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Stories by Heather Acheson

Columbian staff writer

Caring for the Camas Cemetery

February 3, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

Three months after the Camas Cemetery was vandalized, the final step in the effort to make a wrong, right again was put into place. Read story

Citizens can still have a voice in how marijuana businesses will impact community

January 20, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

At the close of the marijuana license application submission period on Dec. 20, paperwork for more than 60 retail, producing and processing licenses had been submitted from Camas-Washougal area based businesses to the Washington State Liquor Control Board. The backgrounds of the applicants seem to vary as much as the… Read story

Lloyd Halverson would serve as the legislative lobbyist for Camas

January 20, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

Retired Camas City Administrator Lloyd Halverson could soon be returning to work for his former employer. During tonight's City Council meeting, a contract with Halverson is on the agenda for approval. The agreement would have him performing governmental affairs consultation work, including developing lobbying strategies for the Washington State Legislature… Read story

Downtown Camas success story

January 13, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

When it comes to downtown revitalization, there is a common thread among the documented success stories: Make the experience unique for shoppers, diners, strollers, movie-goers, and other visitors and they'll continue to come back for more -- and they'll bring their friends and family. With this idea in mind, during… Read story

Work on the project that will lead to the replacement of the 105-year-old railroad bridge over the Washougal River is currently in the permitting phase. Bidding will open this spring, followed by the onset of construction this summer.

BNSF prepares to replace Washougal River railroad bridge

Work on the project that will lead to the replacement of the 105-year-old railroad bridge over the Washougal River is currently in the permitting phase. Bidding will open this spring, followed by the onset of construction this summer.

January 13, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

A Camas railroad bridge that is part of a line that is more than 100 years old will soon be replaced. Originally built in 1908, the 550 foot long BNSF Railway railroad bridge that runs above the Washougal River and parallels Southeast Sixth Avenue is on tap for replacement, said… Read story

Thirteen youth received awards for essays they wrote as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 6 annual essay contest. A ceremony was held on Sunday afternoon at the Camas Community Center.

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders

Thirteen youth received awards for essays they wrote as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 6 annual essay contest. A ceremony was held on Sunday afternoon at the Camas Community Center.

January 6, 2014, 4:00pm Clark County News

"The future depends on what you do today."These words once spoken by Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi were the inspiration for the winning Voice of Democracy essay written by Camas High School student Amanda Felipe. Felipe and 14 other winners of the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars District 6… Read story

A day to remember

January 6, 2014, 4:00pm Editorials

Elementary schools are special places in the hearts and minds of youngsters who fill their classrooms. It's often a child's first experience with having teachers, classrooms, classmates and homework. They learn how to be good friends and responsible students, and they also receive that initial critical base education that serves… Read story

Firefighters from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department and East County Fire &amp; Rescue worked to extinguish a house fire at 203 N.W. 22nd Ave. A significant portion of the home was damaged by smoke and fire.

Fire damages Camas home

Firefighters from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department and East County Fire &amp; Rescue worked to extinguish a house fire at 203 N.W. 22nd Ave. A significant portion of the home was damaged by smoke and fire.

December 30, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

A Camas family's home was heavily damaged by fire Dec. 26. The blaze at 203 N.W. 22nd Ave. was called in at approximately 1:10 p.m., after one of its residents returned home and discovered a couch on fire in the family room. Upon arrival, crews from the Camas-Washougal Fire Department… Read story

Fire department consolidation is official

December 16, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

Action by the Camas and Washougal city councils has made permanent a formerly temporary contract that has been more than two years in the making. Last night, the Camas City Council unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with Washougal that officially establishes the consolidated Camas-Washougal Fire Department. The Washougal City Council… Read story

Committee delays decision on C-Tran Board composition

December 16, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

A decision about whether to change the makeup of the C-Tran Board of Directors will be delayed until a separate decision is made on a corresponding legal issue. On Thursday, after some debate, the 10-member C-Tran Board Composition Review Committee opted to approve a motion to postpone making any changes… Read story