Potential business could bring family-wage jobs

DAYTON–Port of Columbia Commissioners heard discussion on a possible new business opening here and glass-recycling protocol at the meeting held on February 14. The Port received an update that a...

Prosecutor debunks concern over conflict of interest

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–Responding to public concern stemming from a local citizen's Public Records Act (PRA) lawsuit against the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, County Prosecuting Attorney C. Dale...

Fire destroys barn

Columbia County Fire District No. 3 joined units from Garfield County Fire District No. 1 in responding to a report of a barn fire at 410 Emerson Road at 2:43 on Friday, February 16. Upon arrival, a...

Golf carts, ethics code and annexation part of workshop discussion

DAYTON–The City Council held a workshop on February 20 for the purpose of discussing a possible golf cart policy, reviewing the council policy and ethics handbook, and discussing the request for a...

Supt. interviews March 6

DAYTON–Three candidates for superintendent of the Dayton School District will meet with the community, school staff and others in an all-day, round-robin set of interviews on March 6, the Dayton School Board set following an executive session...

Key Leader forum at Liberty Theater February 29

DAYTON–The public is invited to join with "Key Leaders" of Columbia County for a community conversation to "Help Keep Our Kids Safe From Substance Use" here Thursday, February 29, from 11:45 a.m....

Grant funds two-way radios for school

DAYTON–A nearly $30,000 grant will mean staff at the Dayton School District will have real-time communication for improved supervision and increased response time in case of emergency situations...

FFA Trap Shoot team headed for State Tournament

By Jessica Ruffcorn Reporter DAYTON–The Dayton School's FFA Trap Shoot Team requested approval from the School Board to travel to Wenatchee for the state tournament at the most recent board meeting...

Disaster declaration approved for Spokane County following devastating wildfires

Washington, D.C.–A major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023, president Joe Biden proclaimed February 20....

Quote of the Week

“I put my heart and my soul in my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van... Full story

Weather Forecast

Thursday: Rain, mainly before 4pm. Snow level 4400 feet lowering to 2600 feet in the afternoon . High near 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of...

Pastor's Corner

We are unable to fully appreciate the magnitude of God's protective, loving care for us. "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every...

At The Theater

Dune: Part Two (opening date nationally). The saga continues with an expanded all-star international ensemble cast. This movie, is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2021's six-time Academy...

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago February 26, 2014 Art Sunderland, Columbia County Extension Agent, and his wife Jean were recognized for his lifetime of achievement in the arena of Natural Resource Conservation and...

Sports Awards set

DAYTON–The Dayton High School Bulldog Winter Sports Awards will be on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, My name is Theresa Eier and I have been a resident of Columbia County for the last thirty years. I am once again compelled to address the behavior of the CCC [Columbia County Conservatives]. On Feb 16, I was flooded with for lack of...

Olympia Update

The week of Feb. 19-23 could have been called "budget week," as the Senate held public hearings or approved its version of the three state supplemental budgets (operating, capital, and...

Commentary

This morning, I sat at my desk in Dayton to begin the editing process for this week's Dayton Chronicle and East Washingtonian, and for the first time since the beginning of January, I have a clear...

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