Washougal — Nearly 150 kids participated in a new running club for elementary students. Volunteer Tracey Stinchfield created the six-week program to foster fitness through fun. It's offered through the Washougal School District's Community Education and Recreation.
Alcohol will be permitted in Kiggins, Liberty auditoriums
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that allows small movie houses, such as the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in Camas, to serve beer and wine in their auditoriums even when children are present.
Board criticized for terminating executive director
WASHOUGAL — The West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is at a crossroad.
Wind gusts contributed to a large hedge fire in Washougal Monday afternoon.
CAMAS — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, has opened a new office and storage facility in Clark County to serve the growing market for rental bridges in Washington, Oregon and other western states. Rental bridges are typically used as temporary detours during bridge repair or replacement to maintain traffic flow and help construction crews stay on schedule.
Stop in Camas was one of only two in state
CAMAS — Shauna Ahearn remembers when her folks introduced her to the Camas Public Library.
A “digital bookmobile” will stop at the Camas Public Library on Thursday to help readers learn about downloading e-books from the library on a variety of digital devices.
The Washougal School District has announced the hiring of a new business manager.
First-quarter revenues up, but officials don't know if trend will last
There will be more money for Clark County's small communities, if their first-quarter projections hold steady.
Washougal -- After her mother died, 10th-grader Allison Aller calmed her "wild grief" through "embroidering intricate counted diagrams after school, learning early on what a balm for the soul stitching is. Then those colored threads danced their way through my jeans as I decorated Hippie Dreams in college; they skipped along borders of baby bumpers, and formed playful designs on quilts for my kids. Clowns, choo-choo trains in bold colors -- all that stitching made me heal and smile." That poetic sentiment has won Aller a grand prize in the DMC Needlework Memories Contest. Hundreds of entries were submitted and Aller was one of two top winners, both of whom will be sent to Paris and to Mulhouse in the French countryside to tour DMC's historic 268-year-old factory. DMC is the oldest needlework thread company in the world.
Camas -- Soroptimist International of Camas/Washougal and Soroptimist International of Americas honored 11 outstanding young women -- for volunteerism, overcoming tough odds and pursuing their dreams -- at an annual awards presentation, held April 16 at Zion Lutheran Church. The Camas/Washougal group recognized Henna Ahsan, Brianna Scott, Chantear Song and Mariesa Smith with Technical-Educational awards; Diana Romanczuk and Lindsay Wourms with Endowment Fund awards (for education in medical and related fields); and Tess Nakaishi with a Fern Carlson award (for study in the field of education). The Americas group recognized Teresa Starr with a Women's Opportunity award, and Emily Hull, Allison Erskine and McKenna Smith with Violet Richardson awards. Soroptimist groups work to make the world a better place for women and girls. Visit http://www.cwsoroptimist.org/ to learn more.
A 20-month-old boy is in serious condition at a Portland hospital after his grandfather backed a riding lawn mower over his left leg Sunday.
Prosecutor needs more time to review evidence
Brian Murray, accused of felony reckless burning in an April 30 fire that destroyed his parents home, won't be charged at this time. Prosecutor says he needs more time to review evidence before reaching a decision. Charges are still possible.
Youngster hospitalized after grandfather backed over his leg
A 2-year-old boy's leg was severely injured after being run over by a lawn mower in Camas just after 3 p.m. Sunday, according to radio traffic monitored by The Columbian.
19-year-old son of homeowners was allegedly burning bank papers
A 19-year-old Army recruit, injured and displaced Monday by a fire at his parents' Camas home, may be charged with felony reckless burn for allegedly starting the fire while trying to destroy bank documents.