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Wildfire season takes toll on small Washington towns

WASHINGTON—The small town of Lind, located approximately 75 miles from Spokane, was temporarily evacuated on August 4 as a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of roughly 500 residents. The...

CCHS assited living facilities close to opening

DAYTON-On Monday, Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire led The Times on a tour of one of the four cottages at Rivers Walk Assisted Living. The nearly completed cottage we toured was the...

Providence St. Mary Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $125K

WALLA WALLA—The Providence St. Mary Foundation held its annual golf tournament on July 22, 2022, and raised a record-breaking $125,000. Over 170 people came out to support the event and participate in the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the...

Dayton Kiwanis to Celebrate 100 Years of history and service

DAYTON-100 years! The Dayton Kiwanis Club has set the date of its Centennial celebration for Saturday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barn at Blue Meadows on North Touchet Road. Kim Lyonnais, club...

End of Summer Movie Night at CCRLD

DAYTON—The Columbia County Library is hosting an “End of Summer Movie Night” for its Summer Reading Program on Friday, August 12, from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. To fit with this year’s theme of “Oceans of Possibilities,” the library will...

Clothing giveaways in August, September

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Christian Church is currently holding a clothing drive for an upcoming clothing giveaway for all residents. The church is currently accepting donations of gently-used clothing for the drive. The donated clothing must be clean,...

Walla Walla Community College Open House Aug.18

  Walla Walla-Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) invites future college students, parents, and others to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 18. The event will be held at the...

At the Liberty: "Minions: The Rise of Gru"

DAYTON—Minions: The Rise of Gru - Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970’s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.  It is not going particularly well.  When Gru...

WWSO asking for public's assistance regarding August 5 shooting

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is asking for the public’s help regarding a shooting incident that occurred on August 5. Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, WWSO deputies were dispatched to Nightingale Canyon, just east of...

Society for Creative Anachronism unfolds Newcomers and Sergeanty Trials

WAITSBURG-The Inland Empire's Society for Creative Anachronism will bring festivities to Waitsburgs Preston Park on August 12-14. With the tents and arenas set up at the city park, members of SCA...

Superintendent Reykdal Releases Plan for Work Experience in School to Contribute to Graduation

OLYMPIA—Nearly 30% (45,000–55,000) of Washington’s high school students are employed. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a plan to allow students ages 16 and up to earn elective credits toward graduation through verified paid work...

All things (relatively) relative

With my car freshly washed, lubed and oiled, and gassed, my playlist relatively perfected, I put the top down and hit the road for my four-hour drive to Seattle last Friday. I was heading to the last...

Curried Chicken Skewers & Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

During the summer months, we tend to eat most of our evening meals out on the backyard deck. Enjoying the golden light of summer dusk, while watching little swallows zip across the yard, everything...

Gärd 2019 Chardonnay

Gärd 2019 Chardonnay Chardonnay two weeks in a row? Why not! I’ve been researching a deep dive into Chardonnays from Washington, Oregon and California and this beauty from Gärd is one of the...

Harris Park-Before and After the Flood

Harris Park is located 15 miles southeast of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. It is an excellent place to camp and close enough to enjoy a day trip to picnic in the day use area.   Before the flood of...

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 9, 2012 The 1889 "Vollmer House" has finally come to be known as the "Davis House" after about 50 years of the family inhabiting it. Joyce Davis, who moved into the home on...

The Mother of All Battles

I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch the stories you read here are mostly true. The Bahrain night of January 16, 1991,...

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