You may not have noticed, what with all of the wine enthusiasts in town for spring release weekend, but Walla Walla was deluged with enthusiasts of another variety last Friday through Monday: Volkswagen camper van aficionados.
Jay Decker’s “field camera” weighs about 12 pounds, sans lens. It has a maximum shutter speed of 1/30th of a second and holds a whopping one piece of film at a time, and one piece of film can cost as much as $15.
After coming up empty at first, the Walla Walla warming center task force has found a place to house local homeless people during the current winter blast.
Andrew Kowalski had to tear himself away from the small “apartment” he was working on — a small wood-frame cubicle that simulates a home — to come and talk to a reporter.
The fake blood pitter-pattered down onto the brown paper below, some of it spattering into perfect circles, some of it colliding with other drops and shooting droplets of red goop in all directions, and some of it missing the paper altogether and sinking into the orange ’60s-era carpet.
WALLA WALLA — A local doctor who is a pioneer in sleep medicine added his voice Tuesday evening to a growing din advocating for later school start times for middle and high school students Tuesday evening.
WALLA WALLA — For Whitman College, “liberal arts” no longer excludes a highly technical field like computer science.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District Interim Superintendent Bill Jordan might just be the school administrator equivalent of a baseball utility infielder for awhile.
Walla Walla got a taste of the stars last week, and Neil deGrasse Tyson got a taste of Walla Walla wine country.
Whitman College got good news and bad new this week, as it moved up in college rankings but fell at the smack-dab bottom of a separate list that ranked top colleges by economic diversity.
WALLA WALLA — Following a report from the American Academy of Pediatricians that lack of sleep inhibits learning and that schools should start later, a local parents group is joining a national movement to push for later school starts.
Students whack at creek-clogging weeds during their last week of summer before heading to class.
A hike to the highest point in the Washington section of the Blue Mountains proves a little tougher than expected.
UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST — Easy, they said. A perfect hike for kids and first-timers. Those were the words that suckered me into hiking to Oregon Butte on a recent Sunday, camera, lenses, tripod and other assorted goodies in tow.
Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to change the way you think.
When Gary D’Agostino found out Neil deGrasse Tyson will visit Walla Walla in September for a pair of talks, he saw a huge opportunity for the area’s youths.
WALLA WALLA — Many parents of children in Walla Walla School District will receive some unwelcome news this week: their school is failing.
WALLA WALLA — Want to see a lecture from famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson live and in-person when he swings through the Pacific Northwest this September?
MILTON-FREEWATER — Krysta and Seth Walker are getting ready for a mammoth road trip.
WALLA WALLA — The Saint Basil Academy for Classical Studies, or more succinctly, St. Basil’s, is growing.
The tiny quadcopters flying around Blue Mountain Community College’s gymnasium Saturday didn’t much resemble the fearsome Predator drones used in combat zones by the U.S. military.
WALLA WALLA — As the federal agencies mounted up to provide disaster relief and provide additional resources to wildfire devastated towns in Eastern Washington, Walla Walla clubs and businesses set off with donations of their own.
DIXIE — The next superintendent of Dixie School District has been there, and done that.
WALLA WALLA — Mark Wegner has resigned as superintendent of Dixie School District, the one-school district announced.
WALLA WALLA — In the end, the budget for the 2014-15 school year Walla Walla Community College’s Board of Trustees approved Wednesday contained no cuts to program offerings and didn’t place a limit on enrollment.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District is projecting it will run a deficit of $700,000 to $800,000 for the upcoming 2014-15 school year, according to Ted Cohan, the director of the district business office.
WALLA WALLA — Schools across the Walla Walla School District are getting a big upgrade this summer, although it won’t be visible to the naked eye.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District didn’t have to look far to find an interim boss, hiring former Walla Walla teacher and administrator Bill Jordan out of retirement to oversee the district while it searches for a replacement for soon-to-depart Superintendent Mick Miller.
The Walla Walla School Board unanimously named former Prescott Superintendent Bill Jordan as its interim superintendent after an executive session Tuesday, pending successful contract negotiations.
When College Place passed a bond to build College Place High School and replace Davis Elementary, it was a watershed moment for the School District.
WALLA WALLA — If the School Health Advisory Committee has its way, students in the Walla Walla School District may see a whole lot less of one of their favorite sugary drinks: chocolate milk.
Walla Walla School District Superintendent Mick Miller resigned his post Tuesday night at a School Board meeting, announcing after the meeting that he will take an assistant superintendent position with NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane.
The staccato clicking of keyboards fills CrewSpace at the Walla Walla Library.
WALLA WALLA — One student ran out of the building, holding back tears.
WALLA WALLA — With soon-to-be graduates, parents, faculty and alumni splayed out on the South Memorial Lawn on Sunday at Whitman College before her, commencement speaker Sally Jewel urged the Class of 2014 to “make your strand count.”
WALLA WALLA — The School Board voted Tuesday to adopt a new math curriculum kindergarten through fifth grade, completing a years-long process that has been delayed by shifting education standards at the state and national level.
The Walla Walla School District announced this morning that it was making a pair of administrative changes, giving Lincoln High School’s interim principal, Marci Knauft, the permanent job after conducting a search that brought 20 applications.
WALLA WALLA — Four schools in the Walla Walla School District were named by the state as needing improvement for 2014-15, the district announced recently.
WALLA WALLA — Despite years of belt-tightening — freezing wages, delaying new programs and eliminating administrative positions — Walla Walla Community College is in a nearly half-million dollar hole as it prepares to build a budget for the 2014-15 school year.
WALLA WALLA — Additional state requirements and shifting alternative education rules have led Walla Walla School District to end its partnership with the St. Louis-based online learning program Greenways Academy in June.
WALLA WALLA — The concentration of wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the majority — income inequality — is threatening our democracy, and we all must do something about it.
WALLA WALLA — Expect tongue-in-cheek hilarity on the high seas in Walla Walla High School’s spring production of “Moby Dick: The Musical.”
MILTON-FREEWATER — Meredith Moore has been cooking for her family since she was in preschool.
Started by a pair of Walla Wallans, The Muscle Shack isn’t your average gym. That much is apparent, whether it’s the snarling jacked bear pumping iron in the logo, or the fact that there are only two cardio machines in the joint and are only for cool-downs between lifting, co-owners Greg Delp and Nathan Tebeck are quick to emphasize.
A veritable Taj Mahal of vocational training, the Southeast Area Technical Skills Center located adjacent to Walla Walla Community College is nearing completion.
Political economist, professor, author and now filmmaker Robert Reich will be in Walla Walla this week for a pair of events at Whitman College.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College students are planning to protest the college’s continued investment of its endowment in fossil-fuel producing companies and let it know the campaign known as Divest Whitman isn’t over, despite the college’s refusal to explore divestment.
DIXIE — Dixie School District — which consists solely of Dixie Elementary School — is taking a look at possibly hiring a new superintendent/principal to give current administrator and teacher Mark Wegner more time to teach.
WALLA WALLA — Regrouping is the order of the day after proponents of a $10.2 million bond to build a new Walla Walla High School science building suffered defeat in a special election Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District residents voted down a plan to build a $10.2 million science building at Walla Walla High School on Tuesday.
COLLEGE PLACE — It took two days of digging and searching, but staff finally rescued a time capsule buried under the Davis Elementary School courtyard.