Hometown

Camas couple seeking solar power craft unique solution

When most people think of solar-powered homes, they envision solar panels affixed to a flat roof or sitting in rows in a field.

Shop Local Gift Guide

There are only seven weeks left in 2019, which means the holiday gift-giving season is rapidly sneaking up on us.

Holiday bazaar at Washougal church known for ‘Sandy’s Santas’

The name “Sandy’s Santas” might ring a bell with frequent visitors to the Washougal United Methodist Church’s annual Holiday Bazaar.

Blazing trails by kayak

Alifelong lover of lakes, rivers, oceans, pools and pretty much all things swimmable, I’ll admit I was overly excited last spring, when my partner, Andy, told me he wanted to go shopping for kayaks.

Mural honoring ‘mother of Washougal’ unveiled

At first, Sophie Garcia didn’t believe what her father was saying. After all, Johnnie Lee Wyman is, in her words, “known for telling a lot of crazy stories.”

Autumn activities abundant in Camas, Washougal

Looking for local ways to enjoy autumn? Following is a round-up of all the places where Camas-Washougal families can find pumpkins, trick-or-treat events, caramel apples and maybe even some “spooktacular” Halloween fun.

Camas photographer launches ‘Brave & True’ magazine for girls

Camas photographer Lara Blair has spent the past two decades parenting her own daughters, teaching middle-schoolers and capturing people’s (and dogs’) personalities through portrait photography, so it’s no surprise that her latest venture, Brave & True magazine, has managed to capture the many sides of today’s teen girls.

TreeSong yearns for yurt

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center near Washougal is on a growth trajectory.

Washougal students embrace after-school program

Even though the school day is over, dozens of students eagerly crowd into Room C126 at Jemtegaard Middle School (JMS) on a recent Thursday afternoon.

Volunteers step up for dogs awaiting their ‘forever homes’

Samuel, a 4-month-old rat terrier mix living at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS), absolutely loves to be taken for walks.