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Walla Walla County's Phase 2 application now under review by State

WALLA WALLA—On Tuesday, May 26, Walla Walla County Unified Command (Walla Walla County Emergency Management and Walla Walla County Department of Community Health) announced that the variance request the County submitted on Thursday, May 21 to move...

 

Liberty Theater to produce 'A Christmas Carol' as winter musical

DAYTON-Liberty Theater Manager Mike Ferrians announced a change in the programming for the Winter musical, it will be A Christmas Carol, a reprise of their original production from 2011. The originall...

 

New Prescott Superintendent selected

PRESCOTT-Following the May 19 staff interviews and community forum, and the May 21 final interview with the Board, the Prescott School Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Justin Bradford the...

 

"Hidden In Plain Sight" virtual event shares information about drug and alcohol use by teens

DAYTON-The Coalition for Youth and Families is hosting an online presentation of Hidden in Plain Sight on Tuesday, June 9 from 8 - 10 a.m. The program is an educational experience that walks you...

 

Providence St. Mary refines exemptions to visitor restrictions

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center has revised its COVID-19 visitor restriction policy to reflect the evolving understanding of risks presented by the pandemic. The new guidelines include allowing a support person for a newborn if the m...

 

Prescott School District Selects Top Candidates in Superintendent/ K-12 Principal Search

PRESCOTT, WA—Three finalists are moving forward in the search for the next superintendent/principal of Prescott School District. Following a formal search process that began in April, the Prescott School Board of Directors have recommended the...

 

Frontier Days headliner Chicago rescheduled to 2021

WALLA WALLA—After thorough deliberation, the American rock band Chicago's performance, slated for this year's Walla Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days event, will perform in 2021 instead. The Walla...

 

Memorial Wall event canceled, three veterans to be honored

WAITSBURG—The annual Memorial Day event held at the Memorial Wall in the Waitsburg City Cemetery has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus. The American Legion and Auxiliary’s Veteran’s Memorial Wall Program wishes to honor the...

 

Providence now requiring all patients and visitors to wear masks

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Providence Medical Group clinics are now requiring all patients, support people and visitors to wear a mask or face covering. The mask should be put on at or before reaching the entrance and is to...

 

Online Summer Camps for Kids - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College’s Continuing Education program has announced a schedule of live online summer camps for youth ages 8 to 14. These summer camps are one-week programs that run Monday through Friday with morning and...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

May 7 An animal bite-human injury was reported for a dog bite at an address on Cherry Street in Burbank, WA. May 8 WWSO assisted Washington State Patrol with a road rage/ threats incident on W. HWY 12, mile post 295. May 10 The Dixie Grocery Store...

 

Walla Walla VA Medical Center to hold virtual Memorial Day celebration

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center will be holding a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m. via a Facebook live event to remember and honor Veterans who are no longer with us. Connect with the...

 

Waitsburg Gun Club is holding a prize raffle

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Gun Club is holding a prize raffle to support range improvements. The prize package includes a Colt 1911 and gift certificates from a range of Walla Walla businesses, including: L & G Ranch Supply, 123 Pawn Shop, H & H Pawn...

 

Sean Milligan to replace Fred Crowe as Port of Columbia Commissioner

DAYTON-At a special meeting of the Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners on Monday, May 18, Sean Milligan was selected to replace outgoing commissioner Fred Crowe. He was the only person to apply,...

 

Inslee announces restart of all medical services in Washington

OLYMPIA-On Monday, May 18, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the state's plan for all elective procedures to resume. Medical and Dental practices will assess their own readiness and their communities'...

 

Remaining test results from tyson plant to be released this week

The results of 38 pending COVID-19 test results from workers and inspectors at the Wallula, WA Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. plant will be released later this week, according to an email from the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health on...

 

Guidelines for observing Memorial Day weekend at Mountain View Cemetery

WALLA WALLA—In observance of Memorial Day, the grounds at Mountain View Cemetery will be open to the public from dawn until dusk on May 22-25. Due to COVID-19, below are a few considerations for those planning to visit on Memorial Day weekend; ...

 

All Wheels Weekend 2020 canceled

DAYTON—The Dayton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted on May 6 to cancel All Wheels Weekend, the 26th annual car show scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21. The decision to...

 

Dayton Memorial Library Community Memories Project

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library is undertaking the initial collection, maintenance, and eventual archive of accounts of coronavirus in Columbia County. The purpose of this Community Memories Project is to encourage agencies, organizations, and...

 

Inslee announces contact tracing initiative

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee announced the launch of a statewide contact tracing plan on Tuesday, May 12 that will allow more businesses to open and more people to be active in public while helping to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Contact...

 

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19

OLYMPIA—Unemployed workers throughout Washington will get jobs to help the state address and recover from the COVID-19 disaster, receive training for in-demand careers and get targeted help with their job search. The $12 million disaster recovery...

 

Waitsburg School's kindergarten and pre-school registration packets available May 18th

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the Fall of 2020 on Monday, May 18th. There will be a drive thru station to pick-up registration packets from 8 a.m. to noon. The registration drive thru will be...

 

Childhood vaccination rates declining

CAMP MURRAY, Wash.—Immunization rates among children appear to be dropping during the COVID-19 pandemic. This leaves children and communities at risk. Providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program reported a 30 percent decrease in...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

April 15 Malicious Mischief investigation in Waitsburg at 137 Main Street, Waitsburg, WA. April 21 Residential burglary that occurred sometime over the last week at an address in the 17000 block of E. HWY 12, Waitsburg, WA. May 5 Someone illegally...

 

Filing period ends May 15 for Columbia County offices up for re-election this fall

DAYTON—The filing period for all Columbia County offices up for re-election this fall ends on May 15 at 4 p.m. Open offices include Columbia County Commissioner District No. 1, and Columbia County Commissioner District No. 2, along with Precinct...

 

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