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  • A doppio break in Waitsburg

    The Times|Jul 11, 2024

    On July 3, a group of French adventurists stopped for doppios at Ten Ton Coffee. They were part of a 20 day motorcycle trek from Seattle to Miami. Road2Luxe is a French tour company offering guided tours in Europe, Africa, and the United States. Flying from Paris, the 14 riders were paired up with high end motorcycles including Indian Scouts and Roadmasters, Honda Goldwings, and several Harley-Davidson models. The riders were full of energy and found Waitsburg a charming ambassador of Western...

  • Congratulations to the Waitsburg Class of 2024

    The Times|Jun 13, 2024

  • Waitsburg Junior Livestock Show

    The Times|Jun 6, 2024

    Showmanship at the Waitsburg Junior Livestock show began early on Saturday morning at the farigrounds. The two day event gave FFA and 4H members the opportunity to prepare for the big shows at the Walla Walla and Columbia County Fairs later this summer....

  • Celebration Days brought music, games, mud, and a parade to Waitsburg.

    The Times|May 23, 2024

  • The Northern Lights in Waitsburg

    The Times|May 16, 2024

    Due to a geomagnetic storm, the Northern Lights were on full display over Waitsburg and throughout the northern hemisphere late Friday, May 10 and early Saturday....

  • Moonrise over Waitsburg

    The Times|Feb 8, 2024

    The photographer caught December’s full moon rising over the wheat fields outside Waitsburg. The photo was taken at dusk at Whoopem Up Hollow and Millrace Road....

  • Plaid and tulle at the Father Daughter Snow Ball 2024

    The Times|Feb 1, 2024

    The endearing Father and Daughter annual dance is hosted by HASA, Home and School Association. Volunteers created a magical space where attendees could dance on a cloud. All proceeds and donations go to support Waitsburg's teachers and students with needs in the classrooms....

  • Waitsburg School Board given student recognition for School Board Appreciation Month

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Jan 25, 2024

    The Waitsburg School Board met on January 18 for its regular meeting at the elementary school library. Vice Chairman Stephanie Cole, board members Abby Grende, Christy House, Sarah Boudrieau, and Chairman Carol Clarke enjoyed the students’ artisitc expressions of thanks for School Board Recognition Appreciation Month....

  • Winter scene

    The Times|Jan 18, 2024

    This wintery scene photographed by Waitsburg resident Bill Rodgers in 2021, is at the junction of Lower Waitsburg Road and Ferris Road. It is a reminder of the Touchet Valley's beauty, even when dealing with single digit temperatures, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and icy roads....

  • New studio opening in Waitsburg

    Lane Gwinn, The Times|Sep 28, 2023

    Waitsburg exhibiting artist and art educator Greg Tate is preparing his Main Street studio for October watercolor and drawing classes. On display at the space are paintings and ceramics by the artist. For more information email Tate at tateartwaitsburg@gmail.com and sign up. A member of ArtWalla, Tate recently worked long hours on ArtSquared, the annual fundraiser featuring over one thousand 6" x 6" square art pieces....

  • "It's going to be a warm week"

    Bill Rodgers, The Times|Aug 17, 2023

    A landscape fitting for a heat wave by Waitsburg photographer Bill Rodgers....

  • Seen on Main Street

    The Times|Jul 27, 2023

    Kris Kuykendall and Kayla took Shawnee our for a spin and a cold drink at Ten Ton Coffee on Main Street in Waitsburg....

  • Harvest about Waitsburg

    The Times|Jul 20, 2023

    Harvest has come to Waitsburg as signaled by the combines circling the water tower above Main Street....

  • Waitsburg Memorial Day Service

    The Times|Jun 1, 2023

    Lane Gwinn Veterans attending the Memorial Day Service at Waitsburgs Memorial Wall, mustered to honor Alex Dahlby who has enlisted in the Army. Dahlby is graduating from Waitsburg HIgh School on June 9, 2023. After AIT training, Dahlby plans to attend Eastern Washington University, where he will be a member of the ROTC program (an Army ROTC graduate is commissioned as an officer in the Army) while getting his computer science degree....

  • Christmas Eve carolers on the streets of Waitsburg

    The Times|Dec 29, 2022

    Carolers went out Christmas Eve stopping by houses and businesses in Waitsburg to spread some cheer. r-l, Deanna Tipton, Susan Tarver, Joe Roberts, Kate and Eric Hockersmith, Tom Tarver, Seamus House, Tiina Jaatinen, and Carrie Hendrix braved the cold to bring back a nice Waitsburg tradition....

  • "Frost in the Hollow"

    Bill Rodgers, The Times|Nov 24, 2022

    "Frost in the Hollow. Cold temperatures and a foggy inversion created a fairyland of frosty trees and weeds in the greater Walla Walla Valley early this week. The photographer looks forward to many more until mid-February, when weather conditions no longer favor the creation of freezing fog....

  • Fair Season

    The Times|Sep 8, 2022

    It is fair season, and Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days kicked of the fun from August 31 to September 4. Swine, horses, cattle, goats, but no poultry this year. To make sure poultry exhibitors could still participate despite the bird flu, entries consisted of photos and stuffed chicken stand-ins. Next week is Columbia County Fair from September 9 to 11....

  • Harvest fires

    The Times|Aug 4, 2022

    A fire approximately five miles northeast of Eureka, Wash., started midday in a field of freshly harvested wheat. Several trucks from WW County Fire District 3 were on the scene. Crews were suppressing flames along the west and east perimeter....

  • Locally Nourished is open again in Dayon

    The Times|Jul 21, 2022

    Beka Compton Alicia Walker, owner of Locally Nourished, chats with customers during her Monday morning opening. Now located at 217 E Main, the cafe features cookies, cupcakes, quiches and scones made with locally-sourced ingredients. They also offer espresso, smoothies, and boba....

  • Quilts in the Garden

    The Times|Jun 30, 2022

    Dayton's Boldman House Museum hosted its annual Quilts in the Garden exhibit last weekend....

  • Dayton Days Parade

    The Times|Jun 2, 2022

    The kids led the Dayton Day Parade on their decorated and colorful bikes. A great start to a great parade on a sunny day in Columbia County....

  • Springtime on Wilson Hollow Road

    The Times|May 5, 2022

    This property on Wilson Hollow Road is always neat as a pin. The photographer loves the well-maintained grass in the gullies behind the buildings. They stunningly define the shapes of the hills and crops under the May skies....

  • Waste not, want not, Waitsburg!

    The Times|Apr 21, 2022

    Remember the tree that blocked off W 2nd Street (Highway 124) after a recent windstorm? The tree made its way to local miller Ed Lambert, who has been busy making beautiful planks from the trunk....

  • Again with the snow?

    The Times|Apr 21, 2022

    Waitsburg from Middle Waitsburg Road, after last weeks unexpected, late spring snow. The city and valley saw snow, sleet, hail, sun, wind, and blue skies all in one day....

  • April windstorm hits area Monday and Tuesday

    The Times|Apr 7, 2022

    A powerful wind storm this the Touchet Valley this last Monday and Tuesday with winds reaching up to 60 mph. This tree was pulled from the roots and fell across Highway 124 in Waitsburg on Monday, April 4....

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