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Watercolor, photography classes offered for youths

The 4-H program at the WSU Extension Office will host two youth classes next week, one to learn watercolor painting and the other photography.

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Fire official: Community support for fire crews 'overwhelming'

Local support for firefighters battling the Blue Creek Fire has been “overwhelming,” officials said Monday. But bees and wasps haven’t been happy.

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Crews rapidly gain ground on Blue Creek Fire

Crews rapidly gained more ground on the Blue Creek Fire Monday, pushing containment of the blaze to 73 percent today, up from 50 percent on Monday.

Man pleads guilty to child rape in Walla Walla County

A 25-year-old local man accused of having sexual relations with six underage teenagers in Walla Walla County faces prison time after pleading guilty Monday afternoon to three criminal charges.

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Brush up on local art at annual show

Celebrate the arts! Art can be expressed in a variety of ways, and the upcoming Harvest Time Fine Arts Show in Milton-Freewater will allow attendees to experience many of them. The event showcases a host of local artists with a wide range of vision and skills.

Lineup of local, regional bands announced for festival

Organizers of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Walla Walla have announced the lineup of local and regional bands to play on downtown stages August 13, 14 and 15.

Bennington Lake reopens for watercraft use

The lake had been closed July 22 to allow firefighting helicopters to draft water from it.

Upcoming Mud Mania aims to raise funds for Rising Sun Clubhouse

In the heat of summer the thought of wallowing in cool mud might be appealing.

Walla Walla garage fire investigated as arson

A fire that destroyed a garage over the weekend is being investigated as an arson, Walla Walla police said this morning.

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Blue Creek crews work to expand containment as hot weather looms

Helped by cooler weather over the weekend, firefighters continued to increase control of the Blue Creek Fire today. But the return of hot weather expected later this week is raising concerns.

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Photos from the Blue Creek Fire.

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Scenes from the Blue Creek fire Monday.

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Scenes from the Blue Creek fire as it burned Monday evening in Walla Walla County.

Furry Fridays for 5/2

Penelope is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is new to the Humane Society. She is friendly and sweet and has experience as both an indoor and outdoor dog.

Furry Fridays for 4/25

Snooki is an 8-year-old calico. She likes gentle strokes and scratches and needs a home where her arthritis can be cared for.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott II

Nevada Slim and Cimmaron Sue sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" at the Prescott Library.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott

Poem by Olivia Kiefel, 3, read by her dad at a cowboy poetry event at the Prescott Library.

Furry Fridays for 4/18

Jazz is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix. He's friendly, smart and and playful.

Furry Fridays for 4/11

Stoffie is a playful, friendly 6-month-old kitty awaiting adoption at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.

March in support of Walla Walla High School bond

Marchers walked from First Congregational Church to Land Title Plaza to show support for a bond measure soon to face Walla Walla School District voters.

Furry Fridays for 4/4

King is a 1-year-old Staffordshire terrier. He appears to be deaf, but has already started learning hand signals. He is very friendly!

Furry Fridays for 3/28/14

Batty Lou is a 6-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who is waiting for her new home at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Batty is quiet and sweet and is very enthused about patting and treats.

Furry Fridays for 3/21/14

Stella is a sweet, well-behaved 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix. She's looking for her permanent home and lives at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.