Stories by Kelly Moyer

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October 19, 2023
Dante Humble scores the first run for the Camas 11- to 12-year-old all-star team in the district championship game at Forest Home Park in Camas in July 2014. (Post-Record files)

Sports Fields Strike Out: Camas Council splits vote 4-3, knocks down field contract

In an unexpected move this week, a majority of Camas City Council members pulled the plug on a citywide sports field plan that would have, according to Camas Parks and Recreation Director Trang Lam, given the City a management tool to “efficiently and cost-effectively maintain and enhance its existing fields,” while also providing a plan to meet the city’s growing demand for sports fields.

October 12, 2023
Camas Mayor Steve Hogan (right) and his challenger in the Nov. 7, 2023, general election, Randal Friedman (left) prepare to answer questions during a League of Women Voters candidate forum held Oct. 4, 2023, at the Vancouver Community Library. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

City council, mayoral candidates sound off at forum

Candidates running for city council and mayoral positions in Camas and Washougal turned out for the League of Women Voters of Clark County’s recent candidate forum, held Wednesday, Oct. 4, held at Vancouver Community Library, to speak to their strengths and comment on issues ranging from the need for more affordable housing and measures to address climate change to land-use planning, crime rates and engaging the public in local government.

October 12, 2023
The Camas Public Library is viewed from Northeast Fourth Avenue on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

Camas Council considers $479K library contract

Camas City Council members are set to approve a $479,000 consultant contract with the Seattle-based Johnston Architects to help “refresh and reimagine” the Camas Public Library.

October 12, 2023

Camas School Board OKs deal with PSE union

The Camas School Board this week approved a collective bargaining agreement between the Camas School District and the Public School Employees of Camas (PSE) union representing nearly 650 custodians, bus drivers, paraeducators, health assistants, food services workers, technology, mechanics and maintenance employees.

October 5, 2023
People gather on boat docks at Heritage Park in Camas ,and a kayaker paddles into Lacamas Lake Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, following the annual Lacamas Lake cleanup event. (Photos by Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas unveils draft of long-awaited Lakes Management Plan

City of Camas staff and consultants have wrapped up a yearlong water quality study of Lacamas, Round and Fallen Leaf lakes and presented city officials with recommended strategies for reducing the toxic algal blooms that have plagued the lakes in recent years.

October 5, 2023
The front of Camas City Hall is pictured in August 2018. (Post-Record files)

City of Camas faces unexpected revenue shortfall

The city of Camas is facing an unexpected revenue shortfall that could prevent the hiring of more than 20 positions in 2024, including eight firefighters, two police officers, two police sergeants, a parks project manager and three street maintenance positions.