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First-half property taxes due April 30

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, has announced first-half property taxes are due on Wednesday, Apr. 30. Residents that have not received a 2014 first-half tax statement or have lost it, can visit or contact the Treasurer’s Office at 397-2252 for a duplicate. Taxpayers can pay property taxes quickly and conveniently online through a third-party payment provider, Paymentus, at the Treasurer’s website using MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or E-Check. There is a small convenience fee required for using an E-Check or credit/debit card per Washington State statute. If mailing a tax payment, send it to Clark County Treasurer, PO Box 9808, Vancouver, Washington 98666-8808. Tax payments must be postmarked by Wednesday, Apr. 30, to avoid interest charges.

Deanna Pauli-Hammond announces campaign for Clark County Clerk

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

roundcubeBusinesswoman, mother and 25 year Orchards resident Deanna Pauli-Hammond announced Saturday at the Clark County Democrats County Convention that she will be running for Clark County Clerk. Hammond has over 20 years of experience in finance and management. In addition, she has the financial background necessary to oversee the Superior Court accounts managed by the Clerks Office. Pauli-Hammond brings with her the ability to set and maintain annual departmental budgets and has successfully completed both private and state audits. “By leading my staff to keep clean, concise, accurate records, use good communication skills and meticulously organized document management systems,” says Pauli-Hammond, “I ensure that audits are completed without disrupting services.”

Petra House Mediterranean Feast & Concert 4 Vets this Sunday

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014


The community is invited to a Mediterranean Feast & Concert to support Clark County veterans this Sunday, Apr. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Petra House Restaurant, 1900 NE 162nd Ave. Tickets are $40 per person advance or $60 at the door. Children ages 12 and under are $20.

The event features performances by internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernesto Quilban, violinist Douglas Canoose, pianist Yvonne Payne and Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen Bhanu Kaur and more. Tickets can be purchased online at Interested parties can also reserve tickets by emailing or call 360-397-2075 ext. 7842.

The Veterans Court assists those who have faced challenges in addressing combat-related trauma, and as a result, have entered the criminal justice system for low-level offenses. War-related illnesses can contribute to escalated suicide attempts, arrests, incarceration, divorce, domestic violence, homelessness and despair. The court’s specialized treatment program meets the unique needs of these veterans. For further details regarding the event or the veteran’s court, visit

Explore Camas history during a “Spring into History” event Apr. 26

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Farrell bldg 4th ave early 1930s

Farrell building on Fourth Ave. circa 1930s, photo courtesy of the Downtown Camas Association.

A family-oriented photo scavenger hunt is the centerpiece of an afternoon of Camas explorations this Saturday, Apr. 26. The activity is part of “Spring into History” month sponsored by the Downtown Camas Association (DCA). The event includes a walking tour, historic displays, kids’ activities, story-telling, history book signing, and a special unveiling. The festivities run from noon to 4 p.m., and start outside at Fourth Ave. and Birch St. in Downtown Camas.

The photo scavenger hunt, which starts at 1 p.m., is not a race, but more of a trivia contest, open to individuals or teams who have cell phones with a camera function. Clues for the hunt can be picked up at the Camas Public Library, 625 NE Fourth Ave., between 1 and 3 p.m. The game sheet will be handed out by volunteers at the original library check-out desk which is located in the oldest part of the library, now the non-fiction room.

Using smart phones, contestants will snap digital photos at 25 locations up and down the downtown business district, then take their phones to the finish line at Journey Church to have the photos checked and exchanged for raffle tickets. The scavenger hunt concludes at 4 p.m. when one lucky ticketholder will win “The Best of Camas Basket,” a grand prize that includes a night’s stay at the Camas Hotel and certificates to be used at salons, restaurants and shops. For more information, visit