Fundraising efforts paying off for the Dayton Country Club's irrigation system project

DAYTON—This is year two of the Dayton Country Club’s five-year strategic plan to achieve financial independence and sustainability for the Touchet Valley Golf Course, said Sean Thurston who has...

Corps employees develop device for safer fish passage at Little Goose Dam

WALLA WALLA-Two U.S. Army Corps employees at Little Goose Lock and Dam created a device that removed debris blockages within the dam. Mechanical Engineering Technician Jay Haugen and Maintenance...

Area fireworks ordinances

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Each county and city in the area has its own fireworks ordinances. Are you aware of your local regulations? The City of Walla Walla allows fireworks to...

Walla Walla County's application for modified Phase 3 on hold

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County’s application to move into a modified Phase 3 of the Safe Start Washington plan has been put on hold. Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman placed Walla Walla County’s application for a modified...

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met Wednesday, June 24 via conference call. All council members were present. The council discussed the six-year transportation plan, local coronavirus relief...

Garbe Reser's experience and accomplishments are unmatched

Dear Editor: Primary election day is approaching.  Early voting begins on July 17th.  Danielle Garbe Reser is the Democratic Party candidate for the 16th legislative district senate seat. Her experience, accomplishments, and commitment to...

Black Lives Matter organizers ask for changes

Dear Editor: On behalf of Black Lives Matter Walla Walla, we, the organizers, demand that the Walla Walla Police Department be held to the highest standards as they work to protect our community. We support Black Lives Matter. We take a firm stance...

Dayton library's summer program introduces 'Fitbit for Reading'

DAYTON—The Columbia County Rural Library District is moving ahead with summer programing despite the pandemic. Young readers are encouraged to sign up for their new Summer Reading Program, which began on June 15. The program gets a technological...

Lap swimming opens at Veteran's Memorial Pool

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla’s Veterans Memorial Pool opened for lap swimming on Monday, June 29. Patrons must reserve a lap swim lane to enter the facility. Lap lanes are available for 45-minute reservations. The city encourages people...

Washington State food security update

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Food Assistance program distributed 1.3 million pounds of food and served more than 192,000 clients during the week of June 25. In addition, during the first two weeks of June, WSDA and...

Retired Gen. James Mattis urges Washingtonians to stay united, wear face coverings to fight COVID-19

CAMP MURRAY, Wash.—As communities across the state experience spikes in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, former U.S. Defense Secretary, and Richland, WA native, Gen. (R) James Mattis is urging Washingtonians to follow physical distancing...

Curious about this summer's wildfire season?

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) posts a detailed map of current Fire Danger warnings on their site located at https://burnportal.dnr.wa.gov/. In eastern Washington, this new fire danger rating system was...

Swim the Snake cancelled

The Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council recently announced that the annual Swim the Snake event has been sidelined due to COVID-19. Organizers said that due to the increase in COVID-19 cases; and the need to mask up in...

Application deadline July 23 for Prescott school board position

PRESCOTT—Prescott School District No. 402-37 is actively seeking a School Board Director for an at-large position. Only a person who resides within the boundaries of the Prescott School Director District may apply. To see if you reside within the...

Washington will pause on county progressions to Phase 4

Governor Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced on Saturday, June 27 that the Washington State Department of Health is putting a pause on counties moving to Phase 4 of the Safe Start recovery plan. Eight counties were eligible...

The new kitchen cometh

We have started the kitchen remodel. The discordant sound of drills, hammers, compressors, and cursing is ongoing. The cabinets have been ordered, we need to fix our ski slope floor, the appliances...

Mask ideas for the unwilling

So, you might ask, what have I been doing these past four weeks besides trying and failing to turn a two-day trip to South Bend into an unauthorized Indiana Jones sequel? Nothing earth-shattering,...

Wilderness Hues

Climbing the mountainside, the temperature began to drop with the elevation gain. A welcomed change from the 90-plus degree heat in the Walla Walla Valley. In the truck bed lay my frame pack, stuffed...

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago July 21, 2011 2011 Harvest Issue: Better late than never Delayed by a cold, wet spring, growers look forward to good yields from wheat, peas, and garbanzo harvests. [Photo caption] Fear factor: Susan Hosticka of Dayton is covered by...

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

I have shared this before. Always I get compliments to say it is the best-baked beans they’ve ever had. There are a lot of great baked bean recipes. This one is unusual as it has pineapple, onion,...

Out on a noodle

I needed to get out of town for a while last Saturday morning, so pointed my old RAV4 northward, with no particular place to go (thank you, Chuck Berry). My friend Leslie Cain called it "noodling,"...

WWCSO

June 25  Theft of riding lawnmower from 282 Ray Blvd. in Burbank, WA. Reporting party in the 57 block of Farmland Road reported being scammed out of money. Report of three juveniles spray painting graffiti at Bennington Lake. June 26  Deputies...

The Cookie Chronicles

Nostradamus was a 16th-century mystic whose predictions of the then-distant future are still quoted in some quarters. His detractors, on the other hand, say that his predictions are so vague they can...

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00068-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: BETTY JEAN TURLEY, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been...

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