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Dayton Kiwanis celebrates 100 years

DAYTON–A wonderful time was had by the local Kiwanis Club at the 100th year celebration event held on September 17 at The Barn at Blue Meadows. Governors and Lieutenant Governors old and new from...

 

Dozens attend library meeting to voice opinion about content

DAYTON–There was standing room only for the hybrid monthly Library Board of Trustees meeting on September 19 which coincided with Banned Book Week. Members of the community came to listen in or...

 

City considering broadband franchise agreement

DAYTON-The City Council was presented a broadband franchise agreement for review, as well as information about the project by Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson during the monthly...

 

Port contemplating a cost of living adjustment

DAYTON-Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson had a preliminary budget review with the Commission during the September 14 meeting. She also provided updates on Port assets including the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 15, 2022

Rivers Walk Assisted Living facilities dedicated

DAYTON–Scores of local residents and visitors turned out for the ceremonial opening and ribbon-cutting of one of the new assisted living facilities adjacent to Dayton General Hospital, Rivers Walk...

 

School enrollment count higher than expected

DAYTON-The District School Board was advised that student registration is up higher than anticipated for the year; a proposal made to have legislative student representatives; and heard updates on...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 15, 2022

Car-prowl suspect arrested after back-yard chase prompts school lockdown

DAYTON–A 26-year-old Dayton man is in jail after leading Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies on a circuitous chase through residential back yards Wednesday, September 7. The incident's proximi...

 

Swimming pool forum planned

DAYTON–The Friends of the Pool are sponsoring a community forum at the Elementary Multi-purpose room on Wednesday, September 28 at 6-7:30 p.m. Topics will include an overview of the Metropolitan Park District proposition that will appear on the...

 

City planning street work on September 19

DAYTON–On Monday, September 19, the City of Dayton is planning to crack seal 4th Street, from Main Street to the City Limits, according to Ryan Paulson, Public Works Director. The City requests that residents park their vehicles off the street to...

 

CORRECTION

DAYTON–County Treasurer Carla Rowe issued a correction to the September 1 article, “Finding Qualified applicants proving difficult” where it stated that there is $950,000 left in current expense and there will be tax payments estimated to be...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 8, 2022

Follow "Country Roads" to the Columbia County Fair!

DAYTON–Let "Country Roads Take You Home" to the 134th edition of the Columbia County Fair when it gets underway this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 9-11, at the Columbia County...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 8, 2022

Sheriff and Prosecutor stand behind Undersheriff following complaint

DAYTON–Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm and Prosecuting Attorney C. Dale Slack are standing with Undersheriff Robbie Patterson, who also serves as the department's chaplain, when he spoke at a...

 

The following is the complete text of the letter Sheriff Joe Helm received.

FREEDOM FROM RELIGION foundation Box 750, MADISON, WI 53701 (608) 256-8900 ~ WWW.FFRF.ORG August 11, 2022 SENT VIA EMAIL & U.S. MAIL: [email protected] Sheriff Joseph A. Helm Columbia County Sheriff’s Office 341 E. Main St, Ste. 1 Dayton,...

 

BOCC hires Morgan for Public Works; Creates HR Dept.

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the permanent position of Interim Columbia County Engineer; approved an acting County Auditor; heard revisions of broadband franchise...

 

BMCF Discretionary Grant application open

WALLA WALLA–Blue Mountain Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2022 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and churches based in and serving Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and...

 

Northwest Grain Growers contributes to Dayton Kiwanis

Dayton Kiwanis Club President Kim Lyonnais accepted a $500 check from Jacob Forsman, Manager of Northwest Grain Growers' Dayton office recently, the money earmarked for improvements made inside and...

 

BOCC hears concerns over children's library materials

DAYTON-The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a work session on August 22 which began with a few public comments addressing concerns about materials in the County Rural Library children's...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    September 1, 2022

14 file for Joint Metro Park District commissioner

DAYTON–In the upcoming General Election November 8, 2022, Columbia County voters will decide whether or not to form a Joint Metropolitan Park District with the intent to improve recreational...

 

Grand Opening scheduled for Rivers Walk Assisted Living

DAYTON–The Columbia County Health System board (CCHS) was advised that a grand opening for the Rivers Walk Assisted Living has been scheduled on September 8. The Grand Opening for Rivers Walk...

 

Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires being managed

Baker City, Ore.–August 29, 2022 – The Sturgill/324, Nebo, and Goat Mountain fires continue to progress in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. To the extent possible, the fires are being managed for resource benefits, including reducing fuel loads and...

 

Finding qualified applicants proving difficult

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) reviewed applicants for the Director of Emergency Management position, as well as the County departmental budgets during the meeting on August 22....

 

Receiver for Columbia Pulp appoints investment banker

SEATTLE–Paladin Management Group, the receiver appointed to direct the business affairs of the recently idled Columbia Pulp I, LLC, has appointed GLC Advisors & Co., LLC, and GLC Securities, LLC, as investment banker for the receiver, according to...

 

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...

 

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