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At the Liberty: The Jungle Book

DAYTON—The Jungle Book live - on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, at 7 pm - performed by local children, who will have rehearsed since August 1. The storyline is: Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear,... Full story

 

Children's reading program at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG—The Weller Public Library in Waitsburg offers a children’s reading program throughout August. To participate in the program, kids can read or have their parents read them a book and come in on Saturday and pick up a small prize from... Full story

 

History brought to life at Fort Walla Walla Museum

WALLA WALLA—Lewis & Clark Living History Weekend kicks off Saturday at Fort Walla Walla Museum. Learn about the historical expedition on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to -5 p.m., and Sunday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Northwest Liv...

 

Sherwood Trust opens FAll impact Grant opportunities

WALLA WALLA—Regional nonprofits and qualified agencies are invited to submit inquiries for Sherwood Trust Impact Grants that will be awarded in November. Impact Grants are available to fund up to $15,000 to nonprofits and agencies serving Walla...

 

At the Liberty: Elvis

DAYTON­—Elvis will run a second week. Please see our nearby advertisement, or our website, for movie dates and times. We have eliminated the seat buffering between groups, but online seat selection is still available. However, the incidence and...

 

Corps invites public comments on proposed Lower Snake River Channel Dredging project

WALLA WALLA—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites the public’s comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the Lower Snake River Channel Maintenance Immediate Need Dredging for Commercial Navigatio...

 

Death Investigation Update

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The body of the individual located on July 6 has been identified, and the next of kin has been notified. The deceased has been positively identified as 24-year-old Miguel Perez Barragan of Tri-Cities. He was born in Kennewick...

 

City Crews to Begin Work Early During Heat Wave

WALLA WALLA/WAITSBURG—Temperatures are forecast to be well above normal for at least the next week in Walla Walla. Considering the heat wave, some city crews and the contractors working on the Alder and Poplar projects will start work at 6 a.m. to... Full story

 

Walla Walla opens Community Cooling center

WALLA WALLA—The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Walla Walla County and the surrounding areas through Friday, July 29, 2022. Dangerously hot conditions, with temperatures around 105° to 115°, are expected. To assi... Full story

 

DAYTON COOLING CENTER

DAYTON—Beat the heat at the library. The National Weather Service has announced a heat advisory this week in Columbia County, so the Dayton Memorial Library has opened its doors as a cooling center during regular business hours. All are welcome to... Full story

 

Fire Restrictions Issued for Public Lands in Eastern Washington

WALLA WALLA—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order. The fire restrictions order includes prohibiting the building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, including charcoal briquette fires,...

 

Applicants sought for WW Water Conservancy Board

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to fill an alternate position on the Walla Walla Water Conservancy Board. This member will serve as an alternate in a reserve capacity as a replacement for absent or...

 

SLC Public Workshop Series: Summer Sustainability Series

WALLA WALLA—The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) is excited to announce the Summer Sustainability Public Workshop Series. Join SLC staff and guest presenters this summer as they explore pollinators, up-cycled art, landscape design, sustainable...

 

14th Annual NNO coming to Dayton August 2

DAYTON—Sheriff Joe Helm and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be busy at Dayton City Park for the 14th Annual National Night Out. Join the deputies on Tuesday, August 2, from 5:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m for a night geared towards building...

 

2022 Weller Public Library Bookmark Contest

The Friends of the Weller Public Library organized their 2022 Bookmark Contest. Kids in four age groups were invited to submit their bookmark designs. The groups were K-2nd grade, 3rd -5th grade,... Full story

 

Burn ban announced for CWWFD2

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect on Monday, July 25. The ban is in effect in the entire district, including the City of Waitsburg. This... Full story

 

WWCFD8 receives $50,000 award

DIXIE—Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded $50,000 to Walla Walla County Fire District 8 located in Dixie, Wash. Northwest Farm Credit Services donates funds to non-profits through its Rural Community Grant Program. The program supports...

 

At the Liberty:Elvis

The movie Elvis explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic...

 

American Pickers to Film in Washington

WASHINGTON—The American Pickers are excited to return to Washington, where they plan to film episodes of the hit television series throughout the state in October 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world...

 

Weller Library looking for volunteers

WAITSURG-Due to staffing issues, the library will have a temporary schedule of hours of operation from the week of June 26 - August 30th. The Board of Trustees is in the process of searching for two... Full story

 

Superintentent Justin Bradford makes the honor roll at SCC

PRESCOTT-Prescott School District Superintendent and Principal Justin Bradford doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk. Bradford has earned a place on the Spokane Community College Honor Roll...

 

WW County auditor will mail Fulmer's Candidate statement

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Gunner Fulmer contacted the Walla Walla County Auditor’s office, asking why his candidate’s statement was not included in the Local Voters’ pamphlet. “Candidate statements are submitted through the VoteWA.gov... Full story

 

P-EBT returns to Washington for summer

OLYMPIA —Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), many families in Washington state will have another round of food assistance available to them while children are home during the summer break. Calle... Full story

 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches

OLYMPIA— 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The 988 dialing code connects people via call, text, or chat to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), where compassionate,... Full story

 

At the Liberty:"Lightyear"

DAYTON—Lightyear is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy (in Toy Story) - follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. The Rotten Tomatoes website describes this movie as: “Legendary s... Full story

 

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