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Columbian staff writer

It’s not the right time for ECFR Proposition 1

September 23, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Amid an economy that has been in a recession for several years and is finally beginning to get back on track, now just isn't the right time to ask East County Fire and Rescue voters to approve a capital improvement bond. The $1.275 million, 20-year capital projects proposition would fund… Read story

Camas city administrator goes on medical leave

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

Camas officials announced today that the city's top administrator is on medical leave. According to a statement from Humane Resources Director Jennifer Gorsuch, Nina Regor, who started work as city administrator in January, is "on medical leave effective immediately for the foreseeable future." Read story

WPD makes arrest in animal cruelty case

September 18, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

A Washougal teen has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty. Through anonymous tips called into the Washougal Police Department, a 17-year-old boy was identified and arrested on charges of first degree animal cruelty following an incident reported to police last week. Read story

Form of government change is not needed in Washougal

September 16, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Washougal voters have an important decision to make when their ballots arrive in the mail for the Nov. 5 General Election. It may, in fact, be one of the most important issues to appear on local ballots in recent history. If approved, Proposition 1 would transition Washougal from its current… Read story

ECFR district voters will decide on capital projects bond

September 16, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

East County Fire and Rescue is asking voters to approve a bond on Nov. 5 that would support the purchase of fire apparatus and equipment, and support repairs and improvements at three of its stations. The $1.275 million, 20-year capital projects bond would fund two new fire engines, one brush… Read story

Singer, actor and television personality Jimmie Rodgers was back in his hometown of Camas on Friday to take part in the dedication of a street being named in his honor. Jimmie Rodgers Avenue is the new honorary street name for Northwest 10th Avenue in the Forest Home neighborhood, where Rodgers lived from from 1939 to 1957. Rodgers, who turns 80 years old next week, was greeted by dozens of friends, family and fans who turned out for the event. On Saturday, Rodgers will be at the Ballard and Call Fine Art Gallery in downtown Camas, where he will sign copies of his book, &quot;Dancing on the Moon,&quot; from noon until sundown. Look for an article and additional photos from today's event in the Sept.

Cruising down memory lane

Singer, actor and television personality Jimmie Rodgers was back in his hometown of Camas on Friday to take part in the dedication of a street being named in his honor. Jimmie Rodgers Avenue is the new honorary street name for Northwest 10th Avenue in the Forest Home neighborhood, where Rodgers lived from from 1939 to 1957. Rodgers, who turns 80 years old next week, was greeted by dozens of friends, family and fans who turned out for the event. On Saturday, Rodgers will be at the Ballard and Call Fine Art Gallery in downtown Camas, where he will sign copies of his book, &quot;Dancing on the Moon,&quot; from noon until sundown. Look for an article and additional photos from today's event in the Sept.

September 13, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Jimmie Rodgers, recording artist, author, actor and television personality of the 1950s and 1960s, grew up in Camas. On Friday, the street where he grew up was ceremonially renamed in his honor. Read story

State auditor says Camas failed to manage program

September 9, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The city of Camas was recently issued a finding by the Washington State Auditor's Office for failing to effectively manage its equipment rental and replacement fund. This, the auditor's report states, could result in inappropriate use of restricted funds. Through the equipment rental and replacement fund, equipment owned by the… Read story

Camas approves Lacamas Northshore development

September 9, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The Camas City Council has unanimously approved an agreement that will guide development of 460 acres north of Lacamas Lake in the years to come. That development could include a variety of uses, from commercial and industrial to residential. According to the comprehensive plan amendments, which were also approved on… Read story

Camas residents hurt in Oregon crash

September 9, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Two Camas residents were among three people injured in a head-on traffic crash in Oregon on Friday. According to a press release from the Oregon State Police, at approximately 8:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a wrong-way vehicle heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near… Read story

Start to fall sports season packs a punch

September 9, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Two big wins on the football field are great ways to start the fall sports season, and teams from both Camas and Washougal put on quite a show under the Friday night lights. Perhaps the biggest win of the evening came from the Papermakers, who toppled Portland's Jesuit High School… Read story