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 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Two at Booker Rest Home, three staff test positive

DAYTON–Two residents of Booker Rest Home and three staff tested positive for COVID-19 on May 19, according to a Columbia County Health System news release Thursday, May 20. The residents, one vaccinated and one unvaccinated, were reported to be in...

 

Community Forum set for June 3

DAYTON–The School District invites school parents, guardians, and community members to a community forum in the High School Library June 3 at 6 p.m. for elementary and 7 p.m. for middle and high school discussion. This is the first of several...

 

Bluewood announces $4.5 million development, expansion plan

DAYTON–New and enhanced lifts, a snowmaking system at the base and a more robust power generation system are among improvements happening at Bluewood in a $4.5 million development and expansion...

 

Dayton Days Rodeo and Parade set for Memorial Day Weekend

By Loyal and Charlotte Baker DAYTON–Shine up those cowboy boots and plan to head 'em up and move 'em out to the Columbia County Fairgrounds here next weekend because the 2021 edition of the Dayton...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 20, 2021

City Council vote on 18% utility tax increase deadlocked

DAYTON–The City Council did not pass an 18% utility tax increase ending in a tie at the meeting May 12. A thorough presentation was made by Mayor Zac Weatherford addressing the current expense...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 20, 2021

Trail proponents and opponents demonstrate during Port meeting

DAYTON–During the monthly Port of Columbia Commissioners meeting on May 12, opponents of the Touchet Valley Trail again gathered outside of the Port office along the road with signs of protest. But...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 20, 2021

Youthful, energetic Dayton Days Representatives tall in the saddle

DAYTON–Four young and energetic equestrians will represent Dayton Days-Columbia County Fair Association at its Jackpot Rodeo and when the Saturday, May 29 parade starts down Main Street. All are mem...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 20, 2021

Fully vaccinated can remove masks

DAYTON-Columia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman advised the Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) that there is recent change to COVID restrictions relating to mask wearing put out by...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 20, 2021

WWCC president addresses first Kiwanis in-person meeting

By Loyal Baker DAYTON–For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a screeching halt in March, 2020, the Dayton Kiwanis Club held an in-person meeting, and included the members...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 20, 2021

Dayton man in custody on voyeurism charges

DAYTON–A 61-year-old Dayton man has pleaded not guilty to four counts of voyeurism and six counts of Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in the Second Degree during a Columbia County Superior Court arraignment h...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 20, 2021

Two at Booker Rest Home, three staff test positive

DAYTON–Two residents of Booker Rest Home and three staff have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, according to a Columbia County Health System news release Thursday. The residents, one who had...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 13, 2021

Dayton classes canceled Wednesday due to threat

DAYTON–All classes in the Dayton School District have been canceled for Wednesday, May 12, due to a threat, Superintendent Guy Strot informed the Dayton Chronicle Tuesday evening. "Someone wrote a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 13, 2021

Pomeroy woman, 3-month old injured in Lyons Ferry rollover

LYONS FERRY–A single-car rollover accident six miles north of Starbuck on Highway 261 resulted in the driver and a 3-month-old infant receiving injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol....

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 13, 2021

BOCC supports Second Amendment

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) approved Resolution 2021-20, Acknowledging the Supremacy of the Constitution, passed during the May 10 work session. The Resolution's purpose is, "Ack...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 13, 2021

School District predicts $1 million ending balance

DAYTON–The School Board was received great news regarding the budget during the recent work session May 5. The District's minimum fund balance has an end-of-year balance close to $1 million–a...

 

WWCC president program at Kiwanis Club and Zoom

DAYTON–The local Kiwanis Club will hold its first in-person meeting since the coronavirus pandemic started and prohibited such gatherings, at 12 noon today, Thursday, May 13, in the Delany Room of...

 

Water Supply Outlook

Once again Washington experienced a very dry month, in fact a record dry month at many locations. Due to the lack of precipitation and lots of sunshine, many SNOTEL sites on the east side melted out...

 

Main Street Marketplace Open

An audience of some 30 local supporters were on hand for the Main Street Marketplace Ribbon Cutting last Friday. The antique-eclectic-consignment shop features numerous local offerings, and was...

 

Grant to improve health available for Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties

WALLA WALLA–In collaboration with the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health, Blue Mountain Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals to address specific social determinants of health impacting residents of Columbia, Garfield...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 6, 2021

Main Street Marketplace Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting Friday

DAYTON–A new business–stepping into a void created by a longstanding but now defunct establishment–will celebrate taking its place on Our Fair City's Main Street with a ceremony and day-long...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 6, 2021

Dr. Lewis Neace appointed County Health Officer

DAYTON–The Columbia County Board of Health met with the Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) May 3, to officially appoint Dr. Lewis Neace, DO as local Health Officer for three years. This was an...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Inslee announces two-week pause on phases

OLYMPIA–Governor Jay Inslee provided an update on the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a press conference May 4, 2021, announcing a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan....

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Does COVID-19 vaccination impact blood donation eligibility?

DAYTON–A blood donation opportunity for this area is planned on May 12 at 11 a.m.–3 p.m., at the local High School, 614 S. 3rd St. This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 6, 2021

School canceled Wednesday due to threat

DAYTON–All classes in the Dayton School District have been canceled for Wednesday, May 12, due to a threat, Superintendent Guy Strot informed the Dayton Chronicle Tuesday evening. "Someone wrote a... Full story

 

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