Camas — Sixty students were taught the foundations of leadership during a Southwest Washington Red Cross Youth Council conference March 9-10. The middle and high schoolers from across Clark County took part in the Leadership Development Conference at Camas High School, where they practiced team-building exercises and attended seminars on topics including goal planning and conflict management. Additionally, 25 students were trained in CPR and AED and 17 were certified to perform first aid. This was the sixth year of the annual conference.
WASHOUGAL -- Conjugating verbs is one of those dreaded routines one's forced to do in any foreign language class. But memorizing kanji -- Japanese script, with its complicated iconography -- takes the level of difficulty to head-scratching heights.
Former Washougal cop accused of punching mentally ill man in car
A former Washougal police officer was tried Thursday in Clark County District Court on an accusation he repeatedly punched a mentally ill man restrained in the back of his patrol car in July.
Columbia river gorge — The White Salmon Valley School District will host an information night to assess interest in Clark College classes in White Salmon. The 7 p.m. March 18 meeting will be in the library at Columbia High School, 1455 N.W. Bruin Country Road, White Salmon.
Camas — East County Fire & Rescue is hosting Community Emergency Response Team classes at its station in April. There's still room left in the semi-annual 20-hour course that teaches basic disaster preparedness.
Battle Ground, Camas — Legislators from the 18th District have announced March 16 town hall meetings in Battle Ground and Camas.
County teens share regional title, prepare for nationals
High school robot builders from Camas, Washougal and Hockinson who make up the Team Mean Machine won a trip to nationals Saturday when their three-team alliance won the regional championship in Portland.
Former Skamania County official failed to fulfill probation terms
A former Skamania County auditor, who pleaded guilty to shredding public documents, may face jail time for failing to complete the community service hours required under his probation.
Land zoned for commercial development lies between business clusters
CAMAS — With earth movers growling at the far end of a field, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins pointed to the heavy machinery and said their work represents progress for his city.
Despite having little say in how the Columbia River Crossing takes shape, three of Clark County's small cities are looking to their residents for guidance on the project.
Impact on Camas facility that employs nearly 100 unclear
Logitech International, parent company of Camas-based Logitech Music Business Group, plans to eliminate 5 percent of its workforce as part of an ongoing attempt to recover from faltering sales.
Washougal has scheduled a town hall meeting on transportation projects from 9 to 11 a.m. March 9 at City Hall, 1701 C St.
Facility will fill need for meeting space, leave some desires unmet
CAMAS — Camas Mayor Scott Higgins keeps an architectural drawing of the Lacamas Lake Lodge framed in his office. In part, it serves as a reminder that the long-awaited city project is finally moving forward.
Washougal — Gause Elementary preschoolers no longer have to share a playground with older children thanks to a district project that benefited from a donation of bark chips by Washougal’s Metro Landscaping. Washougal School District grounds workers Rod Heller and Jack Walker also lent a hand in creating the new outdoor recreation area for the young kids, which is fenced off and includes small play structures donated by parents. A bed of bark chips next to the preschool classroom area covers what had been grass and dirt, which wasn’t entirely suitable for play because it would sometimes become a muddy mess when the weather got wet. Because much of preschool is about socializing and play, teachers are referring to the outdoor area as an “extended classroom.” District Early Learning Technician Lisa Young said the district had initially budgeted about $4,000 for the project. But thanks to the nearly $1,000 saved after Metro Landscaping’s contribution and other cost savings, the total ended up being about $2,000. “It was a wonderful surprise,” Young said about the company’s gift.
Panel urges cities to make arrangement permanent
CAMAS — A committee of Camas and Washougal leaders Tuesday night recommended forging ahead with a long-term partnership between the cities’ fire departments.