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November 30, 2023
Jordan Fitch holds a copy of his debut novel,

Washougal author pens first novel

Jordan Fitch came to a potentially life-altering realization while reading a science fiction novel — “The Kaizu Preservation Society” by John Scalzi — during a flight in the fall of 2022.

November 23, 2023
An employee at The Soap Chest prepares a gift bag in November 2019. The Soap Chest, located at 521 N.E. Everett St., in Camas, is one of more than a dozen downtown Camas merchants participating in this year's

Camas merchants promote ‘shopping small’

Downtown Camas merchants are gearing up for another weekend of “shop local” and “shop small” events designed to kickstart the annual holiday shopping season with an emphasis on small, independently owned businesses.

November 16, 2023
Washougal resident Jake Straus, a professional video game streamer, has served as foster kitten parent for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society since 2022. (Contributed photo courtesy Jake Straus)

Washougal animal shelter gets record-setting donation

Peggy DiPrima didn’t know about Jake Straus’ position as a well-known professional gaming streamer or the size of his online following when he approached her about his intention to raise money for the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society earlier this year.

November 16, 2023
Fused glass artist Phyllis Carter works on a project at her home studio in Washougal in November 2023. (Contributed photo courtesy of Phyllis Carter)

Washougal artists plan holiday event

Phyllis Carter has gotten so attached to the many glass art pieces she’s created, that the Washougal artist said she’s now having trouble finding room to store all of them.

November 9, 2023
Washougal artist Travis London paints a mural on the north side of the Pendleton Woolen Mills building in Washougal in September. (Contributed photo courtesy Travis London)

Mural planned for Hamllik Park

The East County Citizens Alliance (ECCA), an east Clark County nonprofit organization, endeavors to improve its communities by facilitating projects that bring people together to work side-by-side to accomplish common goals.