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 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

'Levy Cliff' Measure Signed Into Law

DAYTON—Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5023, the “levy cliff” measure, into law. The bill extends the safety net for local levy collections an additional year. According to local school officials, this was needed be...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

Fairgrounds Improvement Plan Moves Ahead

DAYTON-Since September, a group of stakeholders has been meeting to develop a plan for improving the facilities at the Columbia County fairgrounds. Last week, a draft of the plan was presented to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

Dayton Seniors Are Preparing for Graduation

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met last week and received updates on a wide range of topics. Kristine Warren, who is the graduation counselor for Dayton High School, talked to the board about the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 23, 2017 

General Mgr. of Columbia County Transportation Placed On Leave

DAYTON—The General Manager of Columbia County Public Transportation, Stephanie Guettinger, is on paid leave, pending an investigation of issues relating to performance of her duties and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

ALTC Offers Programs for Seniors

WALLA WALLA—When she spoke at the Dayton Senior Center in, on March 7, Mary Cleveland who is the Local Program Coordinator for the Southeast Washington Aging and Disability Resource Center, talked... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

DHS Senior Receives 'A Legacy of Legends' Scholarship

DAYTON--Megan Schmidt, a senior at Dayton High School, has received an "A Legacy of Legends" scholarship to study "natural horsemanship" with people who studied under Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. Hunt...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 16, 2017

Commissioners Discuss Code Enforcement and Fairgrounds Facilities

Staffers from McMorris Rodgers’s office also visited Columbia County last week DAYTON—“A picture is worth a thousand words,” said Commissioner Merle Jackson, at the March 6 meeting of the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Shorelines Plan Approved by State

DAYTON—The Washington State Department of Ecology has accepted the tri-county Southeast Washington Shoreline Master Program Update, with “no proposed changes”. “This is a huge deal,” said... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Dayton, County to Combine Code Compliance

DAYTON—At their February 27 meeting, the Dayton City Council approved an agreement between the city and Columbia County for the city to provide code compliance services to the county. The City Code...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Moose Creek to Offer Breakfast and Dinner

DAYTON-- Paul MacKay and his partner, Amy McGuire, have been busy putting their own touches on the Moose Creek Café and Bakery since MacKay bought it from Chuck and Raylene Sursley in January, 2016....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 9, 2017

Dayton Considers Middle School Spring Sports Combine

DAYTON—In his report to the Dayton School Board last week, Superintendent Doug Johnson discussed providing middle school students with baseball and softball programs through a joint effort with the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

Columbia County Wildfire Plan Updated

DAYTON--Anne Higgins, Columbia County Emergency Management Homeland Security Assistant, introduced an updated 2008 Columbia County Community Wildfire Protection Plan to stakeholders and landowners at...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

SHEO Club Goes to West Side

DAYTON--Drug Free Grant Coordinator Peggy Guiterrez, and ASB SHEO Club Advisor Jennifer Price accompanied students in Dayton's SHEO Club to Olympia on Feb. 20 for Prevention Policy Day....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 2, 2017

CCHS Finances Strong in January

DAYTON - "January was a bang-up month," Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire told the Board of Commissioners at last week's meeting. McGuire was referring to the $1.7 million growth...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 23, 2017

Commissioners Consider New Recycling Station Plan

Fairgrounds Facilities and Code Enforcement are also discussed DAYTON-The Board of County Commissioners had a busy week last week. Recycling When they met on Mon., Feb. 13, the board heard a proposal...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 23, 2017

Business Lab Students 'Show and Tell' at School Board

DAYTON-Last week, Superintendent Doug Johnson impressed upon those in attendance at the "Show and Tell" portion of the regular school board meeting the importance of high school business teacher Bob...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 16, 2017

Ice Damages Lyon's Ferry Marina Moorages

STARBUCK -- Jim McArthur's reuben sandwich junkies will be happy to hear that the restaurant at the Lyon's Ferry Marina will have an earlier than usual opening this year. McArthur said an early openin...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 16, 2017

Early Appliances On Display

DAYTON-Take a tour of a new exhibit at the Dayton Historic Depot Museum, beginning on March 1, to see some gadgets that made the lives of women "easier" in the years from the early 1900s to the 1950s....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 16, 2017

Meet the People Responsible for an Improving Public Library

DAYTON-Good things have been happening at the Dayton Memorial Library, including a recent honor bestowed on the library by the American Library Association, for the Family Dinner and Story Program, wh...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

'Levy Cliff' Concerning to Dayton School Officials

DAYTON—Officials with the Dayton School District are watching the progress of House Bill 1059, and hoping it becomes law. If so, it would extend the safety net for local levy collections by an...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

CFYF Won't Re-Up Drug Free Communities Grant

DAYTON—After weighing the pros and cons of reapplying for an additional five years of the Drug Free Communities Grant, the Coalition for Youth and Families decided not to do so at this time....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

February Happenings at Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON - February is National Library Lovers Month, and the Dayton Memorial Library is celebrating that, as well as Valentine's Day, with "Blind Date with a Book." New books for men, women, young...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

Public Input on Trails at Dayton Workshop

DAYTON-Last week, the conference room at the Best Western Hotel in Dayton was packed, for the first of a series of public workshops hosted by the Blue Mountain Regional Trails – Ridges, Towns, and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 9, 2017

Dayton School Board Meeting Summary

DAYTON— In her report to the Dayton School Board, Elementary Principal Pam Lindsley said the students have been hard at work making posters to advertise the Candy Gram Sale, which will take place...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 2, 2017

Dayton Approves Dog Park Plan

DAYTON – At their regular meeting on Jan. 23, the city council adopted a formal proposal from the Friends of the Dayton Dog Park for the Dayton Dog Park, which is situated on a 0.6 acre site, south...

 

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