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 By Charlotte Baker    Community    May 19, 2022 

Dayton Days Rodeo around the corner Memorial Day Weekend

DAYTON–Hitch up the buckboard, pardner, and giddy up into town for the 2022 Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Jackpot Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. Two days of exciting rodeo action are...

 

Commentary

DAYTON–Why is someone with a certain political ideology pegged as an enemy if they are presumed to have a different opinion? Why are we unable to express different points of view without nails, claws, snaggle-toothed, seething temperaments...

 

Editor's Note

DAYTON–Since early 2020, our community of Dayton and Columbia County–and the world for that matter–have been coping with a health challenge that many have never before experienced. During this time, many of the local medical and health...

 

Gov. Inslee lessens mandate requirements

WASHINGTON–Indoor mask mandates will end February 18, 2022, Gov. Jay Inslee stated in a press release February 9, 2022. He acknowledged the viral condition of COVID-19 has changed, leading the State into a transition period. In addition, there is...

 

Free food distribution today

DAYTON–The Second Harvest mobile market free food distribution is scheduled at the HomeStreet Bank parking lot on Thursday, February 10 at 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Distribucion gratutita de alimentos el jueves 10, febrero a las 11 a.m.–1 p.m.,...

 

CGI makes donation to local food bank

DAYTON–The Manager of Columbia Grain International (CGI) at the Central Ferry grain terminal, Ted Lowe, presented an undisclosed monetary donation to Judi Pilcher for the Dayton Food Bank, in...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Dec 22 Ski Bluewood–open–9 a.m.–4 p.m. Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Discovery Kids Storytime–Dayton Library–10 a.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–5 p.m. Boldman House, 410 N. First St.–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission...

 

New wolf activity in Columbia County

DAYTON–New wolf activity in Columbia County is being reported between the Touchet and Tucannon packs to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), finding one, and a probable...

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Dec 15 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Discovery Kids Storytime–Dayton Library–10 a.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–4 p.m. Boldman House, 410 N. First St.–11 a.m.–4 p.m. City Council Meeting–ZOOM–6 p.m.–Access codes found at Dayton...

 

Missing teen safe; suspect apprehended in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE VALLEY–The subject of an Amber Alert issued last Monday and the individual suspected in the disappearance of the 15-year-old female from Lewiston, Idaho, is in custody here Tuesday evening.... Full story

 

Columbia County Events & Meetings

Wed, Dec 1 Library–10 a.m.–5 p.m. Discovery Kids Storytime–Dayton Library–10 a.m. Historic Depot–11 a.m.–5 p.m. Boldman House, 410 N. First St.–11 a.m.–4 p.m. City Council Meeting–City Hall–ZOOM Access on Dayton Chronicle...

 

It's a hit! The big one!

DAYTON–The wife of an area hunter was selected for a prize bull elk tag; a chance to hunt the big one; something that is more unlikely than winning it big on the slot machines in Vegas. But it...

 

Riding skill and creativity equal top awards

DAYTON–The Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Summer Series and Mini Series rodeo took place recently naming area young riders as top recipients. There are approximately 120 participants for the Summer...

 

"Fall Back" Sunday

Next Sunday we will "fall back" to Standard time, add an extra hour of slumber for most and lose the advantage of a bit more light during winter afternoons. Daylight Saving Time, which has been a part of American life since the days of Benjamin...

 

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...

 

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