A hiccup in paving work on state Highway 14 led crews to reduce the speed limit on the roadway near Camas, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
All lanes on state Highway 14 have reopened after a multiple-vehicle crash blocked westbound traffic at the Camas Slough Bridge.
The Parks Foundation of Clark County has given Washougal a grant worth nearly $24,000 to pay for new equipment at Hartwood Park.
The Camas woman injured in a single-vehicle crash near Eugene on Tuesday remains in serious condition at a Springfield, Ore. hospital.
Camas — Skyridge Middle School sixth-grader and violist Sophia Hansen has won a James Eoff Award from the Portland Youth Philharmonic and its conductor, Carol Sindell. The award is a full orchestra scholarship for one year for a musician who demonstrates "noticeable improvement, outstanding effort and commitment to the orchestra." Sophia also plays for students at the Washington State School for the Blind and has spent three summers busking for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society at the Camas Farmers Market. She is studying with Joel Kennedy of Kennedy Violins in Vancouver and hopes to play with a professional orchestra one day.
Camas — The Camas High School production of Stephen Sondheim's musical fairy-tale mashup "Into the Woods" has been nominated for a whole bunch of awards -- including Outstanding Overall Musical, Outstanding Direction, Lighting Design and Stage Crew as well as numerous individual actor nominations. Lewis and Clark High School's "In the Heights," Liberty High School's "The Wizard of Oz" and Prairie Ground (Battle Ground Public Schools)'s "Singin' in the Rain" are also in the running for multiple awards that will be given out June 11 by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater in its annual statewide student theater competition.
Two officers from the Washougal Police Department will be recognized June 10 for their efforts in resuscitating a clinically dead man.
Former Washougal finance director and licensed tax lawyer Jeffrey Bivens pleaded guilty to federal charges more than 21/2 years ago, but he still hasn't started his prison sentence. And it'll be at least another three months before he does.
Interested in fighting fires, using hydraulic tools to tear apart cars or helping simulated cardiac arrest patients? East County Fire & Rescue's annual Citizen's Fire & EMS Academy could be right up your alley. The academy runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave. East County officers and firefighters will talk about running a fire district, explain how to use emergency equipment, and work students through drills.
Washougal residents who like to make their own rockets' red glare during the Fourth of July may have to tweak their schedules next year.
Fisher-Mill Plain -- Maybe Janna Nichols spends more time underwater than she does up here. According to the Dive News Network, Vancouver resident Nichols is a scuba instructor, Diving Safety Officer for Washington State University Vancouver and a scientific diver for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. As a volunteer, she has conducted more than 700 marine life surveys for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation; she has taught fish-identification classes and webinars ("fishinars"); and her underwater photography has appeared guidebooks, newspapers and websites. Now, Nichols has been named Diver of the Year for 2013 by the Dive News Network. Dive into more about Nichols at http://www.pnwscuba.com.
Several people reported seeing a black bear in both east Vancouver and Camas over the weekend.
Camas will bid farewell at the end of the month to its longest-serving employee.
Residents of new housing ask city to block construction on 42-year landowner's property
When Ryan Erlewine and his wife bought their home five years ago, they believed the newly developed Lacamas Meadows would be an ideal setting for their family. The quiet Camas neighborhood of new homes was a stone's throw from Grass Valley Elementary School and about a mile from Lacamas Lake.
Vancouver man on trial in stabbing death of his girlfriend
After Dennis Wolter was found covered in blood on May 26, 2011, he maintained during a nearly two-hour interrogation at the Camas Police Station that the blood belonged to his injured black Lab dog, Charlie.