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NCS Power Bringing 290 Jobs to the Industrial Park

Friday, October 09, 2009

The big news this week is the announcement that NCS Power, Inc., will be coming to the port as early as January 1, 2010. The company received a $2 million loan, in federal stimulus money that was awarded through a $20 million loans and grants program announced by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. The company manufactures LED (light emitting diode) components and expects to employ as many as 290 full time employees, plus 90 temporary employees. The benefit to the port is that the company will…

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Aviation Day Camp at Grove Field

Friday, September 25, 2009

Just one of the benefits of having a small airfield in our community is the opportunity for children to participate and learn about the wonder and excitement of aviation. Each year a number of youth not only have a chance to attend a week-long day camp, but they are eligible to receive scholarships to fund their future careers in aviation. These children will be our future airplane pilots! Summer 2009 was no exception and attached are just a few photos showing the education, airplane rides--and fun--enjoyed…

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Chinook Celebration and Memorial Dedication

Friday, September 25, 2009

September 12 marked an historic event for the Port. Five Indian tribes and nearly 100 guests were present at a ceremony honoring the native tribes in the Northwest at the Parkersville National Historic site in Washougal. The dedication ceremony for the Chinook Plaza was marked by tribal drummers, a recitation of the native Chinook Wawa language (read from cell phones notes - in an ironic twist!) local dignitaries a speech by a local historian and concluded with a food blessing on the refreshments.…

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Safety Afloat - Eagle Scout Project at the Port

Friday, September 25, 2009

Since safety is the primary concern of safe marina operations, the Port of Camas-Washougal maintains a supply of lifejackets for free use by child boaters. In a covered storage container adjacent to the boat ramps, there is now a much improved and much more visible self-service container thanks to Wyatt Hancock, a local Boy Scout who completed the renovation as part of his Eagle project. Thanks to Wyatt and a group of volunteers, the container has been upgraded with new wood, a fresh new coat of…

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Commissioner Candidate Forum- Sept. 23

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Camas Washougal Aviation Association is hosting a candidate forum Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Camas-Washougal Municipal Court building located at 89 "C" Street, next to the Treasure House. There are two candidates each for District 1 and District 3 and each has been invited to participate. The format is designed to provide opening and closing statements by each of the candidates as well as questions asked by CWAA moderator Liz Pike and Brent Erickson, the executive director of the…

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Shoes for School a SUCCESS…

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A young child walked into the Treasure House on Saturday during their Back to School Drive with her family. She saw the same pair of shoes that earlier in the week she had seen while school shopping with her family, but was unable to afford. Her face lit up as she tried them on and to her delight fit perfect! ~to me and other port staff this is what it's all about!
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Farming and radio controlled airplanes

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Students from Camas-Washougal Aviation Association Camp

If you've ever seen a group of model airplane enthusiasts in action, it's quite impressive. The scale models of some of these aircraft are quite detailed and the very sensitive and small size of the engines require clear air to operate efficiently and smoothly. That's why the…

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Port awarded Fees in Riverwalk arbitration

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Transparency is more than a buzzword. Today, the Port is very pleased to announce the decision of the arbitration panel that awards the port recovery of substantial attorney's fees and costs in the amount of $607,852.67 in the Riverwalk arbitration. Moreover, the ports efforts to make available to the public the very detailed report of the arbitration panel have reached fruition. A filing with the Clark County Superior Court, known as a Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award contains the entire Interim…

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Quality Control at Grove Field and the Marina

Monday, August 03, 2009

Kudos are in order for the Port maintenance crew. As a very visible outdoor team at the heavily-used Marina, Gary, Mark, Jeramy, Mike, Doris and the rest of the summer help are often seen helping customers, managing repairs, landscaping and easing boating operations. What many don't realize is the work they all do to keep the airport in tip-top shape, the levee in good condition, the industrial park shop functioning smoothly--all of which keep them scattered about Port properties throughout the day…

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Eastside Industrial Park - Open House July 29

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Next week citizens will again have an opportunity to provide their thoughts on the the draft preferred options for the use of this property. This meeting will allow the public to submit additional comments about the preferred option before final refinements are made and presented to the Commission. The meeting will take place at Port offices located at 24 South A Street in Washougal on Wednesday, July 29 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Grove Field Hangar Expansion

Monday, July 20, 2009

If you've wondered what development is happening at the airport, it is more airplane hangars. Immelman Hangar Development has begun the process of clearing a portion of land for 17 new hangars on airport property located southeast of the existing hangars. After the tree and brush clearing, grading and site preparation, the next phase of construction will begin in the fall with a substantial portion completed before year end. It is no secret that other small airports in the region have closed down…

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SHOES FOR SCHOOL

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shoes for School

As the long days of summer quickly pass by us, one thought on minds of parents in our community will be the dreaded back to school shopping days, and for some local families this just will not be an option. The Port of Camas/Washougal in conjunction with local charity Inter-Faith Treasure House want to help out!
SHOES…

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Small World

Monday, July 13, 2009

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July 12 Concert Postponed

Monday, July 13, 2009

Torrential rain. At least that's what is seemed like on Sunday, July 12. No sense in holding an outdoor concert on the only day with solid rain in weeks--ironically sandwiched in between two weeks of hot, sunny weather. Our next outdoor concert date is August 9 - so pray for SUN!

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Chinook Memorial Ceremony: Sept. 12

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mark your calendars for the date of the Chinook Memorial event. Join us for an opportunity to recognize the history of the area, specifically the Chinook Indians who lived here. At the Parkers Landing Historical site there is a new memorial that visitors can see with the names of Indian Chiefs inscribed in the rock. A few pictures are below.

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Outdoor Concert July 12: Rain or Shine

Friday, July 10, 2009

Northwest weather is unpredictable. What is certain is that the outdoor concert planned for Sunday, July 12 will happen as planned, rain or shine. Since the June 21 concert was rained out and postponed until August 9, some people may wonder if this concert will suffer the same fate should the weather turn to rain--and the short answer is: the show must go on!

You are all welcome to join us beginning at 2 p.m. with Opening Act: Southern Cross. This band will be followed by local favorite…

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Your Port Investment

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Since it may be confusing for some Port District residents to understand the purpose and value of their investment in Port assets, I thought it would be a useful opportunity to begin a dialogue on this subject, starting with the subject of the funding of port operations and an explanation of the investment of public money from property taxes and leasehold taxes.

Property tax vs. Lease-Hold Tax

Camas and Washougal homeowners are assessed a property tax twice a year. For one tax district…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Underground Pedestrian Tunnel

Monday, June 22, 2009

A groundbreaking ceremony took place this morning for the Washougal Tunnel to be completed under Highway 14. It will be constructed as a pedestrian bridge to link the downtown Washougal area with the levee maintained by the Port. On hand at today's ceremony were local and state officials from the city, state and federal government who gathered together to turn over the fist shovels full of dirt in a project to be completed before the end of the year. Joining the festivities were local citizens,…

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June 21 Outdoor Concert Postponed

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Due to the current weather conditions, the outdoor concert planned for Sunday, June 21 has been postponed until August. Stay tuned for more information about the rescheduled date.

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Port Successfully Defends Lawsuit Against RiverWalk

Friday, May 29, 2009

This just in...

Washougal, Wash. — May 29, 2009 — The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced the conclusion of the liability phase of the arbitration process between the Port and Riverwalk on the Columbia, LLC. The arbitration panel has notified both parties of a decision that finds on behalf of the Port of Camas-Washougal.

“We’re very pleased with the outcome and felt from the beginning that our position was solid, defensible and we have been responsible to the mission…

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