Columbia County

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


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Dayton students make lemonade to learn business principles

“Make lemonade” is often said the thing to do when life hands out lemons. But for Dayton sixth-graders, making lemonade is also the thing to do when handed the opportunity to become entrepreneurs.

Shelton, Wash.-area mills closing after sale to Calif. company

After nearly a century of operations, Simpson Lumber is closing its mills in Shelton, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and cutting most of its 270 jobs in the area.

Dayton schools levy just shy of majority

An $800,000 Dayton School District capital levy was failing by a thin margin after votes were counted Tuesday night.

Columbia County Fair Association to hold celebration Saturday

DAYTON — The celebration “125 Years of Fair Fun,” the Columbia County Fair Association’s annual kickoff dinner, will begin 6 p.m. Saturday in the county fairgrounds Pavilion.

Woodland fire workshop to be held in Dayton

DAYTON — Registration is now open for an April 30 workshop for woodland owners about wildland fire behavior, history and tools to evaluate conditions.

Columbia commissioners endorse $100M pulp mill bond

Columbia County commissioners have put their stamp of approval on Columbia Pulp’s $100 million Solid Waste Disposal bond from the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority.

A Dayton mystery part of Travel Channel show tonight

Something about the Dayton Historic Depot will be aired tonight at 9 on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.”

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Columbia County continues pot ban

A moratorium on recreational marijuana operations in Columbia County will continue for the time being, county commissioners decided Monday.

Columbia County readies for pot hearing

Regulation of recreational marijuana in Columbia County, including a possible ban, will be the topic of a public hearing this month by Columbia County commissioners.


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