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 By Ian May    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Holds 41st Annual Alumni Weekend

DAYTON – The Dayton High School Alumni Association held their 41st Annual Alumni Weekend festivities last weekend. While official events are only held on Saturday, alumni are in town reminiscing...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Receives National Park Service Appreciation Award

DAYTON-The City of Dayton has received a certificate of appreciation from the National Park Service, marking the 50-year anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The city is one of...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

XO Alambic Ribbon Cutting

Pictured from left to right: Dayton Chamber of Commerce Director Justin Nix, County Commissioner Norm Passmore, Distiller Rusty Figgins, Port Commissioner Gene Warren, and Port Manager Jennie...

 
 News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton's Summer Rec Field Trip

There were 60 youth from the Summer Recreation Program, and through the Dayton Memorial Library's Wednesday program for children, at the HomeStreet Bank Parking Lot Party last Wednesday. The children...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 20, 2017 

Dayton Cut and Wrap Under New Ownership

DAYTON-Dayton Cut and Wrap is back in business doing mobile slaughter, and is under new ownership. Joe Nyce owned and operated the business with his brother in law Roger Trump since the 1980s, before...

 
 By Ian May    News    July 20, 2017 

Blue Mountain Station Hosts 4th Annual FoodStock

DAYTON – This past Saturday saw Dayton's Blue Mountain Station play host to 20 vendors during its fourth annual FoodStock event. The event, which was originally held the same weekend as the famous...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

County Struggles with Outdated Equipment

DAYTON--Outdated telecommunication equipment is causing consternation for the staff at the county’s emergency management dispatch center, the sheriff’s office, Fire Districts No. 1, No. 2 and No....

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Swim Team's First Year with New Coach Off to Good Start

DAYTON – The Dayton Swim Team is under new leadership for the first time in a decade, with new Head Coach Jamie Trump taking the reins for the 2017 summer season. The change in coaching occurred...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Touchet Valley Golf Course to Host Tournaments at End of Summer

DAYTON – The Touchet Valley Golf Course has played host to both a women's and a men's league this summer, and will also host tournaments at the end of the summer. The men's league has been held on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Alumni Weekend, July 14-16

DAYTON—Dayton Alumni Weekend will take place the weekend of July 14-16 according to Dell Groom, who graduated from Dayton High School in 1957, and who serves on the Alumni Association Committee as...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Historic Liberty Theater Upgrades

DAYTON – Things are pretty quiet around Dayton's historic Liberty Theater these days – at least when it comes to the air conditioning and heating system. Theater Manager Kirsten Schober says she...

 

Court News

Arraignments: Scott E. Watkins, 38, Dayton. Charged with second degree arson, two counts of attempted residential burglary, and third degree malicious mischief. Eyewitnesses allege Watkins attempted to enter two separate residences and tried to burn...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 6, 2017

New Bake Shop to Open in Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON – Dayton’s Blue Mountain Station will be home to a new bake shop starting July 15th when Michelle Swan opens the doors of Mama Swan’s Sweet Treats to the public during the station’s FoodStock event. The shop will feature various baked...

 

Plein Air

Art students from Dixie, Walla Walla and Dayton took part in a five-hour  watercolor workshop held on the grounds of the Boldman House Museum last week.  The instructor was Joyce Anderson, a local art teacher from Walla Walla....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 6, 2017

Dayton Dog Park Dream is Close to Becoming a Reality

The off-leash park is near completion thanks to strong community support DAYTON--Generous donations, grants, and volunteer efforts are paying off for the Friends of the Dayton Dog Park, as their...

 

Horse Whisperer

Renowned horse trainer, Buck Brannaman, was in Dayton over the weekend, offering Colts, and Horsemanship 1 clinics. Brannaman is known worldwide for his successful training using the vaquero...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 6, 2017

Dayton Artist Jordan Henderson Shows at Wehaha Gallery

DAYTON – Dayton artist Steve Henderson and his wife, Carolyn, were a bit apprehensive when their son, Jordan, announced his desire to visit Colombia. Now that Jordan is home safe-and-sound, his pare...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Healthcare Bill Raises Local Concerns

DAYTON--On June 22, Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Skiffington presented the Columbia County Health System Board of Commissioners with the American Hospital Association and the Washington State...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Three Counties Address Sharing Emergency Services

POMEROY—Sharing emergency management services, as a cost-reduction measure, was the topic of discussion when the Columbia County Commissioners and Columbia County Emergency Management Director Lisa...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    June 29, 2017

Dayton's Summer Rec is a Success

DAYTON – Kids in Dayton are spending their weekdays having fun with their friends, while also learning, at Blue Mountain Counseling's Summer Recreation Program. The program, headed by Prevention...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 29, 2017

Elementary Principal Resigns

DAYTON – Dayton Elementary School Principal Pam Lindsley has accepted a job in the Spokane School District, which is closer to her home and family, Superintendent Doug Johnson said at last week’s...

 

July at the Dayton Library

DAYTON – The Dayton Memorial Library has a lot going on in July: *The Kid’s Adventure Program takes place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Creating an insect aquarium for the library will take place on July 5. Make windsocks at HomeStreet Bank and...

 

Dog Park is Underway

Volunteers got started putting up the fence at Dayton's new dog park, located at the south end of Pietryzycki City Park,...

 

All Wheels Weekend

Sunny skies, warm weather, and plenty of participants made for a successful All Wheel's Weekend in Dayton last weekend. See story and more photos on the Last Page....

 
 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...

 

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