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The Clark County Courthouse.

Camas man gets 4½ years for child porn

The Clark County Courthouse.

December 6, 2021, 5:43pm Clark County News

A Camas man who had previously worked as a paraeducator was sentenced to nearly 4½ years in prison Monday for possession of child pornography. Read story

Camas City Hall is pictured April 14, 2020.

‘Stipend reset’ supported for Camas mayor, city council

Camas City Hall is pictured April 14, 2020.

November 29, 2021, 5:16pm Clark County News

The Camas Salary Commission has recommended a “stipend reset” that would boost monthly payments to the city’s mayor and city council members by as much as 17 percent. Read story

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

Success of White Salmon River restoration a blueprint for other Northwest dams

Hood River fishermen Eli Schroppel, left, and Matt Sweeting hope to get a bite as they fish in the White Salmon River.

November 28, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The area around the White Salmon River serves as a time capsule showing the river’s evolution since the Condit Dam was removed 10 years ago, allowing it to flow freely again. Read story

Officer Francis Reagan stands on the bank of the Washougal River where he saved a woman from drowning in May 2019. Reagan, who received the state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for the rescue, helped a Portland woman hold her head out of the frigid water for about 45 minutes in total. (Molly J.

Washougal officer gets high honor for heroic rescue

Officer Francis Reagan stands on the bank of the Washougal River where he saved a woman from drowning in May 2019. Reagan, who received the state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for the rescue, helped a Portland woman hold her head out of the frigid water for about 45 minutes in total. (Molly J.

November 27, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Washougal Police Officer Francis Reagan looked down on the rapids turning in the Washougal River where he helped save a woman from drowning May 4, 2019, after she had fallen out of an inner tube into the frigid water. Read story

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

Native tuber wapato reintroduced at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refugevideo icon

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

When families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner, they likely won’t find wapato among the dishes covering the table. But for the Chinook Indians, the wetland tuber that tastes much like potatoes was a diet staple that helped see them through the winter months. Read story

Students at Washougal High School learn about systems of the human body while simultaneously learning interview skills for future employment.

Washougal High School students learn body systems, job skills

Students at Washougal High School learn about systems of the human body while simultaneously learning interview skills for future employment.

November 20, 2021, 6:05am Community

When Washougal High School’s new CTE Health Sciences teacher Mel Horton asked herself, “how do I create meaning and creative approaches to something like learning human body systems while incorporating essential 21st-century skills?,” she came up with the perfect solution. What better than to have students “assume” the role of… Read story

Students of Washougal School District celebrate Red Ribbon Week to focus on healthy and safe choices.

Red Ribbon Week in Washougal brings focus to healthy, safe choices

Students of Washougal School District celebrate Red Ribbon Week to focus on healthy and safe choices.

November 20, 2021, 6:04am Community

Playing sports, reading books, spending time with friends and family, and washing hands are all examples of how Gause Elementary School students stay safe and healthy. Read story

Washougal City Council OKs $47M budget for 2022

November 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

City of Washougal leaders said they have taken a prudent approach to the city’s annual budget but are confident they can maintain current service levels in all of its programs next year. Read story

Veterans Day closures

November 11, 2021, 5:59am Clark County News

What’s open and closed for Veterans Day: Read story

A sign welcomes visitors to downtown Camas.

Camas equity group: Many residents feel left out

A sign welcomes visitors to downtown Camas.

November 10, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

The push to “keep Camas, Camas” and retain the city’s vaunted “small-town feel” may be alienating many Camasonians who do not identify with the city’s white, cisgendered, heterosexual or Christian communities. Read story