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More than 40 state parks will offer First Day Hikes

OLYMPIA-Washington State Parks is inviting the public to ring in the new year during its annual First Day Hikes event on Jan. 1, 2023. At least 40 state parks will host staff-led and self-guided hikes, snowshoe excursions, bike rides and more on New...

 

House Fire

Fire District No. 3 fire fighters responded to a structure fire at 309 E. Clay Street on November 2. The fire started in the attic and was contained to the attic with smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the residence, said Chief Jeromy...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 10, 2022

Highest Voter Turnout in State

DAYTON–Incumbent County Commissioner Charles Amerein is trailing challenger Jack Miller by 69 votes, according to election-night returns for the November 8 General Election, and the Joint...

 

COVID emergency officially ends in Columbia County

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) approved three resolutions during their November 7 meeting, two for county roads and another ending the local state of emergency due to COVID. They...

 

"Sound of Music" comes to Liberty Theater stage

DAYTON–After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Sound of Music–in more ways than one–will again be heard on stage at the Liberty Theater as the beloved story of the Von Trapp Family Singers...

 

PBIS seems to be working

DAYTON-The November 2 Dayton School Board work session topics included a presentation from the Dean of Students Hannelee Farrell about the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) the...

 

Sherwood Trust Awards $203,200 in Local Grants

WALLA WALLA–Sherwood Trust awarded 16 local organizations a total of $203,200 in Impact Grants, according to Sherwood Trust CEO Brian Hunt. “It’s inspiring to be able to support so many good ideas and programs with Impact Grants this year,...

 

High winds cause accident

High winds Friday, November 4, spilled this utility trailer and flipped the vehicle pulling it, slightly injuring its driver and passenger, who were treated by Columbia County Dist. 3 ambulance...

 

CORRECTION

Due to a reporter’s error, the address of Adrian M. Kennedy was misidentified in the story in the October 27, 2022 Dayton Chronicle. Kennedy’s address is 700 S. 5th Street, Apt. 101. We regret the error....

 

Avoid these 4 charity scams

Charitable giving grew in 2021. According to Blackbaud Institute, a social good innovator, giving not only increased after COVID-19, but actually rebounded more than it had in a decade - increasing...

 

BOCC makes appointments and approve new hires

DAYTON-During the October 24 special meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) hired or made appointments for Emergency Management Director, Interim Assessor, County Engineer, and a recruiter...

 

Goals set to restore confidence in local school

DAYTON-The School Board heard from Superintendent Rich Stewart about the goals of the district to improve community perception of the schools by having consistent discipline and a positive learning...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 3, 2022

Real Clear Politics: Smiley and Murray race a "toss up"

DAYTON–With a week left before the November 8 midterm General Election, Tiffany Smiley, the Pasco Republican challenging 30-year Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), announced to a standing-room-only crowd...

 

Port balances budget

DAYTON-Attendees packed the Port of Columbia board room with more who attended by Zoom for a special meeting to continue the review of the 2023 budget that began during the regular October 12...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 3, 2022

Shift to Republican leadership needed, McMorris Rodgers says

DAYTON–Some thirty Dayton and Columbia County residents turned out to greet and hear from Congressman Cathy McMorris Rodgers when she made a campaign stop here last week. "The best thing we can do i...

 

Hospital and assisted living facility remain stable

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System board reviewed budget matters, and was updated on Assisted Living facility certification. Washington hospitals continue to face operational cost losses for...

 

Boooo! Monday is Halloween

DAYTON–Trick or treaters are invited to get a head start on Halloween this coming Monday, October 31, by visiting Dayton's Downtown for the 2022 Trick or Treat Main Street, sponsored by the Dayton C...

 

Jann Manwell appointed Interim County Auditor

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) appointed Jann Manwell as Interim County Auditor after an interview. Auditor candidate Jann Manwell has been working as Columbia County Deputy Auditor f...

 

Council returns to an American tradition

DAYTON-The Dayton City Council opened the October 11 meeting in with an American tradition, citing the Pledge of Allegiance. The new practice was suggested by Council member Laura Aukerman and...

 

The working parts of funding

DAYTON–There are several Levy Limitations which determine how much money a taxing district may receive. Three of the Levy Limits have been a topic of discussion in our county. Here is clarification...

 

McMorris Rodgers to visit

DAYTON–Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will make a campaign stop in Dayton on Friday, October 28. She will greet the public and speak beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Annie's Attic Café, 232 E. Main...

 

School did receive $5 million grant

DAYTON-Superintendent Rich Stewart issued a correction to a previous statement he made at the October 5 work session regarding a $5 million State grant for capital projects that the Dayton School...

 

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