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Walla Walla DOL to reopen April, by appointment only

WALLA WALLA—Commissioner Greg Tompkins has been working with Beau Perschbacher with the Washington State Department of Licensing on the reopening of the Walla Walla Driver Licensing Office. The WWCC is pleased to announce that the Walla Walla...

 

The Falconer playing at Gesa Power House Theatre

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the award-winning documentary film The Falconer on Friday, April 9 at 7:00 PM with an encore screening on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 PM. Each screening will be followed by an exclusive...

 

Free skin cancer screenings May 4 at Providence

WALLA WALLA—A free screening for skin cancer will be May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. Registration begins on April 12. The screening is a cooperative event...

 

Walla Walla County vaccination clinic 3/20

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and healthcare partners will open the county’s mass vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be approximately 2,300 first-dose appointments...

 

Dinner and a Show

WALLA WALLA—Register now for the Seventh Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, April 1 at 6:30 pm. This year, the Blue Mountain Land Trust is partnering with three fantastic restaurants...

 

APPLICANTS SOUGHT TO FILL VACANCIES ON WAITSBURG-COPPEI FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WALLA WALLA—There are currently three open positions on the Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors. The district has been inactive for some years. There is an interest in reactivating the district to assist with certain flood...

 

BMLT hosting Wild & Scenic Film Festival event April 1

WALLA WALLA—On Thursday, April 1, join the Blue Mountain Land Trust for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Held each year in January in Nevada City, California, The Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates the beauty and wonder of the natural world,...

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum to re-open Friday

WALLA WALLA-Now that our counties have reached Phase 2, Fort Walla Walla Museum will be reopening its exhibit halls on Friday, February 26. The museum's new hours will be 12-5 pm Friday through...

 

Community Council seeking topic suggestions for 2021-2022 study

WALLA WALLA—Community Council seeks suggestions from any and all community members to help determine the topic for the upcoming 2021-2022 study. Past study topics included: affordable housing, education, economic growth, outdoor recreation, and...

 

Applicants sought to fill vacancies on Board of Equalization

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Walla Walla County Board of Equalization (BOE). The BOE is made up of three members who meet in a public hearing setting to hear petitions...

 

Equity task force created to make COVID-19 vaccine available to all communities

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) acknowledged concerns raised by many members of the community regarding equitable vaccine distribution. DCH has implemented an equity task force and partnered with community...

 

Walla Walla Regional Airport responds to bomb threat

WALLA WALLA—On January 29, at 1:23 p.m., the Walla Walla Regional Airport reported receiving a bomb threat demanding money or an explosive device would be detonated. Airport officials evacuated the building and surrounding areas. The...

 

Power House Theatre announces new Board of Directors members

WALLA WALLA—Gesa Power House Theatre announced three new members’ appointments to its nonprofit Board of Directors: Darcie Furlan, Mike Howell, and Tricia Rice. Darcie Furlan is retired from a career in book publishing and has lived in Walla...

 

Blues Crew exceeded fundraising goal

WALLA WALLA-The Blue Mountain Land Trust Blues Crew exceeded its goal during its donation drive this year.  Donations from a large number of supporting individuals was nearly doubled by the match...

 

BMAC offers help filing for larger tax refunds

WALLA WALLA—Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is offering help to people who may be eligible to get a larger tax refund this year through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). BMAC reminds you that you must file a tax return, even if you don’t...

 

WA State Parks to meet virtually

WASHINGTON—The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its next regular meeting virtually on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to about 4:15 p.m. At the meeting, the Commission will hear public comment, discuss and take action on the U.S....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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