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Independence Day closures list

The Fourth of July holiday is Saturday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.

VA nursing home groundbreaking ceremony set for Wednesday

After years of planning, shovels will hit the ground Wednesday when the Washington state Department of Veterans Affairs hosts a ceremony marking the soon-to-begin construction of its veterans nursing home in Walla Walla.

Overeaters Anonymous group to begin meeting

An Overeaters Anonymous support group is starting up Thursday at 7 p.m. at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

Connections Counseling adds new counselor, services

Connections Counseling has announced the addition of both a new counselor and new services.

Emergency Services - 6/30/15

Emergency Services - 6/30/15

Minutes - Walla Walla County Commission - 6/29/15

Walla Walla County Commission

Latin Corner tasting room brings Spanish-, Italian-style vino to downtown

A cornerside downtown tasting room has become an intersection for Italian and Spanish wines.

Fire crews continue Table Rock Complex battle

Fire crews continued work today to contain the largest of a number of wildfires near Bluewood Ski Area started by lightning Sunday.

Trial set for suspect in theft, eluding case

A local man arrested this month for allegedly stealing particle board in College Place, then leading police on a vehicle pursuit pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

WWCC trustees vote to ban tobacco on campus

Walla Walla Community College will be tobacco- and smoke-free campus starting Sept. 1.

Updated: Child porn sentence reduced to five years

A College Place man’s 10-year prison sentence for possessing and dealing in child pornography has been cut in half following a state Court of Appeals ruling in spring that threw out three of his eight convictions because of double jeopardy.

Etc: Sean Vandenberg Memorial Ride set for Friday

The Sean Vandenberg Memorial Ride will take place this year on Friday, Sean’s birthday. He died of cancer in 2001.

Convict in child porn case sees prison term halved

A College Place man’s 10-year prison sentence for possessing and dealing in child pornography was cut in half Monday following a state Court of Appeals ruling last spring that threw out three of his eight convictions because of double jeopardy.

Road closure - 7/1-2/15 - Third Avenue downtown

Third Avenue from Rose Street to Main Street will be closed Wednesday through Thursday for utility work. The area will include the parallel parking strip in front of City Hall. Local access between Main Street and the alleyway that serves American West Bank and City Hall will be allowed. Detours will be in place. Emergency vehicles will not have through access.

Wildfires scorch region

Fire crews today are battling a series of blazes in the Umatilla National Forest east of Walla Walla, among wildfires elsewhere in the region that broke out over a simmering weekend.

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