Local Life

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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Citizens’ Academy hosted by East County Fire & Rescue March 17

February 11, 2012
Citizens’ Academy hosted by East County Fire & Rescue March 17

Have you ever wondered just what it’s like to handle a fire hose?  Would you like to try your hand at putting out a live fire? Are you curious about how to extricate a person from an automobile?  You now can have the opportunity to do all this and more. East County Fire &...
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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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Lloyd Halverson, Camas City Administrator, proposes retirement “transition” to end March 2013

January 27, 2012
Lloyd Halverson, Camas City Administrator, proposes retirement “transition” to end March 2013

                          After almost twenty-three years of service with the City of Camas, City Administrator Lloyd Halverson announced today that he will begin the transition towards his March of 2013 retirement. During the City of Camas Planning Conference held at the Camas Community Center,...
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Clark County calls for caring response to undernourished horses

January 26, 2012
Clark County calls for caring response to undernourished horses

In a current Clark County press release, Clark County Animal Control officers  are asking for community support in locating people and resources to care for horses this time of year, when natural feed and shelter are greatly reduced. There are tragic examples of horses being neglected and/or killed.  Most recently, Clark County Animal Control...
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BUSINESS PROFILE: Tony Rhodig and “Access At Home” improves quality of aging in the home

January 17, 2012
BUSINESS PROFILE: Tony Rhodig and “Access At Home” improves quality of aging in the home

Clark County is anticipating rapid growth in our aging residents.  By 2025, one in four residents will be sixty or better and people older than eighty-five will increase by fifty percent. One local business owner is aware of the growth of the aging “boomer” population and is addressing a growing need; the desire to...
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Washington State Volunteer Fire Fighters Recognition Week January 9th-15th

January 10, 2012
Washington State Volunteer Fire Fighters Recognition Week January 9th-15th

January 9th through 15th is Volunteer Fire Fighter Recognition Week in Washington State. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics, there were 1,103,300 firefighters in the United States in 2010. Of these, 335,150 (30%) were career and 768,150 (70%) were volunteer. Since most of the Fire Fighters in Washington State are Volunteers, the...
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City of Washougal swears in Four Women to City Council

January 8, 2012
City of Washougal swears in Four Women to City Council

Newly elected councilwomen Connie Jo Freeman, Joyce Lindsay, and Caryn Plinski joined re-elected councilwoman Jennifer McDaniel in taking the oath of office during the Monday evening January 3rd city council meeting. All four women stood in front of approximately 40 family, friends, and citizens as a local judge administered the oath.      ...
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East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

January 8, 2012
East County Fire & Rescue paid Fire Fighters pursue joining union with Camas and Washougal.

Eight paid fire fighters at East County Fire & Rescue may soon become part of Local 2444 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which currently is the union for both the Camas and Washougal fire fighters.  Washougal and Camas fire districts are working together under a temporary consolidation which was formed in...
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