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Department of Ecology has announced water restrictions for Touchet River basin irrigators

WALLA WALLA—On Sunday, July 30, the Washington Department of Ecology announced water restrictions for many Touchet River basin irrigators beginning as early as this week. DOE’s Regional Watermaster Eric Hartwig is planning to call or visit junior...

 

Free Wi-Fi is now available at the Plaza on 1st

WALLA WALLA—A free Wi-Fi connection is now available for visitors to the new Plaza on First Avenue between Main and Alder streets. PocketiNet is providing the Wi-Fi hotspot via its downtown Walla Walla Fiber backbone. It offers high-speed internet...

 

Walla Walla County adds 'Subscribe by Cellphone' feature to emergency notifications

WALLA WALLA—Would you like to receive County emergency notifications directly to your cell phone? Walla Walla County Emergency Management has added a new feature to its Citizen Alert emergency notification system from Everbridge to make it even eas...

 

Botany in the Blues; online presentation and field trip planned

WALLA WALLA—The Blue Mountain Land Trust is introducing their new Botany in the Blues series, co-sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society. The conservation organization will facilitate a...

 

Army Corps of Engineers Change of Command Ceremony Friday morning

WALLA WALLA—The public is invited to attend the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, change-of-command ceremony set for 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24. The ceremony will be live-streamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/yPcI4jURgIY. Lt....

 

Julia Leavitt named Program Director for Sherwood Trust

Julia Leavitt has been promoted to Sherwood Trust’s Program Director, announced Sherwood Trust CEO Brian Hunt. Leavitt joined Sherwood Trust in November 2019 as Program Manager. As Program Director, Leavitt has responsibility for Sherwood...

 

Lap swimming opens at Veteran's Memorial Pool

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla’s Veterans Memorial Pool opened for lap swimming on Monday, June 29. Patrons must reserve a lap swim lane to enter the facility. Lap lanes are available for 45-minute reservations. The city encourages people...

 

General operating grants on offer from BMCF

WALLA WALLA—Nonprofit organizations addressing food and hunger, housing and homelessness, health and mental health, and child and youth programs will be the focus for the Blue Mountain Community Foundation’s (BMCF) general operating...

 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days board discusses cancellation

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days board of directors met Thursday, June 11 via conference call. The board discussed the decision to cancel the 2020 fair, and how they can help livestock exhibitors that raised market animals...

 

Mill Creek construction

WALLA WALLA—Construction projects at Mill Creek will cause a number of closures to Bennington Lake and the Mill Creek area over the summer. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) will be replacing the division works fish...

 

Hospice to host two different online grief support groups

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) just successfully completed its first 10-week online adult grief support group. This pilot group used the Zoom platform to connect individuals experiencing the grief of having lost a loved one. The...

 

Providence's annual fundraiser moves to the virtual clubhouse

WALLA WALLA—In light of restrictions surrounding large gatherings, Providence St. Mary Foundation’s annual themed golf fundraiser will head into the virtual clubhouse for a ‘Fiesta off the Green.’  Instead of gathering for golf,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Frontier Days headliner Chicago rescheduled to 2021

WALLA WALLA—After thorough deliberation, the American rock band Chicago's performance, slated for this year's Walla Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days event, will perform in 2021 instead. The Walla...

 

Providence now requiring all patients and visitors to wear masks

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Providence Medical Group clinics are now requiring all patients, support people and visitors to wear a mask or face covering. The mask should be put on at or before reaching the entrance and is to...

 

Online Summer Camps for Kids - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College’s Continuing Education program has announced a schedule of live online summer camps for youth ages 8 to 14. These summer camps are one-week programs that run Monday through Friday with morning and...

 

Walla Walla VA Medical Center to hold virtual Memorial Day celebration

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center will be holding a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 9 a.m. via a Facebook live event to remember and honor Veterans who are no longer with us. Connect with the...

 

Guidelines for observing Memorial Day weekend at Mountain View Cemetery

WALLA WALLA—In observance of Memorial Day, the grounds at Mountain View Cemetery will be open to the public from dawn until dusk on May 22-25. Due to COVID-19, below are a few considerations for those planning to visit on Memorial Day weekend; ...

 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is still scheduled for Labor Day weekend

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County commissioners met with fairgrounds General Manager Bill Ogg last Friday to discuss the viability of the 2020 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days amid the pandemic....

 

Walla walla protests

A group of 60-80 people gathered in downtown Walla Walla on Sunday, May 10 in protest of Gov. Jay Inslee's 'Stay Safe, Stay Home' proclamation. Organizer Kevin Davis of Dixie, WA spoke to those...

 

Walla Walla Police seek person of interest in arson investigation

On April 7 at around 5:20 a.m., Walla Walla Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 900 block of W. Alder Street. After further investigation, this fire was determined to be an arson. Police...

 

Sherwood Trust seeks nonprofit applications for 2020 general support grants

WALLA WALLA—The Sherwood Trust’s 2020 general operating grants are now open for applications to qualified Walla Walla Valley nonprofits. Up to 20 local nonprofits are eligible for awards up to $20,000, for a total local investment of $400,000....

 

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