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 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 26, 2023 

Bluewood Ski Resort unveils major mountain upgrades

DAYTON- Now that the ski season is in full swing, visitors at Bluewood Ski Resort are enjoying an array of recent improvements and upgrades, including a revamped food service area, additional parking...


Waitsburg Booster Club is back!

WAITSBURG-The purpose of a booster club is to provide support, funds for student activities, equipment, and expenses not covered by the district. The Waitsburg Booster Club has a long history as a... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 26, 2023 

Fairground athetic fields discussed at Waitsburg City Council

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at City Hall. Mayor Marty Dunn, City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe, and all council members were in attendance. After approval of the agenda and the last...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    January 26, 2023 

Waitsburg photographer and muscian creates digital pinhole images

WAITSBURG-A local musician, educator, instrument builder, photographer, and seeker of knowledge has combined camera obscura technology with digital convenience. Carrie Hendrix took a break from...


KR is back in town

WAITSBURG-Talented musician and songwriter Kellie Rose is coming back to Waitsburg. Since last visiting Waitsburg, she has settled back in Bellevue, Wash., where she has been performing and writing....

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 12, 2023

New businesses coming to Walla Walla Town Center

WALLA WALLA-At least two national chains are opening locations in Walla Walla. As reported in The Union-Bulletin on January 5, Planet Fitness and Burlington opening stores at the Walla Walla Town...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

131 Main

WAITSBURG-Local entrepreneurs Erin Elsey and Kimberly Smith are opening a new shop in Waitsburg. The shop, 131 Main, is full of products from the two owners' businesses, A-Ron's Rustic Designs and...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 5, 2023

Waitsburg School District special meeting explored admin options

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School Board held a special meeting on Monday, January 2, 2022, to discuss the school’s administration and superintendent search. Six members of the staff and two community members attended in person. Currently, the... Full story


Update on Port's Broadband project

The Port of Columbia's broadband project took great strides forward in 2022. Franchise agreements between the Port and Columbia County and the City of Dayton were approved, and fiber cable is on-site...



This stop-motion animation, written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, is not for the youngest kids. It is dark and has much more in common with "Pans Labyrinth" than Disney's classic. Pinocchio is... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 15, 2022

Waitsburg students and staff participate in SOS training

WAITSBURG—Staff, and students from Waitsburg High School participated in a Sources of Strength (SOS) training this past Wednesday, December 7. The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church hosted the event. Students received training to help fellow students...


First Juried show announced by Foundry Vineyards

WALLA WALLA-The Foundry Vineyards announced its first juried art show, which will open in February 2023. The deadline for artists to submit images to be considered is January 2, 2023. With the...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 8, 2022

Local youth programs in Valley Gift Guide

WALLA WALLA-The Valley Gift Guide, online and in print, gives donors an easy way to support the many nonprofit organizations that support health, education, daycare, food security, animal welfare,... Full story


Santa and Grinch at Ten Ton Coffee

Ten Ton Coffee had visits from a disruptive and Christmas phobic Grinch before the big guy, Mr. C, Santa, Old St. Nick came to town on Sunday. Justin Jaech Jr. was able to keep his wits as the green...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 1, 2022

Dayton Library board approved budget

DAYTON—The Board of Trustees held its regular meeting on Monday, November 28, 2022, which included a public meeting on the proposed budget. All Trustees were present for the meeting. Approximately 30 people attended in person, with another ten or...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 1, 2022

Family and friends bring Thanksgiving Potluck to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-This year, Gloria Wilson and her niece Becky Wilson, invited the community to a Thanksgiving Potluck at Waitsburg Town Hall. Everyone was welcome to attend and bring a side dish to share.... Full story


A Dickens retelling at Gesa

WALLA WALLA — Experience “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” in a creative retelling offered through the Live-Cinema program at Gesa Power House Theatre. Mark Gatiss, an actor and creator well known for his work in the series “Sherlock,...

 By Lane Gwinn    Sports    November 17, 2022

Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association

Walla Walla-Beginning in December, the riders of the Valley Girls Barrel Racing Association (VGBRA) will be taking their two-month hiatus from racing. The local organization is celebrating 61 years...


Music to be seen by

Waitsburg-Kellie Rose is a young, talented musician who has taken a break from Seattle to work on new music in Waitsburg. She will be at The Royal Block Saturday, November 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.,...


Weller Public Library lift has launched

WAITSBURG-On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Weller Public Library celebrated the inaugural use of the new ADA lift installed this year. The lift is in the rear of the building, offering access to all... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Goblins, ghosts, witches, and candy are coming

Activities this weekend include a Trunk or Treat at the Waitsburg Prespryterian Church Parking lot on Sunday; Axe Throwing at American 35, Friday; Witch Witches Dinner, 5 - 8pm Sunday; Gaudy Gals are... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    October 27, 2022

Waitsburg City Council on sirens, burn ban, flood prep

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg City Council met for its regular meeting on October 19 at City Hall. The hall was crowded with residents who showed up to support recommissioning the siren located on the roof of the Weller Public Library on Main Street....


Halloween television Review: More than one kind of vampire

The ghoulishly funny "What We Do In The Shadows" returned this summer with its fourth season. The television show from FX Network is also available on Hulu for streaming. The series is a...


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