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At the Liberty: The Addams Family

DAYTON—The Addams Family 2 is a sequel to the animated 2019 The Addams Family movie.  In this new movie, the Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting... Full story

 

Columbia Pulp Mill Increases production of Eco-Friendly Fiber, Columbia Gold

DAYTON—Columbia Pulp LLC has resumed operation of its first-of-its-kind mill near Dayton, Wash. ​Idled between April, 2020 and June, 2021 due to the pandemic, the company used that time to implement numerous process improvements and has resumed p...

 

Wenaha Gallery welcomes trick or treaters Friday, Oct. 29

DAYTON—Wenaha Gallery is celebrating Halloween two days early on Friday, October 29. The gallery invites trick or treaters, costumed or not, to stop into the gallery anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up a special treat bag – no tricks...

 

Bluewood announces Peter Korfiatis as general manager

DAYTON—Bluewood announces Peter Korfiatis as the ski area’s new general manager, effective immediately. With a lifelong love of skiing and nearly a decade of experience in mountain managerial roles at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Korfiatis has retu...

 

Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts welcome at CCSO Trick-or-Treating event

DAYTON—The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that they will be trick or treating all of the little ghouls and goblins in the neighborhood this Halloween! The CCSO is currently accepting candy donations at the front counter...

 

Dayton City Council moving forward with 1st Street Bridge repair

DAYTON-A Special Meeting of the City Council was held both in person and on Zoom at 6 PM, October 7. The single agenda item, Resolution No. 1480, would authorize the mayor to execute a Public Works...

 

At the Liberty:No Time to Die

No Time to Die is the swan song for Daniel Craig as James Bond, and this movie has lots of action and adventure. Many critics are saying this is Craig’s best, and also most sensitive, Bond. The movie begins with Bond having left active service and...

 

Hiebert new Councilmember

Heather Hiebert was sworn in as a Dayton City Councilmember on September 29 by Mayor Zac Weatherford. Hiebert was selected to fill the seat that was left open after Delphine Bailey resigned in... Full story

 

At the Liberty:Cry Macho

Cry Macho (based on the book by N. Richard Nash) is directed and stars Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder, who in 1978, takes a job to bring an ex-boss’s young son home and away from his alcoholic mom....

 

At the Liberty: Manhattan Short Film Festival

The 2021 global Manhattan Short Film Festival is coming to the Liberty Theater on Sept 24-26 and the 28th. This is the 24th year of this international annual film festival. The Liberty Theater in...

 

At the Liberty:

Respect is an Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. It follows Aretha’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. RESPECT is a remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey...

 

At the Liberty:Free Guy

Free Guy is an adventure-comedy. Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story... one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are...

 

CCRLD moving to curbside services as COVID-19 cases surge

DAYTON—Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) will be switching to curbside-only service effective Thursday, September 2, 2021. The library and the Delany building will be closed to the... Full story

 

Columbia County announces mask mandate for fair

DAYTON—The use of facemasks for everyone five years of age and above at large events is reasonable and necessary in Columbia County to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Effective September 10, 2021 through September 12, 2021, all...

 

Dayton middle, high school extends remote learning

DAYTON—After closing the school’s doors to in-person learning on September 1, Dayton middle and high school’s remote learning has been extended through September 9. The district hopes to return to in-person learning on September 13. Elementary...

 

At the Liberty: Stillwater

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she...

 

Grange #1039 awards scholarship

DAYTON—The Patit Valley Grange #1039 announced that they have awarded Alex Jenkins, a 2020 Dayton High School graduate, a $500.00 scholarship. Alex is attending the University of Idaho. His parents are Jeff and Dena Jenkins, of Dayton. His...

 

At the Liberty:12 Mighty Orphans 

This movie tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team at a Fort Worth orphanage during the Great Depression. The team went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing in the Texas state championships. The architect o...

 

Port announces small business start-up grant opportunity

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia has opened a new grant opportunity for start-up businesses in Columbia County. Through funding provided by Innovia, a private foundation that serves eastern Washington and northern Idaho, the Port of Columbia is...

 

At the Liberty: Jungle Cruise

Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily...

 

Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley to retire

DAYTON—Columbia Pulp is announcing the retirement of John Begley effective September 3. Begley has been CEO of Columbia Pulp since its inception and has led the company through its development, financing, design, construction, and start-up phases,...

 

Port of Columbia Awarded $2 Million Broadband Infrastructure Grant

DAYTON—Port of Columbia staff, along with private partner Columbia iConnect, made a presentation to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) on Thursday, July 14 in Olympia and left with a $2 million award. Acceptance of the $2 million... Full story

 

Green Ridge Fire grows to more than 11,000 acres

DAYTON—The Green Ridge Fire, burning 30 miles East of Walla Walla, has burned a total of 11,449 acres as of August 3. According to a morning update, the fire is 15% contained. More than 380 personnel are working the scene. On Tuesday, fire crews...

 

At the Liberty:

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), confronts her ledger’s darker parts when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises in this new Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller. Pursued by a force that will stop at... Full story

 

At the Liberty: SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

DAYTON— Welcome to the Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny in this animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy. This transformational journey is a manic mash-up of two...

 

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