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Relaying for many reasons

The annual Relay for Life of East Clark County involved people of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.

Events will celebrate Independence Day

There will be several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day in Camas and Washougal and surrounding areas.

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Two die in SR-14 crash

Two Portland residents were killed in a two-vehicle accident one-half mile east of Washougal.

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Natalia’s Cafe changes ownership

Two women who have known each other for 17 years are excited to be business partners at a downtown Camas institution.

Relay for Life is set for this weekend

Local residents and companies are joining forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Double fatality vehicle accident occurred near Steigerwald Refuge entrance

A two-vehicle accident resulted in two fatalities.

Board rejects vehicle license fee

A proposed vehicle license fee to pay for transportation projects did not move forward in Washougal.

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A time to say goodbye

The Washougal High School 101st commencement ceremony served as an opportunity to say farewell to several faculty and staff members, as well as the Class of 2015.

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Garbage and parking issues cause concerns at Washougal parks

Jay Hill cooled off in the Washougal River Monday afternoon after work, as temperatures soared to the mid-80s.

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Sports memorabilia is sold at new Washougal shop

A local family that has overcome substance abuse and financial struggles wants its new business to make a difference in the community.

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Hike on the Dike raises $16,500 for the WCGHS

The song, “Who let the dogs out,” played as runners prepared to take part in a 10K, to benefit the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

Arrests are made in church thefts

Two local men have been arrested for possession of items stolen from four local churches.

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Pendleton Mill lands on great American factory tours list

CNN.com recently included the Pendleton Woolen Mill, in Washougal, on its list of “Nine Great American Factory Tours.”

Four C-W churches are burglarized

Washougal police continue to investigate four local church burglaries, after arresting two men.

ERS acquires Your Rental Center

Excavator Rental Services has purchased an event rental company in Hood River, Ore.

Port approves lease with 54°40’ Brewing

The Port of Camas-Washougal Commission has approved a lease with 54°40’ Brewing Co.

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The Vutique sells sustainable fashion

An eclectic mix of women’s clothing and accessories can be found at The Vutique, in downtown Camas. The business’ owner, Huan Vu, describes the shop’s inventory as “a combination of vintage clothing and sustainable fashion.”

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Decluttering senior households

Spring cleaning can provide motivation to reduce the amount of stuff that is taking up space. LaRhea Steele, of Camas, recently cleaned out linen and clothes closets. She donated some full size sheets to Arc of Southwest Washington, and clothing that is no longer being worn will go to a church rummage sale.

Local Memorial Day ceremonies planned

Various organizations are preparing to make this Memorial Day weekend a time for thanks and reflection. Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the nation’s service.

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Cultivating cooperation

Several Washougal residents got what they wanted, after they took the time to go to City Hall. Bill Durgan is among the people who grow vegetables at 1835 “D” St. He and some of his neighbors spoke during the May 11 Washougal City Council meeting, to complain about the potential use of the “D” Street garden to grow pumpkins. Durgan, of Washougal, said the site has been used as a garden for local residents for more than seven years.

Washougal police officers to receive retroactive pay raises

The Washougal City Council has approved a new contract with the Washougal Police Officers Association, that will result in pay increases of 8 percent.

B&B Fish Market will open Saturday in Camas

Seafood from the Northwest will be featured at a new business in downtown Camas.

Mayor’s time by the tracks concludes

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard was back in City Hall Monday, after spending a week observing trains at 32nd and Main streets.

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Deja Vu Camas owner prepares to close shop

A local consignment boutique that sells women’s clothing and accessories will close Wednesday, after being in business for more than a decade.

Investigation into fatality in Washougal continues

The death of a man is under investigation in Washougal.

C-W projects are expected to receive CDBG funding

Two local projects have been selected for funding by the Urban County Policy Board.

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Guard continues railside retreat

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard said more than 225 people have stopped by to visit him at his makeshift campsite at 32nd and Main streets since noon Friday.

iQ Credit Union is honored for its marketing efforts

iQ Credit Union has been recognized for its marketing efforts.

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Earth Engineers to relocate headquarters

A geotechnical engineering and consulting firm plans to move from downtown Vancouver to Camas this summer.

Community lunch for veterans to be served Saturday

Local Cub Scouts will provide lunch for veterans on Saturday, in Camas.

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Whiskers in the workplace

While “Take your Dog to Work Day” is scheduled for June 26, that pet-friendly event happens almost every day — with dogs, cats and birds — in some Camas and Washougal businesses.

Washougal mayor to camp by the railroad tracks

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard plans to spend a week camping at 32nd and Main streets, to record the number of trains that travel through the city.

The Yoga Barre to host open house Friday

The owner of a new business in downtown Washougal invites the community to meet her and other yoga and barre teachers.

Rap music will be performed in “Revolution Room”

Camas concert to feature local performers

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Forum focuses on regional affordable housing barriers

A forum about affordable housing attracted more than 30 people to Camas High School.

SubZero opens office in downtown Washougal

A company that provides design, engineering and construction services for food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets across the United States has recently expanded its operations to include a local office.

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Washougal parking enforcement to increase

People who park for more than two hours in designated areas of downtown Washougal will want to pay attention to the time that they arrive.

Caffe Piccolo to relocate within downtown Camas

A local coffee shop owner who was concerned whether she would find a new space within downtown Camas has successfully ended her search.

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Local interior designer is honored

A certified interior custom designer who lives in Washougal has been recognized for providing outstanding customer service.

Interpreting van Gogh

A local resident believes Vincent van Gogh included an image of the Last Supper in several of his paintings.

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Charlie Chalk Designs succeeds at home in Camas

A local business has gained an international presence — thanks to online companies such as Zulily and Urban Outfitters’ BHLDN.com.

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Proposal calls for new apartment complex in downtown Washougal

The landowners of the Angelo soccer field in downtown Washougal have submitted a pre-application to construct apartments at that site.

Clark County Wedding Show will include local vendors this weekend

The owner of an event planning company is playing a major role in the creation of the third annual Clark County Wedding Show.

Washougal Council considers transportation benefit district

Washougal residents are invited to comment on the potential creation of a transportation benefit district.

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Dog finds a happy home in Camas

A recent Texas transplant has attracted fans and admirers in Southwest Washington and around the United States.

CHS graduate wins photography award

A former local photographer has been recognized as being among the top 5 percent of wedding professionals.

Washougal man leads police on pursuit

A late night call to 911 resulted in Washougal Police officers responding to a suspicious person, outside the station.

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Family ties

The third generation of a local household has joined the family business.

First Friday will feature environmental theme

“Go Green!” is the theme for the next First Friday in downtown Camas.

Washougal man leads police on pursuit

Suspicious circumstance and Washougal police pursuit lead to DUI arrest