Articles from the July 14, 2022 edition

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Summer nights in Waitsburg

Mild summer weather brought the Mythical / Movable Blue Mountain Bluegrass Jam outside on Friday, July 8. Next door, patrons at the Royal Block Wine Bar took advantage of the free show as they sat...

 By Beka Compton    News    July 14, 2022

New pool is top priority on P&R survey

Anonymous donor gives $10k. WAITSBURG –A movement is growing in Waitsburg to see a municipal pool return to town. Waitsburg Parks and Recreation received responses from 110 community members to its...

 By Justin Jaech    News    July 14, 2022

Interim Superintendent attends School Board meeting

DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met at 6:08 p.m. on Wednesday, July 06, 2022, in the High School Auditorium and on Zoom. The meeting was delayed for eight minutes because of technical problems with Zoom. All board members were present except for...


At the Liberty:"Lightyear"

DAYTON—Lightyear is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy (in Toy Story) - follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. The Rotten Tomatoes website describes this movie as: “Legendary s... Full story


Walla Walla Fair Entry Deadline is August 5

WALLA WALLA—The 2022 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days opens August 31 and if you’re planning to exhibit your cow, goat, horse, cake, quilt, painting, whatever (there’s a class for it – whatever it is), the deadline to submit your entry form...


KingSlack new commander of USACE Walla Walla Division

WALLA WALLA—Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington on July 8. Col. Aaron L. Dorf, deputy commander of the Corps...


Walla Walla County Primary ballots mailed July 13

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—All ballot testing, processing, tabulation, and canvassing meetings take place at the Elections Office, 315 W. Main St., Room 203, Walla Walla. Accessible voting is also available at this location. Offices in Primary Election...


WWSO notified of body found in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—On July 6, at 4:11 p.m, Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised by dispatch that a citizen found human remains east of Walla Walla, in the county. WWSO detectives, deputies, and members of the Walla Walla Regional...


Exchange Club of Walla Walla donates Freedom Shrine to Waitsburg Library

WAITSBURG- On June 30, 2022, the Exchange Club of Walla Walla donated and installed a 20-document acrylic Freedom Shrine to the Weller Public Library. Most known for its child-abuse prevention... Full story


Dayton wares at WW Farmers Market

Dayton businesses were front and center at the Downtown Walla Walla Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9. Left to right: Regina Weldert, owner of Rey's Roast, Joan Monteillet, owner of Monteillet...


WWCC announces Warrior Pledge scholarship

 WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) announced the launch of Warrior Pledge, a new scholarship program that will provide free tuition and other support to eligible students, enabling them to enroll at WWCC regardless of their financia... Full story


Andrew Jackson Robertson

Waitsburg resident Andrew Jackson Robertson, 89, passed away July 2, 2022. There will be a Public Viewing on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 3pm to 6pm at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 The Dalles Military Rd, Walla Walla. Funeral Service on... Full story


Columbia REA announces More Powerful Together Community Grant program

Columbia REA is currently accepting applications for its 2022 More Powerful Together Community Grant Program. Grant funding will be available to selected organizations from Milton-Freewater, Or., Walla Walla County, and Columbia County. The goal of...


WWSO school training in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla Sheriff department will be conducting special training at Waitsburg secondary schools this Monday, July 18 starting at 7:30 a.m. This is training for the sheriff’s department only.... Full story

 By Popo Ott    Specials    July 14, 2022

Mae West – Popo Ott

What will follow is a story which appeared as filler in the Naval Institute "Proceedings," If I recall correctly. It was just a brief, little blurb, but I have never forgotten it. In the summer of...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 14, 2022

Comedy, Music at the Royal Block

WAITSBURG-The Royal Block in Waitsburg hosts Open Mic nights on the first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. July's event highlighted the comedy of local stand-up comedian Deanna Tipton. Backed up by...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 14, 2022

Brooks 2021 Pinot Noir Rosé

Pinot Noir rosés are abundant in Oregon, and this outstanding example charms from the first sniff with its heady mix of watermelon, strawberry, and cherry lifesaver fruit. The winery calls it...


Evening at the Depot

The Evening at the Depot annual benefit auction, supporting the day-to-day operations of the Dayton Historic Depot, is scheduled for August 6, 2022. Individual tickets are $45 and include a souvenir...


The Road Trip Not Planned

Last month, we headed back to Los Angeles for Daniel’s surgery. Friday before our Sunday 5:30 a.m. flight, Daniel had a runny nose and scratchy throat. So, to be confident we would not infect the...


Vendor Showcase a success for Waitsburg Commercial Club

Waitsburg-The Don Thomas lot at the corner of Preston and Coppei Avenues came to life this last weekend. Over twenty vendors set up their stalls for a showcase hosted by the Waitsburg Commercial...



Ten Years Ago July 12, 2012 Waitsburg’s own eight-year-old Mya Wood is heading to Tacoma this August for a chance to represent Washington State in the National American Miss pageant. The state...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 14, 2022

Raspberry Honey Sorbet & Tahini Cookies

As we moved into our house, we learned from the previous owners that there had once been a large in-ground pool in the backyard, which apparently had been a popular hangout for local housewives in... Full story



I would like to personally thank Gary Thomas for allowing the use of his lot for our Vendor Event that took place this last Saturday which was a huge success. Gary is a part of our family, and we... Full story


A big thank you from a grateful family

Dear Editor, Living in a small town has its downsides, but it comes with many perks. My family was reminded of this when a shop caught fire at the end of June. Thanks to the quick response from Columbia County Fire District 3 and Columbia-Walla... Full story


Times Traveler

Times reader Janet Lindquist snapped this shot with the massive flamingo at Tampa International Airport. The sculpture, entitled "HOME", is by artist Matthew Mazzotta and depicts a flamingo dipping... Full story


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