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Articles from the August 6, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Volunteers help check tasks off the flood cleanup list

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg community members were slinging sandbags again over the weekend, but this time, there was no threat of flooding. Volunteers were busy removing the last bit of flood devastation...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Columbia County courtroom will look different to prospective jurors

DAYTON-Jurors are seeing some changes in the county courtroom layout, practices, and procedures, now that trials are resuming in Superior Court, and in Municipal Court, after a long recess due to the...

 

Port announces additional assistance for Columbia County businesses

DAYTON—The Port of Columbia will once again serve as the conduit for grant funds for Columbia County businesses that have suffered financial harm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four different funding sources have provided or promised a total of $229...

 

Department of Ecology has announced water restrictions for Touchet River basin irrigators

WALLA WALLA—On Sunday, July 30, the Washington Department of Ecology announced water restrictions for many Touchet River basin irrigators beginning as early as this week. DOE’s Regional Watermaster Eric Hartwig is planning to call or visit junior...

 

Columbia County announces first COVID-19 related death

DAYTON—Columbia County Public Health released the following announcement on Monday, August 3, regarding its first confirmed COVID-19 related death: The individual was male and over the age of 50. He tested positive for the virus on July 27, and...

 

County commissioners drop idea of assessing voter interest in State of Liberty (for now)

DAYTON—On Monday, July 20, the Columbia County Commissioners considered whether to place an advisory ballot before voters in November to assess the people’s interest in becoming part of the State...

 

Free Wi-Fi is now available at the Plaza on 1st

WALLA WALLA—A free Wi-Fi connection is now available for visitors to the new Plaza on First Avenue between Main and Alder streets. PocketiNet is providing the Wi-Fi hotspot via its downtown Walla Walla Fiber backbone. It offers high-speed internet...

 

Free Kids School Clothes

DAYTON—School clothes will be available free of charge on Sunday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Church-Community Service Center, this event takes place in the parking lot at 1525 4th Street in Dayton. Call...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Waitsburg School District to offer online learning program, in-person option

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg School District is preparing for an uncertain school year, as they develop a plan to safely reopen the school’s doors this fall. The district is adding two online...

 

Matlock fire

Firefighters from a Umatilla National Forest Type 6 engine dig up and quench remaining hot spots along the line of the Matlock Fire. The lightning-caused fire burned 85 acres in the Umatilla National...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 6, 2020

Public health department is getting ready to move

DAYTON-What better location for the County's Public Health Department than the building on North Second Street, which has been a medical clinic, serving Dayton residents, since the 1930s? "I think it'...

 

WWCSO

July 27 Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Orchard St regarding theft of gates and aluminum roofing. The items taken were actually stored on property in the 200 block of Donald. Walla Walla County. Dispatched to the 200 block of Columbia Ro...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla tries out downtown plaza on Main Street

WALLA WALLA-Kathryn Witherington stepped into her new job as Executive Director of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation in early February of this year. Previously the Economic Development Director of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla livestock sale won't happen in 2020

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days board of directors discussed the livestock sale, among other items at the last fair board meeting. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020...

 

Meet the Prescott Superintendent

PRESCOTT—New Prescott School Superintendent Justin Bradford is inviting the community to meet with him to share their concerns, hopes, and vision for the Prescott School District. On Wednesday, August 12 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mr. Bradford will be...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla Town Hall generates emotions, ideas

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla City Council’s second Town Hall held to address police policies and other issues in the region took place over Zoom on Thursday, July 23. Fifty-four individuals spoke, having previously signed up in advance for the op...

 

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA NO: 20-4-00130-36 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In re the Estate of: DENISE M. LOWELL, Deceased. The Administrator named below has been appointed as... Full story

 
 By Brad Trumbo    Specials    August 6, 2020

Tenkara Angling for Snake River Smallmouth

Since discovering tenkara fly-fishing a few years ago, I don't travel much without a tenkara rod. Tenkara rods are telescopic, collapsing down to about eighteen inches and only require a fly line,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

The Blues Crew tackles Umatilla National Forest's trails

WALLA WALLA-Clearing brush and fallen trees is a task that makes most people shake their heads. For Blues Crew volunteers, though, it's an excuse to head to the mountains and explore the Umatilla...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 6, 2020

The Seattle Mariners' upcoming opponents

After a slow start, the Seattle Mariners find themselves in third place at 4-6 in the American League West behind Houston and Oakland. This week they will play the Angels (Aug. 4th-6th) and the Rockies (Aug. 7th-9th) at home, then travel to Texas...

 

Never say never

At some point, I imagine most of us say, "never again." I have had to "eat my words" one too many times, so I try not to say, "never will I..." When the last of my dogs had to be put down about six...

 

Emma is heading back to school where there is plenty of Lysol

By the time you read this, I’ll be back in South Bend, Indiana. The temperature will be in the seventies. So will the humidity. I will be fanning myself with my new lease agreement and yearning for...

 

The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 15-Working from home

Working from home has become so common, so ingrained in such a short time that it has already earned its own acronym – WFH. The Urban Dictionary defines WFH as “a concept where the employee can...

 

Wenaha Gallery News

Dayton's Wenaha Gallery will feature junk journals by Des Moines, WA, artist Trudy Love Tantalo. Her show runs from August 11 though September 4. Trudy Love Tantalo is a Des Moines, Wash. paper...

 

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