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 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...

 
 News    April 27, 2017 

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...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

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...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 20, 2017

Monica Mitchelle is Dayton's new After School Program/Drug Free Grant Coordinator

DAYTON--Monica Mitchelle is the new Dayton School District After School Program/Drug-Free Grant Coordinator. She is replacing Shakira Bye, who has taken a job with the Dayton Memorial Library....

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Eggs, eggs, everywhere!

Children filled the Dayton City Park to hunt for thousands of colored Easter eggs on Saturday morning. The annual hunt is sponsored by the Dayton Kiwanis Club and Washington Federal...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Upcoming at the Library

DAYTON - On Friday, April 21 the Friends of the Library will host a used book sale, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and, again, on Sat., April 22, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Also on April 21 learn how clouds affect weather and the importance of their role in our...

 
 News    April 20, 2017

Dayton Street Project On Track for This Summer

DAYTON—Action was taken at last week’s city council meeting to award the South First Street Reconstruction Contract. The contract was awarded to the lowest responsive bidder, which was POW Contracting, of Pasco, for an amount not to exceed...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Chamber Manager Takes New Job in Yakima

DAYTON-Dayton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrew Holt has accepted a position with the Downtown Association of Yakima, where he will be tasked with the revitalization and support of that...

 
 News    April 13, 2017

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments: -Jason Jerome Fox, 35, Kennewick; Charged with 2 counts of violoation of protection order – 2 priors, a Class C felony. He entered a not guilty plea, bond was set at $10,000 and trial setting was scheduled for April 19. -Lonnie Lee...

 
 News    April 13, 2017

Making a Clean Sweep

Dave Elkins at the Dayton Public Works Department took the city's new streetsweeper for a spin last week. The 2008 Elgin Crosswind is mounted on an International 4300 Chassis with Max Force Diesel,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Meetings Planned

DAYTON – The public will have two opportunities to ask questions and provide comments to officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife about the Wooten Floodplain Management Plan...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

Melissa Bryan is New Chamber Assistant

DAYTON – Briana Fulbright, former Dayton Chamber Assistant/Events Coordinator, has left her job with the Chamber to move to Lubbock, Tex. with her soon-to-be husband, according to Chamber Director...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 13, 2017

City Asks for Community Input Into 20-Year Vision

DAYTON—Residents in Dayton will have several opportunities to provide the city with ideas for what Dayton will look like in 2039, as part of the city’s comprehensive plan update. The city is...

 
 News    April 13, 2017

Todd Telander at Wenaha Gallery

Eclectic Walla Walla artist Todd Telander, who creates very detailed commercial illustration as well as brushy, almost abstract landscapes will have his work on display at the Wenaha Gallery (291 E....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 6, 2017

New Displays at BMHS Museums

DAYTON--Volunteers with Blue Mountain Heritage Society have been busy putting the finishing touches on two new museum displays that will open to the public in April. Paula Moisio, President of BMHS,...

 
 News    April 6, 2017

New Downtown Way-Finding Signs

After more than five years in the planning stages, the regional way-finding signage project has been implemented in downtown Dayton. The signs are part of a regional project, bringing a consistent...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    April 6, 2017

City Takes Action Against Burned House Debris

DAYTON – The City of Dayton has filed suit in Columbia County Superior Court, asking the court to declare the property at 119 E. Commercial Street in Dayton a public nuisance. The property, which...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 6, 2017

Community Garden in Dayton

DAYTON—Have you been perusing garden seed catalogues and wishing you had adequate space to grow fresh vegetables and fruits for yourself and your family? The Dayton Community Garden, located on 1/3...

 
 News    April 6, 2017

Alzheimer's is Speaking Topic at Senior Center

DAYTON - Joan Akers, Community Outreach Coordinator for the area Alzheimer’s Association, will talk about healthy habits for seniors when she speaks at the Dayton Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. on April 13. Akers will also present information about...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Commissioners Discuss Budget Shortfalls

DAYTON—At last week’s department head meeting, the Columbia County Commissioners asked for feedback on how to fund essential services in 2018 in light of continued reductions in state funding and continuing budget issues. “Our budgets are not...

 
 News    March 30, 2017

Bluewood Bash!

Two-year-old Bridger Abel gave snowboarding a try and Ski Bluewood's annual Bluewood Bash last weekend. Bluewood will be open April 1-2 and April 8-9, which will be the last weekends of the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 30, 2017

Library Receives Umpqua Bank Grant

DAYTON – Last year, Vicki Zoller, library assistant at Dayton Memorial Library, wrote a grant request to Umpqua Bank asking for help funding the library's monthly Family Story Time and Dinner. They...

 

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