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 By Michele Smith    News    February 20, 2020 

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...

 

Dayton City residents are reminded to get City permits prior to rebuilding 

DAYTON—As area property owners begin the daunting task of clean up and repair following the recent flood event, residents are reminded to obtain local permits prior to repairing or rebuilding flood-damaged structures. These permits are required to...

 

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...

 

The Club seeks reading buddy volunteers

DAYTON—Children who are proficient and passionate readers by third grade are five times more likely to be college or career ready. The Innovia Foundation in Spokane, WA began a program in 2013 in...

 

Three superintendent candidates invited to formal campus interviews

The Dayton School Board formally announced three finalists have been chosen to move forward in the search process to replace retiring Superintendent Doug Johnson. The three candidates selected are Effie Dean, Guy Strot, and Andie Webb. The chosen...

 
 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...

 

Talk about art

Not all people, upon retirement, stop working. Some people, like Nancy Monacelli of Walla Walla, find themselves working long days, all through the week, and enjoying every moment of it. "I launched...

 
 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...

 

Budget talk dominates Dayton school board meeting

The number one issue facing the school board continued to be the oversight of the monies collected from previous levies and how they are spent on various prioritized projects. And accordingly, how they are being held accountable to the public for...

 
 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...

 

Talk about Art

Some people are observant, and others . . . not so much. For an artist, it helps to NOT be in the "not so much" category. "I have always loved detail," says Walla Walla acrylic painter Mary Soper. "My...

 
 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...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    January 2, 2020

Bard and Bee Meadery celebrates bee terroir

New business at Blue Mountain Station to open in February Mike Collins began as a home brewer, where his love of fermentation took hold. After studying for awhile at Walla Walla Community College, he...

 
 By The Times    News    January 2, 2020

Cedar Rain Spirits crafts specialty liqueurs at Blue Mountain Station

Robert “RC” McNicol has been working on the dream of opening his own liqueur business for four years now. He served as Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force and worked construction alongside his...

 

Building Two at Blue Mountain Station complete, full

DAYTON—Three years after a private developer first started construction on a second building at Blue Mountain Station, the building is finally complete and full of tenants. The Port of Columbia, which owns Blue Mountain Station, purchased the build...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 2, 2020

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy meeting held in Dayton

DAYTON—The Conference Room at Fire District 3 was crowded with community stakeholders for the Port’s annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) meeting, which took place on Dec....

 

Dayton December School Board Report

DAYTON-At their regular Board meeting last week, Superintendent Doug Johnson discussed the progress of facilities improvements, gave a short Capital Project update, discussed the Athletic Combine and...

 

Prevention is the goal for the Coalition for Youth and Families

DAYTON—Chelsey Eaton, Columbia County’s Public Health Wellness Initiative/Coalition Coordinator, is leading the charge to help the members of the Coalition for Youth and Families to craft and implement a strategic plan to educate the community...

 

New program, Diabetes Undone, offered at Dayton General Hospital

Currently, 26 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million have prediabetes. Both of these conditions significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other complications. The...

 

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