Dietzman will resign from Camas City Council

One of the senior members of the Camas City Council on Monday announced her intention to resign.

ECFR could vote on 2015 budget tonight

The East County Fire and Rescue Commission is expected to vote tonight on its proposed 2015 budget. If approved as presented, three of its paid firefighters will lose their full-time jobs at the end of the year.

Washougal schools will start two hours late on Monday

Classes at schools in the Washougal School District will run two-hours late on Monday.

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A commitment to serve

Gary Dowler joined the military 55 years ago to escape an unhappy home life. The experiences he had during the next decade — both good and bad — changed him forever, but even today he states emphatically that he “wouldn’t change a thing.”

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High winds cause power outages in Camas-Washougal

Heavy winds and downed trees caused power outages in the Camas-Washougal area, and several other spots around Clark County today.

A dedication to service that lasts a lifetime

This morning, red, white and blue American flags in honor of Veterans Day, as well as black flags recognizing prisoners of war and those missing in action, lined Northeast Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas.

Police capture Camas man who fled from crash scene

A Camas man fled the scene of an accident law enforcement officials say he caused when he drove the wrong way down state Route 14.

ECFR commission to discuss 2015 budget

East County Fire & Rescue Commission will hold a special meeting Monday, Nov. 10, to discuss the 2015 proposed budget.

Updated general election results

Updated Nov. 4 general election results were released Thursday night. According to Clark County Elections, as of Friday morning, there are still 11,000 ballots left to be counted. The next round of results will be released Friday evening. Countywide, voter turnout is approximately 45.5 percent.

Home Rule Charter earns 55.8% support

General election results have been released.

General election ballots due tonight

Those who waited until the last minute to vote have a few hours left to return their ballots in time to be counted for today’s General Election.

Death with Dignity Act provides freedom to make the ultimate choice

When considering the peaceful, humane and dignified ways a person may die, suffering from a grade four glioblastoma multiforme is not one of them. In fact, it might be near the bottom of the list.

Camas proposes its first biennial budget

The city of Camas recently released its first biennial budget.

Camas begins to craft 20-year vision plan

The city of Camas is on a journey toward creating a comprehensive plan update that will provide the framework to guide how the city will develop during the next 20 years. Officials are hoping to get the community’s feedback as part of that process.

Candidates air views at CHS forum

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.

Electrical failure blamed for Grove Field fire

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.

Proposed ECFR budget eliminates three firefighter positions

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.

Vote 'yes' on home rule charter

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.

Happy Halloween fun in Camas-Washougal

Ghosts, goblins and goodies. With Halloween fast approaching, many special events and activities for kids are happening throughout the month.

Home rule charter draws support, criticism

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.

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Camas City Hall will get a fresh coat of paint

Camas City Hall is going to get spruced up, and the work will begin this week.

Fire destroys hangar bays, planes at Grove Field

A fire at Grove Field airport destroyed 10 hangar bays and a handful of planes last night.

Camas mayor, city council will get raises

A citizen committee has decided to boost the salaries paid to the Camas mayor and city councilors.

Family continues to search for missing Portland man

A Portland man with significant medical issues has not been seen after being reported missing one month ago in Skamania County.

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Making joyful noise

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.

Forums will focus on charter, candidates

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.

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Woman in wheelchair falls over embankment at Heritage Trail

A woman suffered minor injuries today when her wheelchair toppled off of the Heritage Trail and onto the lake bed of Lacamas Lake.

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Family escapes house fire in Washougal

Officials believe a fire that occurred in Washougal on Saturday was caused by a discarded cigarette.

Police search for hit and run suspects

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.

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Brown’s Funeral Home welcomes new employee

Ever since she was a child, Gretel Bohn says she has had a strong desire to have a positive influence on the world.

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Family escapes house fire in Washougal

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.

Portland man last seen in Skamania

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a Portland man who was reported missing Sunday evening.

Lake levels to decrease this week

Camas residents will soon notice water levels at Lacamas Lake becoming increasingly lower.

Concert to benefit charities

All proceeds from an upcoming country music concert in Vancouver will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Shared Hope International.

ECFR voters will decide on EMS levy

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.

ECFR could face tough budget cuts

East County Fire and Rescue Commissioners will soon be contemplating some difficult decisions as they begin the district’s 2015 budget discussions.

Asphalt repair work begins Aug. 25

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.

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Miles of trials

Blue skies and bright green, expansive fields of grass provided the backdrop for this year’s Lacamas Valley Sheepdog Trial.

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Sheep dog trials return to Camas

A decade ago Lynn Johnston brought home border collie puppy Anna, and his life hasn’t been the same since.

Briggs, Vick move on to general election

Approximately 28 percent of Clark County voters turned in ballots for the Aug. 5 primary election.

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Two people rescued near Naked Falls

Two people were rescued in separate incidents that occurred in the Naked Falls area of the Washougal River on Saturday.

Aug. 5 Primary Election Results

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.

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Mayor declares ‘Alexa Efraimson Appreciation Day’

On Monday, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins declared that Friday, Aug. 8, will be “Alexa Efraimson Appreciation Day.”

Pianist will perform concert on Sunday in Washougal

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.

Road work will begin in Camas next week

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.

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The end of the road

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.

Camas approves $10.5 million bond ordinance

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.

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Dougan Falls rescue

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 applicants will vie for Washougal City Council seat

Five people will be interviewed on Monday in an effort to fill the vacancy that exists on the Washougal City Council.

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Missing Camas teen found

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.