Stories by Doug Flanagan

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October 19, 2023
Washougal Mayor David Stuebe (left) faces challenger Gabriel Stone (right) in the Nov. 7, 2023 General and Special Election. (Photos courtesy of the Clark County Online Voter's Guide)

Washougal mayoral race pits veteran incumbent against Gen Z volunteer

The incumbent in the Washougal mayoral race is a retired military veteran who wants the City to capitalize on its recent momentum and make good on its recent promises, while the challenger is a member of Gen Z and community volunteer who hopes to make Washougal a more affordable and enjoyable place to live.

October 19, 2023
A 40-foot section of the Gibbons Creek bank lost 2 feet due to erosion over the past year, as shown in September 2023. (Contributed photo courtesy city of Washougal)

Jemtegaard trail threatened by erosion

Less than three years after it opened for public use, Washougal’s Jemtegaard Trail is being threatened by “significant erosion” of the Gibbons Creek bank.

October 12, 2023
An overhead map of the Port of Camas-Washougal's industrial park shows the location of Lot 14E (bottom right), which has drawn a purchase offer from a California-based aerospace company. (Contributed graphic courtesy Port of Camas-Washougal)

Aerospace firm eyes expansion in Washougal

A California-based aerospace manufacturer has made an offer to purchase a 3.4-acre lot in the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park, where it plans to construct a 16,000-square-foot facility that would bring at least 100 jobs to east Clark County.

October 5, 2023
Attendees walk their dog during the annual Hike on the Dike fundraising event in Washougal June 25, 2022. The city of Washougal is considering changes to its dog permits in an effort to

Dog permit fees eyed

Washougal City Council members have asked city employees to reexamine the City’s dog-licensing fees.

October 5, 2023
Post-Record file photo 
 The Port of Camas-Washougal was recently awarded two grants to fund the installation of solar and batter backup equipment at its administrative office  and the Grove Field airport (above).

Port nabs $283K in solar power grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $283,000 to the Port of Camas-Washougal for the installation of solar and battery backup equipment at two Port facilities.

September 28, 2023
Five east Clark County breweries will introduce the Washougal Brew Pass in 2023.

Local breweries launch ‘passport’ program

Lori Reed, the owner of the Washougal-based graphic design firm Reed Creative, has been thinking a lot about the way McMenamins, the Pacific Northwest chain of pubs, restaurants, historic hotels and movie theaters, encourages customers to visit its more than 60 locations.