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July 18, 2019
The Port of Camas-Washougal's "Boulevard" concept design for its waterfront development. (Contributed illustrations courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port unveils concepts for Washougal waterfront

The Port of Camas-Washougal’s waterfront development should take advantage of the area’s natural features and incorporate local history, the owner of RKm Development said at a “Lunch With Dave” event, held July 10 at the Port of Camas-Washougal office.

July 11, 2019

Washougal School District deficit grows

The Washougal School District’s (WSD) budget deficit is bigger than originally anticipated. At the WSD board of directors’ June 25 meeting, superintendent Mary Templeton said that two recent developments combined…

July 11, 2019
Port of Camas-Washougal commissioner Larry Keister (left) talks with Washougal resident Martha Martin after a July 1 meeting. Keister and Martin are members of a steering committee that will propose the formation of a performing arts and cultural center on the Washougal waterfront.

Washougal group plans waterfront arts center

A group of Camas-Washougal area arts advocates have formed a steering committee to discuss the creation of a performing arts and cultural center on the Washougal waterfront. Washougal residents Martha…

July 4, 2019
Washougal Police Department chief Ron Mitchell will retire later this year, ending a 23-year career.

Washougal to seek new police chief

Washougal Police Department (WPD) chief Ron Mitchell will retire later this year. Mitchell, who has worked for the WPD for 23 years, told city of Washougal leaders in 2018 that…

June 27, 2019
The Port of Camas-Washougal has approved a 4 percent fee increase for its marina, which is at 100 percent occupancy and has a waiting list for 100 more interested boat owners.

Port of C-W to hike marina rates 4 percent

Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners voted to approve a 4 percent rate increase for the Port’s marina at their June 17 meeting. Port staff members said they believe the increase,…

June 27, 2019
Washougal School District’s director of technology, Les Brown, talks about the district’s new strategic plan during the Washougal school board meeting on June 11.

Washougal school leaders establish 6-year plan

Washougal School District leaders will adhere to a new set of “pillars” under the district’s recently approved six-year strategic plan. The plan, approved by the Washougal school board on…

June 27, 2019
Grains of Wrath Brewing co-founder Mike Hunsaker displays the five medals his brewery won at the Washington Beer Awards earlier this month. (Submitted by Grains of Wrath Brewing)

Grains of Wrath wins 5 medals at beer awards

After Grains of Wrath Brewing (GoW) was awarded five medals, including four gold, at the 2019 Washington Beer Awards (WBA) competition earlier this month, co-owner and head brewer Mike Hunsaker…

June 20, 2019
Hayes Freedom High School graduate Maggie Mack (right) shakes hands with Hayes Freedom principal Amy Holmes Saturday during the Hayes Freedom graduation ceremony at Lincoln Middle School on June 15. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Hayes Freedom grad finds her ‘saving grace’

Recent Hayes Freedom High School graduate Maggie Mack can look back on a younger version of herself with incredulous disbelief and wonder how she ever put herself in the position to do some of the things that she did.