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 By Brianna Wray    News    September 19, 2019 

Walla Walla Superhero Run

WALLA WALLA-Tights and capes were out en masse at the Walla Walla Superhero run held Saturday Sept. 14. "I think the people helping with traffic safety are all superheroes," said event organizer...

 

Gran Fondo is Sept. 21

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Foundation’s Gran Fondo walk, run ride against cancer will take place on Sat., Sept. 21 at Burwood Brewing in the airport district. Participants can register for a 5K fun run/walk, a one-mile walk of strength or...

 

Artist's gathering celebrates the landscape

WALLA WALLA—As summer yields to fall, artists are invited to celebrate the beautiful post-harvest landscape from the perspective of the Cottonwood neighborhood. The event takes place on Sat., Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. A number of homeowners will make...

 

Dancing with the W2Stars

WALLA WALLA—Local Walla Walla celebrities will compete on the Gesa Power House Theatre stage on Sat., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. for the 4th Annual Dancing with the W2Stars fundraiser for Valley Residential Services. Local participants are paired with...

 

Pioneer teacher presents Living History performance

WALLA WALLA- On Sunday September 8 at 2 p.m. Emily Cairns will portray pioneer school teacher Sarah Miner. The Living History performance will be made at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. Mrs....

 

Tourism-related grant meeting, Sept. 5

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee has announced grant fund availability for supporting tourism promotion-related events or projects in 2020 that will result in increased numbers of people traveling to the area for...

 

Walla Walla County establishes Complete Count Committee

WALLA WALLA County—Walla Walla County has collaborated with the Walla Walla County Dept. of Community Health (DCH), the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, Sherwood Trust and the Blue Mountain Action Council to create the Blue Mountain Complete...

 

Batman (Adam West) exhibit is topic of Museum After Hours

WALLA WALLA-They were separated by decades in life but have come together in a permanent exhibit at the Kirkman House Museum. A special presentation on how Adam West and Batman influenced the exhibit...

 

Renowned national speaker on suicide prevention speaking in Walla Walla Sept. 27

WALLA WALLA —A national expert on suicide prevention, Dr. Justin Coffey, will speak at a free community roundtable event Sept. 27 from 8:30 - 11 a.m. in the Young Ballroom in the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College. Zero Suicide:  A Community...

 

Providence expands physical therapy at YMCA

WALLA WALLA—Providence Outpatient Rehabilitation is expanding its physical therapy services at the YMCA and moving its water therapy services to Wheatland Village. At noon on Aug. 23, Providence will close its satellite at the Y for construction...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    August 15, 2019

Dayton Chamber director resigns

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce announced the resignation of Executive Director Melissa Bryan in an Aug. 12 in a Chamber press release. Bryan, who served as assistant director prior to stepping...

 

Chase suspect is released from hospital, booked in jail

WALLA WALLA—The woman who led police on a multi-county high speed chase, ending in an officer-involved shooting near Burbank on Aug. 3 has been released from the hospital on Aug. 8 and booked into the Walla Walla County Jail. Amanda Warren, 38, is...

 

Sherwood Trust CEO steps down

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust CEO Danielle Garbe Reser has announced her decision to leave her position in January 2020 to pursue other opportunities to serve the region. Garbe Reser had led the Sherwood Trust since 2015. “Danielle has excelled in l...

 

Gonorrhea Outbreak in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA County—In a July 31 press release, the Washington State Department of Health declared Walla Walla County in outbreak status for both male and female gonorrhea cases. Washington Disease Reporting System data shows 27 cases in the county...

 

Walla Walla hires new Library Director

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla has hired a new Library Director to succeed current Director Beth Hudson, who will retire at the end of August. Erin Wells, currently the Library Director for the Milton Freewater Public Library, will become the...

 

Walla Walla County Elections Update

All ballot testing, processing, tabulation, and canvassing meetings take place at the Elections Center, 310 W. Poplar St., Walla Walla. Accessible voting is also available at this location. Ballots started mailing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019....

 

Living History and Historical Auto Club Car Show this weekend

WALLA WALLA-A Chinese businessmen and Adventist pioneers will be the subject of Living History presentations at the Fort Walla Walla Museum this weekend, with a Historical Auto Club Car Show taking...

 

Where not to drive in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA—As work on city construction projects continue, drivers will be affected by detours. The following current and upcoming projects were listed in the latest City newsletter: Isaacs Avenue...

 

Providence donates $15,000 to BMAC

WALLA WALLA-Providence St. Mary Medical Center has donated $15,000 to the Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) for its new Community Service Center. BMAC has purchased an 11,000-square-foot building...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    June 27, 2019

Doughty Home for Veteran Women Grand Opening

WALLA WALLA-Visitors were welcome to tour the new Doughty Home for Veteran Women (DHVW) and browse literature at their grand opening Sun., June 23. The Doughty Home for Veteran Women is a nonprofit,...

 

MCT hosts free youth acting workshops

WALLA WALLA—The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will offer two free workshops at The Little Theatre of Walla Walla on June 25 and 26. First up is an Acting Workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday 26 from 2:45pm to 3:30pm. Participants will learn some...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    June 13, 2019

Outside Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA—Outdoor enthusiasts looking for activities surrounding Walla Walla will do well to visit www.outsidewallawalla.com. Blue Mountain Land Trust member Gwen Dildine spent the last year and...

 

Free Teen Rock Camp

Walla Walla—The Walla Walla Symphony will present the 11th annual free Rock Camp, June 24-28, 2019. Rock Camp is designed to give area teens the full experience of preparing and producing a Rock n Roll concert. Participation in the camp is...

 

Walla Walla's 2nd Annual BioBlitz is June 1

WALLA WALLA—Join the Blue Mountain Land Trust and the U.S. Forest Service for Walla Walla’s second annual BioBlitz on Sat., June 1 at Fort Walla Walla Museum and Natural Area. This will be a day of scientific exploration, observation and...

 

Hospice offers end-of-life program

WALLA WALLLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) believes it is important to empower individuals to take control of their health care, including their end-of-life care planning. In doing so, they have developed a free three-hour workshop on...

 

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