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 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Bridge Demolition is Underway

WAITSBURG – Contractors wasted no time getting down to business on the demolition of Waitsburg's Main Street Bridge. The bridge was closed, as scheduled, on July 5. Washington Department of Fish...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

County Struggles with Outdated Equipment

DAYTON--Outdated telecommunication equipment is causing consternation for the staff at the county’s emergency management dispatch center, the sheriff’s office, Fire Districts No. 1, No. 2 and No....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

Columbia REA Meets Transportation Needs

DAYTON--Columbia Rural Electric Association is paying for Saturday rides on a Columbia County Transportation coach to Walla Walla, so local citizens living in Columbia County and who have vouchers...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 13, 2017

How to Trap Tourists

As a member of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I’m often involved in conversations about how to attract more visitors to our area. Actually, as small towns go, I think Dayton and...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Swim Team's First Year with New Coach Off to Good Start

DAYTON – The Dayton Swim Team is under new leadership for the first time in a decade, with new Head Coach Jamie Trump taking the reins for the 2017 summer season. The change in coaching occurred...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 13, 2017

Touchet Valley Golf Course to Host Tournaments at End of Summer

DAYTON – The Touchet Valley Golf Course has played host to both a women's and a men's league this summer, and will also host tournaments at the end of the summer. The men's league has been held on...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 13, 2017

Dayton Alumni Weekend, July 14-16

DAYTON—Dayton Alumni Weekend will take place the weekend of July 14-16 according to Dell Groom, who graduated from Dayton High School in 1957, and who serves on the Alumni Association Committee as...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Tree Committee Hears About Urban Forestry Project

WAITSBURG – The July 6 Waitsburg Tree Committee meeting was short and sweet. Committee chair Kevin House, andmembers Ethan Carpenter and Kate Hockersmith briefly discussed current and upcoming tree-...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Roger Garcia Directs 9th Annual Rock Camp

Who hasn't at least wondered what it would be like to be a rock musician? Each year since 2009, 50 Walla Walla area teens get to find out firsthand what it's like to prepare and produce a Rock 'n'...

 

Legals - July 13, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. TS No.: WA-16-747708-SW APN No.: 360729420053 Title Order No.: 160289894-WA-MSO Deed of Trust Grantor(s): LINDA WORKMAN Deed of Trust Grantee(s): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC...

 

Free Swim Day, July 22

WAITSBURG – An anonymous donor has rented the Waitsburg City Pool to be open to the public on Sat., July 29 from 1-5 p.m. Remaining free swim days are: July 22 – Friends of the Waitsburg Pool July 29 – Anonymous Donor August 12 – Waitsburg...

 

Firewise Workshop

DIXIE – Area fire districts will host a FireWise Workshop in Dixie on July 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the building next to the WWCFD8 fire station, located at 10145 E. Hwy. 12. Hosts will provide an update on the 2017 fire...

 

Pioneer Kids Camp, July 18

WALLA WALLA – Fort Walla Walla Museum will host a Pioneer Kids Camp on July 18 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Children ages 9-11 are invited to attend at a cost of $30 ($25 for FWMM members), which includes a pizza lunch and souvenir. Kids will have...

 

Star Party at BMS

DAYTON - The Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library are sponsoring a star viewing party at the Blue Mountain Station, at 700 Artisan Way, in Dayton, on July 21. Guest speakers include; Marty Scott, Astronomy Instructor at Walla Walla College, Jeff...

 

Jams in July Class

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station will host the second of three educational classes in their canning series on Sun., July 30 from 1-3 p.m. The class will cover the principles of preparing and canning jams to ensure quality and food safety....

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 19, 2007 Grain growers in the Touchet Valley and surrounding countryside should be harvesting in full swing by this weekend. Throughout this week, local farmers started cutting to get the 2007 harvest under way, said J.E. McCaw,...

 

CORRECTION: NO PRESCOTT PARK CONCERTS

PRESCOTT - Last week The Times reported that the Prescott Parks & Rec. District had scheduled concerts by the Tri-Cities Steel Drum Band and Hand Picked Gospel band. That information was taken from the PJPRD website, and was outdated. There are...

 

XO Alambic Ribbon Cutting

DAYTON – Rusty Figgins will officially open the doors of his new craft distillery, XO Alambic, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Blue Mountain Station (700 Artisan Way) on July 14 at 6 p.m. Figgins will have runs of whiskey and brandy for...

 

Barnstorming Aircraft to Land at Martin Field

COLLEGE PLACE – The Pacific Northwest Air Tour will make its final stop at Martin Field Lane in College Place at 2 p.m. on Thurs., July 13. Over 40 planes will arrive Thurday afternoon and remain overnight to depart Friday morning. The event is...

 

Evening at the Depot Tickets Available

DAYTON - Wine by Dumas station, microbrew by Chief Springs Fire and Irons Brew Pub and hors d’oeuvres catered by Grassroot Gourmet, courtesy of McDonald Zaring Insurance, will be available at the Dayton Historical Depot Society’s annual Evening...

 

Birthdays

July 14: Karen Gregutt, Brett Tuttle, Pat Davis, Megan Price, Lauren Rohde. July 15: Howard Hays, Velma Sickles, Steve Witt, Mary Duncan, Ray Clayton, W.L. Clayton. July 16: Margaret Fitzekam, Judy Bauerlie, Karlee Young. July 17: Mack Garrett, Bill...

 

Dear Editor:

Divided since 9/11 I fear America has gone back to sleep – self satisfied and dead. I think about it every day. What am I living for? Could our unexamined lives not be worth the living? Though I write an unpopular letter I am still warm at age 93....

 

LIVE MUSIC

Summer Rock Camp participants will perform a live concert on Fri., July 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington Park (700 W. Cherry St.). The event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic or buy food on site from Tacos La Monarca. Live music by...

 

Comedy Tour

WALLA WALLA – The “Red, White, And Not Blue” Sips and Giggles Comedy Tour with Brad Upton and Vince Valenzuela will take place on Thurs., July 13, at the Courtyard Mariott (550 W. Rose, Walla Walla.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 13, 2017

Historic Liberty Theater Upgrades

DAYTON – Things are pretty quiet around Dayton's historic Liberty Theater these days – at least when it comes to the air conditioning and heating system. Theater Manager Kirsten Schober says she...

 

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