In a community Zoom meetup, Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber and members of the chief ’s advisory committee will address their various projects and priorities, the future of policing in the community, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and Differential Call Response, a strategy for responding to emergencies.
Foster children in Umatilla and Morrow counties will benefit from a tennis shoe drive as part of Foster Care Awareness Month.
Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund, founded in 2012, is rapidly nearing the $170,000 mark, with awards being made to Lincoln and Walla Walla High School students.
Blue Mountain Action Council Chief Executive Officer Kathy Covey will retire on Sept. 1, said new Board chairwoman Cheris Current.
You won't find me in the water at a South Carolina beach this time of year. That's when the up to 7½-inch-long maximum clamworms lurk in offshore waters. They bite. With extendo-pincered tong-like jaws. They can break skin. Keep 'em away.
Members of international philanthropic sisterhood PEO have convened for 150 years to support higher education for women.
Longtime Walla Walla musician Jo Shay died at 91 earlier this month at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, leaving countless musicians, fans, friends and family members to mourn the loss of her distinctive vocals and warm, friendly nature.
Two students from Walla Walla are included on the Spokane Falls Community College honor roll for winter quarter 2021, which ended in March.
Walla Wallan Molli Lesko earned a place on the Spokane Community College 2021 winter quarter honor roll.
Weston-McEwen High School named its 2021 Hall of Fame inductees but because of coronavirus quarantine protocols a ceremony for the honorees will be determined at a later date.
Members of the Walla Walla and TambaSasayama Sister City group are rolling up their sleeves in anticipation of more activity this ye…
Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps' two competitive shooting teams have benefited from funds raised by Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever, the Walla Walla Army Reserve Organization of America and other local donors.
YWCA of Walla Walla has several events and activities planned over the next few weeks to raise awareness about sexual violence. The YWCA is participating in raising awareness about and taking a stand against sexual assault during Washington state's annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The retired lieutenant colonel celebrated his 101st birthday on March 27 at the Walla Walla Veterans Home. Now fully vaccinated for coronavirus, George spent the day with grandson Jacob, who he hadn't see since before the pandemic.
The Walla Walla octogenarian Margaret Roser has lived a life of service since she first began volunteer work here 55 years ago. "You work with such interesting people — reaching out to serve others and do things for others is very important," she said.
Sunrise Rotary will hear from Scott McEwen, co-author of "American Sniper: The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 31, who will join the virtual meeting from San Diego. McEwen is a cousin of Sunrise member Jim McEwen, husband of past president Kerry McEwen.
State Route 902 was renamed the Gold Star Memorial Highway. The roadway connects travelers with the final resting place for more than 6,300 veterans and family members at Washington State Veterans Cemetery.
TEDxSpokane will be back in-person this year, and applications for speakers are being accepted through April 15.
Touchet High School seniors Makenzie Zessin and Omar Martinez received recognition from Exchange Club of Walla Walla as Youths of the Month for March.
The Sherwood Trust Leadership Class of 2020 Champions for Change plan to bolster important community conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion through their "Inclusion: A Community Collaboration" project, said team member Maria Garcia.
COLUMN: From April 6-23, the whirligigs on sticks that spin in the breeze will draw attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month and the need for volunteers with Walla Walla Child Advocates, formerly called CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn't impacted the growth of the Walla Walla Public High Schools Scholarship Fund, because of the stock market and generous donors, according to fund founder and chairman Jerry Zahl.
COLUMN: After a Lincoln High School student got a new job he needed transportation to get there. Walla Walla Area Crime Watch and the Walla Walla Police Department stepped in and donated a bicycle to the youth
COLUMN: Dayton teens ride their steeds through a Walla Walla drive-thru and catch the attention of many.
COLUMN: College Place High School seniors Hayden Ingersoll and Cristal Ibarra received Exchange Club of Walla Walla Youth of the Month awards for February.
COLUMN: Pacific Power Foundation grant funding went to Blue Mountain Community College student employees who lost employment during spring term 2020, reimbursing them for lost wages.
COLUMN: Doug Saturno first met Pioneer Junior High School Librarian Elsie Ida Tillotson German when he was 12 and in his first year there. More than 60 years have passed since. Elsie died in the early afternoon of Feb. 24, 2021, at her Walla Walla home. She was 109.
COLUMN: Let's face it. The need to get outdoors and breathe some fresh air continues unabated while the coronavirus quarantine beats a steady tattoo in isolation. What about the drama of an excursion to see sandhill cranes?
COLUMN: Applications are being accepted now for the Dayton/Columbia County WA and Warren Community Action funds through Blue Mountain Community Foundation.
COLUMN: YWCA Walla Walla launched its second 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge on Monday as part of a national movement to engage communities in anti-racist work.
COLUMN: Walla Walla Choral Society is on a quest for a new artistic director.
COLUMN: Eileen Curtis knows the value of volunteering after retirement. Nearly 100 volunteers donate at least three hours each week to SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th Ave., College Place.
COLUMN: The growing season is nearly upon us, and many are formulating plans about what to grow in their gardens. Local experts suggest native plant species as a way to save on water and help out the wildlife.
Brent Cummings is stepping into a temporary post through the next school year as director of supplemental learning and support for Walla Walla Public Schools beginning March 1.
The theater reopens this weekend with a film, and the stage has been set for March Magic, a variety special to be released virtually on March 26. Recorded videos of singing, dancing, acting and other performing talents may range from 1-10 minutes and must be submitted no later than March 12.