November 25, 2021
From left to right: Heather, Brooksley, Kinder and Dave Kesmodel, owners of the new Periwinkle’s Toy Shoppe in downtown Camas, show off their favorite “stuffies” on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

‘Shop Small’ in downtown Camas this weekend

A feeling of lighthearted joy infuses downtown Camas’ latest business, Periwinkle’s Toy Shoppe, sending visitors down a memory lane filled with favorite stuffed animals, coveted figurines and treasured picture books.

October 14, 2021
Columbia River Realty owner Charline Wright (left), broker Angie Tauialo (center) and broker Tim Plagman (right) stand outside of the real estate agency's new office on "E" Street in Washougal on Oct. 4, 2021. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Columbia River Realty enters new era

When Charline Wright started Columbia River Realty in 2013, she and six other brokers worked out of the backs of their cars because they didn’t have an office of their own.

September 16, 2021
COVID-19 safety signs ask people to distance and wear face masks at the Hayes Freedom High School graduation ceremony, held June 12, 2021, at Doc Harris Stadium. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

As COVID cases climb, vaccine and masking mandates expand

With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continuing to climb across the country, state and county, elected officials are using masks and vaccine mandates to try to stem the spread of the virus and keep health systems from becoming completely overwhelmed.

September 9, 2021
54-40 Brewing Co. owner Bolt Minister (right) talks to then-Washougal Mayor Pro Tem Joyce Lindsay (left) during a fundraiser at the Washougal brewpub on May 9, 2018. Minister and his wife, Amy Minister (not pictured) recently opened a second 54-40 location in Skamania County. (Post-Record file photos)

Washougal’s 54-40 Brewing expands

Food-and-drink pairings don’t get much better than pizza and beer. Bolt Minister has carved a long, productive career out of his ability to brew the former. Now he’s learning how to bake the latter.

September 9, 2021

Camas brewery wins national awards

Camas’ Grains of Wrath Brewing took home five medals from the 24th annual International Beer and Cider Awards event, held Aug. 27, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.