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Camp Amanda helps answer kids' questions about grief and death in new webinar

WALLA WALLA—The Camp Amanda Leadership Team & Walla Walla Community Hospice have organized An Evening Where Kids Ask the Questions, a Q&A style webinar to be held on Zoom, Thursday, November 4th at...

 

DCH announces new COVID-19 testing sites

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health and Providence are partnering with the University of Washington Department of Medicine COVID Testing Program to open a new free COVID-19 testing site in a tent on the Providence...

 

Toxic algae bloom discovered on Bennington Lake

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) notified the Department of Ecology that cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, was discovered on Bennington Lake Walla Walla. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to people and...

 

DCH announces three COVID-19 deaths

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health confirmed three COVID-19-related deaths last week. County health officials were notified that a man in his 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a man in his 80s that tested positive for...

 

Vaccine clinics Tuesday-Saturday at Providence Southgate

WALLA WALLA— Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will hold vaccine clinics Tuesday through Saturday for the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, September 21. All clinics will be held at the Providence...

 

East of the Mountains playing at Gesa Power House Theatre

WALLA WALLA-Gesa Power House Theatre presents a Power House Movie screening of the 2021 independent film East of the Mountains on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by an...

 

Providence free drive-through adult flu & COVID-19 VACCINATION clinic Oct. 2

WALLA WALLA—Providence will offer its annual free drive-through adult flu shot clinic on Oct. 2 at the Providence Southgate Medical Park main building entrance (former main entrance of Walla Walla General Hospital) from 9 a.m. to noon, or until...

 

WWCCD to host virtual meeting October 5

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Conservation District is holding a virtual meeting on October 5, at 7 p.m. District officials are seeking input from area farmers to determine if there is interest in cost-share programs, and the Voluntary...

 

National Voter Registration Day is September 28

OLYMPIA — National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman is encouraging all eligible Washingtonians to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 General Election. “Your vote matters – especially this year....

 

Historical cemetery tours at Mt. View Cemetery

WALLA WALLA—The Historical Cemetery Tours are back at Mt. View Cemetery. The Fall Tour will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Some new and exciting changes will be taking place which will be announced closer to the tour date. The tour will...

 

BMCF Discretionary Grant application open

WALLA WALLA —Blue Mountain Community Foundation (BMCF) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Discretionary Grant Program. Public agencies, 501c3 nonprofit organizations and churches in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Umatilla counties are...

 

Foundation to award $20,000 in scholarships

WALLA WALLA—Providence St. Mary Foundation is making $20,000 available in scholarships for locally employed Providence caregivers. “The Foundation’s board of directors is thrilled to offer another round of scholarships this year to support...

 

Valley Giving Guide non-profit registration open for 2021 edition

WALLA WALLA—The Valley Giving Guide, formerly the Charitable Giving Guide, is currently accepting registrations for the 2021 event. This month-long online giving event is open to all 501c3 non-profit organizations in Walla Walla, Columbia,...

 

Wheelin' Walla Walla celebrates 25th anniversary

WALLA WALLA-Wheelin' Walla Walla returns for its 25th Anniversary on September 10 and 11 of this year. The annual car show brings over 500 vehicles to the streets of Downtown Walla Walla. The event...

 

Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Parade September 4

WALLA WALLA—Head over to Historic Downtown Walla Walla and join 2020 & 2021 Parade Marshalls Doug and Margie Krueger at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Parade on Saturday, September 4 at 10 a.m. The parade is proudly presented by Baker Boyer...

 

As COVID-19 surges in Walla Walla, Providence asks people not to come to ER unless it is an emergency

WALLA WALLA—With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Providence St. Mary Medical Center asks people not to come to the emergency department unless they are experiencing medical emergencies such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, high...

 

Walla Walla County vaccination clinics in August, September

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open vaccine clinics on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning August 25. All clinics will be held at the Providence Southgate campus with varying...

 

Walla Walla County Commissioners to receive public comment regarding Christopher Columbus statue

WALLA WALLA—During a Board of County Commissioners meeting in 2020, members of the public requested that the Board of County Commissioners hold a public hearing to consider comments on the Christopher Columbus statue, which is currently located on...

 

Vaccination clinics expanded due to rising cases

WALLA WALLA, WA—In response to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Walla Walla and the emergence of the Delta variant, the Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) and community partners are staging a Vaccine Blitz. DCH will open several...

 

Columbia REA announces More Powerful Together Community Grant program

WALLA WALLA—Grant funding will be available to selected organizations from Walla Walla County, Columbia County, and NE Umatilla County. The grant program’s goal is to make a one-time donation to one or more organizations that serve our...

 

Summer Stage Festival postponed until 2022

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre regretfully announced the postponement of the Walla Walla Summer Stage Festival, previously scheduled for August 6-15. The new performing arts festival will be rescheduled to August 2022. “This weekend, our...

 

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...

 

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