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Fire Restrictions Issued for Public Lands in Eastern Washington

WALLA WALLA—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order. The fire restrictions order includes prohibiting the building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, including charcoal briquette fires,...


Applicants sought for WW Water Conservancy Board

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to fill an alternate position on the Walla Walla Water Conservancy Board. This member will serve as an alternate in a reserve capacity as a replacement for absent or...


SLC Public Workshop Series: Summer Sustainability Series

WALLA WALLA—The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) is excited to announce the Summer Sustainability Public Workshop Series. Join SLC staff and guest presenters this summer as they explore pollinators, up-cycled art, landscape design, sustainable...


14th Annual NNO coming to Dayton August 2

DAYTON—Sheriff Joe Helm and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be busy at Dayton City Park for the 14th Annual National Night Out. Join the deputies on Tuesday, August 2, from 5:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m for a night geared towards building...


2022 Weller Public Library Bookmark Contest

The Friends of the Weller Public Library organized their 2022 Bookmark Contest. Kids in four age groups were invited to submit their bookmark designs. The groups were K-2nd grade, 3rd -5th grade,... Full story


Burn ban announced for CWWFD2

WAITSBURG—Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2 announced that a burn ban will go into effect on Monday, July 25. The ban is in effect in the entire district, including the City of Waitsburg. This... Full story


WWCFD8 receives $50,000 award

DIXIE—Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded $50,000 to Walla Walla County Fire District 8 located in Dixie, Wash. Northwest Farm Credit Services donates funds to non-profits through its Rural Community Grant Program. The program supports...


At the Liberty:Elvis

The movie Elvis explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic...


American Pickers to Film in Washington

WASHINGTON—The American Pickers are excited to return to Washington, where they plan to film episodes of the hit television series throughout the state in October 2022. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world...


Weller Library looking for volunteers

WAITSURG-Due to staffing issues, the library will have a temporary schedule of hours of operation from the week of June 26 - August 30th. The Board of Trustees is in the process of searching for two... Full story


Superintentent Justin Bradford makes the honor roll at SCC

PRESCOTT-Prescott School District Superintendent and Principal Justin Bradford doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk. Bradford has earned a place on the Spokane Community College Honor Roll...


WW County auditor will mail Fulmer's Candidate statement

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Gunner Fulmer contacted the Walla Walla County Auditor’s office, asking why his candidate’s statement was not included in the Local Voters’ pamphlet. “Candidate statements are submitted through the Full story


P-EBT returns to Washington for summer

OLYMPIA —Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), many families in Washington state will have another round of food assistance available to them while children are home during the summer break. Calle... Full story


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Launches

OLYMPIA— 988 is the new, nationwide, three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The 988 dialing code connects people via call, text, or chat to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL), where compassionate,... Full story


At the Liberty:"Lightyear"

DAYTON—Lightyear is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy (in Toy Story) - follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. The Rotten Tomatoes website describes this movie as: “Legendary s... Full story


Walla Walla Fair Entry Deadline is August 5

WALLA WALLA—The 2022 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days opens August 31 and if you’re planning to exhibit your cow, goat, horse, cake, quilt, painting, whatever (there’s a class for it – whatever it is), the deadline to submit your entry form...


KingSlack new commander of USACE Walla Walla Division

WALLA WALLA—Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington on July 8. Col. Aaron L. Dorf, deputy commander of the Corps...


Walla Walla County Primary ballots mailed July 13

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—All ballot testing, processing, tabulation, and canvassing meetings take place at the Elections Office, 315 W. Main St., Room 203, Walla Walla. Accessible voting is also available at this location. Offices in Primary Election...


WWSO notified of body found in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—On July 6, at 4:11 p.m, Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised by dispatch that a citizen found human remains east of Walla Walla, in the county. WWSO detectives, deputies, and members of the Walla Walla Regional...


Exchange Club of Walla Walla donates Freedom Shrine to Waitsburg Library

WAITSBURG- On June 30, 2022, the Exchange Club of Walla Walla donated and installed a 20-document acrylic Freedom Shrine to the Weller Public Library. Most known for its child-abuse prevention... Full story


Columbia REA announces More Powerful Together Community Grant program

Columbia REA is currently accepting applications for its 2022 More Powerful Together Community Grant Program. Grant funding will be available to selected organizations from Milton-Freewater, Or., Walla Walla County, and Columbia County. The goal of...


WWSO school training in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla Sheriff department will be conducting special training at Waitsburg secondary schools this Monday, July 18 starting at 7:30 a.m. This is training for the sheriff’s department only.... Full story


Evening at the Depot

The Evening at the Depot annual benefit auction, supporting the day-to-day operations of the Dayton Historic Depot, is scheduled for August 6, 2022. Individual tickets are $45 and include a souvenir...


At the Liberty:The Duke

The Duke is set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent), a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Helen Mirren plays as Bunton’s wife. This portrait theft has been the...


Bluegrass Kids program is Back!

WAITSBURG—Dust off the family banjo, or borrow one from the Touchet Valley Acoustic Music Project’s instrument library. Bluegrass is back for the summer! The first 2022 Bluegrass Kids session runs for 8 weeks and will begin on July 8. The... Full story


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