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 By Ken Graham    News    August 17, 2017 

Construction Begins on Columbia Pulp Plant

DAYTON – Excavation began in earnest this week at the site of Columbia Pulp's new straw pulp plant, about five miles west of Starbuck. Crews from Pacific Civil and Infrastructure, the general contra...

 

Dayton Boys & Girls Club Named Finalist in National Competition

DAYTON – Dayton resident and State Farm Insurance agent Bette Lou Crothers is doing what she can to support Dan and Ginny Butler in their quest to organize a Boys & Girls Club in Dayton. Now...

 

MCT Debuts 'Beauty Lou and the Country Beast' at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON – The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation's largest touring children's theatre, has once again partnering with the Liberty Theater to bring a week-long summer camp to our...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 17, 2017 

Deconstructed 1898 Cabin Will Be Rebuilt at Museum Site

Dayton – Beau Sabin and Rick Nicely of Pillars of Society Woodworks, LLC have been tasked with moving a small log cabin from its current site in the backyard of a home on W. Richmond St., to its...

 

County to Provide City with Planning and Building Services

DAYTON—With no immediate plan to replace Planning Director Karen Scharer, who is no longer employed by the city, and with the news that Columbia Pulp is moving forward with its development plans, local officials have been scrambling to put...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 17, 2017 

Commissioners Approve Topographic of County

At last week’s meeting the Columbia County Board of Commissioners signed agreements between the county and the U.S. Geologic Survey Department, and between the county and the Department of Natural...

 
 By Clint Atteberry    News    August 17, 2017 

Code Compliance Focus for August

Note from the Editor: Dayton Code Compliance Officer Clint Atteberry, will be providing The Times with a monthly code compliance focus, beginning this month. Foot traffic safety is very important, and cars being able to see these pedestrians is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

Denise Smith is New Dayton Elem. Principal

DAYTON-Denise Smith of Deer Park, Wash., has been chosen by school officials to be the new Dayton Elementary Principal, and she will begin work , officially, on Monday, Aug. 7. "I'm so excited. I'm...

 

WWCSO Press Board

Aug. 3 Adult male arrested in Waitsburg on a warrant out of College Place....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

It's Teamwork at the Extension Office

DAYTON-Not only is Rachel Hutchens the WSU Extension Office Weed Control Board coordinator, but she is also the extension office manager, assisting WSU Extension Agent Paul Carter with accounts...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 10, 2017

Weed Board Can Provide Help for Columbia County County Residents

DAYTON – Almost everyone in Dayton (and probably the surrounding areas) is aware that Dayton is home to the Columbia County’s Washington State University Extension Office. What many people may not know is that the office is also home to the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 10, 2017

Library Board Evaluates Staff Structure After Two Employees Resign in August

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees met last week to evaluate and discuss the structure of the staff positions and job descriptions, after the library lost two key...

 

National Night Out Aug. 1

Dayton's National Night Out, held at the Dayton City Park on Aug. 1, was well attended....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 3, 2017

Dayton City Hall to Close on Fridays

DAYTON- City council meetings will take place at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning on Aug. 9, as approved by the city council at last week’s meeting. The city hall business office will be closed on Fridays, returning to Mon....

 
 By Ken Graham    News    August 3, 2017

Pulp Mill Slated to Receive Funding This Month

DAYTON - Columbia Pulp I, LLC announced last week that it has entered into agreements for the debt and equity financing required to commence construction of its new straw pulp manufacturing facility near Starbuck. According to Columbia Pulp CEO John...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments -Edward William Terry, 31, Dayton; charged with three counts of first degree assault with a deadly weapon, third degree assault of a law officer, harassment of a criminal justice participant, and resisting arrest. Charges stem from an...

 

August at the Dayton Memorial Library

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m., youth will learn some basic programming with Scribble Bots. On Wed, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., youth will learn about the importance of recycling, and how to be good stewards of the planet. Wed., Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m. is...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre, Aug. 14-19

DAYTON - In just over a week, the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will arrive at Dayton’s Liberty Theater for a one-week residency. The summer theater program runs Aug. 14-19, giving approximately 50-60 local students roles in an original MCT...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 3, 2017

CCHS Will Offer First Hyperbaric Wound Suite in the Area

DAYTON-At last week's hospital board meeting the commissioners approved a request from CEO Shane McGuire to proceed with the development of a hyperbaric wound suite at the hospital, which will be the...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    August 3, 2017

Dayton Hosts Final Home Meet of Season

DAYTON - Dayton hosted league opponents St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (one combined team) and Colfax on July 25. The meet started with the first heats taking place at 4 p.m., and ended shortly before 8 p.m. Dayton finished third in the...

 

Two tax measures to go before voters in November

DAYTON—The Board of County Commissioners has adopted two taxation propositions which will go before voters in the November 2017 election. Resolution 2017-16 is a proposition to fix and impose a sales and use tax at the rate of one-tenth of one...

 

State Budget Delay Impacts County

DAYTON--One of the topics discussed at last week’s BOCC meeting is what impact the state legislature’s budget will have on individual departments in the county. With the exception of the Public Works Department, and Planning and Building...

 

Two Die in Dayton Mobile Home Fire

DAYTON – Two bodies were discovered in a mobile home that was consumed by fire in the early morning hours of July 20, in Dayton. The bodies have been identified as Tami Jo Spring, 47, and Mike...

 

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