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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 Melissa Gemmell    News    July 29, 2021 

County Commissioners approve interlocal agreement with City

DAYTON–The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Dayton, contracting out County planning services at an hourly rate for a period of six months...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Ben Carson to speak at Policy Center's annual dinner in Spokane

SPOKANE- Washington Policy Center (WPC), Washington state's foremost independent policy research organization, announced today that Ben Carson, M.D., former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary and renowned neurosurgeon, will be a keynote...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

WSRP joins law enforcement in calling out anti-policing laws

BELLEVUE — The Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) today, joined with leading Law Enforcement Officials across Washington state condemning the new Democrat-supported anti-policing laws that are already making communities across Washington less...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

New resource for current fire conditions, usage restrictions on National Forests

PORTLAND, OR; July 23, 2021 — Members of the public planning their next outdoor adventure on National Forests in the Pacific Northwest now have a tool they can use to check fire information for more than one forest, quickly and easily. The new...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Correction

In the article published on July 21, 2021, “Dayton speculates as the mayor skirts questions about terminations” there is a correction to the following statement: “It should be noted these payments are being made while the City now has the...

 
 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...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

West Nile Virus Found in Two More Mosquitoes in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA, WA – Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified that West Nile virus has been detected in two additional mosquitoes in the Burbank area of Walla Walla County. While mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus can...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

USDA Offers Farm Loans for Underserved and Beginning Farmers

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, April 7, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to underserved applicants as well as beginning farmers and ranchers....

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Local field fires handled by District 3

Columbia County Fire District 3 trucks responded to a fire on Lewis Gulch Road last Friday, making quick work of the strip of burned crop reside, apparently started by a combine on the David Carlton...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Brink joins Dumas Station

DAYTON–Dumas Station Wines is excited to announce the addition of Dirk Brink as the winery’s winemaker. Brink joined the team at Dumas Station in April of this year. He brings with him 20 years of wine making and vineyard experience, and has...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 22, 2021

Public meeting of Green Ridge Fire reveals the extent of fire lines

DAYTON-Members of the Northwest Incident Management Team 7 hosted a presentation of the Green Ridge Fire on July 15 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The presentation was also streamed...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 22, 2021

Dayton speculates as the mayor skirts questions about terminations

DAYTON–The City Council heard a slight explanation of the reasoning for the special meeting held for public comment on June 30 after the termination of three senior employees, City Administrator...

 
 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 Melissa Gemmell    News    July 22, 2021

School budget on track

DAYTON-The Dayton School Board adopted policy 6022 for a minimum fund balance of $450,000 at the board meeting July 14. The fund will be reviewed annually. Superintendent Guy Strot and Business...

 

Didier to speak at Patriot Picnic July 24

DAYTON–Local conservatives will host the first “Patriot Picnic in the Park,” at the Dayton City Park on Saturday, July 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by the newly formed Columbia County Conservatives, in cooperation with the Columbia County...

 
 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... Full story

 

Big weekend in Dayton

DAYTON–Engines will roar, golfers will putt and folks will enjoy the "far out" offerings at the Blue Mountain Station's annual Foodstock event this weekend. The All Wheels Weekend "Extended" Demo...

 

Corbeill family new owners of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home

DAYTON–Craig and Nikki Corbeill of Colfax, Wash., have recently purchased the Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home here from long-time director, George Touchette. The funeral home located in the heart of...

 
 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 Melissa Gemmell    News    July 15, 2021

McCowen appointed to School Board

DAYTON-The School Board appointed Jeff McCowen to the open board position left by Kate Leid; approved the hiring of two teachers, one paraprofessional; laid plans for the third forum, and maintenance...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 15, 2021

County to defray City short staffing

DAYTON-City of Dayton Mayor Zac Weatherford presented to the Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) a draft or a temporary interlocal agreement of six months at the July 6 meeting. This agreement...

 

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