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 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Dayton Chamber welcomes new Director

DAYTON-A visit that turns into a new home doesn't happen to everyone, but that's exactly how Belinda Larsen ended up calling Dayton home. As the new Dayton Chamber of Commerce Director, Larsen is...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 3, 2021

Business updates shared at EDSC meeting

DAYTON—The Economic Development and Steering Committee met for a regular meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 1. Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson reported the Port was being awarded...

 

Booker residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

DAYTON—Columbia County Health System officials announced on Thursday, May 20, that two residents at the Booker Rest Home had tested positive for COVID-19. One resident was vaccinated against the virus and was asymptomatic. The other resident was...

 

Bluewood announces $4.5 million development, expansion plan

DAYTON—New and enhanced lifts, a snowmaking system at the base, and a more robust power generation system are among improvements happening at Bluewood in a $4.5 million development and expansion plan slated for the next three years. “This is the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 13, 2021

Vintage and antique lover's haven at Main Street Marketplace

DAYTON-Unique jewelry, beautifully crocheted afghans, and specialty chocolates are just a few of the items that the vendors at Main Street Marketplace have to offer. Now nestled in the former...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    May 6, 2021

Dayton Kiwanis hears from WSP Senior VP Karen Doherty

DAYTON-The Dayton Kiwanis Club heard from yet another successful Dayton High School (DHS) alumna at their April 22 meeting. Attendees enjoyed a presentation from Karen Doherty, a Senior Vice...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 6, 2021

Free Little Libraries are popping up everywhere

DAYTON-Perhaps you have noticed the Free Little Libraries located at Steve's Grocery and the Dayton Historic Depot. There is another one in Starbuck, which is soon to be relocated to the Starbuck...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Sadie Seney awarded P.E.O's STAR scholarship

P.E.O. Chapter BJ proudly nominated and now introduces SADIE SENEY, a recipient of this year’s STAR Scholarship. Sadie graduates from Dayton High School this year. She will be attending Washington...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

Weinhard Cafe & Bakery changes owners

DAYTON-Chef Daniel Rossi thought that moving to a small, rural town like Waitsburg meant he could live out retirement peacefully, picking away at his banjo and sharing his musical knowledge. In 2020,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

City Council sets public hearing date for Main Street building future, discusses flood agreements

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, April 21, at the Lions Club Building. During the meeting, the council answered questions from concerned community members and set a date for a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 29, 2021

Dayton School District board meeting in April

DAYTON—June 5, at 1 p.m., has been tentatively selected for this year’s senior class graduation ceremony, according to DSD Supt. Guy Strot, at last week’s school board meeting. Strot was short o...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 29, 2021

Columbia County residents speak against proposed trail before Monday night presentation

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia hosted a more than two-hour-long presentation on April 26, hearing from trail designers, various trail advocates, and agriculture representatives. Before the meeting, a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 22, 2021

Dayton City Council report for April

DAYTON—Vicki Zoller from the Friends of the Dayton Community Center was a special guest at the Dayton City Council meeting last week. Zoller said fundraising efforts for the feasibility study for th...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 15, 2021

CCHS participating in group studying regional childcare issues

DAYTON­­-There will be a licensed daycare vacuum in Dayton, when the only current licensed provider drops out of the business at the end of June, said Paul Ihle, a Community Health Worker for the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 15, 2021

A colorful break at the Cardinal's Nest

WAITSBURG-Give a kid a paintbrush, or in this case, a cup full of acrylic paint, and they can change the world! In cooperation with the Waitsburg Resource Center, the Cardinal's Nest put on a Spring B...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 15, 2021

April Kiwanis Club meeting was electric!

DAYTON-On Thursday, April 8, the Dayton Kiwanis Club heard from Dick Muri, City Captain for National Drive Electric Week Steilacoom. Muri has been a member of the Kiwanis Club in Steilacoom since...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 8, 2021

Pending legislation has the county treasurer scratching her head

DAYTON—Columbia County Treasurer Carla Rowe believes the duty of the treasurer’s office is to collect taxes, not to make judgments on who is, or who is not, qualified for delinquent tax...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 8, 2021

FCZD update on flood damage repair

DAYTON-Work to remove sediment from the Touchet River, in the area of the Hwy. 12 and railroad bridges and the confluence of the Patit Creek, is on hold until the Columbia County Flood Control Zone...

 
 By The Times    News    April 8, 2021

Farm to fridge produce from Wolther Family Farm at BMS garden

DAYTON--Kelley Wolther, of Wolther Family Farm, has leased the garden at the Blue Mountain Station from the Port of Columbia. The Wolther family has been selling produce from the farm garden, on the...

 

STATEMENT FROM THE PORT OF COLUMBIA

DAYTON­—The Port of Columbia has been planning a Public Information Meeting for the Touchet Valley Trail (TVT) 30% design review for several months. Because all three Port commissioners will be in attendance at the meeting, it is considered an... Full story

 

Fred Crowe appointed to the Dayton City Council

DAYTON-At a special meeting last week, the Dayton City Council appointed Fred Crowe to fill the remainder of Matt Wien's term on the council. Wiens resigned from the Dayton City Council in January,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 1, 2021

Dayton Kiwanis dives into esports with Keith Nealey

DAYTON-The Dayton Kiwanis Club met Thursday, March 25, at noon, for a regular meeting. Attendees heard from Dayton High School Alumni Keith Nealey, Director of Engineering at KIRO TV and esports...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 25, 2021

Dayton School District board meeting report

DAYTON—At the Dayton School District (DSD) board meeting last week, Superintendent Guy Strot provided a COVID-19 update, impact to the athletic program, how federal COVID relief funds will be...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 25, 2021

Reaching for the Star(link)

High-speed satellite internet may be the future for Columbia County residents, and a former Dayton resident is an early adopter and advocate. DAYTON-Self-proclaimed techie Phillip McKeen, of Walla...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    March 18, 2021

City, County, and FCZD on board with plans for emergent removal of sediment from the Touchet River

DAYTON—The Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) board of supervisors and the manager, Charles Eaton, are meeting before the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on...

 

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