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Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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 By Bill Rodgers    News    July 16, 2020

There's still time to see the Neowise Comet

Comet Neowise was discovered on March 27, 2020, by the infra-red Neowise telescope placed in orbit in 2009. It promises to be one of the more visible comets for viewing in a quite a while. A...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Weller Public Library offers curbside pickup

WAITSBURG-If you need a good book this summer, look no further than the Weller Public Library. Librarian Rosie Warehime has gotten creative and with the help of her granddaughter/assistant, Jaidyn...

 

Port of Columbia seeks new Commissioner, applications due July 31

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners is seeking interested candidates to submit applications to fill the District 1 position vacated by Dan Aschenbrenner. Dan and his wife have moved to a new residence in Columbia County that is not...

 

Columbia County commissioners considering advisory ballot for 51st state

DAYTON—During their work session on Monday, the Columbia County Commissioners discussed whether to give county voters an opportunity to voice an opinion about creating a 51st state, called Liberty. Earlier this month Danette Bolyard, a...

 

Lower Granite Lock and Dam crossings to be closed until late July

CLARKSTON, Wash.—Officials at Lower Granite Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public for two weeks. The closure started on July 10, due to COVID-19 health concerns. Dam officials will...

 

VIVE Health and Wellness center to reopen

DAYTON—A local favorite health and wellness center is reopening after a long COVID closure. VIVE is operated by Levi Sowerby, a health and wellness coach that provides customized plans to meet your goals. VIVE, located at 446 E. Main Street in...

 

An Evening NOT at the Depot

DAYTON—In an effort to raise needed funds for operations, the Dayton Historical Depot Society has adapted their Evening at the Depot fundraiser this year which complies with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. This year’s event will consist of an...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Second school input meeting held

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg School District Superintendent Mark Pickel held a second public input meeting on July 8 regarding the reopening of schools this fall. The virtual meeting was attended by 16...

 

Applications Open for 2020 Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust is looking for community-minded leaders of all experience levels for its 2020 Community Leadership program. The no-cost program begins in September and culminates in the summer of 2021 with a collaborative project. The de...

 

New from the Port of Columbia

DAYTON—Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson said the county’s unemployment rate held relatively steady, at 10.5 percent in May, compared to 10.4 percent in April. June rates are...

 

Listening is an important attribute of maturity and compassion

Dear Editor: I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to attend the recent community event in Walla Walla that enabled local speakers to share their feelings about living in a racist society and was utterly impressed by the manner in which both presenters...

 

Writer supports Mike Mitchell for Superior Court Judge

I am writing in support of Mike Mitchell’s candidacy for Superior Court Judge. While the Superior Court Judges position is not on the primary, only on the general election ballot in November, many of us will be making our choices prior to that. I...

 

Reser has experience and a commitment to service

Dear Editor, We’re truly fortunate to have Danielle Garbe Reser running to represent the 16th Legislative District in the state senate. Danielle’s background and experience make her uniquely qualified for this position. She grew up in Moses Lake...

 

Writer heralds Dozier's fiscal responsibility and land development work

Dear Editor: With the August 4th primary election approaching I feel it is important that each voter examine the qualifications of the candidates and make a well-informed choice. As a taxpayer and resident of the 16th Legislative District for...

 

Garbe Reser has political acumen and a demonstrated commitment to the community

Dear Editor, In the course of her career with the U.S. Department of State under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Danielle Garbe Reser served the United States in a variety of roles.  These roles included crisis management in...

 

Writer disappointed by negative radio ad

Dear Editor: It was very disappointing to hear the first negative ad on the radio for this local election cycle. It was unclear whether it was supported by either the democratic candidate or the other republican in the race against Bill Jenkin but...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 16, 2020

Dayton City Council report for July

DAYTON—Dayton residents can phone the Dayton City Hall with non-emergency animal control complaints, and leave a message for staff in the city shops, who will be handling those calls said Mayor Zac...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 16, 2020

Waitsburg School District, board of directors retreat features leadership training

Waitsburg School District’s board of directors spent last Tuesday at a three-hour-long retreat and training at the school’s library. The training was facilitated by Dr. William Jordan from...

 

LEGAL NOTICES

In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Walla Walla Christian Flores, Case No. 19-3-00257-36 Sergio Flores Sandoval, Respondent. The State of Washington to Sergio Flores Sandoval You are hereby summoned to appear within 60...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 16, 2020

Reporting back: Nocking Point's "Quarantine" Pinot Noir Review

When I moved to Walla Walla just over two years ago, I knew little of wine. Family and friends assured me that would change. "Next thing you know, you'll have a cellar going," they said. Sure. At the...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 16, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

Although Mr. B will always be Number One among all of Cookie’s (surprisingly numerous) possessions, there is another favorite pastime, not involving the ball, which is tug-of-war. Our discovery of...

 

Golf Tournament Results

TVGC Secretary Jay Takemura said the Dayton Country Club hosted a very successful Second Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament at the Touchet Valley Golf Course, last Saturday. Takemura said...

 

Prescott Pool looks to July 23rd opening

PRESCOTT—Pool Manager Kyra Hartley is happy to announce: “We hope to be open by the 23rd of July, I am very excited!” Due to the Stay Safe proclamation there will be some new rules at the pool:...

 

The Waitsburg gardening enigma

I would bet money that even Alan Turing couldn't solve the mystery of my Waitsburg garden. To say the least, this year has been an interesting experience trying to decode what grows, and why and where...

 

Our 'Chief of the Grammar Police' gets the job!

So, you folks remember that writing contest thing at the law school I entered a couple months ago? Against all odds, I did well enough that I’ve got a new writing gig—Staff Editor at the Notre... Full story

 

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