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All Wheels Weekend goes virtual

DAYTON-When the universe gives you Covid-19, you make CarVID-20. That's right folks, the annual All Wheels Weekend car show is going virtual this year. The Dayton Chamber of Commerce invites one and...

 

Corps to keep Illia Dunes closed until further notice

WALLA WALLA—The Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District announced on June 3, that Illia Dunes will remain closed until further notice. The site is located on the South side of the Snake River bank at mile 102. The Corps has been working with...

 

Able bodied people needed at the Columbia County Food Bank

DAYTON—The Columbia County Food Bank needs able-bodied people who can lift up to 40 lbs. and can be on their feet for three hours to help fill boxes of food, load and distribute them every Tuesday afternoon. Judi Pilcher, who serves on the food...

 

Warren Community Action Fund 2020 grant awards announced

DAYTON—Eleven grants totaling $52,000 have been recently awarded from the Warren Community Action Fund, which is administered by Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The fund is a project of the extended Warren Family to honor Robert and Nadine...

 

Westside Wineries join together for a blood drive

WALLA WALLA—Reininger Winery, Foundry Vineyards, Smoky Rose Cellars, and Three Rivers Winery have partnered together with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in Walla Walla to help our community in need. The event will take place on June...

 

Case counts on the rise in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County’s COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Since May 31, fifteen additional residents have had confirmed positive test results. These new cases, as well as the County’s threshold for number of individuals tested for each...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

June 2 A vehicle that had been tagged for almost a month at an address on W. First and Main Street was towed in Waitsburg, WA. A Smith and Wesson handgun was reported lost in the Walla Walla River while kayaking at an address on Byrnes and Maiden...

 

Waitsburg Grocery vandalized in early hours

WAITSBURG-Early morning on Monday, June 1, glass from one of the front doors as well as glass from a side door were broken in a possible attempt to gain entry at the Waitsburg Grocery on Main Street....

 

Walla Walla's Sudbury Landfill returns to normal hours

WALLA WALLA-Normal operating hours at the Sudbury Landfill resumed on Monday, June 1, and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will reopen. Operational hours will be 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m....

 

Dumas Station open for tastings, donates to BMAC

DAYTON—Dumas Station winery conducted a soft opening recently and were pleased with their social distancing setup, giving them confidence in their ability to conduct tastings in a way that will keep their customers and their team safe. The winery...

 

Inslee announces religious and faith-based services guidance

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee announced on May 27 the state’s plan for restarting religious and faith-based services for Phases 1 and 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan.  Currently, religious and faith-based organizations in Phase...

 

Phase 3 on the horizon for Columbia County

DAYTON—On Monday, the county Board of Health accepted a recommendation from the Columbia County Medical Director, Dr. Larry Jecha, to apply for Phase 3 of Governor Jay Inslee’s four-phase coronavirus recovery plan, and the Board of County...

 

Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile and Macklemore headline a virtual concert

WA—Some of Washington’s most notable musicians are coming together for a livestream benefit event dubbed “All in WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief”. The concert takes place Wednesday, June...

 

Inslee announces Safe Start - Washington's phased reopening by county

OLYMPIA—On Friday, May 29, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of Safe Start—Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order ended...

 

Inslee announces facial covering requirement to start June 8

OLYMPIA-In addition to the new Safe Start reopening plan, Gov. Inslee also announced new safety and health requirements for businesses operating in Washington. Beginning June 8, all employees will be...

 

New definition of a close contact

OLYMPIA—On Friday, May , the Washington State Department of Health updated the definition of a COVID-19 close contact to align with new CDC guidance. The new guidance states that a close contact is defined as someone who was within six feet of...

 

Sherwood Trust grants $400,000 to support Walla Walla Valley nonprofits

WALLA WALLA—Twenty-seven local nonprofits will receive a total of $400,000 in grants from Sherwood Trust. The grant recipients, announced this week, are from the Trust’s 2020 General Support Grant program. This one-time grant program is...

 

Correction

Two mistakes were brought to our attention regarding the article ‘The candidates have filed, and the races are on!’ in the May 28 edition. Tom Cooper, candidate for Walla Walla County Commissioner District 1, is a former, not a current employee...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

May 8 Victim had to leave his vehicle between the hours of 1 a.m and 7 a.m. on Stateline and Locher Rd. During the night, unknown suspect(s) caused $12,000 worth of damage. Touchet, WA. May 13  Adult male reported lost firearm on Hanson Loop in...

 

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...

 

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