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Morning Press: Red Lion goodbye; teen suspects track by footprints; Evergreen superintendent

By , Columbian Web Editor

Is there more snow in store or just cold? Check out the local weather forecast before you head outside.

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

Final roar for Vancouver Red Lion Inn at the Quay

On New Year’s Eve, the center of Vancouver’s holiday celebrations once lay at the foot of Columbia Street, just west of the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Christmas brunch was served in the dining room, made to look like a windjammer, complete with canvas sails. Chablis and burgundy would flow in the Quay Bar. On New Year’s Eve, the bands would play in the Centennial Center ballroom as boozy couples shared a midnight kiss. Perhaps if guests had too much to drink, they would stay in a comfortable room.

Teen burglary suspects arrested after Camas police track footprints in snow

Camas and Washougal police officers arrested two teenagers Tuesday after tracking their footprints in the snow from what police said was the fourth time the duo had burglarized a convenience store in the past two weeks.

Police first responded to a reported burglary Dec. 16 at Washougal’s E Street Market, 1414 E St. According to Camas police, two people were seen on surveillance video breaking a window and stealing tobacco and e-cigarette products.

VPD: Woman robbed at gunpoint in central Vancouver

A woman was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night as she exited her vehicle in Vancouver’s Bagley Downs neighborhood.

The incident was reported around 10:35 p.m. in the 3400 block of Northeast 62nd Avenue.

Camas moves on Crown Park upgrades

A lot has happened since Camas officials approved a master plan for the city’s historic Crown Park in November 2018.

In the three years since the master plan’s unveiling, the city has weathered not only a two-year pandemic but also:

Public outcry over the 2019 demolition of the historic Crown Park swimming pool.

90 percent of voters opposing the city’s community-aquatics center bond proposal.

The election — and then unexpected resignation — of a write-in mayoral candidate.

The retirement of longtime parks manager Jerry Acheson in December 2020 and the hiring of the city’s current Parks and Recreation director, Trang Lam, in early 2021.

Evergreen school district appoints interim superintendent

The Evergreen Board of Directors appointed John Boyd the new interim superintendent of schools in a special meeting Tuesday night.

He will begin his position in the beginning of 2022 pending the completion of contract negotiations.

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