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 By Michele Smith    News    September 24, 2020 

News from Bluewood Ski Resort

DAYTON-Kim Clark, General Manager of Bluewood Ski Resort, said the forecast is for a "good, strong snowfall all winter long," and he is keeping his fingers crossed. Clark said the goal for the upcomin...

 

News from the Dayton Chamber of Commerce

DAYTON-Dayton is becoming a magnet for people who are attracted to the rural lifestyle. Dayton Chamber of Commerce Manager Molly Weatherill-Tate said a couple from Colorado recently moved to Dayton,...

 

Dayton City Council report for September

DAYTON—City Administrator Trina Cole provided the Dayton City Council with an update about the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) project at last week’s council meeting. “We are moving forward...

 

Youth livestock show and sale a success in Columbia County

DAYTON-Things looked a little different at the Columbia County Fair last weekend. There were no spectators, still-life exhibits or fair food, but that didn't stop the livestock classes or sale....

 

Columbia County "Very Unhealthy" on U.S. Air Quality Index

DAYTON—In the aftermath of the Flood of 2020, and during the COVID-19 shutdown, Columbia County Commissioner Mike Talbott expressed the following sentiment. “All we need now is a trifecta....

 

William Fletcher found guilty of assault in the first degree

DAYTON—Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack said it took jurors just 45 minutes to return a verdict of Guilty of Assault in the First Degree in the trial for the State vs. William...

 

Columbia County counters City of Dayton's account of stalled ILA negotiations

DAYTON—On Tuesday of last week, Columbia County Commissioner Ryan Rundell reached out to the Times to present the County’s side of the story regarding talks with the City of Dayton for law...

 

Dayton schools open smoothly

DAYTON—Dayton School District Superintendent Guy Strot presented updates on the opening of schools to the board of directors at their workshop last week. “The beginning of the school year has been...

 

Dayton struggles with lack of childcare options

DAYTON—Who is caring for the kiddos when mom and dad go back to work, now that there are only two licensed daycare providers in Dayton, Susan’s Home Daycare and Demaris Daycare? Demaris Daycare...

 

Theater gifted with Indonesian "Wayang"

Recently the Liberty Theater in Dayton received a message from a woman in Walla Walla: "My friend told me she was getting rid of some old puppets that belonged to her parents. She said she was going...

 

Opportunity knocks for XO Alambic distiller

DAYTON-Whiskey and brandy distiller "Rusty" Figgins has sold XO Alambic to a large distillery, in the Salem, Ore. area, and he is moving with his family to the Isle of Man, U.K., where he will be the...

 

Port of Columbia's public broadband meeting a success

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia held a public information meeting last week to share the results of a broadband feasibility study with the public and to answer questions. Fifty-seven people attended...

 

City seeks mediation with County

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council is seeking mediation with the County over the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Law Enforcement, Dispatch, and Court services after talks have stalled. The decision was...

 

Shop 'n Go 2 now open for business

DAYTON-The Texaco truck stop at 533 W. Main St. is now open for business as the Shop 'n Go 2. The new owners are Gurmit Ghuman, Victor Virk, and Paul Soh, and they held a grand opening for their...

 

Hospital board discuss using CARES Act funds for improvements

DAYTON—Last week, the Hospital District board of commissioners was invited by Commissioner Bob Hutchens to share their thoughts about whether some of the remaining Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econo...

 

Booker Rest Home in Phase 2 of Governor's long-term plan

DAYTON-The separation from family and friends and decreased socialization with each other have been difficult for Booker Rest Home residents since the facility was locked down in March to protect its...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 27, 2020

"Food hugs" are feeding bodies and nurturing souls

DAYTON-What began as a way to sell some extra lasagna has become an ongoing labor of love for Weinhard Café owner Mandi Wendt, and a blessing to the recipients of her generosity. Every Friday, for...

 

Public Invited to Port of Columbia Broadband Information Meeting

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia will hold a Zoom meeting on Monday, August 31, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. to share information about their proposed broadband project in the City of Dayton and some adjacent outlying areas. Attendees will hear a presentation...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 27, 2020

Dayton School Board report

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board met Wednesday, August 19, for a regularly scheduled meeting. As the district prepares to welcome students back to in-person classes, they are adjusting their...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    August 27, 2020

Columbia County Public Transportation goes "XL"

David Ocampo, General Manager at Columbia County Public Transportation (CCPT), is proud of what the agency has done over the years, but even prouder of the way it has found its niche during COVID-19....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 27, 2020

First free "Little Library" installed by the Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library

DAYTON—The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library have installed their first free Little Library in the courtyard of the Historic Dayton Depot Museum. Books for children and adults stocked in the Li...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 20, 2020

The Club hits the pause button for the beginning of school

Virtual activities planned DAYTON—It has been “overwhelmingly” decided by The Club’s board of directors, not to open to coincide with the Aug. 25 start of school, but to delay opening for up...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 20, 2020

New mother/daughter duo to take over at Snapdragon Floral and Gifts

Paige's Floral and Gifts to open the end of Sept. DAYTON-"Who can go into business with their daughter? How often does that happen?" asked Laura Auckerman, who took time out from learning the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 20, 2020

Dayton City Council report for August

DAYTON—During the regular Dayton City Council meeting last week, special guests Judi Pilcher and Dianne McKinley requested and received authorization to move forward with a research and compatibilit...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 20, 2020

Online benefit auction for the Dayton Historic Depot Museum a success

DAYTON—Museum Event Coordinator Shellie McLeod said the Sat. Aug. 1 benefit for the Dayton Historic Depot was a resounding success. A game was played where attendees were shown an architectural elem...

 

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