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At the Liberty: Manhattan Short Film Festival

The 2021 global Manhattan Short Film Festival is coming to the Liberty Theater on Sept 24-26 and the 28th. This is the 24th year of this international annual film festival. The Liberty Theater in...


DCH announces three COVID-19 deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed three COVID-19-related deaths last week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s that tested positive for... Full story


Vaccine clinics Tuesday-Saturday at Providence Southgate

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will hold vaccine clinics Tuesday through Saturday for the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, September 21. All clinics will be held at the Providence... Full story


Columbia Pulp announces Ag Energy Solutions partnership

STARBUCK—Columbia Pulp LLC and Ag Energy Solutions, Inc have announced an agreement to partner in processing wheat straw from the Columbia Pulp facility through the Ag Energy Solutions biomass processing platform. The output from this processing...


East of the Mountains playing at Gesa Power House Theatre

WALLA WALLA-Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the 2021 independent film East of the Mountains on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by an...


Providence free drive-through adult flu & COVID-19 VACCINATION clinic Oct. 2

WALLA WALLA—Providence will offer its annual free drive-through adult flu shot clinic on Oct. 2 at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building entrance (former main entrance of Walla Walla General Hospital) from 9 a.m. to noon, or until... Full story


WWCCD to host virtual meeting October 5

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Conservation District is holding a virtual meeting on October 5, at 7 p.m. District officials are seeking input from area farmers to determine if there is interest in cost-share programs, and the Voluntary...


National Voter Registration Day is September 28

OLYMPIA — National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election. “Your vote matters – especially this year....


At the Liberty:

Respect is an Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. It follows Aretha’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. RESPECT is a remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey...


Book sale to support Weller Library Sept. 18

WAITSBURG—The Friends of the Weller Public Library will be set up at the Waitsburg Farmers Market this upcoming weekend, with books and ice cream. Friends of the Weller Public Library will have books for sale, as well as ice cream and music....


Millrace Grading project starts Monday

WAITSBURG—A section of Millrace Road, starting at the north end of Main Street, will be closed to traffic for the foreseeable future. Colbert Construction broke ground on Monday, September 13, beginning work on the Millrace Grade Project. The...


Fall Festival canceled for 2021

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Historical Society Board of Directors has had to make the unpleasant decision to cancel the 2021 Pioneer Fall Festival on Sept 19. The board felt cancellation was the best...


Historical cemetery tours at Mt. View Cemetery

WALLA WALLA—The Historical Cemetery Tours are back at Mt. View Cemetery. The Fall Tour will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Some new and exciting changes will be taking place which will be announced closer to the tour date. The tour will...


At the Liberty:Free Guy

Free Guy is an adventure-comedy. Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story... one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are...


Testing programs ramp up as students return to school

OLYMPIA —Soon, schools across Washington will be teeming with students for the first time in more than a year. Supporting the effort to get students back into schools, and formulating plans to help keep our schools open, has been a priority for...


BMCF Discretionary Grant application open

WALLA WALLA —Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations and churches in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Umatilla counties are...


CCRLD moving to curbside services as COVID-19 cases surge

DAYTON—Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in our area, the Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) will be switching to curbside-only service effective Thursday, September 2, 2021. The library and the Delany building will be closed to the... Full story


Columbia County announces mask mandate for fair

DAYTON—The use of facemasks for everyone five years of age and above at large events is reasonable and necessary in Columbia County to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Effective September 10, 2021 through September 12, 2021, all...


Foundation to award $20,000 in scholarships

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Foundation is making $20,000 available in scholarships for locally employed Providence caregivers. “The Foundation’s board of directors is thrilled to offer another round of scholarships this year to support... Full story


State lands honor Public Lands Day with a Discover Pass free day

.OLYMPIA—In recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day, Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will offer free entrance to state lands on...


Valley Giving Guide non-profit registration open for 2021 edition

WALLA WALLA—The Valley Giving Guide, formerly the Charitable Giving Guide, is currently accepting registrations for the 2021 event. This month-long online giving event is open to all 501c3 non-profit organizations in Walla Walla, Columbia,... Full story


Dayton middle, high school extends remote learning

DAYTON—After closing the school’s doors to in-person learning on September 1, Dayton middle and high school’s remote learning has been extended through September 9. The district hopes to return to in-person learning on September 13. Elementary...


Dixie Schools District goes to remote learning

DIXIE—Dixie School District, which has a population of less than 20 elementary students, also made the switch to remote learning on Sunday, September 5, after one staff member tested positive. The announcement was made on the district’s Facebook... Full story


Velocity Tour coming to Kennewick September 10

KENNEWICK—For the first time in league history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Kennewick, Washington, with the Toyota Center slated to welcome fans Sept. 10-11 for the PBR Tri-Cities Classic. For... Full story


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