February 8, 2024
Mihaela Keller-Loss, who trains at The Base Camas jiujitsu academy, will compete March 10, 2024, in her second professional mixed martial arts fight in Houston, Texas. (Contributed photos courtesy of Mihaela Keller-Loss)

Washougal mixed martial arts fighter preps for second professional bout

Mihaela Keller-Loss has worked diligently to improve her grappling and wrestling techniques since switching from sport karate to mixed martial arts (MMA) several years ago. But the Washougal resident’s greatest strength continues to be her striking ability, which she used to win more than 20 world championships during her two decades as a karate fighter.

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.

February 1, 2024

Nominations sought for youth achievement awards

The Clark County Youth Commission is seeking nominations to recognize 300 local youth that demonstrate personal growth and community contribution in one of thirteen categories of achievement. Youth will be…