After two years of black clouds hovering over the public pool, 2021 will be the year the Joe Humbert Family Aquatic Center will be fully open for a full season, Milton-Freewater city leaders predicted.
Damien Reino didn't run for office last November. Now that he's been appointed to fill someone else's shoes, however, he's determined to earn the votes he didn't get. “I’m hoping to do right by the people who voted for Verl," he said.
Milton-Freewater's police station has been in cramped and dark basement quarters for almost a century. On Monday, the City Council approved asking voters for $7.7 million to get a new building for law enforcement.
Recovering the dome on Milton-Freewater City Hall is part of a multi-year project to restore the 110-year-old building to function better and to honor its history.
Unopposed incumbent Verl Pressnall was poised for another term. But his death has left the Council with a vacancy still to be determined by results of the election.
Despite cancer's onslaught, Verl Pressnall was preparing for Milton-Freewater City Council meetings until the very end of his life.
MILTON-FREEWATER— People who were affected by the February flood of the Walla Walla River, including the north and south forks, and the Oregon side of Mill Creek can apply for a grant to repair their primary residences.
Umatilla County is continuing to navigate flood recovery for damages sustained in early February, but the process is being slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
College Place, Dayton and Milton-Freewater announced a number of temporary procedures to reduce public contact in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.