A former college basketball player is coordinating a “Dream Team” camp for youth in Camas.
Larry Jury, of Camas, played for George Fox University, in Newberg, Ore., and Big Bend Community College, in Moses Lake, Wash.
He has also competed in the Cascade Pro-Am Summer Basketball League, in Portland, and he coached a boys basketball team in the Hillsboro, Ore., School District.
Camas High School junior Alexa Efraimson has been named the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
She received the news Thursday morning when Olympian Molly Huddle stopped by her advanced marketing class.
Huddle, a nine time All-American, is the American record holder in the 5,000 meters. She placed 11th in the 5,000 final, at the 2012 Olympic Games, in London.
An engineering and manufacturing firm will move into the Port of Camas-Washougal industrial park, after Foods in Season relocates to the Steigerwald Commerce Center.
Port commissioners have approved a five-year lease with DS Fabrication and Design, for the 13,620 square-foot Building 16, located at 3805 S. Truman St.
Lease terms, starting May 1, include monthly payments of $5,525 for the first year, with a 12.84 percent increase the second year. During the third, fourth and fifth years, there will be a three percent increase.
A mother of two girls has created a company that sells an assortment of children’s outfits and other supplies useful to parents.
Amy Jo Begley opened 4Ever Growing Kids, in downtown Camas, in November 2013.
“I wanted a business that I could bring my children to work with me,” she said.
Begley previously provided program sales and administrative/bookkeeping services for a traveling children’s entertainment company for more than 12 years.
“I was just inspired to bring a great quality consignment shop with great customer service, and I enjoy what I do,” she said.
Camas High School junior Alexa Efraimson was surprised by a former Olympian this morning during her advanced marketing class. Efraimson was planning to make a speech, when professional distance runner Molly Huddle entered the classroom and presented her with the 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year trophy.
Washougal Mayor Sean Guard has been holding some city staff meetings at his house since he underwent prostate cancer surgery.
The operation, which took more than six hours, was conducted Feb. 17.
Since then, Guard has gone to City Hall for short meetings and paperwork.
“The timing of the surgery allowed for proper planning for it,” he said Monday.
Guard, 51, was diagnosed in October.
He said the cancer was not caught through simple digital exams as part of his annual physical.
A former homeless kitten has grown up to become a beloved addition at Lutz Hardware.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, Coaster took a cat nap among the din of the Drylok Masonry Waterproofer display. The promotion of the waterproofing paint included the soft sounds of a water feature.
Jenny Berry and her husband Joe, of Vancouver, were shopping at Lutz for the first time that day.
“Look at the kitty,” Jenny said, as she noticed Coaster relaxing on a stack of 60G garnet sandpaper and a soft cat toy, near a copy machine.
An accomplished artist has opened a salon and day spa in downtown Camas.
Rebecca Trimble, a medical aesthetician, provides skin treatments and painting classes, at Urban Style.
The treatments include custom derma peels, facials, waxing services, spray tans and lash extensions.
Urban Style Salon and Day Spa is located at 221 N.E. Fourth Ave. For more information, call 844-6061 or email Rebecca@urbanStyleSpa.com.
Questions regarding the painting classes can be directed to Trimble at 852-4441 or email@example.com or visit www.RebeccaTrimble.com.
Friday was moving day for the employees of the downtown Camas State Farm Insurance office.
Linda Huff and her staff have relocated from 605 N.E. Third Ave. to 350 N.E. Fourth Ave.
The new location includes a larger main level office.
Huff’s agency has been at the same site for 18 years. That office was previously occupied by Frances Strobeck and her State Farm staff for a decade.
Meanwhile, the Focus Designs office has temporarily relocated from 350 N.E. Fourth Ave., to a vacant space next door at 340 N.E. Fourth Ave.
The secretary of the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards is hoping the Port of Camas-Washougal will modify its rezoning request regarding some of the land in the Steigerwald Commerce Center.
In a letter to Port Executive Director David Ripp, Willemina Niosi said the 19.65 acres in the request currently serve as a buffer between the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the port’s heavy industrial zoned land located to the west.
The port is requesting that Clark County rezone the southern parcel of the commerce center from parks/open space to heavy industrial.