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Moist air enters region

DAYTON–The Green Ridge Fire continues to burn and expand to 6,799 acres with containment of 15% in the Blue Mountains, about 18 miles southeast of Dayton as the crow flies, as of press deadline...

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Table Rock Meat Co. refurbishes former Cut and Wrap facility

DAYTON–Hand in glove with growing small grains around here is livestock production, and new owners of the local meat-processing business–formerly Joe Nyce's Dayton Cut and Wrap–are striving to...

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Grain harvest off and running

DAYTON–Small grain producers in the Columbia County area are in full swing bringing in the 2021 crop, according to Jacob Forsman, Northwest Grain Growers' General Manager of Columbia County,...

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County Commissioners approve interlocal agreement with City

DAYTON–The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Dayton, contracting out County planning services at an hourly rate for a period of six months...

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Ben Carson to speak at Policy Center's annual dinner in Spokane

SPOKANE- Washington Policy Center (WPC), Washington state's foremost independent policy research organization, announced today that Ben Carson, M.D., former Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

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Local field fires handled by District 3

Columbia County Fire District 3 trucks responded to a fire on Lewis Gulch Road last Friday, making quick work of the strip of burned crop reside, apparently started by a combine on the David Carlton...

Correction

In the article published on July 21, 2021, “Dayton speculates as the mayor skirts questions about terminations” there is a correction to the following statement: “It should be noted these payments are being made while the City now has the...

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Primary Election August 3

DAYTON–There is only one office on the 2021 Primary Election ballot in Columbia County, with ballots due to be delivered or mailed to the County Auditor's Office by Tuesday, August 3. Three...

West Nile Virus Found in Two More Mosquitoes in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA, WA – Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified that West Nile virus has been detected in two additional mosquitoes in the Burbank area of Walla Walla County. While mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus can...

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PROFILES in AGRICULTURE

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–From truly humble beginnings, by dint of hard work, the descendants of pioneer and progressive farmer and livestock producer Grant Low are continuing the family farming...

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OBITUARY

Robert "Lee" Bowen June 12, 1931–July 21, 2021 Robert "Lee" Bowen, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep after struggling with heart disease and kidney failure on July 21, 2021 at 4:30 a.m....

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Cindy Harris retires from County Auditor's Office

Upon her retirement, Cindy Harris was feted for her years of service to the Columbia County Auditor's Office. Around four dozen people stopped in to wish Harris well at a reception in her honor on...

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HOSPITAL CORNER

Dayton General Hospital has recently acquired accreditation from the American College of Radiology and is now certified to do Low Dose lung cancer screening CTs. These annual scans are almost 100%...

SENIOR ROUND TABLE

Thur, Jul 29: Broccoli Lasagna, Mixed Veggie, Garlic Bread, Banana, Milk Tue, Aug 3: Chicken Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pickled Beets, Grapes, Snickerdoodles, Milk Thur, Aug 5: Tater Tot Casserole, Mixed Veggie, Caesar Salad, Gelatin Salad, Milk Tue,...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 27, 2011 Monday, July 18, 2011, a multi-agency team including the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the U. S. Forest Service and the Washington State Patrol’s marijuana eradication team recovered approximately 2,000 marijuana...

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Demo Derby a blast

Hordes of people converged on the Columbia County Fairgrounds outdoor arena Saturday, July 17, to see the thrills and spills of the All Wheels Weekend Demo Derby. The event was carried over from the...

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Golf fundraiser puts project in gear

DAYTON–Another step toward a labor-saving irrigation system at the Touchet Valley Golf Course was taken when $18,000 was raised during the Third Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament to...

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At The Theater

Space Jam: A New Legacy. 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...

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Depot holding annual benefit

DAYTON–The "Evening at the Depot" is back after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, and it will be held Saturday, August 7. The benefit supports the Dayton Historical Depot Society, which operates...

Quote of the Week

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.” – Garrison...

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A. F. Branco

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I take this opportunity to express my support for Laura Aukerman for City Council Position No. 1. In my opinion she would be a strong and positive addition to the Dayton City Council. Laura has a passion to be involved in her...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Ted and his dad needed some cows to stock their little ranch in Oklahoma, and they needed ’em right away. A local trader solved their problem and injected a couple loads into them. By fall Ted...

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COMMENT

While we wait for the capital gains income tax litigation to work its way through the courts, the University of Washington’s Law School has posted an interesting video: “Three-minute Legal Tips:...

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