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Commissioners to consider options regarding library appointee

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) listened to recommendations from the Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees (BOT) and elected to further consider the matter of an appointee...

Governor orders statewide "Stay home, stay healthy"

DAYTON-Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) reviewed the personal distancing protocol in County and other public buildings required by Gov. Jay Inslee after receiving the latest “Stay Home, Stay...

County COVID-19 count still at one

DAYTON–The count of coronavirus infections in Columbia County remains at one, and the individual who contracted the disease has recovered and is off quarantine as of the Dayton Chronicle's press...

School breakfast and lunch program under way

DAYTON-Breakfast and lunch were made available for pick up on Monday, March 23, 2020, the first day for the program open to all children 0-18 years old since the school closure on March 18. The...

One delicious lunch

DAYTON-Jay Takhar, owner of The General Stor, and Karen Lockard, of The General Store, reported to have served 17 children this past week until the school lunch program got up and running. Since...

Dayton Community hunkers down amid the Coronavirus outbreak

DAYTON–The recent State of Emergency Declaration called by President Trump due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the precautionary proclamations that followed by Governor Jay Inslee, schools are...

Commissioners set COVID-19 ground rules for county facilities

DAYTON–Public access to Columbia County offices and facilities will be restricted, Commissioners ordered following an emergency meeting March 18. The public is requested to conduct interactions with county departments via drop box, phone, email...

CCPT urges riders stay home if sick

DAYTON–Columbia County Public Transportation (CCPT) is striving to maintain service, along with vehicle disinfection, as it copes, along with the rest of Columbia County, with the COVID-19 situation. “The nation is facing unprecedented and...

Washington campgrounds closed through April 30

OLYMPIA–All state campgrounds across Washington are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 beginning March 23, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of...

A fish tale

DAYTON–The recent flood of 2020 set the tone for this new decade with one happy ending. During the flood on February 6, Clark and Shannon Simpfendrefer's backyard filled with the Patit Creek and...

Tanya Patton honored

The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustee's Chairperson Tanya Patton was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Columbia County Commissioners, for her 14-year service on the...

Finkel correctly identified Company C's route

By Gary Lentz Retired Ranger Lewis and Clark Trail State Park Special to the Dayton Chronicle –Continued from Gary Lentz's informative program at the Blue Mountain Heritage Society's fundraiser in...

Hospital Corner

Computers have been used in healthcare for decades now. Initially it was thought that they would easily keep everything at our fingertips, from all of our health care providers including our PCP (primary care providers) and our specialists. We...

Quote of the Week

“If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.” – P. J....

At The Theater

Closing the doors of the Liberty Theater, clearing the marquee, wiping everything down with sanitizer, cancelling all our film bookings for the time being and issuing notices of postponement for all the live shows we have been planning…none of...

School Menu

Meals are available through Dayton Schools during the coronavirus closure. Contact the district offices for more information: 382-2543. BREAKFAST Wed, Mar 25: Pancakes, Cheddar Omelet, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thur, Mar 26: Breakfast Burrito, Nacho...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago March 24, 2010 Thirty speeder car crews enjoyed a damp lunch break in Dayton. These motorcars date back to the 1940s and were used by the railroads to transport work crews and when a large engine was not necessary. Mariah Barthlow...

On the Edge of Common Sense

Butch has a theory about hardcore born-to-rope ropers; as soon as they build a loop and take one swing, it kicks their brain out of gear. To demonstrate how this theory works he told me about a...

Commentary

In the Seventies, with President Richard Nixon’s Détente part of the international atmosphere, Soviet engineers visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla. The Cold War was in the process of warming and this intellectual exchange...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Vietnam War Veterans Day “March 29” In the last 45 years, America has lost a lot of WWII values and good leaders because the shaming of soldiers during and after the Vietnam conflict to no fault of their own. So, let’s try to...

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