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Alasdair Stewart

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Two dead after crash outside College Place

Two Milton-Freewater residents were fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash in the intersection of Highway 125 and College Avenue south of College Place this week, police said.

Boost offered to new cleaning franchisees

A company that specializes in eco-friendly cleaning is looking to expand and can offer a small boost to new franchisees in the form of advice and assistance from a business owner in the region.

AmericanWest promotes Holmberg to commercial relationship manager

AmericanWest Bank has promoted Andie Holmberg to commercial relationship manager.

Charles Smith to host barrel tasting events

The first public sampling of a wine that’s so far two years in the making will be poured by K Vintners winemaker Charles Smith on Saturday, as Walla Walla Valley wineries open their doors for the Holiday Barrel Tasting weekend.

Local charity names new board members

A charity that dishes out millions of dollars in scholarships and grants in the region has elected new board members.

Banner survey: Northwesterners not greatest savers

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die. Or do you prefer YOLO?

New engineering manager takes over at HDJ Design Group

A regional design group has named a new head of civil engineering in Walla Walla.

Milton-Freewater bakery calls it a day

A Milton-Freewater bakery and book and gift shop is shutting down.

Strictly - Winter festival planned for next month

More than two dozen vendors are lined up for a holiday event planned for early next month.

Strictly - Salumiere’s big cheese to get the annual ax

It’s not every day somebody throws a big party for a fancy wheel of delicious cheese, but in these parts, we can at least say it happens once a year.

J&J Vintners to nestle in at incubator complex

A pair of Walla Walla natives will soon become the newest winery in the Port of Walla Walla’s incubator project.

South Fork Grill to reopen Friday

South Fork Grill, which recently announced a change in ownership, has set Friday as the date to reopen.

County distributes lodging tax funds

The Walla Walla County commission has handed out its annual parcel of grants from the pot of county lodging tax cash.

Downtown gallery to celebrate first year in business

Telander Gallery will celebrate its first year in business on Colville Street with a reception Nov. 28.

Two local wines among Wine Spectator’s top 100

A pair of local wines have been named to Wine Spectator’s top 100 list.

Revelry Barrel Release event to benefit cancer research

Revelry Vintners is breaking out the grill, roaster and smoker for Holiday Barrel Release.

U-B delivery holds affected by upcoming software upgrade

The Union-Bulletin plans to switch to a new software system for circulation in December.

Beer release party at Burwood to coincide with Barrel Tasting

Burwood Brewing Co. will join in the festivities of Holiday Barrel Tasting with a winter beer release party.

Valley winemakers' survey: 2014 an exceptional vintage

A survey of Walla Walla Valley winemakers confirms the estimation of the Oregon Wine Board of the year’s harvest in the Valley.

Dental offices accepting donations for deployed troops

The practices under the roof of the Walla Walla Dental Group are working to put together care packages for deployed service members.

Accreditation body: Walla Walla General, Providence St. Mary among top-performing hospitals

Both of Walla Walla’s major medical centers have landed an accolade for their collections.

Visitors to Valley will soon get their day in Courtyard

The new hotel under construction on Rose Street is due for a December opening.

Area KOA campground awarded by chain

The Starbuck/Lyons Ferry Marina KOA Campground has won the system’s President’s Award.

K, Charles Smith winemaker to offer Latta new wines

Winemaker Andrew Latta is rolling out a new offering under his own label.

New restaurateur picks up Fork

South Fork Grill has a new owner.

Whoopemup moves to winter schedule, to offer wine luncheon

In accord with the flurries, Whoopemup Hollow Cafe is kicking off winter hours starting today.

Clothier to offer jeans therapy this weekend

Walla Walla Clothing Co. will host a trunk show today and Saturday for AG Jeans.

Gesa announces merger with Yakima credit union

Gesa Credit Union will grow a little larger next month.

Local dentist named to international honor society

A local dentist was recently inducted as a fellow of a worldwide honor society for dental practitioners.

Grand opening tonight at WWCC's restyled salon

A grand opening is set this evening for the remodeled cosmetology program salon at Walla Walla Community College.

Grand opening tonight at WWCC’s restyled salon

A grand opening is set this evening for the remodeled cosmetology program salon at Walla Walla Community College.

Local dentist named to international honor society

A local dentist was recently inducted as a fellow of a worldwide honor society for dental practitioners.

Gesa merges with Yakima credit union

Gesa Credit Union will grow a little larger next month.

Equipment from Rose Street Pizza Hut up for auction

Out with the old, in with the new.

Sweet Onion sausages get side of curry

Caterer Sipid Bites has a new face to the curry-loving world.

Communty Bank begins annual charity effort

Community Bank’s annual charity drive is underway, with charities local to each branch benefiting from fundraising that runs through Dec. 17.

Providence garners top grade for hospital safety

Providence St. Mary Medical Center and Kadlec Medical Center recently received “A” grades for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Columbia County to host week of entrepreneurship activities

Events around Columbia County next week will celebrate the impulse to be your own boss.

Sweet Onion sausages get side of curry

Caterer Sipid Bites has a new face to the curry-loving world.

Hairstylist to commemorate Veterans Day with free cuts

Another Walla Walla hairstylist is offering free trims for veterans Tuesday.

Wine Woman pens history of local wine industry

Blogger, retailer and now author: The Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman has a book due out next week.

Coffee seller brews up distinctive kettle stand

When Reva Hall’s contractor of choice seemed to be dragging his heels on an update to her business’s drive-up coffee kiosk, the owner of Ole Lady’s Place Coffee admits she became exasperated.

Alaska Airlines ranks second in on-time arrivals

Alaska Airlines landed above the national average for on-time arrivals in September, ranking as the No. 2 large airline in that regard.

Saturday event at Sweet Basil to benefit vets

Sweet Basil Pizzeria will honor the life of the late retired Lt. Col. Gary Banks with a veterans benefit Saturday.

Financial adviser again named to Raymond James executive council

For the eighth time in nine years, a local financial adviser has been named a member of the executive council of Raymond James Financial Services

Author's book sales will help injured rodeo riders

An Oregon author is working to stir up interest and raise funds for a charity that assists injured rodeo riders.

Carpet cleaner finds thyme to remove pet odor

Local cleaning company Clean ‘n Dry says it’s come up with a gee-whiz solution for stubborn pet odors.

Winery owner: Area's 2014 vintage should be 'excellent'

The Oregon Wine Board’s annual harvest report suggests a banner year for the Walla Walla Valley.

Downtown Farmers Market shops for new manager

WALLA WALLA — The Downtown Farmers Market will see a leadership change with the departure of manager Cheryl Thyken.

Downtown retailers to hold sales event Sunday

If you’re the shop early, shop often sort, downtown merchants hope to put a twinkle in your eye this Sunday with Sparkle.

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