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 By Michele Smith    News    April 2, 2020 

Potential for COVID-19 outbreak has hospital district officials concerned

DAYTON—At the Columbia County Health System board meeting last week, CEO Shane McGuire shared his concerns about financial stability, emergency preparedness, and possible impact on patients and...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Amy Rosenberg is the new Boldman House Museum manager

DAYTON-What does it mean to be the new Boldman House Museum manager in a museum that is closed through May 1 because of the concerns around the novel coronavirus? Amy Rosenberg is now conducting...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 2, 2020 

Facebook caption contest declares a winner

One of the Dayton Depot Gallery exhibits this year is called “Romping in the Blues,” and features photos, camping gear and journal entries from the early 1900s. Membership and Events Coordinator...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 2, 2020 

Columbia County Public Health offers a weekly newsletter and COVID-19 resources

DAYTON—On Tuesday, Martha Lanman, Columbia County’s Public Health Director, discussed the Health Department’s response and activities regarding COVID-19 with the Board of County Commissioners....

 
 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 Dave Schreindl    News    March 26, 2020

Dayton school board approves graduation date and shares student meal schedule

In a meeting held virtually, the Dayton School Board met to discuss a few items including the impact of the health crisis on the schools. When discussing the budget, board members noted that district costs have gone down with travel out of district...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    News    March 26, 2020

Theater Manager offers a heartfelt message

DAYTON-Closing the doors of the Liberty Theater, clearing the marquee, wiping everything down with sanitizer, cancelling all our film bookings for the time being and issuing notices of postponement fo...

 
 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...

 

Columbia County Port commissioners discuss Touchet Valley Trail, broadband

DAYTON—On Wednesday of last week, the Port of Columbia Commissioners addressed a request from a small group of community members who came before them in February, seeking an advisory vote of the people to determine whether, or not, the proposed...

 

Sarah Hlebichuk becomes Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

DAYTON-2001 High School Graduate, and former Dayton resident Sarah (Anderson) Hlebichuk LCSW has earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) credential conferred by the...

 
 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

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 Dave Schreindl    News    March 12, 2020

Dayton School Board examines grad requirements, coronavirus, and the mascot issue

A normally low-key Dayton School Board meeting took a turn for the serious Wednesday Mar. 4 when talk of the coronavirus and the naming of the Dayton-Waitsburg athletic combine mascot came up after not being on the initial agenda. With it being the...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    March 12, 2020

Memories-the Liberty Theater's 2020 Variety Show onstage March 21-23

Dayton's Liberty Theater and the Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) presents Memories the 2020 Variety Show on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m....

 
 By Beka Compton    News    March 5, 2020

Columbia County boy earns Life Saver Award

DAYTON—It's not every day that the Columbia County Sheriff's Office gives a Lifesaver Award. Last Friday, in a full courtroom, Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson presented 7 year old...

 
 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...

 

Dayton City Council report for February

DAYTON-Dayton City Administrator Trina Cole had a number of items to share at the Dayton City Council last week. Cole said her office has been proactively working with Jim Nelson at D. A. Davison...

 

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...

 

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