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Holy Batman! It’s Adam West Day in Walla Walla

Holy Batman! It’s Adam West Day in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Walking down Main Street on September 19th is a different experience for Walla Wallans and our friendly tourists, as of last year. Batman logo stickers are seen on the front of businesses around town; anyone from bankers, baristas to shop owners can be seen in their favorite Batman gear, and it’s…Continue Reading

The county wants your waste

The county wants your waste

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – All residents of Umatilla County can take advantage of the free household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pendleton Convention Center. The county was awarded a state grant to pay for the service. Coordinator Gina Miller says that in addition to the county, it’s…Continue Reading

PSD to plan for the future

PSD to plan for the future

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton School District has received two grants from the Oregon Department of Education to fund two studies: one for long-range planning and the other for facilities planning. Director of Business Services Michelle Jones says the district is hiring Straightline Architects for the job. “They’re originally out of Boise, Idaho, but they…Continue Reading

Autopsy results released following fatal officer-involved shooting

Autopsy results released following fatal officer-involved shooting

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The Walla Walla County Coroner’s Office has released their report following an autopsy of Christopher Borland, 40, who was shot by police after allegedly threatening officers on Myra Road Sunday evening. The coroner’s office indicates there were multiple gunshot wounds to the trunk and extremities of Borland’s body. “The manner of…Continue Reading

Police have busy Round-Up week

Police have busy Round-Up week

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police officers reported a total of 859 calls for service last week during the Round-up. Of those, a little more than half were officer-initiated calls. Chief Stuart Roberts says some years there’s a partying crowd and some years there’s a fighting crowd. This year was a mix of the two, with…Continue Reading

County and city with the same name plan working together

County and city with the same name plan working together

UMATILLA, Oregon – The city of Umatilla and Umatilla County are working to strengthen their bond, and today city officials will sit down with County Commissioner Bill Elfering and Board of Commissioners Chairman George Murdock. The goal is to begin a new spirit of cooperation. “We’re going to spend a couple of hours, sitting down…Continue Reading

Wolf killed by WDFW, cow killed by wolves

Wolf killed by WDFW, cow killed by wolves

FERRY COUNTY, Washington — The following is a release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. On September 16, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife marksman shot and killed a juvenile member of a wolf pack currently occupying the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) that has repeatedly preyed on cattle on federal grazing lands…Continue Reading

WDFW plans controlled burns in eastern Washington

WDFW plans controlled burns in eastern Washington

WASHINGTON — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting controlled burns on department lands in Okanogan, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Kittitas, and Yakima counties to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat. As conditions allow, controlled burns are planned to start later this month or early October on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in…Continue Reading

WDFW: Judge denies temporary injunction for wolf removal

WDFW: Judge denies temporary injunction for wolf removal

FERRY COUNTY, Washington — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has rejected a request for a temporary injunction that would have prohibited the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) from lethally removing wolves from a pack in Ferry County. As a result, the department can remove wolves from the Old Profanity Territory pack as…Continue Reading

One killed in Hwy 95 crash near Lewiston

One killed in Hwy 95 crash near Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho — A 20-year-old University of Idaho student was killed in a crash over the weekend on Hwy 95 at milepost 307 east of Lewiston. A white 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Wesley Twitchell, 23, of Winchester, ID, was traveling northbound when a red Toyota Corolla driven by Katherine Groggett, 20, of Mountain Home,…Continue Reading

Three dead after head-on collision on Hwy 18

Three dead after head-on collision on Hwy 18

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon — One Salem teen and two others are dead after a fatal crash on Highway 18 over the weekend. Oregon State Police report a silver 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Joseph Hawkins, 19, of Salem, with no passengers, was traveling eastbound when he crossed into the westbound lanes hitting a 2005 Subaru Legacy…Continue Reading

Walden continues to push for active forest management

Walden continues to push for active forest management

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) continues to push for active forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires. Yesterday, Walden held a hearing examining the air quality impacts of smoke from those fires. “These fires have left communities in my district blanketed with smoke and with the worst air quality in…Continue Reading

Holy Batman! It’s Adam West Day in Walla Walla

Holy Batman! It’s Adam West Day in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA, Washington — Walking down Main Street on September 19th is a different experience for Walla Wallans and our friendly tourists, as of last year. Batman logo stickers are seen on the front of businesses around town; anyone from bankers, baristas to shop owners can be seen in their favorite Batman gear, and it’s…

The county wants your waste

The county wants your waste

UMATILLA COUNTY, Oregon – All residents of Umatilla County can take advantage of the free household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pendleton Convention Center. The county was awarded a state grant to pay for the service. Coordinator Gina Miller says that in addition to the county, it’s…

PSD to plan for the future

PSD to plan for the future

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton School District has received two grants from the Oregon Department of Education to fund two studies: one for long-range planning and the other for facilities planning. Director of Business Services Michelle Jones says the district is hiring Straightline Architects for the job. “They’re originally out of Boise, Idaho, but they…

Autopsy results released following fatal officer-involved shooting

Autopsy results released following fatal officer-involved shooting

WALLA WALLA, Washington — The Walla Walla County Coroner’s Office has released their report following an autopsy of Christopher Borland, 40, who was shot by police after allegedly threatening officers on Myra Road Sunday evening. The coroner’s office indicates there were multiple gunshot wounds to the trunk and extremities of Borland’s body. “The manner of…

Police have busy Round-Up week

Police have busy Round-Up week

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police officers reported a total of 859 calls for service last week during the Round-up. Of those, a little more than half were officer-initiated calls. Chief Stuart Roberts says some years there’s a partying crowd and some years there’s a fighting crowd. This year was a mix of the two, with…

County and city with the same name plan working together

County and city with the same name plan working together

UMATILLA, Oregon – The city of Umatilla and Umatilla County are working to strengthen their bond, and today city officials will sit down with County Commissioner Bill Elfering and Board of Commissioners Chairman George Murdock. The goal is to begin a new spirit of cooperation. “We’re going to spend a couple of hours, sitting down…

Wolf killed by WDFW, cow killed by wolves

Wolf killed by WDFW, cow killed by wolves

FERRY COUNTY, Washington — The following is a release from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. On September 16, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife marksman shot and killed a juvenile member of a wolf pack currently occupying the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) that has repeatedly preyed on cattle on federal grazing lands…

WDFW plans controlled burns in eastern Washington

WDFW plans controlled burns in eastern Washington

WASHINGTON — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting controlled burns on department lands in Okanogan, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Kittitas, and Yakima counties to reduce wildfire risks and enhance wildlife habitat. As conditions allow, controlled burns are planned to start later this month or early October on the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in…

WDFW: Judge denies temporary injunction for wolf removal

WDFW: Judge denies temporary injunction for wolf removal

FERRY COUNTY, Washington — A Thurston County Superior Court judge has rejected a request for a temporary injunction that would have prohibited the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) from lethally removing wolves from a pack in Ferry County. As a result, the department can remove wolves from the Old Profanity Territory pack as…

One killed in Hwy 95 crash near Lewiston

One killed in Hwy 95 crash near Lewiston

LEWISTON, Idaho — A 20-year-old University of Idaho student was killed in a crash over the weekend on Hwy 95 at milepost 307 east of Lewiston. A white 2000 Dodge Durango driven by Wesley Twitchell, 23, of Winchester, ID, was traveling northbound when a red Toyota Corolla driven by Katherine Groggett, 20, of Mountain Home,…

Three dead after head-on collision on Hwy 18

Three dead after head-on collision on Hwy 18

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon — One Salem teen and two others are dead after a fatal crash on Highway 18 over the weekend. Oregon State Police report a silver 2001 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Joseph Hawkins, 19, of Salem, with no passengers, was traveling eastbound when he crossed into the westbound lanes hitting a 2005 Subaru Legacy…

Walden continues to push for active forest management

Walden continues to push for active forest management

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) continues to push for active forest management to prevent catastrophic wildfires. Yesterday, Walden held a hearing examining the air quality impacts of smoke from those fires. “These fires have left communities in my district blanketed with smoke and with the worst air quality in…