A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.
LEWISTOWN, Mont. — Hanging on the wall in Brett Nienhuis’ living room are three 8-inch-by-12-inch photos of an angler in a wheelchair reeling in a fish from a drift boat — an aluminum boat that Nienhuis built in his Lewistown shop.
LONGVIEW, Wash. — With a final stamp late last month in Kelso, Lindsey Pollock completed her whirlwind tour of all 39 counties in Washington.
LEWISTON — Count the annual Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby among the casualties of declining steelhead runs over the past four years.
COEUR D’ALENE — Sometimes it takes the Cape Canaveral launch to get out of bed.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Recreational fishermen will be able to get out on the Columbia River to catch and retain white sturgeon this coming Saturday under rules approved today by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife.
Tree shaded parks, roads and houses, flowing lawns, a profusion of flowering and flamboyantly foliaged shrubs; Walla Walla is green.
September of 2019 was mostly warm, dry and clear — and now just a blip in time and history.
The two bull moose sat in a square of open ground under the fanning scales of cedar.
The water ouzel stands on a rock in the Wallowa River, doing its peculiar dip dance as rapids provide the music on their final descent into Wallowa Lake.
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…
A black rooster — an escapee from a local farm? — struts along a quiet mud flat, thankful to not have sunk in to his comb.
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.
CLARK FORK — We crossed the river bridge and then headed west before climbing out of the frogwater lowlands at Derr Island near Clark Fork.
Even though it is far from bake-oven hot, children and wildlife are water-seeking missiles.
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.
Waking up before 6 a.m. on a Sunday usually isn’t an attractive prospect, but most Sundays don’t include the sweeping panoramic views that reward the cyclists of WALLA WALLA GRIT when they get to the top of a climb.
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.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Fall Chinook season will open on the Snake River on Saturday from the Oregon and Washington border upstream to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam.
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…