A Camas man was arrested Monday afternoon following a physical altercation that involved a handgun.
According to a Camas Police Department press release, earlier in the day Steven W. Timmons, 54, became upset when he found a note left on his door by a city water department employee regarding violation of city code. Timmons had painted a fire hydrant in front of his house red instead of yellow — the color all other hydrants in the city are painted. No one was home when the employee stopped by, so a note was left at the house advising them of the error, with suggestions on where the proper colored paint could be purchased.
The city of Camas would like to have its own seat on the C-Tran Board.
That was the message delivered by Camas Mayor Scott Higgins on June 11, during a meeting of the C-Tran Board's Composition Review Committee.
Higgins said over the years Camas, with a current population of 20,020, has grown to become the second largest city in Clark County. It's seen a substantial amount of economic growth, including new jobs and residential housing. There is currently one job for every three citizens, he said.
Camas and Washougal are two communities that have changed drastically over the years.
Their active economic developments began when they became mill towns, and sites for dairy farming and logging, as well as other endeavors related to the timber industry. Over the years, they have both slowly transformed into so much more.
The Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center project is going to be more expensive than Camas city officials originally anticipated.
All four bids opened on May 13 were approximately $20,000 higher than the city engineer’s estimate of $1.79 million. Adding to the overall higher price tag for the project is fuel tank remediation work recently completed at the site. All told, Public Works Director Eric Levison said an additional $200,000 will be needed to fully fund the project.
The city had already secured a $1.65 million 10-year, 3 percent interest loan from the State of Washington LOCAL program. Another $350,000 is being provided by the Friends of the Camas Community Center.
This weekend, more than 600 seniors will go through commencement ceremonies in their quest to officially become high school graduates.
Washougal third-grader and cancer survivor Sammy Mederos got her long locks of curly hair shaved off during a fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation this afternoon at Washougal High School.
At its heart, the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an organization that does an incredible amount of good work in the Camas and Washougal communities.
The no-kill shelter located in the Port of Camas-Washougal Industrial Park is a nonprofit group funded mainly through donations. The city of Washougal also contracts with the dog shelter to provide space for dogs brought in by animal control.
Eight years ago Mary LaFrance’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She and other survivors will share their knowledge and experiences during a conference on Saturday.
The breast cancer awareness event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., at Bethel Community Church, 1438 "B" St., in Washougal.
"It seems to be the perfect time," said LaFrance, the organizer. "It's time to do something to educate our local women here."
Camas announced on Thursday that Cathy Huber Nickerson will be the city’s next finance director. She will start on July 8.
She succeeds Joan Durgin, who after 24 years will retire on Friday.
For the past five years, Huber Nickerson has been the finance and information services director for the City of Battle Ground, which has a biennial budget of $54.8 million.
She previously was an employee of the Clark County Treasurer's Office, where over the course of 20 years she worked as a senior accountant and finance manager.
Construction will get underway in July on a new building located on the 150-acre Fisher Investments campus in Camas.
According to the Fortune 500 company's founder, chairman and CEO, Ken Fisher, the five-story structure will be identical to the one that currently sits on the property and is the workplace for 450 employees.
Construction is expected to take approximately one year to complete. The contractor will be Portland-based Howard S. Wright Construction, the same company that built Fisher Investment's first Camas building.
The new building will have the potential to house 700 employees, but Fisher said only time will tell how quickly it might fill up.
"We obviously envision we can use the building, or we wouldn't be building it," he said.