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The Club to offer summer activities for youth

DAYTON–An interesting and fulfilling summer is ahead for the youth of Dayton and Columbia County, thanks to The Club’s “Summer Break at The Club” program. It is open to any students entering Kindergarten through sixth grade and some of the...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 2, 2022

Community invited to take pool survey

DAYTON–The Friends of the Dayton Community Pool organization is asking the public to answer a few questions concerning a community pool through a survey active now through June 10. The QR Code can...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    June 2, 2022

Local Thrift Store contributes BIG to Project Timothy

DAYTON–Our Fair City's favorite–and only–thrift store, All Saints Thrift Store, is a cornerstone in the community for the support it gives and receives. All Saints recently made a (gulp)...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 26, 2022

Races form for Commissioner, sheriff

DAYTON–County voters will have two races to decide following filing week, which concluded last Friday, as County Commissioner Charles L. Amerein will be challenged by Jack Miller and Sheriff Joe...

 

Umtilla Forest preps for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial weekend traditionally kicks off summer recreation season on the Umatilla National Forest and many are planning their annual trek to the mountains to enjoy nature. With that in mind, forest visitors are cautioned that not all roads, trails...

 

City crew painting on Main Street

DAYTON–Curbs in the downtown area are sporting a bright coat of yellow paint, City of Dayton crews tackling the project Tuesday. Public Works Director Ryan Paulson was apologetic to Main Street businesses and Dayton citizens for the short notice,...

 

Town of Starbuck Spruces up Historic City Hall

STARBUCK–The interior restoration of the Historic City Hall Building following an almost year-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been completed. Starbuck Mayor Zonia Dedloff contacted a regional non-profit, Blue Mountain Resour...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 26, 2022

Community Forum on Childcare

By Melissa Gemmell Dayton Chronicle Reporter DAYTON-A community forum was held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion on May 23 to discuss childcare here. A panel was assembled to provide...

 

Ninth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim is August 13

LYONS FERRY– The ninth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. Online registration open now. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim,...

 

Wastewater Treatment project town hall set

DAYTON– A Neighbors United for Progress is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project here at the local Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. The public is asked to join in a...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 19, 2022

Shannon McMillen appointed to Council

DAYTON–The City Council appointed Shannon McMillen to an open position, a updated resolution for the purchase of land for the waste water project (WWTP) was passed and other business was handled...

 

Community Forum May 23

DAYTON–The Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Forum at the Columbia County Fairground Pavilion on May 23 at 6 p.m. The forum is to discuss the future of a possible childcare facility in the area. The attendees will have an opportunity to...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 19, 2022

Departments meeting work demands

DAYTON–A brief Flood Control Zone District meeting was called ahead of the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on May 16. County Engineer Jeremy Weiland provided an update on the...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 19, 2022

Addressing the lack of housing

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia Commissioners heard a housing presentation, data analysis from 2020 census, and other Port business during the monthly regular meeting on May 11. It was given by...

 

Let's get back into the SWIM of things

DAYTON–The Friends of the Pool Committee is moving forward with plans to facilitate a swimming pool for the community through grants and citizen support. Since the closure of the Dayton City Pool at the end of the season in 2017, a dedicated group...

 

Newly formed PAC supports progress

DAYTON–A Political Action Committee (PAC) was recently formed called the Neighbors United for Progress (N.U.P.) by a group of local citizens in early May. The organization will raise money to support candidates in local elections, and to raise...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 12, 2022

Loss of DHS student prompts serious discussion

DAYTON– The Dayton School District and the community experienced the tragic loss of the one of its high school youths to suicide last week, school directors discussed during the May 9 work session....

 

Warren family awards $59,250 in grants to local nonprofits

WALLA WALLA–The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153...

 

Grant Awards for Dayton and Columbia County announced

DAYTON–The Dayton/Columbia County Washington Fund announces 2022 grant awards totaling $44,000 to support 13 local nonprofit organizations serving Dayton and Columbia County. Grants were awarded for the following programs: • Blue Mountain Counsel...

 

Police Log

05/02/2022 12:52 pm-Main St, Welfare Check 2:00 pm-Richmond, Child Abuse 8:31 pm-Courthouse, Warrant Confirmation 10:16 pm-Motel Pine St, Animal Call 11:14 pm-Classy Chassy Car Wash, Malicious Mischief 11:22 p.m.,100 Blk S Pine St, Traffic Call...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 5, 2022

EM Director Ashley Strickland resigns

DAYTON–Emergency Management Director Ashley Strickland has submitted his resignation, effective May 20. Strickland presented a brief letter of resignation to the Commissioners during the regular...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    May 5, 2022

Dayton superintendent stepping aside to enable community, staff and parents to "move on"

DAYTON–Superintendent Guy Strot pointed to two factors that prompted him to seek a new school and community after two years at the helm of the Dayton School District. "I think by me leaving," Strot...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 5, 2022

City Council holds wastewater treatment project workshop

DAYTON–Mayor Zac Weatherford scheduled a workshop for the wastewater treatment project on April 27, at the request of the Dayton City Council members, after they voted down the purchase of the...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Gear Up Eighth Grade Career Showcase

DAYTON–Local Junior High student, Josie Gemmell, was selected to present at the Gear Up 8th Grade Career Showcase at the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus on April 29. She prepared her...

 

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