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Stories by Heather Acheson

Columbian staff writer

Family Resource Center provides valuable services

December 16, 2013, 4:00pm Editorials

Last night, the Washougal City Council made the right decision to include funding for the East County Family Resource Center in its 2014 budget, as it has done for the past several years. For the second year, the issue of whether the city of Washougal should provide funding to this… Read story

Rene' Carroll, of Washougal, signed copies of her book &quot;Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal&quot; on Friday night at Runyan's Jewelers in downtown Camas. The book, which profiles the individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community, was officially released yesterday by Arcadia Publishing. Carroll will hold three more book signing events before Christmas.

Camas-Washougal history detective

Rene' Carroll, of Washougal, signed copies of her book &quot;Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal&quot; on Friday night at Runyan's Jewelers in downtown Camas. The book, which profiles the individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community, was officially released yesterday by Arcadia Publishing. Carroll will hold three more book signing events before Christmas.

December 9, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

For more than two months, Rene' Johnston Carroll was a history detective. In February, the longtime Washougal resident signed a contract with Arcadia Publishing to write "Legendary Locals of Camas and Washougal." Representatives from the company, which has published other historical books focusing on the local area in its "Images… Read story

Capell named next Camas city administrator

December 9, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

A longtime Clark County employee has accepted an offer to become the next Camas city administrator. Camas Mayor Scott Higgins announced Friday that Peter S. Capell, current Clark County public works director, has been given a conditional offer of employment, pending reference and background checks. He is expected to start… Read story

Camas reveals city administrator finalists

December 2, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

Three men -- two with ties to Clark County government -- will be interviewed this week for the position of Camas city administrator. Mayor Scott Higgins said Monday that the three finalists are Peter S. Capell, current Clark County public works director; Joe Hannan, current Mukilteo city administrator; and Peter… Read story

Dream season continues

December 2, 2013, 4:00pm Editorials

As the Camas High School football team prepares for the Washington State Championship game on Saturday, football fever is alive and well in Camas. It's an excitement that has slowly built up during what has turned out to be a dream season for the 2013 Papermakers. The past three months… Read story

Camas narrows city administrator candidate field

November 25, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

A pool of 17 candidates for Camas city administrator is currently being narrowed to a field of three who will be interviewed next week. Higgins announced earlier this month that an expedited recruitment process that will make use of the results from the city administrator selection process completed within the… Read story

Clark County freeholders will be sworn in today

November 25, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

The 15 Clark County residents elected as freeholders earlier this month will be sworn in today. The event will be held at 6 p.m., at the Clark County Public Service Center sixth-floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The group's first meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Read story

A new chapter for The Fairgate

November 25, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

On a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon, The Fairgate Inn in Camas held its annual holiday high tea. As always, the event was beautifully decorated and the food was absolutely amazing. Read story

The City Council approved the placement of a 10-minute parking spot in front of Caffe Piccolo on Northeast Birch Street, as the result of a request from its owner Jodi Vaughan.

City Council approves changes to downtown parking limits

The City Council approved the placement of a 10-minute parking spot in front of Caffe Piccolo on Northeast Birch Street, as the result of a request from its owner Jodi Vaughan.

November 18, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

The Camas City Council last night approved a series of changes to parking time limits in downtown Camas, and the much debated topic is likely to come up again at the annual planning conference in January. The ordinance establishes 35 spots on Cedar and Birch streets, between Northeast Fifth and… Read story

Volunteers are springing into action

November 18, 2013, 4:00pm Editorials

As the tide turns toward the beginning of the holiday season, the goodness in people's hearts truly begins to show. Local volunteers, both young and old, are an inspiration as they spring into action. They coordinate food and toy drives, prepare hot meals for people in the community, put together… Read story