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Stories by Heather Acheson

Columbian staff writer

Good deeds can overshadow criminal acts

October 29, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Recent vandalism perpetrated at the Camas Cemetery has tugged at the heart strings of many local residents. Last 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 the ground. On Thursday,… Read story

Claudia Bennett, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor, recently spoke during the Pink Tea held at Columbia Ridge Assisted Living. The event was a fundraiser for the Pink Lemonade Project, an organization founded by Camas Dr. Allen Gabriel and his wife Cassie.

Life after breast cancer

Claudia Bennett, a 58-year-old breast cancer survivor, recently spoke during the Pink Tea held at Columbia Ridge Assisted Living. The event was a fundraiser for the Pink Lemonade Project, an organization founded by Camas Dr. Allen Gabriel and his wife Cassie.

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

Claudia Bennett was 45 years old when she got her first mammogram. As a woman working in a time-consuming and demanding job in the health care industry, she barely had time to fit the test into her busy schedule. It was January 2001, and she was a radiation therapist at… Read story

This watercolor painting by Cheryl Robertson is among those that will be on display in November at the Camas Public Library.

Second Story Gallery Presents ‘Reflections from the Brush’

This watercolor painting by Cheryl Robertson is among those that will be on display in November at the Camas Public Library.

October 28, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

A journey shared with a great friend is always an enjoyable one. That's the thinking of Imy Durfee, a Vancouver artist who shares the space in Second Story Gallery in November with her friend and fellow watercolorist Cheryl Robertson. The two women, who met in an art class 15 years… Read story

Check out the local Halloween events

October 28, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Halloween is on Thursday, and several churches and other organizations are opening their doors for community celebrations Read story

Memorial service scheduled for city administrator

October 23, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

A memorial service for Camas City Administrator Nina Regor has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. The celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., at Journey Community Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave., in downtown Camas. Read story

This headstone was among 16 damaged by vandalism at the Camas Cemetery.

Police make arrest in Camas Cemetery vandalism case

This headstone was among 16 damaged by vandalism at the Camas Cemetery.

October 23, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

A 21-year-old Camas man was arrested Thursday on charges relating to vandalism at the Camas Cememtery. Following a police investigation, Michael Garwood was arrested was booked into the Clark County Jail on 15 counts of violating laws governing the protection of cemeteries and one count of second degree malicious mischief. Read story

Ballots are in the mail

October 21, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Ballots for the Nov. 5 General Election have been arriving in mailboxes during the past week. Of the 246,000 that have been mailed to homes across Clark County, about 9,400 have so far been returned to the Clark County Elections Office. Read story

On Monday morning, CID Bio-Science Office Administrator Suzy Truitt (in light gray jacket) led a group of international delegates on a walk from their accommodations at the Camas Hotel to CID headquarters at 1554 N.E. Third Ave. The men and women, who hail from places around the world including Brazil, Chile and Pakistan, are in Camas to attend the company's week-long international distributor conference.

CID hosts international distributor meeting

On Monday morning, CID Bio-Science Office Administrator Suzy Truitt (in light gray jacket) led a group of international delegates on a walk from their accommodations at the Camas Hotel to CID headquarters at 1554 N.E. Third Ave. The men and women, who hail from places around the world including Brazil, Chile and Pakistan, are in Camas to attend the company's week-long international distributor conference.

October 21, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Visitors from countries around the world have descended on Camas this week, to attend the CID Bio-Science international distributor meeting. Nineteen people from 14 countries, including South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Pakistan and Australia, arrived in town over the weekend for a week-long training and sales development meeting.… Read story

Planning commission lifts Livingston Mountain from mining overlay

October 21, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Following more than five hours of public testimony on Thursday, residents of the Livingston Mountain area of Camas got the response they were hoping for from the Clark County Planning Commission. The room erupted in applause as the commissioners voted 5-0 to remove all Livingston Mountain area land parcels from… Read story

Local residents can find costume contests, games, crafts and more

October 14, 2013, 5:00pm

Fall is in the air, and with that comes Halloween -- the spookiest of holidays. Special events and activities are happening throughout the month, most geared toward kids, but at least one has some adult fun in mind. Read story