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Articles from the January 5, 2017 edition

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 By Dena Wood    News    January 5, 2017

District Seeks Input in Waitsburg School Superintendent Search

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District is seeking community input as it begins the search process for a new district superintendent to replace Dr. Carol Clarke who will retire at the end of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    January 5, 2017

Waitsburg Sets Legislative Priorities

WAITSBURG – The City of Waitsburg wants to make sure that local representatives know where the city stands on the many important issues that will come before them in upcoming legislative sessions. A...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 5, 2017

Orozco Arraigned in Columbia County Superior Court

DAYTON--Benjamin Orozco made his first court appearance in Columbia County Superior Court on December 21. He was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Dayton resident Lance...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 5, 2017

Bluewood is Bustlin'

The Triple Nickle chair lift was full Monday morning at Ski Bluewood, as skiers and snow boarders enjoyed the huge snowfalls that have hit the Blue Mountains this winter. Bluewood reported that 142...

 

Big Snow Year for Ski Bluewood

DAYTON-Kim Clark, General Manager of Ski Bluewood, said business over the holidays has been booming. "There are lots of guests. Everybody's happy," he said. On Monday morning the day was sunny with...

 

Pioneer Portraits - January 5, 2017

Ten Years Ago January 11, 2007 Councilwoman Markeeta Little Wolf has thrown her hat in the ring for the job of mayor of Waitsburg on the platform of keeping Waitsburg “in charge of Waitsburg.” “If we can’t govern ourselves, the City should...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Arraignments -Benjamin Orozco, 42, Nayarit, Mexico; Charged with murder in the second degree and first degree assault for the shooting murder of Lance Terry in Dayton in July of 1996. Sheriff Rocky Miller has been working with the FBI to arrest...

 

Birthdays - Week of January 5

January 6: Kurtis Reser, Maddie Callahan. January 7: Cecil Webber, Erma Gilbertson, Patrick Donnelly, Jim Hofer, Alice Webber and Kristyn Scott. January 8: Steven Price, Esther Presler and Todd Larsen. January 9: Jennifer Nichols, Angela Crawford,...

 

A Trump Pick Who Says This Land Is Your Land

By almost every measure for the incoming Trump administration, Ryan Zinke, the president-elect’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, has the perfect resume. He’s a former commander in the Navy’s Seal Team Six special-forces branch,...

 

How To Rekindle the Magic in Our Political Union

Shortly before I got married, I received a piece of sterling advice that I have been mulling a lot over the last year: “You have a big decision to make: Do you want to be married, or do you want to be right?” Even a good marriage offers a lot of...

 

5 Habits Worth Cultivating in 2017, According to a Dietitian

Whether you make formal New Year’s resolutions or not, the changing of the calendar often leads to contemplating what changes we might like to see in our lives. On the nutrition front, these are my top five picks for habits worth cultivating in...

 

Cooking Indian Food Class

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station Co-op class for February will be Cooking Indian Food. Chef Sarah Mayhew of Sipid Bites will teach how to make an authentic Indian dish, Chicken Tikka Masala, and an authentic Indian side dish. Attendees will...

 

Flu Outbreak Results in Tightened Visitation Rules at St. Mary's

WALLA WALLA – Due to a surge of flu cases in the community, Providence St. Mary has implemented a restricted visitation policy to help prevent the spread of the disease. Visitors must be either members of the immediate family (spouses, partners,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 5, 2017

4-H is Alive and Well in Columbia Co.

DAYTON--Since taking over from Donna Hangar as the Columbia County 4-H Club program coordinator in April, Ashley Trevino has been working hard to increase membership, as well as to keep the eleven...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    January 5, 2017

Deputy PA Slack to Help in Garfield County

DAYTON—Columbia County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack will still have a job, in 2017. The Garfield County Prosecutor, Garfield County Commissioners, Columbia County Commissioners, and the...

 

Dozier Reflects on His Time as Walla Walla County Commissioner

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – Former Walla Walla County Commissioner Perry Dozier spent the last day of his two terms as county commissioner on Dec. 31. He will continue to serve the county as interim manage...

 

Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association Season Results

WALLA WALA – After 54 years, the Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association is still going strong in the Walla Walla Valley with 96 members. The VGBRA closed its 2016 season after competing in 28 races which were held in various locations, including...

 

Three Cardinal Wrestlers Medal at Pomeroy Tourney

POMEROY – The Waitsburg Cardinals faced tough competition amongst 17 teams representing regional schools from Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the annual Pomeroy Christmas Tournament on Thursday....

 

TEENY MCMUNN: MY RECIPE BOX

Here you go. A great way to clean out all the yummy stuff from the holidays and get the body back into healthy foods. I say that before I share my recipe for chocolate lasagna next week. Makes you kinda shudder, huh, but it’s good, I promise. This...

 

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