Entries by Ernest Geigenmiller

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Councilor Smith: ‘No Confidence in City Leadership’ — Runs for Mayor as Write-In

Dissatisfied with the direction of City of Camas leadership, 15-year Camas City councilor Melissa Smith officially announced Wednesday she is challenging incumbent mayor Shannon Turk with a write-in candidacy. “It hurts my heart to have to do this, but I cannot abide by what is going on,” said Smith. “I feel truly bad for Shannon, […]


Camas Releases Community Aquatics Center Operations Analysis

The City of Camas released this operations analysis for the Community Aquatics Center, known as Proposition 2, which is coming up on this election season’s ballot. The City of Camas has been working with Ballard King & Associates, a recognized recreation consulting firm, to project potential operational costs, revenue, and a fee structure for the […]

Washougal Schools: Using Human Hand to Practice Problem Solving + Engineering Skills

Washougal, WA – Columbia River Gorge Elementary first graders are getting a helping hand from Jemtegaard Middle School students to practice problem solving and engineering skills as they explore how the human hand works. “We are currently studying the whole human body which includes the skeletal and muscular systems,” said Allison McGranahan, CRGE first grade […]


Barry McDonnell Launches Write-In Campaign for Camas Mayor

Frustrated with Proposition 2, the demolition of Crown Park Pool, and the overall direction of city leadership, Barry McDonnell, 41, a newcomer to politics, is officially a write-in candidate for Camas Mayor. With his write-in paperwork with Clark County just confirmed, McDonnell, who works in Loss Prevention for Sephora, admits it’s a long shot bid […]

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Vancouver Police Issue Statement on Smith Building Shooting; Suspect in Custody

This is the statement issued this evening by Vancouver Police: On October 3, 2019, at approximately 2:09 pm, Vancouver Police responded to a call of a shooting at 515 Washington Street (Smith Tower Apartments). When officers arrived, they located three victims in the lobby of the apartment building suffering from gunshot wounds. Two female victims were transported to […]

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Washougal High School Advanced Culinary Students Serve Up Lunch

Washougal High School Advanced Culinary students were put to the test on September 26 when they created and served a special lunch entrée for students and faculty.  In addition to preparing ingredients and cooking the meal, students were asked to market the lunch special using posters, Instagram, announcements, and Twitter.  “This was the first time […]