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Round-Up wrap up: Westward Ho!

Round-Up wrap up: Westward Ho!

PENDLETON, Oregon – Thursday action at the Pendleton Round-Up saw Jake Finlay earn a score of 87.5 in the saddle bronc competition on Zoaria Hills of the Calgary Stampede string. “I’ve been coming here for three years, and it’s my favorite one – on each continent,” the Australian said of the Pendleton Round-Up. “I just…

Mural to disappear — at least for now

Mural to disappear — at least for now

WALLA WALLA, Washington – The future of the “Welcome to Historic Walla Walla” mural painted on the side of the Mill Creek water tanks and viewable from U.S. 12 could be in jeopardy. On Wednesday, the Walla Walla City Council approved a bid award to Long Painting Company of Kent to repaint the two water…

Hospital staff will grow to include a security dog

Hospital staff will grow to include a security dog

WALLA WALLA, Washington – In November, Providence St. Mary Medical Center will be introducing a new member to its security program – a K9 security dog.  According to the hospital incidents of violence in health care settings are on the rise nationally. Locally, the hospital has experienced that trend, and has taken steps to ensure…

Chamber lauds school district

Chamber lauds school district

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Walla Walla Public Schools was recognized Wednesday night at the 2019 Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. Superintendent Wade Smith and Board of Directors President Ruth Ladderud accepted the Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award on behalf of the school district. The award recognizes an individual, business or organization which collaborates…

One dies in collision on Highway 82

One dies in collision on Highway 82

News release from the Oregon State Police: On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at about   10:30 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on State Route 82 near milepost 38. Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford F150 pickup, operated by Christy ERICKSON (31)(F) of La Grande, with two child passengers, was…

Round-Up wrap up: Thursday is all about pink

Round-Up wrap up: Thursday is all about pink

PENDLETON, Oregon – Saddle bronc rider Cody DeMoss of Heflin, Louisiana, brought the Pendleton Round-Up crowd to its feet with his 90-point ride Wednesday. He teamed with Sankey Rodeo’s Black Tie to top the leaderboard. He did have a rough dismount. “I’m doing alright for the most part,” he said. “My ankle’s a little twisted…

Spike strips halt a 25-mile pursuit

Spike strips halt a 25-mile pursuit

BURBANK, Washington – The Washington State Patrol successfully ended a pursuit that started in the Touchet area and ended on U.S. 12 near Burbank Wednesday. Dane M. Forss, 23, of Walla Walla was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail for felony eluding and will also be charged with driving with a suspended license. WSP…

Bicycle stop leads to meth bust

Bicycle stop leads to meth bust

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington – College Place police officers stopped Richard T. Perez at Southeast Larch Avenue and Southeast Fourth Street because he was riding his bicycle on the roadway without proper lighting or reflectors. Because Perez had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Walla Walla, officers took him into custody. Initially, the suspect told police the…

Cookie-cutter approach won’t work for homeless

Cookie-cutter approach won’t work for homeless

WALLA WALLA, Washington – When it comes to helping those who are homeless and the circumstances surrounding their situations, Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless Director Craig Volwiler said the county’s homeless population is “pretty varied”. According to Volwiler, there are currently about 200 homeless people in Walla Walla County. The Walla Walla Alliance for…

Table tennis, anyone?

Table tennis, anyone?

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Visitors to Pioneer Park in Walla Walla now have the opportunity to play outdoor ping pong, a sport the city said is gaining popularity around the country. On Wednesday, the city dedicated two new outdoor ping pong tables. “They’re located between the playground and pickle ball courts,” Parks and Recreation Director…