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CP mayor submits resignation

CP mayor submits resignation

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The City of College Place has announced that Mayor Harvey Crowder has submitted his resignation. Crowder, who was appointed unanimously by the College Place City Council to fill the vacant mayor position in June 2016, will be leaving August 7. Prior to being appointed as mayor, he was the Walla Walla…Continue Reading

Video of motorcycle-SUV crash located

Video of motorcycle-SUV crash located

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police were struggling with conflicting stories from eyewitnesses to the motorcycle vs. Toyota Rav4 crash at Southwest Dorion Avenue and 10th Street Tuesday afternoon. Officers had been told that no video was available from Dave’s Chevron at the time of the crash, but were notified Wednesday that video did indeed exist.…Continue Reading

PDC approves street repair funding

PDC approves street repair funding

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission is earmarking more than $1 million in urban renewal money for street repair within the urban renewal district. Mayor John Turner says the 6 to 2 vote came after weeks of discussion. “The PDC has been considering spending 25 percent of its dollars, that’s a little less than…Continue Reading

Area firefighters helped hold the line on Powerline Fire

Area firefighters helped hold the line on Powerline Fire

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The state of Washington quickly mobilized assets to battle the Powerline Fire, which broke out Sunday in Grant County about four miles north of Mattawa. Crews are now mopping up the blaze, which burned an estimated 7,700 acres. Thanks to quick work the fire was 80 percent contained Wednesday morning, with…Continue Reading

Left turn lanes on College Avenue could go away

Left turn lanes on College Avenue could go away

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – When the city of College Place rebuilt College Avenue, left turns lanes were added from 10th to Fourth streets. Mayor Harvey Crowder said the left turn lanes were added following recommendations by traffic engineers who said it would reduce backup on some side streets. The problem following the addition of the…Continue Reading

Old jail could get new life

Old jail could get new life

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Restoring the old Walla Walla County Jail has recently been brought up to the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners. Built in 1906, the former empty is next to the Walla Walla County Courthouse on the 300 block of West Main Street. Commissioner Todd Kimball said the cleaning out process has…Continue Reading

Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

CORVALLIS, Oregon – There was a shooting today at the Foster Farms facility in Corvallis. No one was hurt. A woman who works at the facility heard shots, called 911, and cleared the building. “The employees quickly left the building,” Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley said. “Our officers and sheriff’s office, and state troopers responded.”…Continue Reading

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

More than two dozen Oregon firefighters are helping battle blazes in Alaska. While the Northwest hasn’t seen too much so far this year with wildfires, Alaska is having a hard time, which is why the 28 Oregon firefighters have gone to help. “Smoke continues to be an issue,” said Bobbi Doan with the Oregon Department…Continue Reading

Expedia scam targets travelers

Expedia scam targets travelers

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Better Business Bureau is warning would-be travelers about a scam involving Expedia. According to BBB, if you book your trip through Expedia and then have to make a chance, be careful with how you make contact with company. Typically, you can usually do a quick web search for the phone number,…Continue Reading

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

TEKOA, Washington — A man from Dayton was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday on the Palouse. According to Washington State Patrol, Robb W. Freer, 61, was driving north on Washington State Route 27 about three miles south of Tekoa when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Freer’s Toyota…Continue Reading

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry JOHN DAY, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is working with CO Fire Aviation, an aerial resource vendor, to test the effectiveness and safety of nighttime use of Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) to fight wildfires in Oregon. Exploratory testing started Monday night at the John Day…Continue Reading

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

THE DALLES, Oregon — Oregon’s economy is continuing to soar. Employment numbers show that people are staying employed in the state’s current economic environment. Nick Beleicicks, an economist with the Oregon Employment Department, said June’s employment rate stayed 4.1 percent. That’s virtually unchanged from May’s report, and he said the state continues to add jobs.…Continue Reading

CP mayor submits resignation

CP mayor submits resignation

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – The City of College Place has announced that Mayor Harvey Crowder has submitted his resignation. Crowder, who was appointed unanimously by the College Place City Council to fill the vacant mayor position in June 2016, will be leaving August 7. Prior to being appointed as mayor, he was the Walla Walla…

Video of motorcycle-SUV crash located

Video of motorcycle-SUV crash located

PENDLETON, Oregon – Pendleton police were struggling with conflicting stories from eyewitnesses to the motorcycle vs. Toyota Rav4 crash at Southwest Dorion Avenue and 10th Street Tuesday afternoon. Officers had been told that no video was available from Dave’s Chevron at the time of the crash, but were notified Wednesday that video did indeed exist.…

PDC approves street repair funding

PDC approves street repair funding

PENDLETON, Oregon – The Pendleton Development Commission is earmarking more than $1 million in urban renewal money for street repair within the urban renewal district. Mayor John Turner says the 6 to 2 vote came after weeks of discussion. “The PDC has been considering spending 25 percent of its dollars, that’s a little less than…

Area firefighters helped hold the line on Powerline Fire

Area firefighters helped hold the line on Powerline Fire

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The state of Washington quickly mobilized assets to battle the Powerline Fire, which broke out Sunday in Grant County about four miles north of Mattawa. Crews are now mopping up the blaze, which burned an estimated 7,700 acres. Thanks to quick work the fire was 80 percent contained Wednesday morning, with…

Left turn lanes on College Avenue could go away

Left turn lanes on College Avenue could go away

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – When the city of College Place rebuilt College Avenue, left turns lanes were added from 10th to Fourth streets. Mayor Harvey Crowder said the left turn lanes were added following recommendations by traffic engineers who said it would reduce backup on some side streets. The problem following the addition of the…

Old jail could get new life

Old jail could get new life

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Restoring the old Walla Walla County Jail has recently been brought up to the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners. Built in 1906, the former empty is next to the Walla Walla County Courthouse on the 300 block of West Main Street. Commissioner Todd Kimball said the cleaning out process has…

Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

Man jailed after firing a shot at Foster Farms

CORVALLIS, Oregon – There was a shooting today at the Foster Farms facility in Corvallis. No one was hurt. A woman who works at the facility heard shots, called 911, and cleared the building. “The employees quickly left the building,” Corvallis Police Capt. Nick Hurley said. “Our officers and sheriff’s office, and state troopers responded.”…

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

Oregon firefighters aid Alaska

More than two dozen Oregon firefighters are helping battle blazes in Alaska. While the Northwest hasn’t seen too much so far this year with wildfires, Alaska is having a hard time, which is why the 28 Oregon firefighters have gone to help. “Smoke continues to be an issue,” said Bobbi Doan with the Oregon Department…

Expedia scam targets travelers

Expedia scam targets travelers

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Better Business Bureau is warning would-be travelers about a scam involving Expedia. According to BBB, if you book your trip through Expedia and then have to make a chance, be careful with how you make contact with company. Typically, you can usually do a quick web search for the phone number,…

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

Dayton man killed in crash near Tekoa

TEKOA, Washington — A man from Dayton was killed in a single-vehicle crash at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday on the Palouse. According to Washington State Patrol, Robb W. Freer, 61, was driving north on Washington State Route 27 about three miles south of Tekoa when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Freer’s Toyota…

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

Oregon Dept. of Forestry conducts nighttime aviation tests in Grant Co.

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry JOHN DAY, Oregon — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is working with CO Fire Aviation, an aerial resource vendor, to test the effectiveness and safety of nighttime use of Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) to fight wildfires in Oregon. Exploratory testing started Monday night at the John Day…

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

Oregon economy keeps on keeping on

THE DALLES, Oregon — Oregon’s economy is continuing to soar. Employment numbers show that people are staying employed in the state’s current economic environment. Nick Beleicicks, an economist with the Oregon Employment Department, said June’s employment rate stayed 4.1 percent. That’s virtually unchanged from May’s report, and he said the state continues to add jobs.…