Over the course of the program, students at Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology and Viticulture will learn the science and craft of tending vines and making wine, but it all starts by picking grapes at vineyards located in the Port of Walla Walla.
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The Green Ridge Fire, burning in the Blue Mountains 30 miles east of Walla Walla, grew by over 1,200 acres in the last week and remains at 40% contained. As of Thursday, Sept. 16, the fire has burned 43,465 acres since it began in early July.
Early last year, the city of Waitsburg suffered a devastating flood. Now, the city is trying to build back better. But to do that, Waitsburg needs buy-in from property owners along the river’s northern bank.
Consideration of the Walla Walla Urban Forestry Management Plan has been delayed by three weeks as city staff work to clarify a few details and incorporate a commitment to public education in a bid to encourage community participation in the city’s trees.
Event sponsors and organizers came to the conclusion that the yearly hot air balloon convergence, which fills the skies over Walla Walla each year with color and lighter-than-air levity, could not take place while COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.
All Washington Department of Natural Resources lands and most Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands east of the Cascades are set to reopen to the public Thursday, Sept. 16, nearly two months after they were closed.
In early September, election signs in College Place came to public attention after Mayor Norma Hernandez published a video on social media showing a woman pulling out a campaign sign from a public right-of-way.
The once-in-a-decade census has profound and long-lasting impacts on communities across the United States, effecting not only the distribution…
Refresco Beverages Group, a Netherlands-based beverage bottling company with around 120 employees at its Walla Walla facility, continues to rack up fines for discharging dirty and potentially dangerous wastewater. The company has accrued dozens of violations over the last decade, ranging from 2013 to August 2021.
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, the Walla Walla City Council awarded a 25-month lease for the Veterans Memorial Golf Course to W3 Entertainment LLC, the current leaseholder for the course's driving range. W3 proposes to also hold major music shows at the site.