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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…

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…

Taxing districts’ budgets are in

Taxing districts’ budgets are in

PENDLETON, Oregon – Umatilla County’s Department of Assessment and Taxation is now awash in budgets from all of the county’s taxing districts. The spending plans were due on Monday, July 15. “I have  a stack of budgets at my office, waiting for me to review and make sure that they have complied with the resolutions…

Concert arrest: Two stories – you decide

Concert arrest: Two stories – you decide

PENDLETON, Oregon – A Walla Walla man was arrested and jailed at Pendleton Whisky Music Fest Saturday. He has taken to social media to relate the details, and Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts has responded. Here’s what Mark Moiseev posted in his own words (three changes are italicized): Me and (name deleted) were inside the…

Two are nabbed, charged with burglary

Two are nabbed, charged with burglary

HERMISTON, Oregon – Police officers have arrested Brenden Erickson, 18, and a 17-year-old boy on numerous charges following a home burglary late Monday morning. Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston says his officers got a call from a resident on Northwest Eucalyptus Drive who interrupted a burglary in progress. “The alert victim was able to give…

Two meet-the-candidates forums are scheduled

Two meet-the-candidates forums are scheduled

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The primary election is Aug. 6, and two candidate forums are being held to give voters a chance to learn more about the people running for office. The first forum is for Walla Walla City Council candidates. This year, voters will be selecting candidates for city council Position 4 (East Ward),…