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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emergency Responders do their job during December 7th Tragedy in Washougal

January 1, 2012
Emergency Responders do their job during December 7th Tragedy in Washougal

On December 7th at approximately 8:45am, a call went out to local fire fighters that a home on ‘F’ Place in Washougal was on fire.  The scenario quickly turned dangerous, as fire fighters and police learned that a man, who was living in the home with his wife and sister-in-law, had shot at a...
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Kahnaway: Gem of the Gorge

December 4, 2011
Kahnaway: Gem of the Gorge

This fall, Nell Warren and Greg Misarti welcomed me inside their beautiful home perched on their property off of Southeast Gibson Road. Sitting on their soft sofa, sipping herbal tea, and caressing their orange tabby, they talked in detail about themselves and their life project “Kahnaway” Art and Ecology Center, just outside of the city limits of Washougal,...
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PROFILE: Chief Scott Koehler of East County Fire & Rescue

November 10, 2011
PROFILE: Chief Scott Koehler of East County Fire & Rescue

Chief Scott Koehler started out with dreams of becoming a police officer.  “I wanted to be a cop; they had much better TV shows in those days” quips Koehler, age 52. Born in Minnesota, Koehler and his parents came west when he was a child.  His parents were seeking employment during a time when...
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