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 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019

Bears in the Burg

WAITSBURG-Facebook was filled with posts of multiple sightings of a mama bear and cub on the southeast end of Waitsburg on the evening of June 13. Residents lined the streets to get a look at the...

 

MCT hosts free youth acting workshops

WALLA WALLA—The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will offer two free workshops at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla on June 25 and 26. First up is an Acting Workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday 26 from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. Participants will learn some...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019

Port of Columbia update

COLUMBIA COUNTY-One of the Port of Columbia's many projects was helping to organize a successful Career Day event, with representatives of twenty-seven different careers, at Dayton High school in...

 

BOCC approves creation of Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON—On Monday the BOCC adopted Resolution 2019-34 establishing a countywide Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) and Resolution 2019-35 adopting a ballot measure establishing a general excess levy for the operations and maintenance of that...

 

Watershed partnership reauthorized

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Washington State Legislature re-authorized the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, for two years, which will be a time of transition for the organization. The organization was also allocated $500,000 in funding,...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Public Comment Parks & Recreation Board Chair Danielle Carpenter provided an update regarding the Parks & Recreation Board. Carpenter said the committee has decided to focus on events and engagements in the near future and will take over maintenance...

 

Trails plan receives state recognition

OLYMPIA, Wash.—The Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan was one of 13 2019 Smart Communities Award winners recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. The honor is given to programs that promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to...

 

New at the Libraries

Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m. "Courting Mr....

 

Talk About Art

If you think 101 Dalmatians is impressive, you should see 103 carved fish. That's how many wooden fish sculptures Tom Schirm, a habitat biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

 

Columbia County adopts a panhandling ordinance, county road resolutions

DAYTON-An ordinance addressing panhandling in Columbia County is on its way to being codified into law after unanimous approval by the Board of County Commissioners, on June 3. Panhandling The...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 20, 2019

Suze's Travels

WAITSBURG-Licensed equine massage therapist, Suze Wood, recently returned from an educational expedition to western France. She traveled to attend practicum for certification as a master saddle...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 20, 2019

Edwin Encarnación traded to Yankees for Juan Then

Another Mariner player was traded over the weekend. This time it was the current American League home run leader Edwin Encarnación. He was sent to the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Juan...

 

MLB American League Leaders

ERA Batting Average L. Giolito CHW 2.22 J. Polanco MIN .332 J. Odorizzi MIN 2.24 T. Anderson CHW .315 C. Morton TB 2.37 A. Meadows TB .314 J. Verlander HOU 2.41 D. LeMahieu NYY .312 M. Minor TB 2.63 M. Brantley HOU .311 Wins Home Runs L. Giolito CHW...

 

Family Forward program helps parents pay child support

KENNEWICK – There are still openings in a program providing free job training and support services for parents in Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties. Over the next two years the Families Forward Washington program, sponsored by...

 

Legal Notices

PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 402-37 WALLA WALLA AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES, WASHINGTON NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Prescott School District No. 402-37, Walla Walla and Columbia... Full story

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 20, 2019

Ranger districts provide updates

DAYTON-Personnel from the Pomeroy and Walla Walla Ranger Districts of the Umatilla National Forest hosted a public meeting in Dayton last week to share information about the Districts and discuss...

 

Fun & Games

Cartoons, puzzles and games for the week. Good luck!...

 
 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    June 20, 2019

Strawberry Fields Salad

As soon as you read, “Strawberry Fields” didn’t the Beatles song, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ come to mind? And now that will be stuck in your head today Fresh strawberries are on. I...

 

All Wheels Weekend 2019

Skies were clear and the weather was warm for Dayton's 25th Anniversary All Wheels Weekend....

 

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