Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition

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Kids Night Out

It was Kids Night at the Fire Station on June 28 on Main Street downtown Waitsburg. The Columbia Walla Walla County, Fire District 2 opened the doors and water pumps to entertain and cool off... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 6, 2023

Quilts of Valor for July 4th

DAYTON-Three local veterans were awarded Quilts of Valor at the War Memorial in Dayton on Independence Day. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit organization created in 2003. It has presented over 327,000...


County will put pool district on November ballot

DAYTON—The Columbia County Commissioners held a public hearing on the petition to form the Columbia County Pool District on Monday, July 3, 2023. Chuck Belany and Lisa Naylor, representing the Just Friends of the Pool, presented to the board asking...


A second petition to vote on the CCRLD has been filed

DAYTON—In a Facebook post dated June 30, 2023, Jessica Ruffcorn said she had successfully collected over 180 new signatures on a second petition to dissolve the Columbia County Rural Library District. “The Times” reached out to Ruffcorn but she...


At the Liberty:"Elemental"

“Elemental” is an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire, water, land, and air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy,... Full story


James Richard Abel

James Richard Abel was born in Dayton, Washington to Estella O. and Chester A. Abel. James survived his beloved wife, Patsy, for another 13 years after her passing. He had made a promise that they... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    July 6, 2023

Onyx Farms welcomes kids from The Club

DAYTON-Kids from The Club in Dayton will participate in community gardening this summer at Onyx Farms at Blue Mountain Station. Last fall, the Port of Columbia leased the 1/2 acre plot next to the...


Rabid Bats Found in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties

Columbia County—Rabid bats were identified in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties in June. Columbia County Health Department received notification on June 28, 2023 from the Washington State Public Health Laboratory of a bat presumed to have rabies.... Full story

 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    July 6, 2023

Palouse Outdoors: Sharing the Land and conservation values

Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) is known as the visionary behind modern wildlife and habitat management. He understood the connection between ecosystem integrity and wildlife abundance and diversity....

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 6, 2023

Barnard Griffin 2022 Rosé of Sangiovese

I’m not generally a believer that gold medals mean a wine is any good. They’re given out like participation awards at dozens of for-profit wine competitions all over the country. But this...



Ten Years Ago July 4, 2013 There’s something new cooking at Ye Town Hall these days – Tamales! Anita Hernandez of Granny’s Hot Tamales is utilizing the commercial kitchen at Town Hall as home... Full story

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 6, 2023

Raspberry Rhubarb Pie

As any avid gardener can attest to, the passing of each season is measured less by specific days on the calendar, and more by the fluid schedule of when certain plants bloom or have edibles ready to...


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