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By Michele Smith
The Times 

CEDS Meeting Sets Priorities

Wastewater Treatment, schools and senior care are voted top concerns at annual meeting


January 4, 2018

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Wayfinding signs like this informational kiosk outside the Dayton Chamber of Commerce are part of a regional project, bringing a consistent look for signs throughout the Walla Walla and Touchet Valleys.

DAYTON – Fifty-one stakeholders attended the annual Port-sponsored Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy meeting held at Fire District No. 3, on December 20.

Columbia Pulp

Kristi Kobetich, Product Line Manager for Columbia Pulp, LLC, gave an update on the progress of the Lyons Ferry Straw Pulp Mill. Kobetich is the liaison between customers and the production facility, making sure all systems are in place and that customers are satisfied.

"We believe our straw pulp is going to be a good substitute for hard wood pulp," she said.

Good access to wheat straw, land, water, rail and inte...

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