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Rattlesnake Ridge Fire burning on the Walla Walla Ranger District

PENDLETON–Approximately 21 new fires have been detected across the Umatilla National Forest following thunderstorms the past few days. Significant lightning activity occurred across much of the Fore...

 

Athletic combine a go for another year

DAYTON–The Dayton School District has decided to proceed with the Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine intact with no changes for the coming school year. Superintendent Rich Stewart said the subject...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 25, 2022

Apartment house damaged by fire Monday

DAYTON–There were no injuries and the residents' pets of a three-unit apartment house at 502 S. 2nd Street were rescued unharmed when fire fighters from Columbia County District No. 3 and mutual...

 

Library hears public comments about children's library content

DAYTON–The Columbia County Rural Library Board of Trustees heard public concern over content in the children's library; were advised of the receipt of $20,000 for COVID recovery; and heard a...

 

Quote of the Week

“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them...well, I have others.” – Groucho Marx... Full story

 

Lawmakers have proposed an income tax more than 50 times since 1991

In preparation for the coming state supreme court hearing on the capital gains income tax (oral arguments date not yet set), I wanted to see how many times lawmakers have proposed an income tax. We...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin published an article on Columbia County Undersheriff Robbie Patterson, and how he preaches sermons while wearing his sheriff-department uniform. The Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote to... Full story

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 25, 2022

Coroner's Inquest sought in June shooting death

DAYTON–Scheduling of a coroner’s inquest for Jason W. Bomar, 22, of Walla Walla, is being considered in connection with the June 20, 2022, shooting death of Christopher Gonzales, 54, of Walla Walla, at 118 E. Washington Avenue. The logistics of...

 

Jackson Dean to open for Brothers Osborne at Walla Walla Fair

Walla Walla, WA–Following the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days’ recent announcement of their 2022 fair concert headliner: Brothers Osborne, they are thrilled to announce Jackson Dean as the concert’s opening act. The concert is on the opening d...

 

At The Theater

Thor: Love and Thunder–This film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced–a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who...

 

From the Dayton Chronicle archives

Ten Years Ago August 22, 2012 Booster Auction draws a big crowd! Organizers for the first annual Bulldog Booster spaghetti feed deemed it a success as the Saturday evening event was attended by approximately 180 people. During the dinner, a silent...

 

Pastor's Corner

In 1969 Peggy Lee sang these lyrics to a song that hit the top of the charts: “Is that all there is? Is that all there is? If that’s all there is, my friend, then let’s keep dancing. Let’s break out the booze, after all, if that’s all...

 

Pre-Fair Horse Show this weekend

DAYTON–The Pre-Fair Horse Show is scheduled at the Columbia County Fairgrounds indoor and outdoor arenas Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, starting at 9 a.m. Over the past few years, the fair...

 

Middle School fall sports practice schedules set

Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Combine Middle School football and volleyball practices will begin on Wednesday, Sept 7. Football will practice in Dayton and Volleyball in Waitsburg. The practice bus leaves from behind the Dayton gym at 3:30 p.m., then...

 

Umatilla National Forest Lightning Fire Update

PENDLETON, Ore. (Aug. 25, 2022 - 9 a.m.) —Firefighters have made substantial progress on most of the wildfires caused by recent thunderstorms. This will be the final daily update unless conditions change. More fires may be detected throughout the...

 

Four Small Lightning Fires in Eagle Cap Wilderness

aker City, Ore. – August 26, 2022 – Four small lighting caused fires are burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. These fires were sparked by the recent thunderstorms on Monday, August 22, and Tuesday, August 23. Firefighters flew over the fires to...

 

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