East County Politics

Clark County Fire Agencies practice Disaster Dispatching Operations at Five Area Command Centers

May 30, 2012
Clark County Fire Agencies practice Disaster Dispatching Operations at Five Area Command Centers

Fire Agencies, throughout Clark County, recently practiced Disaster Dispatching Operations—taking over dispatching of some fire and medical units, when the Clark County 9-1-1 Center (CRESA) simulated being overwhelmed by too many calls for assistance. The scenario involved a significant snow storm that knocked-down trees and power lines, reduced visibility, and made travel extremely difficult...
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Washougal Mayor leads volunteer cleanup for local citizens

May 12, 2012
Washougal Mayor leads volunteer cleanup for local citizens

  Twenty two citizens volunteered on Saturday, May 5, to assist Mayor Sean Guard and his wife Ann in a city-wide clean-up of junk and home debris for local citizens who do not have transportation or may be disabled. The volunteers met at the Washougal Public Works Operating Center at 9am, where Guard handed...
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Candidate filing period begins Monday May 14

May 11, 2012
Candidate filing period begins Monday May 14

The in-person period to file a Declaration of Candidacy for elective public office will begin on Monday, May 14 and end on Friday, May 18, 2012. Elective positions subject to this new candidate filing period in 2012 include a U.S. Senator and Representative, statewide administrative offices including Governor, State Supreme Court, state legislative positions,...
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Camas-Washougal Port hosts local Art Display and schedules Earth Day beach clean-up

April 10, 2012
Camas-Washougal Port hosts local Art Display and schedules Earth Day beach clean-up

Art Display for local student and adult artists The Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a rotating Art Display in the lobby of the port office. The artwork will be selected from submissions from local artists, including students, with preference given to residents of the Camas-Washougal area. Original landscape paintings, wildlife photography from the nearby...
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Chief Nick Swinhart sworn in as interim Fire Chief for Camas and Washougal

April 3, 2012
Chief Nick Swinhart sworn in as interim Fire Chief for Camas and Washougal

                            At Monday evening’s April 2 City of Washougal council meeting, the council voted to appoint current Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart as the interim Fire Chief for both Camas and Washougal.  This appointment is for the remaining 21 months of...
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East County Fire & Rescue Fire Commissioner Opening

April 2, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue Fire Commissioner Opening

PRESS RELEASE: East County Fire & Rescue has an opening for a Fire Commissioner. Persons wishing to fill this position must live within the boundaries of the Fire District.  The vacancy will be filled by the Board of Fire Commissioners—until the November 2013 General Election—at which time the seat will be up for election...
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Increased Coal Train traffic spurs resolution by Washougal City Council

March 18, 2012
Increased Coal Train traffic spurs resolution by Washougal City Council

                       Martha Martin/Silver Star Reporter Monday evening’s Washougal Council workshop brought over a dozen citizens to the podium in support of a city resolution requesting that Washougal have a voice in the BNSF railroad coal train expansion.  The possibility of an increase in mile-long...
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Camas and Washougal Mayors invite local reporters to meet at Washougal City Hall

February 14, 2012
Camas and Washougal Mayors invite local reporters to meet at Washougal City Hall

                                  Mayors Sean Guard of Washougal and Scott Higgins of Camas called a “Media Meeting” on Thursday, February 9 to address what they expressed as misconceptions surrounding the joint efforts between the two communities.  Attending were reporters from...
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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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PROFILE: Joyce Lindsay, new Washougal council member

January 31, 2012
PROFILE: Joyce Lindsay, new Washougal council member

  Joyce Lindsay was elected as a City of Washougal Council Member starting in January of 2012.   In this Q&A format, she talks about her history, interests, and her experience, so far, as a new city council member. Tell me a bit about yourself. I was raised and went to school in Denver Colorado. I graduated...
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