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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...

 

WW County auditor will mail Fulmer's Candidate statement

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, Gunner Fulmer contacted the Walla Walla County Auditor’s office, asking why his candidate’s statement was not included in the Local Voters’ pamphlet. “Candidate statements are submitted through the VoteWA.gov...

 

Walla Walla Fair Entry Deadline is August 5

WALLA WALLA—The 2022 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days opens August 31 and if you’re planning to exhibit your cow, goat, horse, cake, quilt, painting, whatever (there’s a class for it – whatever it is), the deadline to submit your entry form...

 

KingSlack new commander of USACE Walla Walla Division

WALLA WALLA—Lt. Col. ShaiLin KingSlack assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, during a 10 a.m. ceremony held in Walla Walla, Washington on July 8. Col. Aaron L. Dorf, deputy commander of the Corps...

 

Walla Walla County Primary ballots mailed July 13

WALLA WALLA COUNTY—All ballot testing, processing, tabulation, and canvassing meetings take place at the Elections Office, 315 W. Main St., Room 203, Walla Walla. Accessible voting is also available at this location. Offices in Primary Election...

 

WWSO notified of body found in Walla Walla County

WALLA WALLA—On July 6, at 4:11 p.m, Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office deputies were advised by dispatch that a citizen found human remains east of Walla Walla, in the county. WWSO detectives, deputies, and members of the Walla Walla Regional...

 

City of Walla Walla to host fireworks display on July 4

WALLA WALLA—Events for Independence Day in Walla Walla include the family-friendly annual 4th of July in the Park Celebration at Pioneer Park, 940 E Alder St. The free event hosted by the Union-Bulletin on Monday, July 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

 

WWCC to open campuses to students regardless of vaccination status

Walla Walla, Wash. – Beginning with the start of the Fall Quarter, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) students can attend in-person classes and seek on-campus support services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, except where...

 

6th annual Walla Walla Movie Crush July 15-17 at GeSA Power house

WALLA WALLA—The 6th Annual Walla Walla Movie Crush, celebrating the most intoxicating blend of American short cinema, returns to Gesa Power House Theatre on July 15-17. Once again, the festival will showcase narratives, documentaries, animation,...

 

Walla Walla Democratic party endorsements

WALLA WALLA – The elected and appointed Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) of the Walla Walla County Democratic party have endorsed candidates in the 2022 election: 5th Congressional District — Natasha Hill 16th WA Legislative District, Pos. 2...

 

Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center to host virtual clergy training

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center’s Chaplain Service is hosting a virtual community clergy training program June 23 from 8-10 a.m. for clergy throughout the Jonathan M. Wainwright VA’s catchment area (which...

 

Walla Walla VA Center to hold Memorial Day service May 26

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (Walla Walla VA) is holding a VIRTUAL Memorial Day Service on Thursday, May 26 at noon. The event will be streamed LIVE on Walla Walla VA’s Facebook page (www.f...

 

Fifteen Dayton, Waitsburg and Prescott Students Receive Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarships

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the Rasty E. and Nona F. Ketcherside Scholarship recipients for 2022‐2023. The generosity of lifetime Waitsburg farmers Rasty and Nona Ketcherside provide 15 Dayton,...

 
 By The Times    News Briefs    May 19, 2022

Jeff Strickler Running for State Representative Position 1

WALLA WALLA-On May 16, 2022, Jeff Strickler announced his campaign for State Representative Position 1 in the 16th Legislative District as a Democrat. A resident of Walla Walla since 2010, Strickler...

 

Pagan's OMG Members Plead Guilty

GEORGIA—In September of 2021, Umatilla County residents Dustin Wendelin and Charles Montgomery were arrested on warrants from Georgia for assault and gang charges. Wendelin was detained at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, his place of employment...

 

Free skin cancer screenings May 24 at Providence

WALLA WALLA—Registration is now open for a free screening for skin cancer on May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. The screening is a cooperative event offered by the Cancer Center and the Walla Walla...

 

Walla Walla Attorney Jared Hawkins Joins Judicial Race

WALLA WALLA—Jared Hawkins, local attorney and business owner, announces his candidacy for the Walla Walla County Part Time District Court Judge position. Hawkins owns the local law firm Hawkins Law. Throughout his 17 years of legal experience, he...

 

August 8, 1930-April 13, 2022

WALLA WALLA—United Way of the Blue Mountains is excited to announce the return of its virtual singing competition to our region. Sing United: Clash of the Blue Mountain Beats will celebrate and recognize great musical talent in Columbia,...

 

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