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Dayton library's summer program introduces 'Fitbit for Reading'

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District is moving ahead with summer programing despite the pandemic. Young readers are encouraged to sign up for their new Summer Reading Program, which began on June 15. The program gets a technological...

 

Columbia County Comprehensive Plan docket items due Aug. 1

COLUMBIA COUNTY—Columbia County is beginning the annual consideration of amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. This process is designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to register comments on the plan and associated development regulations...

 

Free document shredding June 27

DAYTON—HomeStreet Bank is sponsoring a shred day on Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Just sit in your car while Dayton Kiwanis volunteers take the material to be shredded out of the trunk for disposal....

 

Liberty Theater announces re-opening plans

DAYTON—Columbia County is celebrating its recent approval for Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan in Washington State. The Liberty Theater is hard at work preparing to re-open their doors and welcome back their community of fans. The...

 

All Wheels Weekend goes virtual

DAYTON-When the universe gives you Covid-19, you make CarVID-20. That's right folks, the annual All Wheels Weekend car show is going virtual this year. The Dayton Chamber of Commerce invites one and...

 

Able bodied people needed at the Columbia County Food Bank

DAYTON—The Columbia County Food Bank needs able-bodied people who can lift up to 40 lbs. and can be on their feet for three hours to help fill boxes of food, load and distribute them every Tuesday afternoon. Judi Pilcher, who serves on the food...

 

Warren Community Action Fund 2020 grant awards announced

DAYTON—Eleven grants totaling $52,000 have been recently awarded from the Warren Community Action Fund, which is administered by Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The fund is a project of the extended Warren Family to honor Robert and Nadine...

 

Dumas Station open for tastings, donates to BMAC

DAYTON—Dumas Station winery conducted a soft opening recently and were pleased with their social distancing setup, giving them confidence in their ability to conduct tastings in a way that will keep their customers and their team safe. The winery...

 

Phase 3 on the horizon for Columbia County

DAYTON—On Monday, the county Board of Health accepted a recommendation from the Columbia County Medical Director, Dr. Larry Jecha, to apply for Phase 3 of Governor Jay Inslee’s four-phase coronavirus recovery plan, and the Board of County...

 

Liberty Theater to produce 'A Christmas Carol' as winter musical

DAYTON-Liberty Theater Manager Mike Ferrians announced a change in the programming for the Winter musical, it will be A Christmas Carol, a reprise of their original production from 2011. The originall...

 

"Hidden In Plain Sight" virtual event shares information about drug and alcohol use by teens

DAYTON-The Coalition for Youth and Families is hosting an online presentation of Hidden in Plain Sight on Tuesday, June 9 from 8 - 10 a.m. The program is an educational experience that walks you...

 

Sean Milligan to replace Fred Crowe as Port of Columbia Commissioner

DAYTON-At a special meeting of the Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 18, Sean Milligan was selected to replace outgoing commissioner Fred Crowe. He was the only person to apply,...

 

All Wheels Weekend 2020 canceled

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted on May 6 to cancel All Wheels Weekend, the 26th annual car show scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21. The decision to...

 

Dayton Memorial Library Community Memories Project

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library is undertaking the initial collection, maintenance, and eventual archive of accounts of coronavirus in Columbia County. The purpose of this Community Memories Project is to encourage agencies, organizations, and...

 

Filing period ends May 15 for Columbia County offices up for re-election this fall

DAYTON—The filing period for all Columbia County offices up for re-election this fall ends on May 15 at 4 p.m. Open offices include Columbia County Commissioner District No. 1, and Columbia County Commissioner District No. 2, along with Precinct...

 

Big Hearts for Small Business program launched in Dayton

DAYTON—The City of Dayton, Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Columbia launched a promotional campaign called “Big Hearts for Small Business” on Monday, May 4. The campaign was developed to help Columbia County small businesses who have...

 

Dayton Days postponed

The Dayton Days parade and rodeo scheduled for May 23 has been postponed until 2021, according to Dayton Days Committee Vice-president Loyal Baker....

 

Dayton Days parade, Mule Mania cancelled. Brix and Brew moved to November

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber’s annual fundraising event, Brix and Brew has been moved from May 8, to Nov. 6, according to the Dayton Chamber Manager Molly Weatherill-Tate. This is the second time the fundraiser has been moved because of concerns...

 

Dayton improvements

DAYTON-City of Dayton Public Works Director Jim Costello said the city crew has been working to keep the parks and cemetery in good condition. They have also been blading and repairing city alleys,...

 

Little free pantry in Dayton

This cute redesigned cabinet is the home of the Little Free Pantry located at the First Congregational Church, corner of Third and Spring Street, Dayton. Take what you need, leave what you...

 

Dayton Food Bank distribution has moved to Columbia County Fairgrounds

Columbia County Food Bank's distribution center moved from downtown Dayton to the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 14. Distributions will be available every Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. with...

 

American Legion Post #42 of Dayton cancels Spring Bingo

DAYTON—American Legion and Auxiliary Post #42 of Dayton has canceled their annual Spring Bingo event which was to be held on April 23. Commander Amerien states that “when it can safely be determined that the threat of infection has been...

 

Columbia County residents encouraged to pay property taxes early

DAYTON—To respond to the economic impacts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia County encourages property owners to pay property taxes as early in April as possible, to help fund vital services needed now, and in the months to come.... Full story

 

Face mask makers wanted

Columbia County Public Transportation is accepting homemade cloth face masks at their office at 507 W. Cameron St. in Dayton. Columbia County Emergency Management Director Ashley Strickland said the... Full story

 

Columbia County Public Transit needs volunteers for local grocery and meal program delivery

DAYTON—Dayton Mercantile can now process phone orders for groceries and CCPT will deliver the orders to residences. CCPT will also deliver meals to the Starbuck Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with grocery orders to residences....

 

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