Stories by Danielle Frost

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December 15, 2016
Tom Baltes finished his 2,000 mile ride in St. Augustine, Fla., on Dec. 6. He had planned on cycling farther, but family matters and weather resulted in he and wife Louise cutting the trip short. It is the second time the Camas resident has ridden his bike across the country. In the summer of 2015, he rode 4,000 miles. (Photo courtesy of Louise Baltes)

Wheel in the sky

In the summer of 2015, then 61-year-old Tom Baltes of Camas did what few could imagine: He cycled 4,000 miles across the United States on his Specialized road bike to raise awareness and funds for arthritis research.

December 15, 2016

Bridging the gap

Bridgette McCarthy is hoping her time as a city council student representative will help bridge the gap between youth and local government.

December 13, 2016

Tipton resigns from Camas School Board

After eight years of serving on the Camas School Board, president Mary Tipton has resigned her position. Although she still lives in Camas, Tipton has moved out of director…

December 8, 2016
Washougal School District office staff members decorate a construction themed tree for the annual Festival of Trees last weekend. Proceeds from the event benefit Washougal schools.

Christmas trees for a cause

An air of holiday cheer and the unmistakable smell of pine, spruce and other evergreens filled the air at Hathaway Elementary School this past weekend.

December 1, 2016
Nikki O'Keeffe began experimenting with handcrafted cakes after her children were born. Her creations can take up to 15 hours to complete. Here, O'Keeffe puts the finishing touches on a snowman cake. (Contributed photo)

For the love of baking

Nikki O’Keeffe focuses on frosting a cupcake, paying close attention to the details. Occasionally, she and husband Jon will chat, but for the most part, she is focused on her craft.

December 1, 2016
A student tries on a traditional knight's helmet during an assembly at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary . (Contributed photo)

Bringing history to life

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students were transported back to the middle ages during an assembly by the Knights of Veritas recently.

November 24, 2016
This double decker bus, owned by Camas residents Minda and Kevin Coombs, will once again be a highlight at the Holiday Sip and Shop Thursday, Dec. 8. (Contributed photo)

Doubling the fun

Minda and Kevin Coombs understand the hospitality business.