Back Issues: September 5, 2017

Heritage Day celebrates local history Sept. 9

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society is inviting community members to connect with the past at its annual Heritage Day celebration, Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, 1 Durgan St. in Washougal.

Heritage Day features free admission to the museum, historic exhibits and interesting vendors, live music and a raffle for a Pendleton car blanket. Hot dogs, lemonade, sundaes and root beer floats, plus plants and books will be offered for sale. Demonstrations will include creating rugs on the museum’s antique traveling loom and operating the walking spinning wheel.

Regular museum hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students and free for children under five and all CWHS members. Group tours are available any day of the week. Call 360-835-8742 for scheduling. The museum is open March through October.

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Rabid bat a reminder to stay away from wild animals and keep pets vaccinated

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The confirmation of a rabid bat found outside a Camas home this week is a reminder to people to stay away from wild animals, especially bats, and to keep their pets vaccinated against rabies. Fortunately, no people were exposed to rabies. Anyone who finds a bat in their living space should immediately contact the Public Health department for instructions on how to capture it for testing and advise on whether any precautionary medical treatment is needed. To report a bat or determine whether an animal suspected of rabies qualifies for testing, call 360-397-8182 during business hours, or 888-727-6230 after hours. Learn more at https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/animal-bites-and-rabies.

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Mount St. Helens Institute’s annual dinner and auction Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Mount St. Helens Institute will host its fourth annual dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23. Boots & Bowties features emcees Kim Capeloto and Mike True, delicious food, a fantastic array of silent and live auction items, and whimsical mash-ups of formal and outdoor wear by event attendees, all while supporting a non-profit organization dedicated to science, education, and exploration of volcanic landscapes.

This year’s event will celebrate the 2017 recipient of the Founder’s Award, Tom Mulder. As the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Manager from 2006 to 2014, Mulder made significant contributions that catalyzed the growth and strength of the Mount St. Helens Institute.

Silent auction items include pampering packages, outdoor gear, day trip adventures, a night at Skamania Lodge and much more. Live auction highlights includes a trip to New Orleans which includes airfare, a three-night stay, and a jazz tour package.

Boots & Bowties is from 5 to 9:30 p.m., at the Hilton Vancouver. Recommended attire is cocktail wear combined with outdoor gear. Tickets are $75. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.mshinstitute.org/about_us/events/boots-bowties.html.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler’s statement on DACA

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement today on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“In his statement today, the president said he does not favor punishing children for the actions of their parents. I agree, and Congress must now act to treat DACA recipients with compassion. The president is not revoking DACA status immediately, but is giving Congress time to provide permanent relief for those who’ve been caught in legal limbo. A lasting solution can only be provided through the force of law, and President Obama created a difficult situation for everyone when he circumvented U.S. laws through Executive Order. I believe we can uphold national security, protect opportunities for American citizens, and provide assurances to DACA recipients in Southwest Washington who have done nothing wrong that we understand their plight and that they can build a future here in the only country that many of them have ever known.”

 

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