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East County: Camas & Washougal

Nelson Switzer and his dog Lucy use the Washougal River Greenway trail in Camas in 2010.

Camas, state Department of Natural Resources partner to protect trees

Nelson Switzer and his dog Lucy use the Washougal River Greenway trail in Camas in 2010.

June 18, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Camas residents who have long pushed for the city to better protect its tree canopy and urban forests may be excited by the most recent news coming out of the Camas Parks and Recreation Department. Read story

Members of the Washougal High School jazz ensemble perform in the driveway of Ray Johnson's Vancouver home on April 25.

Washougal High jazz ensemble performs surprise concert to lift spirits of cancer patient in Vancouver

Members of the Washougal High School jazz ensemble perform in the driveway of Ray Johnson's Vancouver home on April 25.

June 17, 2023, 6:09am Clark County Health

One day earlier this spring, Blake Perkins, a Washougal resident and Vancouver-based dentist, learned that one of his longtime patients, Ray Johnson, was struggling with cancer treatments and was in a lot of pain. Read story

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 held their annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at the Fern Prairie Cemetery.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 holds annual Memorial Day ceremony

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 held their annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at the Fern Prairie Cemetery.

June 17, 2023, 5:55am Community

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4278 held their annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at the Fern Prairie Cemetery. During the ceremony, Bob Hitchcock and Terry Totten presented the colors, and the National Anthem was played. Chaplain Michael Pfenning said a special prayer for the occasion, and Commander… Read story

Maelynn O'Bryant, eighth-grade student at Jemtegaard Middle School, won Best of Fair for her project for the school's science fair, held on June 6.

Science fair at Jemtegaard Middle School inspires budding scientists

Maelynn O'Bryant, eighth-grade student at Jemtegaard Middle School, won Best of Fair for her project for the school's science fair, held on June 6.

June 17, 2023, 5:53am Community

Students at Jemtegaard Middle School presented hands-on team projects at the Jemtegaard Middle School Science Fair on June 6. Judges recognized three students from each grade level, plus a Best of Fair overall winner, at the conclusion of the event. Read story

Lacamas Lake stretches into the distance in Camas. Residents worry development coming to the North Shore area could mean environmental damage.

Camas North Shore Development fuels strong feelings

Lacamas Lake stretches into the distance in Camas. Residents worry development coming to the North Shore area could mean environmental damage.

June 16, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Camas resident Randal Friedman has two words to sum up the 990-acre North Shore development plan approved by the city council in November: “Missed opportunity.” Read story

Workers install a new insulator to a Washougal transmission tower. Damaged equipment is susceptible to sparking, and faults along lines can cause a hot electrical arc.

Bonneville Power Administration employs helicopters, more as it tends power lines in effort to prevent wildfires

Workers install a new insulator to a Washougal transmission tower. Damaged equipment is susceptible to sparking, and faults along lines can cause a hot electrical arc.

June 15, 2023, 6:09am Business

In the late spring heat, Bonneville Power Administration maintenance crews balanced on transmission towers in Washougal’s forested hills, waiting for a helicopter to hand off tools. Read story

An illustration shows a mixed-use complex with 46 apartments on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor being proposed for downtown Washougal at 1625 Main St.

Mixed-use project eyed for downtown Washougal

An illustration shows a mixed-use complex with 46 apartments on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor being proposed for downtown Washougal at 1625 Main St.

June 11, 2023, 6:05am Business

A Portland real estate company and Washougal property owner have proposed building a mixed-use development — with 46 apartments on the top floors and retail space on the ground floor — in downtown Washougal’s Town Center District. Read story

Trucks drive toward the Zimmerly gravel pit east of Washougal in July 2018. Operators of the pit, long the subject of opposition from neighbors and conservation groups, are seeking permission to keep extracting gravel from the site.

Columbia River Gorge gravel mine east of Washougal is denied

Trucks drive toward the Zimmerly gravel pit east of Washougal in July 2018. Operators of the pit, long the subject of opposition from neighbors and conservation groups, are seeking permission to keep extracting gravel from the site.

June 9, 2023, 6:30pm Business

A Clark County hearings examiner has denied an application for development permits for a controversial gravel mine in the Columbia River Gorge east of Washougal. Read story

A construction crew works on the Riverside Bowl Skatepark, at 2900 N.E. Third Ave., on May 21. Washougal skateboarder Tim Laidlaw has been documenting the project, which has skateboarders concerned about the final product.

Skateboarders criticize park build in Camas; City, contractor respond

A construction crew works on the Riverside Bowl Skatepark, at 2900 N.E. Third Ave., on May 21. Washougal skateboarder Tim Laidlaw has been documenting the project, which has skateboarders concerned about the final product.

June 3, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

A group of local skateboarders following renovations at the city of Camas’ newly named Riverside Bowl Skatepark say they are worried about the park’s final reveal. Read story

Tina M.

Camas names new police chief

Tina M.

June 1, 2023, 3:30pm Clark County News

Following a nationwide search, the city of Camas announced Thursday that Tina M. Jones has been named as the Camas Police Department’s new chief. Read story