POMEROY — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will have an officer in the schools starting in August, thanks to an agreement approved last night by the Pomeroy School Board.
School will be out for the summer soon, but that’s no reason for young people to stop exploring.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A hearing to consider appeals in a land use decision for the East End Rod & Gun Club has been rescheduled for Tuesday.
WESTON — After a second round of applications, the city’s police officer hiring committee will interview two candidates in a closed session Friday.
DAYTON — The Columbia County Hospital District is working on a redesign of the 50-year-old hospital building to improve its ability to meet current health care needs.
At least 800 veterans are buried in the Dayton cemetery, and it’s up to just a dozen volunteers to mark their graves for Memorial Day.
DAYTON — Foodies will have a few extra reasons to visit Dayton this summer.
DAYTON — Columbia Pulp is one step closer to building a large straw pulp processing plant outside of Starbuck.
Long-serving incumbents are stepping down from the Columbia and Garfield County Commissions, but one day into filing week, it appears both seats will be competitive.
DAYTON — Though the city’s moratorium on marijuana-related businesses doesn’t expire until Sept. 23, Dayton is moving forward with a draft marijuana zoning ordinance.
DAYTON — Columbia County will hold a public hearing Friday to hear comments on a proposed straw pulp plant outside of Starbuck.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County’s first marijuana stores will likely be on Myra Road, according to results released this morning on the Washington Liquor Control Board’s pot business licensing lottery.
Under a new sheriff’s order issued Monday, Walla Walla County will no longer honor requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold immigrants in custody who would otherwise be released.
ATHENA — Though it won’t host a home meet until next year, a new track next to Athena Elementary with easy access to Weston-McEwen High School already is being put to good use by student athletes.
The town’s artisan food center has been in business for several months, but it was officially christened in a lively ceremony Friday afternoon.
DAYTON — Dayton High School students took home a slate of awards from this year’s Future Business Leaders of American state competition.
WALLA WALLA — Jobs, tax reform, deficit reduction and veteran support are on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ to-do list if the Spokane Republican is re-elected to a sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, she said Tuesday in Walla Walla.
PRESCOTT — Poems about a fat pony and a timid cattle dog were among local winners at the Prescott Library’s annual Cowboy Poetry Celebration.
Superintendent Doug Johnson said the district would likely seek to run a smaller measure in November.
Dayton voters overwhelmingly rejected a $20 million bond measure in a special election Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — Staff and students at Lincoln High School know its health center has helped improve student morale and well-being, while increasing academic performance.
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.