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Presidential Primary ballots mailed this week

DAYTON––Ballots to Columbia County voters for the 2024 Washington State Presidential Primary will be mailed by February 23, 2024. Candidates listed on the ballots include Democrats Joseph R....

 

Citizen presses Council for city-wide library annexation conversation

DAYTON–The City Council discussed a previously made request regarding the Columbia County Rural Library District annexation issue and heard a formal complaint of an alleged ethics violation at the February 13 meeting. Katie Roughton of Dayton, who...

 

Port Commissioners change Executive Director's contract

DAYTON–Port of Columbia Commissioners voted 2-1 to change the status of the position of Port Executive Director from contracted to a non-contracted, at-will position following an executive session...

 

Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson -Submitted photo

DAYTON–The City of Dayton Public Works Department was approved for a $2 million grant and addressed surplus property during the meeting February 13. Public Works Director Ryan Paulson notified the...

 

Weeeeeee're Off to See the Wizard

DAYTON–In celebration of eastern Washington philanthropic organization Innovia Foundation's fiftieth anniversary, a free screening of The Wizard of Oz will be held Saturday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Theater. Entry is free and open...

 
 By Wyntr McCauley    News    February 22, 2024 

What's New at School?

DAYTON–After students come back from mid-winter break, the local FFA members will prepare to celebrate National FFA Week on February 19-23. The theme for Dress Up Day is "Crazy Socks," and Dayton...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 15, 2024

Voters approve both Dayton School levies

DAYTON–Columbia County voters gave the Dayton School District good grades by better than fifty percent on both measures, results from the February 13, 2024, Special Election indicate. There were... Full story

 

BOCC signs off on USFS environmental impact study

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) signed Blue Mountain Intergovernmental Council memorandum; approved job description updates; the remodel of the fairgrounds jockey office; and other business meeting February 5. The board also held tw...

 

Rep. McMorris Rodgers won't seek re-election

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2024 after 20 years in Congress representing Washington's...

 

FFA receives $40,000 grant

Dayton - The School Board were informed of a grant received by the FFA for the purchase of a truck and stock trailer; and heard a presentation from the counseling team on the disciplinary program at the work session on February 7. FFA instructor and...

 

Schoesler to host 9th District "Zoom" town hall meeting Feb. 21

OLYMPIA–State Sen. Mark Schoesler is hosting a 9th District virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. "I hope people in our district will take time to join me on...

 

Golf carts, track and football field, and ethics City's top concerns

DAYTON–The City Council heard discussion for a new golf cart policy; school lease and code of ethics at the meeting February 6. Many council members had concerns about writing a policy for allowing golf carts on Main St., that would be aligned...

 

WDFW opens public comment period for rule making on pro-posed status change for the gray wolf

OLYMPIA–The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on a rule making proposal to reclassify Washington's gray wolves (Canis lupus) from state endangered to...

 

Winter Basketball Season Wraps Up

Dayton High School Senior Girls' Basketball Team player Kameryn Tupling reaches not only the end of the Bulldog High Five Line, but also of her high-school basketball career. Tupling and fellow...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 8, 2024

Ballots for School Levies due Tuesday, Feb. 13

DAYTON–Ballots are out and due to be delivered, postmarked or turned in to the Columbia County Auditor's Office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13 for the Dayton School District's two levy propositions...

 

Dayton FFA Chapter has been busy

By Elsie Mann FFA Reporter DAYTON–The Dayton FFA chapter has had an exceptional year so far under the new leadership of Advisor and Ag Teacher Melanie Morgan. The chapter has been demonstrating...

 

NRCS hosts listening meeting in Dayton

DAYTON–The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Washington (NRCS) will conduct a meeting for the Snake River Local Working Group (LWG) at the Dayton Best Western Hotel, 507 E. Main St.,...

 

What's New at School?

DAYTON–Many things have ended with the second part of the semester starting up, and others have begun. the Dayton High School (DHS) Basketball season ended with a Senior Night honoring all the...

 

2024 WSU and UI Youth Livestock Field Day series

POMEROY–Registration for the Youth Livestock Field Day Series hosted by Idaho and Washington State Extension Offices, is now open to area 4-H and FFA youths, leaders, and families. The series will take place in three locations and dates. The first...

 

McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Tax Relief for Eastern Washington Families and Businesses

Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) today voted in support of the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act (H.R. 7024), which...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 1, 2024

Contractor's dust brings fire trucks to Weinhard Hotel--Thankfully nothing on fire

Fire units responded quickly to a smoke investigation at the former Weinhard Hotel about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 29. To the relief of all, the "smoke" was actually airborne sandblasting media...

 

Committee reorganization, Library Annexation discussed by City Council

DAYTON–The City Council held a workshop meeting on January 23 with discussion of the need for committees and discussed a potential ballot measure that would withdraw the City of Dayton from the Columbia County Rural Library District. In the past ea...

 

BOCC hears presentation on Emergency Management Requirements

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners held a special meeting where they heard a presentation on Emergency Management plans by Tina Bobbit On January 22. Commissioners also approved a new position and salary for employee Ashley Kilts.  Bobbit's...

 

Columbia County Park and Rec Pool District works on policies

DAYTON–The Columbia County Park and Rec Pool District held its first regular board meeting on January 25. Choosing an official name was just one of the many housekeeping items they worked on at this meeting.  The board invited Prosecuting Attorney...

 

Free senior health workshops

DAYTON–The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) will offer health education workshops at the Senior Center each beginning February 6, ending December 2. The CCHS have scheduled eleven free monthly community health education workshops during the...

 

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