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February 8, 2024

Camas officials weigh intersection improvements

A recent analysis of a busy Camas intersection shows the merger of Northwest Lake Road and Northwest Sierra Street must be improved to withstand future population growth, ensure the safety of road users and alleviate long wait times for drivers turning left from Sierra Street onto Lake Road, one of Camas’ busiest thoroughfares.

February 8, 2024
The Camas 11- to 12-year-old all-star team plays in the district championship game at Forest Home Park in Camas in July 2014. (Post-Record file photo)

Sports field assessment back on table

A plan to assess the state of Camas’ sports fields is back on the table four months after the majority of Camas City Council members derailed the Parks and Recreation Department contract.

February 1, 2024
A rendering shows a design idea for the future Camas-Washougal Fire Department headquarters station in downtown Camas.  (Illustration courtesy of the city of Camas)

Site selected for fire headquarters

The Camas City Council has cleared the way for a new Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) headquarters station to be built in downtown Camas.

February 1, 2024
Fiber art pieces, including

Camas art exhibit to showcase ‘A Different View’

“Our world has changed in ways we could not have imagined. Often these changes have required us to adapt in unexpected ways. How are you dealing with change? Have you found new insights or a new perspective? Have you rearranged your priorities? Have you found a different way of looking, feeling, experiencing or responding?”

February 1, 2024
A fire engine is pictured at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department Station 42 in Camas, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (Contributed photo by Alisha Jucevic, courtesy of The Columbian)

Cities agree to extend fire agreement

Camas and Washougal city officials this week agreed to extend the decade-long interlocal agreement that merged the two cities’ fire departments into the joint Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) in 2013, and to place a regional fire authority proposal before local voters in 2025.

January 25, 2024
Skyridge Middle School staff survey classrooms for water damage Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. A winter storm that hit the Camas-Washougal area over the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 13-15, 2024, caused two pipes to freeze and burst inside the Camas middle school, impacting 22 classrooms and the library. Camas School District leaders said this week that the storm-related damage will cost at least $250,000 to repair.

Camas schools damaged during winter storms

Camas schools suffered at least $250,000 worth of damage during last week’s winter storms that blanketed the region in snow and ice over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Jan. 13-15, and again on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

January 18, 2024
Children take advantage of newly fallen snow to sled down a hill behind Skyridge Elementary School in Camas, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Storms bring freezing wind, ice and snow to Camas-Washougal

Back-to-back winter storms, fueled by cold arctic air and wind speeds that reached over 50 miles per hour (mph) in the Columbia River Gorge, blanketed the Vancouver metro area in snow and ice this week, causing power outages, downed tree limbs and a wind-driven residential fire that damaged a home on Southeast Blair Road, north of Camas-Washougal.