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April 4, 2024
Washougal Police Department Captain Zane Freschette graduated from the 289th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Va, March 15, 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy city of Washougal)

Washougal police captain graduates from FBI academy

Washougal Police Department (WPD) Captain Zane Freschette graduated from the 289th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, a 10-week program of advanced communication, leadership and fitness training, March 15.

April 4, 2024

Public Meetings: April 4-10, 2024

Camas School District: The Camas School Board will hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at 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 For more information, visit

April 4, 2024
Clark Public Utilities installed solar panels on the roofs of five buildings, including Building 14 (above), at the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park in late 2023 and early 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port, Clark PUD celebrate Community Solar East

Port of Camas-Washougal officials, along with Clark Public Utility (CPU) leaders, local and regional dignitaries, and community members, gathered at the Port’s industrial park March 27, to celebrate the completion of the Community Solar East project, which provides residents with opportunities to benefit from solar energy without installing rooftop systems at their homes or businesses.

April 1, 2024
A helicopter operated by J & L Aviation Helicopters responds to a search and recovery operation on Mount St. Helens, Saturday, March 30, 2024. (Contributed photo courtesy of Skamania County Sheriff's Office)

Washougal man dies on Mount St. Helens

A Washougal man is dead following a climbing accident on Mount St. Helens.  The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that a climbing group summiting St.

March 28, 2024
Rose Jewell (second from left), the city of Washougal’s community engagement manager, presents plaques to Chuck and Barbara Carpenter (second from right and far right) as the winners of the 2023 Rose M. Jewell Volunteer of the Year award as Mayor David Stuebe looks on during the city of Washougal’s Hometown Heroes event, held March 21 at the Washougal Community Center. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal honors community’s Hometown Heroes

The city of Washougal recognized a variety of community volunteers during its first “Hometown Heroes” event, held Thursday, March 21, at the Washougal Community Center.

March 28, 2024
The Georgia-Pacific paper mill is pictured in downtown Camas in 2018. A mill employee, Dakota Cline, 32, died March 8, 2024, after becoming entangled in one of the mill’s packaging machines. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

Police reports shed light on fatality at Camas paper mill

Police reports filed in the wake of a March 8 fatality inside the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Camas, shed light on what may have happened in the moments leading up to the death of 32-year-old mill employee Dakota Cline.