It seemed like a harmless enough question, at the time.
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 …
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.
It’s Sunday morning, and I’m south of Milton-Freewater flying down Highway 11 at 55 mph — wink, wink — getting passed by hordes heading for Pendleton. Half-price day at the Underground Tour? Buffet special at Wildhorse Resort & Casino? Families late for church?
The farmland held by the Broughton Land Company have been in the family for 100 years and were first farmed using horses and mules, but many modern farming innovations are breathing new life into the land, its soils and water.
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.
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.
Leaving the Tucannon River valley and its wild turkeys behind, just beyond Starbuck, a town so small the New Year’s first baby might be born in October, I turn on the road toward Little Goose Dam.
A global, augmented-reality game creates a thriving local community.
Technology allows everyone to contribute to science research in today’s world.
In 2005, when Mary and Jon Campbell bought the 10-acre property bordered to the north and south by Yellow Hawk and Caldwell creeks, the property had been neglected for some time.
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.
As we reached the summit of Idaho’s Scotchman Peak, the wind picked up and America’s legacy of public land came into focus.
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…
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.
Jeff and Cheryl Fredson with Blue Mountain Audubon Society will lead a trip to the Blue Mountains to look for wildflowers, butterflies and birds.
Hodaka Days, 2019 will be held in Athena and Weston the last full weekend in June. The dates for events are June 27- June 30.
An informational meeting to establish a new chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association called Friends of Blue Mountain Lookouts will be held 6:30-8 p.m. June 25 at the Fort Walla Walla Museum.
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.
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…
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.
While helping to prepare this month’s article on hiking to Ice Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness near Joseph, Ore., it occurred to me that backpacking and photography go very much hand in hand. I can’t imagine hiking and not documenting the experience with images.
The lake is a shimmering pool of emerald and turquoise so clear it acts as a mirror reflecting the white granite and red shale peaks that surround it.
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.
Navigation locks at most dams on the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers are now on summer schedule.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Three years after its last eruption, Ledge geyser in Yellowstone National Park roared back to life on April 28.
A Walla Walla version of “Make Way for Ducklings!” took place last week as a family of Canada geese made their way along Alder Street toward an unknown destination. Drivers halted and several acted as crossing guards as the parents and six goslings criss-crossed the busy roadway more than on…
Work to re-grade gravel maintenance-access roads throughout the Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake project area will require intermittent trail closures May 13-17, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operations officials.
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
Crossing the Cascades in May, my car bulging with as many belongings as I could fit, I was shocked to behold endless miles of rolling hills painted in light ecru. After 15 years by Puget Sound and 30 years in New England, I was used to green. How would I learn to love this strange new land t…
What is a garden, and what is it for?
Wow! It is the middle of spring and so many events are happening in Walla Walla County that it is hard to keep track of them.
The whitetail deer blasts across the meadow doing his best Carl the Cheetah imitation, and then sets what could be a Guinness record for speed of entrance into a thicket of wild roses.