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April 11, 2024
An American Cruise Lines vessel sails on the Columbia River in an undated photo. (Contributed photo courtesy of American Cruise Lines)

Cruise ships returning to Port of Camas-Washougal

Two months after unexpectedly losing its docking agreement with American Queen Voyages, the Port of Camas-Washougal has partnered with another company to bring cruise ships back to east Clark County.

April 4, 2024
Students partcipate in a Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy class in an undated photo. (Contributed photo courtesy Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy)

VEGA gymnastics academy expanding to Washougal

The Camas-based Vancouver Elite Gymnastics Academy (VEGA) is turning 20 later this year. To celebrate, its leaders are giving their students and families a gift — a long-awaited third facility.

April 4, 2024
Washougal Police Department Captain Zane Freschette graduated from the 289th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Va, March 15, 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy city of Washougal)

Washougal police captain graduates from FBI academy

Washougal Police Department (WPD) Captain Zane Freschette graduated from the 289th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, a 10-week program of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training, March 15.

April 4, 2024
Clark Public Utilities installed solar panels on the roofs of five buildings, including Building 14 (above), at the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park in late 2023 and early 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port, Clark PUD celebrate Community Solar East

Port of Camas-Washougal officials, along with Clark Public Utility (CPU) leaders, local and regional dignitaries, and community members, gathered at the Port’s industrial park March 27, to celebrate the completion of the Community Solar East project, which provides residents with opportunities to benefit from solar energy without installing rooftop systems at their homes or businesses.

March 28, 2024
Rose Jewell (second from left), the city of Washougal’s community engagement manager, presents plaques to Chuck and Barbara Carpenter (second from right and far right) as the winners of the 2023 Rose M. Jewell Volunteer of the Year award as Mayor David Stuebe looks on during the city of Washougal’s Hometown Heroes event, held March 21 at the Washougal Community Center. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal honors community’s Hometown Heroes

The city of Washougal recognized a variety of community volunteers during its first “Hometown Heroes” event, held Thursday, March 21, at the Washougal Community Center.