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 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020 

Benjamin Orozco sentenced to thirty-six years and three months for crimes committed in a 1996 shooting

DAYTON-Benjamin Orozco has been sentenced to a gross total of 447 months at a maximum-security prison for the second-degree murder of Lance Terry and the first-degree assault of David Eaton, in a shoo... Full story

 By Tracy Thompson    News    January 23, 2020 

Zero-waste leads to contentment for former Mayor

Markeeta Little Wolf's journey to a zero-waste lifestyle actually started with a million steps. The former Waitsburg Mayor and City Council member happened to read on Pinterest (her only social media... Full story


Waitsburg Schools to vote on levy Feb. 11

WAITSBURG— Voters in the Waitsburg School District will be asked to continue supporting schools by approving an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed property value on the Feb. 11 ballot. This is NOT a new... Full story


Don't miss "Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl"

Don't miss Kim Boggs, Eric Sams and Fred Crowe as they light up the stage in the two-act comedy, Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl at the Liberty Theater.... Full story


Share a Valentine's Greeting

The Times is pleased to announce an opportunity for readers to celebrate their chosen Valentine with a special greeting. Submit your message of no more than 30 words, by Monday, February 10th by noon to Select one of the... Full story


Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

October 10, 2019 Dispatched to an address on Brickner Rd. for possible suicidal ideations. Walla Walla County. November 11, 2019 A woman was transported from an address on Sapolil Road to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Walla Walla... Full story


Still in the soup – just add bread!

It's still January and gloomy, so I'm still in soup mode. I continue to stare at my Instant Pot, while trying to muster up the courage to use it, but right now, I'm sticking to my stock pot. However,... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 23, 2020 

Volunteers and donations from the community keep the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul alive in Dayton

DAYTON-If you are looking for gently used clothing, appliances, furniture, toys and games, jewelry, books, appliances, and much more, you don't have to look much further than the St. Vincent de Paul... Full story

 By Brianna Wray    News    January 23, 2020 

Combine Art Collective

WALLA WALLA-When artists join forces, good things happen for everybody. An example of this idea at work is Walla Walla's Combine Art Collective (CAC), a collaborative effort to exhibit and sell fine... Full story

 By Dave Schreindl    News    January 23, 2020 

Budget talk dominates Dayton school board meeting

The number one issue facing the school board continued to be the oversight of the monies collected from previous levies and how they are spent on various prioritized projects. And accordingly, how they are being held accountable to the public for... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

Area youth raising money for trip to D.C.

WAITSBURG- Lisa Morrow and Tracy Barron aren't afraid of anything. From horses to hunting, they both have active families that keep them on their toes. Last April they volunteered to take a group of... Full story

 By Michele Smith    News    January 16, 2020

Telepsychiatry now available at Blue Mountain Counseling

DAYTON-The ability to deliver quality behavioral health services to southeastern Washington communities just got a boost when Blue Mountain Counseling of Columbia County, added telepsychiatry to its... Full story


Share a Valentine's Greeting

The Times is pleased to announce an opportunity for readers to celebrate their chosen Valentine with a special greeting. Submit your message of no more than 30 words, by Monday, February 10th by noon... Full story


Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

December 31 Found property call (wallet) in the lobby at N HWY 125 and Spring Valley Road. Prescott.  January 6 A man was arrested in Burbank for narcotics possession and driving on a suspended license. January 8 A damaged lap top computer was... Full story


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To subscribe online, navigate to and look for the word ‘Subscribe’ in the upper right-hand side of your screen in the blue border. Click on the word ‘Subscribe.’ Choose either the ‘New’ or ‘Renewal’ button under the... Full story


Talk about Art

Some people are observant, and others . . . not so much. For an artist, it helps to NOT be in the "not so much" category. "I have always loved detail," says Walla Walla acrylic painter Mary Soper. "My... Full story


Soups, stews and other gloomy day eats

It's these gloomy, overcast days that put me in the mood to cook stews or make a big pot of soup, with homemade bread. It could be ten degrees below zero with three feet of snow on the ground, but if... Full story

 By Brianna Wray    News    January 16, 2020

Streaming Review: the Mandalorian

If you grew up with a Boba Fett-ish like my husband, the futuristic space western, the Mandalorian, is the show to end all shows. It is to be expected that fans of the original Star Wars trilogy... Full story


Trash in the past

Burn it, bury it or dump it. Or let the pigs eat it. Those used to be the options for refuse disposal at the turn of the last century. It wasn’t until 1896 that New York City required residents to separate household waste, food waste in one tin,... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

More than a crown

If you've ever attended the Waitsburg Celebration Days parade, there's no doubt you've seen the young ladies donning crowns and waving atop their horse. While smiling and waving is at the top of the... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 16, 2020

Celebration Days Queen coronation dinner takes place on January 25

The Waitsburg Celebration Days Queen's Coronation is quickly approaching, and will take place at Town Hall on January 25th. The town's new ambassador is Lena Berens, of Walla Walla, who is looking... Full story

 By Beka Compton    News    January 9, 2020

Colorful winter break at the Cardinal's Nest

WAITSBURG-The last few days of winter break are their own kind of limbo. Kids are starting to wake up from the holiday-induced comas, parents are going back to work, and babysitters are seemingly... Full story

 By Tracy Thompson    News    January 9, 2020

Waitsburg joins other cities facing limited recycling options

City sponsored recycling ended for Waitsburg in March of 2018. The service had been offered by Basin Disposal, Inc. the city's garbage service contractor, but due to a large price increase, the City... Full story


Ten roles available for Little Theatre's production of Godspell

WALLA WALLA—The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will hold open auditions on Saturday, January 11 for the musical celebration Godspell with book by John-Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The play will be directed by Kevin and... Full story


Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

December 17 Malicious-Criminal Mischief. Unknown suspects made multiple taggings on county property. 700 block of Swegle Road, in Walla Walla County. December 22 Mailboxes struck by vehicle at an address on Russet Road in Walla Walla. December 30 Res... Full story


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