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 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021 

Dayton's All Wheels weekend is back

DAYTON–The All Wheels Weekend 2021 Car Show is full-speed ahead with events taking place on Main Street here on Father's Day weekend, June 18, 19, and 20. Early registration of the Dayton Chamber of...

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 17, 2021 

Façade removed, street and sidewalk reopened, questions remain

DAYTON–Eagles Aerie No. 2618 members will meet next week to discuss the fate of their fire-ravaged building following a flurry of work last weekend that succeeded in allowing Main Street traffic to... Full story

 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021 

Eagles continue events, despite burn out

DAYTON–The Dayton Eagles Arie 2618 plan an “All Wheels Weekend Breakfast”, Eagles Building Brick fundraiser and a membership drive all available at the Breakfast at the American Legion Hall on 211 E. Clay St., on Father’s Day Sunday, June 20...

 By Charlotte Baker    News    June 17, 2021 

Columbia Pulp reopening

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp has begun the re-start process of its wheat straw pulp mill in Lyons Ferry, Wash., June 1. The facility began to introduce wheat straw into the system June 1, 2021 after the...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 17, 2021 

City, County and outside help pull together to manage fire

DAYTON-The City Council met June 9, a day after the Eagles Club was on fire acknowledging the collaboration of city, county and outside departments. Mayor Zac Weatherford allowed those who put in...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 17, 2021 

Port properties doing well

DAYTON–Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson and the board of Commissioners reviewed the 2018 approved plans for Lyons Ferry Marina RV Park as part of the Comprehensive plan...

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Dayton Eagles' Aerie No. 2618 severely damaged in Tuesday fire

DAYTON–Members of the temporarily closed Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618, putting in untold volunteer hours to repair the historic building's roof, were working in preparation for a building... Full story

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Eagles Building Update

DAYTON–Officials with the Dayton Eagles Aerie No. 2618 are waiting on a reply from insurance adjustors about the claim from the Tuesday, June 8 fire that razed the second story of the 110-year-old... Full story


Additional photos from Eagles Fire

Firefighters from Columbia County District No. 3 and agencies that responded to the call for mutual aid were on the scene for hours Tuesday.... Full story

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 10, 2021

Shooting victim in critical condition

DAYTON–A Dayton man is listed in critical condition at a Tri-Cities hospital following a shooting incident at Shangri La RV Park west of here early Sunday morning. Justin G. Karl, 40, of 104 Rose Gulch Road, Space A, was flown to Providence Kadlec...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 10, 2021

Dayton School District Community Forum addresses concerns

DAYTON-The Dayton School District Board met a day ahead of the scheduled community forum on June 2 for their regularly scheduled work session. During this session, two candidates for the vacant...


Senator Murray Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill

The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act will make largest R&D investment in generations and secure critical federal funding for domestic manufacturing of semiconductors and other crucial technology Senator Murray: “This bill will help ensure Washin...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 10, 2021

Dental Clinic Tour with Representative Skyler Rude

DAYTON-The Columba County Health System (CCHS) $420,000 Dental Clinic project is nearing completion under Nelson Construction and is scheduled to open this month. The space will have the medical...

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 3, 2021

Dayton High School Graduation Saturday

DAYTON–Twenty-five members of the Dayton High School Class of 2021 will don cap and gown and process in to Commencement Exercises at the Dayton Gymnasium Saturday. Graduation ceremonies will begin...

 By Loyal Baker    News    June 3, 2021

Filing week brings multiple races for local elected positions

DAYTON–The August 3 Primary Election will have a number of races, one a three-way contest, in a variety of local elected positions. Two candidates have filed to challenge incumbent Sean C....


Forum on discipline, class offerings, other topics tonight

DAYTON–Two sessions of a Community Forum are set for tonight, June 3, in the High School Library, for parents, guardians and community members to focus on areas of concern within the community,...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    June 3, 2021

Barbara Miller appointed to Hospital Commission

DAYTON-The Columbia County Health System (CCHS) Board appointed Barbara Miller as interim board member during the regular meeting on May 26. Miller will fill the vacancy previously held by the late...


Sherwood Trust presents Everyday Equity and Empathy Community Workshop

WALLA WALLA–Sherwood Trust is presenting a series of free community workshops focused on equity and empathy. The second in the four-part series is June 16 and will highlight rural leadership. “We welcome community members to share in a live commu...


Murray Helps Introduce Safe Gun Storage Act

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA, 7th) in introducing the Safe Gun Storage Act, urgent legislation to direct...



By Loyal and Charlotte Baker DAYTON–Two nights of leather-slappin' rodeo action is set for this weekend at the Columbia County Fairgrounds as Dayton Days and the Columbia County Fair Association bri...

 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Injuries, possible fatalities, barely avoided as white van careens onto local sidewalk

DAYTON–The "would-haves" that fortunately didn't occur are chilling as police search for a white van and its driver which barged through unoccupied sidewalk-café bistro tables and chairs, wiped...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 27, 2021

School discipline policy under fire

DAYTON-Several parents of high school students spoke out at the School Board meeting on May 19 expressing concern over perceived discipline issues within the school, after threats caused an emergency...

 By Loyal Baker    News    May 27, 2021

Belinda Larsen on the job at Chamber

DAYTON–New Chamber of Commerce manager Belinda Larsen fielded phone calls and drop-in visitors Monday without missing a beat this week as the community gears up for Dayton Days and the Chamber's...

 By Melissa Gemmell    News    May 27, 2021

City Council approves budget plan increasing utility tax by 12%

DAYTON-The City Council approved Ordinance 1981, which is a 12% utility tax increase to mediate the budget deficiency, at a special meeting on May 19. The budget shortfalls are a result of the...


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