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 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021 

Moist air enters region

DAYTON–The Green Ridge Fire continues to burn and expand to 6,799 acres with containment of 15% in the Blue Mountains, about 18 miles southeast of Dayton as the crow flies, as of press deadline...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021 

Grain harvest off and running

DAYTON–Small grain producers in the Columbia County area are in full swing bringing in the 2021 crop, according to Jacob Forsman, Northwest Grain Growers' General Manager of Columbia County,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021 

Primary Election August 3

DAYTON–There is only one office on the 2021 Primary Election ballot in Columbia County, with ballots due to be delivered or mailed to the County Auditor's Office by Tuesday, August 3. Three...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Community    July 29, 2021 

Golf fundraiser puts project in gear

DAYTON–Another step toward a labor-saving irrigation system at the Touchet Valley Golf Course was taken when $18,000 was raised during the Third Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament to bene...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021 

PROFILES in AGRICULTURE

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–From truly humble beginnings, by dint of hard work, the descendants of pioneer and progressive farmer and livestock producer Grant Low are continuing the family farming...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 29, 2021 

Table Rock Meat Co. refurbishes former Cut and Wrap facility

DAYTON–Hand in glove with growing small grains around here is livestock production, and new owners of the local meat-processing business–formerly Joe Nyce's Dayton Cut and Wrap–are striving to...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 22, 2021

Contracts spelled out severance pay for discharged City employees

DAYTON–Clarification of the voucher warrants, at the request of City Councilwoman Misty Yost, indicated the financial impact of three City administrators' firing. Yost, chairwoman of the Human...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Opinion    July 22, 2021

Commentary

Rewatched “Argo” the other night. It’s a 2012 flick about the Iran Hostage Crisis that won an Oscar for Best Picture in 2013, among a slew of other nominations and awards. Good movie, a story well told. Tense because it’s a true story. Actor...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 15, 2021

July 7 thunderstorm sparks Blue Mountain fires

DAYTON–Several fires were started in the Blue Mountains by a July 7 thunderstorm that crackled across the region, and firefighters working on one of them, the Green Ridge-Turkey Tail Fire, about 20...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 15, 2021

Van Ausdle Tire open for business

DAYTON–Family connections and family roots played a big part in Dru and Brooke Van Ausdle "coming home" to the southeastern corner of Washington, the location of Dayton's newest business, Van...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 8, 2021

Eagles' membership leaning toward salvage

DAYTON–Perhaps the Dayton Eagles, like the proverbial Phoenix, will rise from its own ashes. In the aftermath of the yet-undetermined blaze that severely damaged the Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618's...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    July 8, 2021

Wolfpack student-athletes honored at awards banquet

WAITSBURG–Student-athletes of the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack combined athletic program were honored for their basketball-season accomplishments-including Head Coach Roy Ramirez, who was named East Di...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 1, 2021

Wilson pleads not guilty

DAYTON–Charges of third-degree assault and drive-by shooting received a not-guilty plea from Joshua B. Wilson, 25, of 104 Rose Guld Road, Shangri La R.V. Park, Dayton, stemming from an incident on...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 1, 2021

Main Street hit-and-run investigation reaches dead end

DAYTON–Investigations by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol have not turned up any new information regarding the identity of the individual who drove a van on a Main St...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    July 1, 2021

Sports Awards tonight

WAITSBURG–Student-athletes of the Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack basketball teams and cheer squad will be recognized at the "Winter" Sports Banquet here tonight, Thursday, July 1. The banquet starts at...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 24, 2021

Throngs turn out for All Wheels Weekend

DAYTON–After 2020's All Wheels Weekend car show was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event exemplified what "small-town...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    June 24, 2021

Wolfpack finishes in fourth

DAYTON–Wolfpack Boys Basketball finished fourth in the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference league playoffs after kicking the eight-team tourney off with a 50-38 win over Kittitas on the home...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 17, 2021

Façade removed, street and sidewalk reopened, questions remain

DAYTON–Eagles Aerie No. 2618 members will meet next week to discuss the fate of their fire-ravaged building following a flurry of work last weekend that succeeded in allowing Main Street traffic to...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    June 17, 2021

Positive COVID test nixes Lady Wolfpack games

DAYTON–Two games at the end of Dayton-Waitsburg Lady Wolfpack's basketball season, TriCities Prep and Columbia, were canceled after a member of the team tested positive for COVID-19. "The players...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    June 17, 2021

Senior Night Ceremonies

DAYTON–Four Dayton-Waitsburg boys basketball players and one DW Cheer Squad cheerleader were applauded by those attending the final home basketball game here June 11, and the four senior boys...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    June 17, 2021

Wolfpack falls to C-B in season finale; post-season play this week

DAYTON–DW Wolfpack Boys Basketball finished the season 6-4 and in second place in the Eastern Washington Athletic Conference East Division, following Columbia-Burbank, East No. 1, which defeated DW...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    June 17, 2021

Wolfpack wins, advances to Thursday game

DAYTON–The DW Wolfpack defeated Kittitas 50-38 here Wednesday night to advance to a second-round game Thursday, June 17. As of this posting of breaking news at daytonchronicle.com,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Dayton Eagles' Aerie No. 2618 severely damaged in Tuesday fire

DAYTON–Members of the temporarily closed Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618, putting in untold volunteer hours to repair the historic building's roof, were working in preparation for a building...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Eagles Building Update

DAYTON–Officials with the Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618 are waiting on a reply from insurance adjustors about the claim from the Tuesday, June 8 fire that razed the second story of the 110-year-old...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Shooting victim in critical condition

DAYTON–A Dayton man is listed in critical condition at a Tri-Cities hospital following a shooting incident at Shangri La RV Park west of here early Sunday morning. Justin G. Karl, 40, of 104 Rose Gulch Road, Space A, was flown to Providence Kadlec...

 

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