Stories by Dawn Feldhaus

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July 19, 2018
Luz Guitron-Lopez (left) is pictured here with her three school-aged children. Guitron-Lopez, 35, a well-known cook, was found dead in her Camas home on March 18. (Contributed photo courtesy of Guitron-Lopez family)

Son of Camas killing suspect pleads not guilty

The teenage son of the suspect in the murder of 35-year-old Luz Guitron-Lopez, a Camas mother of three found dead in her home in March, has been charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance.

July 19, 2018
The Kärcher North America facility in Camas will close in 2019. Kärcher has made water treatment systems in the 200,000-square foot building since 1998. (Contributed photo is provided courtesy of Kärcher)

Kärcher to close Camas facility

A local manufacturer of hot and cold water pressure washers, parts washers and water treatment systems that has been in Camas for 20 years will relocate to Denver, Colorado in 2019, affecting approximately 200 employees in Camas.

July 14, 2018

Woman dies after slip at Panther Creek Falls

A Vancouver woman has died, apparently from injuries she sustained during a 100 foot fall from Panther Creek Falls. A Forest Service law enforcement officer was…

July 12, 2018

Cooling off in Camas-Washougal

There are several locations in the Camas-Washougal area to escape the heat. The Camas Public Library is open until 6 p.m. today/Thursday, and will be open…

July 12, 2018
A children's natural play area that was expected to open later this year at Washougal Waterfront Park will instead be built in 2019, due to higher than expected construction bids. The play area will include a hillside slide, log steppers, xylophone, drums, willow tree tunnels, a boulder maze, log balancing beams, a climbing rope and a Sasquatch sculpture named "Eegah," at 335 S. "A" St., Washougal. (Contributed by Greenworks, P.C.)

Sasquatch arrival in Washougal will be delayed

Children who were looking forward to seeing a Sasquatch sculpture in a natural play area at Washougal Waterfront Park this fall or winter will have to wait until 2019, due to higher than expected construction bids.

July 12, 2018
Helen Baller Elementary students take a break from training to run a 5K, to apply sunblock at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas. The students in third through fifth grades participate in the Girls on the Run International program, which seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Girls on the Run ‘flips the script’

The sounds of cowbells, hoots and hollers and shouts of encouragement recently filled the air at Camas’ Doc Harris Stadium. The enthusiastic applause was directed to students from Helen Baller Elementary School, who ran three miles around the track.

July 7, 2018

Vandalism reported at Clark Park

A Clark County Parks Department crew chief thinks fireworks are to blame for damage to a men’s restroom sink at Capt. William Clark Regional Park, in Washougal.

July 5, 2018

Community center could cost port, CWEDA head says

Discussions about siting a regional Camas-Washougal community center on Port of Camas-Washougal property have been in the works for the past four months, but a recent economic analysis conducted by the head of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association (CWEDA) shows the port could lose money on the venture.