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Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    August 18, 2022

County officials report to the Dayton City Council

DAYTON—Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm spoke at length in his report to the Dayton City Council last week. Most notably, he reported about traffic stops and criticism he has received from some who...

 

Harvest Issue

This year's harvest promises a significant increase in yields after a cooler, wetter spring and summer. The weather has also impacted the start time for harvest evident by the activity still going...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 18, 2022

Waitsburg taking bids on historic city hall building

WAITSBURG—On September 21, 2022, Waitsburg City Council will consider bids for 147 Main Street, which until recently housed City Hall. The city decided to surplus the building last year and accepted a bid for the assessed value of $205,000. The...

 

Bipartisan support in local politics

We seem to live in an ever-increasing political state of division. But I think it’s an illusion caused by the far-right and far-left and the media that is constantly scrambling for viewers. There are lots of dog-whistles being blown that raise... Full story

 

Separation of speech and duty needed in sheriff's office

To the editor, The following is a letter, dated June 28, 2022, sent to Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm. The letter pertained to his Under Sheriff wearing the County Law Enforcement uniform and badge while giving a political/religious speech on the... Full story

 

At the Liberty: Where the Crawdads Sing

DAYTON—Where the Crawdads Sing, from the best-selling novel by Delia Owens, is a captivating mystery that tells the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.... Full story

 

Glenda Kaye Barron

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden and unexpected death on August 7, 2022, of Glenda Kaye Barron, 65, of Dayton, WA. Glenda was born December 29, 1956, to Norman and Marilyn (Williams) Roff in...

 

Virtual session scheduled for Tiger-Mill Project, Walla Walla Ranger Dist

PENDLETON - The Walla Walla Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest will host a virtual public engagement session on Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. for the proposed Tiger-Mill Project. The purpose of...

 

Columbia Port meeting includes public hearing on surplus property

DAYTON – The Columbia Port Commissioners held their regular meeting at 5 p.m., July 13, 2022, at the Port of Columbia and on Zoom. All Commissioners were present in person, Genie Crowe, Seth Bryan, and Johnny Watts, along with the Executive...

 

Maren Morris at Wine Country Amphitheatre August 23

WALLA WALLLA-The Wine Country Amphitheater has brought familiar and new headliners, including Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Lewis, to the Walla Walla Valley. As part of her Humble Quest tour, Maren Morris wi...

 

Kingston trio past and present at gesa theater

WALLA WALLA — The Kingston Trio will perform an acoustic concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm,...

 

Master falconer and his falcon to visit Waitsburg for Royal Block Reading

WAITSBURG - The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes author James West Nelson (and one of his raptors) for a reading from his magnum opus, Hoods, Hooding, and Hoodmaking, at the Royal Block in... Full story

 

WWCC Warrior Pledge deadline extended to August 22

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) continues to find new ways to make college possible for residents. A first-year pilot of the new Warrior Pledge will cover tuition and other educational expenses for as many as 50 students this...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

Harvest Profile: Jim Romine

Jim Romine is not only a Waitsburg City Council member, retired Walla Walla County deputy sheriff, husband, father, and doting grandfather; he is also a skilled combine operator. Since Romine was...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 18, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

"Phenomenal", "very good, best ever yields," and "fabulous, record yields" were statements received from area farmer's wives regarding this year's wheat harvest. Early summer rains pushed back...

 

Reader's photo

Erin and Rhett Elsey took advantage of last week's storm to go "Wheat Field Kayaking" off Lower Waitsburg Road, just north of Ferris Rd. "...

 

Thunderstorm over the valley

Waitsburg resident and owner of Ironwood Cindy Daves caught spectacular images of last week's thunderstorm as it rolled through town....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

What a difference a year makes

OLYMPIA—According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), it will be a banner year for Washington wheat. NASS just published its new harvest forecast based on June 1 conditions. The forecast predicts that Washington growers will...

 

Wine of the Week

The talented team of winery co-founder Trey Busch and production winemaker Keith Johnson have elevated all of the SoH wines in recent years, while expanding production capacity and opening up new...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 9, 2012 [Photo Caption] Inspecting combine 2, David White walks along to make sure the settings are correct on farmland north of Walla Walla recently. Some farmers in the north... Full story

 

Walla Walla Sweet Galette

Lately, I have been obsessed with galettes, which are sweet or savory free-form tarts that are as much a celebration of good crust as they are about a tasty filling. Balanced and rustic, these baked...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

Just another Saturday...

WAITSBURG/LYONS FERRY-This weekend saw medieval sports and crafts at Preston Park in Waitsburg and an open swim across the Snake River at Lyon's Ferry. Residents and visitors to Walla Walla and...

 

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