Candidates running for a handful of county, state and federal offices answered questions posed by Camas High School students during a recent forum. Organized by the Camas Youth Advisory Council, participants in the forum included men and women running for Third Congressional District and 18th Legislative District positions, and Clark County commissioner.
Investigators have determined that an electrical equipment failure started a fire that caused nearly $1 million in damage to hangar bays at Grove Field in Camas.
On the eve of the onset of discussions about East County Fire and Rescue’s 2015 proposed budget, which includes the possibility of firefighter layoffs, one of the district’s longtime commissioners turned in his resignation.
For some time now, it’s been quite clear that a change is needed in Clark County government. An opportunity has been presented to the public to do so, and it’s time for voters to seize it.
Ghosts, goblins and goodies. With Halloween fast approaching, many special events and activities for kids are happening throughout the month.
Supporters of the Clark County home rule charter say it will create a more efficient form of government and strengthen citizen representation. Opponents suggest it will do quite the opposite. Voters will have the opportunity to decide for themselves during the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. The charter proposition requires a simple majority approval to pass.
Camas City Hall is going to get spruced up, and the work will begin this week.
A fire at Grove Field airport destroyed 10 hangar bays and a handful of planes last night.
A citizen committee has decided to boost the salaries paid to the Camas mayor and city councilors.
A Portland man with significant medical issues has not been seen after being reported missing one month ago in Skamania County.
The melodies of compositions written by Mozart, Gluck, Grieg and Beethoven can sometimes be heard dancing among the eaves of the sanctuary inside Camas United Methodist Church, then gently tiptoeing out toward the surrounding Crown Park neighborhood — tempting the ears of those who happen to be strolling past.
Organizers of a handful of upcoming forums and informational sessions hope the events will help to educate voters about many of the issues and candidates that will be part of the Nov. 4 general election.
A woman suffered minor injuries today when her wheelchair toppled off of the Heritage Trail and onto the lake bed of Lacamas Lake.
Officials believe a fire that occurred in Washougal on Saturday was caused by a discarded cigarette.
A Fern Prairie man says he is thankful he and his granddaughters are alive after they were recently involved in a hit-and-run accident.
Ever since she was a child, Gretel Bohn says she has had a strong desire to have a positive influence on the world.
Officials believe a fire that occurred in Washougal on Saturday was caused by a discarded cigarette. According to Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart, a family of five, including three adults and two children, had all been sleeping when the fire initially broke out at 2257 N. “O” St.
The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a Portland man who was reported missing Sunday evening.
Camas residents will soon notice water levels at Lacamas Lake becoming increasingly lower.
All proceeds from an upcoming country music concert in Vancouver will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Shared Hope International.
On the Nov. 4 General Election ballot, East County Fire and Rescue will be asking its voters to approve the renewal of a levy that supports emergency medical services.
East County Fire and Rescue Commissioners will soon be contemplating some difficult decisions as they begin the district’s 2015 budget discussions.
On Monday, Aug. 25, the City of Camas will begin five days of asphalt repairs on Northwest 18th Avenue, from Northwest Division to the top of Northwest Fargo Loop.
Blue skies and bright green, expansive fields of grass provided the backdrop for this year’s Lacamas Valley Sheepdog Trial.
A decade ago Lynn Johnston brought home border collie puppy Anna, and his life hasn’t been the same since.
Approximately 28 percent of Clark County voters turned in ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election.
Two people were rescued in separate incidents that occurred in the Naked Falls area of the Washougal River on Saturday.
Following the release of the first round of election results tonight, Washougal resident Mike Briggs has a secure lead in the Primary Election race for 18th District state representative.
On Monday, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins declared that Friday, Aug. 8, will be “Alexa Efraimson Appreciation Day.”
A recent Marylhurst University graduate will perform a piano concert in Washougal on Sunday. Ian Guthrie, the pianist at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Washougal for the past two years, will put on a short piano concert at the church, located at G Street and Washougal River Road, at 12:45 p.m.
Beginning Monday, July 28, crews will begin asphalt repair work at several locations around Camas. Northwest Lake Road from Northwest Everett Street to Northwest Sierra will undergo base repairs, a full width grind of the existing surface, and will then be capped with an asphalt lift.
Cal Hittle hauled his first garbage can when he was just 5 years old. To make ends meet, Hittle’s father had to work a variety of jobs — wildcatter in the oil fields, ranch hand and logger, to name a few. Wherever there was work, that is where the family went. All told, they lived in seven different states, and the children attended 13 different schools.
The Camas City Council on July 21 approved an ordinance that could provide up to $10.5 million in limited tax general obligation bonds to fund several different projects.
A Washougal man was rescued by emergency crews last night after his legs became trapped under some rocks at Dougan Falls. According to a press release from the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office, just after 8 p.m., deputies responded to a 911 call reporting that a man was stuck in the water.
Five people will be interviewed on Monday in an effort to fill the vacancy that exists on the Washougal City Council.
Angelic “Anji” Tracy Dean, missing from her home in Camas since June 23, was found July 9. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, detectives located Dean Wednesday afternoon at Clackamas Town Center in Happy Valley, Ore., approximately 18 miles from her home in Camas.
Family Circle magazine announced today that Camas has been named to its annual list of “10 Best Towns for Families.” The magazine, which “celebrates the health and well-being of family,” revealed in a press release the results of its eighth annual survey to identify towns that offer “stellar schools, affordable housing and a giving spirit.”
They are words no mother expects to read when she picks up her daughter’s journal. “If you’re reading this, I am either missing or dead.” But those are among the unsettling statements written recently by teenager Angelic “Anji” Tracy Dean.
Planning is underway for the popular annual Camas Car Show on Saturday, July 5. The event will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m., on the streets of historic downtown. Free to spectators, it will include live music, balloon art, kids’ activities, raffles, and extended shopping hours at local businesses.
Local libraries will be closed for the upcoming Independence Day holiday. The Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., will be closed Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5. The library will open again on Monday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
To “unite” is defined as joining, combining or incorporating to form a single unit. There is a reason this descriptive term is included in the name of the organization that is made up of a diverse group of members who work together to “support youth, encourage families, enrich community and guide healthy choices.”
With 1970s pop song “You Sexy Thing,” playing in the background, nine grown men wearing full make-up and dressed in satin, lace, high heels and pearls strutted down the runway, past the crowd of cheering supporters. It’s certainly not something you see everyday in Washougal.
The Fourth of July is a holiday when many people enjoy celebrating with fun activities, food and, of course, fireworks. The rules and regulations governing the sale and use of fireworks vary significantly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction — what is legal in one city is not necessarily legal in another.
The power is now back on following an outage that impacted thousands in Camas and Washougal on Monday. At approximately 4:48 p.m., power was knocked out to an estimated 14,325 customers in Camas-Washougal, according to Clark Public Utilities. A feed located between Bonneville Power Administration and Clark Public Utilities was lost.
Students at Grass Valley Elementary School in Camas are back in class this afternoon following a bomb threat this morning.
After being on the market for more than four years, it looks like the Camas post office will not be sold after all. Peter Haas, of the United States Postal Service’s corporate communications department, said in a recent email that the building is no longer for sale. “The Camas Post Office facility has been pulled off the market,” he said. “Retail operations will continue to be offered to customers at the current location. We have no further details to share at this time.”
Decades ago, when many of us were just kids, making the annual outdoor school trip as a sixth-grader was a rite of passage. In what was often the first time away from home, we cooked hamburgers on homemade Bunsen burners, slept in sleeping bags in old “rustic” cabins, ate meals together, shared chores to keep the camp running smoothly, sang songs and maybe most importantly learned about nature and interacted with each other in new and different ways.
Vern and Faye Schanilec describe the Washougal River Greenway Trail as one of the “hidden treasures of Camas.” The Schanilecs walk the trail often, and Vern provided assistance with an Eagle Scout project that resulted in the planting of 12 red leaf maple trees along one portion of the walkway.
Clark County voters will cast their ballots this November on a charter document that has been crafted and approved by a majority of the Board of Freeholders. On May 27, the Freeholders voted 11-3 to approve the proposed charter. Voting against the document were Peter Silliman, Tracy S. Wilson and Rep. Liz Pike (R-Camas). Rep. Ann Rivers (R-La Center) was absent from the meeting due to a family emergency.
If you haven’t seen Camas High School junior Alexa Efraimson’s race that captured a state title and set a national high school record, you’re missing out. It’s nothing short of incredible. The teen running sensation owned that race from start to finish. Determination was written all over her face and evidenced in her consistent, powerful stride that never once wavered. It took her 4 minutes, 33.29 seconds to run 1,600 meters (four laps) around the track.