Articles from the October 7, 2021 edition

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Palouse Outdoors: A New Day for Grasslands Conservation

The early golden hour bathed the landscape in a peachy hue as the setters and I stood by the truck. It was somewhere around day number 200 that I had set foot on the grasslands between Waitsburg and...

 By Beka Compton    News    October 7, 2021

Ungranted access threatens flood protection for city

WAITSBURG-Efforts to repair the Touchet River levee that runs along Preston Avenue could be moot if the City of Waitsburg does not get 100% approval from homeowners, including private and state, to... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    October 7, 2021

Lanman resigns at Columbia County Commissioners meeting

DAYTON-The Columbia County Commissioners met for a regular meeting on October 4. Commissioners Rundell and Hall were present at the meeting. Commissioner Amerein was absent from the Monday morning...


At the Liberty:No Time to Die

No Time to Die is the swan song for Daniel Craig as James Bond, and this movie has lots of action and adventure. Many critics are saying this is Craig’s best, and also most sensitive, Bond. The movie begins with Bond having left active service and e...


Port of Columbia candidate cuts ties with local conservative group

DAYTON-Local retired farmer and Port of Columbia Commissioner candidate Jack Miller recently cut ties with the Columbia County Conservatives, saying that he did not agree with the dangerous core...


Annual Fund Drive Focuses on Feeding Local Families

WAITSBURG—Hunger is a significant issue in every community across the nation—including right here in Waitsburg—that’s why Banner Bank is hosting its annual drive to raise funds throughout the month of October for the Waitsburg Resource Center....


Patricia Diane Leid

Patricia Diane Leid, lifelong Dayton area resident, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Booker Rest Home in Dayton, where she had made her home for the last ten years. A graveside service for family and friends will be in the Waitsburg...

 By Beka Compton    News    October 7, 2021

EDSC meeting focuses on school, public health, and health system

DAYTON—The Economic Development Steering Committee held a regular monthly remote meeting on October 5, 2021. Martha Lanman, Columbia County Public Health Administrator, announced that there were 21 a...


Hiebert new Councilmember

Heather Hiebert was sworn in as a Dayton City Councilmember on September 29 by Mayor Zac Weatherford. Hiebert was selected to fill the seat that was left open after Delphine Bailey resigned in... Full story


McMunn for city council

Dear Editor, My friend Teeny McMunn has decided to give up some of her retirement time to become a member of Dayton’s City Council. I’m endorsing her to fill position 3 because I know she will work to benefit Dayton. Teeny will seek ways to sol... Full story


Kate for new leadership

To the Editor, I am endorsing Kate Hockersmith as Waitsburg’s next Mayor. I urge the residents of Waitsburg to consider what they want to see happen under new leadership for the City. As a new resident of Waitsburg, I was dismayed to find that u... Full story


Hockersmith for Mayor

Dear Editor, Candidate for Mayor Kate Hockersmith has one of those deep rooted histories of decades of broad helpful participation in the Waitsburg community, from our children to our elderly and always including music and education as well as...


Lessons on public good from '96 flood

To the Editor A neighbor of mine who has been in the community for many years lent me her book ‘The Flood of 96 - in Dayton and Columbia County’, full of pictures of what is described as a 100-year flood. The pictures are full of the major dam... Full story


Support for McMunn

I am writing this letter in support of Teeny McMunn, who is running for Dayton City Council Position #3. I have known and been a good friend of Teeny’s for over 15 years. Not only has she been a competent business owner and manager, but also one w... Full story


mcmunn a passionate supporter of dayton

Dear Editor, I am writing to enthusiastically endorse Teeny McMunn for the City Council, position #3, of Dayton. I have known Teeny for about 16 years having first met her at her small business she ran along with her partner. I know her to be a... Full story


Response to Phinney letter

I was disappointed to read Barbara Phinney’s letter concerning the County’s purchase of a big, new pickup truck for the E911 Manager - to the tune of $118,000 when there was already a pickup for the new manager to use. I admit I haven’t been payin... Full story


Fred Crowe Best Qualified to Serve City Council Position #7

I am supporting Fred Crowe for City of Dayton Council, Position #7. Dayton is my hometown, and I care deeply about the future of this community. I believe Fred is the candidate best qualified to serve on the council in position #7. I have known Fred... Full story


Logic & Accuracy Test to be held October 6

WALLA WALLA COUNTY— An official Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Test will be performed on the digital scan system used to tabulate ballots and conducted by the Auditor’s Office. On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the test will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the...


To Everything There is a Season…"

And the seasons all have their beginnings and endings. The season for driving through the Walla Walla Valley with my top down, the wind blowing in my face, is ending. According to my weather app, it l...


Times Traveler Visitor

Staff at The Times office in Waitsburg got a freindly visit from Ralph Jones. This long time subscriber is proud to be from the Waistburg class of 1955. He was visiting from Texas and shared some... Full story

 By Natalie Teal    Sports    October 7, 2021

​​Wolfpack Football falls against Cougars

WAITSBURG/DAYTON-Wolfpack Football lost their home opener against the Warden Cougars 0-54 on Thursday, September 30. The football game pitting Dayton-Waitsburg's mighty Wolfpack and Warden's prowling...

 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    October 7, 2021

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs Rams

This week, the Seahawks return home to host the Rams on Thursday, October 7, at 5:20 pm. This is the first week of the season where the Thursday night game is not exclusively on the NFL network. The game will also be shown on FOX as well as Amazon Pr...


DW Volleyball battling injuries, illness on the court

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Wolfpack Volleyball has had a rough season, impacted early on by COVID-19 and, most recently, injuries to many of the team’s key players. That doesn’t stop the Wolfpack from giving their all each game, identifying areas of need,...


Fall Garden Musings

We've been lucky so far and have dodged any potential early frosts. On the first of September, it got down to 34 degrees at our house. Yes, you read that right. We managed to squeak by and have since...


Wolfpack Athletics in need of volunteers

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Your DW Wolfpack needs volunteers in order to keep our athletes playing home games. The various roles, which include line judges, scorekeepers, clock operators, chain crews, and ticket takers. Training and assistance are a... Full story


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