Stories by Dawn Feldhaus

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December 27, 2018
John Spencer, of Washougal (center), tells Washougal Hearing Examiner Joe Turner, during a Dec. 20 public hearing, he wants to make sure all required studies, including one about stormwater to check into downstream impacts, are completed before the Northside Planned Unit Development is approved.

Neighbors question Washougal development

A proposed Washougal development that could result in the construction of 281 single family homes attracted a larger than usual crowd for a Thursday afternoon public hearing at Washougal City Hall.

December 27, 2018
Students at Washougal High School hold a "Parkland Strong" banner during a March 2018 National School Walkout to honor the victims of the Feb. 14, 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. (Post-Record file photo)

Our top 10 stories of 2018

The Post-Record stories that consumed readers’ attention in 2018 spanned a full range of topics and emotions, from the uplifting highs of watching young athletes win state trophies to the devastating lows of murder and student responses to national school shootings. Following are the “Top 10” Camas-Washougal stories from 2018:

December 20, 2018
Estelle Monaghan (left) reveals her team's answer for a "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"-related question during a Dec. 5 trivia night at 54?40' Brewing Company, in Washougal. 54?40' hosts a trivia night with the Washougal Community Library, at 6 p.m., on the first Wednesday of the month.

Trivial pursuit

Want to combine your love of factoids and pop culture with a night out on the town? Several Camas and Washougal brewpubs and wine bars host trivia events that give guests a chance to answer questions about everything from music and sports to entertainment and history while enjoying local brews and having a bite to eat.

December 20, 2018

Free meals will be served

Camas Mayor Shannon Turk and several Camas High School (CHS) alumni will provide free breakfasts on Christmas Eve.

December 20, 2018
This is the view that eastbound drivers will see at State Route 14 (SR-14) and 15th Street (Washougal River Road) in Washougal -- with Pendleton Woolen Mills and downtown Washougal on the left, and Steamboat Landing Park on the right -- after a roundabout is constructed in 2019. A roundabout will also be built at SR-14 and 32nd Street, in Washougal. (Contributed rendering provided courtesy of PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc.)

More roundabouts coming to Washougal

Two future roundabouts on state Route 14 (SR-14), in Washougal, will eliminate the need for traffic lights, at 15th and 32nd streets, starting in 2019.

December 13, 2018
(Contributed photo courtesy of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department)
Camas-Washougal firefighters respond to a garage fire on the 4000 block of “C” St., in Washougal, at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 13. The occupants evacuated without injuries.

Early morning fire damages Washougal garage

Camas-Washougal firefighters responded to an early morning garage fire in Washougal Thursday, Dec. 13. Firefighters were dispatched at 5:30 a.m., to a reported structure fire on…

December 13, 2018
Jeremy Bye, 41, makes jewelry while staying at a severe weather shelter, Dec. 5, in the Washougal Community Center. The City of Washougal, in partnership with ReFuel Washougal, will open the shelter again when the temperatures drop below 30 degrees or there is snow or ice in the forecast and there are enough volunteers to staff the shelter.

Homeless flock to shelter in Washougal

The Washougal Community Center and volunteers recently provided a temporary home-like setting for people lacking a consistent safe, warm place to stay.

December 13, 2018
A U-Haul truck occupies a parking space, Dec. 1, at the Main Street Village apartment complex near downtown Washougal. Residents started moving into the new development in November.

Main Street revival?

Owners of downtown Washougal businesses are optimistic that residents of the new Main Street Village — a 99-unit apartment complex — will spend some of their dollars near where they live.