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September 7, 2023
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Camas First Friday celebrates art, mourns gallery owner

An annual tradition in Camas was marked by sadness this year, after the event’s organizer, Camas Gallery owner Marquita Call, died unexpectedly Aug. 29, three days before artists gathered in downtown Camas for the Camas Gallery’s popular “plein air” event.

August 31, 2023
WCGHS in Washougal has seen its adoption rates drop in 2023. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal animal shelter plans first Friday open houses

In 2021, the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) commissioned one of its volunteers to create a short promotional video, titled, “A Day in the Life of the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society,” for the animal shelter.

August 31, 2023
Washougal resident Donna Sinclair (right) and former United States Forest Service forest supervisor Gloria Brown talk about their book,

‘A story worth telling’

Donna Sinclair’s book, “Black Woman in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership,” was released in February 2020, but — thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic — the Washougal resident and the book’s namesake and co-author, former United States Forest Service (USFS) Forest Supervisor Gloria Brown, were only able to participate in one in-person event after the book’s launch, which severely limited their promotional opportunities, Sinclair said.

August 31, 2023
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Washougal underwent a $32 million restoration and reopened to the public in May 2022.

Steigerwald Reconnection Project wins award

The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) named the Steigerwald Reconnection Project as its first-place winner in the Small Size Population Innovative Project category at…

August 31, 2023

Washougal animal shelter receives $2,500 grant

The Washougal-based West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) has been selected to receive a $2,500 CARES Community Impact Grant. CARES, the independent, charitable and philanthropic arm…

August 17, 2023
Wasougal residents Ann (left) and Grant Gilson pose for a photo during the city of Washougal's Harvest Festival event in October 2022. The Gilsons attended the event to promote their efforts to bring a teen center to Washougal. (Contributed photo courtesy of Grant Gilson)

‘A fun, creative, safe space for teens’

Washougal residents Grant and Ann Gilson began to realize last summer that east Clark County doesn’t have a lot of suitable locations for teenagers to congregate after their daughter, Abby, who had just finished her seventh-grade year at Liberty Middle School, started asking them to drive her to different places around Camas and Washougal to participate in social activities.