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 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022 

Affordable housing concerns presented to Port

DAYTON- The Port of Columbia held its regular meeting at 5 p.m., May 11, 2022. All commissioners were present, Genie Crowe, Johnny Watts, and Seth Bryan. Port Director Jennie Dickinson was also present in person. Members of the public attended both...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 19, 2022 

Dayton wastewater treatment project stalled again

Land purchase voted down in split city council vote. DAYTON- The Dayton City Council held a regular meeting at 6 p.m., May 10, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford and council members Misty Yost, Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Kyle Anderson, and Tyler (Tiger)... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Special School Board meeting after tragic week

DAYTON- The Dayton School Board convened a special board meeting at 7 p.m., May 9, 2022. The meeting was held in the Dayton High School auditorium and on Zoom. All school board members were present in person, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen,... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 12, 2022

Remembering Flag etiquette

Well, there are laws, but they never had many teeth, and for quite some time, they have had no teeth whatsoever. Court rulings have consistently determined that a show of disrespect towards the flag or the National Anthem is protected by the First...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 5, 2022

City holds workshop meeting on wastewater plant plan

DAYTON – The Dayton City Council held a work session meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in person and on Zoom. All councilmembers were present; Laura Aukerman, Misty Yost, Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Kyle Anderson, and Tyler (Tiger) Dieu...

 By Justin Jaech    News    May 5, 2022

Commissioners accept Strickland resignation

The Columbia County Commissioners held a regular meeting on May 2, 2022. All commissioners were present for the meeting. The current Public Works Director, Amber Phinney reported that the county received its first $6,000 allotment from FEMA after wai...

 By Justin Jaech    News    April 28, 2022

Dayton School board update

Hidden in Plain Sight program scheduled for May. DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held their regular meeting at 6 PM, April 20, 2022, in the High School Auditorium and on Zoom. All members of the board were present in the auditorium, Aneesha Dieu,... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    April 28, 2022

The return of the caboose?

DAYTON – A caboose on an active railroad track is not something most of us have seen in a very long time. Likely, most people under forty have never seen one. Few people have probably seen a...


PG's Wine of The Week

This is among Oregon's finest value brands, especially for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Samuel Robert makes two versions of dry, Pinot-based rosé, and both are excellent. The Conscious is priced a...

 By Justin Jaech    News    April 21, 2022

Dayon City Council block progress on waste water treatment plant

DAYTON – The Dayton City Council met at 6 p.m., April 12, 2022. All Council members were present, Misty Yost, Tiger Dieu, Marchand Hovrud, Dain Nysoe, Laura Aukerman, Teeny McMunn, Kyle Anderson,... Full story


Port shuts down Touchet Valley Trail funding

DAYTON – Actions taken by the Port Commisioners at the April 13, meeting may have ended years of work on the Touchet Valley Trail Project. The meeting at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    Specials    April 7, 2022

Palouse Outdoors: Escape to Gaviota State Park

When winter settles into the Walla Walla Valley like it did this year, short days and frigid temperatures compound into cabin fever in a hurry. Luckily, southeast Washington is the center of the...

 By Justin Jaech    News    March 24, 2022

Dayton School Board update

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board held its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. on March 16, 2022. All members were present, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Aneesha Dieu, Zac Fabian, Grant Griffin, and Korinda Wallace. Superintendent Guy Strot was also present in...

 By Justin Jaech    News    March 10, 2022

School Board votes to restructure

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board held a regularly scheduled work session meeting at 6 p.m. on March 2, 2022. All Board members were in attendance. The night before, the School Board held a...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 24, 2022

Brown's position at Dayton School District uncertain

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board convened their regular meeting, both in-person and over Zoom, at 6 PM, February 16, 2022. Present were Superintendent Guy Strot, Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Vice-Chair Grant Griffen, Zac Fabian, Korinda Wallace, and Anee... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 17, 2022

Port Commissioners delay decision on Childcare proposal

DAYTON- The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:02 p.m., February 9, 2022. For the opening public comment period, Jorie Aukerman, a resident of Dayton for four...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 17, 2022

Dayton City Council selects interim city planning option

DAYTON—The City Council meeting went into session at 6:07 p.m., February 9, 2022. Mayor Zac Weatherford, Council members Teeny McMunn, Dain Nysoe, Laura Aukerman, Misty Yost, and Tiger Dieu were in attendance. The Columbia County Emergency...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 10, 2022

Dayton School board set date for public forum

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board convened a regular work session at 6 p.m. on February 2, 2022. Although both in-person and Zoom participation by the public was available, the meeting was sparsely attended by the public. There were two topics on the...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 3, 2022

Dayton School Board special meeting to assign duties, hear from DSD lawyer

DAYTON - The Dayton School Board held a special meeting at 6 p.m., January 26, 2022, to complete business from last week’s regular meeting. Due to increased community COVID-19 cases, the regular meeting had been limited to consideration of bills...

 By Justin Jaech    News    January 20, 2022

Dayton City Council swears in four new members

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council convened its monthly meeting at 6 PM on January 12, 2022. Four new city council members, Laura Aukerman, Teeny McMunn, Marchand Hovrud, and Tyler Dieu, were sworn in at the January 12 meeting. Misty Yost and Dain Nyso...

 By Justin Jaech    News    January 13, 2022

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DAYTON—The Dayton School Board held its work session meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The work session meeting was held in person and on Zoom. All the directors were in attendance, opted to meet in person except for Grant Griffin,...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 23, 2021

Dayton City Council Meeting

The Dayton City Council convened its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on December 15, 2021. All members of the city council were present except for Byron Kaczmarski. The city council discussed Resolution 1484, which would allow the mayor to execute an...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 23, 2021

Dayton School Board Update

The Dayton School Board held its monthly meeting using Zoom at 6 p.m., December 15, 2021. All board members were present for the Zoom meeting, David Bailey (Chair), Zac Fabian, Grant Griffen, Jeffrey McCowen, and Fred White. Fred White made a motion...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 16, 2021

Port of Columbia December meeting

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia commissioners held their last regularly scheduled meeting of the year at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 08, 2021, via Zoom. Commissioner Shawn Brown called the meeting to order. There was no public comment. The Board...

 By Justin Jaech    News    December 9, 2021

Dayton School Board meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School District Directors held a meeting, using Zoom, on December 1, 2021, at 6 p.m.. All members of the board were present. As the newly appointed board member, Zac Fabian participated in the board for the first time. Mr. Fabia...


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