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At the Liberty: Chaos Walking

DAYTON—Chaos Walking, released in the US in early March 2021, will show April 16, 17, 18 and 20. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm, and Tuesday 6:30 pm, at the Liberty Theatre. Based...

 

Sen. Dozier's first bill becomes law, allowing mortgage originators to work from home

OLYMPIA—Freshman Senator Perry Dozier’s first bill was signed into law Wednesday afternoon by Governor Jay Inslee, a measure allowing mortgage loan originators to work from home. Inslee added his signature to Senate Bill 5077 at a bill-signing...

 

Murder hornets, beware! Honeyford bill to extend the term of the Invasive Species Council clears House in a unanimous vote

OLYMPIA—If they had boots, murder hornets, apple maggots, and African clawed frogs would be shaking in them from an announcement on April 12 from the state Legislature. In a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives approved Sen. Jim...

 

Home Grown Go Wild 4-H plant sale ends April 21, order now

WAITSBURG—Walla Walla County 4-H’ers are inching closer to in-person activities after more than a year of canceled sales, exhibitions, and meetings. Home Grown Go Wild 4-H, in Waitsburg, is...

 

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... Full story

 

Hidden in Plain Sight virtual event April 21

DAYTON—The Coalition for Youth and Family, a Columbia County-based substance abuse prevention and mental health advocacy group, invites the public to join the virtual Hidden in Plain Sight event on April 21, at 6 p.m. Hidden in Plain Sight is an...

 

Sunday trap shooting back at Frank Bramlett Range

WAITSBURG—Trapshooting is back at the Frank Bramlett Range in Waitsburg. Stop by on Sunday afternoons, starting at 2:00 p.m, and test your skills breaking clays! April 17, the Waitsburg Gun Club will host Duo Day. Come shoot either your 22 long... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

RSO training April 22, 24 at Waitsburg Gun Club

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Gun Club will be hosting two Range Safety Officer training sessions in April. Range Safety Officers oversee the safety of gun ranges and events, and help educate individuals when it comes to firearm safety. The first...

 

State Parks announces two free days in April

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to celebrate the spring season and Earth Day with two free days at state parks in April. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. The...

 

Dayton Memorial Library announces new hours

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library began operating with new hours on March 29. The library will be open 10 a.m-5 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursdays, the library will be open from 12 p.m-7 p.m....

 

Raya and the Last Dragon coming to Liberty Theater

DAYTON—Raya and the Last Dragon, a new animated movie from Disney, has received lots of public buzz and positive reviews. It has been dubbed a “vibrant action-fantasy epic” on Digitalspy.com. This story begins long ago, in the fantasy world of...

 

State's online eligibility tool no longer required starting March 31

OLYMPIA—Phase Finder, the state’s online vaccine eligibility tool, will no longer be required to verify COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting March 31. That means that people who want a vaccine should check DOH’s prioritization guidance...

 

Tragic Death at Waitsburg home

WAITSBURG—On March 26, the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an unresponsive male in the basement of a home on Main Street in Waitsburg. Undersheriff Joe Klundt said that the situation appeared to be a suicidal...

 

Prescott School District seeking school psychologist applicants

PRESCOTT—The Prescott School District is currently searching for a school psychologist. While the position is based in Prescott, the new psychologist will also be available to Waitsburg and Dayton students. The School Psychologist position serves... Full story

 

2021-22 fee increase will ensure Sno-Parks continue to operate

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program announced the price of Sno-Park permits would increase when they go on sale on Nov. 1. This will be the first increase since 2009. The price increases reflect rising costs of Sno-Park...

 

Food giveaway coming to Waitsburg March 27

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Christian Church, in partnership with Restoration Community Impact and New Beginning Christian Community Church, will be hosting a drive-up food giveaway on Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., or while supplies last. Two s... Full story

 

The Club closed during Spring break, likely open for summer program

Jim Pearson, Director of Program Operations at the Club has announced the decision to forego hosting a spring break program this year. “Despite the recent loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, there are still a number of barriers to providing a...

 

Waitsburg Celebration Days 2021 cancelled

WAITSBURG—For the second year in a row, the third weekend in May will be a quiet one, as the 2021 Waitsburg Celebration Days has been cancelled. The decision to cancel was made by executive board vote on March 15, just before a regularly scheduled...

 

At the Liberty

DAYTON-Showing at the Liberty Theater on March 26, 27, 28, and 30 is the 2020 drama Nomadland. Showtimes are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday matinee at 3 pm, and Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm...

 

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... Full story

 

WSD Kindergarten, Preschool registration March 29-April 1

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool registration for the Fall of 2021 on Monday, March 29th through Thursday, April 1st. Registration packets will be available for pickup in the elementary office from 9:30 a.m. to... Full story

 

Prescott Lions Club serving Saturday breakfasts again

PRESCOTT—If breakfast is your jam, you’re in luck! The Prescott Lions Club is back in the kitchen for Saturday morning breakfast, the third weekend on the month. Starting March 20, breakfast will be available from 8 a.m until 11 a.m, at the...

 

Columbia Family Clinic announces new PCP, Lindsay McLaughlin

DAYTON—Columbia County Healthcare System announced the addition of Primary Care Provider and Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner Lindsay McLaughlin at the Columbia Family Clinic. Born in Las Cruces,...

 

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