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At the Liberty: Where the Crawdads Sing

DAYTON—Where the Crawdads Sing, from the best-selling novel by Delia Owens, is a captivating mystery that tells the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.... Full story


Virtual session scheduled for Tiger-Mill Project, Walla Walla Ranger Dist

PENDLETON - The Walla Walla Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest will host a virtual public engagement session on Aug. 18 from 4-6 p.m. for the proposed Tiger-Mill Project. The purpose of...


Maren Morris at Wine Country Amphitheatre August 23

WALLA WALLLA-The Wine Country Amphitheater has brought familiar and new headliners, including Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Lewis, to the Walla Walla Valley. As part of her Humble Quest tour, Maren Morris wi...


Kingston trio past and present at gesa theater

WALLA WALLA — The Kingston Trio will perform an acoustic concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. In 1957, The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco’s North Beach club scene to take the country by storm,...


Master falconer and his falcon to visit Waitsburg for Royal Block Reading

WAITSBURG - The Royal Block Reading Series welcomes author James West Nelson (and one of his raptors) for a reading from his magnum opus, Hoods, Hooding, and Hoodmaking, at the Royal Block in... Full story


WWCC Warrior Pledge deadline extended to August 22

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) continues to find new ways to make college possible for residents. A first-year pilot of the new Warrior Pledge will cover tuition and other educational expenses for as many as 50 students this...


At the Liberty: "Minions: The Rise of Gru"

DAYTON—Minions: The Rise of Gru - Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970’s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.  It is not going particularly well.  When Gru cros... Full story


End of Summer Movie Night at CCRLD

DAYTON—The Columbia County Library is hosting an “End of Summer Movie Night” for its Summer Reading Program on Friday, August 12, from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. To fit with this year’s theme of “Oceans of Possibilities,” the library will show...


Providence St. Mary Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $125K

WALLA WALLA—The Providence St. Mary Foundation held its annual golf tournament on July 22, 2022, and raised a record-breaking $125,000. Over 170 people came out to support the event and participate in the Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the ye...


Clothing giveaways in August, September

WAITSBURG—Waitsburg Christian Church is currently holding a clothing drive for an upcoming clothing giveaway for all residents. The church is currently accepting donations of gently-used clothing for the drive. The donated clothing must be clean,...


WWSO asking for public's assistance regarding August 5 shooting

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is asking for the public’s help regarding a shooting incident that occurred on August 5. Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, WWSO deputies were dispatched to Nightingale Canyon, just east of W... Full story


Superintendent Reykdal Releases Plan for Work Experience in School to Contribute to Graduation

OLYMPIA—Nearly 30% (45,000–55,000) of Washington’s high school students are employed. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a plan to allow students ages 16 and up to earn elective credits toward graduation through verified paid work...


Walla Walla Community College Open House Aug.18

  Walla Walla-Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) invites future college students, parents, and others to an Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 18. The event will be held at the m...


Dayton Kiwanis to Celebrate 100 Years of history and service

DAYTON-100 years! The Dayton Kiwanis Club has set the date of its Centennial celebration for Saturday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barn at Blue Meadows on North Touchet Road. Kim Lyonnais, club...


Society for Creative Anachronism unfolds Newcomers and Sergeanty Trials

WAITSBURG-The Inland Empire's Society for Creative Anachronism will bring festivities to Waitsburgs Preston Park on August 12-14. With the tents and arenas set up at the city park, members of SCA...


At the Liberty: The Jungle Book

DAYTON—The Jungle Book live - on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, at 7 pm - performed by local children, who will have rehearsed since August 1. The storyline is: Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear,... Full story


Children's reading program at Weller Public Library

WAITSBURG—The Weller Public Library in Waitsburg offers a children’s reading program throughout August. To participate in the program, kids can read or have their parents read them a book and come in on Saturday and pick up a small prize from... Full story


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...


At the Liberty: Elvis

DAYTON­—Elvis will run a second week. Please see our nearby advertisement, or our website, for movie dates and times. We have eliminated the seat buffering between groups, but online seat selection is still available. However, the incidence and...


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...


City Crews to Begin Work Early During Heat Wave

WALLA WALLA/WAITSBURG—Temperatures are forecast to be well above normal for at least the next week in Walla Walla. Considering the heat wave, some city crews and the contractors working on the Alder and Poplar projects will start work at 6 a.m. to... Full story


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... Full story



DAYTON—Beat the heat at the library. The National Weather Service has announced a heat advisory this week in Columbia County, so the Dayton Memorial Library has opened its doors as a cooling center during regular business hours. All are welcome to... Full story


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