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 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019 

Wheat fire threatens Smith homestead

WAITSBURG-On the afternoon of Aug. 8, Jake Adams got the phone call no one wants to receive. The Papé territory manager was working near Minnick Hill when his wife called to say there was a wheat...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019 

Dayton Chamber director resigns

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of Executive Director Melissa Bryan in an Aug. 12 in a Chamber press release. Bryan, who served as assistant director prior to stepping...

 

Walla Walla Co. Emergency MGMT. adds text notification

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Emergency has made keeping abreast of emergency updates even easier with a new feature on its emergency notification system. Citizen Alert enables residents to sign up for notifications using their mobile...

 

After the Cut

Freshly cut fields of wheat and rolling hills merge to create a unique artistic display in these photos captured by Times Publisher Lane Gwinn....

 

Senior Lunch Menus

Dayton Senior Round Table Lunch Menu Dayton Senior Center 403 E. Patit St. 12 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 22 Salisbury Steak Mashed & Gravy Capri Veggies Salad/Wheat Bread Oranges/Milk Tues., Aug. 27 Spaghetti Mixed Veggies Salad Garlic Bread Peaches/Milk...

 

Reader Photos of the Week

Banner Bank Customer Services Representative Kim Julian took these "red sky at night" photos from her backyard on Aug. 7. Thanks, Kim! Please send your beautiful, funny, interesting or strange photos...

 

Swim the snake

Weekend storms spared paddlers and swimmers who participated in the 7th Annual Swim the Snake event at Lyons Ferry on Saturday. The swim and paddle event is a fundraiser for local youth swim teams...

 

Winter recreation advisory positions open

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation is in need of winter sports enthusiasts to serve on the Winter Recreation Advisory Committee (WRAC) or the Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC). Committee members review vital issues and advise...

 

Heritage Barn Grant applications are being accepted

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Dept. of Archeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) recently announced that applications to request funds through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Program are now available. The program, established in 2007, assist with...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019 

Missoula Children's Theater visit boosts self-esteem

DAYTON-Fifty-three Touchet Valley kids enjoyed performing live on stage in the Missoula Children's Theater (MCT) adaptation of Pinocchio last week. Of those, about a dozen were new to the stage...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019 

Yesterday: A romantic comedy in a world without The Beatles

Yesterday is such a charming movie with an (almost) all-Beatles soundtrack that is hard to be too tough on it. So as long as you aren’t a stickler for logic, it is fun ride with an interesting...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    News    August 15, 2019 

Oil painting and a safe studio

Artists have always found a way to make beautiful art out of the most toxic materials. Traditionally, oil paint not only used toxic pigment like cadmiums and colbalt, it was also common to use...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 15, 2019 

Dayton's Dog Park is a hit with four legged friends (and their owners)

DAYTON-The Dayton Dog Park has been a godsend for Dayton's four-legged friends and their owners, since it officially opened in Sept. 2017. The early morning hours, and the hours after supper are a...

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    August 15, 2019 

Talk About Art

Treasure hunting doesn't have to involve sunken Spanish galleons and buried chests of gold doubloons. Today, we encounter treasures in vintage stores, second-hand shops, yard sales – and people...

 

Weatherford takes mayoral primary by a landslide

DAYTON-Incumbent Dayton Mayor Zac Weatherford received a strong show of community backing in last week's primary elections for city mayor, with a 66 percent support vote. Weatherford garnered 504 of...

 

Columbia County has second highest voter turnout in state

Columbia County Auditor Anne Higgins said that out of the 1627 ballots mailed, 868 had the potential to not be counted as they were either not returned or returned as undeliverable. Columbia County still had the second highest voter turnout in...

 

Chase suspect is released from hospital, booked in jail

WALLA WALLA—The woman who led police on a multi-county high speed chase, ending in an officer-involved shooting near Burbank on Aug. 3 has been released from the hospital on Aug. 8 and booked into the Walla Walla County Jail. Amanda Warren, 38, is...

 

Columbia REA votes to support dams

Resolution is passed supporting continued operation of Snake River dams SNAKE River—The Columbia REA Board of Directors has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of the continued operation of Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goo...

 

Firefighter Focus

As longtime volunteer firefighters are retiring, the local volunteer pool continues to dwindle. With less than 20 active volunteer firefighters and four EMTs, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 is...

 

Sacajawea Historical State Park wins volunteer awards

PASCO-On Aug. 1 Washington State Parks (WSP) announced the recipients of the 2018 Volunteer awards. Sacajawea Historical State Park volunteers walked away with winners in two of the twelve categories...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 15, 2019 

Fun ways to keep the blood flowing for cardiovascular health

When asked her best advice on aging and longevity, my mom said she doesn't recommend it at all. She went on to say that it isn't pretty, which makes sense because no one gets out of here alive. There...

 

Greg blake and real country

Greg Blake and Real Country played to a full house at Art X Agent in Waitsburg on Aug. 7. Band members include (l-r) Isaac Callender on fiddle, Greg Blake, Nico LaRochel-Humby on bass and Miles...

 

Keeping with a longtime Times tradition

In keeping with a longtime Times tradition, images of the McCaw operation harvesting the field surrounding the City water tower grace this week's cover. Above: A combine makes the final cuts around...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    August 8, 2019

Big Strides for Small Business

Running a small business is a huge undertaking. Seemingly endless resources pour into a venture that, hopefully, will service its community successfully. It's no wonder owners often refer to their...

 

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