July 20, 2010

Camas fields project signals drier days ahead

Every summer the end of the school year signals a welcome break for students, teachers and school district officials everywhere. But here in Camas, a drumbeat of activity to renovate and improve existing facilities along with plans to build a new school have kept school district officials busier than usual throughout the summer. As reported in the Post-Record the past two weeks, the Camas School district, while overseeing a major renovation of Doc Harris Stadium, is also moving ahead on (1.) Construction of a new elementary school just west of Crown Road, (2) Extensive additions and renovation to Camas High School and (3) Additions and renovation to Dorothy Fox Elementary School.

July 13, 2010

Answers still needed in Washougal

After many months of being in limbo, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard officially announced last night that the city finally found the person who would permanently step into the finance director position. With council approval, Jennifer Forsberg will begin her work at the city of Washougal next week. With experience in the state auditor's office and credentials that seem stellar, she looks like a really good fit to lead the city of Washougal toward a more positive financial future.

July 13, 2010

Nuclear power gaining new life

In the 1970s, Washington's public utilities embarked on an aggressive nuclear power building project managed by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS). Unfortunately, the effort ultimately became known as "Whoops!" WPPSS planned to construct five generating facilities inour state to meet future electricity demand. However, when the core of one of the reactors at Three Mile Island, Pa. nuclear power plant suffered a partial meltdown, support for nuclear power waned.

July 6, 2010

Photographers show there’s much to love about Camas

What do you love about Camas? That was the question posed by the staff at the Camas Public Library, who challenged local amateur photographers to hit the streets, cameras in hand, and document the interesting, unique, strange and beautiful things that make Camas stand out from the rest. The results of this challenge are now on display at the Second Story Gallery at the library, in a show that features more than 25 entries from 13 amateur photographers as young as 9 years old.

June 29, 2010

Senior citizens are active

When you really take a close look, senior citizens are truly the backbone of our society. Many have contributed immensely throughout their lifetimes. Whether through a career, raising a family, or community outreach, in their possession are the life experiences, knowledge and wisdom that most of us are working toward gaining -- mostly through trial and error -- whether we want to admit it or not.