When LeAnn Toristoja was a student at Aesthetics Institute in Portland, she didn’t have much interest in eventually operating her own spa.
Brandon Higgins, of Washougal, spent almost 15 years as a production worker for steel and plastic companies, but after undergoing two back surgeries in 2019, he began to seriously ponder a career change.
Several years ago, Jackie Gollbach discovered a series of videos on YouTube produced by Texas residents Whitney Gainer and Ashley Turner, two self-taught carpenters who created the successful “Shanty2Chic” do-it-yourself furniture brand.
The founders of the Camas-based Outlaw Country Radio have been searching for a couple years to find a way to help the nonprofit, low-power frequency modulation station solidify its presence in East Clark County.
During the past three years, Sam Rickenbach worked for several Portland-area companies as a cannabidiol (CBD) extraction laboratory director. He generally enjoyed his work, but over time came to believe that most of the businesses in his industry — including his own — were severely overcharging for their products.
Three days after Gov. Jay Inslee announced he was extending a three-week ban on indoor dining to help get explosive COVID-19 case rates under control, the owners of Salud! Wine Bar in downtown Camas found themselves rushing to prepare takeout orders for their drive-up “Santa Delivery” event.
When Jess Moore opened Champ Camp Fitness and Training in Washougal in July, he hoped that the facility would become a “community development project,” providing opportunities to low-income youth through scholarship programs, holding fundraisers, sponsoring community events and establishing close working relationships with Washougal High School athletes.
Even though Ryan Huffman describes himself as more of a “dirt guy” who’d rather move things around with equipment than create them, he’s relished the opportunity to use his imagination while putting together a holiday lights tour at Washougal Motocross Park. He will, for example, point out the fact that he was the one who came up with the idea for one of the tour’s signature displays, a “Grinch” knocking over a tree with a bulldozer.
The city of Camas has determined that a Georgia-Pacific plan to demolish several buildings the company is no longer using in its Camas paper mill operations, including the company’s Camas Business Center and nonwovens fabric manufacturing plant, has met the state’s Environmental Policy Act rules and will not have any significant adverse environmental impacts.