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Conceptual plan of Touchet Valley Trail released

DAYTON–The 30-page Touchet Valley Trail Concept Plan 2020, made available recently to the public and forwarded by the Port of Columbia Commissioners to the trail consultant for further preliminary...

Guy Strot, new Dayton Schools Superintendent, takes the helm

DAYTON–The District School Board received Guy Strot as he stepped into his new position at the District's Superintendent at the meeting on July 1. Board Chair Katie Leid acknowledged him by saying,...

State Representative Candidate's Forum next week via Zoom

TOUCHET VALLEY– The Walla Walla branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) present the State Representatives Candidates Forum which will be conducted via ZOOM hosted by the Walla...

Walla Walla County Commissioners won't tolerate defaced public property

WALLA WALLA–The statue of Christopher Columbus, which resides on the lawn in front of the Walla Walla County Courthouse, was vandalized with spray paint late in the evening of June 30 or early in...

Summer Food Program available Dayton School District kids

DAYTON–The Summer Food Program will make available EBT (P-EBT) cards for all children currently enrolled in Dayton Elementary grades K-5. Students in Middle and High School (6-12) can also receive...

Wind energy continues to benefit rural America

By Lu Nelsen, policy associate, Center for Rural Affairs In 2019, the U.S. reached a landmark in its wind energy capacity when 100 gigawatts — or enough to provide electricity for about 32 million homes — were produced, according to a report...

USFS opens additional access on Tucannon River Road

PENDLETON, Ore. – To allow additional public access, the Umatilla National Forest is adjusting the closure gate on the Tucannon River Road (Forest Service Road 47) from the Tucannon Fish Hatchery to the Tucannon Campground. The new closure...

Drowned Kayaker found

GARFIELD COUNTY–An apparent drowning victim was discovered in the Snake River near 21 Wawawai Grade Road on July 3, 2020. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was informed Whitman County deployed their marine unit to recover the body. In...

Boldman announces Garden Quilt Show

DAYTON–The Boldman House Museum and Gardens annual outdoor quilt show is planned for Saturday, July 18. Those who wish to display a quilt at this event can register online, then deliver the quilt...

Obituary

Lois Marie Becken February 27, 1930–March 29, 2020 Longtime Dayton resident, Lois Marie Becken passed away March 29, 2020 at Brookdale Torbett Memory Care where she resided the last three years of...

The Sound of Independence

Radial engines-and one Rolls Royce Merlin-thundered over Dayton on the Fourth of July, part of the fourth annual "Radials N' Rivers Let Freedom Ring 2020" formation flight of World War II warbirds by...

Dancing with Bigfoot

The youngun's were out for a walk on a sunny day and stopped by to say hello to Bigfoot, who stopped in midstride on the front lawn of Del and Adena Avery on 3rd Street. Enjoying the sunshine at...

Second Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament

DAYTON–The 2nd Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament opens with a "Shotgun" start on Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m. To dedicate the new sign in memory of Gene Crothers, a ceremony is planned...

Mystery Photos

These two photographs are reproduced from 5 x 7 negatives discovered recently during restoration work at the former Frontier Too Tavern. One is a composite of three young women, the same three in...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago July 7, 2010 The concepts for Blue Mountain Station are becoming more fleshed out with a new landscape illustration from USKH. Four Shillings Short to perform at Dayton Library’s Delany Room, “Around the world in 30...

Quote of the Week

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ...

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OPINION

SEATTLE–We often hear that it is important to lead by example. Lately, the example set by Seattle's elected leaders has been one of lawlessness, civic breakdown and broken governance. City leaders...

On the Edge of Common Sense

It could only happen to a cowboy. Thurman had established himself as a figure of some note in the Corriente Association. The Association had developed over the years into a successful representative...

Commentary

DAYTON–One of the most frustrating things about the anarchy of late has been the questionable behavior of elected officials, especially those in the People’s Republic of Seattle and its satellite in the governor’s office. Those morons who...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The Waitsburg Times Publisher [Lane Gwinn] has this to say after attending the Peace Rally in Walla Walla: “The topic of our country’s systemic racism and its effects on people of color is difficult to hear.” She continues,...

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