Celebration of life planned for longtime downtown Camas business owner, ‘Painless Ric’

The family of Ric Mason – better known to many locals as “Painless Ric,” the owner of Painless Ric’s Tattoo Parlor – will host a celebration of life for the longtime downtown Camas business owner from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Black Pearl on the Columbia, 56 S. First St., Washougal.

Port permits peeve users

Unhappy with the Port of Camas-Washougal’s recent decision to eliminate annual launch ramp permits, a group of outspoken Parker’s Landing Marina users said this week they are optimistic they can change the Port commissioners’ minds.

Upping al fresco: Lakeside Camas restaurant could take outdoor dining to new level

Chuck and Janessa Stoltz, the owners of Camas’ unique, Lacamas Lake-adjacent Acorn & the Oak restaurant, had already weathered more than their fair share of hurdles when the city’s planning manager emailed another piece of bad news earlier this month: the city could not approve the couple’s plans to build a permanent cover over their back patio.

Public meetings for the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2022

East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners: The Board will hold a remote meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. Members of the public may attend this meeting by calling in to 253-215-8782. The meeting ID is 833 9047 and the passcode is 655277. For more information, or to view the meeting agenda, visit

Camas mill cleanup ‘will take time’

Camas-area residents eager to see environmental cleanup work being done at the Georgia-Pacific (GP) paper mill site will likely need to settle for “later rather than sooner.”

Two Rivers Heritage Museum offering group tours

Though the Two Rivers Heritage Museum in Washougal is closed to the public for the winter season, visitors hoping to learn more about Washougal and local history can still book group tours of the local museum, located at 1 Durgan St., Washougal.

Camas-Washougal hoops teams don’t let COVID keep them down

Three local high school basketball teams have not allowed COVID-19 — which has temporarily sidelined the majority of their players and coaches over the past few weeks — to impede their success during the 2021-22 season.

Humane society raises $7,000 for ‘Betty White Challenge’

Washougal looking to fill salary commission vacancies

Downtown Camas will celebrate chocolate, romance during February First Friday event