East County Politics

Port of Camas-Washougal Named 2012 Port of the Year by WPPA

November 30, 2012
Port of Camas-Washougal Named 2012 Port of the Year by WPPA

The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced it received the 2012 Port of the Year Award from the Washington State Public Port Association (WPPA) at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle. Each year, the WPPA honors one of 76 public port districts across the state, for exceptional success in the port industry. The Port of Camas-Washougal...
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East County Fire & Rescue wins Management Excellence Award

November 13, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue wins Management Excellence Award

East County Fire & Rescue (ECFR) won Second Place in the Washington Fire Commissioners Association’s (WFCA) Management Excellence Awards Program.  ECFR was compared to other Washington Fire Districts with similar budgets.  The award—for FY2011—was announced at the WFCA’s Annual Conference in Yakima on October 26th.  East County Fire Commissioners did not attend this year’s...
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URGENT: Washington State Governor Gregoire to extend emergency proclamation

September 19, 2012
URGENT: Washington State Governor Gregoire to extend emergency proclamation

  In a press release from Olympia, Governor Chris Gregoire tonight will extend an emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency for all counties east of the crest of the Cascades. The proclamation ensures continued air support from Washington’s National Guard to help fight ongoing wildfires, and extends a burn ban through midnight Monday, Sept....
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East County Fire & Rescue 9-11 Ceremony of Rememberance

August 17, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue 9-11 Ceremony of Rememberance

East County Fire & Rescue will host its traditional evening 9-11 Ceremony of Remembrance on Tuesday September 11 at Station 91, 600 NE 267th Ave. Camas, next to Grove Field Airport. The evening will begin with a community Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30pm to 7pm, hosted by the Volunteer Firefighters Association.  Dinner is by donation...
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City of Camas stays with current City Administrator Lloyd Halverson until 2013

July 19, 2012
City of Camas stays with current City Administrator Lloyd Halverson until 2013

The Mayor of Camas, Scott Higgins, has chosen to keep the current City Administrator, Lloyd Halverson, in his current position until Spring of 2013. Camas City officials announced today that after culling through 51 applications for the position of City Administrator, and narrowing the field to two, Erik Jensen and Craig Martin, it was decided...
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August 7, 2012 primary and special election voter registration deadline

July 8, 2012
August 7, 2012 primary and special election voter registration deadline

Time is running short if you want to vote in the upcoming Primary and Special Election. The last day for submitting a mail-in voter registration form or registering online for the August 7, 2012 Primary and Special Election is Monday, July 9, 2012. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by July 9 or...
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PROFILE: Rod Morris, Washougal Fire Fighter and former City Council member

June 29, 2012
PROFILE: Rod Morris, Washougal Fire Fighter and former City Council member

At age 57, Rod Morris has quite an extensive history of Washougal community involvement. Born in White Salmon, Morris grew up in Vancouver, graduating from Evergreen High School, and obtaining an Associates degree in Machine Shop from Clark College. When Morris was 10 years old, his mother Delores married his step-father Leonard Conklin.  The...
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Washougal Mayor aims to place 500 American Flags by July 4

June 8, 2012
Washougal Mayor aims to place 500 American Flags by July 4

Washougal Mayor Sean Guard says he is disheartened by the diminishing number of US flags flown on holidays, and is working to increase the number of flags displayed by residents in time for Independence Day on July 4. Working with Valley Forge Flag Company and Camas-based Glory Days Trophies, Guard is taking orders for...
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Vacated seat on Washougal City Council could be filled by July 2

June 7, 2012
Vacated seat on Washougal City Council could be filled by July 2

–By Martha Martin Washougal City council will soon have a vacant seat to fill.  Council member Jon Russell has announced his resignation as of July 1st, with his last council meeting on June 25th. Russell is moving his family to Virginia, where he has accepted a new position. The seven-member council has voted to...
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Dr. Martha Martin to be on Open Meetings Panel June 20 at the Vancouver Community Library

June 4, 2012
Dr. Martha Martin to be on Open Meetings Panel June 20 at the Vancouver Community Library

Does the public have the right to speak at a school board meeting?  Can the police withhold videos taken by a patrol car’s dashcam?  How does a citizen ask for a DOT record? Answers to these and other perplexing questions will be found at the next Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) event. Martha...
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