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.

Fund set up to help family of accident victim

A fund has been set up to accept donations to help the family of a pedestrian killed in Camas on Dec. 23. Anneice B. Fich, 66, was hit by a vehicle as she tried to cross Northeast Third Avenue at Weir Street in Camas while pushing a stroller carrying her 2-year-old great-grandson, Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera-Berra.

Pedestrian killed on Northeast Third Avenue in Camas

A woman pushing a stroller was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a car as she crossed Northeast Third Avenue at Weir Street in Camas.

Second fire district commissioner resigns

For the second time in less than three months, an East County Fire and Rescue commissioner has resigned. On Dec. 17, Chairman George F. “Jack” Hoober, 81, submitted his letter of resignation to ECFR officials.

Washougal takes control, earns 44-42 victory

The Washougal boys continued their winning streak Thursday as they topped R.A. Long, 44-42. The Panthers (8-0) trailed the Lumberjacks 20-14 late in the first half, but Washougal then scored the final six points of the second quarter to tie the game 20-20 at halftime.

Police arrest suspects in vehicle prowl cases

Two Vancouver residents were arrested Monday in connection with numerous vehicle prowls that had recently taken place in Camas. According to a press release from the Camas Police Department, on Dec. 22 law enforcement units responded to a call of a vehicle prowl in progress. Responding officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it. The occupants were identified as Joshua L. Huggins, 35, and Destiny L. Ortiz, 25, both of Vancouver.

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Developer presents vision for site on 38th Avenue

Preliminary plans are being made for a new commercial and high density residential development on Northwest 38th Avenue in Camas.

Power restored to much of Clark County following wind storm

Less than 100 Clark Public Utilities customers in the Camas area remain without power this morning following a day of intense winds.

Camas seeks applicants for city council seat

Applications to serve in the Ward 2 position on the Camas City Council are currently being accepted.

Washougal schools will start two hours late Thursday, Dec. 4

Washougal schools will start two hours late today, Thursday, Dec. 4, due to threats of freezing rain in some areas of the western Columbia Gorge.

Washougal man dies in accidental drowning

A local man whose body was discovered Wednesday in the Columbia River in Washougal died of accidental drowning.

Green Mountain development plans continue to move forward

A development agreement that plans for up to 1,300 homes to be built on 181 acres in Camas will be the subject of an upcoming public hearing.

Holiday events will make Camas-Washougal Merry & Bright

Looking to get into the holiday spirit?

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C-Tran Board composition will change in January

Discussions regarding the composition of the C-Tran Board that began more than a year ago finally came to a conclusion on Nov. 18. As a result, both Camas and Washougal will now have their own director seats — instead of sharing one.

ECFR issues layoff notices

In about three weeks, East County Fire and Rescue will be operating with three fewer firefighters.

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.