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Camas to require business licenses beginning Jan. 1

December 16, 2019, 6:00am Business

Camas will require business licenses beginning Jan. 1, and an online registration portal is now active. Read story

Connar Williams, 11, from left, Santa Claus, played by Brian Trembley, and Gage Williams 6, pose for a photo in Trembley's Santa Chalet in Woodland.

Woodland family provides personalized Santa experience in festive chalet

Connar Williams, 11, from left, Santa Claus, played by Brian Trembley, and Gage Williams 6, pose for a photo in Trembley's Santa Chalet in Woodland.

December 16, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WOODLAND — For their first photo with Santa as a couple back in 2011, Crystal and Jordan Thurmond wanted to do something funny with the mall Santa at the Lloyd Center in Portland. They ended up with a picture of Santa holding Crystal in a headlock, while Jordan punched Santa… Read story

Pete Capell to retire as Camas city administrator

December 13, 2019, 7:43pm Clark County News

Camas Administrator Pete Capell announced his retirement on Friday, effective Jan. 1. Read story

Camas police Officer Carlos Gonzalez, seated, reacts to his new mustache with other members of the Camas police force during a beard shaving fundraiser at Camas Barbershop on Wednesday. Cops in the department grew out their beards during No Shave November, and teamed with the barbershop to raise money on Wednesday for www.zerocancer.org, a nonprofit looking to end prostate cancer.

Camas police officers’ beards shaved for cancer charity

Camas police Officer Carlos Gonzalez, seated, reacts to his new mustache with other members of the Camas police force during a beard shaving fundraiser at Camas Barbershop on Wednesday. Cops in the department grew out their beards during No Shave November, and teamed with the barbershop to raise money on Wednesday for www.zerocancer.org, a nonprofit looking to end prostate cancer.

December 11, 2019, 8:03pm Clark County News

CAMAS — When Chuck Nadgwick woke up Wednesday, he noticed his family’s Elf on a Shelf had some new accoutrements: a razor and shaving cream. Read story

Fire Chief Nick Swinhart describes the Camas-Washougal Fire Department coverage area at his office at Station 42 in Camas. A consulting group recently finished a report saying the department isn't laid out well enough to provide adequate coverage, and suggested relocating two stations and building another.

Report: Camas-Washougal Fire needs new stations, locations for faster response

Fire Chief Nick Swinhart describes the Camas-Washougal Fire Department coverage area at his office at Station 42 in Camas. A consulting group recently finished a report saying the department isn't laid out well enough to provide adequate coverage, and suggested relocating two stations and building another.

December 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — The Camas-Washougal Fire Department might look quite different in the upcoming decade. Read story

Burn ban for Clark County extended until noon Tuesday

December 6, 2019, 7:13pm Clark County News

The Southwest Clean Air Agency is extending Clark County’s burn ban until noon Tuesday. Read story

Vandals damage Prairie Field facilities in Brush Prairie

December 4, 2019, 7:37pm Clark County News

Prairie Field celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, but the big year is ending on a sour note. Read story

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Santa and Princess Pearle (left, being held), 2, wave to a crowd of more than 5,000 people who came out to see the tree lighting Friday night in Esther Short Park. McEnerny-Ogle asked Pearle to help her officially light the tree this year.

Santa, mayor and Princess Pearle light up holiday season in Vancouver

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Santa and Princess Pearle (left, being held), 2, wave to a crowd of more than 5,000 people who came out to see the tree lighting Friday night in Esther Short Park. McEnerny-Ogle asked Pearle to help her officially light the tree this year.

November 29, 2019, 8:58pm Clark County News

When Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle was looking for help lighting the Christmas tree in Esther Short Park, she knew just who to call: Vancouver’s very own princess. Read story

Westley Mejias greets his kids Diana, 4, Sarah, 6, and Manuel, 2, as he coaches at the Lacamas Athletic Club. The kids all take swimming lessons at the club, and Westley?s wife, Juana Santana, is on the masters swimming team. Mejias and his family moved to Camas after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, where he coached swimming for a national team and the University of Puerto Rico.

In wake of Hurricane Maria, coach’s new life in Camas going swimmingly

Westley Mejias greets his kids Diana, 4, Sarah, 6, and Manuel, 2, as he coaches at the Lacamas Athletic Club. The kids all take swimming lessons at the club, and Westley?s wife, Juana Santana, is on the masters swimming team. Mejias and his family moved to Camas after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, where he coached swimming for a national team and the University of Puerto Rico.

November 29, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — Westley Mejias took to swim coaching because he enjoyed helping others and having an impact on their lives. Read story

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Woodland tax measure passes by one vote as Nov. 5 election certified

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November 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s a cliche to say every vote counts, but it was hard not to believe Woodland Mayor Will Finn when he trotted out the phrase Tuesday afternoon. Read story