The city is spending $16,000 to keep the public up to date on construction progress and traffic delays during work this summer and fall.
WALLA WALLA — City officials recently kicked off a $16,000 public awareness campaign featuring a new website, numerous billboards around town and other methods to let people know about the various city, county, state and federally funded construction projects taking place this summer and fall.
Saturday’s action at the 3-on-3 tournament included a slam dunk competition.
Steve Eskridge makes a business of outfitting attendees with colorful athletic socks.
The local artist was a highlight at this weekend's Pink Ribbon Classic horse show
WALLA WALLA — They come to ride and raise funds, and when the equestrian show is over they hope to go home with a portrait of their winning horse.
Residents are asked to curb outdoor watering and car washing Tuesday and Wednesday
WALLA WALLA — The city’s primary source of water will be shut off for two days. But not to worry, as city officials plan to rely completely on well water on Tuesday and Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA – Two fires Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning kept Walla Walla County District 8 crews busy the last 24 hours.
WALLA WALLA — The Rural Library District has taken its search for a new leader to a nationwide firm that specializes in hiring library directors.
A culvert under the road to Ski Bluewood is being replaced with a bridge.
DAYTON — The last man-made barrier on North Touchet River, one of the most productive fish streams in the Blues, will soon be removed.
In an attempt to escape, one of the victims backed their vehicle across the street and hit a building.
Owners say mules eat less, drink less, work more and generally are healthier than horses.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A boom in secondhand merchandise stores has not been without its growing pains, especially for residents pained by how much merchandise store owners put on city sidewalks.
ATHENA — The annual Caledonian Games are going on this weekend, and along with them a couple of new attractions have been added, as well as the elimination of one major event.
The Washington School gym gets a facelift outside and stronger wall panels inside to withstand the rigors of indoor soccer.
An antique engine becomes a tribute to family and friends.
WALLA WALLA — The 12-hour blues festival known for great music, a picturesque farm setting and signature lowboy trailer stage is about to rock the wheat fields northeast of town.
Work runs the gamut from chip seals to major work at Myra and Dalles Military roads.
WALLA WALLA — City crews, along with subcontractors, will be busy completing a dozen road construction improvements this summer and early fall worth $8.28 million.
Farm equipment, cars and motorcycles were spread over 10 acres for the sale.
City Council voted 6-1 to use the money to upgrade old wiring.
WALLA WALLA — City Hall will get a $66,000 electrical upgrade paid for with police station bonds funds.
Concern was raised whether spending bond money to fix City Hall wiring is a proper use.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council on Wednesday will again review a proposal to use police station bond money for a $66,000 electrical upgrade at City Hall.
WALLA WALLA — Buffalo Soldiers came out to role play at this weekend’s Fort Walla Walla Days.
WALLA WALLA — Inadequate funding for a soaring number of gun background checks will result in reduced public office hours at the Walla Walla Police Department starting Monday.
WALLA WALLA — The annual Relay for Life at Borleske Field’s track has seen changes over the years.
CrewSpace will provide equipment patrons can use to make music and movie videos, among other things.
WALLA WALLA — The city’s public library on Friday will premiere its new movie making media lab called CrewSpace.
You could say even the worst day mushroom hunting is better than the best day working. That being said, this mushroom hunting season is proving to be one of the worst in quite some time for wild morel mushroom hunters. “The trouble is we are just finding one here or there. If it were any scarcer than this, it wouldn’t be worth the trouble,” mushroom expert Paul Miller said, as he stopped to pick a single black morel from the ground.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College will no longer allow its pool to be used for city Parks and Recreation swim classes, which will most likely mean a shortage of swimming and water safety classes this summer.
WALLA WALLA — City Council Member Shane Laib will not run for re-election but will remain in politics, he announced this morning.
The scale reflects a 2-percent increase approved earlier this year.
WALLA WALLA — An ordinance authorizing a 2 percent pay-scale increase in 2013 for all non-union city employees, including department heads, has been approved by the Walla Walla City Council.
WALLA WALLA — A controversial plan to reduce Rose Street to two traffic lanes and a middle turn lane has been ditched in favor of maintaining its current four-lane configuration.
WALLA WALLA — In spite of each being low on produce and high in winds, two farmers markets held their season openers on Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — After a two-year hiatus, Cinco de Mayo will return to Milton-Freewater this weekend — this time as a street fair.
The YMCA’s junior roller girls toughed out a loss, but gained experience.
WALLA WALLA — The YMCA Wild Scallions junior roller derby team had their first full bout on home turf Saturday, and for many it was the first chance to see how demanding the sport is on girls who range from 8 to 17.
WALLA WALLA — Of the four main dog trial and judging events at this weekend’s Walla Walla Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, confirmation still greatly outnumbers the other three events.
Several business owners say city plans to reconfigure the four-lane arterial is a bad idea.
WALLA WALLA — A handful of Rose Street business owners at Wednesday’s City Council meeting lambasted plans to remove two lanes of through traffic after a repaving and stoplight project is completed later this year.
WALLA WALLA — Thou mayest enjoy surfeit pleasures amongst court dancers whilst partaking of the accustomary frolicking amongst the polyethylene champions of the field overmorrow at the faire.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls will see some key changes this year in derby rules and lineup, but another notable change for Saturday’s bout will be the home-track debut of the Wild Scallions. The Scallions — the Sweets junior derby league with skaters ranging from 8-17 — will play their first home bout this Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — It was green light go for the season opener and what is expected to be another growing year for the Walla Walla Drag Strip.
WALLA WALLA — Pro and cat racers one through five had some new competition this year from kid cat racers two through nine, at least when it came to winning the hearts of the adults who sponsored children in four Tour of Walla Walla children’s races on Saturday monring.
WALLA WALLA — A one-hour search involving a four-block area southeast of Providence St. Mary Medical Center ended with the suspect getting away.
WALLA WALLA — Police are now searching a six-block section southeast of Providence St. Mary Medical Center for a male suspect.
WALLA WALLA — Charles Smith Wines tasting room will soon see a performance that doesn’t usually step into the private venues of downtown businesses.
WALLA WALLA — The city fire department’s new $850,000 ladder truck is back in operation after a $30,000 repair job required after it was damaged during a routine emergency run earlier this year.
WALLA WALLA — A man was shot and wounded in an alley in the 1700 block of Portland Avenue this morning.
WALLA WALLA — WALLA WALLA — A man was shot and wounded in an alley in the 1700 block of Portland Avenue early Saturday morning.
WALLA WALLA — Several hundred people feasted on treats under the giant tent downtown at Feast Walla Walla on Saturday.
The City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to halt further proceedings
WALLA WALLA — Scaling back a southside annexation proposal by more than half wasn’t good enough for City Council, who voted to nix the entire plan Wednesday night.
WALLA WALLA — The south side annexation proposal was defeated at Wednesday's City Council meeting.
The annexation would cover 871 acres of homes and rural areas south of Walla Walla’s city limits.
WALLA WALLA — In the six weeks since City Council voted to move ahead with a plan to annex 871 acres on the south side, opposing residents have registered dozens of complaints with the city ranging from environmental concerns to loss of personal property rights to just plain not wanting be in the city.
WALLA WALLA — A man died in a shooting this morning at 1265 Belle St. At 6:35 a.m., dispatchers called police to the area after a male caller informed them he had shot his friend with a shotgun, according to emergency scanner recordings.
WALLA WALLA — The annual Exchange Club of Walla Walla Children’s Easter Egg Hunt took a little longer than expected this year, but not because there weren’t enough kids to scoop up 480 pounds of bite-size foil wrapped chocolate eggs.
The Manga Club meets at the Touchet Library on Friday afternoons.
TOUCHET — Take a small rural library with barely enough room for one study table. Surround it with a few shojo girls. Provide a tub of Pocky, a few pencils and plenty of paper and what you get back is the Touchet Library Manga Club.