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UPDATE: Washougal jets forward with new businesses and buildings

April 8, 2012
UPDATE: Washougal jets forward with new businesses and buildings

The City of Washougal’s business community is growing by leaps and bounds.  Along with the ten businesses in Washougal Town Square, several more new businesses are locating in the down town area very soon. Washougal Town Square is anything but empty Despite the consistent rumors that the LEED certified Washougal Town Square retail and commercial...
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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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Citizen’s Basic Fire Academy attendees gain hands-on experience from ECFR and Camas Fire Fighters

March 29, 2012
Citizen’s Basic Fire Academy attendees gain hands-on experience from ECFR and Camas Fire Fighters

                                  Seven local citizens participated in the East County Fire & Rescue (ECFR) Citizen’s Basic Fire Academy, held Saturday March 17, at the Fern Prairie Fire Station, located north of Camas. The eight hour Academy gave participants  a...
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Washougal Businesses near SR-14 construction struggle with decreased visibility

March 24, 2012
Washougal Businesses near SR-14 construction struggle with decreased visibility

Martha Martin/Silver Star Reporter Several business owners near the Camas-Washougal SR-14 widening project met Wednesday evening at Quiznos at 231 C Street, which is owned by Mitch Hammontree.  They gathered to discuss concerns with a down turn in their business sales. Washougal Mayor Sean Guard and council member Paul Greenlee,  Camas council member Linda...
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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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East County Fire & Rescue personnel participate in vital Stabilization Equipment training

March 15, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue personnel participate in vital Stabilization Equipment training

East County Fire & Rescue (ECFR) fire fighters participated this week in 8 hours of training which involved the use of new Rescue 42 Struts, as well as Hurst hydraulic rescue tools, and pneumatic air bags.  These three tools  are used for stabilization of cars and other objects.  Training also involved a simulated rescue of people trapped...
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History with rare pictures of Old Camas Hotel and Camas Inn presented March 10 at 2pm

March 5, 2012
History with rare pictures of Old Camas Hotel and Camas Inn presented March 10 at 2pm

On Saturday, March 10 at 2 pm, Historical Society President Curtis Hughey, and oral historian Virginia Warren will present the local historical perspective of down town Camas during the late 1800’s through early 1900’s. Both will share rare photographs depicting the early Old Camas Hotel, as well as the Camas Inn. The presentation will...
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Mayor Leavitt to open First Clark County Arts & Culture Summit March 3

February 27, 2012
Mayor Leavitt to open First Clark County Arts & Culture Summit March 3

The first Clark County Arts and Culture Summit, sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission and Arts of Clark County, will be held Saturday March 3, 2012. The location is the Artillery Barracks, the newest addition to Fort Vancouver, located at 600 East Hatheway Road in Vancouver Washington. The event begins at 8am, with...
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PROFILE: Teresa Robbins, President of the Cape Horn Conservancy

February 27, 2012
PROFILE: Teresa Robbins, President of the Cape Horn Conservancy

In her cozy log home next to the Washougal River, Teresa Robbins, President of the Cape Horn Conservancy  board of directors sipped tea as she talked about her background, the Cape Horn Conservancy, the Trail, and the Trail’s connection to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Robbins’ trail to The Trail Teresa Robbins first visited...
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