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 By Michele Smith    News    February 15, 2018 

Dayton Youth Facility to Open in Sept.

DAYTON--"Yes, that is our bowling alley," said Dan Butler showing the County Commissioners the architectural drawings for the new Boys and Girls Club in Dayton, at the Feb. 6 commissioners' meeting....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 15, 2018 

Busy Season Ahead for Columbia Co. Projects

DAYTON--Warmer, milder weather is going to allow county crews to start spring maintenance, earlier than usual, said Public Works Director Andrew Woods at last week’s meeting of the Columbia County Commissioners. County crews are to begin digging...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 15, 2018 

Depot and Boldman House Have New Exhibits

Exhibit at Dayton Historic Depot features historic maps of Dayton and Columbia County DAYTON- Tamara Fritze, Museum Director of the Dayton Historic Depot Museum is putting the finishing touches on an...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 15, 2018 

Dayton Recycling to Return Soon

DAYTON—When the Columbia County Commissioners met last week, Public Works Director Andrew Woods gave an update on progress toward reinstating the county’s recycling program. “The grant funds are there,” he said. Woods said his department is...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    February 8, 2018

Dale Slack to Seek Columbia County Prosecutor Post

DAYTON – Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack announced last week that he will run for Columbia County Prosecutor this year. If elected, Slack would replace his boss, current...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

Manufacturing the Future

DAYTON-When Corey Suffield graduated from Dayton High School in 1998 he was looking for a career in video production. Twenty years later, Suffield operates a successful computer repair business in an...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 8, 2018

"Laissez le bon temp rouler"

DAYTON-Let the good times roll at a celebration of "Fat Tuesday," better known as Mardi Gras, on Tuesday, February 13, at the Dayton Memorial Library, from 6-8 pm. Mask making, a celebration of tradit...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 1, 2018

Dayton General Hospital Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

DAYTON-Dayton General Hospital is adding Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to its wound care treatment protocol. There is a growing need for chronic wound care, especially for patients with diabetes,...

 

Visioning

The Dayton School District held an informational meeting in the Elementary Multi-purpose Room on Wednesday of last week, to discuss the District's facilities, and talk about the $800,000 Capital Levy...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 1, 2018

A Fish Tale

DAYTON – The Tri-State Steelheaders and Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife staff have been playing "Mother Nature" in the Tucannon River. WDFW fish biologist Michael Gallinat of Dayton said that...

 

Award Recipient

Kari Dingman (center), received the Ann Faast award from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council in Spokane. The award recognizes Dingman for her hard work as a WDFW employee . INWC volunteers work on...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Pleas/Sentencing: -Magdiel (Mack) Hernandez De La Cruze, 36, Dayton; charged with residential burglary in one case and possession of stolen property in the second degree in a second case. He pleaded guilty to both in exchange for the state agreeing...

 

Talk About Art

In addition to being a proficient artist who paints with pastels, scratchboard, and acrylic, Debbie Hughbanks knows a LOT about boxes, because she's always sending her artwork somewhere. "A good box...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Commissioners Approve a Salary Survey Committee

DAYTON—Columbia County is having a hard time attracting and retaining workers and one of the factors might be inadequate compensation for work performed. County Commissioner Norm Passmore has asked...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Solar Savings

DAYTON--Going solar was on Terry Hoon's mind for a long time before he and his wife, Denise, attended a Walla Walla promotional dinner in the spring of 2016 to hear about the benefits of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 25, 2018

Dayton School Board Update

DAYTON-Several people from the community shared their thoughts and concerns about the proposed Dayton-Waitsburg athletic and activities combine during the public comment portion of last week's school...

 

Dayton Fairgrounds Fundraiser

The Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds held a two day yard sale last week at the Fairgrounds Pavilion, to raise funds for updates and improvements to the fairgrounds. Furniture and other...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 18, 2018

Columbia Cares Coalition: Focus on Kids

Updates on Boys & Girls Club, Blue Mountain Counseling and After School Program DAYTON - Dan Butler presented an architect’s design of the Dayton Boys & Girls Club facility to attendees at the...

 

Dayton Code Compliance Focus for January

During typical winter months we can be stuck inside staying out of the cold, but with weather forecasts being a little warmer this year we can venture out. Recently it has been brought to my attention that a lot of our alleyways are starting to be...

 

Talk about Art

January may be the time to make – and break – New Year's Resolutions, but it's also a grand opportunity to pamper oneself. Especially if one actually goes through with the resolution to exercise m...

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant is Hot Topic for Dayton Council

DAYTON-In his report to the Dayton City Council last week Mayor Craig George summarized the top priorities from the annual Community Economic Development Steering Committee meeting, including included...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 11, 2018

CCHS Ends Year on a High Note

DAYTON—Columbia County Health Services CEO Shane McGuire said the district is on pace to finish the year around $21.5 million in gross patient revenue, conservatively, and around $16.5 million in net patient revenue, which represents a 24% increase...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments -Robert Lee Lambert, Jr., 27, Dayton (in custody). Charged with one count of intimidating a witness, one count of harassment and one count of 4th degree assault. Charges stem from police being shown a video of the accused allegedly...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 11, 2018

Ken Graham Is Dayton Chamber Interim Director

DAYTON—Ken Graham, owner and publisher of The Times newspaper in Waitsburg, has been appointed interim director of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce by the chamber board. “I told them I need to be...

 

Talk about Art

Christmas may be the season for giving, but it's not the only one. And while January seems an unlikely candidate for altruism, at Wenaha Gallery, it's the perfect time for the community to give back...

 

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