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Kuhlman earns Parks Foundation award

The Parks Foundation of Clark County recently honored a local man for his tenacity and commitment to the area’s youth. Through his efforts to bring new lights, bleachers and a scoreboard to Louis Bloch Park in Camas, Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth President Dave Kuhlman received the V-Formation Flyer Florence B. Wager Award. The presentation was made during the annual Parks Foundation luncheon in April.

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Ninety years young

Each year thousands of people summit Beacon Rock, the 848-foot tall core of an ancient volcano. Traversing the mile-long trail of switchbacks, boasting an elevation gain of 600 feet, includes well-earned views of The Gorge. It is considered a challenging hike for most. On Wednesday, Virginia Warren will join a handful of her girlfriends to make the ascent up and descent down this iconic basalt formation that juts into the Columbia River.

Filing week comes to an end

More than 100 candidates registered to run for elected office in Clark County during filing week. After kicking off on Monday morning, filing week ends today at 5 p.m. There are a total of 90 offices that will be on the ballot.

Elevated radon levels detected at City Hall

An exercise room in the basement of Camas City Hall was closed for 11 days after testing revealed a high level of radon gas.

Candidate filing week continues in Clark County

When it comes to local races, the first day of the candidate filing week produced no surprises.

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Enchanted garden

As a child growing up in Oslo, Norway, Lilla Larsen would often venture to her favorite hideaways — the coastal city’s lush forests and meadows.

C-W letter carriers Stamp Out Hunger

Nearly 5,000 pounds of food will benefit the people served by the Inter-Faith Treasure House, thanks to the annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.

H.W. Busch Walkers fundraiser is May 9

The Harold W. Busch Walkers will host its 12th annual dinner, auction and raffle Saturday, May 9, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Big Foot Inn, 105 Pendleton Way, in Washougal. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s disease related causes.

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A tribute to the Posy Patrol

It all started with a letter Uta Zuendel received in her mailbox more than 20 years ago.

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Friberg-Strunk Street improvement project complete

Work was recently completed on the multi-million dollar Friberg-Strunk Street improvement project in Camas.

Boy injured in hit-and-run collision

A Washougal woman appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday on a series of charges including felony hit and run.

Higgins will run for a second term

Camas Mayor Scott Higgins plans to seek a second term in office. Higgins, 43, was elected to the City Council in November 2001 and served for almost 10 years. He was appointed mayor in June 2011, then was elected to the position the following November with 81 percent of the vote.

Boy injured in hit-and-run collision

A 5-year-old boy was injured Friday evening after he was hit by a motorist who then fled the scene.

Washougal selects new superintendent

The Washougal School District has selected its new superintendent. According to a press release issued today, current Vancouver Public Schools Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learing Michael Strommeis the the new superintendent for Washougal School District.

Washougal woman suspected of dealing drugs from hospital room

A Washougal woman will likely face drug charges after she allegedly sold methamphetamine from her hospital room.

Superintendent candidate interviews begin today

The Washougal School District has announced the names of the four candidates who will be interviewed this week for the superintendent of schools job.

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‘Sweet bronze dog’ is first step in walking tour effort

Pappy, Millie, Farrell, Camie, Liberty, Lily and Sir Isaac Ruprecht Fluffernutter III (or “Bob” for short).

Camas looks at utility assistance options

Some Camas citizens may soon have more options when it comes to paying their utility bills.

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A creative space

A woman who is a violinist, pianist and composer recently opened a studio in Camas. Tatiana Kolchanova, 50, who moved to the United States from Russia in 2007, will celebrate the opening of the Music & Arts Academy, 906 N.E. Third Ave., Saturday, April 4, beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Project will reconfigure traffic flow on SR-500

A Washington State Department of Transportation project will add features including a center turn lane and bicycle lanes to a portion of state Route 500, in Camas.

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Camas moves forward with roundabout design

The city of Camas will move forward with the preliminary design phase for a roundabout that will be located at the intersection of Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street.

Police seek additional witnesses in hit and run case

Police are hoping witnesses will come forward to provide information that will help located the driver involved in a hit and run collision in Washougal March 4.

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Following his heart

After nearly 30 years spent creating and repairing pieces of jewelry that people treasure, goldsmith Magnus Homestead is set to retire.

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‘39 Steps’ is a ‘big, fun, crazy romp’

Student actors who will be performing in the upcoming Washougal High School production of “The 39 Steps,” have been working hard in rehearsals since January. They are eager for the curtains to be drawn on opening night.

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‘The dream come true'

A Camas teen and her Bernese mountain dog recently competed in the Super Bowl of dog shows — Westminster.

Camas teen injured in Highway 14 collision

A Camas teenager was injured after being involved in a hit-and-run collision on Highway 14 Wednesday, March 4.

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Camas weighs intersection options

The Camas City Council has agreed to secure the funding source that could be tapped to build a roundabout, but stopped short of fully committing to its construction.

ECFR Commission candidates will be interviewed tonight

One of three candidates vying for two open seats on the East County Fire and Rescue Commission will be selected tonight.

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Camas works to solve a traffic control riddle

A major change to the way traffic flows through the intersection at Northwest Sixth Avenue and Norwood Street in Camas is being discussed by the City Council.

Washougal School District superintendent will retire in June

Washougal School District Superintendent Dawn Tarzian announced Tuesday evening that she will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Enge’s work will be on display at Latte Da

Watercolors by Camas native Skip Enge will soon be on display at Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar.

ECFR begins strategic planning process

“Where are we now? Where are we going? How will we get there?”

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Camas railroad bridge project is part of BNSF capital program

A project that will lead to the replacement of the railroad bridge in Camas is part of a $189 million capital program being led by BNSF Railway Company in Washington.

A dust-up over Windust Meadows

A group of Camas residents are hoping to inspire changes to a proposed development that has the potential to bring nearly 200 homes to a currently forested area.

City installs new signal at 38th Avenue and Parker Street

Ongoing roadway improvements on Northwest 38th Avenue in Camas most recently included the installation of a new traffic controller, and with it motorists are getting accustomed to changes to the signal’s timing.

Deadline to apply for ECFR Commission seats extended

East County Fire & Rescue commissioners decided to extend the time available for citizens to submit letters of interest for two vacant board positions.

Special election ballots due Feb. 10

Special election ballots, which include a Washougal School District capital improvement bond proposition, must be postmarked by Feb. 10, to be counted.

Camas City Council selects its new member

A woman who was featured with her family in a national magazine that designated Camas as one of the 10 best towns for families, is now a member of the City Council.

Experts deliver positive economic forecast

Clark County is representative of “non-urban America,” and local leaders should work hard to promote that fact.

Camas City Council could appoint new member on Jan. 26

Four people will be interviewed on Monday, Jan. 26, for the Camas City Council position that will be vacant following the retirement of Linda Dietzman.

LED light project will illuminate Camas

An upcoming project will shine new light on Camas.

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Camas names new public works director

Six months ago, Eric Levison stepped into the role of mentor.

ECFR Commission fires longtime chief

Following an executive session Thursday that lasted more than two hours, the East County Fire and Rescue Commission voted to terminate the contract of the district’s fire chief.

ECFR Commission fires chief

Following an executive session tonight that lasted more than two hours, the East County Fire and Rescue Commission voted to terminate the contract of the district’s fire chief.

Rock scaling work causes traffic delays on SR-14

Drivers who use state Route 14 east of Washougal should expect delays up to an hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, and Friday, Jan. 9.

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Brooks & John will perform in Washougal

A well-known local musician will perform at the Washburn Performing Arts Center in Washougal Saturday, for the last time. Fingerstyle guitarist John Standefer, a former Camas-Washougal area resident, will take the stage with Brooks Robertson at 7 p.m.

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Donation will help expand Washougal library’s collection

A local author and his wife recently made another donation to the Washougal Community Library.

Camas plans second ‘Vision Summit’

City leaders continue efforts to solicit community feedback as part of the comprehensive planning process.

Smith named Regional Transportation Council Board chairwoman

Camas City Councilwoman Melissa Smith was recently named chairwoman of the Regional Transportation Council Board of Directors. Smith was appointed to the seat by an 8-2 vote.

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Investigation into deadly collision continues

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a collision that took the life of a Washougal woman.