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 By Michele Smith    News    October 18, 2018 

County Awarded Grant for New Courthouse HVAC System

DAYTON—The Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation has released a list of ten courthouses to receive grants for rehabilitation projects, and the Columbia County Courthouse...

 

Joyce Klassen's Acrylic Pour Paintings

Sometimes, when we're nervous about how a particular endeavor will turn out, we close our eyes and hope for the best. And while this technique does work now and then, it's not the best plan when...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 18, 2018 

Busy Time for Dayton Chamber

DAYTON—Forty businesses participated in the first of its kind Main Street Open House, during Dayton on Tour, according to Chamber Director Melissa Bryan. And as a result, there are several sale...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 11, 2018

Candidates for Columbia County Offices Appear at Forum

DAYTON—The Dayton chapter of the American Association of University Women held a Candidates’ Forum to allow voters in Columbia County to hear from and ask questions of candidates for local races. Candidates for Columbia County Sheriff, Columbia...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 11, 2018

Former Astronaut Speaks in Dayton

DAYTON-Former astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger was at the Wenaha Gallery Saturday during Dayton on Tour to present "Rocks to Rockets," the story of her evolution from a third grader inspired by...

 

Schirm Wins Best in Show

DAYTON-Woodcarver Tom Schirm won Best of Show and Best in the Nation for the Year, at the National Fish Carving Championship, for his decorative life-sized carving of a west slope cutthroat trout....

 

Western Music Artist to Perform in Dayton

DAYTON-Western music artist Dave Stamey will perform at the Liberty Theater in Dayton at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18. Stamey was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in 2016. He has been voted...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

Mama Monacelli's to Open at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-Confectioner Nancy Monacelli said she is looking forward to moving into her new production and retail space in Suite H at the Blue Mountain Station this month. Mama Monacelli's Kitchen won't...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

DGH Rehab Dept. Has New Hours

DAYTON-The Rehabilitation Department at Dayton General Hospital is staying open late to help accommodate customers' schedules. The department is now open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 4, 2018

Voluntary Stewardship Program Approved for Columbia County

DAYTON—Columbia County Planning Director Meagan Bailey told County Commissioners last week that the county’s Voluntary Stewardship Plan has been approved by a state technical panel on the Washington State Conservation Commission. VSP is an option...

 

Dreams of Outer Space

Dreams and goals, by their nature, contain an element of the impossible. If they didn't, they'd be just be ordinary activities we take for granted (although, interestingly, one person's ordinary...

 

Sundae + Mr. Goessl Return to Liberty Theater Oct. 12

DAYTON-Sundae + Mr. Goessl return to the Liberty Theater in Dayton at 7 p.m., on Oct. 12. This premier vintage jazz duo wowed the audience in Dayton when they came to the Liberty Theater in May on...

 

Dayton Candidates' Forum Oct. 4

DAYTON—The Dayton branch of the American Association of University Women will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Liberty Theater. Candidates in three contested races in Columbia County have agreed to appear....

 

Dayton School Board Report

DAYTON—Dayton Elementary Principal Denise Smith and High School Principal Kristina Brown both gave reports during the Dayton School Board meeting last week. Sept. 19 was a late start day, and a...

 

Report from Dayton City Council

DAYTON—City Administrator Trina Cole told the Dayton City Council last week that her staff has been working to tie up “loose ends from the summer,” which includes the Washington Street FEMA proj...

 

Pulp Plant Nearly Complete

This drone's-eye view shows Columbia Pulp's nearly-completed straw pulp plant along the Snake River near Lyons Ferry. The plant is expected to be fully operational by the end of the...

 

Dayton on Tour Oct. 6

DAYTON—The Dayton Historical Depot Society is inviting you to come out October 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., and take a tour of some of the beautiful historic homes in Dayton. “This year, a select group of...

 

Dayton Mayor Craig George to Resign

DAYTON-There is a for sale sign on Kathy and Craig George's lawn on S. 2nd St. in Dayton. Craig George has announced that he will resign his post early next year as Dayton's mayor. He told The Times...

 

One-Year Fairgrounds Ban Upheld for Lee Ann Literal

DAYTON—On a 2-1 vote, the Board of Columbia County Commissioners on Monday upheld a one-year ban from the Columbia County Fairgrounds for Dayton resident Lee Ann Literal, following an administrative hearing. Literal appeared at the hearing with her...

 

Organic, Dynamic Ceramics

Long before there were machines, there was – and still is – the human hand. And as miraculous and wonderful machinery is, it does not begin to compare with the creativity of the hand, impelled by...

 

Changes in Store at Dayton Library

DAYTON-Are you interested in bird watching, hiking, fishing, geocaching, sewing, canning, or playing the ukulele? Are your children interested in fossils, rocks and minerals, human anatomy, bugs, butt...

 

Report from Dayton School Board Meeting

DAYTON—Topics of discussion at last week’s meeting of the Dayton School Board included how to tackle the district’s budget deficit for the 2018-19 school year, as well as a facilities update, athletic combine update and enrollment update. Budge...

 

The Makings of a Championship Barrel Racer

DAYTON-It will take teamwork between Elsie Mann and her horse, and the support of a community of caring people, for this 12-year-old barrel racer to achieve her dream of qualifying for Junior...

 
 By Ken Graham    News    September 6, 2018

Broughton Building Mural Gets Needed Restoration

DAYTON-The mural on the west side of the Broughton Land Co. has received a much-needed restoration, which included repair to the wall and repainting to brighten the mural images. Kennewick mural artis...

 

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