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3rd Annual Waitsburg Block Party is Saturday

WAITSBURG—The Third Annual Waitsburg Block Party will take place on Orchard Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets from 5-9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 17. Bring a side dish to share, chairs and your own beverages. Music will be provided by Walla Walla...

 

Waitsburg school registration

WAITSBURG—Students can register for school in Waitsburg Aug. 19-22 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. On Thurs., Aug. 22, Waitsburg School District offices will remain open until 7 p.m. High school students will be able to pick up class schedules, get locker...

 

DW Fall Sports Clearance, Aug. 20

WAITSBURG—Fall athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend a fall sports clearance night in the Waitsburg High School auditorium on Tues., Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the coaches and complete paperwork for volleyball, football and...

 

Cup of Joe is Aug. 21

DAYTON—The August Cup of Joe will take place at the Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (113 N. Front St.) on Wed., Aug. 21 at 7:30 a.m. School representatives will welcome the new school year by sharing upcoming plans, providing budget and sports combine...

 

See smoke? Call 911

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks citizens who see smoke in their area, that may be a possible wildfire, to gather as much information as possible and call 911 immediately. “We would rather check out false alarms or the same incident...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board

August 12 Violation of Protection Orders: A woman was arrested on "D" Street in Prescott for violation of a court order and trespassing. August 11 Found Property: Property related to ongoing cases was located on Middle Waitsburg Road. August 10...

 

Prescott Car Show, Aug. 24

PRESCOTT—The Ninth Annual Prescott Car Show will take place on Sat., Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Field View Park in Prescott. The swimming pool will be open and lunch will be available on a donation basis. All are welcome to participate or...

 

Waitsburg Ladies Night, Aug. 14

WAITSBURG—It’s Waitsburg Wednesday for Ladies only on Aug. 14 at Waitsburg Town Hall from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include food, Bunco, shopping and fun. This Waitsburg Commercial Club event is open to ladies 21 and older. Tickets are...

 

Health and Aging event in Starbuck, Aug. 15

STARBUCK, Wash.—Columbia County Public Health, Blue Mountain Counseling and Aging and Long Term Care (ALTC) will host a special event, focusing on the health of the aging population, in Starbuck, on Aug. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Starbuck...

 

Planning Commission Vacancy

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Planning Commission is looking for someone to fill an empty seat. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Lions Club Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. Those interested may download and...

 

Columbia Energy Name Change

TOUCHET Valley—Columbia Energy, LLC is now doing business as Columbia iConnect. The adoption was made to more accurately reflect the service provided and to more closely brand the business to its parent company, Columbia REA. Columbia iConnect...

 

Columbia REA Grants

WALLA WALLA—Columbia has chosen Fire District No. 3 and the Starbuck School to receive 2019 Community Grant funding. Following a review of 40 applicants from Walla Walla, Columbia and Umatilla County, a Columbia REA staff volunteer panel decided...

 

$5 sports physicals

DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Columbia County Health System will be providing $5 sports physicals at the Waitsburg Clinic on Aug. 1 and the Columbia County Health Clinic on Aug. 6. Both sessions run from 5-7 p.m. Physicals are $5 and proceeds go to the...

 

New location for Memory Care Café

DAYTON—The Memory Care Café has moved from the Noble Hunt to the Moose Creek Café located at 330 E. Main St. in Dayton. Gatherings take place the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. – noon. The Memory Care Café is an opportunity for...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office Daily Press Board Listing

July 27 Motor vehicle theft: Adult female reported her Jeep was stolen on July 26 between 1030 and 1630 from her residence in the 200 block of Cemetery Road in Dixie. June 18 Theft: Theft of a skateboard on Meinburg Road in Waitsb...

 

Texas Rapids closed for maintenance, Aug. 5-11

STARBUCK—The Texas Rapids recreational area, located four miles from Little Goose Dam on the lower Snake River near Starbuck, will be closed Aug. 5-11 while Natural Resource Management maintenance staff sweeps and seal coats the parking lot and...

 

Waitsburg Bike Rodeo, June 26

WAITSBURG—A Bike Rodeo will be held at Preston Hall Middle School in Waitsburg on Fri., July 26 from 9-11 a.m. Bring your child’s bike for a bike safety check, bike licensing, helmet fitting and free helmets, a review of biking rules and a bike...

 

Vendors sought for National Night Out

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Police Department is seeking vendors, organizations, businesses and agencies to help celebrate 13 years of National Night out, the largest crime-prevention, family-fun event in the region. This year’s event will take...

 

Mobile food bank visit, Aug. 8

DAYTON—A mobile food bank will visit the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Thurs., Aug. 8 from noon-2 p.m. Please bring a box to take home your food. Volunteeres are needed to help with distribution. Volunteers should arrive at 10:30 a.m. to help...

 

Swim the Snake, Aug. 10

LYONS FERRY, Wash.—The seventh annual Swim the Snake event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marin and Lyons Ferry State Park on Sat., Aug. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. The event includes a non-competitive open-water swim and a two-stage competitive (or...

 

County Commissioner meet and greet

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County Commissioners will hold a meet and greet event at the Public Health and Legislative Building (314 W. Main, Walla Walla), second floor, on Mon., July 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. There is no formal agenda and citizens...

 

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Less farmers, larger farms

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, wheat farms in Washington declined by 20 percent between the 2012 census and the 2017 census. However, harvested acreage only decreased by two percent, meaning there less farms with more acres. According...

 

Got (chickpea) milk?

With prices rising, many Washington wheat farmers added chickpea plantings into their rotations. Unfortunately, trade issues with China and India, have resulted in a price drop. YoFiit is hopeful that chickpea milk, which has 10 grams of protein and...

 

Educational grant awards

Each year the Washington Wheat Foundation awards educational grants to nonprofits that support programs and activities that increase public awareness about agriculture. This year grants were awarded to: AgForestry Leadership Northwest Natural...

 

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