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Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announces new fire chief

WAITSBURG-Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2 is excited to announce the new fire chief, Michael Moynihan, from San Francisco, California. Chief Moynihan began his position as the first paid...

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Starbuck School Superintendent due to retire Dec. 31

STARBUCK-The first thing you notice when you meet Starbuck School District Superintendent Kevin Graffis is what a big man he is. Graffis has played professional football, and as he begins to talk,...

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Willow Bill paddles the Snake River again

STARBUCK-If you see a traditional dugout canoe paddling down the Snake River over the next couple days, wave and say hi! Willow Bill is completing his second trek to the ocean, but not before...

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News from Bluewood Ski Resort

DAYTON-Kim Clark, General Manager of Bluewood Ski Resort, said the forecast is for a "good, strong snowfall all winter long," and he is keeping his fingers crossed. Clark said the goal for the...

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Waitsburg City Council report

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Tuesday, September 15, via conference call. All members of the Council were present. The Council reviewed an application for the first of a series of...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, history-making jurist, and national treasure, dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights, died on Friday at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 87. The cause was...

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NFL Week #3-­Cowboys vs. Seahawks

In week three, the Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The game is on Sunday at 1:25 PM on FOX. Seattle has managed to win its first two games of the season due to great...

Wrapping up the Mariners season

The Mariners’ chances to finish second place in the division and make the playoffs took a big hit last week when they had to travel to San Francisco and San Diego to play five games on the road. These games would have been played in Seattle if...

Frances Chvatal is the best candidate

The 16th Legislative District is changing. While the 16th LD is composed of Columbia and Walla Walla counties, most of southern Benton County, and Pasco, it is no longer predominately an agricultural region. Our region has a rich diversity in its...

MiTCHELL is trustworthy

Dear Editor: I’ve known Mike a long time. He was a trustworthy, straight talking friend to all as a teenager and hasn’t changed—he has become more so. His compassion runs deep and he understands how important it is for everyone to be heard....

Letter to the editor,

Letter to the editor, The Mayor and City Council Public Safety Standing Committee (“Committee”) contests claims made by Commissioner Ryan Rundell in the September 10, 2020 edition of The Times. As provided in the June 22, 2020 Press Release,...

Mayberry is that person

It is vital we vote for an effective advocate for our County Commissioner. Jenny Mayberry is that person. A successful local business woman, passionate in her giving and highly invested in our community. Her business supports a variety of projects...

BMLT streaming Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountain Land Trust is excited to announce the on-demand streaming of the thirteen-part series, Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains. The series explores the natural history of the northern Blue Mountains of Southeastern...

Wenaha Gallery to feature Kennewick artist

DAYTON—The Wenaha Gallery will feature artist Tanna Scott for the upcoming Art Event. Based in Kennewick, WA, Scott finds her inspiration in rough range cattle and roaming horses, focusing on Western and Rodeo art. Her work has brought viewers to...

Museum After Hours showing online

WALLA WALLA—The Fort Walla Walla Museum will be showing ‘The 1879 Blue Mountain Railroad- Detecting a Ghost’ Museum After Hours online. Log in to the Zoom video to experience the long-forgotten route of a railroad that steamed its way from...

Curbside Pick-up for Dayton Memorial Library patrons

DAYTON—Holds can be placed for library materials through the online catalog at www.DaytonML.org. Holds must be placed by noon the day before pick-ups begin. Pick-ups take place curbside at the library Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p. m....

Prescott students to return to the classroom

PRESCOTT—‘HOPE 2.0 is here!’ Prescott School District will be returning to in-person instruction starting Monday, October 5th. Superintendent Justin Bradford announced last week that the school district will be returning to a hybrid schedule,...

BURN BAN LIFTED

Per Fire District #2, the agriculture burn ban has been lifted North and West of Hiway 12. Contacting the Department of Ecology and other state agencies is...

Guidelines for keeping schools open in Columbia County

DAYTON—Dayton and Starbuck schools have opened with full attendance. Because Columbia County’s population is low, a few cases of COVID-19 can impact whether or not schools remain open. According to Martha Lanman at the County Health Department,...

COVID-19 vaccine update: Prioritization and pilot project plans

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health provided an update on progress being made toward a COVID-19 vaccine: Five federal regions (four states and a city) have been chosen to be pilot states in the CDC’s planning. Washington is not...

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Book Arts

Books are magical treasure troves of knowledge and art. Academics love books. It makes sense that places of study such as colleges and universities would house libraries of rare collections. The...

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Love in the time of COVID-19 (not cholera)

I am not, nor have I ever been accused of being a “romantic.” Even as a young girl, I didn’t fantasize about wearing a big white poufy wedding dress, or a white knight charming and romancing...

WWCSO

September 12 Unknown subject(s) broke a flagpole and stole a Donald Trump flag from residential driveway. Walla Walla Co. September 13 Deputies were dispatched to Piper Rd in Burbank for a domestic issue between mother, daughter. Daughter was taken...

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PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 23, 2010 [Photo caption] Dog handler Ann Moser from Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue and her Giant Schnauzer Watson examine Bob Bulota's cabin in Starbuck for scents. [Photo...

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Quick streaming reviews

Woke, Project Power, and Dora the Explorer: Lost City of Gold Woke [TVMA] Hulu Keef is an African-American cartoonist on the verge of mainstream success when an unexpected incident changes his life....

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My Octopus Teacher

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a...

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Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

Don’t be turned off by the list of ingredients. This goes together quickly. It had a five-star rating and we really liked it. Since rice takes 20 minutes, get that started first. I got the...

LEGAL NOTICES

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR CLARK COUNTY NO. 20 4 00835 06 Estate of DONNA M. CHINN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person...

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