As the tide turns toward the beginning of the holiday season, the goodness in people’s hearts truly begins to show.
Local volunteers, both young and old, are an inspiration as they spring into action. They coordinate food and toy drives, prepare hot meals for people in the community, put together gift baskets, collect jackets, hats and mittens, and raise money to benefit those in need. All of these efforts are done on both large ...
It might be an understatement to suggest that in Camas and Washougal, high school sports are a big deal.
Friday night football games draw hundreds, if not thousands, of screaming fans — students, parents and community members alike — to Fishback and Doc Harris stadiums. This is also where crowds faithfully cheer on the soccer teams and track and field teams. Volleyball and basketball supporters also pack local gymnasiums to the gills.
Youth suicide. It’s an issue that no parent ever wants to imagine could touch their lives.
But statistics prove that the unfortunate reality is that it does. Often unexpectedly.
The Washington State Department of Health’s 2012 Healthy Youth Survey, released earlier this year, unveiled some surprising statistics when it comes to youth suicide. As part of the survey, students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 answered questions about safety and violence, physical ...
Recent vandalism perpetrated at the Camas Cemetery has tugged at the heart strings of many local residents.
Last Wednesday, it was discovered that approximately 15 headstones, many of them in the southeast “pioneer section” of the cemetery, had been pushed off of their pedestals and onto the ground.
On Thursday, Michael Garwood, 21, of Camas, was arrested on charges relating to the vandalism. He remains in the Clark County Jail on 15 counts of violating ...
Ballots for the Nov. 5 General Election have been arriving in mailboxes during the past week. Of the 246,000 that have been mailed to homes across Clark County, about 9,400 have so far been returned to the Clark County Elections Office.
East County Fire and Rescue Commission, Position 2
It’s time for a change on the East County Fire and Rescue Commission.
In the Camas City Council race for Ward 1, Position 2, it is incumbent Melissa Smith who during the past nine years has earned Camas residents’ vote.
Smith, 54, is a third-generation Camasonian and has lived and worked in the Camas community for many years. In March 2004, she was appointed to the Camas City Council, and was then subsequently elected to the seat by voters twice in uncontested races.
In the Camas City Council Position 2, Ward 2 race, incumbent Steve Hogan is being challenged by former Camas city employee Ken Kakuk.
Hogan, 61, has served on the council for the past eight years. He has a long history of volunteering for a number of roles within the community, including the Camas Educational Foundation, Downtown Camas Association, Camas-Washougal Rotary Club, Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association board of directors and Journey Community Church, to name a ...
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- by By Mike Gallagher
- October 8, 2013
Under the direction of Mayor Sean Guard, Washougal has slowly been building a stronger foundation that was left cracked and broken more than four years ago by mismanagement and poor leadership. Guard is up for re-election as part of the Nov. 5 General Election, and he should be allowed to continue to build on that growth and be elected to a second term in office.
Amid an economy that has been in a recession for several years and is finally beginning to get back on track, now just isn’t the right time to ask East County Fire and Rescue voters to approve a capital improvement bond.
The $1.275 million, 20-year capital projects proposition would fund two new fire engines, one brush truck, new fire fighting and medical equipment, an emergency generator at Mount Norway Station 94, parking lot ...
Washougal voters have an important decision to make when their ballots arrive in the mail for the Nov. 5 General Election. It may, in fact, be one of the most important issues to appear on local ballots in recent history.
If approved, Proposition 1 would transition Washougal from its current mayor-council form of government to the vastly different council-manager system.
Currently, Washougal citizens have the right to elect a strong mayor, who is the chief ...
Two big wins on the football field are great ways to start the fall sports season, and teams from both Camas and Washougal put on quite a show under the Friday night lights.
Perhaps the biggest win of the evening came from the Papermakers, who toppled Portland’s Jesuit High School with relative ease in a game that pitted the number-one ranked teams in Oregon and Washington against one another. In the end, as the ...
“You should never, ever give up.”
These were the first words of Diana Nyad yesterday when, on her fifth try, she became the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.
After jumping into the waters of Havana, it took her 53 hours to complete the 110-mile swim. And even more amazing, is the fact that this woman recently celebrated her 64th birthday.
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 ...