Body of missing fisherman recovered

The body of a fisherman thought to have drowned was discovered at the southeast end of Lacamas Lake Monday afternoon.

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Lacamas Lake draw-down will be delayed

Boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders and swimmers will have a little more time to enjoy using Lacamas Lake, as its annual draw down will be delayed by two weeks.

Organizers announce Grand Parade and Kids’ Parade entry winners

There were 67 entries in this year’s Camas Days Grand Parade on Saturday.

Police: Vancouver man may have drowned in Lacamas Lake

The case of a man who failed to return after leaving his Vancouver home to go fishing in Camas is being investigated as a drowning.

Camas will consider new fireworks laws

The Camas City Council could soon consider an ordinance that would reduce the number of hours citizens can legally discharge fireworks during the Fourth of July season.

Hot vehicles can pose a danger for pets

Camas-Washougal Animal Control Officer Rick Foster doesn’t want to see pets being left in hot vehicles.

BNSF train hits tractor-trailer in Camas

BNSF Railway traffic was delayed for two hours Monday following a collision in Camas that involved a tractor-trailer and a train.

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WHS student elected Girls State governor

At Evergreen Girls State, participants “learn by doing.”

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Helping out in the Hollow

It’s a sunny spring morning in Fern Prairie, and Jim Fisher is ready to hit the pavement.

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Be part of the Camas Days parade

The community is invited to be part of the Camas Days parade. From floats, classic cars and clowns, to bands, drill teams, dance troupes and walking groups, participants in the festival's annual parade are typically vast and varied.

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Six people injured in collision involving a C-Tran bus

Six people were injured Tuesday when a C-Tran bus collided with a minivan in Washougal. According to the Clark County Sheriff's Office, just after noontime, the bus was traveling east at the 35600 block of Evergreen Highway. The minivan, apparently making a u-turn, pulled out in front of the full size transit bus.

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Soaring in the Big Sky

A Camas High School graduate was recently honored for being a pinnacle example of a student-athlete in the Big Sky Conference.

Officials urge caution with fireworks

The sale of fireworks in Camas and Washougal begins this week, and with recent prolonged dry weather and record-breaking temperatures, local residents and city officials are expressing concerns about the potential increased risk for fires.

City leaders implement voluntary odd/even watering schedule

In the wake of a statewide drought emergency, Camas and Washougal city leaders are asking citizens to abide by a voluntary odd/even lawn and landscape watering program.

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Escape the heat in Camas and Washougal

With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees during the next few days, there are several places to stay cool in Camas and Washougal.

Planning commission recommends Green Mountain PRD approval

The Camas Planning Commission has recommended approval of a planned residential development that will eventually bring up to 1,300 new home sites to Camas.

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Three die in SR-14 collision

Three people, including a 7-year-old boy, were killed in a head-on collision on state Route 14 in Skamania County Saturday.

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Three people die in SR-14 collision in Skamania County

Three people, including a 7-year-old boy, were killed in a head-on collision on state Route 14 in Skamania County Saturday night. According to the Washington State Patrol, just after 8 p.m., a blue 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Heath T. Martin, 24, of North Bonneville, was traveling east near milepost 33 when it crossed the centerline and crashed into a westbound 2005 Toyota Sienna mini van carrying five people. The incident occurred three miles west of North Bonneville, in front of a Skamania County Fire District 5 station.

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‘You really are fearless’

Be kind. Be proud. Be fearless

ECFR, CWFD partnership discussions surface again

A financial analysis of a potential merger or additional partnership opportunities between the East County Fire and Rescue and the Camas-Washougal Fire Department could begin soon.

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Suspect crashes stolen vehicle into house

A man was arrested Monday after he drove a stolen truck into a Camas area home.

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Stolen vehicle crashes into Camas house

A man was arrested this afternoon after he drove a stolen truck into a Camas area home. At 11:15 a.m., Washington State Patrol received reports of a Nissan truck being driven recklessly eastbound on state Route 14.

Injuries keep local emergency crews busy

Local emergency crews responded to three separate incidents during the weekend that involved injuries caused by jumping into the Washougal River.

Police arrest teen in connection with WHS bomb threat

Policed arrested a teenager today in connection with the bomb threat made earlier this week at Washougal High School.

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Educators air frustrations at Camas forum

Emotions ranging from anger and frustration to sadness were present Saturday as local educators took part in a town hall meeting in Camas hosted by Sen. Ann Rivers (R- La Center) and Rep. Brandon Vick (R-Felida).

Man’s body found next to train tracks

Police have released the identity a man whose body was found next to the train tracks in Washougal Monday morning.

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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.