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At the Liberty: Together Together

DAYTON—Young loner Anna (Patti Harrison) is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt (Ed Helms), a single man in his 40s who wants a child. The two strangers come to realize this unexpected relat...

 

Utility Relief Program Expanded

Dayton—The city of Dayton has expanded the eligibility for the utility discount program for low-income seniors & low-income disabled community members. To qualify, applicants must: Reside in a residential dwelling unit serviced by the City of...

 

WWSO receives grants for UAV/Radio Repeater

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is pleased to announce the award of two grants to be used for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/Radio Repeater project. The two grants come from the Wildhorse Foundation for $10,000.00 and the...

 

Area students named to UW Dean's list

SEATTLE—Students from Dayton, Pomeroy and Prescott were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter 2021 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade... Full story

 

CWWFD2 Announces Burn Ban

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect in the district, including the City of Waitsburg, on July 6. The ban will extend into September, with an end date to be announced.... Full story

 

Eighth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim Event

LYONS FERRY—The eighth annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 14, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. In addition to the non-competitive, open-water swim, event organizers continue to...

 

More than $3.67 million in funds are available to help Washington libraries and museums

OLYMPIA—Washington State Library, a division of the Secretary of State’s Office, announced that more than $3.67 million would be made available to help public, academic, and tribal libraries and museums statewide. The funding is part of the $200...

 

"Tails and Tales" theme for CCRLD reading program

DAYTON—The theme for this year’s Columbia County Rural Library District Summer Reading Program is “Tails and Tales” and activities will include crafts, storytelling, music, and much more for... Full story

 

CCRLD inaugural elevator ride to be live streamed June 23

DAYTON—The new elevator at the Columbia County Rural Library District building will see its first official ride next Wednesday, June 23, 2021, starting at 3:00 pm. The event will be live streamed via the library’s Facebook page, allowing guests... Full story

 

At the Liberty: Spirit Untamed

Spirit Untamed Spirit Untamed is an epic adventure, with a star-studded cast doing the voices, about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse. This film is the next...

 

Liberty Theater announces new manager, theater assistant

DAYTON-The Liberty Theater is proud to introduce Debbie Ayerst as the new Theater Manager. Ayerst has worked for three years as the Assistant Manager and has been very capable and dependable. She...

 

Delta variant listed as 'variant of concern' by CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday announced that the Delta variant of COVID-19, also known as B.1.617.2, is being monitored as a “variant of concern.” The variant was currently designated as a “variant of... Full story

 

At the Liberty: Here Today

Here Today is a comedy-drama that was directed, co-written, and stars Billy Crystal as Charlie. The movie follows veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz, who is going through a tough time as he tries to...

 

Minor promoted to CCHS Chief Financial Officer

DAYTON-Columbia County Health System Thursday announced the promotion of Matt Minor to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). "Matt's role has expanded to include oversight of our revenue cycle,...

 

DOH launches mobile vaccination service to increase vaccine access

OLYMPIA—On June 1st, the Washington State Department of Health launched a new mobile vaccine service called “Care-A-Van” that will deliver vaccines to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. DOH is working closely to support...

 

Spend your summer on the farm with the Blue Mountain Land Trust

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Land Trust and Welcome Table Farm have teamed up each summer to offer week-long day camp sessions to learn about life on a small organic farm. Farm Kids engages children in grades 1-4 to explore and discover local food...

 

Dayton's Department of Planning and Community Development asks for public input

DAYTON—The City of Dayton Department of Planning and Community Development encourages the public to review the Main Street Safety Action Plan (MSSAP) draft and submit comments. The goal of the... Full story

 

Cavu Cellars presents work from five Eastern Washington artists

WALLA WALLA—Cavu Cellars presents the work of five Eastern Oregon artists. Janni Kerns, Sarah Fry, Alicia Andrews, Sarah Greenman, and Mary Davies Kerns. Janni Kerns creates graphite drawings and watercolor paintings She portrays animals and...

 

Walla Walla County properties to see substantial increase in assessed value

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—Walla Walla County homeowners should expect a change of value notice soon, according to the county’s assessor, Debra Antes. “Most properties will see a substantial increase in the assessed value due to the increasing... Full story

 

Waitsburg School District has staff, student test positive

WAITSBURG—On May 25, the Waitsburg School District announced that an elementary student and an elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the positive cases and the resulting close contacts, all second-grade students must...

 

At the Liberty: Cruella

DAYTON—Cruella (played by Academy Award winner Emma Stone), set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She...

 

Dayton, Prescott and Waitsburg Candidates List

City of Waitsburg Candidates Mayor: Incumbent Marty Dunn Kate Hockersmith City Council: Position 1: Incumbent Kevin House Position 2: Incumbent Jim Romine Position 3: Randy Charles Position 4: Incumbent Karen Stanton-Gregutt Court Ruppenthal Position...

 

State Parks, recreation land managers designate Juneteenth a free day

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Juneteenth will now be a Discover Pass free day. In addition to this new free day, June also has three established free days: Saturday, June 5, in recognition of National...

 

Memorial Day Program returns at Waitsburg City Cemetery

Monday, May 31, 2021 11 am Come join us at the Waitsburg Cemetery to remember those who have given their all! Hope to see you there. American Legion and Auxiliary Please call 509-337-8875 if you have any questions....

 

TVTV services interrupted, customers unable to reach owner

DAYTON—Touchet Valley Television customers were surprised last week when their internet services quit working. Complaints and questions have begun to pop up more frequently on community social media platforms since the beginning of the year,...

 

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