Editorial

Silver Star Reporter is in the news

May 1, 2012
Silver Star Reporter is in the news

I was privileged recently to be interviewed by a long-time reporter, Dean Baker, who currently writes for the Oregonian.   He was interested to find out about Silver Star Reporter and its editor. You can see the story by clicking HERE. Dean used to be a reporter for the Columbian some years back, during...
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Riverside Bowling Alley practice burn offers invaluable training for three agencies

April 30, 2012
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Riverside Bowling Alley practice burn offers invaluable training for three agencies

                        The Riverside Bowling alley, located at 3010 NE 3rd Ave. in Camas,  went up in flames on Saturday, March 24, as hundreds of people looked on. Three fire districts, East County Fire & Rescue, Camas, and Washougal,  took part in the all-day...
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Arts and Culture Summit a big hit with attendees

March 27, 2012
Arts and Culture Summit a big hit with attendees

                        This was an event that deserves the statement “You just hadda be there!”  The March 3  event, sponsored by the Clark County Arts Commission and the Arts of Clark County, as well as support from the City of Vancouver and Clark County...
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It’s Spring….Winter…no, Spring…no, Winter….Arrrrrgggggghhhh!

March 24, 2012
It’s Spring….Winter…no, Spring…no, Winter….Arrrrrgggggghhhh!

                                    It really is supposed to be spring, contrary to the recent wet snow.  The daffodils don’t seem to quite know what to do…..which is just about what we all are feeling right now.   It must...
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UPDATE: Thanks to all 1005 Readers of Silver Star Reporter!

February 16, 2012
UPDATE: Thanks to all 1005 Readers of Silver Star Reporter!

            UPDATE: One Thousand and Five (1005) people are now reading Silver Star Reporter.  That is the official count as of today, March 23, according to Google Analytics. Silver Star Reporter began in September of 2011, and during the first month there were 128 new readers.  Each month, more readers...
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Message from our Mayors: to make change happen,do something different

February 14, 2012
Message from our Mayors: to make change happen,do something different

Camas Mayor Scott Higgins and Washougal Mayor Sean Guard called a very different kind of meeting last Thursday.  This one was just for the local media. Since I’m new at this reporting business, I had no idea that this had never been done before.  These two cities have never actually asked the media to...
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Having the last word in the war of holiday light displays

January 21, 2012
Having the last word in the war of holiday light displays

Yes, the holidays are over, and all the lights are long down by now.  But this image was something that stuck with me, and made me smile.  What neighbor hasn’t longed to be able to have the last word in the war of house decoration lighting displays. This says it all.  
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Last Sign Standing…..IT’S FINALLY GONE!

January 2, 2012
Last Sign Standing…..IT’S FINALLY GONE!

                    UPDATE:  THE SIGN IS NOW GONE!  As of  January 17th, 56 days past the date which political signs are to be removed, Caryn Plinki’s sign disappeared from the SE Evergreen and SE Gibson Road location.   Thank you to who ever you are that...
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Hal Zimmerman; the Great Networker

November 16, 2011
Hal Zimmerman; the Great Networker

In August I attended the memorial service for Hal Zimmerman, long-time Camas citizen, owner of the Camas-Washougal Post Record for 23 years, state legislator for 22, as well as advocate for his city’s quality of life, which eventually earned him the title of “Citizen of the Century”. Zimmerman worked as news editor of the Sedro...
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Tension Mounts During Last Week Before Election Day

November 3, 2011
Tension Mounts During Last Week Before Election Day

Does it feel like everyone is holding their breath?  And no one dares to exhale until next Tuesday evening?  There are many people who have fingers and toes crossed, in hopes that this November 8th election goes in the direction they desire. This has been an election to remember.  Never has Washougal had so...
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