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Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition

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 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 1, 2021

Aloha from Maui!

Aloha from Maui! The waves were perfect on June 23, for perfect boarding at Beach Big, Makena State Park. The beach is nearly 1.5 miles long, making it one of the most popular beaches on the island....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 1, 2021

Sprinklers not Sparklers

WAITSBURG — Many state, county, and city officials ask the public to celebrate the Fourth of July without home fireworks this year. The Pacific Northwest is experiencing extreme heat conditions causing serious concerns over health and fire safety...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 1, 2021

Uncertainty after termination of key employees at Dayton City Hall

DAYTON-It has been two weeks since Dayton Mayor Zac Weatherford terminated the employment of the City Administrator, Trina Cole, the Planning and Community Development Director, Meagan Hayes, and the...

 

At the Liberty: A Quiet Place Part II

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly...

 

Columbia County Children's Fund is accepting grant applications

SPOKANE – The Columbia County Children’s Fund grant program at Innovia Foundation is currently accepting applications from organizations that serve children in Columbia County. The Columbia County Children’s Fund provides support to...

 

Thanks from the family of Greg Davis

The family of Greg Davis would like to sincerely thank our many relatives and friends for the cards, food, flowers, phone calls, messages, comfort, and kindness shown to us during this difficult time...

 

Br-r-r-ring on the Games!

ATHENA, OR — Athena Caledonian Games continues its long history of Highland Gatherings in Athena, Oregon with a day of family fun at Athena City Park on Saturday, July 10. Starting with a parade on Main Street at 9:00 AM, you are invited to go to...

 

Columbia County Library thanks those who made lift/elevator possible

DAYTON – On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Columbia County Rural Library District celebrated the inaugural ride for its new lift/elevator that serves both floors of the library and the Delany...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The past year and a half has been an eye opening experience for me; I have learned that straying away from the pushed narrative, thinking for myself, and getting opinions or advice from other sources is considered dangerous, resulting... Full story

 

Library Board of Trustees met to fill vacancies

WAITSBURG — The Weller Library Board of Trustees met on June 23 at the Weller Library in Waitsburg. The three current board members, Jim Leid, Becky Huwe, and Elenora Montgomery, were in attendance. Librarian Rosie Warehime, Lane Gwinn, and Terry... Full story

 

Recent Walla Walla residential fire is a reminder of importance of smoke alarms.

WALLA WALLA — At 12:02 p.m. on June 24, 2021, crews from Walla Walla Fire Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1731 Portland Ave., with a report that a heater in the hallway was on fire. Walla Walla County Fire...

 

Inslee statement on June 30 reopening

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today ahead of Washington’s upcoming June 30 reopening for individuals and businesses preparing to return to normal capacity and operations. “Washington has come a long way since the first...

 

Walla Walla postpones July 4 fireworks display due to risk of fire

WALLA WALLA — At a June 29, 2021, special meeting, the Walla Walla City Council did not express objection to the proposal of city officials to postpone the city’s July 4 fireworks display because of the current extreme heat and dry conditions.... Full story

 

Don't forget your mask after June 30

OLYMPIA – The Secretary of Health’s mask order will remain in place even after June 30, which means that people who are not fully vaccinated need to continue to wear a face mask in public indoor settings even when things start to go back to... Full story

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    July 1, 2021

Beware of Algae for Summer Swimming Safety

The dog days are close at hand, and with a record heatwave happening as we speak, what better way to beat the heat than to head down to your favorite swimming hole with "Rover" in tow. Few things are...

 

Ice Queen and Garden Serf

I am now officially and happily the Ice Queen. Just in time for the brutal heat wave that struck this week, we finally have a functioning ice machine. Sometimes, the small pleasures in life (albeit...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 1, 2021

Why is July 1 Bobby Bonilla Day?

We’ve all heard stories about professional athletes that have squandered millions in salary and ended up homeless. The following story is not one of those. It is about a great decision made by a...

 

Notes from the Waitsburg Gun Range

A reminder that the area is exceptionally dry and there is a burn ban in effect. If you plan to use the gun range at this time, please do not use metal targets unless they are provided by the range or muzzleloaders. To those who must be out in this...

 

July exhibit at Combine Art Collective

Walla Walla – The July exhibit at Combine Art Collective will feature work by Sheilia Coe and Dianna Woolley. After retiring, Shelia Coe, pursued her other interests, including becoming a Master...

 
 By Mike Ferrians    Specials    July 1, 2021

Walla Walla Rock Camp Times Two

Groovy Session One of Walla Walla Rock Camp is in the history books. As I write this, Session Two is in progress. I've been aware of Rock Camp for years through the involvement of friends in the...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago June 30, 2011 Waitsburg residents and visitors noticed several weeks ago how each of the entrances to town – eastbound Highway 124, northbound Highway 12 and westbound Highway 12 – got new welcoming banners with the words...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 1, 2021

Falafel with Garlic Tahini Sauce

Sometimes, after a long night serving $200 dinners (see my article about tasting menus on page 12) I would stop at the Aladdin Gyro-cery, in Seattle's University District, for a cheap late-night...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 1, 2021

Tasting, Tasting, 1, 2, 3...

Having worked as a server at some of Seattle's best restaurants, I've had the honor of working for some of the finest chefs in the city. The more time you spend with great chefs, the better you...

 

2021 Gardens and Patios on Parade

Dayton Historical Depot Society presented a day of local gardens and patios. Between noon and 4 p.m. guests were able to visit six properties, enjoy music by the Calico Bones, Pasiley DeSiga, Tammy...

 

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