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COVID rearing its ugly head

DAYTON–Columbia County is experiencing an exaggerated number of COVID cases (35) locally and is considered a community spread right now, but they are not linked together. Columbia County Public...

 

COMMENTARY

This editorial has been prompted by a letter to the editor recently submitted expressing gratitude for the efforts of some in trying to protect the community from a devastating fire here as well as around the country, a fire that has burned people...

 

Touchet Valley Soccer 2021 registration open

DAYTON–The Touchet Valley Soccer league (TVS) is accepting registration for youth 4–14 years of age now through September 10. The season begins September 20, 2021 and runs through October 30....

 

Eighth Annual Swim the Snake was smokin' smooth!

LYONS FERRY–The Eighth Annual Swim the Snake, reinstituted following a year off due to coronavirus precautions, was met with hot temperatures, thick smoke and calm waters at the open water swim even...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    July 1, 2021

The Heat is On

INLAND NORTHWEST–An upper-level ridge with easterly winds is contributing to very high temperatures, especially west of the Cascades, according to Meteorologist Matt Callihan with the National...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Jun 30 Phase 4 reopening begins Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Discovery Kids–Library–10 a.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. School Board Meeting–High School Library, 614 S. 3rd St–6 p.m. Special City Council Meeting–ZOOM–6 p.m....

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021

Dayton's All Wheels weekend is back

DAYTON–The All Wheels Weekend 2021 Car Show is full-speed ahead with events taking place on Main Street here on Father's Day weekend, June 18, 19, and 20. Early registration of the Dayton Chamber of...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021

Eagles continue events, despite burn out

DAYTON–The Dayton Eagles Arie 2618 plan an “All Wheels Weekend Breakfast”, Eagles Building Brick fundraiser and a membership drive all available at the Breakfast at the American Legion Hall on 211 E. Clay St., on Father’s Day Sunday, June 20...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021

Columbia Pulp reopening

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp has begun the re-start process of its wheat straw pulp mill in Lyons Ferry, Wash., June 1. The facility began to introduce wheat straw into the system June 1, 2021 after the...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Jun 9 Last Day of School Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Dayton City Council–City Hall–6 p.m. Thurs, Jun 10 Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–12-1 p.m....

 

ANNIVERSARY

DAYTON–Del and Adena Avery were married May 8, 1971 on Mother's Day. It was to be an easy day to remember because it was Mother's Day that year. "We were married on Mother's Day of 1971, thinking...

 

Commentary

As you may have already read, the House Democrats passed H.R. 1 with little opposition, paving the way for Senate approval, where, if passed, it will transfer election authority to the federal government, where there is no oversight. Just this...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Apr 7 No School – Spring Break Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thurs, Apr 8 No School – Spring Break Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–Drive Thru–Donation–12-1 p.m. Library–12–7...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Mar 24 NO SCHOOL–K-12 Conferences–All Day Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–CLOSED Discovery Kids–Library–9 a.m. Library Grab & Go–11 a.m.–3 p.m. Special School Board Meeting– Via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Mar 10 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–CLOSED Discovery Kids–Library–9 a.m. Library Grab & Go–11 a.m.–3 p.m. Virtual Book Chat–Library–6 p.m. City Council Meeting–Contact Meagan Hayes–6-7:30 p.m. Thurs, Mar 11 Bluewood–2000...

 

At The Theater

DAYTON–The Liberty Theater March Magic Variety Show is back, in a different way, on March 26, 2021. This season’s one-and-a-half-hour variety show will be presented as a you tube video special. Those interested in participating can record a...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Feb 3 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Discovery Kids–Library–9 a.m. Library–open–509-382-4131 for details–11 a.m.–3 p.m. Senior Center Luncheon–403 E. Patit–Drive Thru–Donation–12-1 p.m. School Board...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Jan 27 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Discovery Kids–Library–9 a.m. Library–open–509-382-4131 for details–11 a.m.–3 p.m. Dayton Historic Preservation Commission Meeting–Contact Meagan Hayes–6 p.m. Thurs,...

 

Counties back to Phase 1

OLYMPIA–Governor Jay Inslee announced as of January 11, his “Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery” COVID-19 plan rallies every region in the state back to Phase 1. Washington has avoided overwhelming the health system by following safety...

 

The Club receives donation from HomeStreet Bank

DAYTON–The local HomeStreet Bank has donated $3,000 to The Club for operating expenses. Branch Manager Judi Pilcher presented a check to The Club Board of Directors President, Dan Butler. Pilcher...

 

Quilt of Valor presenters clarified

DAYTON–Two talented quilters, Debbie Bailey and Sylvia Demaris, crafted the quilts given to three local veterans recently. Bailey made the Quilts of Valor given to veterans John Eaton, Army, and Chet Powers, US Navy WWII. Demaris constructed the...

 

COMMENTARY

I was reading through the obituary of life-long Dayton citizen Nadine Warren and was thoroughly impressed with how involved she was during her life. She was a farm wife. She had a career. She went to Kinman Business University and was a secretary. Bu...

 

Area vets presented Quilts of Valor

DAYTON–In celebration of the service, sacrifice and excellence of three local soldiers: John Eaton–U. S. Army; Charles Duane Lowe–U. S. Airforce, Vietnam; and Chet Powers–U. S. Navy, WWII,... Full story

 

Publication day changed for Election Edition

DAYTON–Next week, the November 5 edition of the Dayton Chronicle–Election 2020–will come out a day later than usual to allow Election Night information to be included in the issue dated November 5, 2020. Look for Election Week’s edition at... Full story

 

High-speed chase ends inside Columbia County line

POMEROY-Garfield County Undersheriff Calvin Dansereau became involved in a high-speed motorcycle pursuit with Paul Edward Hines, 51, of Richland, Wash., starting in Garfield County and ending in Colum...

 

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