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MILTON-FREEWATER — Police seized a number of items linked to October burglaries at the Milton-Freewater Golf Course Pro Shop and Shelly’s Last Shot restaurant in a raid Thursday morning.

At roughly 8 a.m., officers served a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of Poplar Street in Milton-Freewater, according to a news release issued by Chief Doug Boedigheimer.

“Officers located and seized stolen property associated with both burglarized locations, as well as other property purported to be stolen,” Boedigheimer said in the release, adding a juvenile in the residence was linked to the burglaries.

Boedigheimer said the youth was not arrested, but could face charges from the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office.

Boedigheimer also said the investigation is still under way, and some of the property reported stolen has not been located yet.

Heart to Heart receives grant

to continue outreach efforts

WALLA WALLA — Blue Mountain Heart to Heart announced Thursday the agency received a $3,500 grant to continue its outreach efforts for Latino and rural residents living with HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C.

The nonprofit agency has offered case management and prevention education in the Walla Walla Valley since 1991.

The grant comes from the Pride Foundation, a Northwest organization that brings people, ideas and resources together to create change that advances equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of the Pride Foundation,” said Everett Maroon, director of Blue Mountain Heart to Heart.

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart serves clients in Walla Walla, Benton Franklin, Columbia and Umatilla counties.

College Place wins award for ‘flawless’ water treatment

COLLEGE PLACE — As far as the state Department of Ecology goes, the third time is a charm for College Place.

On Monday, the city will be presented with its second and third awards for its wastewater treatment record. The awards will be presented to Mayor Rick Newby at the City Council meeting that evening.

According to Ecology spokeswoman Jani Gilbert, the city had a “flawless” record for wastewater treatment in 2010 and again in 2011. College Place also had a perfect wastewater treatment year in 2009.

Gilbert said city Public Works Director Paul Hartwig and his staff earned the honors “because the plant passed every environmental test, analyzed all samples according to Ecology’s stringent requirements and did not violate currently permitted discharge limits in 2010 or 2011.”

The College Place facility processes up to 1.6 million gallons of wastewater each day.

— U-B staff reports

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