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October 24, 2019
East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) has agreed to sell Station 95, at 211 39th St., Washougal, to the city of Washougal.

Washougal to buy ECFR fire station

The East County Fire and Rescue (ECFR) fire district has agreed to sell one of its five stations to the city of Washougal.

October 17, 2019
Jemtegaard Middle School Club 8 art student Abby Picho paints a section of a mural in Washougal on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal students create mural

The 10 words at the bottom of Washougal’s newest public mural encapsulate the essence of the artwork: “I am unique. I am not you. I am me.”

October 17, 2019

Child rapist released from jail early

A former Washougal School District employee and employees union president who was sentenced in November 2018 to serve 11 years in prison for raping and molesting a child was released from Clark County Jail on Sunday, Oct. 13.

October 17, 2019
The bike skills course at Hamllik Park in Washougal includes natural rock and cedar log features, ladder bridges and ramps. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal bike pump track may see movement

After facing multiple setbacks, city of Washougal officials are cautiously optimistic that the long-awaited construction of a pump track and jump lines at Hamllik Park’s bicycle skills course will begin in the spring of 2020.

October 10, 2019
Ray Kutch, a Washougal resident since 1990, is running for re-election to his Council No. 5 position. "We're going to help each other," he said. "That's my goal, to try to help bring people to this community and make it better."

Newcomer challenges Washougal incumbent

In the only contested Washougal City Council race, councilman Ray Kutch is vying against challenger Denise Korhonen in the Nov. 5 general election to retain the council position 5 seat he’s held for nearly three years.

October 3, 2019

Washougal begins 2020 budget process

The city of Washougal’s general fund operating budget “is very tight heading into 2020,” according to Washougal City Manager David Scott.