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At the Liberty: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City... Full story


COVID-19 vaccine booster doses now available for all adults 18 and older

OLYMPIA—Booster doses of all three COVID-19 vaccine types are now available for everyone 18 and older. The expansion comes following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s... Full story


Prescott, Waitsburg elementary schools holding child vaccine clinics

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will hold vaccine clinics at Waitsburg and Prescott elementary schools. • Prescott Elementary School, Tuesday, November 30, between 9:30 and 11 a.m. ...


DCH announces two additional COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed two COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 30s and a man in his 70s, that tested positive for COVID-19, passed away. DCH... Full story


Walla Walla County COVID-19 testing update

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will temporarily close the Providence Southgate vaccine clinic during the week of November 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The regular clinic... Full story


Walla Walla Community College Invites Community to Nov. 30 Open House

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) invites future college students, parents, and community members to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 in the main building (Building D) at Walla Walla Campus. The Open...


Community invited to Waitsburg School Board special meeting Dec. 2

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 2nd, to interview and select candidates for the recently-vacated Seat 5. They will also be swearing in... Full story


Walla Walla Fire Depart. displays wreaths as reminders of fire safety during the holidays

WALLA WALLA—It’s that time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter and there is a buzz in the air about the upcoming holiday season. For those preparing to celebrate the...


Two Waitsburg Seniors to be recognized at Exchange Club

WAITSBURG-Congratulations to Waitsburg High School Seniors Brayden Mohney and Megan Forney for receiving the Walla Walla Exchange Club Youth of the Month award for December 2021. According to an...


At the Liberty: Dune

Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey.  It tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ens...


Flood siren test on Friday, Nov. 19

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg will conduct a flood siren test on Friday, November 19, at 9:00 a.m. The test will likely be no longer than 15 minutes. If you hear the flood siren during that time, there is no need for concern.... Full story


Walla Walla Hospice offers Holiday Grief Support

WALLA WALLA —Sometimes the holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are grieving. The holidays can be a very difficult time for people who have experienced the death of someone they love. Memories of good times and...


DCH announces four additional COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed four COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a man and a woman in their 80s, who tested...


Christmas Light Contest coming to Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-The first Waitsburg Christmas Light contest is right around the corner. Organizer Cindy Daves is excited to bring back a little bit of Christmas cheer this holiday season. The winner's will...


Christmas Tree permits available through Umatilla National Forest

PENDLETON, Ore.—Christmas tree permits for the Umatilla National Forest are available to purchase at Forest offices, several local businesses, and online through For the second year, all National Forests are selling Christmas tree... Full story


Applications open for the Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program in Milton Freewater

MILTON FREEWATER, Ore.—Sherwood Trust is convening a group of community-minded leaders of all experience levels for its 2022 Community Leadership Program in Milton Freewater, OR. The program runs...


Upper Touchet Project underway at Ski Bluewood

PENDLETON, Ore.—With implementation of the Upper Touchet Vegetation Management Project underway, winter recreationists may enjoy some enhanced skiing opportunities at Ski Bluewood in the Walla Walla Ranger District this winter. Contractors have...


Wine tasting and pairing at Red Band Cellars

DAYTON—Good food? Wonderful wine? A fun time? Stop by Red Band Cellars on November 26 and 27 for a combination of all three. Located at 700 Artisan Way, Suite J, at the Blue Mountain Station, life boils down to three things at Red Band Cellars:...


Post-Thanksgiving Brunch at Dumas Station

DAYTON—Who wants to cook and then deal with dirty dishes and clean up duties the day after Thanksgiving? At Dumas Station, they don’t blame you if you raised your hand. Join the crew at Dumas Station for brunch with The Q Wood Fired Grill on... Full story


Winter Recreation Program encourages responsible snowmobiling

OLYMPIA—As the snow begins to build in the Washington Cascades range, the State Parks Winter Recreation Program joins members of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association and the snowmobile community nationwide in promoting responsible... Full story


Columbia County Rural Library District to hold special meeting on Monday

The CCRLD Board of Trustees will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, November 22, 2021, starting at 7:00 pm to approve a minor correction to the 2022 Library Budget.... Full story


At the Liberty: Pig

DAYTON—A truffle hunter (Nicolas Cage) who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. This very unusual film stars an almost unrecognizable Nicolas Cage....


Walla Walla Downtown Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla Downtown Historic District, roughly bounded by Third Avenue, Rose Street, Palouse Street, and the alley between Alder and Poplar streets, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where it joins...


Free Event at Waitsburg's Plaza Theater

WAITSBURG-On Friday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m., The Plaza Theater will open its doors to friends and family of the community with a special showing of Mr. Brown Comes Down the Hill. This 90-minute,...


"Our American Flag" essay contest

WAITSBURG—The veterans of the Waitsburg Post 35, veterans who are serving their community, are proud to offer the American Essay Contest to school students this year. “The contest is a way for... Full story


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