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 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Columbia County to receive $385,583 in PILT funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 21, eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) announced the 2019 Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program disbursements totaling more than $3.5...

 By Randy Charles    News    June 27, 2019

Home Emergency Care

When a medical emergency occurs the City of Waitsburg and its surrounding homes and farms face challenges, as do all rural areas, in EMS response times and transport times to an emergency room. This monthly column, written by former firefighter and...


Providence donates $15,000 to BMAC

WALLA WALLA-Providence St. Mary Medical Center has donated $15,000 to the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) for its new Community Service Center. BMAC has purchased an 11,000-square-foot building...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Prescott Pool receives $50,000 Sherwood Trust impact grant

WAITSBURG—The Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District received a $50,000 Sherwood Trust Core Grant to aid with pool repairs and facility improvements earlier this month. The District was one of...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Prescott Pool makes quick repair recovery

PRESCOTT—As the only area pool open last week, aside from Walla Walla, a flex pipe leak was the last thing the Prescott pool needed. Nonetheless, quick thinking by pool staff and help from Dunning Irrigation made for a quick repair and only...

 By Michele Smith    News    June 27, 2019

Dayton City Council Update

DAYTON— On May 28, City Administrator Trina Cole attended a meeting with representatives from the state Dept. of Ecology, the Washington Water Trust, the Confed. Tribes of the Umatilla Indian...

 By Brianna Wray    News    June 27, 2019

Ending on a High Note

WAITSBURG-Switchgrass Delta has returned from their trip to Ireland where they performed in the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival. In a town half the size of Waitsburg they have music festivals...

 By Brianna Wray    News    June 27, 2019

Doughty Home for Veteran Women Grand Opening

WALLA WALLA-Visitors were welcome to tour the new Doughty Home for Veteran Women (DHVW) and browse literature at their grand opening Sun., June 23. The Doughty Home for Veteran Women is a nonprofit,...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Drive-through history

WAITSBURG-The Times got a little drive-through history lesson last week when a gentleman stopped in to check out the building and shared that he was following the trail his grandfather had taken while...

 By Dena Martin    News    June 27, 2019

Downtown history lessons

WAITSBURG-History buffs, or anyone interested in learning a little more about Waitsburg's past, need only walk to the north end of Main Street for a mini history lesson. Main Street Bridge While the...


Legal Notices

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Walla Walla No. (18-3-00185-36) Maria De La Luz Garcia Correa, Petitioner, Salvador Alvarez Islas, Respondent. The State of Washington to the Salvador Alvarez Islas: You are hereby... Full story


MLB American League Leaders

ERA Batting Average C. Morton TB 2.31 J. Polanco MIN .326 M. Minor TEX 2.52 M. Brantley HOU .322 J. Odorizzi MIN 2.58 D. LeMahieu NYY .322 J. Verlander HOU 2.59 T. Anderson CHW .319 F. Montas OAK 2.70 R. Devers BOS .309 Wins Home Runs L. Giolito CHW...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 27, 2019

A look at some Mariner prospects close to the majors

Since the season has gone off the rails and more trades are likely on the way, I thought it would be a good time to look at some prospects that are close to major league ready in the farm system....


Washington State Parks named national award finalist

OLYMPIA—The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is a finalist for the 2019 Nati...


Puzzles Fun & Games

Good luck!...

 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    June 27, 2019

Scott's Soccer Practice Bars

I cut this out of the back of the sugar sack, thinking I'd try it someday. Yesterday was cool enough for me to get interested in baking. I made an old fashioned rhubarb crisp with blueberries and thes... Full story


Monday Funday

WAITSBURG-June 21 may have been the official first day of summer, but for Waitsburg kids, Monday was the real summer kick-off with the opening of the City Pool, the first day of the Summer Reading...


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