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Sherwood Trust awarded $203,200 in Impact Grants

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust awarded 16 local organizations $203,200 in Impact Grants. “It’s inspiring to be able to support so many good ideas and programs with Impact Grants this year,” said Hunt. “We’re especially happy that of the 16...

 

Call to local nonprofits for EFSP funding

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has been awarded Federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The United Way of the Blue Mountains, Wash., has been chosen to receive $27,020 under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program...

 

A Dickens retelling at Gesa

WALLA WALLA — Experience “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” in a creative retelling offered through the Live-Cinema program at Gesa Power House Theatre. Mark Gatiss, an actor and creator well known for his work in the series “Sherlock,...

 

Celebrate at Ft Walla Walla Oct. 30

WALLA WALLA—As another year passes, our Living History Company will end the 2022 season with their annual 19th Century Party. Several Living History performers will share the spotlight, telling...

 

Walla Walla park restrooms closed for winterization

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla City Parks Winter Restroom Closure Schedule On Monday, October 31, the City of Walla Walla will begin winterization and closure of all park restrooms for the season. Heritage...

 

City of Walla Walla seeks volunteers for advisory commission and board

WALLA WALLA — The city of Walla Walla is seeking applications from volunteers to fill openings on the following advisory commission and board: Arts Commission (two vacancies; must be a city resident) Parks, Recreation, and Urban Forestry Advisory...

 

Trooper Dean Atkinson welcomed home

WALLA WALLA-Washington State Patrol Trooper Dean Atkinson's motto "always come home," as stated by his dad on a Facebook post, did that this week. He came home to a parade led by WSP vehicles...

 

Dancing with the Walla Walla Stars is back

WALLA WALLA—After a two-year hiatus, the Dancing with the W2 Stars event is back, and alum dancers from competitions are returning. On October 8, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Gesa Power House Theater, the dancers will compete against one another in...

 

The Walla Walla Quilt Show celebrates 22 years.

WALLA WALLA—22nd Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on September 16 & 17, 2022. The show is sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival Committee Each year, the committee selects one national and one local quilter...

 

Living History: Jack Cartwright, pioneer railroad engineer Sunday, September 4 at 2 pm.

WALLA WALLA-Living History performances bring history to life with reenactors portraying real people from the area's past. At age 20, Jack Cartwright emigrated to Nebraska in 1870. He already had...

 

2022 WALLA WALLA FAIR AND FRONTIER DAYS PRCA RODEO

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days presents the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo on Friday, Sept. 2, Saturday, Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4, starting at 6:30 p.m. each night in the P1FCU Arena. Catch heart-pounding...

 

Maren Morris at Wine Country Amphitheatre August 23

WALLA WALLLA-The Wine Country Amphitheater has brought familiar and new headliners, including Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Lewis, to the Walla Walla Valley. As part of her Humble Quest tour, Maren Morris wi...

 

Kingston trio past and present at gesa theater

WALLA WALLA — The Kingston Trio will perform an acoustic concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm,...

 

WWCC Warrior Pledge deadline extended to August 22

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) continues to find new ways to make college possible for residents. A first-year pilot of the new Warrior Pledge will cover tuition and other educational expenses for as many as 50 students this...

 

Providence St. Mary Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $125K

WALLA WALLA—The Providence St. Mary Foundation held its annual golf tournament on July 22, 2022, and raised a record-breaking $125,000. Over 170 people came out to support the event and participate in the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the ye...

 

WWSO asking for public's assistance regarding August 5 shooting

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is asking for the public’s help regarding a shooting incident that occurred on August 5. Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, WWSO deputies were dispatched to Nightingale Canyon, just east of W...

 

Walla Walla Community College Open House Aug.18

  Walla Walla-Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) invites future college students, parents, and others to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 18. The event will be held at the m...

 

History brought to life at Fort Walla Walla Museum

WALLA WALLA—Lewis & Clark Living History Weekend kicks off Saturday at Fort Walla Walla Museum. Learn about the historical expedition on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to -5 p.m., and Sunday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Northwest Liv...

 

Sherwood Trust opens FAll impact Grant opportunities

WALLA WALLA—Regional nonprofits and qualified agencies are invited to submit inquiries for Sherwood Trust Impact Grants that will be awarded in November. Impact Grants are available to fund up to $15,000 to nonprofits and agencies serving Walla...

 

Corps invites public comments on proposed Lower Snake River Channel Dredging project

WALLA WALLA—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites the public’s comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the Lower Snake River Channel Maintenance Immediate Need Dredging for Commercial Navigatio...

 

Death Investigation Update

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—The body of the individual located on July 6 has been identified, and the next of kin has been notified. The deceased has been positively identified as 24-year-old Miguel Perez Barragan of Tri-Cities. He was born in Kennewick...

 

Walla Walla opens Community Cooling center

WALLA WALLA—The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Walla Walla County and the surrounding areas through Friday, July 29, 2022. Dangerously hot conditions, with temperatures around 105° to 115°, are expected. To assi...

 

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...

 

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