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 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Seen with Green Giant

Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Witherington and Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson posed with the “Jolly Green Giant” at the Port’s first annual Night Market at the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Winter Rose Café & Boutique Now Open in Dayton

DAYTON-Tyler Usco and Amanda Toms want you to relax when you visit their new café and boutique at 217 East Main St. in Dayton. Usco said there was a soft opening for the Winter Rose Café & Bouti...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Pre-trial Conference for Benjamin Orozco Set for Jan. 9

DAYTON—A pre-trial conference for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco has been set in Columbia County Superior Court for Jan. 9. Orozco has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of second degree...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 13, 2018 

Dayton School Board Report

December 5, 2018 DAYTON—High School Senior Kaleigh White was interviewed and accepted by members of the Dayton School Board at last week’s meeting to be a student representative on the Board....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Will Dayton Permanently Shutter its Pool?

DAYTON-The Friends of the Dayton Community Pool met with city officials last week to discuss whether, and if so, how to move forward on repairing or replacing Dayton's pool. The city's 35-year-old poo... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Safety Star Award

Bruce Goodell, Darla Brown, David O Campo, Melissa Ferrians, Steve Mertens, and Dayton Mayor Craig George are shown with the 2017 Safety Stars trophy the Columbia County Public Transportation Board...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 6, 2018

Hospital District Commissioners Report

DAYTON—In his report to the Hospital Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting last week, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire said a lease has been signed with the Port of...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 29, 2018

Dayton Christmas Kickoff

Santa Claus arrived in Dayton Friday and set up shop at the Village Shoppes on Main Street. Here he joined a local family for a photo in the store's front window....

 

Emergency Services Director Resigns

DAYTON-County Emergency Services Director Lisa Caldwell is leaving her position to go to work as a Subject Matter Expert for the Michael Baker Institute, starting Jan. 7. Caldwell said the Michael...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 29, 2018

MORE VIEWS FROM Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

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Dementia is Everybody's Business

DAYTON-Community education can make all the difference in the quality of life for people living with dementia, and for their loved ones. That was the message Katie Roughton delivered to a group of...

 

Newly-Elected Columbia County Officials Are Off to a Running Start

DAYTON-Newly-elected county officials Carla Rowe, Dale Slack, Anne Higgins and Chuck Amerein are gearing up to assume office on Jan. 1. They met with the Columbia County County Commissioners last...

 

Dayton City Council Report

Nov. 14, 2018 DAYTON—The Dayton City Council held the first of three public hearings for the city’s proposed $7,078,230 budget for 2019, during their monthly meeting last week. The budget reflects...

 

State Seeks Input on Future of State Parks

DAYTON—During a presentation to members of the public last week, Washington State Parks Planner Laura Moxham gave an overview of plans being developed for three area state parks: Lyons Ferry, Palouse Falls and Lewis and Clark Trail. Before...

 

'The Town that Still Believes'

DAYTON—Dayton is known as “The Town that Still Believes,” and to celebrate the holidays once again, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce is putting on the 12th annual Christmas Kickoff celebration the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. On...

 

Dayton Kiwanis Club

More than two years ago, members of the Dayton Kiwanis Club had a vision to send high school students to Washington D.C. to reinforce leadership skills and give them an inside look at democracy in...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    November 15, 2018

Mayor George Named Citizen of the Year

DAYTON-Dayton Mayor Craig George was given the Citizen of the Year award last week at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's annual Awards Banquet. George, who is in his third term as mayor, was traveling,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" Starts Nov. 15

DAYTON-Whimsical costumes, confectionary props and a 70s vibe will captivate the audience that turns out to see the Touchet Valley Arts Council's 18th-annual fall musical production of "Roald Dahl's W...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

Judy Miller is New CCHS Clinic Director

DAYTON-Judy Miller, a former Center Manager for Lincare in Walla Walla, is the new Clinic Director for Columbia Family Clinic and Waitsburg Clinic. Miller has been on the job Oct. 22, getting to know...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 8, 2018

Endowment Being Created for 4-H Membership Fees

DAYTON—An endowment to pay for all annual 4-H memberships has just been announced by WSU Dayton Extension Agent Paul Carter. In 2017 the state instituted an annual $25 membership fee for attendance...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 1, 2018

Ski Bluewood Readies for the Season

DAYTON-Kim Clark, General Manager of Ski Bluewood wants to get the word out about $400,000 worth of facility improvements that are sure to make this year's skiing even more "uplifting." "We have just...

 

Charles Eaton is Columbia County's New Public Works Director

DAYTON-Charles Eaton and his wife, Nancy, are looking into housing availability before they leave their home in the Portland area and he begins work as Columbia County's new public works director on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 1, 2018

CCHS to Lease Port Office for Training Facility

DAYTON—The Columbia County Health System is close to signing a lease for the Port-owned building formerly occupied by Columbia County District Court, according to CEO Shane McGuire. During last...

 

The Fractal Photography of Debbie Lind

Some people have very few nice things to say about broccoli. Culinary preferences aside, it's worth looking at broccoli closely to marvel at its makeup: each head consists of many little heads ...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 25, 2018

Columbia Co. Planning Commission Denies Bitcoin Mining Application

DAYTON—The Delany Room was packed on Monday night as the Columbia County Planning Commission heard from the public and from stakeholders interested in a Site Plan Development Agreement Application for a proposed bitcoin mining center to be located...

 

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