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Columbia County Sheriffs Warn of Phone Scam

DAYTON – On Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page warning citizens about a phone fraud case. An individual claiming to represent the Sheriff’s Office advised a citizen that she had outstanding warrants and/or...

 

Columbia Pulp Job Fair

DAYTON – Columbia Pulp will host a job fair for production operators on Feb. 22 at its administrative offices located at 115 E. Main in Dayton. There will be two sessions, one from 9-11 a.m. and one from 3-5 p.m. Bring a resume and be prepared for...

 

Jimmy Durante Fundraiser Postponed

DAYTON – The Eagles Jimmy Durante fundraiser, planned for Feb. 16, has been canceled temporarily due to the snow. The fundraiser, to support 4-H and The Club, will be rescheduled....

 

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian will host a community open house to discuss future fish and wildlife habitat projects planned for the North and South Touchet Rivers and Rainwater Wildlife Area. The meeting will be held in...

 

Blues Crews Needs Volunteers

WALLA WALLA County – The Blues Crew, a Blue Mountain Land Trust volunteer group, is a fun and rewarding way to give back to the places you love to hike. The Crew is currently getting ready to prep trails for spring and summer visitors. The Crew...

 

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Public Meeting

DAYTON – The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian will host a community open house to discuss future fish and wildlife habitat projects planned for the North and South Touchet Rivers and Rainwater Wildlife Area. The meeting will be held in...

 

Opening on City of Dayton Planning Commission

DAYTON – The City of Dayton Planning Commission is comprised of five members who hear and make recommendations concerning amendments to zoning ordinances and various land use decisions. Members serve on a volunteer basis and must reside within the...

 

McMorris Rodgers reacts to State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement following President Trumps State of the Union address last week. “Tonight, the president challenged us to look at the...

 

Dayton offers Family Reading

DAYTON – A free reading program for families with children ages 6-10 is coming to the Dayton Memorial Library on Wednesdays, beginning on Feb. 20 through March 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. Prime Time Family Reading is a humanities-rich program that uses...

 

Shamrock BINGO fundraiser, March 1

WAITSBURG – The ninth annual Shamrock BINGO Relay for Life American Cancer Society Fundraiser will take place Fri., March 1 at the Waitsburg Elementary Multipurpose Room, located at 184 Academy Street. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with BINGO games...

 

Walla Walla County EMS Meeting

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla County EMS and Trauma Care Council will hold a public meeting on Thurs., Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Fulton Room in the Walla Walla Police Department, located at 54 E. Moore St. Agenda items will include EMS training and...

 

Spring Sports Clearance, Feb. 7

DAYTON/WAITSBURG - The DW Spring Sports Clearance Night for high school students from Dayton and Waitsburg will be held on Thurs., Feb. 7 at the Dayton High School auditorium. It will begin at 6 p.m. and should finish 7 p.m.  Any students...

 

Little League Registration

TOUCHET VALLEY – In-person registrations for Touchet Valley Little League will be taken in Waitsburg on Sat., Feb. 9 from 10-11:30 a.m. and Wed., Feb. 13 from 5:30 -7p.m. at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds, located at...

 

Historic Commission Opening

DAYTON – The Dayton Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of five to seven members who hear and make recommendations concerning historic preservation design criterion, review applications for improvements within historic districts, and...

 

Worm composting workshop

Walla Walla—The Sustainable Living Center will hold a Composting with Worms workshop at the WWCC Water and Environment Center, on Sat. Feb. 16 from 10 -11:30 a.m. Learning Center staff will cover the benefits of composting and the basics of...

 

'Healthy Soils, Healthy Region' Workshop

PENDLETON, Ore. - Growers and agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices from experts at the “Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop,” March 12-14 in Pendleton, Oregon.  Co-hosted by...

 

EJ Brewer Dies in Semi Accident

PASCO, Wash. – Ernest (EJ) Brewer, 35, who grew up in Dayton was killed on Jan 23 after colliding with a semi truck. Brewer was reportedly driving a Dodge minivan behind a semi on Highway 395 near Mesa in North Franklin County at 11:45 p.m. on...

 

Jimmy Durante Day Fundraiser

DAYTON – The Dayton Ladies Auxiliary 2618 will host their annual Jimmy Durante Day fundraiser at the Dayton Eagles on Feb. 16. The event is open to the public and funds will be split between The Club and the local 4-H endowment. Doors open at 3...

 

Free Blood Pressure Checks in Dayton, Feb. 14

DAYTON—The County Public Health Department at 270 E. Main St. in Dayton, will offer free blood pressure checks from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 14....

 

WWCSO recovers motorcycle stolen from Dayton

WAITSBURG – One of two motorcycles stolen from the same location in Dayton was recovered on Sunday morning. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Civil Deputy Tim Quigg said the office received a call...

 

History of the Blues Presentation

WALLA WALLA – Bob Carson will discuss his new book, The Blues: Natural history of the Blue Mountains in northeastern Oregon and southwestern Washington, at January’s Fort Walla Walla Museum After Hours. This free event will take place in the...

 

Women in Business Lunch

WALLA WALLA – Communications Consultant Allison Carney will speak at a Women in Business Luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott on Wed., Feb. 27 from 11:30a.m. – 1 p.m. Carny has spent her career working with local and national nonprofits, with...

 

Moreno trial date set

WAITSBURG – A trial date of Feb. 26 has been set for Leslie M. Moreno, 25, of Waitsburg. Moreno is charged with second-degree murder for the Dec. 28 stabbing death of her boyfriend, Marcus H. Allessio. Moreno is being held in the Walla Walla...

 

February EBT food benefits available in January - Budget Accordingly

OLYMPIA – Due to the partial federal government shutdown, DSHS has announced that most clients will receive their basic food benefits for February by Jan. 20. This is being done to minimize the potential impact of any lapse in funding because of...

 

Strengthening Families Date Change

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg School District has moved the start date for their Strengthening Families program from February 14 to Feb. 21. They will also skip the March 28 gathering due to a conflict with a conference. Revised program dates are:...

 

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