Columbia County

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


Area pot zoning efforts face resistance

DAYTON — With moratoriums on recreational marijuana businesses set to expire mid-September, Dayton and Columbia County are moving forward with zoning ordinances amid opposition from residents.

Minutes - Dayton City Council - 8/25/14

Dayton City Council

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Columbia County Fair to host WWCC exhibits

DAYTON — Music, food and a rodeo are standard parts of the Columbia County Fair, but this year, they’ll be joined by a drone, a race car and a stream table.

Minutes - Columbia County Commission - 8/20/14

Columbia County Commission

Minutes - Dayton School Board - 8/20/14

Dayton School Board

Columbia County prosecutor to face challenger in November

DAYTON — Columbia County Prosecutor Rea Culwell will have a challenger in November after Randy O. Lewis amassed enough write-in votes in the Aug. 5 primary to get his name on the general election ballot.

Agenda - Columbia County Commission - 8/20/14

Columbia County Commission

Pulp company seeks federal grant for construction

DAYTON — Columbia County will likely seek a $1.8 million grant to connect Columbia Pulp’s planned straw pulp mill with an existing natural gas pipeline.

Agenda - Dayton School Board - 8/20/14

Dayton School Board

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Rural town’s schools at crossroads

It’s clear Dayton has lost a significant number of students to other districts. The reasons are as numerous as the students who left.

DAYTON — Some students here leave town for schools with a dance team or theater department. Some have a bad experience with a teacher, or are bullied by another student. And some just happen to live closer to another school outside the district.

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Enrollment solutions rife with Catch-22

DAYTON — City schools Superintendent Doug Johnson acknowledges declining enrollment numbers in his district are out of sync compared to neighboring rural districts.

Agenda - Port of Columbia - 8/13/14

Port of Columbia

Minutes - Dayton City Council - 8/11/14

Dayton City Council

Dayton High School hires principal for 2014-15

DAYTON — Kate Wenzl, a former principal and administrator from the Port Angeles School District, will take the reins as Dayton High School’s interim principal.

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Dayton music venue offers a new groove

In a space not much larger than an average living room, almost nothing separates the audience from the band performing.


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