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 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...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Floor Safe Yields Riches

DAYTON--Kurt Campbell is in his counting house, counting out his money after cracking a floor safe he found in the basement of Woody's Bar & Grill, thirteen years ago. Campbell cracked the safe...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 19, 2017

Steve Henderson Makes Art Accessible

DAYTON--When local artist Steve Henderson was an art student at Central Washington University in the 1980s, the emphasis was placed on fine art. "The attitude was that working in commercial art would...

 

SHORT LINE Rail GRAND RE-OPENING

An eager crowd awaited the arrival of the CWW train as it pulled into the Dayton Historic Depot right on time last Saturday. Frontier Rail, LLC Commercial Director Paul Didelius said his customer...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

CCHS Tops Gross Revenue Record

DAYTON – In his financial report for August, Columbia County Health System Controller Tom Meyers said another gross revenue record was set for the month of August. “We’ve had two really good months,” Meyers reported to the commissioners....

 

Talk about Art

You don't need a washing machine to create felted wool, which is a good thing, because the art of creating dense, waterproof fabric from natural fibers goes back to 6,500 B.C. For Walla Walla fiber ar...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

Dayton Memorial Library Celebrates 80 Years

DAYTON--Many things have changed throughout the years at rural libraries like Dayton's. Eighty years ago most library patrons shivered and quaked to hear librarians sternly reminding them to "Be quiet...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 12, 2017

County Will Tread Cautiously in Issuing New Well Permits Until Hirst Decision is Clarified

DAYTON— At last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell said radio equipment malfunctions continue to cause...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Columbia Pulp Celebrates Official Groundbreaking and Site Tour

STARBUCK - Three buses carrying community leaders, stakeholders, members of the media and other well-wishers left the fairgrounds last Wednesday for a one-hour tour of the Columbia Pulp Lyons Ferry...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Short Line Railroad Grand Re-Opening, Oct. 7

Re-opening of the rail line will be celebrated during Dayton on Tour DAYTON – After several years of embargo on a portion of the track in need of repairs, the The Port of Columbia’s short line railroad is ready to resume full service. A Grand...

 

Court News - Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignment: Charles W. Hartwell, 41, Dayton. Charged with three charges of second degree assault with a deadly weapon. Hartwell, who was driving a motorcycle down the highway, is accused with pulling a handgun on the victim, who was driving in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Classy Chassy Carwash to Reopen

Dayton-Drivers will be able to get a wash, wax and shine when the Classy Chassy carwash reopens early next year, according to owner Kyle Anderson. Anderson, who also owns Kyle's Custom Toys &...

 

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