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 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Port Commissioners Hear from Lyons Ferry Operator

STARBUCK – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their monthly meeting on June 14 at Lyons Ferry Marina. Jim MacArthur, who, along with his wife, Angela, operates the marina facility, including campground, restaurant and store, spoke to the...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Bike Trail Back on the Map

DAYTON/WAITSBURG — Early in May, local citizens and stakeholders attended a Blue Mountain Region Trails – Bridges, Towns and Rivers workshop in Dayton, to provide input into the prioritization of specific region-wide non-motorized trail...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Tom Schirm Wins at World Fish Carving Championship

DAYTON--Tom Schirm's wood carving of a rainbow trout earned second place in the Trout, Salmon and Char category at the World Fish Carving Championship in Peoria, Ill., in May. It also took first...

 
 By Michele Smithl    News    June 22, 2017 

Dayton Council Approves Recognition of Pietryzckis

DAYTON—The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission is interested in honoring two of Dayton’s most important boosters, Dr. Marcel Pietryzcki and his wife Mary, by replacing the entry sign at the Dayton City Park with a sign that includes the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CUP Approved for Dayton Marijuana Store

DAYTON – Based on recommendation from the Columbia County Planning Commission, the application for a conditional use permit by Trailhead Cannabis Co. to open and operate a retail marijuana store in the county was approved on June 6 by Columbia...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

CCHS Memorial Brick Sale

DAYTON – Columbia County Health System is offering Memorial Bricks for sale as part of a fundraiser for the Dayton/Waitsburg Community Health Foundation Fund, said Steve Stahl CCHS Human Resources...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Dayton Approves DW Sports Combine

DAYTON—After reviewing student participation numbers for fall, winter, and spring sports for both Waitsburg and Dayton, and after much discussion about the pros and cons of combining for additional...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 15, 2017

Former Bowling Alley to be Boys and Girls Club

New facility should be ready to provide after-school activities by January DAYTON-Dan and Ginny Butler, of Dayton, have begun the process of purchasing the former bowling alley, on Cameron St. in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 8, 2017

Public Input Given on Wildlife Areas

WDFW updating plans for W.T. Wooten, Asotin Creek, and Chief Joseph areas WAITSBURG – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is developing new management plans for 33 wildlife areas in the state, including three in southeast Washington:...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 1, 2017

Objections to Marijuana Store Aired at Public Hearing

Hearings examiner reminds attendees that marijuana businesses are legal in county DAYTON—Emotions ran high at last week’s public hearing on the application for a conditional use permit by...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Railroad to Resume Late Spring, Operator Says

DAYTON-Paul Didelius, owner and commercial director of Frontier Rail, LLC, operator of the short line railroad between Dayton and Walla Walla, spoke about work progress and outreach to potential...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

School Board Considers Math Curriculum

Construction and maintenance projects are also on tap for this summer DAYTON – Eighth-grade math teacher Kristen Frankie gave a presentation at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 25, 2017

Columbia County Department Heads Look at Tax Increases

DAYTON — At last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners, county department heads were asked by the commissioners to provide input into the discussion of raising revenue to pay for ess...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

Justin Nix is New Dayton Chamber Director

DAYTON-On his second morning managing the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Justin Nix was busy posting information about Azure Mountain Botanicals and a Mother's Day event at The Blue Mountain Station to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

Dayton City Council hears about 2017 All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON-Special guest Bette Lou Crothers spoke about progress for this year's All Wheels Weekend event at last week's Dayton City Council meeting. Crothers showed the council the All Wheel's Weekend T...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 18, 2017

New exhibits on tap for Boldman House Museum

DAYTON - "We are preparing for Dayton Days. We have an outdoor, old fashioned, fun activity for kids of all ages," said Boldman House Museum Director Sylvia Beuhler. Activities will include two...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Dayton Schools Fill Three Positions

DAYTON – The Dayton School District has hired a K-12 school counselor, to start next fall. Susan Stege is a certified school counselor with experience in individual and group counseling, and in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Boldman Family Car Returns to Dayton

DAYTON – The Boldman family's 1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, a six-cyclinder, four-door sedan, has returned to Dayton, and has been reunited with its original license plates, car inspection report,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 11, 2017

Dayton School Board Addresses Strategic Priorities

DAYTON—Dayton school superintendent Doug Johnson gave a report at last week’s school board meeting about the Dayton School District’s community visioning strategic priorities. He said that all...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Hospital Board Receives Audit Summary

DAYTON—Tom Dingus, of DZA PLLC, Certified Public Accountants, presented highlights of his unmodified independent auditor’s report for 2016 and highlights from financial indicators to the CCHS Board of Commissioners at their April meeting. “You...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

History of Depot and Rail Transportation Now Online

DAYTON-Dayton Historic Depot Museum Director Tamara Fritze has spent the last eight months researching the history of the 1881 Oregon Railway and Navigation Company Depot, better known as the Dayton H...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Dayton Plans to Fix Streets

DAYTON--At last week’s Dayton City Council meeting, Howard Boggs and Adam Schmidtgall, with Engineering Firm Anderson Perry & Associates, presented the council with an evaluation of potential...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 4, 2017

Pacific Power to repower Marengo wind turbines

DAYTON—PacifiCorp, a division of Pacific power, plans upgrades to its existing wind fleet by 2020. Upgrades will include installing larger blades and newer technology in order to increase power...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Columbia Co. Considers Flood Control District

DAYTON— City of Dayton Mayor Craig George and County Commissioner Merle Jackson are leading efforts to find out how to go about establishing a flood control district in Columbia County. Guest speaker Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Rainbow Lake Construction to Begin in June

WALLA WALLA-Last week officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife provided the public with progress updates regarding implementation actions for the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area...

 

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