Ski Bluewood was expecting a windfall of snow this opening weekend.
A small team of Whitman College ocean researchers is basking in the light of a new discovery from the dark sea floor.
The flu is hitting hardest on the east side of the nation, but Walla Walla County residents are doing their share of flu bug exchanging this Christmas season.
Wa-Hi industrial arts teacher Robert Maib was placed on administrative in October by the Walla Walla School District while the Sheriff’s Office investigated him on allegations made by three students who said they were inappropriately touched by Maib. Prosecutors concluded there was insufficient evidence to take the case to trial.
The candy flies off the shelves as fast as they can be stocked.
A full City Council unanimously approved putting a $5.8 million pool bond measure to the public in a Feb. 10 special election.
Approximately 276 city employees — including department heads and union and nonunion members — are expected to receive 2 or 3 percent salary increases in 2015.
After granting local approval for the city’s second pot store, city officials confirmed they will oppose a Washington State Liquor Control Board plan to add even more stores in city limits.
The City Council will vote Wednesday on whether to present voters with a $5.8 million bond to rebuild Memorial Pool.
The Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” returned to Whitman College’s Cordiner Hall on Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — It was an earlier- and shorter-than-normal gig for bIG fONT, which was one reason washboard player Louis Valiante was a few minutes late to school.
Friday’s fatal shoot of a 25-year-old man, who was shot after answering the door, was most likely not an indiscriminate act of violence.
Seasoned cross-country runners long since hardened by courses and weather formed a relay all through the night.
A classical, contemporary and Celtic crossover trio with an affinity for the letter “i” will perform at Gesa Power House Theatre next week.
The City Council approved a 2015 and 2106 biennial budget that includes a decrease in property taxes offset by an increase in utilities that will leave the average homeowner $63.64 poorer in 2015.
City officials this week could wrap up a proposed two-year budget a full three weeks before Christmas, but crossed off the wish list for next year is a controversial new fire inspection fee and the hiring of a second inspector.
Local merchants got an early Christmas present of a packed Main Street for the annual Christmas Kickoff.
Just the right amount of snow at the right time of the season will bring them outdoors to pick a tree at Bachtold’s Christmas Trees.
A group of developers wants to turn the old Odd Fellows building at 28 S. Spokane St. into an upscale hotel with 70 rooms, penthouse suites, bar and terraced restaurant along Mill Creek.
DAYTON — After counting 28 remaining ballots, a $5.5 million Columbia County Hospital District capital improvement bond narrowly passed with a margin of eight-hundredths of a percent.
WALLA WALLA — A sweep was followed by a bash and a jam as local musicians and one venue owner celebrated winning big at this year’s Inland Empire Blues Society Awards.
After reviewing a community survey, the City Council is backing a $5.7 million construction bond that would a bring back public swimming in Walla Walla — should voters OK a spending measure that could be on a ballot as early as February.
WALLA WALLA — City Council unanimously approved increasing a current 10.25 percent utility-excise tax to 13 percent in order to raise approximately $700,000 more for roads fixes next year.
WALLA WALLA — A push to comply with state fire codes and the threat of higher insurance rates are why city officials want to hire a second inspector and impose new fees on an estimated 1,680 businesses and rental properties of three units or more.
WALLA WALLA — Despite flat revenues and increasing costs, city officials have proposed a balanced budget for the next two years with a healthy 15 percent ending fund balance and more money for streets.
WALLA WALLA — Student performances frequently resound through the music halls of Whitman College, with the only tension being those of tightly wound strings.
School districts across the nation are facing substitute teacher shortages, including local schools where district officials report subnormal applicant numbers.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College President George Bridges announced his successor to a standing-room-only crowd of about 400 students, faculty and staff.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College officials announced today the successor to current President George Bridges, who had announced he will leave the position in June after the current school year ends.
WALLA WALLA — Thanks to mechanical problems coupled with a back-up of garbage after Veterans Day, city crews are running one to two days late on emptying garbage and green waste bins.
MILTON-FREEWATER — City officials next week will decide how to fill a vacancy created by Council member Sam Hopkins-Hubbard’s recent resignation.
Local election results saw no change after Friday’s tally of uncounted ballots, including the results for the Walla Walla County sheriff’s race and a cliffhanger vote over a $5.5 million capital improvement bond for Columbia County Hospital District.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council voted 5-1 to approve a 1 percent property tax increase, but overall taxes are expected to take a dip next year because the city will be returning $487,640 of excess police bond construction funds.
After a six-year intermission, the Bard is back at Walla Walla High School with the fall performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.”
POMEROY — Keeping with August primary results, current Garfield County Sheriff Bennie Keller again took about three-quarters of the vote or 73.5 percent to challenger Bruce Barkhuff’s 26.5 percent.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council will hold a public hearing and possibly vote Wednesday on whether to increase property tax funding from last year’s $5,134,852 to a proposed $5,434,743 for 2015.
WALLA WALLA — A century-old Pioneer Park fountain could be the next recipient of utility roundup funds.
Light rains did little to turn back a bounty of trick-or-treaters, who hit up merchants on Main Street from Palouse Street almost all the way to Fifth Avenue on Halloween.
WALLA WALLA — Less than a week remains for 1,000 residents to let city officials know what they think about a multimillion dollar plan to rebuild Memorial Pool.
WALLA WALLA — Sometimes success can lead an actor to getting a big head.
The state gave official approval for an innovative Washington Park splash pad design, well within the time frame Walla Walla officials said is needed to build Fountains For Youth by May 1.
WALLA WALLA — Ballon Stampede organizer Scott Spencer is now more confident the event will be better for pilots and spectators and sponsors if it is moved to this time of year instead of in May.
Highly celebrated local winemaker, philanthropist, artist, foodie and friend to many, Eric M. Dunham, 44, died Thursday.
WALLA WALLA — The annual Garrison Middle School weather balloon launch was inflated by four when students from four local schools set off four balloons, all of them expected to reach heights of 20 miles up before they deflate and parachute back down to earth with their time capsules.
WALLA WALLA — City Council narrowly approved a set of ordinances that will regulate locations for future growing, processing and retail sales of marijuana.
WALLA WALLA — A Walla Walla High School teacher was put on leave after three students reported they were inappropriately touched by him during shop class.
The nation’s best community college recently got a black eye of sorts from its Arts and Sciences faculty, who last month submitted a no-confidence statement criticizing the management style of Walla Walla Community College President Steven VanAusdle, as well as the organizational structure and lack of funding to the Arts and Sciences departments.
One more Downtown Farmers Market is left in what has proved to be a mild-fall where vendors are still able to sell their more traditional summer crops.
Some of the most exciting and challenging sailing in the Northwest is located at the most southwesterly section of the county at Port Kelley, Wash.
Taima, the Seattle Seahawks mascot who flies into the stadium before games to lead the way for the Super Bowl champions, made a local landing Friday night at the annual Pioneer Park Aviary fundraiser — An Evening of Foliage and Feathers.