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Articles from the September 2, 2021 edition

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Morning sun

This was taken at 6:45 a.m. August 24. Rodgers liked the four trees and the rails glinting in the sun. The circle around the sun was not evident until he saw it on his computer screen. The location...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 2, 2021

Columbia and WW County commissioners, health officials worry emergency response exodus

COLUMBIA, WALLA WALLA COUNTY—A letter shared online by Walla Walla County Commissioner Jenny Mayberry on Monday, August 30, expressed that local health officials are concerned about a potential...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 2, 2021

Dayton middle, high schools switch to remote learning amidst COVID-19 surge

DAYTON—The Dayton School Board called an emergency meeting on Monday, August 30, to discuss switching to remote learning for middle and high school students. Columbia County Public Health officials...

 

At the Liberty: Stillwater

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she...

 

Grange #1039 awards scholarship

DAYTON—The Patit Valley Grange #1039 announced that they have awarded Alex Jenkins, a 2020 Dayton High School graduate, a $500.00 scholarship. Alex is attending the University of Idaho. His parents are Jeff and Dena Jenkins, of Dayton. His...

 

Face masks encouraged at Frontier Days

WALLA WALLA—Fair food, fair fun, and fair entertainment are just around the corner. The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is still happening, kicking off with livestock and still life exhibits and the annual demolition derby on September 1. This...

 

Brush disposal temporarily closed

WAITSBURG—Due to limited capacity the brush disposal area, located at the WasteWater Treatment Plant in Waitsburg, will be closed until public works crews are able to create more room. At this time, the plant is at capacity. It is unclear when the...

 

Funds available for 2022 tourism-related events

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) has announced the availability of grant funds, associated with an application process, for the purpose of supporting tourism promotion-related events or projects held...

 

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Sept. 1-5

WALLA WALLA—Fair days are right around the corner! September 1st through September 5th, the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days will be packed full of exciting events and family fun. The fair’s hours are: 11a.m.-11p.m. – Wednesday and Thursday...

 

Times Traveler: Ted Cox

Walla Walla resident and longtime Times reader, Ted Cox at the airport in Santa Barbara....

 

Covid-19 vaccination rate up for employees of the Columbia County Health System

DAYTON—On Aug. 12, The Times reported on the vaccination rate for the Columbia County Health System employees, which stood at about 52 percent. Columbia County Health System (CCHS) CEO Shane McGuire...

 

Sherman George Thomas

Sherman George Thomas graveside services will be held at the Dayton City Cemetery on Saturday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. A potluck finger food and drink gathering will be held at the golf course...

 

Rights and freedoms or public safety

Letter to the Editor, At the last Waitsburg School Board meeting, someone was quoted saying that the mask mandate is “harmful against rights and freedoms”.  It is harmful to my rights and freedoms that it is mandatory that I stop for red...

 

TOUCHET VALLEY TRAIL MAILER

Letter to the Editor Recently the residents of Columbia County received a one-page mailer about the Touchet Valley Trail. That mailer was written, printed, and mailed by the Friends of the Trail, a group of local citizens that supports the trail....

 

Have Fun with Blue Mountain Land Trust

Get out and explore with the Blue Mountain Land Trust this fall, with one of the many upcoming, outdoor-oriented classes. Explore: Stand-Up Paddleboard, September 11 Spend the afternoon paddling up...

 

WWCSO

August 24 Missing person reported. Sun Harbor Drive, Burbank Residential burglary. Byrnes Road, Touchet Bicycle found and entered into LERMS. Bryant Ave, Walla Walla County August 27 Domestic disturbance report for informational purposes only....

 

CCSO

August 23 Animal call. Eckler Mountain Suspicious activity. 4th Street Theft. Richmond Street August 24 9-1-1 call. Main Street Assault. Main Street Harassment. Guernsey Street August 25 Domestic problem. Washington Street Warrant Confirmation. Main...

 

Timely access to care compromised by deluge of COVID-19 cases among the unvaccinated

WALLA WALLA—The rapid increase in COVID-19 cases primarily among unvaccinated individuals hinders timely access to a broad spectrum of healthcare in Walla Walla. This is coming in the form of long wait times, delays of some non-emergency...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 2, 2021

Health officials warn against using Ivermectin to treat, prevent COVID-19

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) warns against using Ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug commonly used for humans and animals, to treat or prevent COVID-19. Ivermectin, first...

 

Red Cross offers back to school tips

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus pandemic eases its hold in some areas of the country, most schools will be calling students back to the classroom soon after months of virtual learning. The American Red Cross wants to make sure your student is safe...

 

Walla Walla County Board of Health: Community Health Advisory Board member positions open.

WALLA WALLA —Walla Walla County Board of Health (WWBOH) seeks member applications for the Community Health Advisory Board (CHAB). The CHAB’s primary responsibility is to assist the WWBOH and the Department of Community Health (DCH), including...

 

School starts Sept.7 for Waitsburg students

WAITSBURG—Summer is coming to a close, and teachers at the Waitsburg School District have returned to their classrooms ahead of their students. Superintendent Mark Pickel shared that teachers have been working diligently to prepare their...

 

Bugs Shots to Enhance Photography

Outdoor photography goes far beyond birds and mammals, even for this hunter who loves nothing more than trying to capture that perfect pairing of upland birds and pointing dogs on the grasslands. We...

 

Sports seasons kick off for DW athletes

DAYTON/WAITSBURG-Hut, hut, hike! Fall sports are officially underway from Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack athletes. Full rosters for both volleyball and football teams have given athletic officials high...

 

Rollen Stewart "The Rainbow Man"

Rollen Stewart was born in 1944 and grew up in Spokane, Washington. He had a difficult childhood, losing both parents before he was fifteen. As a young adult, he was interested in drag racing and...

 

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