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Retiring sheriff shares his memories of historic Camas

As Garry Lucas retires this week after serving 24 years as the sheriff of Clark County, some local residents might not realize his family’s connection to the Camas-Washougal area.

Police release name of Washougal woman killed Tuesday

Camas Police continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian/vehicle accident, that left a two-year old boy injured.

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Washougal offers 'Refuel Fridays'

Representatives from the city of Washougal, local non-profits, churches and the Washougal School District are involved in an effort to feed the hungry during the cold winter months. That includes “Refuel Fridays,” which begin Jan. 2, in the Washougal Community Center, 1681 “C” St.

Washougal businesswoman develops skincare products

The owner of Glo Beauty Lounge, in downtown Washougal, has launched a skin care line. Deborah Kirkendall worked with a manufacturer in Canada to develop “jem Skin Care Systems.”

Waste Connections continues 'Christmas Promise' program

Waste Connections, Inc., has continued its support of “Christmas Promise,” a program that provides free bicycles for area children in need.

CWEDA approves budget

The Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association board has approved a $200,000 budget for 2015. It includes $147,600 for staffing (President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Dennis, Marketing Consultant Rene Carroll and other contractors). The annual office lease for Suite 208, in Washougal Town Square, at 1700 Main St., is $16,800.

Washougal police investigate weekend shooting

An active investigation is occurring in Washougal, following the discharge of a firearm.

Rail safety is discussed in Washougal

Representatives from Washougal, Camas, Stevenson, Woodland, Longview and Ridgefield recently met with BNSF Railway Company officials to discuss oil train traffic and safety issues.

Caffe Piccolo to stay at current site through March 2015

Customers of Caffe Piccolo can relax, knowing their coffee cravings will be satisfied at the business’ current location through the early part of next spring.

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C-W Port approves 2015 budget

The 2015 Port of Camas-Washougal final budget includes $6 million in capital improvement projects.

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E-CycleWise offers electronic recycling services

A mother and daughter have teamed up, to provide free pick up services of computers, VCRs and fax machines.

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Washougal Woodworker

A retired Camas-Washougal Fire Department captain is enjoying a hobby that brings joy to his friends, family and new acquaintances.

Fireworks, film fest to receive lodging tax funds

The Washougal City Council has voted to postpone discussion and potential approval of the city’s budget for 2015.

Washougal levy election results are mixed

The majority of voters in Washougal have approved a measure to provide additional funding for fire and emergency medical services, while rejecting a proposition to enhance public safety services.

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Inspired ink

A local father of two girls and two boys credits his dad for encouraging his artistic endeavors from an early age.

Washougal pursues Clark County funding for Schmid property purchase

The Washougal City Council has authorized Mayor Sean Guard to sign an interlocal agreement with Clark County, for partial funding of future park land owned by the Schmid Family Limited Partnership I.

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A whole lot of ‘messy’ fun at church

Paints, crayons and drawings on poster sized paper were spotted at a recent “Messy Church” event at Camas United Methodist Church.

Washougal Planning Commission to discuss potential employment center annexation

The next Washougal Planning Commission workshop and meeting will involve discussions regarding development standards for the employment center zoning designation.

Washougal plans for two tax increases in 2015 budget

The preliminary budget for the City of Washougal is at an all time high of $51.17 million.

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Camas Clark, of California, visits his namesake city

What is in a name? A lot, if you ask Camas Coulter Clark, a resident of Southern California, who recently decided to visit the city of Camas.

Washougal Salary Commission to discuss potential raise for councilors

The Washougal Salary Commission could approve a raise for city councilors.

‘Messy Church’ to be held at Camas United Methodist Church Oct. 28

Local church to provide dinner and activities for a variety of ages.

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‘Curious George’ goes to Guatemala

Catherine “Cath” Alvey, of Washougal, and a few “Curious George” books recently made an impression on some children in Guatemala.

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Tidland property has new owners

A recent purchase by a local company will enable another long term business to stay put.

Washougal community center is among 2015 budget topics

The Washougal budget for 2015 is at least several weeks away from being adopted, and city department heads have been presenting proposals for consideration.

Washougal approves wastewater treatment plant improvements

A company from Stayton, Ore., has been awarded a wastewater treatment plant improvements project contract in Washougal.

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Waterfront trail is first in line for state funding

The Port of Camas Washougal’s waterfront trail and park is ranked number one in the state, among 15 projects that are pursuing funding through the Washington Wildlife Recreation Program’s water access grant.

Immersive Media to open headquarters in Washougal

The company that provided the camera and mapping technology for Google Street View plans to move its worldwide sales and marketing office and U.S. headquarters to Washougal.

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Potential Washougal Library sites, costs presented

More than 50 people recently attended a meeting, out of support or curiosity about a future library in Washougal.

Washougal Council votes to allow invocations

After lengthy discussions and a few amendments, the Washougal City Council approved a resolution that provides for invocations just prior to council meetings.

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Animal control officer keeps the peace with the community’s critters

There are several misconceptions in the community about what animal control officers do, says Rick Foster.

Port of Camas-Washougal Commission discusses oil trains resolution

The Port of Camas-Washougal Commission has decided not to pursue passage of a resolution that would have expressed concerns regarding an increase in oil train traffic.

Innovative Services NW is awarded Washougal janitorial services contract

A nonprofit program that provides employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantages has been awarded a contract to provide janitorial services in several city of Washougal buildings.

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Echo Donut Lounge offers treats, books, music and more

When Sarah Arnold ran Echo Resale, in downtown Washougal, people would often drop in, look around and leave.

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A taste of the Hawaiian islands

The former owner of a food cart in Portland has opened a restaurant in Camas. James Culp operates Local Girls Hawaiian Shave Ice & Grill, with a lot of help from his family.

Washougal City Council discusses potential oil train resolution

The Washougal City Council is expected to consider a resolution, expressing concerns about the potential increase in rail traffic if an oil terminal is built at the Port of Vancouver.

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A day of remembrance

Local community honors victims of Sept. 11

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Schmid property is purchased for future park land

The land once occupied by George Schmid & Sons, Inc., offices and bulldozers has been purchased by the City of Washougal, as a future park site.

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Agencies plan Sept. 11 ceremonies

Ceremonies will be held in the Camas-Washougal area, to remember the lives of firefighters, first responders and others who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Doomsday is brewing in Washougal

Two former grade school buddies have moved Doomsday Brewing Co. LLC, to Washougal.

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Golden Givers of Time

Area residents with years of wisdom, expertise and experience are sharing their knowledge with others and enriching their own lives in the process.

Municipal Matchup

A softball game, involving city officials from Camas and Washougal Friday night, resulted in four different scores, depending on who was asked.

Local New Markets Tax Credits advisory committee is formed

Four projects will be proposed as potential recipients of New Market Tax Credits.

Camas will not purchase LaCamas Swim & Sport

After hearing a lot of discussions and questions during the Camas City Council workshop and meeting Monday, Mayor Scott Higgins concluded that the consensus among a majority of council members was that they did not want to move forward with the purchase of LaCamas Swim & Sport.

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Council votes against land purchase near Sandy Swimming Hole

The Washougal City Council has voted against purchasing land from Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church, to create a park and overflow parking for users of the Sandy Swimming Hole.

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Sentimental Sailor

John Wagoner remembers his 17th birthday — spent aboard a 622-foot long Navy ship, with 3,000 Army GIs on their way to Korea.

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Providing hometown care

A local woman who performed at a senior center in Forest Grove, Ore., as a teenager, is the director of admissions and marketing at Prestige Care and Rehabilitation, in Camas. When Dianna Kretzschmar was 16, she received a Rotary Club scholarship for her service project of playing a piano at the senior center dances. The other band members were older than 70.

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Music is in the air with Matt Mandrones

Matt Mandrones recalls finding something interesting in his grandmother’s guest bedroom closet when he was in the third grade.

Guard alleges committee broke public meetings act

A discussion regarding committee assignments has resulted in Washougal Mayor Sean Guard accusing the city’s ad hoc committee on the budget of violating the state’s Open Meeting Act.

Propositions committees to be formed in Washougal

A special Washougal City Council meeting will be held Monday night, to appoint General Election propositions committees.