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  • First time New Year's fireworks at Bluewood

    The Times|Jan 4, 2024

    Bluewood Ski resort celebrated New Year's Eve with Magic on the Mountain. This was Bluewoods first firework show and it was stunning. The night also included live music, a deck party before ending the evening with fireworks.... Full story

  • 1938 Waitsburg School Photo

    Submitted Photo, The Times|Nov 9, 2023

    Times reader J.L. DrouhardIn shared this Waitsburg School photo from November 1938. HIs mother-in-law, Roselle Collins, is the girl seated second from the left, bottom row. Found in her keepsakes, he thought readers could enjoy it now, as opposed to waiting 15 years to include it in the "100 Years Ago" in Pioneer Portraits.... Full story

  • Baby bears are growing up

    The Times|Jun 29, 2023

    Juvenile bears are finding their way with out mom this tine of year. If you encounter one, leave it alone, don't feed it, or try to be their buddy. Of course, if they are posing for you, how do you not take a quick photo to send to "The Times."...

  • Students visit Ten Ton

    The Times|Mar 16, 2023

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  • Uncovered art

    The Times|Feb 23, 2023

    David Gignac uncovered these red-nosed gents in what had been a basement shooting range at his building on Main Street in Waitsburg. Anyone who may know more about this artwork revealed beneath 1996 flood silt. Drop The Times an email at

  • Kudos for Greek Shrimp with Fata

    The Times|Feb 9, 2023

    Mr. Chavez: I made your recipe for Greek Shrimp with Feta that was in The Times a couple of weeks ago. I served it with pasta and my wife and I both enjoyed it very much. It was easy and delicious. Keep those recipes coming! Fred Antonius Spokane, Wash....

  • Reader's Photo

    The Times|Dec 8, 2022

    "Snowy Irish Wolfhound"...

  • End of Fall Work

    The Times|Oct 27, 2022

    Greg Smith enjoying the end of the fall season north of Prescott. This year, local farmers had a long harvest, immediately followed by fall work.... Full story

  • Thunderstorm over the valley

    The Times|Aug 18, 2022

    Waitsburg resident and owner of Ironwood Cindy Daves caught spectacular images of last week's thunderstorm as it rolled through town....

  • What's cookin'?

    The Timers|Jun 24, 2021

    Times reader Tom Elstrom, shows off his successful pot of Braised Brisket a la Mexicana, having carefully followed Luke’s recipe from our March 18th edition. Yum! Pass the tortillas. Send us photos of the recipes that you’ve tried from the pages of The Times.... Full story

  • Vital skills

    The Times|Jan 14, 2021

    On Tuesday, Students in Nicole Abel's Animal Science class learned how to check vital signs on their dogs. Abel's two dogs also volunteered for the class activity. Wildlife Management students worked on making custom fishing rods.... Full story

  • Winter nap, hidden deer

    The Times|Dec 31, 2020

    Three white-tailed deer enjoyed a winter nap in a field along the Coppei River. A great blue heron, who has been frequenting the field, didn’t seem to mind sharing his grounds....

  • Reader photo

    The Times|Dec 17, 2020

    Some Ten Ton Coffee regulars have begun morning poetry readings. Like great poetry it is not scheduled or belabored, but spontaneous and free....

  • Dogs in masks

    The Times|Oct 8, 2020

  • Reader photo

    The Times|Sep 17, 2020

    Before the smoke settled last Friday, Waitsburg-resident Jule Keller headed out to mow her lawn, but stopped when she heard 'Amazing Grace' being performed by Wyatt Bohlman on his trumpet. The song was a nod to those lost in the attacks on 9/11/2001. Keller writes: 'At around 11 a.m. this morning I was going to mow my lawn but stopped because I heard my neighbor's son playing Amazing Grace on his trumpet to honor those lost on this day in 2001. I did not start my lawnmower and just stood to...

  • Tracks of an accident

    Sep 10, 2020

    While confirming addresses for the 2020 Census, Joe Huether took a picture of this combine accident on Hatley Gulch Road. "I have no info on the accident, but the tire tracks tell the story all too clearly," said Huether....

  • Superb sunset

    Aug 20, 2020

    A blazing sunset caught by the Columbia and Walla Walla County Fire Department #2. The trucks were out for a sunset photo shoot to take images to use on their Facebook page and website at

  • Bears in a tub

    Kate and Eric Hockersmith, The Times|Aug 13, 2020

  • Reader photo

    the Times|Jul 9, 2020

    Jasper Morrow snapped this photo from the safety of his car at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds on Sunday as a young moose took a lap around the race track. The moose was later seen wandering around the football field before heading out of town....

  • Waitsburg visitor

    the Times|Jul 9, 2020

    Anna Newell is 14 years old and is visiting from Ponca City, Oklahoma. She is the granddaughter of Karl and Marianne Newell and learned to weld last year while visiting Waitsburg. Anna has been learning to weld from Jack Miller and has made several projects including this beautiful bird which she and her grandfather made this visit....

  • Reader photo

    the Times|May 21, 2020

    Waitsburg building owner, Dave Gignac, was pleased to find that he could get the emergency shelter elevator in the building up and running....

  • Reader photo

    the Times|Apr 30, 2020

    Third grader Carter Barron has a message he would like to share with Waitsburg School District teachers and employees....

  • Reader photo

    the Times|Jan 30, 2020

    Reader Tracy Daniel submitted this photo of the Waitsburg 2nd/3rd grade youth basketball team, coached by Gabe Kiefel. Here they react to an early basket the team scored last Saturday at the Walla Walla YMCA. Daniel said, "They don't keep score but it seemed that we sank more buckets than the other team."... Full story

  • Reader photo

    The Times|Dec 26, 2019

    Photographer RaeJean Crewse took this photo at the top of Bennington Lake in Walla Walla, looking northeast. A beautiful day filled with light clouds and sunshine to the southwest, and the depth of storm clouds to the northeast. Find more of her work at @inspiringmomentsphotos.... Full story

  • Reader photo

    the Times|Dec 12, 2019

    House About the Clouds Patricia Keeney, who lives just down the road from the house in this photo informed Bill that the old home belonged to Art and Ernie Alford. She notes: "This is Art and Ernie's original home. The young Alford family dealt with scarlet fever early in the (last) century. Art and Ernie survived, as did an older sister, Maxine. Ernie was quite affected by the illness and Art became, for all intents and purposes, his caretaker. Art and Ernie, both life-long bachelors, later...

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