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WWCC's American Dream Academy starts Feb. 1

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community College is recruiting area students and parents for its American Dream Academy. This program prepares families with little or no higher education experience to successfully manage their students’ transition from... Full story

 

BMLT offers The Blues V

The Blues V, John Day Country by the Blue Mountain Land Trust is the fifth book in their series area landscape photography. The edition features dramatic landscapes of the John Day River Basin and...

 

"Understanding your grief" series at Walla Walla Hospice

A safe, comfortable space is being prepared for those who are grieving a loved one at Walla Walla Hospice. Following the writings and journals of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, “Understanding Your Grief” is...

 

Micro-Business Assistance Program hits milestone of $200,000 in grants awarded to 50 entrepreneurs

WALLA WALLA— On Nov. 19, a cohort of 15 participants graduated from Mercy Corps Northwest’s Micro-Business Assistance (MBA) Program, which offers support for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business. The MBA program has now served... Full story

 

State Board awards colleges nearly $5 million in CARES Act funding

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges awarded nearly $5 million in federal CARES Act dollars to community and technical colleges across the state as they work to restore workforce-related programs affected by the... Full story

 

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation Eliminates Business Memberships

WALLA WALLA—The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation (DWWF) is eliminating its business memberships beginning in 2021. These memberships, which historically have cost downtown businesses $195 and whose proceeds contribute approximately 1/16th of the...

 

Annexation application period begins Jan. 1

WALLA WALLA—With an annexation application period approaching, the city of Walla Walla’s Development Services Department would like to remind residents of recent updates to the annexation process. The annexation application periods are Jan. 1-31...

 

Four murals join downtown holiday decorations

WALLA WALLA—Four new 8-foot by 8-foot murals have been placed in front of the Land Title Plaza, 33 E. Main, Coffee Perk, 4 S. First Ave, the Macy’s building on 58 E. Main St, and at TMACS, 80 N. Colville St. The idea was a community-led...

 

Walla Walla Unified Command announced five new COVID-19 related deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County health officials were notified that two local men, one in his 50s and one in his 70s, as well as three local women in their 70s that had tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away. “We offer our heartfelt...

 

Jordan, Stubblefield to serve as WWFFD Directors

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is pleased to announce that the Board of County Commissioners has appointed William (Bill) Jordan and Todd Stubblefield to the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Board of Directors. William Jordan...

 

Walla Walla Parade of Lights driving tour this weekend

WALLA WALLA—Holiday cheer is still in Walla Walla! Title Sponsor Nelson Construction and the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation invites you to join them for a holiday driving tour on Saturday, December 5, from 6 p.m- 8 p.m. Downtown Walla Walla...

 

Walla Walla's Gift Local Gift Guide

WALLA WALLA—The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation wants gifting locally to be easy this holiday season. In order to facilitate the process, they have created the Gift Local Gift Line for residents to simply call or text or email for local...

 

Walla Walla Fire Department to display wreaths to remind Residents about fire safety during the holidays

WALLA WALLA—It’s that time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter, and there is a buzz in the air about the upcoming holiday season. For those preparing to celebrate the holidays, the Walla Walla Fire Department would like to re...

 

Volunteers wanted

WALLA WALLA—The City of Walla Walla is accepting volunteer applications for the Arts Commission, Infrastructure Improvement Committee, and the Waste & Wastewater Advisory Committee. The arts commissioner position is designated for an artist who...

 

Walla Walla County Rural Libraries reopened Monday, November 2

The Walla Walla County Rural Library District will reopen to the public on Monday, November 2, 2020. Library patrons may call their local branch to make an appointment to either browse the collection or use a computer. Curbside delivery of materials...

 

Walla Walla Community College offers "mask-to-mask" tutoring for students

WALLA WALLA-Students attending Walla Walla Community College can now make an appointment for an in-person, "mask-to-mask" tutoring session to use the computer lab, as well as other services at the Col... Full story

 

COVID-19 update from Unified Command, Walla Walla County Emergency Management and Walla Walla County Department of Community Health

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) is reporting 187 new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks (10/13/2020 to 10/26/20). This has put the county at the highest number of active cases since the onset of the pandemic...

 

Walk the Vote event this upcoming weekend

WALLA WALLA—The public is invited to take to the sidewalks on Sunday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. to Walk the Vote. With or without their ballots in hand, community voters will celebrate the act of voting in a peaceful neighborhood walk, a free event...

 

Grant applications now available for Walla Walla small business owners

WALLA WALLA—With the second round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) dollars allocated to the city of Walla Walla from the state of Washington, the city will distribute $250,000 in assistance grants to Walla Walla small...

 

Museum After Hours showing online

WALLA WALLA—The Fort Walla Walla Museum will be showing ‘The 1879 Blue Mountain Railroad- Detecting a Ghost’ Museum After Hours online. Log in to the Zoom video to experience the long-forgotten route of a railroad that steamed its way from the...

 

Walla Walla County COVID death toll reaches five, cases continue to climb

On August 28, the Walla Walla County health officials were notified of the fifth COVID-related death in the county. A woman in her 80’s, who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, passed away. “We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the...

 

Walla Walla Construction Update

WALLA WALLA—Isaacs Avenue: The final paving of Isaacs between Roosevelt Street and Wilbur Avenue is underway. Traffic is limited to one lane eastbound during this work. Sidestreet connections (Wellington, Ash, Cascade, and Cedar) will be paved...

 

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...

 

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