WAITSBURG — Waitsburg City Council voted Wednesday to raise city water rates $6, bringing the monthly base rate to $33.90.
WALLA WALLA – The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards Tuesday, and Waitsburg High School won the most accolades among area schools on the list.
PRESCOTT — Come June, a vacant, burned-out lot in Prescott will be reborn as a community gathering space.
A party in honor of Dr. Michael Luce will be held tonight at Dayton’s Liberty Theater.
DAYTON — Dr. Michael Luce, a general practitioner who served the county for over 30 years, is retiring.
A party in honor of Dr. Michael Luce will be held Wednesday at Dayton’s Liberty Theater.
DAYTON — Dr. Michael Luce, a general practitioner who served the Columbia County for over 30 years, is retiring.
DAYTON — For Tim Quigg, there’s something fulfilling about building a rocket with your own hands and watching it fly thousands of feet up at three times the speed of sound.
The recently-discovered Heartbleed security bug means your passwords, payment details and other secure information on websites could be vulnerable to theft. That sounds scary, but before you rush to change all of your passwords, here are some things you should know.
The district hopes voters will see their way clear to take on a nearly $20 million debt for 20 years.
Waitsburg FFA students get hands-on learning about soil nutrition.
Superior Court Judge William Acey, whose Hells Canyon Circuit includes Columbia and Garfield counties, announced his retirement this afternoon.
WESTON — Weston is back to square one in its search for a police officer, after the city’s finalist for the position withdrew his application this morning.
POMEROY — Garfield County commissioners inappropriately raised their salaries in 2012, according to a report released this week from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.
DAYTON — For bands on a tour of the Pacific Northwest, the stretch of highway between Seattle or Portland and Spokane, Boise or Missoula often looks long and empty.
POMEROY — Pomeroy wants to improve portions of its aging water system with funds from the USDA.
Monteillet Fromagerie has been at odds with Columbia County over the commercial uses of its rural property.
Blue Mountain Station houses several local specialty product makers.
When Governor Jay Inslee stopped by Dayton’s artisan food center, he couldn’t help but admire the rolling hills out the window.
POMEROY — Following a discussion with the sheriff’s office and school district, Garfield County Commissioners are working on an agreement to hire a resource officer for the Pomeroy School District.
DAYTON — For Mandi Wendt, the Weinhard Cafe was an early first introduction to the world of fine dining.
PRESCOTT — Before becoming vacant, the lot next to Prescott’s Tuxedo Bar & Grill housed a post office, a gentleman’s store and a sweet shop. Now, it’s to become the center of a community-building project, bringing residents together to create a new public space.
WALLA WALLA — Five instructors and 50 students at Walla Walla Community College will come together to pay tribute to libraries through song, dance and art.
POMEROY — Although funding specifics still need to be worked out, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office hopes to put a full-time school resource officer in Pomeroy schools next year.
DAYTON — Columbia County paid $3,668.62 to settle a claim with Deputy Prosecutor Julie Karl over her compensation.
DAYTON — Dayton is considering extending its marijuana moratorium for another six months to give the city time to develop zoning regulations.
DAYTON — Living with a developmental disability in Columbia County often means spending a lot of time driving. That’s something the Dayton Developmental Disabilities Leadership Group hopes to change.
Patrolling the slopes, from upkeep to rescue
They work in Kennewick, Walla Walla and Lewiston as firefighters, EMTs and even teachers, then spend their weekends patrolling the slopes outside of Dayton.
The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days concert, with an opening performance by Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band.
DAYTON — Dayton School District residents will vote on a nearly $20 million bond in April, a measure that members of the public told board members on Wednesday will be a tough sell.
A legal battle over the future of a Milton-Freewater gun club is headed to the Umatilla County Commissioners.
A Dayton painter’s work on Magic game cards has made him a ‘famous’ unknown.
Dayton City Council members voted down a special events policy after citizens voiced concerns at last night’s meeting.
Columbia County residents need to make sure their information is in the system.
Hunter Connor, 14, died at Dayton General Hospital about three hours after the accident.
WALLA WALLA — A Burbank teen killed Jan. 25 at Ski Bluewood died from an abdominal injury, according to a coroner’s report.
DAYTON — Dayton’s new Artisan Food Center is opening its doors for visitors starting Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — Fresh from a Seattle run, Shakespeare’s historical tragedy “Richard II” is coming to town.
WALLA WALLA — When Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers responds to the State of the Union address tonight, some Walla Wallans are hoping she’ll take a stand for immigration reform.
Columbia County Coroner Rea Culwell said she will request medical records from the hospital.
Details surrounding the death of a teenager at Ski Bluewood on Saturday remain hazy as the ski area continues to piece together a timeline of events.
The class helps freshmen transition to high school and to plan for their careers.
But Umatilla County put restrictions on shooting events and times to address neighbors’ concerns.
MILTON-FREEWATER The East End Rod & Gun Club’s application to continue operations was approved by the Umatilla County Planning Commission Thursday night, but a number of restrictions were placed on its activities.
The organization hopes a new arrangement will leave that job to the Port of Columbia.
DAYTON — The departure of Dayton’s Chamber of Commerce executive director may have opened the door for a new focus on economic development in Columbia County.
The public campaign will feature a different health focus each month.
Walla Walla-area legislators support financial aid for state students who aren’t legal U.S. residents.
The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday which would allow aspiring state college students who are not legal residents to apply for financial aid.
DAYTON — The Dayton School District will hold its final meeting about a proposed modernization project on Wednesday.
Pam Nolan-Beasley of Waitsburg received presidential honors for her instruction of math and science.
WESTON — Many small towns in Umatilla County struggle with maintaining adequate law enforcement services. Some rely on the county sheriff’s office, but that can mean residents wait an hour or more for a response after calling dispatch.
After a late start, Ski Bluewood is up and running with high hopes for the year.
Foul play has been ruled out in the death of 17-year-old Cody J. Snider.
A key issue is whether the Milton-Freewater area club can be legally considered a ‘firearms training facility.’
PENDLETON — The East End Rod & Gun Club’s application to continue operations and expand onto additional land met with no decision Thursday after a packed public hearing before the Umatilla County Planning Commission.
A private company has announced plans to build a multimillion dollar pulp plant outside of Starbuck in Columbia County.
WAITSBURG — Entrepreneurs hoping to sell or process marijuana in Waitsburg will be limited to the industrial zones of the city.
A proposed expansion of the East End Rod & Gun Club has drawn objections from one of its neighbors.