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 By Carolyn Henderson    News    May 23, 2019

Talk about Art

Not everyone is interested in pursuing a career in science or math, which is fortunate, because if the whole planet were filled with scientists and mathematicians, there would be no artists. "I...

 

Dayton School Board Update

Submitted by Superintendent Doug Johnson Good News in Dayton Schools FFA Ag Issues team placed 3rd at the State Conference Successful Yamate Exchange – 50-year anniversary ECEAP passes Early Achiever Rating Public Comment High School ELA teacher...

 

Golf Course Work Day

Volunteers turned out for for a volunteer work day at the Touchet Valley Golf Course on Sat., May 18. Workers painted and performed landscape work before enjoying a free BBQ lunch....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    May 23, 2019

Growing a Family

DAYTON-May is National Foster Care Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 16, 2019

Dayton welcomes possible alternative to retain current wastewater treatment facility

DAYTON—At last week’s regular city council meeting, City Administrator Trina Cole spoke about a meeting that recently took place between city officials and representatives from Washington Water...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 16, 2019

The Club summer program is fully funded

DAYTON—Thanks to multiple funding sources, The Club’s summer program is fully funded and the endowment fund is being replenished. Summer Program In an email update to The Club board members, Ginny Butler said that, in addition to the $5,000 The...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Dayton Middle School Students of the Month

April middle school students of the month....

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Dayton Memorial Library Activities

Discovery Kids - 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday A new, revamped and improved interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn with our Flash the Sloth. Open VR - 10:15am to 4:45pm - Every Friday By...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 9, 2019

The local who's who of pulp

COLUMBIA COUNTY-With all the media attention surrounding the innovative Columbia Pulp mill, which is preparing to open near Starbuck at Lyons Ferry this spring, it would be challenging to find a...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    May 9, 2019

New nursing legislation poses negative impact on hospital budget and care quality

DAYTON-In his report to the Hospital Board of Commissioners on April 23, CEO Shane McGuire talked about how a recent legislative ruling limiting nurses to eight hour shifts in a twenty-four-hour day,...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    May 2, 2019

Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

COLUMBIA and WALLA WALLA Counties—Candidates filing for 2018 local and state elections opens Mon., May 13 and runs through Fri., May 17. Candidates for joint districts must file with the lead county. In Walla Walla County, candidates may...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Columbia REA board incumbents are re-elected

WALLA WALLA-Incumbents Patrick Dennis, Jay DeWitt and Dennis Munden were all re-elected to the Columbia REA Board of Directors in the 2019 board elections. Jay DeWitt lives in rural Walla Walla...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

May is Older Americans Month

DAYTON-The Columbia County Senior Center, located at 403 E. Patit St. in Dayton, offers an array of activities for people sixty years old and older, said Stephanie Carpenter, R.N., who, along with...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Senior Service

Columbia County Health System employees gathered last Friday to honor 94-year-old Eulalie Shreck, who recently retired after many years manning the hospital information desk....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 25, 2019

County-wide flood control zone district is topic of public outreach meetings

DAYTON-At the Fairgrounds Pavilion last week, Columbia County Engineer Charles Eaton and Kirk Holmes, an engineer with consulting firm PERFEET, spoke about the intention of the Board of Columbia...

 

Mayor George Honored

Retiring Dayton Mayor Craig George was honored at a community reception on Tues., April 16. County and city staff, friends, and colleagues gathered to show appreciation for George's 15 years of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 25, 2019

Self-defense is topic at Citizen's Academy

DAYTON-"We're hardwired for violence. The fact that you are sitting here right now means for generations and generations, there were people in your background who knew how to operate in violence, or...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 25, 2019

Adopt-a-Storefront Program gets underway in Dayton

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Development Task Force, local organizations and Main Street businesses kicking off a program to beautify Dayton's Main Street. The Adopt-A-Storefront...

 

Dayton School Board Summary

Good News in Dayton Schools Seven high school students attended the state Future Business Leaders of America convention. FFA teams continue to compete and prepare for State Conference. Some high school students recently provided daycare for a...

 

Talk about Art

By Carolyn Henderson Dayton artist Dawn Moriarty goes hunting whenever she can, tracks down her prey, and drags it down to her cave. Only she doesn't go after animals. Or anything alive, actually....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Commissioners address rights in response to Judge Gallina arrest

Update: The below article was posted on The Times website on April 11, following last week's press deadline. Since the time of the original article, Superior Court Judge Scott Gallina was formally...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Dayton School District prepares for staff cuts

DAYTON—Like dozens of rural districts across the state, the Dayton School District is scrambling to build a budget based on worse-case scenarios in the face of uncertain state funding. At an April...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    April 18, 2019

Discover Dayton's Diversity

DAYTON—The catch phrase, “Discover Dayton’s Diversity,” will be used in the City’s comprehensive plan and Boe Stevenson of Boe Designs created a corresponding graphic. Phrase development...

 

Community is invited to Dayton Dispatch Open House, April 19

DAYTON-Columbia County Emergency Management will celebrate National 911 Telecommunicators Week with an Open House on Fri., April 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to tour the dispatch...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 18, 2019

Dayton City Council April Report

DAYTON—City of Dayton Mayor Craig George presided over a lengthy city council meeting last week, which will be his last before he retires on Apr. 30. “I really want to thank the council. I’ve be...

 

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