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Dayton realtors say local housing market is strong

DAYTON—Garry Snyder, owner of Christy’s Realty in Dayton said local home sales remain strong, in spite of the state mandated restrictions on in-person meetings, put in place to help prevent the...

Lamberts stepping away from corn crop

WAITSBURG-Summer BBQ menus are going to be a little less sweet in Waitsburg this summer. After 30 years of growing a secret variety of sweet corn, Ed and Cathy Lambert are retiring to focus on...

Business owner sets her own standards

WALLA WALLA—Individual business owners in Walla Walla are all managing Governor Inslee's mask wearing proclamation in their own unique ways. Cugini's Italian Import Foods on Wallula in Walla Walla...

Walla Walla School District considers AM/PM split schedule

WALLA WALLA—Recent survey results, representing feedback from nearly 2,000 Walla Walla Public Schools parents, provided district staff critical guidance as they begin finalizing Fall 2020 reopening plans. Results from this recent survey, in...

Secretary of State responds to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on faithless electors

OLYMPIA—On Monday, June 6 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Washington state’s “faithless elector” laws. The Office of the Secretary of State won the lower-court rulings in both the state Superior and Supreme courts, and these...

Walla Walla YMCA to offer Virtual Membership

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla YMCA is currently open with significant Phase 2 restrictions in place. Only members may visit, locker rooms will have limited access, there is a health screening at entry,...

Columbia Hospital Chief advocates for assisted-living cottages

To the editor: Too many times in life an event leads to an abrupt change in a reactive manner versus proactive, planned approaches to change. Sometimes this is hard to avoid but in the case of choosing to age in place, most people will tell you...

Letters

Editor, The Waitsburg Times Publisher has this to say after attending the Peace Rally in Walla Walla: “The topic of our country’s systemic racism and its effects on people of color is difficult to hear.”   She continues, “It was a big...

Experience Counts!

Dear Editor: We are fortunate indeed to have a remarkably experienced and qualified candidate running for the State Senate this year. Danielle Garbe-Reser, was born, raised, and educated in Eastern Washington. On September 10, 2001, she began...

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

June 19 The reporting party in 1300 block of Barleen Drive was scammed out of 1,000 dollars, Walla Walla. June 22 A hit and run occurred in the county at an address on Interchange Road over the weekend. Walla Walla County. June 24 Reporting Party...

Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties approved to move to modified Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan

OLYMPIA—On July 3, Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties to move to a modified Phase 1 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan. Effective July 3, the following activities are permitted in...

Two candidate forums to be held next week

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) are hosting two candidate forums next week.    The County Commissioners and Superior Court Judges will be at...

Port of Columbia announces additional grants for emergency small business support

DAYTON—The State of Washington has announced additional grants for emergency small business support funded through the federal CARES Act. Details will be posted in the Port of Columbia newsletter, as they become available. The grants will be...

Pendleton Round-up cancelled

PENDLETON, Ore.—For only the third time in its history, The Pendleton Round-Up has been cancelled. Organizers could not ensure the safety of the community due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Happy...

Department of Commerce announces additional Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Small Business Administration expanded the eligibility criteria for the EIDL program earlier in June. Small businesses may check eligibility and apply for an EIDL on the U.S. Small Business Administration website,...

Tech Talk: So you've been hacked

WAITSBURG-It happens often enough, scrolling through one's timeline to find a friend or acquaintance posting about their accounts having been hacked, but has it ever happened to you? Once in 2005 my...

Waitsburg visitor

Anna Newell is 14 years old and is visiting from Ponca City, Oklahoma. She is the granddaughter of Karl and Marianne Newell and learned to weld last year while visiting Waitsburg. Anna has been...

Rustic Apricot Galette

I wasn’t sure what a “Galette” was. It’s basically a fruit tart, using whichever fruit you would like. This one used apricots. When I looked it up, there are a wide variety of variations. This one is quick, especially if you use a store...

Happy Birthdays!

July 9: Michael Henze. July 10: Bob Butler, Billie Leroue, Patricia Dunn, Roberta Osborne, Bob Swenson, Michael Kiefel, Rami Feryn, Al Thompson. July 11: Susa Roberts. July 12: Judy Townsend, Dick Surry, Lynette Newbill, Bill Duckworth, Deandra...

Reader photo

Jasper Morrow snapped this photo from the safety of his car at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Sunday as a young moose took a lap around the race track. The moose was later seen wandering...

Legal Notices

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Walla Walla Christian Flores, Case No. 19-3-00257-36 Sergio Flores Sandoval, Respondent. The State of Washington to Sergio Flores Sandoval You are hereby summoned to appear within...

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