Recreational fires banned in Camas and Washougal

Ban will be in effect until further notice

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Toasting and tunes

Since 1999, “A Toast of Camas” has been an opportunity for attendees to reconnect and enjoy music, wine and microbrews.

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Meaningful coincidences

A chance meeting between three young girls with a love of horses led to an opportunity that two had never dreamed would come true.

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Finding her ‘greatest joy’

Three years ago, Tammy Dinius was like many people: Working at a job she no longer liked and too mentally drained to enjoy her home or yard.

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A celebration of summer

Summer often brings an opportunity to slow down and enjoy life a little more, whether it’s picnicking in a local park, cooling off in one of the waterways, hiking or just having some down time.

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Supporting the youngest learners

When the Camas School Board chose to move forward with full-day kindergarten, some audience members found it hard to contain their joy.

Washougal fighter steps into the UFC

In just a few weeks, Chris De La Rocha will be in a place he never imagined: Fighting on a UFC stage against a heavyweight veteran.

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A place to fly

Brian Joiner eyes the runway, preparing for takeoff.

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Bringing fresh back

The sounds of music, excited children and friendly greetings echoed through the streets of downtown Camas on a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon.

Share offering free summer meals in Camas

Free lunches for Camas kids will once again be served this summer.

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CHS theater students win statewide award

Sean Kelly sat nervously at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, waiting for the announcement.

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‘Practice kindness’

Never underestimate the power of a simple act of kindness.

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Community gives input on school buildings

The Washougal School District heard from approximately 51 people about the future design of three new buildings.

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He’s keeping a unique tradition

In 2,160 days of school, Mikey Knight has never skipped a beat. Or a day.

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Interpreting natural and cultural history

Robert Peterson is passionate about the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum.

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Enriching their writing

Author Elizabeth Rusch looked out at the room of attentive fourth-graders.

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Everyone’s an athlete

When asked what he enjoys most about being a member of the Unified Soccer team, Josiah Schmid breaks into a big smile and shrugs his shoulders.

Washougal High School placed on brief lockdown

Washougal High School was placed on lockdown for the second time this week

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A passion for the community

When Rene’ Carroll received a phone call concerning the Citizen of the Year award, her first thought was, “Oh, I should have nominated Randy Curtis.”

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Empowerment for all

A human-rights focused club at Camas High School is hosting its first-ever event to promote advocacy and awareness.

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Creating beauty

Venita Faye Scott knows a thing or two about irises.

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Students return to class after bomb threat at WHS

Washougal High School students and staff have returned to class, following the report of a “non-specific threat of a bomb” inside the building this morning.

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Celebrating 75 years

Seventy-five years ago, most people in the United States had likely not even heard of preschool. But in Camas, a movement was already underway to help educate the city’s youngest learners.

Falling victim to fraud

Scammers are out in force, and often senior citizens are the targets. Scams range from taxes owed to the IRS, to a grandchild needing bail money, to being able to fix vehicle dents inexpensively. But all share one commonality, according to law enforcement: The scammers want money, and they want it now.

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Bringing home their 'angel'

It took some time for Michelle Tuell to convince her husband, Chuck, to consider adoption. “I had always wanted a daughter,” she said. “But after having three boys, I thought it wasn’t in my family plan.”

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Teachers rally for education funding

Employees from the Camas and Washougal school districts joined forces to raise awareness during a teacher walkout day May 13. The demonstration was in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

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Educators join forces during walkout

Employees from the Camas and Washougal School Districts joined forces to raise awareness Wednesday.

Camas teachers will join state walkout May 13

The Camas Education Association has voted to participate in a planned one day walkout Wednesday, in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller, among other issues.

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A mighty racer

On Sunday, June 21, Jeff and Micah Snell will toe the line for their fifth marathon in less than three months.

Camas teachers’ union will join state walkout May 13

Local education associations have voted to participate in a planned one day walkout on Wednesday, May 13, in protest against the state Legislature for failing to fully fund K-12 education and keep class sizes smaller.

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Summer fun for everyone

With the area’s first taste of warm weather recently, summer is on the minds of many, particularly children

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It’s clothing for a cause

Nitin Beri didn’t want to have a run-of-the-mill senior project.

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‘Fluid, fun and enjoyable’

There are only three rules in Elida Field’s art classes for kids.

Mount Pleasant School hosts fundraiser

Mount Pleasant School is hosting a spring plant sale fundraiser.

WSD hires new superintendent

The Washougal School District has selected its new superintendent.

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Redefining her life

When teacher John Miller first opened Miranda Lynch’s case file, he was worried.

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Sustainable creativity

After 30 years as a teacher, Riza Parker was ready to retire.

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Fire damages popular local comic book store

Rebecca and David Dotson were at a comic book convention in Seattle when the phone call came in.

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A chain of sustainability

Few people probably stop to consider what happens after they wrestle the blue recycling bin out to the curb every week.

Washougal School Board narrows superintendent search to final four

After receiving 21 applications from all over the country, the Washougal School District will host an open house to introduce the final four candidates to the public.

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Aiming high

At first, the animated voices, energized students and atmosphere of excitement in the Jemtegaard Middle School gym could easily be mistaken for the usual pre-spring break anticipation.

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Find some eggs this weekend at hunts in Camas-Washougal

This Sunday will mark 24 years that the Camas Parks and Recreation department has offered a free Easter egg hunt.

Curriculum director is newest principal

David Tudor is traveling the road less taken when it comes to his job with the Washougal School District.

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Images of exhilaration & joy

Ever since he received his first Brownie Holiday camera as a child, Darryl Lloyd has been captivated by photography.

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Local Science Olympiad teams heading to state

Several local Science Olympiad teams will be heading to the state competition next month.

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Life experiences

Competitive belly dancing. Owning 33 snakes. Swimming with wild dolphins. Flying a sail plane.

School Board discusses compensation

In an effort to encourage citizens to serve on the Washougal School Board, president Ron Dinius has proposed the idea of potential compensation.

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Signs of spring

With spring-like weather making an early appearance this year, many local residents are flocking to area parks and trails to play, exercise or simply enjoy the beauty.

Camas schools will offer full-day kindergarten

The Camas School District will begin offering full-day kindergarten beginning in the fall.

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Safe on their own

Instructor Staci Firi fixes her gaze on the room filled with 8- to 11-year-olds.