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Pre-screening at the Walla Walla VA

WALLA WALLA—Effective Thursday, March 19, the Walla Walla Veterans Administration campus announced that all Veterans and visitors will be screened at the tent in front of Bldg. 143 (the outpatient clinic) before entering clinical buildings. The...

 

Washington state parks and wildlife areas to close following governor's order

OLYMPIA-On Tuesday, March 24, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all...

 

Waitsburg City Hall closed to public until further notice

WAITSBURG—City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe announced that as of Tuesday, March 23 Waitsburg City Hall will be closed to the public until Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy declaration is lifted. Waitsburg residents are encouraged to...

 

Walla Walla County's modified operations due to COVID-19

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Commissioners in conjunction with the Director of Community Health are approving modified operations/access to certain county departments to protect the employees and taxpayers from the spread of COVID-19. County...

 

Blue Mountain Station is Open

DAYTON—The Blue Mountain Station is open for business! They have local & organic produce, and a wide selection of staples like organic rice, bean, grains, sugar and flour. BMS carries Pure Eire Dairy and has Umatilla Cheese stocked. Last, but not...

 

Dayton School District breakfast & lunch delivery times

DAYTON—The Dayton School District began their meal delivery service to anyone 18 and under. Assistant to the Supervisor and Food Services director Jana Eaton noted on their first day of meal delivery they prepared 150 breakfasts and lunches....

 

Waitsburg Schools breakfast & lunch delivery times

WAITSBURG—Pick up times and locations for Waitsburg students are as follows: 202 Harmon St. ​​​ 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 705 Maple St. ​​​ 9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Whiskey Canyon Parking Lot ​​ 9:40 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. High School Parking Lot...

 

New Booker Rest Home guidelines

DAYTON—On March 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced critical new measures designed to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The new measures CMS announced, which...

 

Walla Walla Country Sheriff's Office

March 8 A man robbed his mother of her cell phone as she tried calling 911 at an address on Main Street. He then stole her vehicle. Waitsburg, WA. March 9 Officers responded to an assault at the Jail. Walla Walla, WA. Reporting party who lives in...

 

Dayton Senior Center has meals to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays

DAYTON—The Dayton General Hospital Dietary staff will make sure seniors don’t go hungry while the Dayton Senior Center is closed for the next six weeks, due to coronavirus concerns. Aging and Long-Term Care Advisor Barbara Gibson said seniors...

 

Dayton residents Michael Haight and Cathy Lee-Haight give to The Club

DAYTON—For the third year in a row Michael and Cathy Lee-Haight presented the Club's Executive Director, Jim Pearson, with a check for $10,000. This Dayton couple have consistently supported the efforts to provide after school care for Columbia...

 

Graphical representation of COVID-19

A website with analysis prepared and copyrighted by Johns Hopkins University includes information about confirmed cases worldwide, total deaths, total recovered, with an interactive map. Its contents, including all data, and mapping, is provided to...

 

Rib feed canceled

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Lions Club has canceled their annual rib feed for this year per J. E. McCaw. Presently, no future rib feed event is planned for 2020. Last year's feed sold nearly 800 tickets. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting...

 

Online AA meetings

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg AA in-person meetings on Mondays and Saturdays have been discontinued. For online meeting information visit www.waitsburgaa.com. The Friday group plans to continue meeting in the Waitsburg Presbyterian Church at 8...

 

Waitsburg Resource Center seeks Easter blessing basket items

WAITSBURG—The members of the Waitsburg Resource Center committee are seeking donations of items designated for Easter blessing baskets. Generous citizens can drop items off at the Waitsburg Catholic Church at 405 W. 5th Street, the Waitsburg...

 

Warren Community Action fund applications

WALLA WALLA—Applications are being accepted for grants from the Warren Community Action Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation at www.bluemountainfoundation.org. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The...

 

Tomato and onion starts at Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-The Port of Columbia notes that Blue Mountain Station's Verdurous Gardens is deep into garden preparation. Lorrie & Tom Bensel have hundreds of tomato plants started, some for use in their...

 

Time to recognize Waitsburgs outstanding citizens

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Commercial Club is now accepting nominations for Employee of the Year, Business of the Year and Community Service Awards. Please bring your letters of recommendation to Blush Salon, 214 Main St or Waitsburg Grocery, 200...

 

Brix & Brew Rescheduled

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber's Brix & Brew fundraising auction has been postponed to May 8 due to health concerns regarding COVID-19. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on May 8, or refunded....

 

Community meeting

WAITSBURG—Local citizen, Leroy Cunningham, arranged for a community meeting to discuss the current and potential impact of COVID-19 in our area. The meeting, held March 5 at Ten Ton Coffee, included concerned citizens as well as representives from...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

February 19 The reporting party came into the Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary and theft to her storage unit in the 700 block of Waitsburg sometime in July of 2019. Waitsburg, WA February 26 Subject at an address in the 800 block of Mojonnier...

 

Waitsburg School Board selects new member

WAITSBURG—At a special meeting on Thursday, March 5, the Waitsburg School Board interviewed an applicant for the vacant District 1 seat. The board voted unanimously to appoint Sarah Boudrieau to...

 

Brix and Brew auction to benefit Dayton Chamber of Commerce

The Brix and Brew Benefit Auction takes place on Friday, March 13 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion, located at 5 N. Pine Street, Dayton, WA. This event is a fundraiser that supports the operating costs of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce....

 

Sign up for your County's emergency alert system

Both Walla Walla and Columbia County have Emergency Alert Systems that will provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of emergency situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of...

 

Boldman House hires new Museum Manager

DAYTON-The Boldman House Museum is making changes! The Museum is saying goodbye to manager Sylvia Beuhler who is retiring after guiding visitors through the Boldman House and guiding the Boldman...

 

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