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Blue Mountain Station is Open

DAYTON—The Blue Mountain Station is open for business! They have local & organic produce, and a wide selection of staples like organic rice, bean, grains, sugar and flour. BMS carries Pure Eire Dairy and has Umatilla Cheese stocked. Last, but not...

 

Dayton School District breakfast & lunch delivery times

DAYTON—The Dayton School District began their meal delivery service to anyone 18 and under. Assistant to the Supervisor and Food Services director Jana Eaton noted on their first day of meal delivery they prepared 150 breakfasts and lunches....

 

New Booker Rest Home guidelines

DAYTON—On March 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced critical new measures designed to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new measures CMS announced, which...

 

Dayton Senior Center has meals to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays

DAYTON—The Dayton General Hospital Dietary staff will make sure seniors don’t go hungry while the Dayton Senior Center is closed for the next six weeks, due to coronavirus concerns. Aging and Long-Term Care Advisor Barbara Gibson said seniors...

 

Dayton residents Michael Haight and Cathy Lee-Haight give to The Club

DAYTON—For the third year in a row Michael and Cathy Lee-Haight presented the Club's Executive Director, Jim Pearson, with a check for $10,000. This Dayton couple have consistently supported the efforts to provide after school care for Columbia...

 

Tomato and onion starts at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia notes that Blue Mountain Station's Verdurous Gardens is deep into garden preparation. Lorrie & Tom Bensel have hundreds of tomato plants started, some for use in their...

 

Brix & Brew Rescheduled

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber's Brix & Brew fundraising auction has been postponed to May 8 due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on May 8, or refunded....

 

Brix and Brew auction to benefit Dayton Chamber of Commerce

The Brix and Brew Benefit Auction takes place on Friday, March 13 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion, located at 5 N. Pine Street, Dayton, WA. This event is a fundraiser that supports the operating costs of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce....

 

Women's Christian Center Luncheon March 11

DAYTON—On March 11, from noon to 2 p.m, Speaker Jutta Thorsness will share “The Mustard Seed" as guests enjoy a pulled pork lunch catered by Gary Schroeder. As a special feature, Lois Hemphill will host a make-your-own card station. There will...

 

Food for thought talks

DAYTON—During the season of Lent members of Dayton's First Congregational Church-UCC are considering the ideas and experiences of wilderness. Sometimes growing older can feel like being led into or through the wilderness, so in response they are...

 

Columbia County Flood Damage Tax Break

COLUMBIA COUNTY—If your home or business was damaged during the flood or a significant amount of your land washed away, you may be eligible for a reduction of value for the 2020 tax year. Any real property or business personal property that has...

 

Dayton Lions Crab Dinner

DAYTON-The Dayton Lions club will hold their annual crab dinner on Sat. March 7 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served from 6-7 p.m.  The crab dinner fundraiser raises money to be used in the community for...

 

Valerie Mudry named as new Market Manager at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-Blue Mountain Station Co-op Market and Nursery welcome Valerie Mudry as the new Market Manager. Valerie brings a diverse set of assets to the Co-op and Nursery that include skills in...

 

Special award to be given to five year old life saver

DAYTON—On Friday, February 28th at 4 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse, a Life Saving Award will be presented to five year old Carl Burnstad in the Court Room. Mr. Burnstad dialed 911 when his mother became unresponsive. Due to limitations...

 

Dayton Memorial Library main floor remodel pushed to April

DAYTON—Columbia County Rural Library District Director Dusty Waltner said because of some purchasing and delivery delays it was decided to push the planned library remodel to Spring break in April. The CCRLD board and library administrators had...

 

Dayton Superintendent selected

DAYTON-Following last night's final interviews with community and school staff, the Dayton School Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Guy Strot the position of superintendent, pending...

 

Public meeting about the flood at the Fairgrounds Pavilion on Thursday

DAYTON—Keep track of every dollar and every hour you spend on flood mitigation. That was the take-away message from government officials at the offices of the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, when they discussed next steps after the recent...

 

Mental Health First Aid

DAYTON—Learn about the risk factors, warning signs and strategies to help people who experience crisis or non-crisis issues with substance use, or other mental health problems at a free all-day training course, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and...

 

2020 Citizen's Academy

DAYTON—Sheriff Joe Helm announces the 2020 Columbia County Citizen’s Academy to be held Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 13 weeks beginning March 6 through May 29. Classes will be held at 111 Patit Road, Dayton, WA. The intent of the...

 

Liberty Theatre presents St. Valentine's Reader's Theater event

This year’s Valentine’s Day Reader’s Theater features two live-read plays: Bertha and the Saxman - which shows us the witty and eccentric relationship between a poor street saxophone player and a professional working girl; and The...

 

Liberty Theatre double feature

The Liberty Theater will screen two recent and locally-produced documentaries on the wonders and urgencies of our natural environment on Feb. 20th at 6:30 p.m. The two films are the  Secret Life of...

 

Valentine's fashion show & gift fair at Columbia County Fairgrounds

DAYTON—Jessica Welch, owner of Country Chic Boutique, is hosting a Valentine’s Fashion Show & Gift event at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four boutiques will be present to show off the latest...

 

Dumas Station is open

DAYTON—In the past, the winery has been closed from mid-December through February. Now, as they have grown, they merely took a two-week break and opened the tasting room back up on Thursday, January 9. Stop by for a visit and sample six wines that...

 

Two school levy measures on the ballot for Dayton voters

DAYTON—Dayton voters are being asked to consider two levy measures on their February 11th ballots. The District is running an Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy and a Capital Technology & Facilities Levy. The measures are not new taxes....

 

Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl

Touchet Valley Arts Council and the Liberty Theater start 2020 off right with a fishy two-act live stage comedy Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl directed by Bev Startin with performances on January 24, 25 and 26. The play is written by  Barbara Pea...

 

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