Stories by Dawn Feldhaus

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November 22, 2018
An animal, seen in the lower left hand corner of this photo, is a house cat, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Thomas Moats. Nataliya Milushkina, a resident who lives near Washougal River Road Milepost 8, has wondered if the animal is a juvenile cougar. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

‘Cougar’ likely just housecat

A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officer says an animal originally believed to be a juvenile cougar wandering near homes off Washougal River Road is a common housecat.

November 22, 2018
Washougal City Administrator David Scott (right) explains during a Nov. 13, council workshop the process that will occur when the city's form of government changes from mayor-council, or "strong mayor," to council-manager or "strong council." The majority of Washougal's general election voters approved the change, which will go into effect on Nov. 27.

Washougal begins shift to ‘strong council’ govt

The city of Washougal is preparing to move forward with the transition from mayor-council, or “strong mayor,” to council-manager or “strong council” after the majority of voters approved Proposition 8 in the general election.

November 16, 2018
(Post-Record file photo) Generations of Camas-Washougal families gather at the Turkey Carnival in November 2015. The 87th annual event will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at Camas-Washougal Fire Station 43, 1400 “A” St. Proceeds from the event will purchase equipment to be used by the department’s volunteer firefighters.

‘Turkey Carnival’ is set for Nov. 16 and 17

An annual tradition will continue this week before Thanksgiving, that involves playing bingo, dice and wheel games and potentially winning frozen turkeys. The 87th annual Turkey Carnival will be held…

November 15, 2018
Quinn, an 11-month-old male kitty, relaxes with some toys at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society cat shelter. Donations of cat treats, toys and beds, as well as free standing scratchers, breakaway collars and kitty litter are accepted at the Washougal-based shelter. (Dawn Feldhaus/Post-Record)

Donate to nonprofits in Camas, Washougal this holiday season

Nov. 27 is “Giving Tuesday,” a global day of giving that kicks off an entire month of donating to charitable organizations around the world. In the Camas-Washougal area, there are many nonprofit organizations hoping residents will open their hearts — and wallets — during this holiday season of giving.

November 15, 2018
Stephanie Carmichael, of Portland, makes a pendant at the Washougal-based Mary Jane's Glass Productions. Carmichael sells her glass products, which also include caps for dabbing cannabis oil concentrates, on

Blowing glass in Washougal

A Washougal-based company offer opportunities for glassblowers to work for them or be independent and create their own brand of products to sell elsewhere.

November 15, 2018

Woman organizes free Thanksgiving dinner

A Washougal woman is enlisting the help of several of her family members and friends to serve free ham dinners to the community on Thanksgiving Day. Rhonda Ackman and family…

November 15, 2018
Washougal's Steamboat Landing dock is pictured in May 2018. (Post-Record file photo)

Steamboat Landing dock to open by summer

Area residents who enjoy fishing, birdwatching or just relaxing on the Steamboat Landing dock in Washougal will be happy to know the dock, closed for nearly two years, should be…