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 News    May 13, 2021 

Candidate Filing Week

2021 Candidate filing begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17th and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21st. Candidates may electronically submit declarations of candidacy through the county website...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 8, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility changes for WW, Columbia Counties

WAITSBURG—The warm spring sunshine is out, but it isn’t safe to put the face masks away just yet. Vaccination eligibility is expanding, however, bringing us closer to a mask-free future. In Walla...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    News    March 11, 2021

Honoring the Hinchliff Conservation Legacy

In 1992, ten years after Pheasants Forever came to fruition in Saint Paul, MN, Walla Walla’s Blue Mountain chapter (BMPF) held its first fundraising banquet. Among those responsible for its success were John and Bertha Hinchliff of Dayton, WA. Upon...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    January 21, 2021

Community land trust one potential solution to housing crisis

WALLA WALLA—The housing crisis in the Walla Walla region has reached a tipping point. Thankfully, this problem is not unique to the region. With a decrease in affordable housing across the nation,...

 

Where is the District 2 fire chief?

This past week, it has been noticed that the newly hired fire chief for Columbia-Walla Walla (CCWW) County Fire District 2 has been missing. Waitsburg residents have noticed an increase in activity...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 17, 2020

Hunters, avoid the waterways

WAITSBURG—Most big game hunting seasons have come to a close. As hunters finish processing their deer and elk, reports of animal carcasses disposed of by hunters in the Touchet River have begun comi...

 
 By Brad Trumbo    News    October 29, 2020

WDFW takes an important step in post-fire habitat recovery

In September, wildfires that tortured the Pacific Northwest did a number on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area (Swanson Lakes), located about 10 miles...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    October 22, 2020

Functionally festive Halloween decor

Halloween hopefuls have been dreading this since March when memes began to surface on the internet message boards regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea was determined: put the mask on now to save...

 

Northwest fires create hazardous air conditions

A massive smoke cloud covered Washington with heavy smoke over the weekend A supermassive cloud of smoke blanketed parts of the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, leaving many areas in the...

 

Area Census response slowed to a crawl, advocates concerned

There are less than four weeks to respond to the 2020 Census, and the counts for the area are less than satisfactory for many area residents. With just over three weeks left, Eastern Washington was ab...

 

AREA COVID-19 TESTING SITES

Testing sites for COVID-19 are available in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, be aware of symptoms, and know where to test if necessary. Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center- W Poplar St, Walla Walla 24 Hour ER...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    July 30, 2020

Prescott School District plans for in-person instruction

Justin Bradford is excited to get underway as the new Superintendent of Prescott School District. Most recently, he was the Director of College Place School District's Special Education Department, an...

 

Regional positions on the primary ballot, due by August 4

Washington 16th Legislative District – Senator Perry Dozier (Republican Party) Elected Experience: Walla Walla County Commissioner 2009-2016 Chairman 3 years, Budget Committee 5 years; Washington;...

 

Mayo Clinic and Centers for Disease Control talk myths and masks

According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, wearing face masks, combined with other preventive measures such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, can help slow the spread of coronavirus...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    July 2, 2020

Area fireworks ordinances

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. Each county and city in the area has its own fireworks ordinances. Are you aware of your local regulations? The City of Walla Walla allows fireworks to...

 

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