The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

Articles written by Michele Smith

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 727



 By Michele Smith    News    March 4, 2021 

COVID-19 vaccine clinics playing catch-up on second doses

DAYTON-Although initial COVID-19 vaccination efforts have been uneven, incremental progress is being made, CCHS CEO Shane McGuire told the Hospital District Board of Commissioners at their meeting...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 4, 2021 

The Dayton Memorial Library has a new library director

DAYTON-Todd Vandenbark is the new Library Director for the Dayton Memorial Library. Vandenbark said he became interested in Library Science when a friend told him that libraries value people who come...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 4, 2021 

Mid-April goal to unveil 30 percent of the Touchet Valley Trail design

DAYTON-Adam Schmidtgall, Principal Engineer, and Brian Hansen, Project Engineer for Anderson/Perry & Associates, provided an update about progress on the Touchet Valley Trail design at the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 4, 2021 

Port's agreement with NoaNet provides a possible avenue for community-wide broadband service

DAYTON—At their meeting in February, the Port of Columbia commissioners approved an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with NoaNet (Northwest Open Access Network) to provide broadband service to the Port...

 
 By Michele Smith    Specials    March 4, 2021 

Movie Briefs

The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont, 2016) Inspired by true events, The African Doctor is about a doctor from Zaire, who moves with his family to a small provincial village in France, in the...

 

Dismissal time change for Dayton MS/HS coming soon

DAYTON—When they met last week, the Dayton School District Board of Directors approved a new dismissal time and bell schedule for Middle School and High School students. After March 1, dismissal...

 

The DSD website gets a make-over

DAYTON—Jana Eaton has been working on updating the Dayton School District’s website with some new features made available by the website host. They include a pop-out-side menu. Click on the...

 

No proposals in place for annexation of Port-owned property

DAYTON—At the Feb. 10 Port Commission meeting, Port officials discussed a letter and a petition signed by 37 people with concerns about whether there is a proposal to annex Port-owned property to...

 

Dayton City Council report for Feb.

DAYTON—City of Dayton Mayor Zac Weatherford provided an update about the Interlocal Agreement with the county for Law and Justice, Dispatch, and Municipal Court services at last week’s city...

 

County still working to repair damages from the February 2020 flood

DAYTON-The Feb. 2020 flood that caused $7.2 million in damages at more than 120 locations has added extra work, time, and stress for County Engineer Charles Eaton and staff in the public works...

 

Columbia County in Phase 2 of the of the Governor's Road to Recovery for COVID-19

DAYTON—Local restaurants can now open their doors to indoor dining at 25% capacity, Columbia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. Over...

 

Dayton school board meeting

DAYTON—Middle and High School (MS/HS) Principal Kristina Brown has met with her staff to discuss strategies and interventions they can use to help students struggling with failing grades, she told a...

 

Hospital District Board report for January

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System's Executive Leadership team participated in a five-day leadership course led by its Semi Bird, Executive Director of Team Concepts Training Services, reported...

 

The Columbia County Public Health Department is making the move

DAYTON-The Columbia County Public Health Department moves from 270 East Main Street to their new location at 112 North Second Street the week of Feb. 15, with plans for the department to be...

 

Book Briefs

Michele Smith’s picks Caste by Isabel Wilkerson The concept of caste has been around long before the concept of race. In her book, Caste, Isabel Wilkerson takes us on a trip through the Hindu caste...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

Hospital District runs short on COVID-19 vaccine for this week

DAYTON—The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Columbia County Fairgrounds is working well. However, only 110 doses will be administered this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter. Carpenter is the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

County Treasurer provides 4th quarter finance report

DAYTON—County finances have “definitely” been affected by the flood and COVID-19, said County Commissioner Ryan Rundell, following an update on fourth-quarter finances from County Treasurer...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 4, 2021

Can Dayton become a boom or "Zoom" town?

DAYTON-When offered a chance to work remotely, more and more people are moving where they choose. If the City of Dayton and the Port of Columbia play their cards right, Dayton, with its beautiful blue...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Board of County Commissioners object to governor's new COVID-19 recovery plan

COLUMBIA COUNTY—The Board of Columbia County Commissioners has gone on record to let Washington State Governor Jay Inslee know they are displeased with the COVID-19 Healthy Washington – Roadmap...

 

Coats and boots for students

DAYTON-Fourteen students in the Dayton School District received winter coats and snow boots purchased from generous donations from Homestreet Bank and the Grace Episcopal Church "We are so fortunate...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Inside the Columbia County Planning Dept.

DAYTON—2020 was a busy year for staff inside the Columbia County Planning and Building Department, primarily due to the Feb. flood. Work has continued apace, despite the COVID-19 slowdown. Planning...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 28, 2021

Dayton School board report for January

DAYTON-The Dayton School District kicked off the second semester of the school year on Jan. 21. Report cards will be mailed home for middle and high school students on Jan. 27 and for elementary...

 

Vaccine clinic operating at the Columbia County fairgrounds

DAYTON—A new vaccine clinic to administer vaccinations for COVID-19 has been set up at the county fairgrounds. Clinics will run three days this week, according to Stephanie Carpenter, the COO of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 21, 2021

New phased approach for COVID-19 vaccinations announced this week

DAYTON—When it comes to COVID-19, the Times tries its best to deliver up to date, factual information, but it is hard to keep up when the data changes so quickly. Take the information released to th...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 21, 2021

Dayton City Council report for January

DAYTON—Mayor Zac Weatherford talked about mitigating damages to the Dayton portion of the levee caused by the 2020 February flood in his report to the Dayton City Council last week. There are three...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020