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 News    April 15, 2021 

Flood Control Zone District attacking Touchet River stream bed

Heavy machinery was working near the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River last week, part of the first phase of work in the streambed being directed by the Columbia County Flood Control...

 
 News    April 15, 2021 

Touchet Valley Trail public info meeting April 26

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia will conduct a public information meeting about the Touchet Valley Trail via Zoom webinar on Monday, April 26 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting is to share research findings...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 15, 2021 

County adopts local ordinance for controlled substance possession

DAYTON-Columbia County Commissioners adopted an ordinance which includes the intent to possess as a requirement and includes a provision for the City, unless the Council decides to draft their own....

 
 News    April 15, 2021 

Spring Impact Grants awards benefit Dayton, Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla organizations

DAYTON–Seven area nonprofits in Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater and here will receive Sherwood Trust Spring Impact Awards totaling $80,000, according to CEO Brian Hunt. Sherwood Trust Impact Grants are designed to support smaller-budget projects of...

 
 News    April 15, 2021 

WSP seeks assistance identifying assault suspect

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is asking the public for assistance in identifying the person in the photograph at right who is being investigated for an assault that occurred on March...

 
 News    April 15, 2021 

Multiple Counties Eligible for Emergency Loans

Douglas, Franklin, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Whitman, and Yakima counties experienced wildfires and straight-line winds from September 1 to 19, 2020. In addition to these primary counties, Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan,...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 8, 2021

Additional flood funds approved

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) approved resolution FC2021-01, for additional funding for flood work done in the Touchet River. Administrator of the Flood Control Zone District (FCZD)...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 8, 2021

All Wheels Weekend is a go

DAYTON–All Wheels Weekend 2021 will return after a one-year, COVID-19 hiatus. Planners announced this week that the Father's Day Weekend event is on the calendar for June 18-19-20, with covid... Full story

 

House Bill to include straw pulp product

OLYMPIA–A measure sponsored by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, to allow for straw pulp to be used as post-consumer recycled content for single use carry out bags has unanimously passed both the House and Senate chambers. The original bill SB5323...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    April 1, 2021

Crothers' long-awaited retirement shindig, State Farm Grand Opening Saturday

DAYTON–Long-time local insurance agent Bette Lou Crothers, who retired July 31, 2020, will be the guest of honor at a retirement celebration and grand opening this Saturday, sponsored by State...

 

Touchet Valley Trail meeting set for April 26

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia will conduct a Zoom Webinar for the upcoming public meeting regarding the Touchet Valley Trail on April 26. This meeting is to share information with the public. It is not a public hearing, and no decisions will be made....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    April 1, 2021

Health System adds three new hires; Dr. Park gives notice

DAYTON–Columbia County Health System has hired three new providers. Lindsay McLaughlin is a nurse practitioner and has already starting seeing patients at the Columbia Family Clinic earlier this...

 

Cases of COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough confirmed in Washington state

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is investigating reports of people in the state who tested positive for COVID-19 more than two weeks after being fully vaccinated. Scientists...

 

Applicants sought for vacancy on Walla Walla Water Conservancy Board

WALLA WALLA–The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners are seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Walla Walla County Water Conservancy Board. Due to the resignation of a Walla Walla County Water Conservancy Board member, the Walla Walla...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 25, 2021

Commissioners consider Controlled Substance Ordinance

DAYTON-Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC)approve special meeting in response to proposed County Ordinance for Controlled Substance Possession on April 12. The BOCC made the decision to hold a public...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 25, 2021

In-person or online learning?

DAYTON-Dayton School District Superintendent Guy Strot invited the two teachers in the Distance Learning program, Hannalee Farrell for K-5 and Jeanne Walter for 6-12 to give an overview on student...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 25, 2021

New concessionaire signed at Golf Course

DAYTON–With the spring not only in the air but on the calendar, and local golfers gravitating to the fairways and greens, the Touchet Valley Golf & Recreation organization, formerly known as the...

 

Yeeee-Haawwww!

By Loyal and Charlotte Baker DAYTON–Columbia County Commissioners granted Dayton Days Inc. use of the County Fairgrounds over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, and the organization is planning a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    March 18, 2021

Eagles Aerie tackling leaky roof

DAYTON–The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 2618 here met last week and again this week to address a leaking roof, damaged when high winds earlier this year carried away some of the metal...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 18, 2021

Touchet Valley Trail public discussion date set

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia Commissioners and Port of Columbia Executive Director, Jennie Dickinson set the date for the public Touchet Valley Trail Design meeting on Monday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 18, 2021

2,200 vaccines administered locally

DAYTON-Columbia County Health System’s CEO Shane McGuire reported just over 2,200 vaccines have been administered, and just under half of that are fully vaccinated at the Columbia County...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 18, 2021

Say Yes to Education project formulating

DAYTON-Innovia Foundation brought together about 25 Dayton community members to continue the discussion on the two-year initiative project “Say Yes to Education.” The group met in the first of...

 

Chamber of Commerce Community Choice Awards

Editor's Note: Due to an error in composition of last week's story about the Chamber of Commerce's Community Choice Awards, the headline and cutline under the photo of Mackena Culley were mistakenly...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    March 18, 2021

Law enforcement contract approved

DAYTON-The long negotiated interlocal agreement between the City of Dayton and Columbia County for law enforcement, dispatch and municipal court services was approved by the majority of the City...

 

Chamber of Commerce Community Choice Awards

DAYTON–The coronavirus affected nearly all aspects of community life here and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet, in which exemplary local individuals and businesses are honored for the...

 

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