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November 9, 2023
A fire engine sits outside the Camas-Washougal Fire Department's Fire Station 43 in Washougal Oct. 11, 2022. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

Washougal bumps up fire funding in 2024 budget

Five years after Camas leaders first expressed a desire to add more firefighters to the Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD), Washougal officials say they are still searching for a way to fully fund their share of the new positions.

November 9, 2023
Washougal artist Travis London paints a mural on the north side of the Pendleton Woolen Mills building in Washougal in September. (Contributed photo courtesy Travis London)

Mural planned for Hamllik Park

The East County Citizens Alliance (ECCA), an east Clark County nonprofit organization, endeavors to improve its communities by facilitating projects that bring people together to work side-by-side to accomplish common goals.

November 7, 2023
Washougal Mayor David Stuebe (left) leads his opponent, Gabriel Stone (right) with 88% of the votes as of Tuesday, Nov. 7. (Contributed photos courtesy of David Stuebe and Gabriel Stone)

Washougal voters backing mayor, EMS levy

David Stuebe has earned another term as Washougal’s mayor. As of Tuesday, Nov. 7, Stuebe, Washougal’s mayor for the past 14 months, had received 1,857 votes…

November 2, 2023
Washougal Mayor David Stuebe (right) talks with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the city of Washougal's 32nd Street underpass project Friday, July 7, 2023, in Washougal. (Contributed photo courtesy of the city of Washougal)

Washougal sets ‘hold the line’ budget for 2024

The city of Washougal has received a significant amount of funding from the various agencies in 2023, including a $40 million United States Department of Transportation grant for its 32nd Street railroad underpass project.

November 2, 2023
Washougal Business Association President Paul Greenlee (left) talks as board member Lori Reed looks on during an open house  at 54-40 Brewing in Washougal, Oct. 12, 2023.

Washougal Business Association relaunches

In the summer of 2022, the Washougal Business Association (WBA)’s new leadership group met for a full-day retreat at board member Greg Goforth’s residence to talk about the purpose of the nonprofit organization, which had basically gone dark months earlier, and what it could do to help the Washougal business community thrive.