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 By Michele Smith    News    March 26, 2020 

Port of Columbia County and Dayton Chamber of Commerce offer assistance to small businesses

DAYTON—Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s March 15th proclamation calling for the mandatory closure of bars, restaurants, recreational facilities and large social gatherings, is scheduled to...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 26, 2020 

Columbia County businesses and services impacted by coronavirus policies

DAYTON—Government, businesses, and services are being impacted by COVID-19. Here’s a run- down of impacts: On March 18 the Dayton City Council closed the Dayton City Public Works Facility and the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 26, 2020 

Coronavirus infection strikes close to home for Times staff writer

DAYTON—The thought never crossed my mind that COVID-19 would infect anybody at the senior living center where my 92-year-old mother lives. I just didn’t think it was likely because most of the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 26, 2020 

Columbia County 4-H Robotics Club placed fifth in combined league competitions

DAYTON-Jeanne Walter, Coach of the FIRST Tech Challenge and Columbia County 4-H leader, said the 4-H Robotics Club will be focused on fundraising activities during the 2020-21 school year. The Club...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 19, 2020

Columbia County school closures, coronavirus concerns

DAYTON—On Monday, March 16, Dayton Schools Superintendent Doug Johnson announced Dayton schools, athletics, activities, and clubs are closed to student participation beginning on Tuesday, Mar. 17...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 19, 2020

Dayton City Council report for March

DAYTON—Special Guest Juan Sanchez, Columbia County Census Coordinator, discussed Census 2020 at the Dayton City Council meeting on March 11. Sanchez said census letters will be mailed out in...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 19, 2020

Port of Columbia has hired a new economic development coordinator

DAYTON-"I'm very excited to become part of the Port family. I have a lot of great ideas and creativity and look forward to working with other community partners in Dayton," said the Port's new...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Washington Department of Health Guidelines for COVID-19

The Department of Health (DOH) advises taking the same preventative measures as those for the prevention of viruses during the regular cold and flu season, with the following guidelines: The most...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Health District has steps in place to deal with the novel coronavirus

DAYTON-Public Health Director Martha Lanman told the county commissioners on Monday that steps are in place to deal with a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Columbia County, and that her department is...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 12, 2020

Columbia County Hospital District update

DAYTON—During the February meeting of the Hospital District commissioners, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire said John McLean of Blue Room Architecture in Spokane has submitted the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 5, 2020

Focus on Kiwanis Club of Dayton

DAYTON-Judi Pilcher is a Kiwanis Club of Dayton Director and she would like people to know the organization is more than just a hamburger cooking organization. They do, however, sell hamburgers and ho...

 

Board of Columbia County Commissioners discuss flood aftermath

DAYTON—During their regular meeting on Tuesday of last week, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners discussed the aftermath of the Feb. 6 flood with County Emergency Management Director Ashley...

 

Dayton mayor shares information about aftermath of the flood

DAYTON—On Wednesday of last week Mayor Zac Weatherford provided information to the public about the flood damage to city infrastructure. Weatherford said the City has determined there are roughly...

 

Flooding conditions in Columbia County

DAYTON-The Board of Columbia County Commissioners called a special meeting last Thursday and passed an emergency resolution allowing money to be freed up to purchase materials to help mitigate a...

 

Cafe opening soon in Dayton

DAYTON—Alicia Walker wants to continue her family’s philosophy of providing organic, locally sourced, nourishing food to the community. Her goal is to open, ‘Locally Nourished’, a new...

 

Focus on the Dayton Lions Club

DAYTON-Lions Club International (LCI) is the largest and most active community service organization in the world, according to Glen Mendell Vice-president of the Dayton Lions Club. Mendell said the Li...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 6, 2020

The 2020 Census officially begins on March 15 for Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla Counties

WALLA WALLA—Invitations will be sent to residents in Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla Counties in March asking them to fill out the online 2020 census, according to Juan Sanchez who is the Census...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 6, 2020

Purple Sage Day Spa open by appointment

DAYTON—I suffered from a headache after hanging out in the office of the county commissioners for most of the day, last Tuesday, and I wasn't looking forward to doing another interview. But I had...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Columbia County Health System in early stages of planning for assisted living facility

DAYTON—Columbia County Health Sytstem CEO Shane McGuire has announced plans to fill a gap in care for people who don’t need skilled nursing care, but who fail to thrive at home, with an option for...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Columbia County Health System to provide pre- and post-operative orthopedic care and dermatology consultations

DAYTON-Patients who need pre-operative and post-operative orthopedic care can now receive that care from a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and certified physician assistants, at Dayton General...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 30, 2020

Report from the January Columbia County Health System board of commissioners meeting

DAYTON—The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) board of commissioners began their January meeting with a few changes. Wes Leid is now the President of the Commission, taking over from Bob Hutchens....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020

Benjamin Orozco sentenced to thirty-six years and three months for crimes committed in a 1996 shooting

DAYTON-Benjamin Orozco has been sentenced to a gross total of 447 months at a maximum-security prison for the second-degree murder of Lance Terry and the first-degree assault of David Eaton, in a shoo...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020

Volunteers and donations from the community keep the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul alive in Dayton

DAYTON-If you are looking for gently used clothing, appliances, furniture, toys and games, jewelry, books, appliances, and much more, you don't have to look much further than the St. Vincent de Paul...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 16, 2020

Telepsychiatry now available at Blue Mountain Counseling

DAYTON-The ability to deliver quality behavioral health services to southeastern Washington communities just got a boost when Blue Mountain Counseling of Columbia County, added telepsychiatry to its...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 2, 2020

Columbia County Commissioners adopt $13.6 million budget for 2020

DAYTON—The Board of County Commissioners have adopted their budgets for next year, and there are some things the budget will allow and some things the budget won’t allow. One thing the county...

 

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