American Empress arrives in Camas-Washougal

“Camas, Wash.” has been emblazoned on the stern of the American Empress paddlewheeler since 2014, but 2022 was the first time the Empress, the largest riverboat west of the Mississippi River, has attached itself to the Camas-Washougal dock originally slated to be the riverboat’s home port. Read More

‘We are the class that never lost hope’

While driving into work one morning several weeks ago, Washougal High School principal Sheree Gomez-Clark began to think about the speech she’d be delivering at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. She wondered how she could possibly sum up the character and grit of the class of 2022 and its accomplishments in a few sentences, and how she could say something to inspire a group of people that had inspired her for the past four years. Read More