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Common Roots Outreach event Dec. 7 at Town Hall

WAITSBURG—Common Roots Housing Trust will have its second low-income community outreach event on Wednesday, December 7th, at 5:45 pm at Waitsburg Town Hall. Information will be provided on Common Roots, a community-based organization that will...

 

Sarabeth McGowen named Outstanding Student for October

WALLA WALLA-Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walla Walla and Spectrum Reach has named Sarabeth McGowen Outstanding Student of the Month for October. McGowen is a senior at Waitsburg High School and is...

 

Waitsburg Town Hall to host Candidate Forum October 10

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Commercial Club and Waitsburg Town Hall are sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Monday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall, 121 Main Street. This in-person event will start with a meet and greet with the candidates...

 

Celebration Days hostesses selected

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg Celebration Days, always the third weekend in May, is peaking over the horizon. After two years of event cancellations, a new Board of Directors has planned a jam-packed weekend...

 

William and Delora Harpe Scholarship accepting applications

WALLA WALLA—The William & Delora Harpe Scholarship is currently accepting applications. Current high school seniors or previous graduates of Waitsburg High School, Touchet High School, Columbia-Burbank High School, and Prescott High School are...

 

Providence St. Mary named among top in nation for stroke care

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center has been named among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of stroke and a recipient of the Stroke Care Excellence Award according to new analysis by Healthgrades. It was one of only five...

 

Partial Waitsburg Election Results as of November 2, 2021 at 8:17 pm

City of Waitsburg Council Member #1 127 - Kevin House 17 - Write-in Council Member #2 138 - Jim Romine 4 - Write-in Council Member #3 138 - Randy Charles 2 - Write-in City Council Member #4 84 - Karen Stanton-Gregutt 87 - Court Ruppenthal City...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Walla Walla County vaccine clinics August 4, 11, 18

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open vaccine clinics on the first three Wednesdays in August (August 4, 11, 18). All three clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus....

 

Walla Walla County properties to see substantial increase in assessed value

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—Walla Walla County homeowners should expect a change of value notice soon, according to the county’s assessor, Debra Antes. “Most properties will see a substantial increase in the assessed value due to the increasing...

 

COVID-19 update

Daily case numbers in Walla Walla County 12/29, Tuesday – 44 12/28, Monday –73 12/24-26, Thursday-Saturday – 92 12/27, Sunday – 20 Hospitalized as of 12/29 – 16 Cumulative Confirmed Cases by Community of Residence: Dixie: 15 Prescott: 63...

 

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....

 

Walla Walla County COVID-19 spike continues

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health is carefully monitoring rising COVID-19 case numbers. Over the past couple of weeks, the county has seen a large spike in positive coronavirus cases, with the total amount of cases...

 

applicants sought to fill vacancies on Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors

There are currently three open positions on the Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors. The district has been inactive for some years. There is an interest in reactivating the district to assist with certain flood control...

 

Walla Walla County announces new COVID-19 death

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County health officials announced that a local man in his 60s, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away. This news brings the countywide death toll to six. As of Tuesday, there were 941 confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

 

Providence free drive-through adult flu clinic Oct. 24

Providence offers its annual free drive-through adult flu shot clinic on Oct. 24 at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building entrance (former main entrance of Walla Walla General Hospital)...

 

Applications Open for 2020 Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust is looking for community-minded leaders of all experience levels for its 2020 Community Leadership program. The no-cost program begins in September and culminates in the summer of 2021 with a collaborative project. The de...

 

Two candidate forums to be held next week

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) are hosting two candidate forums next week.    The County Commissioners and Superior Court Judges will be at...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

June 19 The reporting party in 1300 block of Barleen Drive was scammed out of 1,000 dollars, Walla Walla. June 22 A hit and run occurred in the county at an address on Interchange Road over the weekend. Walla Walla County. June 24 Reporting Party...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office May 23 Adult male reported discovering his shop located in the 26000 block of Ice Harbor Drive had been entered and multiple tools taken, as well as his safe. He stated the burglary occurred within the last two...

 

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...

 

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

April 15 Malicious Mischief investigation in Waitsburg at 137 Main Street, Waitsburg, WA. April 21 Residential burglary that occurred sometime over the last week at an address in the 17000 block of E. HWY 12, Waitsburg, WA. May 5 Someone illegally...

 

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