Stories by Kelly Moyer

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January 11, 2024
Discovery High School students (from left to right) Jax Goetzen, Angel Harp, Zimri Baxter and Hannah Cuffel-Leathers gather at a booth on the corner of Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Cedar Street in downtown Camas during the Downtown Camas Association's First Friday event on April 7, 2023. The students are calling for the Camas School District to reconsider budget cuts that will impact their project-based learning high school. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas School Board hears update on district’s ‘choice schools’

It has been nine months since Camas students, staff and families flooded Camas School Board meetings in the spring of 2023 to support their unique “choice schools” in the wake of the district’s announced budget cuts and Discovery High School students participated in a planned walk-out the day before their 2022-23 spring break to protest the district’s plan to unify the project-based learning Discover High with the remote K-12 Camas Connect Academy (CCA).

January 4, 2024
An illustration shows the preferred alternative for the city of Camas' Everett Street Corridor improvement project presented to Camas officials Dec. 20, 2023. The plan calls for elevated bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of state Route 500 that runs from just north of the Lake Road-Everett Street roundabout to the city's northern limits near Northeast Third Street.

Camas officials mull ‘preferred’ Everett Street improvement plan

One month after Camas residents and business owners concerned about the City’s Everett Street Corridor improvement project’s possible negative impacts to their homes and businesses packed the Camas City Council’s Nov. 20, 2023, workshop, city officials gathered again to discuss the corridor improvements and mull next steps for the traffic corridor.

December 28, 2023
Camas teachers and their supporters walk the picket line near Helen Baller Elementary School in Camas Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Top 10 stories of 2023

Whether it was the local library celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year’s worth of events, Camas teachers going on strike for the very first time, the critical Washougal school levies that failed in February, then passed muster with voters in the spring, or the re-opening of the newly revamped Camas skatepark, there was no shortage of hyperlocal, Camas-Washougal news in 2023.

December 21, 2023
Clark County Historical Museum Executive Director Brad Richardson (right) leads a walking history tour of downtown Camas during the Downtown Camas Association’s “Spring into History” First Friday April 7, 2023 (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

‘Bringing dollars into the local economy’

From the more than 2,900 hours its volunteers contributed to improving the city of Camas’ historic downtown district to the nearly $30,000 worth of facade improvement grants and $5,800 mural investment on Northeast Cedar Street, the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) clocked some significant accomplishments in 2023.

December 14, 2023
An illustration shows the current Camas Methodist Church (left) and the church as it would appear with a 60-foot cellular tower disguised by a brick bell tower and spire (right). (Photo courtesy of the city of Camas)

Public hearing set for ‘stealth’ cell tower

A Camas hearings examiner will consider granting a conditional-use permit to construct an AT&T “stealth-designed” cellular tower at a public hearing set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave. Camas.

December 14, 2023
PeaceHealth's Lacamas Clinic in Camas (pictured) is set to close Dec. 15, 2023. (Photo courtesy of PeaceHealth)

Lacamas Clinic in Camas closing Dec. 15

Nearly three years after PeaceHealth acquired the Lacamas Medical Group in Camas, the healthcare provider has announced it is closing its Camas-based clinic effective Dec. 15.