January 27, 2022
Chuck and Janessa Stoltz stand on the back patio of their Camas business, Acorn & the Oak, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Photos by Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Upping al fresco: Lakeside Camas restaurant could take outdoor dining to new level

Chuck and Janessa Stoltz, the owners of Camas’ unique, Lacamas Lake-adjacent Acorn & the Oak restaurant, had already weathered more than their fair share of hurdles when the city’s planning manager emailed another piece of bad news earlier this month: the city could not approve the couple’s plans to build a permanent cover over their back patio.

January 27, 2022
An aerial view shows the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in downtown Camas, along the Columbia River. (Contributed photo courtesy of the Downtown Camas Association)

Camas mill cleanup ‘will take time’

Camas-area residents eager to see environmental cleanup work being done at the Georgia-Pacific (GP) paper mill site will likely need to settle for “later rather than sooner.”

January 13, 2022
Paul Greenlee stands in the Washougal Town Square courtyard on Jan. 10, 2022. The former Washougal City Council member is the new president of the Washougal Business Association. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

‘New chapter, maybe even a sequel’

When four of the eight Washougal Business Association (WBA) officers, including president Kathryn Dudley, resigned in the fall of 2021, three of the remaining board members — Bolt Minister, David Stuebe and Chuck Carpenter — named Paul Greenlee as the nonprofit’s next leader.

January 6, 2022
Camas Brewing Co. owner Eric Duensing wants his new brewery to produce "easier, less complicated, but fulfilling beers that go with our food." The brewery is located inside Camas Slices, at 339 N.E. Cedar St., in downtown Camas. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Camas Brewing Co. opens in downtown Camas

Eric Duensing’s desire to launch a brewery in Camas sprouted from his desire to launch a brewery in Seabrook, a small-but-growing tourist town on the Washington coast.

December 16, 2021
A sign and an animatronic
apatosaurus welcome guests to the "Jurassic Retreat" home in rural Washougal.

Pasco man turns Washougal house into ‘Jurassic Retreat’

Todd Perkins became interested in dinosaurs after visiting a natural history museum with his family when he was 5 years old. Soon after, the movie “Jurassic Park” was released into theaters and became a worldwide phenomenon that turned Perkins’ interest into a borderline obsession.

December 2, 2021
An illustration shows a future vision of the Port of Camas-Washougal's waterfront development. The first phase of construction on the Parker's Landing project is set to begin in the fall of 2022. (Contributed illustration courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port wants to ‘reintroduce’ public to waterfront plan

The Port of Camas-Washougal completed a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work on the Parkers Landing Waterfront Development in 2021. Now it’s ready to reintroduce the project to the public as it looks forward to the first construction phase starting in 2022.

November 25, 2021
An aerial view shows the 135-year-old Georgia-Pacific paper mill in downtown Camas. (Contributed photo courtesy of the Downtown Camas Association)

Public will have chance to weigh in on Georgia-Pacific paper mill cleanup

Seven months after at least 50 Camas residents and public officials urged the state’s Department of Ecology during an April 20 public hearing to push for more restrictive environmental cleanup standards at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in downtown Camas, the public will soon be able to weigh in on the mill’s future environmental cleanup efforts.