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December 12, 2019

Washougal to continue funding new firefighters

The city of Washougal will continue to fund the salary and benefit costs of two new Camas-Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) positions in 2020, but has not committed to the ongoing funding of the positions in 2021 and beyond.

December 5, 2019
Contributed photo courtesy of Camas-Washougal Fire Department 
 A Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter extinguishes an outbuilding fire in Washougal in September 2018.

Report lays out needs of Camas-Washougal Fire Department

The first time Zach Goodman addressed the Camas City Council about firefighter safety was in March 2018, just a few weeks after a two-person Camas-Washougal firefighter crew had pulled a man and his dogs from a burning house.

December 5, 2019
Fireworks accompany the tree-lighting ceremony at the 2018 Camas Hometown Holidays celebration. This year's festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in downtown Camas. (Post-Record file photo)

Events mark start of winter holiday season

The Camas-Washougal winter holiday season kicks off this week with two of the biggest events — the Washougal Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting and Camas’ Hometown Holidays celebration — taking place today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, respectively.

December 5, 2019

Washougal School District to put levies before voters

Since taking over as Washougal School District’s (WSD) superintendent in July 2018, Mary Templeton has strongly advocated for the addition of a string music program. Templeton is a trained singer, her sister was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and all three of her children are violin players with orchestra experience, so she believes that she’s able to speak to the performing arts’ ability to enrich peoples’ lives.

December 5, 2019
Eleven Washougal boy scouts from Troops 497 and 462 have earned Eagle badges. Front row, left to right: Conrad Jones, Spencer Perkins, Henry Jones and Braden Harness. Back row, left to right: Thomas Hines, William Weihl, Dallin Kanzler, Nolan Purkerson and Tommy Liston. Not pictured: Ryan Perkins and Jaden Moore. (Contributed photo courtesy of Heather Purdin Photography)

Washougal scouts earn Eagle rank

A local boy scout was awarded an Eagle rank during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 9, at American Legion Hall Cape Horn Post 122 in Washougal. William Weihl passed the…