Coach a Little League baseball team for 23 years and you’re sure to get to know a plethora of interesting and inventive young boys who grow up to become even more interesting and inventive adults.
LEWISTON — Daily fish counts at Lower Granite and Bonneville dams foreshadowed recent moves by state, federal and tribal fisheries managers in the Northwest to downgrade their official forecast for the return of steelhead to the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River.
With August about to vanish into history, I write this column about members of a community that live with hard time constraints.
If you are one of the many people in our Valley who enjoy the shooting sports, you are probably livid at all the stories of gang shootings and senseless violence hitting the front pages these days.
The trailhead for Lick Creek Trail is cleverly hidden.
There is a point in any endurance sport — once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours — that the world condenses, and awareness is reduced to only the next step, stroke or pedal.
It seemed like a harmless enough question, at the time.
Some winds were so strong that Craig Schwyn wanted to curl up on the ground and cry.
I was down with the whole, let’s-go-to-Livingston-and-enroll-in-a-flyfishing-guide-school thing.
As the boat rounded a bend in Redfish Lake, an alpine paradise appeared before my eyes, and all the weariness of a 9-hour drive from Spokane evaporated in the excitement of discovery.
This quiet place, bordered by a creek and looking out at rolling wheat fields, is the home of Jill and Dick Ingram.
A global, augmented-reality game creates a thriving local community.
LYONS FERRY — The seventh annual SWIM the SNAKE event will be held at Lyons Ferry Marina and Lyons Ferry State Park at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10.
SALEM, Ore.—The sale of about 200 leftover controlled big game hunt tags will be delayed until Aug. 1, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced.
The month of June has vaporized into history along with most of the insights, experiences and thoughts we all considered over the last month.
It’s time to celebrate. July is National blueberry month so enjoy some of these nutritious berries and consider growing a few plants in your landscape.
As we reached the summit of Idaho’s Scotchman Peak, the wind picked up and America’s legacy of public land came into focus.
From “why we write” to “how to write” and then “write,” the Red Badge Project helps veterans tell their stories.
Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 NE Myra Road, welcomes Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Director Bobbie Conner, at 5 tonight for Museum After Hours.
Join the Year of Indigenous Languages celebration at Whitman Mission National Historic Site Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m.
The Walla Walla Affiliate of the American Association of University Women invites everyone to their 17th annual AAUW Kitchen Tour.
PENDLETON — Tamástslikt Cultural Institute presents “Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes” opening on July 5 and running through Oct. 19. The public is invited to view the exhibit on opening day for free.
Returning for its second year at the 4th of July in the Park celebration will be the Walla Walla Noon Rotary club salmon and veggie burger booth.
The 15th annual Wallowa Tunes Fiddle Camp will be held at the Wallowa (Ore.) School from July 7-12, sponsored by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, wvmusicalliance.org.
In Living History presentations this weekend, the lives of a farmer’s wife and community leader will be made at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.
The College Place Freedom Festival occurs from 6-10 p.m. Sunday at 801 SE Larch Ave.
COLLEGE PLACE — Music will enliven the scene from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 26 during the College Place Farmers & Artisan Market that happens in Lions Park, 801 SE Larch Ave.
Harley-Davidson motorcycles were still in their infancy in 1929 when 18-year-old Don DeVore took an interest in the machines and landed a job at Montana Cycle and Supply, an early Billings motorcycle and bicycle shop.
This man wore a wide brim hat like someone who might sell Cuban cigars, or at least be smoking one.
A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall.
They are not the tallest mountains in the West, nor probably the prettiest, but for many people living in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, the Blue Mountains are cherished as a close-to-home escape from the modern world.
LEWISTON — Everybody seems to love bumblebees.
Washington has its state amphibian, the Pacific Chorus Frog; its state bird, the Willow goldfinch; and its state endemic animal, the Olympic Marmot.
John Culhane and Nathan Williams, 1004 Alvarado Terrace, have a garden that combines many elements that bring them joy. When they purchased the home in 2012, they got a work project, both inside and out. But the garden offered some respite from the interior projects and vice versa.
When I joined the Walla Walla YMCA in 2018, I was intrigued to learn that the organization, originally founded as the Young Men’s Christian Association in England 175 years ago, had nationally rebranded itself as “the Y” in 2010. And while specific affiliates, such as the Walla Walla YMCA, r…
Canvasback winemaker Brian Rudin showed up at my home in Waitsburg with two vertical flights of his Cabernets, a stitched-up and banged-up right arm, and a tale of a near-brush with disaster on a rock-strewn, backcountry ski slope. A handsome devil in his late 30s, he’s married to winemaker …
Proper watering is key to gardening success, but untangling and dragging heavy hoses across the yard, smashing delicate flowers and young vegetable plants along the way is a common occurrence in many yards. If this describes your escapades when watering garden beds and planters, it may be ti…
After 20 years, Spokane’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race is taking a final lap this weekend.
LA GRANDE — Spring Chinook fishing on the Snake, Wallowa, and Imnaha Rivers and Lookingglass Creek in northeast Oregon will remain closed in 2019 due to low returns.
ODFW will not be opening the Snake River for adult spring Chinook salmon below Hells Canyon Dam in 2019.
PORTLAND (AP) — Environmental advocates in Oregon have criticized a state plan to kill more than 1,000 ravens to help save the greater sage grouse, officials said.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Three years after its last eruption, Ledge geyser in Yellowstone National Park roared back to life on April 28.
SALEM, Ore — With an exceptionally diverse bird population, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area is hosting the 14th annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival next Friday through Sunday.
By JERRY PAINTER