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2010-06-14 12:03:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Greater Vancouver Golf Tournament for the eighth consecutive year. The Chamber of Commerce event will be held at the Camas Meadows Golf Club on June 17, 2010, 7:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Linda Reid, West Coast Bank Assistant Relationship Manager, said, "The golf tournament is a great opportunity to support our Chamber. It's one of the best events for networking with new and existing clients."...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

By ERIK ROBINSON The city of Camas soon will be in position to conserve a large natural area at the northeast edge of Prune Hill near Fallen Leaf Park. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board last week approved a $500,000 federal grant to help Camas buy 55 acres on a forested slope near Fallen Leaf Park and Dead Lake, which the city recognizes as Fallen Leaf Lake. The land is owned by Georgia-Pacific Corp. "This fits right in with what we call the Lacamas...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

By JOHN BRANTON Intern firefighter George Roman, a fire science student at Lower Columbia College in Longview, stocks up emergency medical kits at East County Fire & Rescue. It was happy times Wednesday out at East County Fire & Rescue's main station, the day after voters approved the emergency medical services levy. "It's looking good now," said Chief Scott Koehler. "We're certainly relieved. We dodged a bullet on this one." Sixty-five percent of voters supported the issue,...

2008-08-18 03:00:17

By Bunk, Steve When the latest short list of replacement sites for Friedman Memorial Airport, located between Hailey and Bellevue, has been announced, it will mark an important step along a path that Sun Valley and the rest of Blaine County have been treading for more than three decades. That path leads to the closure of the commercial airport, an ending not everyone seems to have accepted as unavoidable. The new short list is part of the Phase I report of an Environmental Impact...

2006-11-07 18:00:35

By DEAN BAKER Columbian staff writer CAMAS -- John and Michael Mills remember rowing across Lacamas Lake 40 years ago to fish and ramble through the giant old-growth firs of the "Black Forest" on the lake's south shore. The boys loved to frolic in the deep woods that their grandparents and great aunts called "Pomaria." Branches wrapped around and towered over the mysterious 26-room, bark-covered Fern Lodge, a vacation getaway built of huge old-growth logs under the watchful eye of their...

Latest Camassia Reference Libraries

2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

2009-04-17 14:28:21

The Common Star Lily (Zigadenus fremontii) also known as Fremont's Deathcamas or Star Zigadene, is a species of wildflower found on grassy or woody slopes, or rocky outcrops, in many low-lying regions of California, southern Oregon, and northern Baja California. This species grows from a spherical bulb, which has a diameter of 0.75 to 1.33 inches. The leaves can reach up to 40 inches in length, but are usually only 20 inches long. The leaves grow form the base of plant. The flowers, which...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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