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January 11, 2024

Washougal shelter open during ‘severe weather’

ReFuel Washougal is seeking volunteers for its severe weather shelter, which is expected to open this weekend as the National Weather Service is forecasting low temperatures in the…

January 4, 2024
Don Stoner (left), the owner and lead instructor of the Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy, and The Outpost's Pam Young stand outside The Outpost in Washougal, in December 2023. (Contributed photo courtesy of Don Stoner)

Teen center set to open in Washougal Jan. 19

The Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy in Washougal and The Outpost, a Washougal-based network of ministries, churches, community members and other organizations, are preparing to launch a teen center that will focus on mentorship and bullying prevention.

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.

December 28, 2023
Port of Camas-Washougal employees load a tree trunk onto a trailer at Grove Field to transport it to Lawton Creek in 2023. (Contributed photos courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port completes Lawton Creek mitigation

The Port of Camas-Washougal has completed a mitigation project at Lawton Creek that will provide its Columbia River levee system with additional protection.

December 21, 2023
Clark County Historical Museum Executive Director Brad Richardson (right) leads a walking history tour of downtown Camas during the Downtown Camas Association’s “Spring into History” First Friday April 7, 2023 (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record files)

‘Bringing dollars into the local economy’

From the more than 2,900 hours its volunteers contributed to improving the city of Camas’ historic downtown district to the nearly $30,000 worth of facade improvement grants and $5,800 mural investment on Northeast Cedar Street, the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) clocked some significant accomplishments in 2023.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Mary Ladd
The Long COVID reader, featuring essays and poems written by 45 COVID-19

Washougal author details long COVID impacts, daily struggles

Shortly after leaving his Washougal residence, Rowan MacDonald shuffles through his iPod, searching for the perfect track to propel him up the short hill in front of him. His playlist is filled with songs from the 1990s, reflecting the mindset of their listener, who yearns for the past.