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At the Liberty:"THE BAD GUYS "

DAYTON-After a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys--Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula--attempt their most challenging job yet...going good....

 

2022 Grazing Conference in Pendleton, Touchet

PENDLETON, ORE-The topics of soil health and sustainable ranch management have created significant buzz in grazing and farming circles in recent years. These important topics are the focus of this...

 

Warren Family Awards $59,250 in grants to local nonprofits

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153...

 

Dayton/Columbia County Fund announces grant awards

WALLA WALLA—The Warren Community Action Fund has approved 15 grants to support local nonprofits providing services in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. This is the sixth year of grant awards through the Warren Fund, with more than $353,153...

 

At the Liberty:Father Stu

DAYTON—Father Stu (Mark Walberg) is based on the true-life story of a boxer-turned-priest, Father Stuart Long. He has a self-destructive lifestyle and a severe motorcycle accident that forces him to change his life to help himself and others. The...

 

Tuberculosis cases on the rise globally and in Washington state

OLYMPIA—Washington’s tuberculosis (TB) cases are rising, putting state and local public health officials on heightened alert. Widespread disruptions in public health and healthcare services and missed TB diagnoses due to similarities in symptoms...

 

Road closures lifted on Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore. —After assessing road conditions and removing hazard trees along Forest Service Roads 44, 41, and 4206, Forest officials have lifted all road closures in the Pomeroy Ranger District from the 2021 wildfires. While the road closures...

 

Celebration Days hostesses selected

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days, always the third weekend in May, is peaking over the horizon. After two years of event cancellations, a new Board of Directors has planned a jam-packed weekend...

 

Jack Miller Announces Candidacy for Columbia County Commissioner

DAYTON-Retired Columbia County farmer Jack Miller announced this week that he would run for the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 position in this year's election. "I am running for...

 

Stand-Up for The Club Fundraiser a Success

DAYTON- The Club hosted its third annual fundraiser, Stand-Up for The Club, on April 30, 2022, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Over 150 area residents attended the event. Jim Pearson,...

 

Free skin cancer screenings May 24 at Providence

WALLA WALLA—Registration is now open for a free screening for skin cancer on May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. The screening is a cooperative event offered by the Cancer Center and the Walla Walla...

 

AT THE LIBERTY|Fantastic Beasts: The Secret of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling. Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize contro...

 

Walla Walla Attorney Jared Hawkins Joins Judicial Race

WALLA WALLA—Jared Hawkins, local attorney and business owner, announces his candidacy for the Walla Walla County Part Time District Court Judge position. Hawkins owns the local law firm Hawkins Law. Throughout his 17 years of legal experience, he...

 

Secretary of State addresses concerns regarding third-party canvassers in Washington counties

OLYMPIA — The Office of the Secretary of State received multiple reports of third-party canvassers presenting themselves as elections officials and going door-to-door across Washington asking residents about their voter information and other...

 

Three new deputies sworn in Columbia County

DAYTON-Sheriff Joe Helm administered the Oath of Office to three new deputies to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday April 26, 2022. Two of the deputies are lateral hires from other...

 

2022 Mushroom harvesting permits now available at Wallowa-whitman forest

BAKER CITY, Ore—It’s that time of year again and out in forest are many species of friendly fungi on the forest floor, ready for harvesting. If you know where to look, and what to look for, mushrooms are available to pick for personal...

 

Ninth Annual SWIM the SNAKE Paddling and Open Water Swim Event Planned for August 13, 2022.

LYONS FERRY—The ninth annual Swim the Snake event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. Swim the Snake consists of a non-competitive, open-water swim and a two-stage,...

 

At the Liberty: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

DAYTON—The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner,...

 

August 8, 1930-April 13, 2022

WALLA WALLA—United Way of the Blue Mountains is excited to announce the return of its virtual singing competition to our region. Sing United: Clash of the Blue Mountain Beats will celebrate and recognize great musical talent in Columbia,...

 

Summer jobs for youth available with National Park Service  

   WALLA WALLA– Are you interested in a summer position with the National Park Service? Whitman Mission National Historic Site is recruiting up to two individuals for its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The eight-week program starts Mond...

 

Board of Health not to require Covid-19 vaccines for school entry

OLYMPIA – On April 13, the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) voted not to include COVID-19 in the state’s immunization requirements for school entry at this time. As stated in today’s SBOH meeting, the Washington State Department of...

 

Goble announces candidacy for Walla Walla County Commissioner, District 3

WALLA WALLA—Darren Goble announces his intent to run for the Walla Walla County Commissioner District 3 seat that is currently held by Greg Tompkins who is retiring after his term later this year. Darren is a lifelong farmer and businessman in the...

 

Powerhouse Boards: Free Sherwood Trust workshop on nonprofit board membership

WALLA WALLA—This spring, learn with Nancy Bacon and Rebecca Zanatta about how to serve on a nonprofit board of directors. This workshop is a deep dive into how to build a nonprofit board, know the board member job, and work well together as a...

 

At the Liberty:Downtown Abby

DAYTON— This week the Liberty will show Downton Abby (the original from 2019), then Downton Abbey: A New Era will be shown in June 2022. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for...

 

Duck Race and Family Festival to Support Local Youth and the Prevention of Child Abuse

 WALLA WALLA– The 25th annual Community Bank Ducky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Mill Creek in Walla Walla. The duck race will begin at 2 p.m. during the Family Fun Festival which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This annual...

 

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