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 By Ken Graham    News    September 21, 2017 

Congregational Church Celebrates 140 Years

DAYTON – Members and friends of the Dayton First Congregational Church held a celebration following last Sunday's service to honor the 140th anniversary of the church's founding. The historic Rev....

 

Third Annual BMS Oktoberfest is Oct. 14

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station will host its third annual Oktoberfest on Sat., Oct. 14 from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. on the station grounds, located at 700 Artisan WAy in Dayton. This year's offerings...

 

Micah and Me Dance Party

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library will host a Micah and Me Dance party in the Delany Room on Sat. Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. The band is made up of three at-home dads who desire to entertain, educate...

 

Ropin' at the Rodeo

The weather was warm and skies were blue (rather than filled with smoke) for Dayton's Columbia County Fair & Rodeo last weekend. See more fair photos on the Last Page....

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 14, 2017

Public Weighs In on Fairgrounds Improvement Plan

DAYTON – More than 50 people showed up Monday evening for a public hearing held by the Columbia County Planning Commission on the final draft of Columbia County Fairgrounds Facilities Improvement...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: --Alonzo Grant Snicer, 44, Dayton. Charged with third degree assault and resisting arrest. Court documents state that deputy Foxe was dispatched for a welfare check on Aug. 9. When he arrived, Snider allegedly prevented Foxe from...

 

Three Big Events Will Hit the Liberty Theater Stage

DAYTON – As we head into fall, things are heating up at Dayton's historic Liberty Theater. With a spectacular new musical, film festival, and a visit from a premier musical act, there should be...

 

Art Inspires New Wenaha Gallery Framer

DAYTON-Savonnah Henderson has been around art her whole life. Her father, Steve Henderson, is an internationally known fine artist. She has two paternal uncles and one paternal sister who are...

 

Tribes Seek County Cooperation with Wildlife Area

DAYTON—Representatives of the Umatilla Confederated Tribes came before the BOCC at last week’s regular meeting to present and discuss a proposed Memorandum of Agreement for the Rainwater Wildlife Area, which, if enacted, would establish a formal...

 

2017 Columbia County Fair FFA & 4-H Results

Dayton FFA Josilyn Fullerton – FFA Beef Grand Champion Market, FFA Beef Grand Champion Fitting/Showing, FFA Round Robin Fitting/Showing, Overall Round Robin Hayden Woolridge – FFA Beef Reserve Grand Champion Market Katie Patton – FFA Beef Res....

 

County to Benefit from Medicaid Transformation Project

DAYTON – The federal Health Care Authority has made 1.2 billion dollars available to promote Medicaid transformation projects over the next five years. Nine counties in the HCA’s Greater Columbia Region, including Columbia County, stand to benefi...

 

History in the Re-Making

Last week Rick Nicely (l) and Beau Sabin (r) of Pillars of Society Woodworks LLC, worked on the roof of the 1898 log cabin that is being reassembled at the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse Museum, for the...

 

Dayton City Council Update

The Dayton City Council approved the following at their August 30 meeting: An Inter-local agreement with Columbia County for Temporary Planning Services for the city. An Inter-local agreement with Columbia County to share costs of a Flood Control...

 

Fair Food Funds Philanthropy

DAYTON-We all know fair treats aren't healthy eats. For instance, one funnel cake contains a whopping 760 calories, with 50 gm of fat. Add the strawberry topping and you have a sugar high you may not...

 

Lauralee Northcott to Give Basket Weaving Demo

DAYTON – Lauralee Northcott, of Winthrop, Idaho, will demonstrate her basket making skills in a demonstration at the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton on Sept. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Free refreshments will be...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

McArthurs to Sell Concessionaire Business at Lyons Ferry Marina

COLUMBIA COUNTY - At their August meeting, Port commissioners heard from Lyons Ferry Marina KOA managers Jim and Angela McArthur about their plans to sell the business at the marina. The McArthurs...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

BOCC Scrutinizes Budget

DAYTON--The Columbia County commissioners continue to look at additional ways to streamline departments and budgets. At last week’s regular meeting of the BOCC, Commissioner Norm Passmore said...

 

Planning for the future

Shannon Kinsella, Principal Engineer from Reid Middleton, Inc., provided several different design options for moorages, docks, boat launches, walkways, tent sites, RV spots, etc. at a Port-sponsored...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

New Faces at the Dayton Library

DAYTON-Dayton natives, Carlos "Charlie" Oribio, and Sebastiana Radebaugh, are now working alongside Shakira Bye and Vicki Zoller, Head Librarian Dusty Waltner, and pages Don Fulbright and Andrew Price...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

Steve Martin promoted to Governor's Salmon Recovery Office

DAYTON-Steve Martin has a new job title. He is now the Executive Coordinator for the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office. Martin said he started his new job on Aug. 1, and he is currently traveling...

 

Sept. at the Dayton Memorial Library

The much anticipated return of Family Story Time and Dinner begins on Tues., Sept. 5. This event will be ongoing on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., through December. Book Chat, the “Not a Book Club Book Club,” returns on Sat., Sept....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2017

'Fully Funded Basic Education' Brings Many Questions

DAYTON--The Washington state legislature recently approved a four-year, 7.3 billion education package to satisfy a Supreme Court ruling requiring the state to fully fund basic education. The burden...

 

Rainbow Lake Rehab

Campground 3 and Deer Lake Access road will be closed longer than anticipated as work has just begun on Rainbow Lake. Culbert Construction of Pasco has been awarded the project to deepen the lake so...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 24, 2017

Monies for Winter-damaged Street Repair is 'In the Bank'

DAYTON— The final estimate from FEMA for the cost of repairing city roads damaged by winter snow and ice has come in at roughly $1,034,700.00, said City Administrator Trina Cole, at last week’s city council meeting. “FEMA provides 75% of the fu...

 

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