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 By Michele Smith    News    December 7, 2017 

Dayton General Hospital Expands Offerings

DAYTON-Patients stand to benefit from the addition of three new treatment modalities at Dayton General Hospital, as well as from the enthusiasm of the staff responsible for them. Treatment with...

 

Property Taxes Going Up In 2018

New statewide school funding levy takes effect DAYTON – Property owners take note! Columbia County Assessor Chris Mills wants you to be aware of tax hikes in 2018 when a new statewide levy goes into effect. The purpose of the levy is to fix a...

 

Code Compliance Focus December 2017

DAYTON - Winter is coming! The City of Dayton would like to take this opportunity to remind and inform the community of applicable codes and standards. The City of Dayton will allow members of the public to store their vehicles on the streets for a...

 

Talk about Art

As a person who likes to sew, it always disturbed me that such aficionados are called "sewers," a term that, pronounced a different way, is something no respectable person wants to be called. So when...

 

Here We Come a Caroling

Members of the Walla Walla Choral Society spent Friday afternoon in Dayton singing Christmas Carols at several businesses. They are seen here singing in Rey's Roast Coffee Shop on Main Street. The...

 

Public Hearing Set for Six-Year TIP

DAYTON – A public hearing for the proposed Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program 2018-23, the proposed 2018 County Arterial Preservation Program, and the proposed 2018 Annual Construction Prog...

 

Ladies Night Out: An Annual Tradition

DAYTON--Ladies grab your daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends and head out for some fun on Monday, between 5 and 8 p.m., for Dayton's annual Ladies Night Out event. The idea for Ladies Night Out...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

Fred White selected to DAYTON school board

Fred White was selected by the Dayton School District Board of Directors to finish Dan Andrews’ term on the Board. White has lived in Columbia County for 34 years and is a project manager for Puget...

 

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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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