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Articles from the November 12, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Veterans Day a long time American tradition

In May, we remember all of the men and women who have given their lives fighting for our country. On November 11, Americans remember all veterans who have served. Veterans Day was first celebrated as...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 Commissioners renew response contract

WAITSBURG-Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 recently reviewed an Emergency Medical First Response Contract to decide whether the fire district would renew the agreement with Columbia County...

 

Agreement reached between the city and the county for services

DAYTON—Columbia County and the City of Dayton have reached an agreement regarding the terms of an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) for Law Enforcement services, Emergency Management/Dispatch services, and...

 

Hospital District news for October

DAYTON—After several years of wrangling with Medicaid managed care organizations for underpayments to the Hospital District, Molina Healthcare has come through with a substantial payment. CCHS CEO...

 

Walla Walla County COVID-19 spike continues

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health is carefully monitoring rising COVID-19 case numbers. Over the past couple of weeks, the county has seen a large spike in positive coronavirus cases, with the total amount of cases...

 

Kiwanis Club invitation

This week’s Kiwanis Club of Dayton meeting features Lt. Governor Jason Archibald. Please share this invitation; the public is invited to attend. Club meetings start at Noon VIA ZOOM (“doors” open at 11:30 a.m.).  This link can be found on the...

 

Scammers pose as Department of Health officials in fraudulent schemes

OLYMPIA—Warning to health care professionals with Washington licenses: Beware of scammers falsely claiming to represent the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Do not send money to anyone without being certain of the recipient’s...

 

Visitor restrictions tighten at Providence St. Mary

WALLA WALLA-Providence St. Mary has tightened up visitor restrictions due to a recent surge in Walla Walla County COVID-19 cases. Guided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

 

Award for Excellence in Planning presented to Columbia County for 2019 Regional Comprehensive Plan Update

DAYTON— In March of 2018, Columbia County, the City of Dayton, and the Town of Starbuck entered into interlocal agreements for the 2019 Regional Comprehensive Plan Update, with Columbia County...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

CWWCFD2 Commissioners monthly update

WAITSBURG—The Columbia/Walla Walla County Fire District 2 (CWWCFD2) Commissioners met Wednesday, November 4 via Zoom call. During the meeting, the commissioners discussed renewing the Emergency...

 

Happy Birthday!

November 12: Randy Halley, Blaine Pasley. November 13: Toni Jones-Riggs, Tom Manley, Anne Bickelhaupt, Reade Ferguson. November 14: Ellie Bartlow, Bert Aylward, Corrine McKinley, Wally Bird, Ariel...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriffs Office

November 2 Reporting party called to report a burglary at their cabin in the 9100 block of Biscuit Ridge Road within the last month. Waitsburg Reporting party called to report their child’s motorcycle and ATV were taken from the 800 block of...

 

Process to obtain vital records in Washington modernized

OLYMPIA­­—Important changes regarding how the public accesses vital records such as birth and death certificates become effective January 1, 2021, according to officials at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The Vital Records...

 

Umatilla National Forest cautions visitors about fall forest conditions

PENDLETON, Ore.­­—Umatilla National Forest officials ask forest visitors to use caution, plan ahead and know the weather and forest conditions before heading out into the woods. The Forest has already received snow in higher elevations this...

 

Legal Notices

CITY OF DAYTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Dayton to review and receive...

 

Weinhard Café to close in December

DAYTON-Mandi Wendt has announced the closure of the Weinhard Café and Bakery. Wendt said in a Facebook post, there is more to running a small restaurant than just serving people. The time spent...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 12, 2020

Out and About: Houseplant heaven at The Plant Farm

SPOKANE—Last weekend, my mom and I had to head to Spokane while a family member was in surgery. Sacred Heart's COVID-19 restrictions only allow for one visitor every 24 hours, so we were unable to...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Rams

This week Seattle travels to Los Angeles to play the Rams. The Rams are 5-3 so far this season, and a win at home against Seattle would put them into a first-place tie in the division with the Seahawk...

 

Hi ho hi ho, it's off to L.A. we go

The combination of a Sunday morning, the 5:30 a.m. flight, and a prediction of snow hardly made for the perfect travel day, but we made it to the airport on time, before the snow without hitting a...

 

Secrets of the Forest on Demand

WALLA WALLA-Blue Mountain Television proudly presents Secret Life of the Forest: The Northern Blue Mountains to stream for free. The 13-part series explores the natural history of the northern Blue...

 

Goldendale Observatory launches weekly virtual program

OLYMPIA—Washington State Parks will offer free, live-streamed weekly virtual programs from Goldendale Observatory State Park Heritage Site. Troy Carpenter, State Parks interpretive specialist, will...

 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 11, 2010 My husband’s grandfather, Dr. Rufus Butler, was a “horse and buggy doctor” in Waitsburg for 39 years. According to an article in the Times’ in 1950, he was one of the last settlers to recall log cabins,...

 

Mexican Chicken Soup

This came into my email so I thought I’d share. I didn’t make it. I’m not a big fan of Mexican food. I am trying not to put in only those recipes that appeal to me, which is why not many with sour cream or cream cheese get into the paper. And...

 

The Club Receives Donation from Coldwell Banker Walla Walla

DAYTON-Coldwell Banker Walla Walla has donated $800 to The Club for operating costs. A check was presented by local realtors Benedicte and Loic Carbonnier. "On behalf of The Club, I wish to extend...

 

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