Stories by Doug Flanagan

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December 28, 2023
Port of Camas-Washougal employees load a tree trunk onto a trailer at Grove Field to transport it to Lawton Creek in 2023. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port completes Lawton Creek mitigation

The Port of Camas-Washougal has completed a mitigation project at Lawton Creek that will provide its Columbia River levee system with additional protection.

December 21, 2023
The Washougal School District is transferring an unspecified amount of money from its capital projects fund to its general fund to meet its short-term financial obligations. (Post-Record file photo)

WSD borrows from capital fund to cover costs

The Washougal School District is borrowing money from itself to meet its short-term financial obligations as it continues to grapple with financial challenges brought on by lower-than-expected enrollment and rising costs.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Mary Ladd
The Long COVID reader, featuring essays and poems written by 45 COVID-19

Washougal author details long COVID impacts, daily struggles

Shortly after leaving his Washougal residence, Rowan MacDonald shuffles through his iPod, searching for the perfect track to propel him up the short hill in front of him. His playlist is filled with songs from the 1990s, reflecting the mindset of their listener, who yearns for the past.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Washougal School District 
 Columbia River Gorge Elementary School fifth-grader Joela Grundy collects a token as a reward for finishing a lap during a Boosters Mileage Club session at the Jemtegaard Middle School track earlier this year. (Contributed photo courtesy of the Washougal School District)

‘Mileage Club’ proves popular with Washougal students

Every Tuesday, Columbia Gorge Elementary (CRG) School students spend 15 minutes of their time running or walking around the Jemtegaard Middle School track. They aren’t required to participate in the Boosters’ Mileage Club. They choose to do so because they enjoy competing with their friends, earning rewards, and getting — or staying — fit.

November 30, 2023

Cities get $125,000 for middle housing planning

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded the city of Camas with $75,000 and the city of Washougal with $50,000 to support the adoption of policies and codes and the implementation of other measures specific to a Washington state bill which encourages and requires local governments to adopt development regulations aimed at increasing housing capacity in response to the state’s housing crisis.

November 30, 2023
Jordan Fitch holds a copy of his debut novel,

Washougal author pens first novel

Jordan Fitch came to a potentially life-altering realization while reading a science fiction novel — “The Kaizu Preservation Society” by John Scalzi — during a flight in the fall of 2022.