Summer’s still far away, but Prescott residents are being asked to consider pool funding on the November ballot.
A Dayton man who lost use of his legs aims to cross the nation on a hand-cranked tricycle.
DAYTON — Frequent travelers on Highway 12 might have seen a man on a recumbent tricycle pedaling between Dayton and Waitsburg.
WALLA WALLA — After months of searching, the Walla Walla Rural Library District has chosen its next leader.
Participating in murder and mystery at Dayton's Weinhard Hotel.
Being accused of murder was not originally on my weekend to-do list.
More than a dozen Dayton students will be honored in Yakima for telling their peers to say no.
DAYTON — After reviewing possible options for a modernization project, Dayton School District facilities committee members have determined they are unable to make a recommendation to the school board.
The City of Weston paid $35,000 to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by former City Recorder Denise Sampson, according to documents obtained by the Union-Bulletin.
WAITSBURG — The city’s Commercial Club is working to attract prospective buyers to open commercial spaces downtown.
New rules which close the Columbia County Fairgrounds horse stalls to renters during the summer have some regular tenants worried.
WALLA WALLA — The assignment was simple: take 10 6- by 6-inch squares and create art.
Dayton artist Steve Henderson believes in painting what he knows: the landscapes around his home, rolling hills and scenes with the Snake River.
Coverage will make seeing a doctor early and staying on top of medications less painful.
Prospective marijuana retailers will have to wait a year before beginning operations in Columbia County.
Starting Oct. 1, individuals can buy health insurance plans through insurance exchanges operated statewide.
The Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Weekend will have a distinctly local flavor.
The Heirloom Gardeners Food and Wine Weekend Sept. 20-22 will have a distinctly local flavor.
DAYTON — Tami Joy Miller grew her first potatoes under the supervision of her grandfather, an Irish immigrant who taught her how to take care of vegetables.
WESTON — Mayor Duane Thul will keep his seat after a second attempt to recall him failed.
Weston Mayor Duane Thul will keep his seat after defeating a second attempt to recall him.
U-B reporter Rachel Alexander has developed an interactive map that will let you surf through Oregon recalls since 1990.
In the middle of its seventh recall election in 15 years, Weston shows the dark side of Oregon's broad laws governing recalls
WESTON — Driving into Weston off of Oregon Highway 204, the first thing you see are the signs.
They’ve traveled to every corner of the state and even performed for the governor, but this week, Wenatchee High School’s mariachi band is coming to the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days.
Portland General Electric has signed an agreement to reimburse Columbia County for planning costs related to the permitting of the Tucannon River Wind Farm.
TOUCHET — Touchet Secondary School Principal Elissa Tinder is leaving the district to take a special education teaching position at Pioneer Middle School in Walla Walla.
Thirty-one brave souls in orange caps raised almost $1,000 for local organizations in a swim across the Snake River last weekend.
The state's high court upheld the Department of Ecology’s authority to regulate cow manure in streams.
WALLA WALLA — In a ruling against a Dayton rancher, the Washington state Supreme Court has upheld the Department of Ecology’s authority to regulate cow manure in streams.
WESTON — For the second time in three years, Weston voters will head to the polls to decide the fate of their mayor.
After swimming across the Columbia River 12 times, Lisa Naylor decided to take on the Snake.
A girl’s fire chief friend also becomes a family hero when a blaze strikes home.
House fires rarely come with silver linings, but Klaira Perez got a rare one when her personal hero showed up to save her family’s burning home.
A Columbia County farmer has been fined $10,000 for burning wheat stubble without an agricultural permit.
DAYTON — Portland General Electric has completed its purchase of development rights for the Lower Snake River Wind Project Phase II.
DAYTON — Columbia County Hospital District CEO Dale E. Polla resigned Thursday after a special executive session of the district’s commissioners.
DAYTON — A judge has ordered the City of Dayton to pay $29,049 in damages to a family whose basement was flooded due to a faulty sewer line.
Yamate students visited Dayton and Walla Walla in April as part of the exchange.
Immigration reform could help address farm labor shortages, but as always, the devil is in the details.
The advocacy organization the represents the largest cities in the state will be lead this year by the mayor of one of the smallest.
The city’s Fourth of July celebration drew a larger than usual crowd.
Between the live music, fried food and attendance much higher than in recent years, one thing was clear at the city’s Fourth of July in the Park celebration: Walla Walla knows how to throw a party.
Wesley Hoskins details memories from Depression-era Columbia County.
Wesley Hoskins remembers walking to a one-room schoolhouse, where slate blackboard covered the walls and the map of the U.S. had 48 states on it. The year he started first grade, he was so eager to learn that he eavesdropped on older students’ recitations and picked up enough to skip the second grade.
About 600 fish died when the Touchet River, which supplies the Dayton pond, dropped too low to continue pumping.
DAYTON — Alan Meissner likes to take his grandson fishing during the hot summers. But last week, he discovered a gruesome sight at the city’s juvenile fishing pond.
Advocates want to be sure the final legislation contains a path to citizenship that is feasible.
WALLA WALLA — The U.S. Senate’s passage Thursday of a comprehensive immigration reform bill prompted joy from local immigrant groups, even amidst broader concerns about the bill’s specific provisions.
School districts have been given a one-week extension to produce draft budgets.
In her 32 years working at the Prescott School District, business manager A.J. Jacobsen has gone decades without seeing the Legislature take so long to pass a budget.
The Walla Walla County Rural Library District aims to bring fun to summer reading.
In an effort to motivate kids to read, the Walla Walla County Rural Library District is bringing in crystals, dinosaurs, even snakes. The district’s summer reading program starts this week and branch libraries have schedules full of special events, including crafting, movie nights and visits from the Reptile Man.
Walla Walla youth have one less reason to say there’s nothing to do in town.
WALLA WALLA — Angel Magdaleno was walking downtown when he happened to pass by a nondescript white building on Colville Street. Written in the window was the name Be’n Towne, and a sign in the window identified the space as a venue for local artists and musicians.
Principal Katie Leid reflects on more than two decades in education.
DAYTON — In her last week of teaching before she retires, Dayton Elementary Principal Katie Leid made the most of it.
Officials say proposed water and sewer rate increases are long overdue and necessary.
Rising costs and miscommunication about budgeting the city’s USDA wastewater plant loan will come to a head Wednesday when Weston’s City Council votes whether to substantially increase water and sewer rates for the coming year.
With the blistering hot days of summer on their way, Walla Walla residents will likely be looking for a place to swim — and to learn how. While the city lacks a municipal pool, there are several options in the Valley offering free and low-cost swim lessons to area children.
The annual event is a celebration of the area’s farming past.
POMEROY — Head east on Highway 12 past Dayton and into Garfield County, and you eventually come to a junction at milepost 391, where Highway 127 splits off to the north. Although it looks mostly uninhabited now, this place, called Dodge Junction, was one of Garfield County’s thriving towns more than half a century ago.
PGE’s purchase of Phase II of a wind energy project will require hundreds of planning hours.
DAYTON — Columbia County officials are working to assess the planning needed in the wake of Portland General Electric’s announcement it will buy development rights to the Lower Snake River Wind Facility Phase II.
Portland General Electric announced Monday a plan to buy development rights to the Lower Snake River wind farm, located outside of Dayton. The farm was under development by Puget Sound Energy.
WESTON — A Weston City Council meeting which was adjourned May 15 due to lack of quorum has been rescheduled for Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
WALLA WALLA — There may not be a cake, but the Walla Walla Blues Society’s 20th Birthday Bash promises to be a sweet treat for local blues lovers.