Concerts For a Cause kicks off tonight with Five Guys Named Moe

by DIwpBacon on July 7, 2015


Camas Meadows Golf Club kicks off its annual Concerts for a Cause series this evening, Tuesday, July 8. The series features eight concerts running Tuesday evenings through August 18. All admission fees and donations will be given to local, community-focused organizations. Proceeds from the first concert, Five Guys Named Moe, will benefit the Mount St. Helens Institute.

The concerts are free with a $5 suggested donation. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase through Camas Meadows and Tommy O’s. Sponsor a lower patio table, and provide admission and seating for eight guests, for $100.

For further details and the complete schedule of performances, visit a new website: Connect with Concerts for a Cause on Facebook, here. Camas Meadows is located at 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr., Camas.








Groundbreaking Ceremony at Washougal Waterfront July 8

by DIwpBacon on July 7, 2015
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Artist rendition of Washougal Waterfront. Photo courtesy of BurgerABAM.

The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced that the formal Groundbreaking Ceremony for Washougal Waterfront Park is  scheduled for Wednesday, July 8. Local and state dignitaries will gather at 11 a.m. to participate in this historic occasion as the Port launches development of a new park and trail on the former Hambleton Lumber site.

“The Port is pleased to see its efforts over the last several years realized with construction of the new waterfront park and trail,” says Executive Director David Ripp. “We also want to thank the public for their involvement in this project and welcome continued input as we move forward, returning this once private land to public use.”

The park is 5.73 acres and will eventually include a .7 mile trail, non-motorized boat launch, educational and historic features. The park is part of a 40 acre development project that will connect and benefit the city’s core. The port shares ownership of the property with Killian Pacific’s affiliate, Parkers Landing LLC. More information can be found at:


Battle Ground Police Chief receives regional award


Pictured are Chief Richardson and award presenter Eric Gilman, Program Manager, Clark County Juvenile Court. Photo courtesy the City of Battle Ground.

Battle Ground Police Chief Bob Richardson was honored by the Northwest Justice Forum with the 2015 Regional Restorative Justice Award. The award recognizes the Chief’s significant contributions to the field of restorative justice in Washington State.

Restorative justice is a community response to crime that focuses on addressing the harms done to victims and communities by holding offenders meaningfully accountable for their offenses. Its goal is the creation of safe, healthy communities. Such communities are created when there are opportunities for victims to have their needs addressed and when offenders are integrated into the community as positive, contributing citizens.

Chief Richardson was nominated for the award by Clark County Juvenile Court staff who recognized the Chief for his leadership and commitment in developing meaningful partnerships and programs that address and identify the underlying issues of juvenile offenses; solutions to mental health issues among young people; and the principles and practices of restorative justice.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training begins July 8


New volunteer applications are currently being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training cycle. In Clark County, the CASA Program is administered by YWCA Clark County. The CASA volunteer is committed to providing factual information about the situation of children who are involved in the Dependency Court system because they are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or stay in inappropriate group or foster homes. The information and recommendations the CASA volunteer provide to the court assists the court in making crucial decisions about a child’s future. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Application, interview and pre-registration for the summer training cycle is required. To learn more about volunteering at YWCA Clark County as well as application materials, visit or contact Nichole Peppers at or 360-906-9112.


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