WALLA WALLA — In some ways, small town Pakistan is not very different from small-town America.
Rowdy Barry, a bullfighter at this weekend’s WWCC rodeo, is also a painter.
Eight packs are dispersed through Wallowa, Umatilla, Baker and Union counties.
WALLA WALLA — Plans to close Pioneer Park Aviary are on hold for the next six months.
WALLA WALLA — Jack and Karinna Ball hate to see books wasted.
The event raises money for college students pursing careers in education.
The final day of the annual fundraiser runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today.
The nonprofit group has asked the city to consider leasing the Pioneer Park attraction to them.
WALLA WALLA — Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary have a new idea to save the popular bird sanctuary.
DAYTON — As Washington Fish & Wildlife officials continue to search for clues into the recent shooting of an adult mother cougar in the Blue Mountains, officials at a Kansas zoo announced a naming contest for the wildcat’s orphaned cub the zoo recently acquired.
The couple had been forced to shelf marriage plans for years to deal with their children’s illnesses.
WALLA WALLA — Five-years-ago, David Mercado proposed to Michelle Roberts. And she accepted. Then the planning began. “We were going to do a big wedding. And I have a lot of family,” Mercado said on Friday, recalling they had a very tight budget. “I thought I was going to have a Costco cake,” Roberts added. But two years later, their wedding dreams were put on hold when their first boy, Aiden, was born. “We said forget the wedding. Our life is definitely going to change,” Roberts said.
Mary Virgina Munoz, who writes under different names, has two books coming out this summer.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A local romance author is about to make it big in the world of book publishing.
The City Council action would close the park attraction within a year.
WALLA WALLA — Four years of battling to save Pioneer Park Aviary ended Wednesday night when Council voted 5-2 to close the facility.
Canoe Ridge Vineyards is co-sponsoring the improvisational evening, “Romance on Main Street,” on Friday at Main Street Studios in Walla Walla.
The aim is to bring in Tablerock, Triple Creek and Costello Place developments.
WALLA WALLA — A south-side annexation is once again in the works.
The rescued cub, its mother killed in the Blue Mountains, is now in a Kansas zoo.
The 30th annual Father Daughter Ball at the Elks had families twisting and waltzing.
If the man had not landed on a narrow saddle he would have fallen to the bottom.
MILTON-FREEWATER — City employees could soon be packing concealed weapons while on the job.
Invoices and documention were lacking in seven of 21 expenditures examined,
WALLA WALLA — A recently released State Auditor’s report found city officials didn’t properly monitor the use of hotel-motel tax funds in 2012 when they failed to receive regular quarterly reports from Tourism Walla Walla.
Rural Development Initiatives completed a survey to determine what people want to see accomplished.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A nonprofit that specializes in growing community involvement and leadership in rural areas is looking locally for its next major project to support.
Despite temperatures below freezing, Waitburg Elite football players labor on.
WALLA WALLA — Two men armed with guns Thursday evening robbed the Los Tapatios store at 114 S. Ninth Avenue, according to police.
WALLA WALLA — “We could have wine, wheat and weed here in Walla Walla,” was just one of the prevailing sentiments voiced before a big City Council win for local pot shop supporters.
WALLA WALLA — The business plans of 20 marijuana entrepreneurs could end up pipe dreams if the City Council approves a recently proposed pot ban.
WALLA WALLA — A group of little superheroes banded together to celebrate an American hero and to be empowered to one day perform their own superhero acts of kindness.
Although the crowds were not as large as expected, the bars were still busy.
WALLA WALLA — The Seahawks weren’t the only big winners in green and blue on Sunday.
WALLA WALLA — Approximately 60 people crowded Salumiere Cesario on Saturday morning for the fourth free classical music concert and rehearsal put on by the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival.
Richard Perez was found unconscious in a bedroom with Mariah Hofer, who died.
Hawks fans show their team pride before the NFC Championship.
WALLA WALLA — Local nail techs have had a busy week laying down the colors of College Navy, Action Green and Wolf Grey, which are also the Seattle Seahawks’ official colors.
WALLA WALLA — The recent overdose death of a 20-year-old Waitsburg woman was probably related to illegal methamphetamine use, authorities said.
WALLA WALLA — Shooting them didn’t do it. Nor did trapping.
WALLA WALLA — Council approved a 3 percent raise for City Manager Nabiel Shawa by a vote of 5-2.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council on Wednesday selected Jerry Cummins as mayor, a two-year position the longtime councilman has held three times previously since 1995.
WALLA WALLA — A live blues radio show that has been entertaining locals for more than a decade has crossed the pond and landed in Europe via the Internet.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council is expected to approve salary increases of 8.5 percent for City Attorney Tim Donaldson and 3 percent for City Manager Nabiel Shawa when it meets Wednesday night.
The official cause of death and cause of the fire are still being investigated.
The young Hispanic woman’s body was found down a 30-foot embankment. She died of a gunshot wound.
COLLEGE PLACE — Authorities released the name of the victim in today's fatal fire.
WALLA WALLA — A Hispanic woman whose body was discovered this morning along Frog Hollow Road appears to be the victim of a homicide, according to the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Department.
Nathan Timothy Vawter couldn’t wait till his Jan. 18 due date.
WALLA WALLA — Nathan Timothy Vawter is the first baby born in Walla Walla for 2014.
WALLA WALLA — The Christian Aid Center office was struck by burglars who flew away with a safe full of cash on Christmas night.
COLLEGE PLACE — Just in time for Christmas, bikes.
The Blue Mountain Action Council assisted the Solis family in establishing a trust fund at Baker Boyer Bank.
The agency expects to record 1,200 adoption of pets this year.
Blue Ridge Elementary went into lockdown today after two adults attending a holiday concert got into an altercation.
WALLA WALLA — A 90-year-old woman believed to be a transient remains in critical condition after being struck Thursday by a vehicle near the intersection of Wilbur Avenue and Alder Street.
WALLA WALLA — A fire Thursday destroyed the house and belongings of a family of six who had no homeowners insurance.
The angled parking for Alder Street downtown includes turn lanes to prevent traffic backups.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council agreed Wednesday to go with the lesser of two Alder Street angled parking plans, the one that will add 60 instead of 80 additional spaces but also keep traffic moving.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council denied its first request to open a commercial marijuana business in city limits.
WALLA WALLA — City officials are recommending a rejection of a permit that, if approved, would the first commercial marijuana processing center to open.