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September 12, 2019
A group of local and regional leaders, including Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP) restoration ecologist Chris Collins (far left), Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards president Dave Pinkernell (fifth from left), Port of Camas-Washougal chief executive officer David Ripp (sixth from left), LCEP executive director Debrah Marriott (seventh from left), congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore. (fifth from right), Washougal mayor Molly Coston (third from right) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project leader Christopher Lapp (second from right), dig holes in the ground at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge during a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 5. (Photos by Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

$25M Steigerwald restoration kicks off

Several years ago, Washougal Mayor Molly Coston, then the president of the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, was approached by Chris Collins of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership (LCEP), a Portland-based environmental protection nonprofit coalition of public and private groups.

September 12, 2019
John Watkins (left) and Brian Eayrs are co-owners of Feed Me Fight Me, a fitness apparel company in Washougal. "We're definitely yin and yang and different in a lot of ways," Eayrs said. "It's like, 'This is a Brian problem and that's a John problem. I don't want to do this and you don't want to do that, so let's divide and conquer.'" (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Veterans raise bar with fitness apparel company

When Brian Eayrs and John Watkins, owners of the Washougal-based Feed Me Fight Me fitness apparel company, don’t feel like strolling through their 6,000-square-foot distribution center in Building 18 at the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park, they don’t have to.

September 5, 2019

WSD staff, board members pleased with 2019-20 budget

The Washougal School District (WSD) administrative office was virtually empty and relatively quiet when the WSD board of directors voted to adopt the district’s 2019-20 budget on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

August 29, 2019
Children participate in a sensory activity at the Someday School tent at the Pirates in the Park event at William Clark Park on Saturday, Aug. 4. Someday School is a new private school in Washougal that will begin classes Sept. 9. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Someday School to open in Washougal

Afters several years working as a special education teacher in the Hockinson and Washougal school districts, Nicki Mann was ready for a change.