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Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days demo derby tickets available online

WALLA WALLA—The 2021 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days present an exciting event in their line-up: the Demolition Derby. Sponsored by Walla Walla Valley Honda, the Derby begins on September 2nd at 6:00 PM. Gates open at 4:30 PM. You can join the...

 

Mill Creek water to be supplemented with groundwater from wells to meet demand

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla Water Division will soon supplement the drinking water supply by using water from one or more of the city’s seven groundwater wells. Drought conditions have caused below normal stream flows in Mill Creek....

 

Nature Kids in the Park

WALLA WALLA—Nature Kids in the Park is back! Join the Blue Mountain Land Trust at Pioneer Park, in Walla Walla, for free, hands-on activities that allow kids to explore the natural world. Come by between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to learn how to...

 

Providence offers earn-while-you-learn apprenticeships to train certified medical assistants

WALLA WALLA—Providence Medical Group currently has openings in a certified medical assistant (MA-C) apprenticeship program that allows students to get paid while receiving their education. They also will receive the opportunity of a job offer upon...

 

Walla Walla County announced two COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed two COVID-19-related deaths this week. County health officials were notified that two men in their 70s, who tested positive for COVID- 19, passed away. We send heartfelt...

 

Vaccine clinics every Wednesday in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open vaccine clinics every Wednesday throughout July (July 14, 21, 28). All three clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus. On July 14...

 

West Nile Virus Found in two more mosquitoes in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified that West Nile virus has been detected in two additional mosquitoes in the Burbank area of Walla Walla County. While mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus can spread the...

 

Walla Walla Summer Stage performing arts festival August 6-8, 12-15

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre will present a new Walla Walla Summer Stageperforming arts festival experience August 6-8 and 12-15. From music to live theatre to a psychic comedian, the...

 

Delta, Gamma COVID-19 variants detected in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—Throughout June, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has been using genome sequencing to identify COVID-19 variants around the state. Over the past week, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified...

 

9th Avenue intersection closed for roundabout construction

WALLA WALLA—The closure of the intersection of 9th Avenue, SR125, The Dalles Military Road and Plaza Way, in Walla Walla, began July 6. City of Walla Walla officials estimate that the closure to all traffic will last seven weeks for the... Full story

 

Walla Walla Fire Depart. calls on July 4, 2021 involving fireworks

WALLA WALLA—Over the Independence Day holiday weekend, firefighters with the city of Walla Walla Fire Department responded to various calls that involved fireworks or were suspected to involve fireworks. As follows is a summary of those calls:... Full story

 

Recent Walla Walla residential fire is a reminder of importance of smoke alarms.

WALLA WALLA — At 12:02 p.m. on June 24, 2021, crews from Walla Walla Fire Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1731 Portland Ave., with a report that a heater in the hallway was on fire. Walla Walla County Fire...

 

WWSO receives grants for UAV/Radio Repeater

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is pleased to announce the award of two grants to be used for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/Radio Repeater project. The two grants come from the Wildhorse Foundation for $10,000.00 and the...

 

Spend your summer on the farm with the Blue Mountain Land Trust

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Land Trust and Welcome Table Farm have teamed up each summer to offer week-long day camp sessions to learn about life on a small organic farm. Farm Kids engages children in grades 1-4 to explore and discover local food...

 

Cavu Cellars presents work from five Eastern Washington artists

WALLA WALLA—Cavu Cellars presents the work of five Eastern Oregon artists. Janni Kerns, Sarah Fry, Alicia Andrews, Sarah Greenman, and Mary Davies Kerns. Janni Kerns creates graphite drawings and watercolor paintings She portrays animals and...

 

In-person diabetes prevention classes resume at Providence

WALLA WALLA—On May 19, Providence St. Mary is starting PreventT2, a diabetes prevention program. There are two sessions on Wednesdays, one starts at 5 p.m. and the second at 6:15 p.m. The program includes 25 in-person classes over the course of a...

 

PocketiNet Communications acquires Touchet Valley Communications

WALLA WALLA—PocketiNet is excited to announce the acquisition of Touchet Valley Communications in Waitsburg, WA. The acquisition will allow PocketiNet to share its communication expertise with the Waitsburg area, focusing on enhancing the services...

 

BMPF hosting youth trap shoot May 22

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will host a youth educational trap shoot, Saturday, May 22nd, at the Walla Walla Gun Club, 1212 Middle Waitsburg Road, Walla Walla. Shooting education will be tailored to a range of skill sets from...

 

Gesa Power House Theatre presents Best from the 2020 Movie Crush Film Festival on May 22

WALLA WALLA—In July of 2020, the Walla Walla Movie Crush was ready for its fourth annual festival of short films, however, the pandemic had other plans for Walla Walla. Nearly a year later, Gesa...

 

Beyond the Glass playing at Gesa Power House Theater

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the local documentary film Beyond the Glass on Friday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. with an encore screening on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m....

 

Columbia REA Director receives Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification

WALLA WALLA-Columbia REA is proud to announce that Board Director Doug Logan has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate. The CCD is the first level of National Rural Electric...

 

Walla Walla vaccination clinics, May 11, 13

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open two first-dose vaccine clinics next week at the Southgate Community Vaccination Clinic on the Providence Southgate campus, located at 1025 S. 2nd... Full story

 

Columbia REA Announces Results of 2021 Board of Directors Election

WALLA WALLA-Columbia REA announces the results of its 2021 Board of Directors election. The newly re-elected Board members are Glen Shipley (District 1), Doug Logan (District 2), and Katie Wooldridge...

 

Blue Mountain Health Cooperative helps bridge the mental health care gap

WALLA WALLA-When Walla Walla's Alayna Brinton, LICSW, started Anchor Point Counseling in 2016, she quickly realized that the need for behavioral health services was greater than her single-provider...

 

March 1, 1931 – April 14, 2021

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will not open any first-dose vaccine clinics this week. Next week, there will be two first-dose clinics held at the Southgate Community Vaccination Clinic a...

 

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