MILTON-FREEWATER — The 34th annual Muddy Frogwater festival in Yantis Park saw some major changes this year, including the end of the Saturday afternoon watermelon eating contest, and the same fate for Sunday’s corn, watermelon and hot dog feed.
WALLA WALLA — Keeping it to the classic essentials is what Jazz & Wine Among Friends is all about.
WALLA WALLA — For the second time in more than 25 years, a union contract dispute between Walla Walla Police Guild members and city managers had to be settled through binding arbitration.
City officials are moving ahead with hiring personnel and a director to run a reconstituted development services department that will start up when the current operation with Walla Walla County is dissolved.
A trial run on new lane striping paint for Myra Road and Tietan Street that promised to last five-times longer proved too “inconsistent and challenging in application.”
This year’s Peach Basket Classic saw 279 teams competing Saturday on 33 makeshift courts that were officiated by about 33 referees, most of whom would rather not be remembered.
For the third consecutive year, kids of all ages got a free recess on Friday.
Crews pulled five Union Pacific railroad boxcars out of the Columbia River on Friday after an early morning derailment off Highway 730 just south of the Oregon-Washington border.
WALLA WALLA — Crews pulled five Union Pacific railroad boxcars out of the Columbia River Friday after an early morning derailment that same day off Highway 730 just south of the Oregon-Washington border.
WALLA WALLA — A man who witnesses say threatened to spray a baby with pepper spray in downtown’s Heritage Square park, but was thwarted when another man jumped between them, was arrested Thursday.
The Department of Ecology fined Cott Beverages $4,000 for a sulfuric acid spill at its juice processing facility at 1164 Dell Ave.
At issue is whether to ban joggers and dog walkers from the municipal course.
WALLA WALLA — A second City Council attempt to vote on banning runners and dogs at Veterans Memorial Golf Course came up with a whiff as members voted to table the matter for an entire year.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council will take another swing at a ban on dogs and jogs at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.
WALLA WALLA — A new method to disburse federal block grants has city officials making plans to spend $384,079 this year as a proposed budget heads to City Council on Wednesday.
Mule Mania returned to the Touchet Valley this weekend, and along with the long ears came plenty of laughs from the art created by renowned cowboy cartoonist Daryl Reed.
Two concepts to rebuild Memorial Pool have resurfaced and city officials are now floating both ideas to local residents to find out which, if any, they will pay to have built.
WALLA WALLA — A 43-minute police pursuit that crossed the Washington-Oregon border and saw speeds of up to 65 miles per hour on busy Ninth Avenue in Walla Walla ended with five arrests.
ATHENA — Hundreds of older men on small bikes took to local streets and trails to kick start a passion that began here in 1964.
Walla Walla has scheduled 11 projects for 2014 to replace water and sewer lines and repave streets.
WALLA WALLA — Despite the $2.2 million Alder Street project the Walla Walla City Council put on hold until next year when it will seek new bids, crews are moving ahead with $5.43 million in other street and utility projects this year.
WALLA WALLA — Beer at Jumpin’ Jellybeanz?
WALLA WALLA — It was all things onion at the weekend’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival, including organic onions.
It didn’t matter that Walla Walla had never had a cryptosporidium outbreak.
WALLA WALLA — About 15 miles up Mill Creek is a remote, guarded 36-square-mile basin surrounded by steep hillsides that serves as the city’s primary source of water.
Close to 1,000 tickets were sold for lectures, dinners and presentations.
WALLA WALLA — The Wine Alliance’s signature event for its own American Viticultural Area reached out to the other side of the globe this weekend to bring in experts to discuss and celebrate the Valley’s syrahs.
WALLA WALLA — It was a golfer stance against dogs and jogs at a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting Monday.
A request to have local fire districts kick in to help train emergency rescue teams has come up dry.
A review of options to rebuild Memorial Pool had City Council members reluctant to dive in, especially after three belly-flop attempts to get voters to approve pools over the last decade.
WALLA WALLA — Twelve decades of tying the knot is the latest exhibit at the Kirkman House Museum.
WALLA WALLA — City officials expanded Walla Walla’s southern borders while tightening recreational marijuana production within city limits in two separate measures approved Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — A 184-acre Southside annexation that is expected to have the support of the majority of its 228 residences is to come to a City Council vote Wednesday .
WALLA WALLA — Following Walla Walla County’s lead, city officials want to prohibit all outdoor growing of marijuana in city limits.
Tthe more than 30 members of the local chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association today are finishing the third day of their annual Blue Mountains camping and road trip out at the Junior Show Grounds.
WALLA WALLA — The city’s Parks, Recreation and Urban Forestry Advisory Board will take on the issue of whether runners and walkers should be allowed to use Veterans Memorial Golf Course.
The 17th Annual Relay For Life of Walla Walla started off on Friday evening with 136 cancer survivors walking the first lap at Martin Field, kicking off 18 hours on fundraising for cancer research.
WALLA WALLA — When renowned cellist Meta Weiss gave her featured artist performances at last year’s Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, Timothy Christie couldn’t help but notice that the audience showed almost as much interest in the young musician’s cello as in the performer herself.
WALLA WALLA — This year’s Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival will feature 33 performances at 24 different venues spread out from Dayton to Milton-Freewater.
WALLA WALLA — A 2-year-old Lowden boy died Monday, three days after he was rescued from a crash off a remote road at Arrowrock Reservoir near Boise.
WALLA WALLA — About 280 swimmers, bikers and runners participated in the 21st annual Onion Man triathlon on Sunday under blues skies and light winds, unlike recent years when the weather proved either cold or windy or both.
What started as a Girl Scout project to place approximately 300 American flags on military headstones at Mountain View Cemetery has grown more than tenfold in the last 10 years and become a quest of honor for Alexis Nordman.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Local voters overwhelmingly approved keeping their commissioner and a five-year transportation tax in Tuesday’s Oregon primary elections.
WALLA WALLA — Local emergency dispatchers said by July they will have completed the necessary phone system upgrades that will allow them to receive 911 texts.
WALLA WALLA — The man who once dazzled audiences for eight decades with his reeds, bellows and fingers took the stage again this month.
Six of 10 local races will go uncontested, and three of the remaining four are headed to a primary election.
WALLA WALLA — Six of 10 local races will go uncontested, and three of the remaining four are headed to a primary election.
WALLA WALLA — A man was arrested for what investigators believe are repeated assaults on his two preteen-aged stepdaughters.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council on Wednesday tabled a proposed ordinance to prohibit runners, walkers and dogs from Veterans Memorial Golf Course.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Balloon Stampede co-founder William “Bill” Lloyd died Sunday.
WALLA WALLA — Saturday’s Nite Glow drew thousands of spectators to Walla Walla Community College, where they watched 10 tethered hot-air balloons light up the sky to music for a 30-minute show.
WALLA WALLA — No jogging allowed.
WALLA WALLA — The first Walla Walla Spring Fling saw 16 different performance groups, 65 different vendors and thousand of participants who attended the two-days of festivities at Pioneer Park.
Not a single hot air balloon launched from Garrison Middle School on Saturday for the 40th annual Balloon Stampede.