Smith, Hogan are good for Camas Camas is a solid, forward thinking and prosperous community. One of the reasons for this is their progressive form of government that includes an experienced, balanced and most importantly, stable, City Council. With keeping a deep bench of good, hard working members of the community, Camas can be looked at as a model for other communities. Two of Camas’ Council are up for re-election this November, Councilman Steve Hogan and Councilwoman Melissa Smith. I know both of these people well and admire them a great deal.
Letters to the Editor
Washougal Prop. 1 would be an expensive mistake Proposition No. 1 in Washougal’s upcoming election proposes a new and expensive city manager position to lead Washougal’s municipal government. I believe it is a costly mistake promoted for the wrong reasons.
Martin is an asset to ECFR board Voting for a fire district commissioner has always been a bit of a mystery to me in that they, the commissioners, are of rather low profile in the political arena. They just quietly do their job in support of the many dedicated fire and rescue professionals.
Martha Martin is the right choice for ECFR Your Sept. 24 editorial sheds necessary light on an awkward situation at East County Fire & Rescue. No one argues that the work of ECFR is crucial and essential. However, it’s just as essential to question how much money — tax money — an organization needs to do its work.
Accusations make no sense
Smith wants to improve the community Why is someone from Ridgefield writing about a Camas city council candidate? Well, over the past few months I have been able to observe Melissa Smith through her service on the Regional Transportation Council.
Honor for Jimmie Rodgers is deserved I would like to thank Sharon Ballard and Marquita Call for asking the Camas City Council to name a street in honor of Jimmie Rodgers, that well known singer from the late 1950s and 1960s. The City Council’s resulting action in giving that part of Northwest 10th Street where Jimmie Rodgers lived during his early childhood and school years the honorary name of Jimmie Rodgers Avenue was a most fitting and proper move to show and pay respect to Mr. Rodgers.
Leave the bees alone There is a honeybee hive in the cedar tree next to the pond at Lacamas Shores. It is on the Lacamas Heritage Trail, which my family frequently hikes. The bees mind their own bee business and are a joy to watch for us seniors and our grandchildren. Today, I found that again someone is trying to kill them by stuffing up the hive entrance with foaming plastic insulation.
EIS will look at bigger picture This is a letter about the EIS for the proposed coal export terminal in Bellingham. Recently there has been a debate about shipping coal through the Pacific Northwest. The coal would travel from Wyoming through the Columbia River Gorge and up the coast to the proposed Cherry Point Terminal in Bellingham. This terminal would be the largest in North America and require about 18 trainloads of coal a day to travel through here.
Citizen wants answers to coal train issues Washougal was my home for 52 years until my recent retirement. I still feel that Washougal is my home town.