The fourth time was the charm for a community-funded municipal pool.
Dayton voters came out in strong support of a sales tax increase for local roads.
Walla Walla voters approved a $5.8 million two-pool project on Tuesday night by a vote of 63.63 percent for and 36.36 percent against.
As crews get ready to start a $2.39 million downtown Alder Street project, the City Council on Monday will review next year’s major construction proposal that will rebuild two-thirds of a mile of the deteriorating street as part of an Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Project.
The mysterious rain that affected communities from as far south as Fossil, Ore., to as far north as Colville, Wash., will most likely remain a mystery.
Chestnut Street, between Second Avenue and Howard Street, will be closed part of next week as city crews trim dozens of trees growing along the sidewalk planting strips.
Despite opposition from the Walla Walla Historic Preservation Commission, plans to raze a 94-year-old waterworks building took another step forward Monday.
The city took down six trees Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, making way for new irrigation lines.
The first Cupid’s Trading Post Valentine’s bazaar kicked off on Saturday at the Best Western Plus Walla Walla, where approximately 20 vendors sold a variety of crafts, jewelry, health and beauty products, including several items that were all about the Seahawks’ blue and green.
The City Council endorsed a Feb. 10 ballot measure to build a new pool and also approved a 16.39 acre annexation at Wednesday’s meeting.
A new study on downtown homelessness and problems centered around Crawford Park and Heritage Square is bringing to light the fact that most park users have strong ties to Walla Walla.
COLLEGE PLACE — The largest high school in the Valley, Walla Walla High School, is expected to have plenty of room for open enrollment requests for out-of-district students.
Emergency preparedness officials are now questioning how one backhoe could knock out 911 service for thousand of residents across five counties, disable service for approximately 19,000 cellphones and 4,300 Internet phones, and cripple thousands of businesses for most of Friday afternoon.
Election officials mailed three local ballot measures last week to approximately 19,310 residents in Walla Walla and Columbia counties.
Residents will vote on sales tax increase to fund street improvements, a measure Dayton’s newly formed Transportation Benefit District put on the Feb. 10 ballot.
Columbia School District is asking Burbank voters to pass two levies that, if approved, will provide a total $7,559,070 over the course of three years and fund everything from text books to smaller class sizes to new electronic white boards.
Plans are moving forward to remake Heritage Square Park into a public plaza that could one day draw in downtown Walla Walla employees, shoppers, tourists and people who just need a place to hang out.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on luring and criminal impersonation charges, according to Walla Walla police officials.
A half-century-ago, composer Terry Riley created a composition for orchestra, symphony, marching band, jam session, drum circle or any combination of musicians.
The Holiday Inn Express pool shut down early on Friday when a FedEx truck dipped its two front wheels in the indoor pool, after having crashed through the front wall of the pool house.
There was more squawk about Pioneer Park Aviary control than over pay raises at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
“The Snow Queen” is returning to Walla Walla.
A proposal to establish a charter school in Walla Walla drew about 40 people who offered suggestions at a public meeting Tuesday at the Walla Walla Housing Authority.
Salary increases ranging from 2 to 2.5 percent will be up for a vote when the Walla Walla City Council meets on Wednesday.
The City Council on Wednesday will review plans to renovate Pioneer Park Aviary and possibly give approval to send out bids for the $375,000 new-enclosure project.
A Walla Walla group’s plan to open the first charter school in the city, county and possibly all of Southeastern Washington will be discussed at a community meeting Tuesday.
With the Legislature a week away from reconvening, the Valley’s three local lawmakers and Walla Walla city leaders dealt with the realities of the upcoming state budget at a public meeting at City Hall on Monday.
City officials are pushing for 2015 legislation that supports a statewide gas-tax increase, a roundabout at Ninth Avenue and Plaza Way and receiving a portion of the state’s future marijuana excise tax.
WALLA WALLA — A community pool, a sales-tax increase and a school levies are the measures voters in Walla Walla and Columbia counties will decide Feb. 10.
WALLA WALLA — Local Boy Scouts will collect and repurpose discarded Christmas trees the weekend of Jan. 10 and 11.
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.