Stories by Cooper Green

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October 11, 2018

Community center vision coming into focus

As a vision of the long-awaited Camas-Washougal Community Center starts to take shape, one component that seems to be a must-have is some sort of replacement for the now-shuttered Crown Park swimming pool in Camas.

October 4, 2018

Camas budget heats up

For Camas City Council members, it may seem like it’s always budget season. For interested citizens, however, it’s just beginning.

October 4, 2018
Camas City Council members, Shannon Turk (left), Melissa Smith (center) and Don Chaney (right) gather at the council's regular meeting, Oct. 1, at Camas City Hall.

Hunt on for new Camas mayor

Along with drumsticks and mashed potatoes, Camas residents will be getting a new mayor the week of Thanksgiving.

September 27, 2018
Ed Fischer (standing), owner of Camas Bike and Sport, comments at a meeting about downtown Camas events and road closures, held Sept. 19, at Lacamas Lake Lodge. Fischer helped coordinate the meeting, and said he believes frequent street closures have negative impacts on some businesses.

Too much festival fun?

In Camas, it was a basketball, not a straw, that broke the camel’s back — rather, it was a lot of basketballs.

September 27, 2018
Maria Gonser stands behind her desk at the Attic Gallery. An upcoming addition will nearly double the size of the downtown Camas space.

Restaurant closure opens door for gallery expansion

The light above Attic Gallery co-owner Maria Gonser’s desk is out, but she doesn’t have time to worry about that right now — not when her already-lengthy project list just got a lot longer.

September 20, 2018

Camas mulls hiring more firefighters

Following a seven-month, citywide debate over firefighter staffing levels, Camas leaders are considering hiring four new firefighters in 2019.