Columbia County

News from around Columbia County, including the Port of Columbia, county government, Dayton and Starbuck.


Winds add to work on Grizzly Bear fire

A red flag wind warning for most of Saturday made the fight against the Grizzly Bear Complex fire all the more difficult, as 558 personnel fought the blaze, which was estimated at 113 square miles Saturday afternoon.

New fire breaks out east of Dayton

The state is mobilizing to assist firefighters with a new fire that has broken out east of Dayton.

Columbia County prepares to open doors to pot operations, sales

Columbia County’s moratorium on marijuana businesses is burning out. With less than a month until the temporary ban on grow operations and retail marijuana businesses within the county ends, Columbia County commissioners met Monday to discuss pot proceedings, the Waitsburg Times reported.

Winds help clear smoke from, spread Grizzly Bear fire

Light winds Wednesday provided a good news-bad news scenario for the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire.

Firefighting officials say thanks, no thanks to donations

Officials fighting the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire said today that although they are grateful for offers of donations of food to firefighters, they must ask people to refrain.

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Grizzly Bear Complex Fire grows; firefighters up containment

Firefighters continued to make progress against the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire today, increasing containment from 5 to 10 percent.

Community meeting on fire set for Thursday in Dayton

A community meeting will be held Thursday in Dayton to present information on the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire.

Three injured in two-car crash in Columbia County

Three men were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Columbia County on Monday, Washington State Patrol officials said.

Child ejected from SUV during Columbia County crash

A 4-year-old girl was ejected from an SUV during a rollover crash in Columbia County on Monday evening, Walla Walla fire officials confirmed this morning.

Evacuations ordered due to Grizzly Bear fire

People in the Eden Bench, Troy and Grouse Flat communities were told to leave immediately after the fire made a significant run to the east this afternoon.

Agenda - Columbia County Commission - 8/19/15

Columbia County Commission

Agenda - Port Of Columbia - 8/12/15

Port Of Columbia

Dayton permits ATVs on city streets

DAYTON — All-terrain vehicle riders were given a green light Monday to operate on Dayton streets.

Agenda - Dayton City Council - 8/10/15

Dayton City Council

Temporary dump to serve Dayton

The Columbia County Public Works Department is moving forward with plans to open a temporary garbage dump facility in wake of the fire at the Columbia County Transfer Station on July 17.


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