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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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Wheelin' Walla Walla celebrates 25th anniversary

WALLA WALLA-Wheelin' Walla Walla returns for its 25th Anniversary on September 10 and 11 of this year. The annual car show brings over 500 vehicles to the streets of Downtown Walla Walla. The event...

 

At the Liberty: Stillwater

A dramatic thriller directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, Stillwater follows an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, in prison for a murder she claims she...

 

Grange #1039 awards scholarship

DAYTON—The Patit Valley Grange #1039 announced that they have awarded Alex Jenkins, a 2020 Dayton High School graduate, a $500.00 scholarship. Alex is attending the University of Idaho. His parents are Jeff and Dena Jenkins, of Dayton. His...

 

Face masks encouraged at Frontier Days

WALLA WALLA—Fair food, fair fun, and fair entertainment are just around the corner. The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is still happening, kicking off with livestock and still life exhibits and the annual demolition derby on September 1. This...

 

Brush disposal temporarily closed

WAITSBURG—Due to limited capacity the brush disposal area, located at the WasteWater Treatment Plant in Waitsburg, will be closed until public works crews are able to create more room. At this time, the plant is at capacity. It is unclear when the...

 

Funds available for 2022 tourism-related events

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) has announced the availability of grant funds, associated with an application process, for the purpose of supporting tourism promotion-related events or projects held...

 

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Sept. 1-5

WALLA WALLA—Fair days are right around the corner! September 1st through September 5th, the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days will be packed full of exciting events and family fun. The fair’s hours are: 11a.m.-11p.m. – Wednesday and Thursday...

 

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