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 By Justin Jaech    News    May 16, 2024

Railway storage discussed at Port meeting

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at the port's office on May 7, 2024. Commissioners present were Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, Mike Spring, and the Executive D...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    April 4, 2024

CCRLD played role in Senate Bill 5824

OLYMPIA - On Tuesday, March 26, Senate Bill 5824, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) and requested by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, was signed into law in Olympia. The bill raised the required n...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    March 28, 2024

Commissioners appoint Walling to Library Board

DAYTON - The Columbia County Commissioners met for a special meeting on March 25, 2024. Chairman Jack Miller and commissioners Ryan Rundell and Marty Hall were present. The commissioners and County...

 

Stakeholders vote on top three priority projects at Port's planning meeting

DAYTON—Each year in December, the Port of Columbia holds its Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) meeting for stakeholders in the community to review and update an ongoing five and t...

 

Physicians Neace are retiring

DAYTON - Columbia County Health System announced the retirement of esteemed doctors Dr. Gwynneth Neace, a board-certified pediatrician, and Dr. Lewis Neace, a board-certified emergency medicine...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    December 14, 2023

Dayton School Board approved placing levies on ballot

DAYTON — The Dayton School Board met in the high school library at 6:36 p.m. on December 6, 2023. School Board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Zac Fabian, Aneesha Dieu, and Grant Griffin. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present. M...

 

Columbia County Health System awarded for efforts to improve rural care for coronary artery disease

DAYTON — People residing in rural communities live an average of three years fewer than their urban counterparts and have a 40% higher likelihood of developing heart disease. Columbia County Health System is committed to changing that. For efforts to...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    November 16, 2023

Port continued Lyon's Ferry discussion

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 PM, November 8, 2023, in the Port Office. Commissioners present were Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. During the first p...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    October 19, 2023

Port commissioners discuss 2023 budget, Lyon's Ferry

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m., October 11, 2023, in the Port Office. Commissioners present were Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, Johnny Watts, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. After dealing with s...

 

Spring and Schafer face off for Port commissioner

DAYTON-Mike Spring and Randy Schafer are running for Port of Columbia Commissioner representing District 2, the seat being vacated by Genie Crowe. "The Times" spoke with Spring and received a...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 21, 2023

Court removes library dissolution measure from November ballot

DAYTON - Proposition 2 will not appear on Columbia County's general election ballot this November. Columbia Superior Court Commissioner Julie Karl ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, Neighbors United...

 

Dissolution vote prompts Library info booklet

DAYTON - Neighbors United for Progress (NUP), a political action committee in Dayton, has produced a booklet in response to the effort by citizens sponsoring Proposition 2 to dissolve the Columbia...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    September 7, 2023

13th Annual Columbia County Fair is bringing Fair Dreams in a Small Town

DAYTON-It takes an army of good-natured volunteers to put together the displays for the Columbia County Fair at the Pavilion. There are over thirty booths and displays in the Pavilion, featuring food...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 31, 2023

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Constitutional Rights of all Columbia County Voters

Dayton — Neighbors United for Progress (NUP), Columbia County’s bipartisan political action committee, has filed a lawsuit that may save the Columbia County Library. The group filed a suit on Aug...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 31, 2023

Future legislation could protect libraries, librarians, and the freedom to read

DAYTON—The Washington State Library falls under the auspices of the Office of the Secretary of State, and due to concerns over recent attempts to ban books, staff in that office has begun drafting b...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 17, 2023

Columbia County's library fight continues to get state and national media attention

DAYTON-The group, represented by Dayton resident Jessica Ruffcorn, continues to garner attention from national print and televised media over efforts to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library. The...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    August 17, 2023

Port board begins budget work

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting in the port conference room on August 9, 2023. Commissioners present in person were Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, joined by the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson. Johnny Watts p...

 
 By Karen Huwe    News    August 10, 2023

Columbia County Fair Royalty wraps up their year

Columbia CountY-Wynter McCauley, Kilee Henry, and Bailey Standring were selected to represent Dayton as Fair Royalty last October. The "job" is so much more than just waving in parades. The fair's...

 

BMAC Hires New Service Coordinator For Columbia and Garfield Counties

Walla Walla, WA – Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is pleased to announce the hire of Michelle McCleary as BMAC Services Coordinator for Columbia and Garfield Counties. McCleary will serve the r...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 27, 2023

Petition to dissolve rural library district has been certified by auditor

DAYTON - The second petition submitted to put a proposition to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library District on the November ballot has been certified. The Columbia County Auditor's Office...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 20, 2023

Rural Library District still at risk

DAYTON-The Board of Directors for the Columbia County Rural Library held their regular meeting on Monday, July 17, in the Delaney Room. The meeting was attended by the public, in person and on Zoom....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 29, 2023

Library petition fails to meet signature requirement

COLUMBIA COUNTY—On June 21, 2023, Jessica Ruffcorn submitted a petition to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library District to the Columbia County Auditor’s Office. The auditor’s office began the process of verifying the signatures on June 22. A...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    April 20, 2023

Columbia Port meeting update

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m. on April 12, 2023, in the port’s conference room and on Zoom. Commissioners Genie Crowe, Johnny Watts, Seth Bryan, and the Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson, wer...

 
 By Justin Jaech    News    March 16, 2023

Port discusses Comp plan at workshop

DAYTON – The Port of Columbia Commissioners held their regular meeting on March 8, 2023, at the port’s conference room and on Zoom. Commissioners Genie Crowe and Seth Bryan were present, and Johnny Watts attended using Zoom. Executive Director Jen...

 

Grants available for Columbia County, surrounding area NonProfits

DAYTON – Starting on March 10, the Warren Community Action fund will accept grant applications from nonprofit and charitable organizations serving Columbia County and the surrounding area, i...

 

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