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 News    June 20, 2019 

Cool Kids

This trio of cuties beat last Thursday's high temperatures by enjoying some fun at the Prescott Pool. The Waitsburg Pool will open at 1 p.m. on Monday....

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 20, 2019 

Dayton terminates county planning and compliance contracts

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council voted last week to terminate interlocal agreements with the county for Planning Department and Code Compliance Services. City Administrator Trina Cole said the reason behind last week’s decision is so the city can...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019 

State reps weigh in on legislative session

OLYMPIA—State representatives Bill Jenkin and Skyler Rude met with The Times last week to recap the 2019 regular legislative session, which ended April 28. Both agreed the session proved to be a...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019 

Inventory lost but no injuries in Columbia Straw supply fire

STARBUCK-A June 13 fire at the Columbia Straw Supply stackyard on Lyons Ferry Road destroyed or damaged about a thousand tons of wheat straw, which was being stored in preparation for the launch of...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Classifieds

ROUTE BUS DRIVER Minimum qualifications: Class B CDL, air brake restriction lifted, student endorsement, passenger endorsement.  Training may be available. For additional information please contact: Colter Mohney at (509) 337-6301 ext. 3400...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019 

Bears in the Burg

WAITSBURG-Facebook was filled with posts of multiple sightings of a mama bear and cub on the southeast end of Waitsburg on the evening of June 13. Residents lined the streets to get a look at the...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

MCT hosts free youth acting workshops

WALLA WALLA—The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will offer two free workshops at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla on June 25 and 26. First up is an Acting Workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday 26 from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. Participants will learn some...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 20, 2019 

Port of Columbia update

COLUMBIA COUNTY-One of the Port of Columbia's many projects was helping to organize a successful Career Day event, with representatives of twenty-seven different careers, at Dayton High school in...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

BOCC approves creation of Flood Control Zone District

DAYTON—On Monday the BOCC adopted Resolution 2019-34 establishing a countywide Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) and Resolution 2019-35 adopting a ballot measure establishing a general excess levy for the operations and maintenance of that...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Watershed partnership reauthorized

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Washington State Legislature re-authorized the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership, for two years, which will be a time of transition for the organization. The organization was also allocated $500,000 in funding,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Waitsburg City Council Update

Public Comment Parks & Recreation Board Chair Danielle Carpenter provided an update regarding the Parks & Recreation Board. Carpenter said the committee has decided to focus on events and engagements in the near future and will take over maintenance...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Trails plan receives state recognition

OLYMPIA, Wash.—The Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan was one of 13 2019 Smart Communities Award winners recognized by Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. The honor is given to programs that promote smart growth planning and projects that contribute to...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

New at the Libraries

Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m. "Courting Mr....

 
 By Carolyn Henderson    News    June 20, 2019 

Talk About Art

If you think 101 Dalmatians is impressive, you should see 103 carved fish. That's how many wooden fish sculptures Tom Schirm, a habitat biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Columbia County adopts a panhandling ordinance, county road resolutions

DAYTON-An ordinance addressing panhandling in Columbia County is on its way to being codified into law after unanimous approval by the Board of County Commissioners, on June 3. Panhandling The...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 20, 2019 

Suze's Travels

WAITSBURG-Licensed equine massage therapist, Suze Wood, recently returned from an educational expedition to western France. She traveled to attend practicum for certification as a master saddle...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    June 20, 2019 

Ranger districts provide updates

DAYTON-Personnel from the Pomeroy and Walla Walla Ranger Districts of the Umatilla National Forest hosted a public meeting in Dayton last week to share information about the Districts and discuss...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

All Wheels Weekend 2019

Skies were clear and the weather was warm for Dayton's 25th Anniversary All Wheels Weekend....

 

Field Day Fun

Waitsburg Elementary School students wrapped up the year with a well-earned field day on Friday, June 7....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 13, 2019

Lions present awards at annual ladies night

WAITSBURG-It was a full house in the Lions Memorial Building as the Waitsburg Lions Club wrapped up its year with the annual Ladies Night dinner, award ceremony and induction of new officers....

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 13, 2019

Orozco trial is delayed again

DAYTON—Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney Dale Slack notified the public that the Benjamin Orozco murder trial has been re-set from July 8 to August 12, following a June 5 hearing. In his update, Slack said that Division II Court of Appeals...

 

2019 Celebration Days ATV Selfie Contest Winners

Winners from the selfie contest...

 

A Mural in the Making

Muralist Don Brown, of Kennewick, recently completed this impressive mural on the side of Chief Spring's Brew Pub on Dayton's Main Street. The Times' Advertising Manager Teeny McMunn captures the...

 

1st Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament is June 22

DAYTON—The recently advertised TVGC Scramble Tournament has been renamed the 1st Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Gene Crothers, who recently passed. The tournament format has changed slightly and the event, formerly a...

 

FREE Youth Trap Shoot is Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will host a free youth trap shoot on Sat., June 15 at the Waitsburg Gun Club. Dean Wass will present a firearms safety refresher beginning at 8 a.m. with the trap shoot immediately following. Youth age...

 

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