Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition

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Waste not, want not, Waitsburg!

Remember the tree that blocked off W 2nd Street (Highway 124) after a recent windstorm? The tree made its way to local miller Ed Lambert, who has been busy making beautiful planks from the... Full story

 By Justin Jaech    News    April 21, 2022

Dayon City Council block progress on waste water treatment plant

DAYTON – The Dayton City Council met at 6 p.m., April 12, 2022. All Council members were present, Misty Yost, Tiger Dieu, Marchand Hovrud, Dain Nysoe, Laura Aukerman, Teeny McMunn, Kyle Anderson, a... Full story


Port shuts down Touchet Valley Trail funding

DAYTON – Actions taken by the Port Commisioners at the April 13, meeting may have ended years of work on the Touchet Valley Trail Project. The meeting at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth B... Full story


Cougar 2003 - 2022

Cougar died April 11, 2022. He was 19 years old. He was born feral behind the Waitsburg Hardware Store. So, he was trapped and neutered and became the store cat. Cougar greeted customers at the cash... Full story


Questions over WWTP vote

Dear Editor, After Dayton City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 12th, I sent a letter to Mayor Weatherford and the council asking the following questions: Is there an alternative plan to bring our city into compliance for wastewater treatment? Will... Full story


At the Liberty: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

DAYTON—The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knu... Full story


Donnie Henderson

After being called by God to serve Him for nearly a century, Donnie Ruth Henderson, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Born August 8, 1930, in Pine Bluff,... Full story


August 8, 1930-April 13, 2022

WALLA WALLA—United Way of the Blue Mountains is excited to announce the return of its virtual singing competition to our region. Sing United: Clash of the Blue Mountain Beats will celebrate and recognize great musical talent in Columbia, Umatilla, M...


Summer jobs for youth available with National Park Service  

WALLA WALLA– Are you interested in a summer position with the National Park Service? Whitman Mission National Historic Site is recruiting up to two individuals for its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The eight-week program starts Monday, J...


Kim Clark

Kim Clark April 15, 1956 – August 31, 20 April 23, 2022, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Best Western Plus, Dayton Please join us for a light lunch and to celebrate Kim’s life. Please bring stories or memories to share....


Board of Health not to require Covid-19 vaccines for school entry

OLYMPIA – On April 13, the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) voted not to include COVID-19 in the state’s immunization requirements for school entry at this time. As stated in today’s SBOH meeting, the Washington State Department of Healt...


Goble announces candidacy for Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 3

WALLA WALLA—Darren Goble announces his intent to run for the Walla Walla County Commissioner District 3 seat that is currently held by Greg Tompkins who is retiring after his term later this year. Darren is a lifelong farmer and businessman in the T...


Powerhouse Boards: Free Sherwood Trust workshop on nonprofit board membership

WALLA WALLA—This spring, learn with Nancy Bacon and Rebecca Zanatta about how to serve on a nonprofit board of directors. This workshop is a deep dive into how to build a nonprofit board, know the board member job, and work well together as a b...


Imagination Library comes to town

Listening to Jolene while working a 9-5 might be where your mind goes when you think of Dolly, but mine goes straight to books. In December 2021, The Times received a press release from the United...


Tulips in the Snow

Schizophrenia doesn't even begin to describe the weather this "spring." Daniel declared, "this year, I'm not planting anything until May, even before the snow predictions." I rolled my eyes and...


Brick House NV House Red Pinot Noir #2

The first NV (Non-Vintage) Brick House Red was introduced last year in response to the 2020 smoke taint issues that affected some Oregon vineyards. In this second release, the winery has blended...



Ten Year Ago April 19, 2012 Jerry and Peggy Hall at Prescott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 14. They were married on Friday the 13 of April in Waitsburg. Peggy’s maiden name was Dorsey. Jerry was working at Bills T...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    April 21, 2022

Picadillo Enchiladas

Over the years, my love for cooking, (mixed with my desire to learn more about half of my ancestry), has led me on a journey exploring the food traditions of Mexico. Some of the discoveries I've made...


Again with the snow?

Waitsburg from Middle Waitsburg Road, after last weeks unexpected, late spring snow. The city and valley saw snow, sleet, hail, sun, wind, and blue skies all in one day....

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 21, 2022

New electronic pitch calling system in MLB

I’ll admit I’m not a fan of most of the changes that Major League Baseball has made to the game over the years. Expanded playoffs, Inter-league games, an additional division in each league, the luxury tax, and the unbalanced schedule are just a few...


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