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January 11, 2024
Discovery High School students (from left to right) Jax Goetzen, Angel Harp, Zimri Baxter and Hannah Cuffel-Leathers gather at a booth on the corner of Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Cedar Street in downtown Camas during the Downtown Camas Association's First Friday event on April 7, 2023. The students are calling for the Camas School District to reconsider budget cuts that will impact their project-based learning high school. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas School Board hears update on district’s ‘choice schools’

It has been nine months since Camas students, staff and families flooded Camas School Board meetings in the spring of 2023 to support their unique “choice schools” in the wake of the district’s announced budget cuts and Discovery High School students participated in a planned walk-out the day before their 2022-23 spring break to protest the district’s plan to unify the project-based learning Discover High with the remote K-12 Camas Connect Academy (CCA).

January 11, 2024
Port of Camas-Washougal CEO David Ripp speaks at the Port's industrial park in Washougal, Friday, Jan. 5, 2024. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Port of Camas-Washougal CEO to retire

Port of Camas-Washougal Chief Executive Officer David Ripp has announced he intends to retire in 2024, following a port management career that has spanned nearly three decades.

January 11, 2024

Public meetings: Jan. 11-17, 2024

Camas City Council: The Council will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, and online via Zoom. For more information, including remote log-in details, visit cityofcamas.us/yourgovernment/minuteagendavideo and click on the agendas for the Jan. 15 workshop and meeting.

January 4, 2024
An illustration shows the preferred alternative for the city of Camas' Everett Street Corridor improvement project presented to Camas officials Dec. 20, 2023. The plan calls for elevated bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of state Route 500 that runs from just north of the Lake Road-Everett Street roundabout to the city's northern limits near Northeast Third Street.

Camas officials mull ‘preferred’ Everett Street improvement plan

One month after Camas residents and business owners concerned about the City’s Everett Street Corridor improvement project’s possible negative impacts to their homes and businesses packed the Camas City Council’s Nov. 20, 2023, workshop, city officials gathered again to discuss the corridor improvements and mull next steps for the traffic corridor.

January 4, 2024

Public meetings: Jan. 4-10, 2024

Camas School District: The Camas School Board will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Dennison Board Room of the Zellerbach Administration Center, 841 N.E. 22nd Ave., Camas. The workshop also will be livestreamed, with video available on the district’s website. To send a written comment, email gail.gast@camas.wednet.edu. For more information, visit camas.wednet.edu/about-csd/school-board/meetings-minutes

December 28, 2023
Camas teachers and their supporters walk the picket line near Helen Baller Elementary School in Camas Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Top 10 stories of 2023

Whether it was the local library celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year’s worth of events, Camas teachers going on strike for the very first time, the critical Washougal school levies that failed in February, then passed muster with voters in the spring, or the re-opening of the newly revamped Camas skatepark, there was no shortage of hyperlocal, Camas-Washougal news in 2023.