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 By Loyal Baker    News    August 13, 2020 

Firefighters knock down three roadside fires

DAYTON–Three separate fires-all of unknown origin-and all burning along SR 12 a few miles east of here were brought under control and extinguished before damage became excessively extensive Friday,...

 

Dayton Schools planning to reopen to full schedule

DAYTON–Dayton School District administration plans to start the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, August 25 and has developed a restart plan to accommodate COVID-19-prevention practices, first-year...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 13, 2020 

Dayton School Superintendent to detail opening plans

DAYTON–The community of Dayton is welcomed and invited to join Thursday's virtual meeting of the Dayton Kiwanis Club to hear new Dayton Schools Superintendent Guy Strot explain the plans to start...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 13, 2020 

Public Works applies for $1M in emergency flood-repair funds

DAYTON–An emergency $1,000,000 loan application was recently submitted to the Washington County Road Administration Board (CRAB) by Columbia County Engineer Chuck Eaton. The loan is to cover repairs...

 

Mark Leid named dean of WSU College of Pharmacy

PULLMAN–A Touchet Valley native has been named dean of Washington State University's College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mark Leid, PhD, a WSU Pharmacy alum, assumed the role on July 1,...

 

St. Clair promoted at Columbia Pulp

DAYTON–Columbia Pulp announced that Brian St. Clair has been named the Director of Finance for Columbia Pulp this week, effective immediately. In this new role St. Clair will lead the accounting...

 

CORRECTION

In the August 6 Dayton Chronicle, the story about Primary Election results indicated that incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee (D), would be facing Republican Joshua Freed. At a point after that information was obtained and incorporated into the story,...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 6, 2020

Dayton man succumbs to coronavirus

DAYTON–An unidentified Dayton individual has died due to the COVID-19 virus on August 1, 2020, Martha Lanman, administrator of Columbia County Public Health announced Monday, August 3. The victim was a male over 50, Lanman said, who succumbed in...

 

Passing Thunderstorms Ignite Multiple Fires in Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington

JOHN DAY, PENDLETON, BAKER CITY, LA GRANDE, PRINEVILLE, Ore. - Fire crews in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington are responding to multiple reports of smoke and fire following passing...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    August 6, 2020

Primary shakes out State Senate and Superior Court races

DAYTON–A pair of three-way races were winnowed down to two candidates in this week's Primary Election. Advancing to the 2020 General Election will be 16th District Senate candidates Danielle Garbe R...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 6, 2020

School District and Public Health look at Coronavirus action plan

DAYTON–School District Superintendent Guy Strot is working diligently with the local Public Health Department and staff to form a safety plan for school opening later this month. The plan will also...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    August 6, 2020

Port promised $220,639 in additional funding

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia has announced they have been promised $229,639 in additional grant money from four different funding sources for small businesses that did not previously qualify, such...

 

BEO Bancorp Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings

HEPPNER, ORE.–BEO Bancorp (OTCBB:BEOB) and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced 2nd quarter 2020 consolidated net income of $1,401,000 or $1.18 per share. Total assets were $651.6 million; Net loans of $517.0 million; Deposits were at...

 

Assault charges dropped

DAYTON–Charges against a 30-year-old Dayton man alleged to have assaulted a Dayton man last April will be dismissed without prejudice, according to Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney C. Dale Slack. Reid N. Ngiraswei, 110 S. Pine Street, was...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 30, 2020

Potential forest fire nipped in the bud

DAYTON–Damage in timber by a fire of as yet undetermined origin was limited thanks to a citizen's sharp eye and prompt response by local fire departments Monday. At about 10:50 a.m., Columbia...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 30, 2020

Health System on the rebound from coronavirus financial crisis

DAYTON–The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) reports experiencing near normal volumes of activity in the clinics and hospital facilities at the July board meeting. "June was a return to near...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 30, 2020

Fairgrounds

DAYTON–Changes were made to the use agreement for the equine facilities at the Columbia County Fairgrounds and stall rentals by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the first monthly evening...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 30, 2020

Washington Primary Election ballots due Tuesday, August 4

DAYTON–Numerous state and local races will be determined by Washington and Columbia County voters when the dust settles after the August 4 Washington State Primary Election. Voters may mail their...

 

USFS opens additional access to Tucannon and Patrick Grade

PENDLETON–The Umatilla National Forest is re-opening additional public access into the Tucannon River watershed after completing hazard tree removal, as well as identifying and signing designated parking areas. Effective Friday, July 24, the...

 

Death Notice

James M. Donorovich, age 53 years died July 20, 2020 at the Dayton General Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of Hubbard-Rogg Funeral Home, 111 S. 2nd Street, Dayton....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 23, 2020

Coronavirus effects prompt County budget amendment

DAYTON–The 2020-21 Columbia County budget has been impacted by COVID-19, and therefore adjustments have been needed to be made, and the Public Health Department is collaborating with the Dayton...

 

Garbe Reser candidate for 16th District Senate seat

Danielle Garbe Reser is a proud American, community builder, and farmer's wife who is running for the Washington State Senate. Inspired by the military service of her grandfather and the small-town va...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    July 16, 2020

Bette Lou Crothers announces retirement

DAYTON–"I liked it from the beginning," Bette Lou Crothers says of the insurance business. Crothers announced her plans to retire July 31, 2020, just shy of starting what would have been her...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    July 16, 2020

City hands CARES Act $76,000 to Port District

DAYTON–City gives state grant money over to Port of Columbia to disperse to local businesses in need due to COVID-19. The City of Dayton was awarded over $76,000 for the CARES Act. The Council has...

 

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