Stories by Dawn Feldhaus

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February 28, 2019
Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson tells Washougal City Council members, during their Feb. 25 meeting, he is concerned that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder will have their guns taken away without due process. Gibson hopes to visit all of the city councils in Clark County and put pressure on Sheriff Chuck Atkins to not enforce I-1639, a November 2018 voter-approved ballot measure that strengthened the state's gun safety laws.

Washougal urged to be gun-rights sanctuary

Patriot Prayer members and a Washougal gun shop owner turned out to a Washougal City Council meeting Monday to ask city leaders there to declare Washougal a “Second Amendment sanctuary city” and instruct local police to not enforce a set of voter-approved state gun control laws.

February 21, 2019
A Google Earth photo, with an image of a bicycle skills course in Hamllik Park, in Washougal, shows where a bicycle pump track with jump lines will be constructed by the end of 2019.  There are also plans to eventually add picnic tables and garbage containers next to the bike course. (Contributed Google Earth photo courtesy of the City of Washougal)

Washougal bike park back on track

Delayed by more than a year, construction on two additions to the Washougal bicycle skills course could be completed as early as the end of 2019 — but only if community organizers can raise more than $37,000.

February 21, 2019
Brian Vanneman and Wally Hobson of the Portland-based Leland Consulting Group, talk with Martha Martin, of Washougal, and Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner Larry Keister, Friday, Feb. 15, during a break of the port's strategic and capital planning retreat at The Heathman Lodge, in Vancouver. Vanneman and Hobson are working with the port to oversee the selection of a firm to develop more than 26 acres near Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail.

Development hot topic at port retreat

The future Port of Camas-Washougal waterfront development should include destination retail, such as restaurants, according to consultants advising the port.

February 7, 2019
A $3,500 emergency grant from the Camas-Washougal Community Chest purchased 20 cots for the Washougal-Camas severe weather shelter (pictured Monday, Feb. 4), in the Washougal Community Center. The Community Chest funding, provided by donations from individuals and companies in the Camas-Washougal area, also bought food and toiletries for the shelter guests, as well as cleaning supplies. (Contributed photos courtesy of Robert Barber)

Severe weather shelter opens in Washougal

An emergency grant from the Camas-Washougal Community Chest is providing a more comfortable stay for people seeking relief from this week’s freezing temperatures.

February 7, 2019
Amanda Prince, of Washougal, spends time with Jerzey, a shelter dog at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) in Washougal. Prince is a foster volunteer who provides a temporary home for dogs until they are adopted. Jerzey was adopted on Feb. 4.

Fostering furry friends

Pets in need of a temporary home are finding shelter with a few local families in a process known as “fostering.”

February 2, 2019

Severe Weather Shelter to open Feb. 4-6

A severe weather overnight shelter will be open for at least part of this week, for anyone seeking relief from the expected freezing temperatures in downtown Washougal.