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Clark County Public Health confirmed blue-green algae blooms have been spotted in Lacamas and Round lakes. A health advisory was lifted July 2.

Blue-green algae bloom found in Lacamas, Round lakes

Clark County Public Health confirmed blue-green algae blooms have been spotted in Lacamas and Round lakes. A health advisory was lifted July 2.

June 24, 2019, 4:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health issued blue-green algae advisories Monday for Lacamas and Round lakes in Camas. Read story

George Golden of Vancouver won the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his work feeding the hungry and buying school supplies for children.

LINKS founder receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

George Golden of Vancouver won the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his work feeding the hungry and buying school supplies for children.

June 23, 2019, 6:29pm Clark County News

Longtime local resident George Golden has earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his work around Clark County. Read story

Jennifer Scott and her husband, Kevin Scott, load boxes of donated books onto a flatbed truck at their Camas home before moving the books to the Camas School District offices.

Camas book van to make stops at elementary schools through summer

Jennifer Scott and her husband, Kevin Scott, load boxes of donated books onto a flatbed truck at their Camas home before moving the books to the Camas School District offices.

June 17, 2019, 9:09pm Clark County News

Mid-June is typically a time when teachers empty out their classrooms for the summer, but on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon, Jennifer Scott and her husband lugged thousands of books into the Camas School District offices. Read story

State auditor’s office dings city of Ridgefield

June 13, 2019, 7:57pm Clark County News

The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued a finding against the city of Ridgefield in a report released Thursday, noting two areas where the city’s internal controls over accounting and financial preparation were not adequate to ensure accurate and complete financial reporting in 2018. Read story

Fire District 3 firefighters walk through the garage, the same space where the workout area is now located, to the conference room for a fire investigation training at the Station 35 in Battle Ground. The city is discussing annexing into Fire District 3 instead of continuing to contract with the agency, which would potentially give Fire District 3 more say over fire service in the city. Chief Scott Sorenson said the district is looking at two locations for building a new fire station, since the one on Southwest First Avenue is too cramped and in a bad location to serve the city’s growth.

Battle Ground, Fire District 3 explore annexation plan

Fire District 3 firefighters walk through the garage, the same space where the workout area is now located, to the conference room for a fire investigation training at the Station 35 in Battle Ground. The city is discussing annexing into Fire District 3 instead of continuing to contract with the agency, which would potentially give Fire District 3 more say over fire service in the city. Chief Scott Sorenson said the district is looking at two locations for building a new fire station, since the one on Southwest First Avenue is too cramped and in a bad location to serve the city’s growth.

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

After three-plus years of contracting with Fire District 3, Battle Ground officials are looking to solidify the partnership by possibly annexing into the district. Read story

Camas School District Assistant Superintendent Charlene Williams, right, rehearsing her TED talk last month at the Camas Public Library. She and other staffers started a new professional development series this year, and one event was a semester-long discussion group on race.

Camas School District series explores race up close

Camas School District Assistant Superintendent Charlene Williams, right, rehearsing her TED talk last month at the Camas Public Library. She and other staffers started a new professional development series this year, and one event was a semester-long discussion group on race.

June 9, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

When Charlene Williams was growing up in Wilmington, N.C., a teacher told her about how few black women were working in math and science, and asked what Williams was going to do about it. Read story

Gause Elementary School students Olive Krysak, from left, and Hudson Leifsen help Michelle Picinich, environmental outreach specialist for the Green Schools program, sort trash. The school joined the Clark County Green Schools program this year, and saved thousands by cutting down on waste and increasing recycling.

Green Team at Gause reduces waste, saves money

Gause Elementary School students Olive Krysak, from left, and Hudson Leifsen help Michelle Picinich, environmental outreach specialist for the Green Schools program, sort trash. The school joined the Clark County Green Schools program this year, and saved thousands by cutting down on waste and increasing recycling.

June 2, 2019, 4:48pm Clark County News

Gause Elementary School’s Green Team formed earlier this school year to start looking at how to reduce waste through the Clark County Green Schools program, and within a year, the school is saving thousands of dollars. Read story

Haley Dewitz, 18, left, and Kelli Paterson, 17, both of Ridgefield, take a selfie with the Raptors mascot, Rally, who was named in honor of the nearby Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, just one of the many connections team officials have tried to make to Ridgefield.

Ridgefield steps up to plate for Raptors

Haley Dewitz, 18, left, and Kelli Paterson, 17, both of Ridgefield, take a selfie with the Raptors mascot, Rally, who was named in honor of the nearby Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, just one of the many connections team officials have tried to make to Ridgefield.

June 2, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

Darcy and Jim Rourk made a promise about a decade ago, and they’ll finally get to follow through on it this summer. Read story

Graduation 2019: Superheroes in the halls

June 2, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Graduates, assemble! Read story

The East County Warriors circle up for a cheer before their game at George Schmid Memorial Park in Washougal on Tuesday. While the complex sees plenty of action, there is no electricity, running water or lights, but the city received more than $1 million in the state budget to make upgrades at the field. Now, Washougal and East County Little League officials are figuring out how to raise the rest of the funds to build a third field, add lights and get amenities to the complex.

Washougal aims for home run with planned sports complex

The East County Warriors circle up for a cheer before their game at George Schmid Memorial Park in Washougal on Tuesday. While the complex sees plenty of action, there is no electricity, running water or lights, but the city received more than $1 million in the state budget to make upgrades at the field. Now, Washougal and East County Little League officials are figuring out how to raise the rest of the funds to build a third field, add lights and get amenities to the complex.

May 25, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

George Schmid Memorial Park was packed Tuesday night with baseball, softball and T-ball teams and their families. Read story