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Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    July 15, 2021

Walla Walla Sheriffs checking in with Waitsburg's Main Street businesses

Three blokes became five. Sergeant Kevan Maas and Deputy Sheriff Aaron Stites checked in with local businesses on Main Street in Waitsburg on Tuesday. Building and business owners were happy to have...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 15, 2021

Green Ridge Fire burns in Blues

PENDLETON, Ore.-The Green Ridge Fire, burning approximately 30 miles east of Walla Walla, continues to challenge firefighters as they battle rough terrain and compete against perfect fire weather...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 15, 2021

Weekend chock-full of fun events

TOUCHET VALLEY-It will be a busy weekend in the Touchet Valley, so clear your calendars! From golf tournaments to demo derbies, fun is bound to be had. Friday, July 16, the Waitsburg Block Party will...

 

At the Liberty: F9: THE FAST SAGA

DAYTON—F9 sends the “Fast” franchise more over the top than ever according to several reviewers, but this film is pure action and escapism. Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but...

 

DeNova Club shares update

WAITSBURG—DeNova Club met on July 1, 2021 at the home of Geraine Hansen on South Fork Coppei Rd. Fourteen members enjoyed a 4th of July themed luncheon and conversation. Members discussed the high school scholarship program. Cheryl Hansen,...

 

Nature Kids in the Park

WALLA WALLA—Nature Kids in the Park is back! Join the Blue Mountain Land Trust at Pioneer Park, in Walla Walla, for free, hands-on activities that allow kids to explore the natural world. Come by between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to learn how to...

 

Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency, limited burn ban

OLYMPIA—Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency on Tuesday relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through September 30. “Washington is facing a...

 

Providence offers earn-while-you-learn apprenticeships to train certified medical assistants

WALLA WALLA—Providence Medical Group currently has openings in a certified medical assistant (MA-C) apprenticeship program that allows students to get paid while receiving their education. They also will receive the opportunity of a job offer upon...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 15, 2021

Waggoner Road fire burns barn, limited field damage

WAITSBURG-A fire on July 9 claimed a barn, an RV, and other parked vehicles at a property on Waggoner Road. Responding fire crews were able to extinguish flames that spread to a nearby wheat field,...

 

Walla Walla County announced two COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed two COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that two men in their 70s, who tested positive for COVID- 19, passed away. We send heartfelt...

 

Vaccine clinics every Wednesday in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open vaccine clinics every Wednesday throughout July (July 14, 21, 28). All three clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus. On July 14...

 

West Nile Virus Found in two more mosquitoes in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified that West Nile virus has been detected in two additional mosquitoes in the Burbank area of Walla Walla County. While mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus can spread the...

 

Fundraiser Event Offers Chance to Bid Farewell

On Sunday, July 18 an event will be hosted at Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main Street, as a fundraiser for Matt and Krystal Wyatt as they prepare for their next adventure. This will be a chance to wish...

 

Foodstock & Vintage at the Station this Saturday

DAYTON-Foodstock & Vintage at the Station will be held at Blue Mountain Station in Dayton on July 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Foodstock is a wonderful family event that provides affordable entertai...

 

Walla Walla Summer Stage performing arts festival August 6-8, 12-15

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre will present a new Walla Walla Summer Stageperforming arts festival experience August 6-8 and 12-15. From music to live theatre to a psychic comedian, the...

 

July Garden Updates: Garlic, Shallots, and Onions!

The garden is really picking up pace with the hot temperatures and full sun. We took a quick trip to the coast over the holiday weekend and came back to not so much a garden as a jungle. Weeds are a...

 
 By John Avery    Specials    July 15, 2021

Homegrown Homebrew

Touring through wine country or some of our region's wonderful microbreweries might leave the impression that the production of adult beverages should be left to the experts. With kegs, tanks, and...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 15, 2021

Overtime Elite League paying salaries to high school players

The NCAA hasn’t had a good year. First, they lost a Supreme Court ruling; then, in a rush to respond to the name, image, and likeness state laws some states had passed, the NCAA quickly pushed out t...

 

Wenaha Art Events feature Dayton and Kennewick artists

DAYTON-The Wenaha Gallery's upcoming Art Event features Denise Wagner of Kennewick, specializing in Japanese wrapped stones. This art form involves using Japanese knot and basketry techniques to wrap...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 15, 2021

Movie Review|Beka's Pick

A former soldier turned high school teacher, Dan Forester just wanted to watch a soccer game after receiving less-than-pleasant news in the year 2022. With his young daughter, Muri, snuggled closely,...

 

It happened at the Weinhard (not Naples)

In keeping with my love of old movies, I was recently reminded of: It Happened in Naples. I admit with no hesitancy that I am no Sophia Loren. But sometimes things happen at the Weinhard that are...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago July 14, 2011 When you hear Bobbi and Barney Chambers talk about Sophie, Cleo, Denny, Lone Star and Superdude, you'd think they're talking about a circus family of seven that's not...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    July 15, 2021

Kale and Tomato Quiche

For a brief moment, my mother worried that I was a future sociopath...at the age of four. The discovery of a notebook full of drawings featuring a giant knife wielding woman in pearls would alarm any...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 15, 2021

FFA & 4-H project animals at the fairgounds

Over the weekend, a concerned citizen asked The Times for help locating owners of a distressed hog at the fairgrounds. The resident was out walking their dog in the early morning, could not readily se...

 

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