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Dayton Chamber makes Letters to Santa drop box available

DAYTON-Santa's elves have been busy in Dayton! Though Santa will be more elusive than ever this year, he still needs letters to know what kiddos would like for Christmas. A drop box for letters to...

 

Brix and Brew Home Edition a success

DAYTON—One hundred and nineteen people placed bids during the online silent auction for Brix and Brew Home Edition. Chamber manager Molly Weatherill-Tate said over $24,000 was raised during the...

 

Stocking Stuffer Sale happening at Ski Bluewood

DAYTON—The annual Stocking Stuffer Sale is going on now at Ski Bluewood. Grab a discounted three-pack of Ski Bluewood lift tickets for the 2020-21 ski season. Lift tickets make great gifts for the...

 

Kiwanis Club invitation

This week’s Kiwanis Club of Dayton meeting features Lt. Governor Jason Archibald. Please share this invitation; the public is invited to attend. Club meetings start at Noon VIA ZOOM (“doors” open at 11:30 a.m.).  This link can be found on the...

 

Dayton Memorial Library to reopen on Nov. 9 with modified services

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library is reopening on Monday, November 9, with modified services for the safety of patrons and staff. At this time, only the Main Floor will be open. The hours are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library will...

 

Kiwanis award

Chuck Reeves was recently given an award by the Dayton Kiwanis Club. The inscription reads, Charles Reeves In appreciation for serving Dayton Kiwanis as President for 2019-20. Your leadership and...

 

Public invited to Columbia County Rural Library Board meeting

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting for the purpose of approving COVID-19 Reopening Policies. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. This will be a virtual meeting and...

 

Blue Mountain realty contributes $2,500 to the club

DAYTON­-For the third consecutive year, Blue Mountain Realty has contributed $2,500 to The Club for operating expenses. The presentation was made to The Club Board members Anne Strode and Samantha...

 

Last call for Port of Columbia small business relief funds

DAYTON—October 30th is the deadline for applications to the Port of Columbia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund. This is the third and likely the last round of grant funding available to businesses this year. Over $94,000 is still available to...

 

Liberty Theater manager resigns

DAYTON—Mike Ferrians has resigned as the manager of the Liberty Theater. Management of the theater will be by committee, for the time being, according to Dave Molesh, Touchet Valley Arts Council...

 

Dayton's Wenaha Gallery chooses treats over tricks

This year, Wenaha Gallery is giving bags of treats to Trick or Treaters, costumed or not, on Friday, October 30, from noon to 5 p.m. “Given that it’s the day before Halloween, it’s understandable if kids aren’t in costume. Unless they’re...

 

Medical appointment gas cards available through Columbia County Public Health

COLUMBIA COUNTY—Medical Appointment Gas Cards are available to any Columbia County resident in need of fuel for transportation to medical appointments outside of Columbia County. Fuel cards are available for those with a valid driver’s license,...

 

Dayton Chamber and Columbia County Coming Events

OKTOBERFEST – The Blue Mountain Station Market & Nursery will be celebrating fall with the annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Whetstone Springs will be there with honey, garlic and more. And Zonia, Starbuck’s new...

 

Economic updates from Port of Columbia

The Port just concluded the second round of grant funding for local businesses. Funding was made possible through Washington State’s CARES Act, the City of Dayton, and private grant funds from the Innovia Foundation. In this round, $170,718 has...

 

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....

 

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