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 …