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Wa-Hi's Sirmon puts on stellar summer track performances

ARLINGTON, Wash. — Walla Walla High School senior Dash Sirmon has put on record-breaking track and field performances this summer, only weeks after his outstanding year as a junior with the Blue Devils. Sirmon placed third out of 24 selected decathlon participants from around the state here June 18-19 at...
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Kaminsky: School activities likely cause of COVID-19 uptick in Walla Walla County youth

Data from Walla Walla County Department of Community Health shows COVID-19 cases in Walla Walla County have been sharply increasing over the past several weeks. Just as Washington state is on the verge of reopening on June 30, the number of people with active cases of the illness here was 176 on Monday, June 21, the highest number since February. The spike follows numbers that dropped into the 20s in March.
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Walla Walla sweet onion harvesting has begun

The Walla Walla sweet onion harvest has arrived. Walla Walla sweet onion farmers saw an early June crop that is expected to last through late August. Walla Walla sweet onions are grown by about 20 farmers across roughly 500 acres in Walla Walla County and northeastern Oregon. Sarah McClure, co-owner...
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Walla Walla fire burns approximately 10,000 acres before being contained

UPDATE (4:00 a.m.) — The Walla Walla County Emergency Management Department announced the Hair Road Fire burned approximately 10,000 acres before being contained late Monday night. A news release early Tuesday morning states the fire was contained at 11:19 p.m. Monday. Several utility poles were damaged by the fire, according...
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WWSO receives grants for UAV/Radio Repeater

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office (WWSO) is pleased to announce the award of two grants to be used for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)/Radio Repeater project. The two grants come from the Wildhorse Foundation for $10,000.00 and the Walla Walla Sheriff’s Foundation for $9,000. This project entails the research,...
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Juvenile Court

NO. 21-7-00065-36 Notice and Summons by. A Dependency Petition was filed on June 3, 2021; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: August 9, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., at Walla Walla County Superior Court, 315 W Main St., Walla Walla WA., in Dept II. You should be present at this hearing.
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Now is the time to preserve vital affordable homes

In 2018, Community Council launched a community study that sought to understand and then address the critical need for safe and affordable housing in our region (Columbia and Walla Walla counties and the Milton-Freewater area). Through the study process, community members developed 28 recommendations to help meet that need. Now in the advocacy phase, many positive steps such as the formation of our region’s first community land trust, Common Roots Housing Trust, have resulted. At the same time, we know that our affordable housing crisis is multi-faceted. We therefore need a range of solutions to guarantee that everyone in our region has a safe, affordable home. As the Affordable Housing Study Committee learned, preserving manufactured home parks is one important solution to our affordable housing crisis.
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Crews battle Hair Road Fire

WALLA WALLA COUNTY – The Hair Road Fire is reported to be approximately 2,000 acres in size. It is in the vicinity of Lower Monumental Road. The fire was called in at 1:37 p.m. today (Monday) as someone spotted smoke. The size estimate of the blaze was reported at 4:46 p.m.
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Fairgrounds are getting ready for September

WALLA WALLA – With less than three months to go before the 2021 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes. “We have pressure washed the old barns and will begin painting them this week,” Manager Greg Lybeck said. A Washington...