COLLEGE PLACE — A Sabbath school tradition brought in a multicultural assembly of three-dozen people from as far away as Richland, who took part in the annual German Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long at Walla Walla University.
The funds raised will be used Dec. 14 to buy gifts for roughly two dozen families.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council passed a 2014 budget that includes a 1.8 percent increase in general fund expenses over 2013, or roughly $455,050 more in spending.
WALLA WALLA — City officials want to add angled parking on six blocks of Alder Street to gain an additional 60 spaces.
WALLA WALLA — The rest of Rose Street will be repaved next year, with about a third of the $2.2 million project paid for by state funds.
Best bets for wines to go with your Thanksgiving dinner come down to what you like best, local experts say.
WALLA WALLA — John Perkins’ Christmas spirit is alive and well, and it arrived Friday morning in an Walla Walla County Fire District 4 engine at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds.
This is the first time the turkey shoot has included a youth team.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council approved a 1.73 percent revenue increase in property tax revenue for 2014 and, along with it, agreed to draft a resolution that could one day require 1 percent of all general funds go to streets.
WALLA WALLA — A proposed $87,328 tax increase had City Council debating more than an hour over whether to accept it, where the money should go or if any increase should be made in the 2014 property tax levy.
WALLA WALLA — They gobbled up a chance to make paper gobblers, read about what was gobbled at the first Thanksgiving and gobbled some favorite foods from different cultures.
The Myra Road project has the most work left to be done before winter.
WALLA WALLA — Work crews are on schedule to complete the last of several major projects that totaled more than $8 million in road and infrastructure construction this year.
It will be called ‘The Dalles Military Road’ to be historically correct.
WALLA WALLA — A definite article will be returned to the name of a 165-year-old road that was named after the city that was named after the fort that was named after a French word for stone.
The confidential community survey will cost about $13,500 include broader demographics.
WALLA WALLA — For the third year straight, city officials will conduct a satisfaction survey starting next week in hopes of gaining insight for planning and budgeting of services.
Fashion show blends styles not normally seen together.
WALLA WALLA — After four failed votes, City Council couldn’t agree Wednesday night whether to take or bank an $87,329 increase on next year’s property tax levy.
WALLA WALLA — Two City Council candidates took commanding leads Tuesday in the General Election vote count, while incumbent Jim Barrow held a 5 percentage point lead over his opponent.
A Broken Chair Cellars is participating in its first Fall Release this weekend.
On Oct. 26, 13 Whitman College art students had a chance to work with one of the largest printing presses ever devised, though this press was originally invented for a completely different purpose. “It is unusual for students to work on something that big,” assistant professor of art Nicole Pietrantoni said
UMAPINE — Officials continue to investigating a Wednesday evening fire that was put out once and then started up again around midnight and destroyed the home.
WALLA WALLA — Septic users in city limits who pay a failure-to-connect charge will soon get that fee taken off their monthly utility bill. The City Council on Wednesday repealed the $35.20 per month fee the city charges property owners who have septic systems but are also located within 300 feet of a municipal sewer line.
WALLA WALLA — The Day of the Dead was alive and well on Saturday, as hundreds took part in the local Dia del los Muertos celebration.
The ordinance sets out where marijuana growing, processing and sales can occur within Walla Walla.
Interim ordinances will be discussed at Wednesday’s Walla Walla City Council meeting.
The second day of the Ski Swap Meet takes place today from 10-4 p.m. Used items can be consigned from 10-noon.
WALLA WALLA — Ski season is just around the corner, and the proof is at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds this weekend. The annual Ski Swap Meet takes place this weekend, as hundreds of skiers make a run to one of the largest collections of used ski supplies in the Valley.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Several shots were fired Thursday around 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest Eighth Avenue and Russell Street.
In the past four years and over the past 104.8 miles (that’s 26.2 times four), the Walla Walla Marathon has laid a course to establish itself as a major community event that not only allows runners to compete but various groups to come together for their causes.
Walla Walla City Council candidates met during a Monday forum at WWCC
WALLA WALLA — The Rose Street lane configuration proved to be the defining issue after an hourlong City Council candidates forum Wednesday night at Walla Walla Community College.
Runners competed in the Walla Walla Marathon on Sunday, with some trying to qualify for the Boston race.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Marathon raced off to almost perfect fall running weather Sunday, with 347 marathon, half-marathon and 10K runners competing in the cool overcast morning skies.
Wa-Hi culinary program cooks up meal for hundreds of diners.
WALLA WALLA — A body was discovered Thursday afternoon in a fifth-wheel travel trailer located in the back parking lot of Comfort Inn and Suites Walla Walla, 1419 W. Pine Street.
Residents urged the city again to stripe the rebuilt street with a center turn lane and bike lanes.
WALLA WALLA — Nearly 50 supporters of a three-laned Rose Street failed in a last-ditch effort Wednesday to convince Walla Walla City Council members to do away with a four-lane configuration before lane painting was to begin today.
WALLA WALLA — A $27,000 plan to hire a firm to recruit a new human resources director failed to pass Council by a vote of 3-3.
Walla Walla is fixing and installing sidewalks and ramps, but new ADA rules and funding pose hurdles.
One in 1,000 alpaca births end up with twins.
WALLA WALLA — City Council added more services for curbside recycling and, at the same Wednesday night meeting, removed an ineffective city ordinance that dealt with lawsuits for unsafe sidewalks.
Pilots in the Young Eagles program treated 66 local youths to flights at Martin Field.
COLLEGE PLACE — It wasn’t easy letting go, but Susan Brick recognized that it was too good an opportunity for her daughter.
Saturday’s race was the culmination of 10 days of events for five teams.
The Rebuild Memorial group hopes to raise $1.5 million for a new pool.
WALLA WALLA — A plan to rebuild Memorial Pool has resurfaced, but this time without the slides, splash pad, lazy river and no $8.7 million price tag.
It includes collections of rocks from every continent except Antarctica.
Officials say residents “should be responsible” for debris, though many piled it onto streets.
WALLA WALLA — Cleanup continues around town after last week’s big blow, with city crews taking on more than they expected due to residents pushing debris into the streets.
The loud, rusty vehicles use scavenged and re-purposed parts.
Historic fire engine gets crowd fired up. An upcoming fundraiser offers rides on the vehicle
WALLA WALLA — As of midday Saturday, Pacific Power officials reported restoring power to all but about 90 of some 2,000 customers who lost power after the Thursday evening storm.
The rules in this hall are few but still well kept by a dozen early risers who love the game. No alcohol, no tobacco, no beverages around the table, no gambling, no cursing and, most of all, don’t forget the doilies, which are placed under the cue ball for every break to help protect the tables at The Center at the Park’s pool hall.
The Walla Walla City Council voted to keep a smaller pumper off surplus list.
WALLA WALLA — A City Council debate over the retiring of an old Seagraves pumper fire engine fanned the embers of an issue centered around the fire department’s new $850,000 ladder truck.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council tonight will vote on whether to spend $42,758 to design a new Pioneer Park Aviary.
The Walla Walla golf club wants to halt a disconnection fee for switching to another power provider.
WALLA WALLA — Free live music, outside and downtown at Land Title Plaza, First Avenue and Main Street, is turning out to be a regular show on the weekends.
Improving motorist visibility on Rose Street cost the city a handful of the trees.
WALLA WALLA — A short-lived battle over six long-lived trees is over. The sycamores of Rose Street lost.