Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition

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 By Loyal Baker    News    August 5, 2021

Miller and Watts advance to General Election

DAYTON–Incumbent Port Commissioner Sean C. Milligan bowed out of the race for Port of Columbia Commissioner in District 3, according to unofficial results from the August 3 Primary Election. A...


Green Ridge Fire burning freely in rugged terrain

COLUMBIA COUNTY–Oregon Umatilla Forestry (ORUMF) reported that firefighters continue the fight to contain the ongoing July 7, 2021, lightning strike Green Ridge Fire. According to the ORUMF, crews r...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 5, 2021

Delta variant is suspected here; numbers jump but people not nearly as sick

DAYTON-Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman reported to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the August 2 meeting, the County jumped from two COVID cases the previous Monday to 27....


National Night Out

The community turned out for Columbia County's National Night Out last Tuesday at the Dayton City Park, mingling with members of the local law enforcement community, as well as other community...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 5, 2021

Conservatives hold Patriot Picnic in the Park

DAYTON-About 100 citizens attended the Patriot Picnic in the Park on July 24 at the Dayton City Park. They met up for a "Meet and Mingle" with the candidates supported by the local political...


Quote of the Week

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” – Winston Churchill... Full story

 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 5, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition o...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 5, 2021

COVID variant patients overflow hospital occupancy

DAYTON-Kyle Terry, M.D. was asked by Columbia County Health System Shane McGuire about the status of COVID in the community, in particular the Delta variant, during the July 28 board meeting. Dr....


Letters to the Editor

To the editor, I received a mailer that I assumed came from the Port of Columbia, addressing questions about the proposed trail between Waitsburg and Dayton. I believe this trail is being billed as an economic boost for both cities. Why is the flyer...

 By Kaye Eaton    Community    August 5, 2021

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 3, 2011 Michaela Nordheim of Waitsburg excels at designing the pattern and making the garment. While participating at the 2010 4-H State Fair in Puyallup last September, Nordheim was approached by the coordinator of the ProAM...



James Neal Savage June 9, 1943–July 24, 2021 James "Jim" Savage passed away peacefully in his home in Prescott, Wash., on July 24, 2021. Jim was born to Joseph Lane and Alma Savage in Walla Walla, Was...



Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind 5 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of...


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