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November 15, 2018
Camas City Councilor Shannon Turk (left) chats with Kristen Danis at Camas Antiques on Oct. 16.

Camas has a new mayor

The city of Camas has a new mayor. On Wednesday night, city councilors unanimously appointed Camas City Councilwoman Shannon Turk to lead the city through Dec. 2, 2019, when a…

November 15, 2018
Downtown business owners and employees gather at Journey Church on Nov. 12 for the annual Downtown Camas Association awards dinner. (Cooper Green/Post-Record)

Small businesses honored

It was a packed house at Journey Church Monday night for the Downtown Camas Association’s annual awards dinner, with a line stretching from one end of the building to the other when dinner was served.

November 15, 2018
Camas City Council members, Shannon Turk (left), Melissa Smith (center) and Don Chaney (right) gather at the council's regular meeting, Oct. 1, at Camas City Hall.

Weigh in on Camas’ financial future

Worried about whether or not the city will hire firefighters in the coming years? Staunchly opposed to the implementation of utility taxes in Camas? Unhappy with maintenance levels at your…

November 8, 2018
Paul Solevad rinses his brush in his studio on Nov. 3. This was Solevad's fourth year participating in Clark County Open Studios.

Opening doors & hearts

Last weekend’s Clark County Open Studios event, in which regional artists opened their studios for a free, self-guided art tour, reminded Washougal woodworker John Furniss of school — in a good way.

November 8, 2018
A rendering of what skateboard advocates hope is the future look of Camas' skatepark. The stair, rail and "picnic table" features in the forefront currently exist. Potential upgrades include the quarterpipe, guardrails and middle obstacle pictured in the background. (Contributed illustration courtesy of Lewallen Architecture)

Skaters push for revamp

Local skateboarders and BMX bicyclists fighting for nearly a year to restore and renovate the city of Camas’ ailing skatepark got some good news this month — city leaders have included two new parks maintenance workers, as well as $75,000 to go toward “skatepark improvements,” in the city’s proposed 2019-20 budget.

November 8, 2018
Washougal Mayor Molly Coston listens to a council member during the Aug. 13, 2018 Washougal City Council workshop. General election results, released Tuesday, Nov. 6, show Proposition 8, which would change the city's form of government from mayor-council, or 'strong mayor,' to council-manager or 'strong council' is passing with 54.84 percent of the vote. (Post-Record file photo)

It’s a ‘no’ to fire district, ‘yes’ to GOP

Clark County voters turned out in record numbers for the Nov. 6 midterm election this week, with 52 percent of registered voters casting ballots and weighing in on everything from the next congresswoman for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District to the next chair of the Clark County Council. As of this newspaper’s press deadline, there were still about 45,000 ballots — roughly 23 percent of the vote — left to be counted, countywide.

November 8, 2018
The cast of Washougal High School's 'Mamma Mia!' rehearses. The production opens this week for eight performances. (Photo contributed courtesy of Kelly Gregersen)

My, my, how can you resist it?

The summer of 2018 release of the movie, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” — a sequel to the popular movie adaptation of the stage musical “Mamma Mia!” — may have left some folks burnt out on ABBA, considering the Swedish pop group’s tunes color most of the story’s arc.