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Council to discuss parks and rec fees

Council to discuss parks and rec fees

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The Walla Walla City Council will discuss parks and recreation fees, when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday for its work session. The proposed fee increases for the parks and recreation department is projected to generate a total of $46,000 in new revenue. The city council adopted the parks and recreation…

Collision in Columbia Co. kills WW man

Collision in Columbia Co. kills WW man

NEAR STARBUCK, Washington – The Washington State Patrol said drugs or alcohol were a factor in a collision that killed a Walla Walla man Saturday morning in Columbia County. Troopers said the driver of a 1974 Chevrolet pickup was traveling eastbound on Little Goose Dam Road just east of Riveria Road at around 10:45 a.m.…

WW woman injured in two-vehicle collision

WW woman injured in two-vehicle collision

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A Walla Walla woman was injured Sunday morning in a two-vehicle collision. The Washington State Patrol said the accident occurred at around 8:50 a.m. in the 800 block of S. Division Street. Troopers said Sara J. Mowery-Adams, 30, of College Place entered the roadway from an alley in front of Aracaly…

Man crashes stolen truck, calls 911

Man crashes stolen truck, calls 911

HEPPNER, Oregon – The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Drion Mark Donner, 30, of Heppner for felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants and other violations after he crashed a stolen pickup truck. The call reporting the stolen truck was received Thursday at 11:07 p.m. from a Heppner…

ODA continues to investigate rodent bait drop

ODA continues to investigate rodent bait drop

SALEM, Oregon – The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating the apparent accidental dropping of rodenticide bait over residences in the Milton-Freewater area. ODA Director of Communications Andrea Cantu-Schomus writes to KUMA News that on Nov. 7, Wildhorse Helicopters, Inc. of Pendleton, applied rodenticide bait to 811 acres of apple orchards northwest of Milton-Freewater. That…

Barreto to come home, Turner to stay home

Barreto to come home, Turner to stay home

SALEM, Oregon – State Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) has decided to turn his attention to his family-owned business and grandchildren instead of running for reelection in 2020. He told KUMA News that when he first ran for office in 2014, he promised a Wallowa County supporter that he would serve for three terms if elected.…

Martin Field lands a new owner

Martin Field lands a new owner

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – Real estate developer Michael Corliss has added an airport to his portfolio of assets with the recent purchase of Martin Field. College Place Mayor Norma Hernandez said the purchase had been in the works for quite some time. “I think it just took a little bit of negotiation and finding out…

M-F will dive into aquatic center discussion

M-F will dive into aquatic center discussion

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon – The Milton-Freewater City Council, city staff and the recreation committee are going to be taking an in depth look at what can be done to solve problems at the John Humbert Family Aquatic Center. “The facility is almost 24 years old and is in need of substantial upgrades and improvements,” City Manager…

Morgan: School bond will help fuel development

Morgan: School bond will help fuel development

HERMISTON, Oregon – The passage of a construction bond for the Hermiston School District will have a positive ripple effect throughout the city, according to Assistant City Manager Mark Morgan. He says construction of a new school will speed development in the urban growth boundary. “I think we’re going to start seeing some very strong…

Fire destroys shop in M-F

Fire destroys shop in M-F

MILTON-FREEWATER, Oregon – A fire completely destroyed a shop just north of the city limits Wednesday near Birch Creek Road and Humbert Lane. Milton-Freewater Rural Fire Department Chief Rick Saager said firefighters were delayed 15 to 30 minutes before being dispatched to the scene as the shop’s owners tried to extinguish the fire themselves. “They…