Stories by Doug Flanagan

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March 7, 2024
Jemtegaard Middle School seventh-grader Emily Lampmann sings at a Washougal residence, Friday, March 1, 2024.

Washougal seventh-grader to perform at Carnegie Hall

During her first visit to New York City in 2023, Emily Lampmann attended a concert at Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, and a play on Broadway. She’s planning to return to the Big Apple later this year, not as a spectator but rather as a performer — at one of the most prestigious venues in the world for classical and popular music.

March 7, 2024
Washougal City Council member David Fritz (left) talks to Washougal Coffee Company employee Kevin Credelle in an undated photo. Fritz would like to see more bicycle friendly infrastructure built in Washougal to help bicyclists have safe options for riding to local businesses, parks, the Port of Camas-Washougal and the nearby city of Camas. (Contributed photo courtesy David Fritz)

Washougal, Port leaders call for bike-friendly infrastructure

When Recluse Brew Works opened at the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park in November 2023, the brewery’s owner, August Everson, and manager, Richard LaRue, hoped to attract recreational enthusiasts who would be eager to take advantage of the brewery-pub’s location near Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge and other natural areas.

March 7, 2024
Eldon Heller built the Heller’s Restaurant building in 1974 and sold it to his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Reta, in 1987. (Post-Record file photo)

Washougal Times owners to celebrate Heller’s Restaurant milestones

One day during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washougal Times owner Ben Jackson found an old newspaper clipping during an indoor construction project. The news clipping featured an article about the grand opening of Heller’s Restaurant at 1826 “E” St., now home to Jackson’s Washougal Times restaurant and bar.

February 29, 2024
Monty Hill (left) and Adam Goldberg, architects for the Portland-based MacKenzie Architecture firm, talk about design options for the city of Washougal’s new fire station project during an open house held Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department Station 43 in Washougal. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal unveils options for new fire station

Washougal Mayor David Stuebe envisions the city of Washougal’s new fire station/police station annex facility as a “command and operations” center that will allow police officers and firefighters to provide for the residents’ public safety needs from a central location.