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January 11, 2024
Port of Camas-Washougal CEO David Ripp speaks at the Port's industrial park in Washougal, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Port of Camas-Washougal CEO to retire

Port of Camas-Washougal Chief Executive Officer David Ripp has announced he intends to retire in 2024, following a port management career that has spanned nearly three decades.

January 4, 2024
Don Stoner (left), the owner and lead instructor of the Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy, and The Outpost's Pam Young stand outside The Outpost in Washougal, in December 2023. (Contributed photo courtesy of Don Stoner)

Teen center set to open in Washougal Jan. 19

The Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy in Washougal and The Outpost, a Washougal-based network of ministries, churches, community members and other organizations, are preparing to launch a teen center that will focus on mentorship and bullying prevention.

January 4, 2024
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 City Council sets 2024 goals

City of Washougal leaders are bullish on the City’s prospects for 2024 and believe that the next 12 months will be viewed in the future as the beginning of a prosperous new era.

December 28, 2023
The Washougal Transfer Station is seen Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Port commissioner questions customer service at Washougal Transfer Station

A Port of Camas-Washougal commissioner is questioning the quality of customer service at the Washougal Transfer Station, a solid waste and recycling center located at 4020 S. Grant St., in Washougal, that is governed by a contract between Clark County and Columbia Resource Company, a division of Waste Connections of Washington.

December 28, 2023
Washougal High School senior Gabby McCormick accesses the YouScience online program on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023. McCormick has used the program to confirm her choice of career path and find out more information about what she needs to do in order to become an interior designer. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Washougal School District)

Washougal High students take ‘Brightpath’

Gabby McCormick said she knew she was interested in interior design when she first used the YouScience program known as “Brightpath” during the 2021-22 school year at Washougal High School, but she didn’t realize how much the program would help her gain the practical information she needed to help plan her future career goals.

December 28, 2023
Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy students show off their medals following the Grappling Industries Portland competition, held Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in Happy Valley, Ore. (Contributed photo courtesy Don Stoner)

Washougal jiu-jitsu students win big at tournament

The Vancouver-based Fabiano Scherner Association, consisting mostly of students from Washougal’s Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy, took first place Dec. 10, at the Grappling Industries Portland Tournament, held in Happy Valley, Oregon.