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Small businesses arriving and thriving in Columbia County

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson frequently says jobs in Columbia County are counted by ones and twos, and the ones and twos are adding up. At last week’s Cup of Joe, Port Economic Development Coordinator Kathryn Wi...

 

Dayton Memorial Library March Events

Toddler Story Time 10-11 a.m. - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6-7:30 p.m. - Every Wednesday of March Story time, but with a special twist!  Prime...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 28, 2019

Robotics Club Seeks Help

Robotics Club Seeks Help DAYTON, Wash. – The Columbia County FIRST Robotics Club 4-H group, which won the Research Award at the state competition in Spokane last year, is looking for community help...

 

Talk About Art

As time goes by, we forget, as a people, how to do many things we once knew how to do: cobbling shoes, for instance, or dipping candles. And while we become experts at attacking cell phone keypads wit...

 
 By Vicki Zoller    News    February 28, 2019

Great America Smoke-Out meets Heart Health Month

What could you buy with an extra twenty-two thousand dollars? This was one of the topics that Chelsey Eaton, Columbia County Public Health Program Coordinator, discussed with the 4th and 5th grade...

 

Ski Bluewood Season is Going Strong

Resort employs 160 people during ski season COLUMBIA COUNTY – An early Tuesday morning interview with Ski Bluewood General Manager Kim Clarke found the leader working on parking lot preparations...

 

Gasoline, sundries, and chicken curry

DAYTON-The lowest gas prices in the area and the tastiest chicken curry can be found at the Hot Spot gas station and deli, located at 401 W. Main St. in Dayton. Swarit Gaur and his father, Prasoon Sha...

 

Dayton negotiates land deal for wastewater treatment plant site

DAYTON-Items on the agenda at last week's city council meeting included an update on the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan Project. "We're getting closer in negotiations with some land owners," said Ma...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 21, 2019

Series of Fires plague Dayton, none are deemed suspicious

DAYTON – Columbia County Fire District #3 quickly extinguished a house fire in the 700 block of East Main Street on Tuesday night. The fire is one of several blazes over recent weeks. At approximate...

 

Vaping e-cigarettes cause nicotine addiction and other harmful effects

DAYTON-"They make them in fun, flavored colors. They are very easy to use and are very discreet, too," said Chelsey Eaton, a county public health program coordinator. Eaton was talking about...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    February 14, 2019

Columbia County Sheriff Joins I-1639 Opposition

DAYTON – Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm has officially joined the ranks of law enforcement officials across the state who will not enforce Initiative I-1639. I-1639 was placed on the ballot as an Initiative to the People and approved by voters...

 

Dayton Depot Fashion Show

DAYTON-"Women are going to be excited about it," Museum Director Tamara Fritze said about the new exhibit currently on display at the Dayton Historic Depot. This exhibit includes clothing, foundation...

 

Talk about Art

Talk about Art By Carolyn Henderson When life handed Barbara Coppock a bushel of lemons, she didn't stop with just making lemonade. The Clarkston artist, who creates intaglio print etchings of...

 

Columbia County Considers Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON—At their regular meeting last week, the Board of County Commissioners and Charles Eaton, the county engineer, discussed moving ahead with their intention to create a county-wide flood...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

Col. County Health System receives funds for home health

DAYTON—The state Health Care Authority is providing Columbia County Health System with an initial award in the amount of $150,000 to help focus on the elements needed to achieve accreditation in Patient Centered Medical Home care, said CEO Shane...

 

Students of the Month - Dayton Middle School

January Dayton Middle School students of the month (l to r) Eve Talbott (8th), Madison Richardson (7th) and Brody Carrigan (6th)...

 

Rebecca Smith Wins PLU Scholarship

PARKLAND, Wash. – Dayton High School student Rebecca Smith has been awarded a prestigious Pacific Lutheran University President’s Scholarship worth $26,000 a year, along with the opportunity to earn more. Just 127 President’s Scholars were...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    February 7, 2019

A Day at The Club in pictures

DAYTON-This school year has been a learning curve year for the staff at The Club, Dayton's new after school program. Director Jim Pearson said some of the loftier goals originally set by the staff...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Passmore resigns commission seat

DAYTON-County Commissioner Norm Passmore has submitted his resignation from the Board of County Commissioners, effective Wednesday. Passmore said he, and his wife, Ann, have sold their house in...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    January 31, 2019

CutStock Building Fire

The building historically known as the Columbia Cutstock Building, located at 606 Wagon Road, in Dayton, was destroyed by fire on the morning of Tues., Jan. 29. Fire departments from Columbia County,...

 

Dayton Memorial Library February Event Calendar

Toddler Story Time 10:00am to 11:00am - Every Wednesday An interactive story time for those in the toddler years! Come sing, dance, play and learn. Prime Time Story Time 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Every Wednesday for six weeks - First Event Feb-20 Story...

 

Talk about art

By Carolyn Henderson If you walk around town or country, you may have found a piece of artwork in the form of a painted rock. Sometimes they have an encouraging statement on them, other times a colorf...

 

FFA Issues Team is On to State

The Dayton FFA Agriculture Issues team placed third at Districts in Colton to qualify for State competition in May. (l to r): Samantha Davis, Tatumn Laughery, Josiah White, Ben White, Tayven Seney,...

 

friends of fairgrounds receive $1500 grant

Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded a $1,500 Northwest FCS Rural Community Grant to Columbia County Friends of the Fairgrounds to help with the installation of a professionally engineered indoor...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 31, 2019

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney April King returns to County

DAYTON—The new Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, April King, isn’t all that new to the job in Columbia County. King said she served in the same capacity, back in 2003, when Colleen Fenn...

 

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