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Waitsburg Christian Church adds a Saturday evening service

A big banner hanging in front of the Waitsburg Christian Church’s building on Main Street announced the news, the congregation is adding a Saturday, 6 p.m. evening service. Pastor Matt Wyatt responded with the following when asked what prompted...

 

Walla Walla Macy's store to close

On January 8 the retailer announced it was closing 28 stores, with most locations on the east coast and a few in the Northwest, including the Walla Walla store. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Macy's representatives said that they would begin...

 

Liberty Theatre presents St. Valentine's Reader's Theater event

This year’s Valentine’s Day Reader’s Theater features two live-read plays: Bertha and the Saxman - which shows us the witty and eccentric relationship between a poor street saxophone player and a professional working girl; and The...

 

Rep. Skyler Rude appointed to house civil rights and judiciary committee

Representative Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, has been selected to serve on the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee in the Washington State House of Representatives. "I'm excited for this new...

 

First Thursday concert series at St Paul's Episcopal Church

WALLA WALLA—Handbell artist Debra Pankaskie will perform a free concert at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, on Thursday, February 6. She will be accompanied by Breezy Winkle on handbells, and Dixie Cramer on piano. The concert takes place at 12:15 -...

 

View the Royal Ballet's performance of Coppélia at the Powerhouse Theater

The 2020 Live Cinema Series will begin with a screening of The Royal Ballet's current production of Coppélia on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Gesa Powerhouse Theater. This production was filmed live at The Royal Opera House in...

 

Governor Jay Inslee propose bill to make flavored vapor product ban permanent

OLYMPIA-Following up on his executive order 19-03 from September, Gov. Jay Inslee introduced legislation to permanently ban flavored vapor products. In addition to prohibiting the sale of any...

 

Liberty Theatre double feature

The Liberty Theater will screen two recent and locally-produced documentaries on the wonders and urgencies of our natural environment on Feb. 20th at 6:30 p.m. The two films are the  Secret Life of...

 

12th Annual Ground "Hog" Dinner to benefit Blue Mountain Heritage Society

Blue Mountain Heritage Society will hold their annual Ground "Hog" Dinner on Saturday, February 1 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Youth Building. This 12th annual event will include a historical...

 

New rules for motorists aim to protect vulnerable roadway users

SEATTLE, Wash.—A new Washington state law (SB 5723) took effect on January 1, 2020 that provides motorists with clear rules about how to safely pass bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable roadway users. "Washington legislators have passed a l...

 

Contest open for middle and high-school students' writing, art or podcasts that celebrate trailblazing women

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Washington students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a writing, art, and podcast contest running Jan. 6-April 30 to showcase individuals they believe are ahead of the curve in their communities. The contest is in...

 

Hospice organization's Evening of Elegance celebrates 40 years

WALLA WALLA—It all began with a group of volunteers, donated space, and the dream of caring for people in the most vulnerable stage of their lives. That’s how Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) began in 1980. It’s WWCH’s 40th birthday and...

 

Valentine's fashion show & gift fair at Columbia County Fairgrounds

DAYTON—Jessica Welch, owner of Country Chic Boutique, is hosting a Valentine’s Fashion Show & Gift event at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Four boutiques will be present to show off the latest...

 

Dumas Station is open

DAYTON—In the past, the winery has been closed from mid-December through February. Now, as they have grown, they merely took a two-week break and opened the tasting room back up on Thursday, January 9. Stop by for a visit and sample six wines that...

 

Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever 2020 Pheasant Challenge

WALLA WALLA-The local chapter of the national conservation organization Blue Mountain Chapter #258 of Pheasants Forever, will hold their 2020 Pheasant Challenge on February 1st and 2nd at the Clyde...

 

Two school levy measures on the ballot for Dayton voters

DAYTON—Dayton voters are being asked to consider two levy measures on their February 11th ballots. The District is running an Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy and a Capital Technology & Facilities Levy. The measures are not new taxes....

 

De Nova Club celebrates Christmas with a luncheon

De Nova Club celebrated a Christmas luncheon at the Walla Walla Country Club on December 5, 2019. Attending were: Barb Abbey, Rosie Archer, Anita Baker, JoAn Fiala, Doris Huffman, Jill McConnell, Barbara Danforth, Marianne Newell, Kathie Payne, Jody...

 

Waitsburg Garden Club to host a seed/catalog swap at Ten Ton Coffee

Join with your fellow gardening enthusiasts this Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. for a seed and catalog swap at Ten Ton Coffee Shop. Get together with other gardeners before you place orders for the...

 

Blue Mountain Community Foundation scholarship portal now open, offering 77 awards averaging $1,600 each

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Community Foundation welcomes applications for scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The online application is available starting January 1st at www.bluemountainfoundation.org Applications may be submitted anytime...

 

Christian Women's Connection Luncheon

This month’s Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon takes place on Thursday, January 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will feature a catered luncheon prepared by Jamie Smit, and special music by flutist Alexandra Bradley. Tickts are $12. Please...

 

Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl

Touchet Valley Arts Council and the Liberty Theater start 2020 off right with a fishy two-act live stage comedy Foolish Fish Girls and the Pearl directed by Bev Startin with performances on January 24, 25 and 26. The play is written by  Barbara Pea...

 

CCHS owes CMS less than the $1.5 million originally thought

DAYTON—The Columbia County Hospital (CCHS) Board of Commissioners heard a bit of good financial news at their December meeting. The Finance Committee received an adjustment letter from their...

 

Columbia County Search & Rescue to hold meeting

Columbia County Search and Rescue is looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time in service to their community, helping those in need who are lost, stranded or injured and need help. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will...

 

Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association announce teaching scholarship

The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association is proud to announce scholarship opportunities for students graduating from a Walla Walla or Columbia County school who intend to become a teacher. Two $2,000 scholarships will be granted to...

 

CCHS moves ahead to provide dental services for Medicaid patients

DAYTON—Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire said CCHS will be able to provide dental services to Medicaid patients by the end of the year 2020. McGuire said dentists in private practice find it challenging to provide care to Medicaid...

 

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