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Wenaha Gallery to feature Kennewick artist

DAYTON—The Wenaha Gallery will feature artist Tanna Scott for the upcoming Art Event. Based in Kennewick, WA, Scott finds her inspiration in rough range cattle and roaming horses, focusing on Western and Rodeo art. Her work has brought viewers to...

 

Curbside Pick-up for Dayton Memorial Library patrons

DAYTON—Holds can be placed for library materials through the online catalog at www.DaytonML.org. Holds must be placed by noon the day before pick-ups begin. Pick-ups take place curbside at the library Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p. m. and...

 

Guidelines for keeping schools open in Columbia County

DAYTON—Dayton and Starbuck schools have opened with full attendance. Because Columbia County’s population is low, a few cases of COVID-19 can impact whether or not schools remain open. According to Martha Lanman at the County Health Department,...

 

The Club resumes in-person programs September 28

DAYTON—After monitoring the opening of Dayton schools using face-to-face learning, The Club’s Board of Directors voted to resume in-person programs on September 28, 2020. The Club currently offers virtual programs and weekly activity boxes...

 

Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library book sale scheduled Oct. 2-4

DAYTON—The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library will be hosting a book sale on October 2-4 at 250 Main Street. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to support future library programs. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a limit of ten...

 

Dayton Kiwanis meeting

DAYTON—Kiwanis Club of Dayton invites members and guests to this week’s presentation, featuring Columbia County Sheriff, Joe Helm. The public is invited to attend. The weekly meeting starts at noon via Zoom (“doors” open at 11:30 a.m.)....

 

Summer Food Service Program model extended

DAYTON—The Dayton School District has been approved for the Summer Food Service Program model through the end of December. All students 18 years of age and younger are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. Students who are enrolled...

 

Columbia County Public Transportation announces schedule change

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Transportation announced a slight schedule change to Saturday services, starting September 5th, 2020. Saturday transportation vehicles will run from 8 a.m until 1 p.m, a change that General Manager David Ocampo said...

 

Campgrounds closed due to the Rattlesnake fire

DAYTON—Incident Commander Mike Almas of the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team is leading efforts on the Rattlesnake Fire burning in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness 20 miles south of the Pomeroy Ranger District and thirteen miles southeast...

 

Dayton County Auditor offers tips to ensure ballot effectiveness

WASHINGTON—FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved Washington for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow Washington to provide $300 per week—on top of their regular unemployment benefit—to those... Full story

 

The Aug. 4 primary election was certified on Aug. 21

Multi-county for Superior Court judge: Number of votes, percentage of votes: Commissioner Columbia County Commissioner #2 Mike Talbott 151 votes, 26.26% Marty Hall 422 votes, 73.39% Judicial Precinct Results Brooke J. Burns 361 votes, 21.34% G....

 

Washington Federal Foundation Gives $1,000 to The Club

DAYTON-Washington Federal Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Washington Federal Bank, gifted $1,000 to The Club in Dayton. This money will be included in The Club's operations fund to be used...

 

Dayton museums

The Dayton Historic Depot and the Boldman House Museum are re-opening. Starting Wednesday, August 26, the Depot will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Boldman House Museum will be open Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Saturday...

 

Pacific Power customers stand to benefit from a proposed rate settlement

DAYTON—On Aug. 4 Pacific Power Community Regional Manager Bill Clemens shared information with the Port’s Economic Development Steering Committee about a proposed rate settlement, which could provide more than 137,000 customers in central and eas...

 

Public input sought for Port of Columbia broadband project

DAYTON—Over the past few years, Port of Columbia officials have been working on a plan to increase broadband access to people in the local community. A broadband feasibility study was completed by the Port in February of this year. The result is a...

 

Shawn Brown is the new Port commissioner for District No. 1

DAYTON—Shawn Brown has been elected by the Port of Columbia commissioners to fill the open seat on the commission, which was vacated in June when Dan Aschenbrenner moved out of District No. 1....

 

New Director of Finance at Columbia Pulp

DAYTON—Columbia Pulp is pleased to announce that Brian St. Clair has been named the Director of Finance for Columbia Pulp. St. Clair will now lead the accounting team at North America’s first tree-free pulp mill. St. Clair spent the past two...

 

Voter turnout high in Columbia County

DAYTON—53.54-percent of all registered voters in Columbia County turned out for the August 4 primary election. 1,451 ballots have been counted, with 173 left to count. Preliminary results show Marty Hall leading the incumbent Mike Talbott in the...

 

Dayton Kiwanis Club Meeting to host Guy Strot

DAYTON—The Dayton Kiwanis Club will meet online Thursday, August 13 at noon. The club will host Dayton School District Superintendent Guy Strot to discuss the status of this year’s school opening. The public is invited and can sign into the...

 

Dayton Lions Club continues community involvement

DAYTON-Dayton Lions Club members Glen Mendel, Jim Neace, Terry Hoon, Dave Elkins and John Bailey took a break from scraping and painting some of the bleachers and dugouts at the high school athletic...

 

Port announces additional assistance for Columbia County businesses

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia will once again serve as the conduit for grant funds for Columbia County businesses that have suffered financial harm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four different funding sources have provided or promised a total of $229...

 

County commissioners drop idea of assessing voter interest in State of Liberty (for now)

DAYTON—On Monday, July 20, the Columbia County Commissioners considered whether to place an advisory ballot before voters in November to assess the people’s interest in becoming part of the State...

 

Free Kids School Clothes

DAYTON—School clothes will be available free of charge on Sunday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Church-Community Service Center, this event takes place in the parking lot at 1525 4th Street in Dayton. Call...

 

Dayton Memorial Library Director resigns

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District board has announced the resignation of Library Director Dusty Waltner, who has accepted another job, effective July 31. Board Chair Karin Spann said because of uncertainties concerning COVID-19,...

 

Gatherings restricted to ten in Phase 3 counties

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Health Director Martha Lanman has reported one new positive case of COVID-19, over the past weekend, in a woman under the age of 50. To date, 339 people have been... Full story

 

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