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 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 Ian May    News    May 25, 2017 

New Local Distillery to Host Tours on Saturday

DAYTON – Dayton's new XO Alambic distillery will be offering tours of their shop during Saturday's Blue Mountain Station Co-op Market, coinciding Mule Mania Weekend. The spirits distillery, which...

 
 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...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Here's what's happening at Dayton Memorial Library in June

On June 2, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival will provide a free concert for people of all ages at 3:30 pm, in the Delany Room. On June 8, the Summer Reading Program kick-off event for all ages, featuring Blue Mountain Wildlife and their rescue...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    May 18, 2017

Mule Mania Comes to Dayton Memorial Day Weekend

DAYTON – Dayton will host its seventh annual Mule Mania, sponsored by Columbia REA, from May 26 – 28 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The events will begin on Friday at 8 a.m. in the fairgrounds outdoor arena. The mule showings and...

 
 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...

 

County Approves Redistricting

Last week, the Columbia County Commissioners approved a plan to shift census block # 25, which is located in Commissioners' Voting Precinct No. 1, to Commissioners' Voting Precinct No. 3, in order to...

 

Dayton Memorial Library May Events

DAYTON - Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for weather shifts on Saturday for a short excursion with the Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington State Native Plant Society for field identification. Darcy Dauble will guide attendees through the...

 
 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...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Brandon Wayne John, 33, Dayton; charged with first degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Entered a pleas of not guilty. Released on $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Case is continued to May 3 for trial setting. A second case...

 
 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...

 

Birds on the Dike

The Blue Mountain Audubon Society and the Dayton Memorial Library hosted a two-hour bird watching hike along the Touchet River on Saturday. Osprey, and Cliff Swallows were frequently...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 27, 2017

Dayton School Board Discusses Ski Program, Certificated Staff, and Capital Projects

DAYTON--During the Show and Tell portion of last week’s school board meeting, Colonel Bill Bialozor with the JRROTC program at Walla Walla High School spoke about the role JRROTC plays in the lives...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 27, 2017

May Melodrama Will Hit the Liberty Theater Stage, May 12-14

DAYTON – On a dark and stormy night, Purity Dean, a working girl with a secret, seeks shelter form the storm in a Vermont Inn. So begins the very first melodrama to grace the Liberty Theater stage....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 20, 2017

Public Hearing Coming on Pot Store

DAYTON – Columbia County planning commissioners have received plenty of feedback – mostly negative – in response to the conditional use permit recently filed by Kathy Sali, to open a marijuana store just outside Dayton. A public hearing is...

 

Dealing with Disabilities

There was a good turn-out at the Developmental Disabilities Services Fair held in the Delaney Room at the Dayton Memorial Library last week. The fair was sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley...

 

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