After almost 9 years, the Port of Columbia is saying goodbye to Jim and Angela McArthur, the Port’s concessionaire at the KOA at Lyons Ferry Marina. Marina employees are throwing a going-away potluck this Sunday, October 29th at 3 pm at the Marina restaurant, the Snake River Grill, and the public is invited. To read the press release, click here.
Public Notice is hereby given that the Port of Columbia is soliciting proposals for snow plowing/removal services for the upcoming season. Work is to be done at the Rock Hill Industrial Park and Blue Mountain Station in Dayton, WA. To see full Snow Removal Packet click here
It is very rare that the Port’s Rock Hill Industrial Park has space available for lease, but we currently have two! The first space has 3,000 sq ft space available with three-phase power, two 12-foot overhead doors, office, restroom, indoor storage, outdoor shed and a 60’x68′ lot. For more information view the attached spec sheet. The second space has a 3,000 sq ft space available with three-phase power, a 12-foot overhead door, office, restroom and indoor storage. For more information view the attached spec sheet.
Join the Port of Columbia as we celebrate the re-opening of our short line railroad after several years of embargo. Meet the rail operator, hear about the work we’ve done to get the line re-opened, and climb inside the train engine! To view the press release click here and to view the flyer click here.
We need your input! The Port is working on a new master plan for the Lyons Ferry Marina facility. This new master plan will assist the Port in seeking funds toward updating and modernizing the aging infrastructure at the marina, which was constructed in the early 1970s. Please join us at the Lyons Ferry Marina restaurant on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6 pm to review design options and provide comments and suggestions. Several different layouts for moorages, docks, walkways, boat launches, RV spots, tent sites, etc., will be shown. Food and beverages will be provided. If you have questions, please contact the Port office at 509-382-2577.
Click on the link below to view design options. Bring your comments and ideas to the public meeting or leave a comment below.
The Port of Columbia is excited to share Columbia Pulp’s news of completed financing for the construction of a straw pulp manufacturing facility in northern Columbia County. The Port and our community partners have been working for almost a decade to assist this company as they put together a revolutionary idea to create a value-added product out of wheat straw. Today we can celebrate the idea coming to fruition. This project is expected to create over 100 new jobs, increase Columbia County’s tax base, and spur economic activity for years to come. You can read Columbia Pulp’s news release here.
Two Columbia County businesses and the County’s Economic Development Coordinator, Brad McMasters, attended the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Business Summit on Friday, May 12th at the Marcus Whitman Hotel. To read full story click here