Local Life

Cougar Creek Bridge replacement on Northeast Washougal River Road expected to start early July 2012

June 1, 2012
Cougar Creek Bridge replacement on Northeast Washougal River Road expected to start early July 2012

Clark County has hired a contractor to replace the 27-foot-long bridge that crosses Cougar Creek just upstream from its confluence with the Washougal River.  Construction will begin in early July of 2012 The 27-foot-long Cougar Creek Bridge will be replaced by a contractor working for Clark County.   The bridge is located on the...
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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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Second Story Gallery at Camas Library presents Rebecca Trimble

May 22, 2012
Second Story Gallery at Camas Library presents Rebecca Trimble

An artist who has decorated downtown Camas with her murals will be hanging smaller works at Second Story Gallery in the month of June. Rebecca Trimble, a 17-year Camas resident, will unveil her framed landscapes at a reception Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gallery upstairs in the Camas Public...
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Washougal High senior pilots plane for Prom night dinner in Salem

May 15, 2012
Washougal High senior pilots plane for Prom night dinner in Salem

                              Prom night can provide memories, and six Washoual high seniors will have a story to tell about theirs. Eighteen year old Austin Black, a licensed pilot and senior at Washougal High School, flew himself, and his girlfriend, and four...
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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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Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair offers the best in plants and parking

May 8, 2012
Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair offers the best in plants and parking

The Columbia Gorge Women’s Association (CGWA) will once again host the Camas Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Fair on Saturday May 12 from 9am to 4pm.  The location will be the Camas High School, 26900 SE 15th Street, Camas.  This will be the 15th year for this event. According to Sally Spencer, a member of...
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Beauty of nature is being set down on paper by two artists from the Camas-Washougal area

April 28, 2012
Beauty of nature is being set down on paper by two artists from the  Camas-Washougal area

Mary Anne Harkness and Carolyn Gunderson will unveil “The Faces of Nature” at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Second Story Gallery in Camas. Their exhibit will continue through Saturday, May 26, in the gallery upstairs in the Camas Public Library. A Northwest native and 12-year resident of Camas,...
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Gorge Winds Community Grocery; A local grocery cooperative in progress

April 25, 2012
Gorge Winds Community Grocery; A local grocery cooperative in progress

Lori Loranger, along with the support of a volunteer Steering Committee, is currently developing Gorge Winds Community Grocery (GWCG).  This  incorporated  consumer-owned grocery store  will be operated in Skamania County for community benefit. According to Loranger, reliable access to locally produced food is essential to food security, better for our health, and better for...
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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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