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Citizens’ Academy hosted by East County Fire & Rescue March 17

February 11, 2012
Citizens’ Academy hosted by East County Fire & Rescue March 17

Have you ever wondered just what it’s like to handle a fire hose?  Would you like to try your hand at putting out a live fire? Are you curious about how to extricate a person from an automobile?  You now can have the opportunity to do all this and more. East County Fire &...
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Marc Boldt to speak at State of the County 2012 event February 2

January 31, 2012
Marc Boldt to speak at State of the County 2012 event February 2

Nonprofits to gather food, other donations to support community sharing By Martha Martin Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt will be the featured speaker for the “State of the County 2012” on Thursday February 2nd. The event will be open to the public at no charge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Washburn Performing Arts...
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UPDATE: Fire Destroys Rural Camas Home as Fire Fighters Battle Flames Under Dangerous Conditions

January 22, 2012
UPDATE: Fire Destroys Rural Camas Home as Fire Fighters Battle Flames Under Dangerous Conditions

(This story has been updated with new information) A home in a rural area of north Camas was destroyed by fire Saturday evening.  The house, located at 3602 NE 222nd Avenue,  was occupied at the time a call was made to East County Fire & Rescue. According to information released by Chief Scott Koehler, East...
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Local Flooding Threatens homes along Campen Creek in Washougal

January 20, 2012
Local Flooding Threatens homes along Campen Creek in Washougal

Things were getting dicey at the residence of Ryan Davis and Abby Stark in Washougal. Their home at 1001 40th Street would have been under water from Campen Creek if it had not been for the quick response of East County Fire & Rescue  volunteer firefighters and Washougal Fire.  The volunteers and crew placed...
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Washington State Volunteer Fire Fighters Recognition Week January 9th-15th

January 10, 2012
Washington State Volunteer Fire Fighters Recognition Week January 9th-15th

January 9th through 15th is Volunteer Fire Fighter Recognition Week in Washington State. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics, there were 1,103,300 firefighters in the United States in 2010. Of these, 335,150 (30%) were career and 768,150 (70%) were volunteer. Since most of the Fire Fighters in Washington State are Volunteers, the...
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Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Crab Feed Dinner January 21st at 3pm

January 8, 2012
Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Crab Feed Dinner January 21st at 3pm

You are cordially invited to join The Harold W. Busch Walkers at their 8th Annual ALZHEIMER’S FUNDRAISER CRAB FEED DINNER  (Fresh Dungeness crab, salad, bread & dessert)  The event is Saturday, January 21, 2012, 3pm to 8pm, at the Big Foot Inn, 105 Pendleton Way, in Washougal.  Dinner is $20 per person, and $12.00 for a 2nd crab with a dinner purchase....
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East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

January 8, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

Eight paid fire fighters at East County Fire & Rescue may soon become part of Local 2444 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which currently is the union for both the Camas and Washougal fire fighters.  Washougal and Camas fire districts are working together under a temporary consolidation which was formed in...
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Washougal Business “Mary Jane’s House of Glass” Searched by Police, One Employee Arrested

December 18, 2011
Washougal Business “Mary Jane’s House of Glass” Searched by Police, One Employee Arrested

                              Just shortly after noon on Friday, a citizen, unable to rouse anyone  in a local Washougal business, flagged down a Washougal Police vehicle driving past on ‘E’ Street. The business, “Mary Jane’s House of Glass – Precious Paws Dog and Cat...
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UPDATE: The Vancouver Police Department have been advised that Courtney Shriner-Forbs has been located.

December 16, 2011
UPDATE: The Vancouver Police Department have been advised that Courtney Shriner-Forbs has been located.

UPDATE: Vancouver Police department released a bulletin stating that they have been advised that Courtney Shriner-Forbs, who has autism, has been located.   This release dated Friday December 16th at 3:28pm. Original Release: BREAKING NEWS:  The Vancouver Police Department is seeking assistance in locating two Autistic adults who are currently missing. Anyone who knows...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Sean Guard releases statement regarding Cowlitz Court Case

December 16, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Sean Guard releases statement regarding Cowlitz Court Case

PRESS RELEASE: Statement provided by Mayor Sean Guard December 15, 2011. “While it is not like me to plead guilty to something I know I did not do, today I entered a Newton/Alford plea to a misdemeanor charge in Cowlitz County District Court. A Newton plea is pleading guilty without agreeing to the facts...
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