In Walla Walla, when you mention bats, the fictional superhero Batman may spring to mind, toiling behind the scenes to rid the city of Gotham of bad guys of all descriptions. Though Batman foiled a criminal or two an episode, throughout the United States and in the Walla Walla area, our nati…

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, she still can’t get enough of the pursuit.

Suzy Kunda’s garden on the steep-banked corner of Catherine and Locust streets sings in many seasons. In spring, small rosettes of jewel-hued lewisias trumpet from her rock retaining wall, while cascades of the pale-yellow Japanese forest grass (Hakenechloa “Aureola”) light up the landscape …

To beat the heat on Friday afternoon, Brandy Garner brought her two horses Rusty and Cima to Bennington Lake for a cooling dip. They know the bumps in the road (leading to the lake) and know they are coming for a swim, Garner said.

Summer is here and with it — wasp season. Yellow and black, all black, darting or hovering, we all react and often recoil when wasps are near us. Wasps are common around our dwellings, outbuildings, gardens and fields. Some are entirely beneficial and benign, others both beneficial and bothersome.

The sun still managed to shine on Bennington Lake beneath a gray, turbulent sky Thursday afternoon. Summer weather will return this weekend with the forecast calling for sunny skies and daytime highs rising into the 80s by Sunday. The early outlook for Independence Day is for sunshine with a…

Alex Beehrman, a 2019 Whitman College graduate, puts a lacrosse goal to use as a lounge chair while enjoying the beautiful spring weather on the Whitman campus Monday afternoon. “I was in the library without my usual towel to lay on and saw this out the window,” Beehrman said. Expect more su…