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Columbian staff writer

Charter freeholder seats draw many candidates

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

The former Camas city administrator was among the first Monday morning to file for election to one of the Clark County charter freeholder positions. Lloyd Halverson, who retired from his appointed city post in March after 24 years on the job, is seeking one of 15 freeholder positions that will… Read story

Saving Camp Melacoma

August 5, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

More than 100 acres of open space, plenty of fresh air, lots of room to roam, completely natural surroundings. For many city dwellers, even small cities like Camas and Washougal, these aren't things they get to experience on a day-to-day basis. But fortunately, it's not necessary to travel too far… Read story

Deer wander freely around the 142 acres of grounds of Camp Melacoma, and are even hand-fed by Dodi and Andy Jensen, who formed the non-profit Camp Melacoma Association to purchase the site. Nieman Lodge (pictured above) includes a dining room for 200 people, sleeping quarters and kitchen. Due to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic found in the water, the facility has not operated as a camp since 2010.

Taking care of Camp Melacoma

Deer wander freely around the 142 acres of grounds of Camp Melacoma, and are even hand-fed by Dodi and Andy Jensen, who formed the non-profit Camp Melacoma Association to purchase the site. Nieman Lodge (pictured above) includes a dining room for 200 people, sleeping quarters and kitchen. Due to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic found in the water, the facility has not operated as a camp since 2010.

August 5, 2013, 5:00pm

Stepping onto the grounds at Camp Melacoma is a lot like stepping back in time.The 142-acre heavily wooded site is tucked away in the hills of Skamania County, 13 miles up Washougal River Road. It has been a kids' camp since 1948, when Robert Wineberg deeded the first chunk of… Read story

Washougal to form proposition committees

August 1, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The Washougal City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m., in the Washougal Council Chambers, to formally appoint two committees to prepare statements for and against a proposition that will appear on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. Read story

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler ,welcomed their first child on July 15.

Herrera Beutler ‘prayed for a miracle’

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler ,welcomed their first child on July 15.

July 30, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

When Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler gave birth to her first child earlier this month, doctors believe the little girl was likely the first baby to survive a diagnosis previously considered fatal. Camas residents Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler, on Monday announced that their daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler, was… Read story

Camas bank robbery suspect surrenders

July 30, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The man believed to be responsible for robbing the U.S. Bank in downtown Camas remains in the Multnomah County Jail after he turned himself in to police. Christopher A. Arrington, of Washougal, surrendered himself to the Multnomah County Jail, Wednesday, at approximately 5 p.m. His description and several photos were… Read story

Vote Greenlee for Washougal City Council

July 30, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

With a controversial issue, its mayoral seat and several City Council seats set to be on Washougal voters' General Election ballots this year, it certainly won't be a boring election season in the small city of 15,000 people. But on Aug. 6 Primary Election ballots, there's just one city government… Read story

ECFR capital projects bond will be on Nov. 5 ballot

July 22, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

The East County Fire and Rescue Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to place a $1.275 million capital projects bond on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. After some discussion during its July 16 meeting, Jack Hoober, Gary Larson and Vic Rasmussen voted in favor of the resolution, while Martha Martin… Read story

Give parents full-day option

July 22, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

After many years of discussion and speculation, during this most recent session state legislators and ultimately Gov. Jay Inslee approved funding in the state operating budget that will allow for a greater number of schools to offer full-day kindergarten to some students. As detailed in a article in today's Post-Record,… Read story

Summer in the City

July 15, 2013, 5:00pm Editorials

It's officially "Summer in the City." The cities of Camas and Washougal, that is. And next to the beautiful weather that has graced the area during the past few weeks, the best indication of this are the many events and activities on the calendar that bring these communities together, and… Read story