Articles from the February 10, 2022 edition

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Park Service permanently closes potentially dangerous access areas Palouse Falls State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission voted January 27 to permanently close access to potentially dangerous areas at the park after four deaths in recent years. The closure includes...

 By Justin Jaech    News    February 10, 2022

Dayton School board set date for public forum

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board convened a regular work session at 6 p.m. on February 2, 2022. Although both in-person and Zoom participation by the public was available, the meeting was sparsely attended by the public. There were two topics on the...

 By Karen Huwe    News    February 10, 2022

Exercise is Medicine! 

WAITSBURG-Mature exercisers (those 60 years and older) will have fun improving strength and balance at EnhanceFitness classes offered at Waitsburg Town Hall. The one-hour classes are led by...


At the Liberty: Nightmare Alley

DAYTON—In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is. The cast also...


Providence St. Mary receives government-funded nurses, CNA for COVID-19 surge

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center received contracted nursing support from the Washington State Department of Health and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to care for COVID-19 patients. Four registered nurses and one...


Waitsburg HASA hosting Father Daughter Dance March 5

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Home and School Association (HASA) will host a Father Daughter Dance on March 5, at the Waitsburg Town Hall. All dads and father figures are welcome to attend the dance, which... Full story


Reader question: What happened to Cynthia

Reader Question: The very first thing I read each week upon receipt of the WT is 'Pioneer Portraits'. I always find it interesting and sometimes humorous. My curiosity was piqued with the 2-5-1897... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    February 10, 2022

Real estate acquisition discussed at Monday Commissioner meeting

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners met Monday, February 7, for a regular meeting. Equipment use and acquisition, and real estate acquisition were a few of the topics covered. The...



WALLA WALLA—At the annual Showcase fundraiser this past Saturday, February 5th, the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days made several announcements about the upcoming 156th Fair. It honored a business and three individuals for their long-standing...


A change is needed to stop "tanking"

After the former Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores accused Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, of offering him a $100,000 bonus per game to lose, the issue of “tanking” must be addressed by sports franchises. I’m not sure when tanking...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    February 10, 2022

Wolfpack Girls Basketball Win

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-After missing the 2021 basketball season due to COVID, the middle school girls' basketball team got back on the court on Wednesday, February 2nd. DW Wolfpack girls hustled to a 23-21... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    February 10, 2022

Obenland & Low open Dayton office

DAYTON-Hail, fire, and drought are all words that make farmers shudder. Thankfully, farmers in the Touchet Valley can have a little more peace of mind, thanks to Obenland and Low. Pomeroy residents...


GWhiz! Donated electronics heading to Dayton residents in need

DAYTON-Old phones, computers, and tablets are getting a second chance, thanks to an unofficial project created and run by Dayton's Gordon Gerlitz. Gerlitz, who recently came out of retirement after ow... Full story


Blue Mountain Humane Society Announces New CEO

WALLA WALLA-Blue Mountain Humane Society announces today the appointment of Amanda Wernert as Chief Executive Officer. "I'm very honored to be joining the Blue Mountain Humane Society and working... Full story


Brad Trumbo Book Signing event at Royal Block

WAITSBURG—Join Times contributor, Brad Trumbo for a book signing event at Waitsburg's Royal Block Wine Bar on February 11th, 5:30-8:00pm. Enjoy fine wines, art, and causal discussion of literature and upland hunting in this unique... Full story


"It's a Man's World" in this song and in life

While some people study great philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato, my current frame of reference are more Broadway Musicals and popular songs. Lerner & Lowe’s clever lyrics, “Why...



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Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 9, 2012 A generous gift from the family of the late Dale Hutchens means the staff members of the Booker Rest Home will have new equipment to make their work easier and more... Full story


Mexican Spiced Brownies

In preparation for Valentine's Day, my attention naturally turns to food. The kitchen has always been an extension of my heart; cooking is an act of love. While flowers and little trinkets are...


Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than a day drive to the Tucannon Lakes or to Palouse Falls State Park. On a drive at the end of January, the Tucannon hills were covered in a dusting of...


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