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 By Michele Smith    News    November 23, 2017 

Dayton School Board Considers Facility Needs

DAYTON—There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 in the Dayton High School auditorium to discuss the DW athletic combine. An update will be given by the combine committee, with a...

 

Talk About Art

It takes a lot of skill to be controlled yet simultaneously spontaneous. For oil painter Laura Gable, the best place to achieve this is outside, regardless of the weather, as she paints en plein air,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 23, 2017 

New Restaurant to Open in Starbuck

Wildmans hope new gathering spot will preserve history and create jobs STARBUCK-When Carol and Floyd Wildman open a restaurant in the century-old building at 211 Main Street in Starbuck, they hope to...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton on Nov. 24 and 25

DAYTON-The City of Dayton is known as "The Town that Still Believes" and to celebrate, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 11th annual Christmas Kickoff, which will take place on Fri.,...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Travis Rogelio Garcia, 31, Dayton; charged with first degree trafficking in stolen property and second degree possession of stolen property. Court reports state that a Walla Walla detective saw a description of a $3,000 Redline CSl...

 

Kim Lyonnais Leaves County Planning Department

DAYTON – The Board of Columbia County Commissioners is in the process of deciding how to fill Director Kim Lyonnais’ position at the county Building and Planning Department after Lyonnais retired...

 

Paula Moisio is the 2017 Dayton Chamber Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet last Thursday at the fairgrounds Pavilion. The Chamber's Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Paula Moisio by city...

 

Dayton City Council Update

DAYTON--Mayor Craig George presented the budget for 2018 at last week’s council meeting. Changes to the budget are possible pending contract negotiations with the union, he said. Chamber Director...

 

Columbia REA to Close Dayton Office

WALLA WALLA – The Columbia Rural Electric Association announced on Tuesday that it will close its Dayton office and consolidate its offices at the Walla Walla Service Center. Closure of the Dayton office is expected on or before April 1, 2018....

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Sentencing Benjamin G. Smith, 33, Dayton; charged with two counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of third degree child molestation and one count of third degree child rape. The former...

 

Cookie Exchange

Gordon Farley enjoys a sweet stack of cookies at the Dayton Memorial Library's first annual 'Bake the World a Better Place' Cookie Recipe Exchange held on Friday Nov.3. Twenty-four recipes, along...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 9, 2017

EMT Shortage Causes Concerns for Local Fire Districts

DAYTON – If you have ever thought about training as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire District No. 3 will be more than happy to help out, provided you make a two-year volunteer commitment to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

CCHS Preserves Quality of Life with Palliative Care Program

Board Looks at Budget and Renovations DAYTON-The first reading of the preliminary budget for 2018 was held at the Public Health District board meeting in October. The commissioners have approved a spe...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

New Concessionaire Takes Over at Lyons Ferry Marina KOA

DAYTON-Lyons Ferry Marina employees held a going away potluck at the marina on Sunday for Jim and Angela McArthur, the port's concessionaire at the KOA there for the past nine years. Seven K's Enterpr...

 

Dayton Code Compliance Focus

Dayton Code Compliance Officer Clint Atteberry The focus for November will be fall cleanup. With the possibility of snow on the way, it would be beneficial to have any garbage or debris cleaned up before then. Garbage that is heavily soaked will not...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

BMS Market Manager Takes Walla Walla Job

McMasters also announced that Melissa Weatherford is leaving her position as the Blue Mountain Station market manager, for a job with the veteran's administration in Walla Walla. "This new...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 2, 2017

State Wraps Up Col. County Audit

DAYTON—In October, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners received exit recommendations from personnel with the state auditor’s office, for the audit period Jan, 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2016. The...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 26, 2017

County Puts Hold on Facilities Improvement Plan

DAYTON—Speaking before the Board of County Commissioners at last week’s regular board meeting on Mon., Oct.16, County Planner Meagan Bailey said some language was changed in the county’s Facilities Improvement Plan regarding potential impacts...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 26, 2017

Two Candidates Vie for Council Seat

DAYTON-Since being elected to the Dayton City Council in 2000, nobody has run against her, until now, said Kathy Berg. Dayton business owner Kyle Anderson is in the running for that position. Kathy...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 26, 2017

Dayton School Board to Reprioritize Capital Projects

DAYTON—At the outset of last week’s school board meeting, two candidates for the position vacated by Dan Andrews were interviewed by the Board of Directors. The candidates, Fred White and Amy...

 

KUDOS!

The Dayton School District was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Agriculture Program of the Year award for District VI at the Washington Association for Ag Education Summer Conference in Moses Lake, June...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Council Considers Boundary Adjustments

DAYTON - County Planning and Building Department Director Kim Lyonnais came before the Dayton City Council last week seeking approval to proceed with a proposed change in the Urban Growth Area (UGA)...

 

Orozco Trial Reset

DAYTON - On Dec. 6, a new trial date for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco will be set, according to Columbia County prosecuting Attorney Rea Culwell. Orozco is to have a medical procedure on Nov. 15, and the status of his health will be taken into...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Oktoberfest

The Blue Mountain Station Food Co-op Market partnered with Dayton Kiwanis and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce for Saturday's Oktoberfest  festivities at the Blue Mountain Station. The event was...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Juan C. Casteneda, 19, Pasco. Charged with one count of first degree burglary – armed with a deadly weapon, four counts of first degree assault and four counts of unlawful imprisonment – armed with a deadly weapon. Charges stem...

 

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