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  • Dayton Chronicle's Christmas Spree Winners named

    Loyal Baker|Dec 28, 2023

    DAYTON–For the forty-fifth year, the Dayton Chronicle has promoted local shopping during the Christmas holidays with its Christmas Shopping Spree promotion, which started in late November and wrapped up just before Christmas. Last week, the Chronicle held the drawing for winners of shopping scrip in the amounts of $300 for first price, $150 for second prize and $75 for third prize. Colleen Taylor was the Grand Prize Winner, taking home $300 in Shopping Spree Scrip, coupons in $10 d...

  • Receiver files final petition in Columbia Pulp default

    Loyal Baker|Dec 28, 2023

    DAYTON–Pending approval of a final order on January 3, 2024 in a King County Superior Court room, the defunct Columbia Pulp I, LLC will be no more. UMB Bank, N.A. was left holding the bag to the tune of $246,378,528.25 after two secured claims were satisfied by the proceeds from the sale of Columbia Pulp's assets earlier this year, information in court documents pertaining to the Columbia Pulp I, LLC receivership show. Columbia County held a secured tax claim of $2.228 million, and the R...

  • February court date set in assault case

    Loyal Baker|Dec 28, 2023

    DAYTON–A Columbia County resident charged with second-degree assault with deadly weapon, harassment and third-degree malicious mischief has pleaded not guilty and a February 7 pre-trial hearing date has been set in Columbia County Superior Court. Michelle R. Shoun, 53, of 101 Cold Springs Lane, Dayton, was charged following an October 26 incident when Shoun allegedly assaulted 30-year-old Danielle M. Kelly of Dayton. Shoun is represented by Patricia A. Fulton of Walla Walla, who requested and w...

  • Ski Bluewood open

    Dec 28, 2023

    DAYTON–After a short-lived shutdown, Ski Bluewood opened the day after Christmas to skiers and snowboard riders, operating on limited terrain and runs. The area had opened December 14 under limited, early season operating conditions then ceased operations on December 20 when a warming trend in the weather depleted snow depths at the base. As of early this week, Bluewood is reporting 25 inches at the summit, 11 inches at the base and has received five inches within the past 48 hours (Christmas E...

  • Quote of the Week

    Dec 28, 2023

    “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.” – Hal Borland... Full story

  • Guest Commentary

    Dec 28, 2023

    By Greg Hall Certified Substance Use Disorder Professional Blue Mountain Counseling Dayton Happy New Year! For some maybe. For others it is just another day. Another day of wondering how they are going to get what they need. I don’t mean food, shelter or clothing. I mean alcohol and/or other drugs. There is a lot of misinformation in the area of drug and alcohol dependence. One such myth is that people do drugs to get high. Although this is true in the beginning for some, after a certain amount of time, alcohol and drug use become a need and n...

  • OPINION

    Pam Lewison|Dec 28, 2023

    A great many farmers and ranchers identify with Paul Harvey’s iconic poem, “So God Made a Farmer,” but this time of year, I prefer the editorial from Francis B. Church, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Whether you read Paul Harvey’s poignant poem or Francis Church’s editorial to set the tone for your holiday season, both point to the need for belief and hope. Harvey wrote, “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker’ – so God made a Farmer....

  • Letters to the Editor

    Dec 28, 2023

    To the editor, Recently in a volley of texts with the editor we each made case of how to handle and how best to respond to the way the leadership is destroying our country, and how best to showcase their talents. My subtle way to bring light to the situation was to take a twenty-inch, three-day old, dead sucker fish and slap them silly across the face with it. I interpreted the editor's solution, as to shaking a finger at them while having a stern look on our face and tapping our feet angrily....

  • Is soup the ultimate cold medicine?

    Dec 28, 2023

    Having a cold is not fun. A stuffy nose, sniffles, sore throat, and other symptoms make having a cold a generally unpleasant experience. According to data collected by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the average consumer shops for over-the counter medicine 26 times a year, with peak visits occurring in the wintertime, when colds and flu infections are more prominent. To make cold-related matters worse, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel concluded in September 2023 that the...

  • The link between sleep and mental health

    Dec 28, 2023

    Sufficient sleep is often an unsung hero of overall health. When people gets enough sleep, their bodies are in better position to fend off illness and the rest ensures they have enough energy to tackle whatever challenges they confront. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society jointly recommend that adults get at least seven hours of sleep per night. A good night's sleep is often discussed in terms of how it can affect physical health, but adequate rest also can...

  • At The Theater

    Dec 28, 2023

    Wish is a new musical-comedy by Disney Animation Studios welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force: a little ball of boundless energy called Star. The Rotten Tomatoes website audience says "If you're looking for a beautifully animated movie with fun characters and memorable songs, Wish delivers." Critics there rated this movie 49% favorable, but the audiences gave it an 81% favorable...

  • Taking the mystery out of anxiety disorders

    Dec 28, 2023

    It is normal to feel nervous from time to time, particularly when anticipating a potentially life-changing event. However, when nervousness is excessive, persistent and intense, or arises from seemingly innocuous stimuli, that could indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder. What is anxiety? The American Psychiatric Association says anxiety is a normal response to stress. Anxiety disorders differ from normal nervousness because they involve excessive fear. The APA also says anxiety disorders...

  • Weather Forecast

    Dec 28, 2023

    Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Calm wind. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Saturday: A 10 percent chance of rain after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Sunday: A chance of rain, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Sunday NightA slight chance of rain....

  • Winter Weather Preparedness

    Dec 28, 2023

    Olympia – Winter storms can have significant impact on local communities. They can be both destructive and disruptive. Know what to do before, during and after a storm. The Washington State Fire Marshal's Office reminds everyone that taking preparedness actions now, can make a big difference in protecting you and your family from winter dangers. Follow these important reminders: -Ensure smoke alarms are in working order and test them monthly. -Know two ways out of your home in case of an emergen...

  • Accident near Huntsville

    Dec 28, 2023

    A Kennewick resident received injuries in a December 13 mishap at State Route 12 and Main Road. Adam Anderson, 38, was transported by Columbia County Fire District No. 3 ambulance to the hospital after the 1993 Jeep Cherokee he was driving westbound on 12 collided with a 1989 Toyota Camry driven by James Hilton, 73, Dayton. Hilton's vehicle was entering the highway from Main Road prior to the collision. Hilton and Anderson were both wearing safety belts and Hilton was cited for failing to yield...

  • Pastor's Corner

    Pastor Greg Brownell|Dec 28, 2023

    As part of the pre-game activities at the Army–Navy football game a formal "prisoner exchange" takes place. The prisoners are the cadets and midshipmen who spent the entire semester studying at the sister academy. In other words, they left their academy to live with their most intense football rivals for an entire semester. As they rejoined their friends they were embraced with great celebration. Watching this tradition, I was reminded that Jesus left His Heavenly home to come live among us. H...

  • From the Dayton Chronicle archives

    Kaye Eaton|Dec 28, 2023

    Ten Years Ago December 25, 2013 Permitting has begun for a straw pulping mill along the Snake River near Lyons Ferry Bridge by Columbia Pulp, LLC, with production anticipated to begin in 2015. The company has acquired a 450-acre site south of Highway 261 near Lyons Ferry elevator, where the sound of motorcycle engines once echoed off the bluffs known as Eagles Roost. A Columbia County Transfer Station employee discovered the body of 17-year-old Cody J. Snider of Dayton lying on the ground just...

  • WDFW seeks public input on North of Falcon Policy to guide salmon fishery planning process

    Dec 28, 2023

    OLYMPIA–The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is opening a public comment period on its updated draft of the North of Falcon Policy for the 2024-28 salmon fishery planning process. The draft of the North of Falcon Policy directs the WDFW to manage salmon and steelhead fisheries using a science-based, transparent approach and consistent with all conservation and legal obligations. "Public feedback on this updated policy is critical," said Kyle Adicks, WDFW Intergovernmental S...

  • Lady Bulldogs beginning to see success as experience builds

    Loyal Baker|Dec 28, 2023

    ROSALIA–The Lady Bulldogs are starting to gel as a team, challenging Tekoa-Rosalia before the Lady Timberwolves put together a late rally for a 47-38 win, and the Touchet Lady Redhawks coming from behind to notch a squeaky-close 35-32 win over Dayton here December 19. Dayton resumes the season January 5 at Garfield-Palouse then hosts Oakesdale on Saturday, January 6. At Rosalia last Friday, the Lady Timberwolves growled ahead to a 9-2 lead after the first quarter, but the Lady Dawgs outscored T...

  • Dawgs count first win of season

    Loyal Baker|Dec 28, 2023

    By Loyal Baker ROSALIAؘ–After putting the first W on their schedule with a 49-46 non-league win over the Touchet Redhawks last week, the Bulldogs suffered a stinging 75-36 loss to Tekoa-Rosalia here Friday, December 22, prior to breaking for Christmas. Dayton resumes the season on January 5 at Palouse against the Gar-Pal Vikings, then faces visiting Oakesdale Saturday, January 6. The Dawgs are 0-4 in league, 1-7 overall. Pomeroy leads the league with 5-0 league and 6-1 season record. Touchet ca...

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