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 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...

 

Kids answer questions

This month the Dayton Memorial Library has been home to the Santa Mail Express – our direct line to Santa Claus! All kids who sent The Big Guy a letter will receive a special one back to open on Christmas Morning. Here are some great answers to...

 

The Club offers a safe, comfortable environment for youth in the afterschool hours

DAYTON—Jim Pearson manages the afterschool program in Dayton called the Club. When Jim Pearson first started working at the Club in September 2018, the goal for the afterschool program was to...

 

Project Timothy is Dayton's local organization for people in need

DAYTON-For somebody traveling through Dayton whose car has broken down and who is without funds to spend the night, there is help. For someone who needs help with rent, utilities, prescriptions,...

 

Dayton considers the benefits of treating wastewater discharge through natural methods

DAYTON- Plans for the City's proposed wastewater treatment plant have evolved over the past year from a dry land application method of treating wastewater discharge, to consideration of a wastewater...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 12, 2019

Dayton women participate in the 2020 Pendleton Round-Up Royal Court

DAYTON-Let'er Buck! The Pendleton Round-Up is a world-famous rodeo with a deep western history, and each year, a group of young ladies go through an application process to be the faces of the event....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

Dayton's the town that still believes. Once again the reindeer were out and the bells were jingling!...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Columbia County Rural Library District addresses wheelchair mobility issues

DAYTON—There are issues with wheelchair mobility for some patrons at the Dayton Memorial Library, and Librarian Dusty Waltner is aware and has been concerned about them, she said. For instance, the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    December 5, 2019

Dayton Development Task Force is asking you to consider putting your B&O tax dollars to work locally

DAYTON-The Dayton Development Task Force (DDTF) is asking businesses to donate a portion of their B&O taxes to help with projects that contribute to economic development, in the core of Dayton's...

 

Liberty Theater's December events

DAYTON-Sundae & Mr. Goessl return to the Liberty Theater for a special holiday show on Friday, December 13. Featuring award-winning vocalist Kate Voss, (Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year,...

 

A closer look at Dayton's Christmas Kickoff

The Kickoff included a visit with Santa, mule and horse hayrides, a parade and more!...

 

Christmas Kicks off in Dayton Nov. 29 and 30

DAYTON-"The Town That Still Believes" will celebrate the eleventh annual Christmas Kickoff, on Fri., Nov. 29 and Sat. Nov. 30. From early Friday morning, until the end of the day on Saturday the town...

 

Report from the Board of County Commissioners

DAYTON—On Monday the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution of intent to adopt legislation authorizing a Sales and Use tax to be used for affordable and supportive housing in accordance w...

 

City receives crash course in property tax collections from county assessor

DAYTON—Many of us don’t fully understand the ins and outs of property tax collections for governmental bodies. Columbia County Assessor Chris Mills shed some light on the subject at last week’s special city council meeting. Mills said the City...

 
 By Joe Huether    News    November 28, 2019

Dayton's Turkey Bingo fundraiser a success

This year's annual community event and fundraiser for support of community youth activities and organizations by the local Kiwanis Club of Dayton was a great success. This is the 33rd year for this...

 

Citizens instrumental in bringing Dayton back from the abyss in the early 80s

DAYTON-"The importance of historic preservation cannot be overstated," said Marcene Hendrickson when she spoke at the Dayton Chamber Awards Banquet, on Nov. 7. "It is not just about a way to save old...

 

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