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The Palouse Empire Threshing Bee

Members of the Palouse Empire Threshing Association were operating their 1920-era draft horse and mule-drawn threshing machines, the pre-cursors of modern combines, on Monday. They will be at the...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 9, 2021

Masks required for Columbia County Fair

DAYTON— County Commissioners approved a mandate that requires masks at the Columbia County Fair this weekend at a meeting on Tuesday, September 7. The mandate, signed by Dr. Lewis Neace, Columbia...

 

New Dayton dental clinic open to those with state-funded insurance

DAYTON-In November 2015, Norm Passmore's dental practice closed in Dayton, and treatment options for Medicaid patients became slim. Realizing the importance of preventative dental care to whole-body...

 

At the Liberty:Free Guy

Free Guy is an adventure-comedy. Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story... one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are...

 

Testing programs ramp up as students return to school

OLYMPIA —Soon, schools across Washington will be teeming with students for the first time in more than a year. Supporting the effort to get students back into schools, and formulating plans to help keep our schools open, has been a priority for...

 

BMCF Discretionary Grant application open

WALLA WALLA —Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations and churches in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Umatilla counties are...

 

CCRLD moving to curbside services as COVID-19 cases surge

DAYTON—Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) will be switching to curbside-only service effective Thursday, September 2, 2021. The library and the Delany building will be closed to the... Full story

 

Columbia County announces mask mandate for fair

DAYTON—The use of facemasks for everyone five years of age and above at large events is reasonable and necessary in Columbia County to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Effective September 10, 2021 through September 12, 2021, all...

 

Foundation to award $20,000 in scholarships

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Foundation is making $20,000 available in scholarships for locally employed Providence caregivers. “The Foundation’s board of directors is thrilled to offer another round of scholarships this year to support...

 

Dayton loses two beloved community leaders

DAYTON-The community of Dayton recently lost two leaders from their community. Port of Columbia Commissioner Earle Marvin, and Kim Clark, General Manager of Ski Bluewood Resort, passed away... Full story

 

Vaccinations help keep hospital beds, schools available

To the Editor: Dr. James Worthy, a Texas physician addressing a shortage of hospital beds due to non-vaccinated covid variant patients, said that he dislikes the term “elective surgery” because it sounds like “a mere tummy tuck” issue rather...

 

Vaccinations should be personal choice

Dear Editor, On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 the Governor of Washington decided to make a decision for most workers residing in the state of Washington: mandating COVID vaccinations. Vaccinations are an extremely personal choice, and they SHOULD be....

 

In support of Zoller for Dayton City Council, Position #5

To the Editor, I am writing to express my support for Vicki Zoller as a write-in candidate for Dayton City Council Position #5. I’ve gotten to know Vicki pretty well, working with her on various projects and committees over the last few years....

 

WWCSO

August 29 A vehicle window was broken out by an individual who was then cited for malicious mischief in the third degree. Kohler Road, Burbank August 30 The reporting party advised that sometime during the night of August 27-28, an unknown subject...

 

CCSO

August 30 Suspicious activity. 2nd Street Violation of court order. 5th Street August 31 Theft, motor vehicle. Robinette Mountain Welfare Check. Pataha Road Malicious mischief at Dayton Elementary School. 2nd Street September 1 Threats. Commercial...

 

State lands honor Public Lands Day with a Discover Pass free day

.OLYMPIA—In recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day, Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer free entrance to state lands on...

 

Valley Giving Guide non-profit registration open for 2021 edition

WALLA WALLA—The Valley Giving Guide, formerly the Charitable Giving Guide, is currently accepting registrations for the 2021 event. This month-long online giving event is open to all 501c3 non-profit organizations in Walla Walla, Columbia,... Full story

 

Dayton middle, high school extends remote learning

DAYTON—After closing the school’s doors to in-person learning on September 1, Dayton middle and high school’s remote learning has been extended through September 9. The district hopes to return to in-person learning on September 13. Elementary...

 

Dixie Schools District goes to remote learning

DIXIE—Dixie School District, which has a population of less than 20 elementary students, also made the switch to remote learning on Sunday, September 5, after one staff member tested positive. The announcement was made on the district’s Facebook... Full story

 

Velocity Tour coming to Kennewick September 10

KENNEWICK—For the first time in league history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Kennewick, Washington, with the Toyota Center slated to welcome fans Sept. 10-11 for the PBR Tri-Cities Classic. For... Full story

 

Wheelin' Walla Walla celebrates 25th anniversary

WALLA WALLA-Wheelin' Walla Walla returns for its 25th Anniversary on September 10 and 11 of this year. The annual car show brings over 500 vehicles to the streets of Downtown Walla Walla. The event...

 

Green Ridge Fire over 41,000 acres

DAYTON—The Green Ridge Fire, burning just thirty miles east of Walla Walla in the Blue Mountains, tipped over 41,000 acres of burned land during the weekend. Firefighting efforts have secured 40%... Full story

 
 By Beka Compton    News    September 9, 2021

Horsin' around before the Columbia County Fair

In just a few days, cows, curly fries, and farm critters will take over the Columbia County Fairgrounds for a "Blue Ribbon A-Fair." For the young horsewomen from Rocking D Riders 4-H club, the fair be...

 

Breaking down the Wildcard Race

With about four weeks left in the regular season, the Mariners are still within reach of a playoff spot. Although the Mariners front office claimed that this team could compete for a wild card spot at the beginning of the season, few fans likely...

 

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