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Columbian staff writer

Rain or shine, workers have been busy at the construction site of the future Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center.

Lacamas Lake Lodge takes shape

Rain or shine, workers have been busy at the construction site of the future Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center.

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

Electrical work is now being completed, and soon insulation and drywall will be installed inside the new Lacamas Lake Lodge and Conference Center. Contractor JWC Construction began work in July on the 5,000 square foot building located on the banks of Lacamas Lake. It has slowly begun to take shape… Read story

Camas grapples with downtown parking issues

November 11, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

Parking in downtown Camas. It's a complicated issue that can draw emotions including frustration, anger and exasperation. While a handful of businesses are lucky enough to have their own parking lots, the majority of merchants in the downtown core share customer on-street parking limited to two hours, with some areas… Read story

Camas budget hearing is Nov. 18

November 11, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

On Monday, Nov. 18, the city of Camas will hold a public hearing on its proposed $66.7 million 2014 budget. To fund the budget as recommended, the City Council will need to boost its property tax levy and use its banked taxing capacity, which has accumulated since 2009 because the… Read story

Spectators need to be held accountable

November 11, 2013, 4:00pm Editorials

It might be an understatement to suggest that in Camas and Washougal, high school sports are a big deal. Friday night football games draw hundreds, if not thousands, of screaming fans -- students, parents and community members alike -- to Fishback and Doc Harris stadiums. This is also where crowds… Read story

A step in the right direction toward suicide prevention

November 4, 2013, 4:00pm Editorials

Youth suicide. It's an issue that no parent ever wants to imagine could touch their lives. But statistics prove that the unfortunate reality is that it does. Often unexpectedly. The Washington State Department of Health's 2012 Healthy Youth Survey, released earlier this year, unveiled some surprising statistics when it comes… Read story

Proposed utility rate increases draw minimal public comment

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

Following a public hearing during which just one person testified, the Camas City Council directed its legal counsel to prepare an ordinance that if approved on Dec. 2 would implement a series of utility rate increases starting in January 2014. Ken Hadley, a Washougal resident who owns property in Camas,… Read story

Photos courtesy of the city of Camas
The gravestone of Alexander Stuber, who lived from 1866 to 1908, was the only one that was broken as a result of vandalism at the Camas Cemetery nearly two weeks ago. In the span of seven days, donations from local individuals and businesses helped raise the $1,000 needed to replace the monument.

Marble headstone of Alexander Stuber was destroyed by vandals

Photos courtesy of the city of Camas
The gravestone of Alexander Stuber, who lived from 1866 to 1908, was the only one that was broken as a result of vandalism at the Camas Cemetery nearly two weeks ago. In the span of seven days, donations from local individuals and businesses helped raise the $1,000 needed to replace the monument.

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

"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith." This quote from the Timothy 4:7 of the King James Bible, could be seen engraved on Alexander Stuber's marble headstone at his gravesite, until it was destroyed by vandalism at the Camas Cemetery more… Read story

Camas begins city administrator search

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

The city of Camas has begun the recruitment process for a new city administrator, and officials hope to select a successor to Nina Regor in December. Regor, who had been the city administrator since January, died unexpectedly on Oct. 6 following an ongoing illness. A celebration of life service --… Read story

Camas begins city administrator search

November 3, 2013, 4:00pm Clark County News

The city of Camas has begun the recruitment process for a new city administrator, and hopes to have a successor to Nina Regor in place by January. Read story

Photo courtesy of the City of Camas
The gravestone of Alexander Stuber, who lived from 1866 to 1908, was the only one that was broken as a result of vandalism at the Camas Cemetery last week. Fourteen other markers were placed back on their pedestals Friday.

Donations sought to replace broken headstone

Photo courtesy of the City of Camas
The gravestone of Alexander Stuber, who lived from 1866 to 1908, was the only one that was broken as a result of vandalism at the Camas Cemetery last week. Fourteen other markers were placed back on their pedestals Friday.

October 29, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Camas city officials are hoping the community will step forward to help replace a century-old headstone damaged by vandalism last week. On Wednesday, it was discovered that approximately 15 headstones, many of them in the southeast "pioneer section" of the cemetery, had been pushed off of their pedestals and onto… Read story