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Weaving in Washougal: Celebrating 100 Years of Pendleton Woolen Mills

July 28, 2012
Weaving in Washougal: Celebrating 100 Years of Pendleton Woolen Mills

This year, Pendleton Woolen Mills celebrates 100 years of business in Washougal. In honor of this historic occasion Pendleton, the Two River’s Heritage Museum and the City of Washougal are planning a celebration. The festivities kick-off on Friday August 3 at 10 AM at the Pendleton Mill.  Presentations and remarks honoring Pendleton’s 100th Anniversary...
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BUSINESS PROFILE: Susie Graves of ‘What’s up Washougal’ blog radio

July 25, 2012
BUSINESS PROFILE: Susie Graves of ‘What’s up Washougal’ blog radio

Susie Graves recently granted an interview about herself and her new business “What’s Up Washougal“, an online blog radio show that features the community of Washougal. Susie Graves, a Camas native, graduated from Camas High School in 1974.  At age 56, Graves seems full of ideas and energy, and demonstrates a witty humor. In...
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ECFR Hosts Open House on Sunday July 29th from 10am to 3pm

July 20, 2012
ECFR Hosts Open House on Sunday July 29th from 10am to 3pm

East County Fire & Rescue Station 91 will be holding an Open House on Sunday July 29th from 10am to 3pm. Station 91 is located at 600 NE 267th Ave. in Camas. Highlights of the event will include a visit from the Life Flight helicopter at approximately 12pm, station tours, children’s bouncy house, “jaws...
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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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Public Art for Washougal created by Women Who Weld to be unveiled June 19

June 15, 2012
Public Art for Washougal created by Women Who Weld to be unveiled June 19

  Women Who Weld visited Steamboat Landing Park, and noted that  atop the dock pilings seemed a perfect place for four individual pieces of art; one by each Vancouver member, that together would form a cohesive whole. The theme of the 4 elements seemed to be a fit, because of the exposure the park...
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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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