small city of 15,000 people.
But on Aug. 6 Primary Election ballots, there’s just one city government issue to decide on, and really it’s a decision that shouldn’t be too hard at all.
For the Position 3 ...
After many years of discussion and speculation, during this most recent session state legislators and ultimately Gov. Jay Inslee approved funding in the state operating budget that will allow for a greater number of schools to offer full-day kindergarten to some students.
As detailed in a article in today’s Post-Record, the funding is a step toward compliance with the Supreme Court McCleary decision, which mandates that lawmakers must fully fund basic education, including kindergarten ...
It’s officially “Summer in the City.” The cities of Camas and Washougal, that is.
And next to the beautiful weather that has graced the area during the past few weeks, the best indication of this are the many events and activities on the calendar that bring these communities together, and welcome visitors to see all that this corner of Southwest Washington has to offer.
One generation inspiring another.
This theme is weaved throughout the pages of today's Post-Record.
A World War II and Korean War veteran going out of his way to share his story and American history with Washougal High School students. The First Friday car show that brought car aficionados of all ages together to share their expertise with each other, and pass a love for the classics on to others. A father and his teenage ...
Camas and Washougal are great towns with lots to offer and lots of potential.
This was one of the overriding themes emphasized during a town hall meeting in Washougal on Saturday, where among the discussion items was promotion of the city's current festivals, events, businesses and activities, as well as the possibility of developing new opportunities and attractions.
Many ideas were bounced around. Washougal city officials and citizens suggested a fishing derby, boat races ...
Earlier this month, some surprising results of a national study were released to the public.
According to the study funded by Reading Is Fundamental and Macy’s, only one in three parents read bedtime stories to their children every night. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, also found that 50 percent of parents say their children spend more time with TV or video games than with books.
This weekend, more than 600 seniors will go through commencement ceremonies in their quest to officially become high school graduates.
At its heart, the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an organization that does an incredible amount of good work in the Camas and Washougal communities.
The no-kill shelter located in the Port of Camas-Washougal Industrial Park is a nonprofit group funded mainly through donations. The city of Washougal also contracts with the dog shelter to provide space for dogs brought in by animal control.
“Paying it forward.”
It's a term we've often heard used in the movies, but when one Washougal resident uses this term to describe some of her recent activities, she truly means it.
Mary LaFrance has overcome some serious medical issues in her life. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2005, she underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments. And when doctors later discovered that some potentially cancerous cells were once again growing ...
Originally, Memorial Day was created to recognize the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the American Civil War. Today, however, it serves as a day to remember all Americans who have died while serving in the military, in past and present conflicts.
In Camas and Washougal, a number of services and ceremonies at local cemeteries are scheduled to commemorate Memorial Day. Those events are profiled in an article in today's Post-Record.