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VA announces initial plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on Dec. 10, 2020, a preliminary plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccinations it will implement once the Food and Drug Administration issues an emergency use authorization for a vaccin...

 

santa sleighs it

DAYTON – Santa, superspreader of joy, was spotted driving down Main Street in Dayton over the weekend. It's rumored that he has a long list of deliveries come Christmas Eve, he is going to need...

 

Public input sought for Regional Housing Action Plan

WASHINGTON—The Cities of Dayton, Waitsburg, Walla Walla and College Place are jointly developing a regional housing action plan funded through a Dept. of Commerce grant. As part of the outreach for the Regional Housing Action Plan the public is...

 

The Club Receives Donation from HomeStreet Bank

DAYTON-The Dayton branch of HomeStreet Bank has donated $3,000 to The Club for operating expenses. Branch Manager Judi Pilcher presented a check to The Club's Board of Directors President, Dan...

 

Columbia County Conservation District seeks public input on restoration plan

DAYTON—The Columbia County Conservation District held a virtual public meeting on December 16 and will continue to accept public comment regarding the Tucannon Habitat Restoration and Conceptual Restoration Plan. Restoration opportunities...

 

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Eliminates Business Memberships

WALLA WALLA—The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation (DWWF) is eliminating its business memberships beginning in 2021. These memberships, which historically have cost downtown businesses $195 and whose proceeds contribute approximately 1/16th of the...

 

Waitsburg Gun Club Meat Shoot top scores

WAITSBURG—The Frank Bramlett Range was busy this weekend, as the Waitsburg Gun Club hosted a Meat Shoot. All participants went home with either three pounds of bacon or an applewood-smoked ham. Twenty-one trap shooters and twenty-nine rifle...

 

Waitsburg Students selected for Walla Walla Exchange Club scholarship program

Waitsburg High School Seniors Teagen Larsen and Koby Harris were nominated by Waitsburg High School staff for the Walla Walla Exchange Club Scholarship program. On Monday, December 7, the high...

 

Annexation application period begins Jan. 1

WALLA WALLA—With an annexation application period approaching, the city of Walla Walla’s Development Services Department would like to remind residents of recent updates to the annexation process. The annexation application periods are Jan. 1-31...

 

Four murals join downtown holiday decorations

WALLA WALLA—Four new 8-foot by 8-foot murals have been placed in front of the Land Title Plaza, 33 E. Main, Coffee Perk, 4 S. First Ave, the Macy’s building on 58 E. Main St, and at TMACS, 80 N. Colville St. The idea was a community-led...

 

Public hearing scheduled for Columbia County Flood Control budget adoptions

COLUMBIA COUNTY­—A public hearing has been scheduled by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners to hear comments on the adoption of the 2021 budgets for the Columbia County flood control district. A copy of the proposed budgets will be placed...

 

Two new COVID-19 related deaths in Columbia County

DAYTON— On Tuesday of this week, Columbia County Public Health Administrator, Martha Lanman, confirmed two more deaths in men over the age of fifty. This brings the total to four, including a death reported earlier in November and one in July....

 

Walla Walla Unified Command announced five new COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County health officials were notified that two local men, one in his 50s and one in his 70s, as well as three local women in their 70s that had tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away. “We offer our heartfelt...

 

Jordan, Stubblefield to serve as WWFFD Directors

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is pleased to announce that the Board of County Commissioners has appointed William (Bill) Jordan and Todd Stubblefield to the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board of Directors. William Jordan...

 

Extrication drill

Columbia Walla Walla Fire District 2 held a vehicle extrication class Saturday in Waitsburg involving ten volunteer staff. Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a...

 

City of Waitsburg tree is up for the holidays.

'Tis the season! Volunteers from Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 3 set up the Main Street Christmas tree, officially welcoming the Christmas season in Waitsburg....

 

New Little Free Library at Steve's Grocery

DAYTON—Steve’s Grocery on Fourth Street in Dayton has always been a unique gathering place, a neighborhood market where you can grab a gallon of milk, a Hermiston watermelon, a Christmas tree, or...

 

Irish dance trio Affinití returns to Walla Walla for virtual concert

WALLA WALLA—Irish classical crossover trio Affinití will be returning to Walla Walla for the seventh year in a row­­—only this year, the holiday concert, A Celtic Christmas, will be virtual....

 

Distance learning for now, board to reassess on Friday

DAYTON—The Dayton School District board of directors will meet on Friday to determine whether students can safely return to in-person learning on Dec. 7. The board met with Superintendent Guy Strot...

 

Walla Walla Parade of Lights driving tour this weekend

WALLA WALLA—Holiday cheer is still in Walla Walla! Title Sponsor Nelson Construction and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation invites you to join them for a holiday driving tour on Saturday, December 5, from 6 p.m- 8 p.m. Downtown Walla Walla...

 

Walla Walla's Gift Local Gift Guide

WALLA WALLA—The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation wants gifting locally to be easy this holiday season. In order to facilitate the process, they have created the Gift Local Gift Line for residents to simply call or text or email for local...

 

W. T. Wooten Wildlife Area Floodplain Management Plan

POMEROY—The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is implementing a $20 million Floodplain Management Plan for the W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area that complements ongoing habitat restoration efforts to recover spring Chinook salmon and...

 

Christmas at the Historic Dayton Depot museum

An ornament depicting a train going off the rails due to COVID-19 is for sale at the Historic Dayton Depot Museum Christmas Marketplace. The marketplace is open on Wednesday through Saturday from 11...

 

Secretary of State office certifies 2020 General Election

OLYMPIA—More Washingtonians voted in the 2020 General Election than in any election in the state’s history. According to vote totals certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, 4,116,894, or 84.14%, of Washington’s 4,892,871 registered...

 

COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received its first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)...

 

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