Washougal grads reflect on facing, defeating challenges

Earlier this year, Washougal High School Principal Sheree Clark asked Ethan Mills, the school’s Associated Student Body president, to deliver some “inspiring life advice” to his fellow seniors at the school’s graduation ceremony. Recognizing the challenge in front of him Mills laced his reply with a hint of good-natured sarcasm. Read More

Fire district repays $770K bond

In the past two years, local residents have supported the East County Fire and Rescue district (ECFR) by approving a fire levy lid lift and a six-year emergency medical services renewal levy. Without that assistance, ECFR, a small district that generates its revenue almost exclusively through property taxes, would certainly be facing more severe economic hardships right now than it already is. Read More

Washougal residents free the trees

James Mahar has had a passion for the environment for as long as he can remember. In fact, one of his earliest memories involves his 6-year-old self asking his father to not burn leaves in their yard because doing so would increase air pollution. Read More

Camas soccer players to get pro tips

When Steven Evans invited some of his Washington Timbers club soccer players to try out for the Vancouver Victory Football Club earlier this year, he was excited — but not too surprised — when Camas students Hayden Reich and Carter Gorczyca took him up on the offer. Read More

Camas High names Athletes of the Year

Jake Blair recovered from shoulder injury to lead the Camas High School football and baseball teams to successful seasons. Shealyne McGee performed at an elite level in two sports simultaneously. Read More

WSD officials: Critical Race Theory not part of proposed policy

On May 10, Washougal School Board member Jim Cooper watched a livestream of the Camas School Board’s meeting, during which several parents discussed their concerns about critical race theory (CRT), an academic movement that examines social, cultural and legal issues as they relate to race and racism. Read More