Columbia County

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


Dayton’s annual Kickoff scores big

Local merchants got an early Christmas present of a packed Main Street for the annual Christmas Kickoff.

Columbia commissioners to hold special meeting on golf course

DAYTON — Columbia County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss contract negotiations for the Touchet Valley Golf Course.

Hospital district vote stuck at ‘razor-thin’ margin

DAYTON — The Columbia County Hospital District must wait at least until Nov. 25 to find out whether its $5.5 million capital improvement bond will pass.

Updated election results: Columbia County

Here are Columbia County's election results in contested races as of this evening's count. Incumbents where applicable are denoted with an (i).

Armed campus burglary prompts lockdown of Dayton school

DAYTON — Two adults were arrested Wednesday afternoon after stealing numerous items from Dayton High School gym locker rooms and possessing weapons on school property, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Merle Jackson leads in Columbia commission race

DAYTON — Merle Jackson is the apparent winner in the Columbia County Commission District 1 race, with more than a 9 percentage-point lead over Dwight Richter.

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Cooper, Turner not ready to call election

WALLA WALLA — The two candidates in the hotly contested race for Walla Walla County Sheriff were neither declaring victory nor conceding defeat this morning.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to host Trick or Treat

DAYTON — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will hold its fourth annual Trick or Treat the Sheriff’s Office, during which parents can bring their “little ghouls” to the Courthouse between 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Halloween to collect goodies and enjoy some fun.

Commission, prosecutor races highlight ballot in Columbia County

Columbia County voters will decide who will succeed a retiring county commissioner in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.

Update: 250 acre fire south of Dayton 70 percent contained

A 250 acre wildland fire in the Robinette Mountain Road area is approximately 70 percent contained as of Saturday morning.

Fire south of Dayton spreading rapidly

A wildland fire approximately 10 miles south of Dayton has grown to 100 acres since it was first called in at 11:15 a.m. today.

Wildland fire spreads in Dayton area

DAYTON — A wildland fire approximately 10 miles south of town has grown to 100 acres since it was first called in at 11:15 a.m. today.

Dayton to dedicate new welcome sign

DAYTON — Residents are invited to a dedication for Dayton’s new welcome sign on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Agenda - Columbia County - 10/1/14

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. Where: Columbia County Courthouse, 341 E. Main St., Dayton

Columbia County to contract developmentally disabled services

DAYTON — Columbia County commissioners will contract for help in serving residents living with a developmental disability.


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