By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
December 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Los Dos Compadres in Washougal is among a number of related family-owned-and-operated Mexican restaurants in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Diners may recognize other associated restaurants such as El Tapatio, Casa Tapatia and El Rancho Viejo.
All K-12 public schools in Clark County release for winter break after classes on Dec. 19. That includes students in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal and Woodland school districts.
Camas — When 24-year-old Al Gensitskiy proposed to his 21-year-old girlfriend, Katie Verkovod, on Thanksgiving at the top of Munra Point in the Columbia River Gorge, he thought it would be a great story to one day tell their children. But what the Camas resident didn't know was that intimate moment would capture the attention of thousands thanks to an amateur photographer who was at the right place at the right time.
In a humbling moment Tuesday night, Washougal Mayor Sean Guard turned to three representatives of BNSF Railway and admitted the city has little power to halt the rise of trains carrying volatile crude oil through Washougal.
Rich Irvine is the kind of man who would stop to help after seeing a crash, his friends and family said. The 63-year-old from Camas did just that early Sunday morning and ended up critically injured in the intensive care unit of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.