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 By Loyal Baker    News    December 8, 2022 

Avalanche injures Dayton snow biker

BLUE MOUNTAINS–A Dayton man was hospitalized with injuries sustained when the face of a snow field broke loose and an avalanche swept him about 10 yards downslope as he attempted to traverse the...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    December 8, 2022 

Flood Control Zone District dissolution being considered

DAYTON–Columbia County Commissioners held the first Flood Control Zone District meeting since August 1 ahead of the regular meeting on December 5, during which County Engineer and Public Works...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    December 8, 2022 

Delays to assisted-living startup dent Health System revenue

DAYTON–Delay in transitioning to assisted living due to inspections was one of the factors contributing to a net loss of $292,000 for the Columbia County Health System in October, with contract...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    December 8, 2022 

Library policies addressed

DAYTON–All requests for reconsideration of materials have been completed, none were found to be in violation of the Dayton Memorial Library's collection development policy and have been returned to...

 
 By Melissa Gemmell    News    December 8, 2022 

"Friends" organization helps library programs in many ways

DAYTON–The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library is a non-profit corporation dedicated to making contributions, grants, and gifts to benefit the Dayton Memorial Library and its patrons. The...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 1, 2022

Santa makes an appearance at Christmas Kickoff

DAYTON–Winter was in the air, but the chill of late November had the edge taken off by the charm and warmth of the 2022 Christmas Kickoff, presented by Dayton's Chamber of Commerce, last Friday and...

 

City moves closer to property purchase for WWTP

DAYTON–The City Council held an executive session to discuss terms of agreement for the purchase of property for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) during the second meeting this month on...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    December 1, 2022

Eagles Aerie reopens

DAYTON–The Eagles are once again taking flight. The local fraternal organization reopened the Aerie on Christmas Kickoff Friday, November 25, in its new location at 258 E. Main Street, the former...

 

Christmas tree permits now available

BAKER CITY- Christmas tree permits are now available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and online through Recreation.gov. All National Forests offer Christmas tree permits online as an added convenience for the public and...

 

Waitsburg's Hometown Christmas celebration this weekend

WAITSBURG–You'd better watch out because Santa Claus is making his pre-Christmas rounds, and this weekend he'll be in Waitsburg for the 37th Annual Hometown Christmas, set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The celebration gets going with the...

 

Seminar instructs about COPD

DAYTON–A free instructional session on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is being offered to the public, at no cost, on December 8. It will begin at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Senior Center, 403 E. Patit Street. Presenting partners...

 

Reasons to shop small versus big box

The importance of small businesses to the economy cannot be overstated. Though national chains often garner publicity, local businesses are equally, if not exceedingly, worthy of attention. What defines a small business as "small" varies...

 

Dayton Weekly Weather

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Southwest wind...

 

School Board votes to dissolve sports combine

DAYTON–The Dayton School Board reviewed agenda-item proposals to dissolve the combined sports program and consider the resignation of Dayton-Waitsburg Athletic Director Sam Korslund before...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 24, 2022

Christmas Kick-off Friday and Saturday

DAYTON–Now that the pumpkin pie has settled and you've enjoyed a late-night turkey sandwich, it's time for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's 2022 Christmas Kick-off here Friday and Saturday,...

 

Sexually explicit content remains available to minors, citizens complain

DAYTON–The Columbia County Commissioners (BOCC) heard comments from concerned citizens regarding the sexually explicit content in the library; certification of several levies; HVAC contract...

 

Parks Commission seeks applications for Winter Recreation Advisory Committees

OLYMPIA–The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to nominate winter sports enthusiasts for the agency's snowmobile and non-motorized advisory committees. Four positions are available statewide to snowmobilers, and...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    November 17, 2022

Christmas Kick Off 2022

DAYTON–Glittering, sparkling, twinkling Christmas lights and Santa Claus-themed decorations, plus a few new activities are in store as the Dayton Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Kick-Off rings in...

 

Getting multiple agencies' approval holds up sediment removal in Touchet River

DAYTON-The City Council heard discussion on the Touchet River sediment removal; a brief update about the Wastewater Treatment Project and the Third Street Project; designated Councilman Jim Sueuga as...

 

Port working on budget and property sale

DAYTON–The Port of Columbia Commission held a budget hearing within their regular monthly meeting on November 9; met with a consultant firm by Zoom for beginning the process of updating the Comprehe...

 

35th Annual Turkey Bingo Saturday

DAYTON–Except for the event being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, a Thanksgiving staple here for the past 35 years is the Kiwanis Turkey Bingo, set for this Saturday, November 19, at the Dayton Elementary Multipurpose Room. The...

 

On Stage at the Liberty Theater

"The Sound of Music" opened on the Liberty Theater stage last week to a full and appreciative house who enjoyed the performance, including this scene where the Von Trapp children learn about "tea, a...

 

Reward for information about poisoned wolves increases to $53,900

This update provides an overview of gray wolf conservation and management activities in Washington during October 2022. WASHINGTON STATE–For the past eight months, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Police have been...

 

Christmas tree permits now available

BAKER CITY, Ore. (November 15, 2022) - Christmas tree permits are now available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and online through Recreation.gov. All National Forests offer Christmas tree permits online as an added...

 

Preston Hall Students of the Month

Waitsburg School District's Preston Hall announces its Students of the Month for October. These students were chosen by staff based on the following criteria: cleaning up the cafeteria and the tables...

 

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