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Stories by Heather Acheson

Columbian staff writer

She never gave up

September 2, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

"You should never, ever give up." These were the first words of Diana Nyad yesterday when, on her fifth try, she became the first woman to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. After jumping into the waters of Havana, it took her 53 hours… Read story

Honorary street name will serve as tribute to Jimmie Rodgers

September 2, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Camas "hometown boy" Jimmie Rodgers will be in town later this month to attend an event that will celebrate a street being re-named in his honor. The ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m., in front of the singer's childhood home at 725 N.W. 10th Ave. Jimmie… Read story

Suspects arrested for kidnapping, assault, robbery

August 26, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Two men, including one from Washougal, have been arrested on charges including kidnapping, assault and robbery. According to a press release from the Skamania County Sheriff's Office, Markus L. Bedell, 25 of Washougal, and Charles W. Sample, 32 of Vancouver, were arrested for allegedly kidnapping at gunpoint Vancouver resident Robert… Read story

Artist Maria Repetto and downtown Camas art gallery owners Sharon Ballard and Marquita Call (left to right) hold the photograph that is the inspiration for the first mural that will be part of the Camas-Washougal Mural Project. The image of downtown Camas was taken in 1911 or 1912 from Northwest Sixth Avenue and Division Street, according to the picture's owner Brent Erickson. The mural will be painted by Repetto and mounted on a 3 foot by 30 foot space above the entry to the Ballard &amp; Call Fine Art Gallery.

Showcasing Camas history

Artist Maria Repetto and downtown Camas art gallery owners Sharon Ballard and Marquita Call (left to right) hold the photograph that is the inspiration for the first mural that will be part of the Camas-Washougal Mural Project. The image of downtown Camas was taken in 1911 or 1912 from Northwest Sixth Avenue and Division Street, according to the picture's owner Brent Erickson. The mural will be painted by Repetto and mounted on a 3 foot by 30 foot space above the entry to the Ballard &amp; Call Fine Art Gallery.

August 26, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

A renowned Camas artist will soon begin the work of creating the city's first outdoor mural in recent history. Maria Repetto will paint the 3 foot by 30 foot mural, which will be mounted on the facia above the Ballard & Call Fine Art Gallery, located at 408 N.E. Fourth… Read story

Lois Schroeder (right) and Carol Phillips (left) recently celebrated their 80th birthdays by going on a zip line tour with three of their friends. Both admitted that they were scared at first, but those feelings quickly subsided.

Adventures of a sisterhood

Lois Schroeder (right) and Carol Phillips (left) recently celebrated their 80th birthdays by going on a zip line tour with three of their friends. Both admitted that they were scared at first, but those feelings quickly subsided.

August 19, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

They say a person is never too old to try something new, and five local women are proving that by living their twilight years to the fullest. The latest adventure taken on by these ladies in their 70s and 80s had them suspended in the air and zipping from tree… Read story

Small cities deserve their own seats at the C-Tran table

August 19, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

During the past three months, Clark County elected officials who are part of the C-Tran Board Composition Review Committee have met a handful of times to discuss the possibility of changing the C-Tran Board's power structure. In a nutshell, several of the smaller cities represented on the Board -- including… Read story

Committee eyes vote on changes to C-Tran Board

August 19, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The elected officials who make up the C-Tran Board Composition Review Committee are now testing the waters with their respective city councils, to get feedback on what, if any, changes should be made to the makeup of the C-Tran Board of Directors. Following discussions at the committee's meeting last week,… Read story

Camas makes plans to apply for federal SAFER grant again

August 19, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Camas officials are hoping funding for a federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant will be extended, so that the three people hired with the help of those monies in 2012 can continue to be employed by the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. "In August 2014, the funding for those… Read story

Expect a busy election season

August 12, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

Now that the Primary Election has come to a close, local political watchers have begun to eye the upcoming General Election. And based on the number of candidates and issues that will be on the ballot, it's going to be a busy election season. Read story

Improvements to the Heritage Park Boat Launch will soon get underway.

State grant will help fund Camas boat launch project

Improvements to the Heritage Park Boat Launch will soon get underway.

August 5, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

On warm summer days, it's not uncommon to find Heritage Park packed to the gills with vehicles moving boats in and out of the launch on Lacamas Lake, one after another. Boat trailer parking often extends onto a grassy knoll adjacent to the paved parking lot, or onto street shoulders.… Read story