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  • Glass recycling at BMS second Saturdays through Oct

    The Times|May 2, 2024

    DAYTON – Residents and businesses in Dayton and Waitsburg will have the opportunity to participate in a glass recycling program with monthly collections at Blue Mountain Station. The initiative, spearheaded by local organizations and supported by community grants, aims to divert glass waste from landfills and transform it into new bottles and jars. The initial collection date at BMS is Saturday, May 11. Businesses and residents are encouraged to bring rinsed glass containers with everything r...

  • June 23 deadline for student transfers maintaining sports eligibility

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Mar 30, 2023

    DW COMBINE—With the Dayton-Waitsburg combine ending this school year, an agreement hs been made between the school districts and WIAA regarding high school student transfers and sports eligibility. High school students who wish to transfer between the Dayton and Waitsburg school districts must submit transfer paperwork through Friday, June 23, 2023, to attend the non-resident school district and maintain their eligibility for sports. Here are issues to consider: For athletic eligibility in this specific case, a “transfer” will be defined as hav...

  • Hinds helped put the highest ornaments on the tallest trees

    The Times|Dec 1, 2022

    WAITSBURG-On Monday, November 28, Doug Hinds a Pacific Power Lineman, put up Waitsburg's Hometown Christmas banners in preparation for this year's event. Doug has been helping Dayton, and Waitsburg put up streetscape banners for years. Hinds has assisted Dayton and Waitsburg students each holiday season in decorating the tippy tops of the tall downtown Christmas trees. He is retiring on November 30, and The Times wishes him the best in his new adventure.... Full story

  • At the Liberty: "Beetlejuice"

    The Times|Oct 27, 2022

    DAYTON—When a recently deceased ghost couple finds their beloved home has been sold to an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them. Some consider this 1988 movie to be a classic Halloween comedy. Rotten Tomatoes critics rate this movie 85% favorable, and the audience gives it an 82%. The comments by critics on the website include “Brilliantly bizarre and overflowing with ideas,” “Beetlejuice offers some of Michael Keaton’s most deliciously manic work,” and “Creepy, funny fun for the whole family.” The... Full story

  • At the Liberty:Elvis

    The Times|Jul 21, 2022

    The movie Elvis explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker, spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. One of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life is central to that journey, Pri...

  • Prime rib diner, Friday, March 25, at Town Hall in Waitsburg

    Karen Huwe, The Times|Mar 24, 2022

    It has been almost a year since the Dayton Eagles Club in Dayton caught fire on a Tuesday afternoon. The members and volunteers plan to either rebuild at the location on Main Street or find another building to be able to continue the Eagles tradition of People helping People; a family of brothers and sisters that work hard to better our communities and world. In times of joy and in times of sorrow your Eagle family is always there for you. As stated on the Dayton Eagles website: Our members are vitally important, we accomplish a lot together... Full story

  • Wine tasting and pairing at Red Band Cellars

    The Times|Nov 18, 2021

    DAYTON—Good food? Wonderful wine? A fun time? Stop by Red Band Cellars on November 26 and 27 for a combination of all three. Located at 700 Artisan Way, Suite J, at the Blue Mountain Station, life boils down to three things at Red Band Cellars: Family, fishing, and making wine. The first wine and food pairing will feature a 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, paired with gulf prawns and southern-style savory corn mousse. The second pairing includes a 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, with a caramelized pear and gorgonzola tartlet. The third pairing brings out a 2...

  • 2021-2022 School Sports registration online

    The Times|Aug 19, 2021

    DAYTON/WAITSBURG—Fall, Winter, and Spring sports have looked very different over the past year, and while schedules are looking a little more typical for the 2021 season, registration looks pretty different. In years past, athlete registration packets have been printed and provided for a pen-and-paper approach. The schools are now moving towards an online sports registration system available on the new Dayton-Waitsburg Athletics website, www.dwsports.org. Athletic Director Sam Korslund said he is currently working to have the registration p... Full story

  • At the Liberty: The Father

    The Times|May 20, 2021

    DAYTON—Anthony (played by two-time Academy Award winner, Anthony Hopkins) refuses all assistance from his daughter (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Olivia Coleman) as he ages with progressing memory loss. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his mind and even the fabric of his reality. The film gives the viewer Anthony’s changing and unreliable perspective and the perspective of his caregivers and family. Many critics have stated thi...

  • At the Liberty: Godzilla vs. Kong

    The Times|May 13, 2021

    Released in 2021, Godzilla vs.Kong is the sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters from 2019. Set in a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future brings Godzilla and Kong to a collision that will see the two titans collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. Kong and his protectors, including a young, orphaned girl named Jia, undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Jia (Kaylee Hottle) has a powerful bond with Kong and can communicate with him in sign language. Monarch (the Titan-studying organization) e...

  • At the Liberty: THE COURIER

    The Times|Apr 29, 2021

    April 30- May 4 The Courier (released in March 2021) is the true story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Some... Full story

  • Liberty Theater Reopening with the Mask of Zorro

    The Times|Feb 25, 2021

    DAYTON­—Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) is pleased to announce the Liberty Theater is reopening for free showings of the movie The Mask of Zorro starting Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. The Liberty Theater selected this movie to celebrate reopening after over 11 months of closure. Not only is it a fun adventure movie, but it was also the first movie shown when the theater reopened in 2001. The movie’s second and third showings will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and a matinee on Sunday at 3 p.m....

  • Columbia County in Phase 2 of the of the Governor's Road to Recovery for COVID-19

    Michele Smith, The Times|Feb 18, 2021

    DAYTON—Local restaurants can now open their doors to indoor dining at 25% capacity, Columbia County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. Over the weekend, the South-Central Region, which includes Columbia County, was given the green light to advance to Phase 2 of the governor’s plan for recovery from COVID-19. The region will remain in Phase 2 for two weeks, then will be reevaluated, she said. “We will have to be vigilant in order to stay...

  • Local Firefighters seek help to support Breast Cancer Awareness

    The Times|Oct 15, 2020

    Fire District #2’s Association is offering pink T shirts the month of October 2020 to help increase breast cancer awareness. T-shirts will be available at Ten Ton Coffee, 216 Main Street Waitsburg. Each colorful T-shirt is available for a $30.00 donation, though larger donations are always welcome. Profits from the sale of these T shirts will be donated to the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Foundation. Fire District #2 would like to thank Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) for partnering wi...

  • BURN BAN LIFTED

    The Times|Sep 24, 2020

    Per Fire District #2, the agriculture burn ban has been lifted North and West of Hiway 12. Contacting the Department of Ecology and other state agencies is suggested....

  • Flood Recovery Group seeks housing, donations for flood victims

    The Times|Sep 3, 2020

    WAITSBURG—The Blue Mountain Region Long-Term Flood Recovery Group has identified many families in the area that are still dealing with the effects of the February 2020 flooding. The group is asking the community's aid in finding housing and basic household supplies for victims still trying to recover from the event. Currently, the group is seeking housing for a family of five- two adults and three small children. Accommodation in Waitsburg is preferred, but the family is open to housing in the Dayton community as well. The recovery group is a...

  • Daughters of Pioneers offer scholarship

    the Times|Feb 13, 2020

    WALLA WALLA—Are you a descendant of a pioneer who established residence in Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana during or prior to the year 1885? If you are also graduating from high school this year or are currently attending college, you may be eligible for the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington Chapter No. 12 scholarship, in the amount of $750. Applicants must meet the above qualifications and must also reside in Walla Walla County, within the city or rural routes of Dayton, WA, or w...

  • Interested in becoming a Census taker?

    the Times|Jan 30, 2020

    Information meetings for census takers will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 20 from 2-5 p.m. The location is the Weller Public Library at 212 Main Street in Waitsburg, WA. Interested applicants can apply online at the library, or take an application form and apply from their home computer. Ultimately, Recruiter Assistant Kelly Hammer is looking to hire 30-40 people for Walla Walla County. Due to the geographic area of the town of Waitsburg, there may be three to five positions available. The pay is $16 an hour with .58 cents... Full story

  • Now Accepting Coat Donations

    Oct 3, 2019

    Columbia County Family Clinic in Dayton and Waitsburg, and Columbia County Health System is accepting coats for donation until October 11. Collected coats will be given to Project Timothy for disbursement....

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