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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 &...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 5, 2017

Woody's Bar & Grill Holds Century Celebration

DAYTON-Visit Dayton's own version of "Cheers" on October 7 and finally see what is inside the pre-1890s era metal floor safe that has been in Kurt Campbell's possession since he discovered it in the...

 

Dog Park Grand Opening

Dayton's new dog park had its grand opening last Tuesday....

 

Art Walk Celebration in Dayton

Artisan desserts, live music, a free gift, and hot, felted wool – the combination is intriguing enough that it’s worth setting aside the afternoon to check out. Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, Wash., celebrates art and artists Sat., Oct. 7, from 11 a.m...

 

New at the Library - Dayton Memorial Library

111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m. The Chalk Artist, by Allegra Goodman (Fiction) - Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A...

 

Small Town Wins Big!

DAYTON- Even little towns can do big things! Dayton and Waitsburg community members pulled together enough popular votes to win the Dayton Boys and Girls Club a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Two Men Arrested in Dayton Shooting

DAYTON – On Thurs., Sept. 21, the Pasco Police Department and the Tri-Cities Regional SWAT team combined forces to arrest two men in connection with a shooting that took place in Dayton the day before. According to a Columbia County Sheriff’s...

 

Dayton On Tour is October 7

DAYTON—Dayton on Tour, featuring four events in one, will take place on Sat., Oct. 7. Maps for the annual Dayton Historic Home Tour are available at the Dayton Historical Depot Museum on Saturday,...

 

Talk About Art

People like flowers for many reasons, but one of the more distinctive is that plants don't walk away when you're photographing them. "I like the bold, sculptural shapes of flowers," says Maja Shaw, a...

 

October at the Dayton Memorial Library

Story Time for preschoolers is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Family Story Time and Dinner is on Oct.r 3, at 6 p.m. in the Delany Building The library is celebrating its 80th anniversary with an open house on Oct.16, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Friends...

 

Dayton School Board Vacancy

DAYTON-School is back in session and the Dayton School District Board of Directors had their first meeting of the new school year last week. All board members were present, with the exception of Dan...

 

Drug Free Communities Grant Ends

DAYTON-Peggy Guiterrez, who is the Drug Free Coordinator Grant Program Director in Columbia County, is retiring. Guiterrez said she was serving as the Prevention Specialist at Blue Mountain...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    September 28, 2017

Use of Force Justified in Deputy Involved Shooting

DAYTON – An outside investigation of an Aug. 9 incident which resulted in Columbia County Reserve Deputy Kenneth Foxe firing a round from his weapon determined that the shot was a justified use of force. On the afternoon of Wed., Aug. 9, Columbia...

 

Code Compliance Focus for August

by Dayton Code Compliance Officer Clint Atteberry This month’s focus will be on the city streets and alleyways. Alleyways must remain clear to allow for ease of access for not only garbage service but also emergency services such as fire and...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 21, 2017

Congregational Church Celebrates 140 Years

DAYTON – Members and friends of the Dayton First Congregational Church held a celebration following last Sunday's service to honor the 140th anniversary of the church's founding. The historic Rev....

 

Third Annual BMS Oktoberfest is Oct. 14

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station will host its third annual Oktoberfest on Sat., Oct. 14 from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. on the station grounds, located at 700 Artisan WAy in Dayton. This year's offerings...

 

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