Articles from the January 12, 2023 edition

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Blush with success

WAITSBURG–In February, Blush Salon & Spa owner Brooke Mikesell will celebrate six years in Waitsburg. Renting her first space for two years, she invested in the salon's growth by purchasing a b...

 By Lane Gwinn    News    January 12, 2023

New businesses coming to Walla Walla Town Center

WALLA WALLA-At least two national chains are opening locations in Walla Walla. As reported in The Union-Bulletin on January 5, Planet Fitness and Burlington opening stores at the Walla Walla Town...


"Catendar" from the Army Corps

PORTLAND-The Portland Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, has released a downloadable 2023 calendar featuring cats. Giant, engineering-loving cats. Cats on damns, ships, swatting crane hooks... Full story


Blue Mountain Community Foundation accepting Scholarship Applications

Walla Walla, – Blue Mountain Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. The application is available online at The d... Full story


Sherwood Trust announces 2023 grant application process

WALLA WALLA-Sherwood Trust has released the guidelines and schedules for the 2023 competitive grants, and is available at The organization is offering a free virtual webinar on... Full story


Student Scholarships available now

WALLA WALLA, COLUMBIA COUNTIES—Now is the time for high school and college students to apply for scholarships. The Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association scholarship (WSSRA) offers a variety of scholarships to support future educators. T... Full story


The Waitsburg Cardinal has a name

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg High School and Middle School students were asked to name the school's cardinal mascot. The fierce red bird has his name, it is Reggie. Two students, Marion Duncan and Daylan... Full story


MS students of the month

WAITSBURG—Congratulations to Preston Hall Students of the Month. The December theme was RESPECT. Respect of staff and classmates, respect of personal and school property, respect for the campus and playground areas....

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 12, 2023

DW boys' Basketball Team Continues Win Streak

DW COMBINE—The DW boys won their basketball games on January 6 against Riverview and January 7 at WWVA. Monte Pettichord scored 15 points, rebounded seven, and had four steals in the 45-33 win against Riverview on Friday. The Wolfpack took a 6-4 f...

 By Karen Huwe    Sports    January 12, 2023

DW Girls Lose Two Basketball Games

DW COMBINE-Peyton Benevides led the Wolfpack girls with seven points in the first quarter against Riverview, giving the team a 9-8 lead. DW only scored two points in the second quarter and seven in...


Whoa, baby it's cold outside (and I had the frozen pipes to prove it)

To quote the late Yogi Berra: It's like déjà vu all over again. We were diligent this winter, determined not to repeat last winter's frozen kitchen and bathroom pipes. We were aggressive with k...


Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

I have been to the Walla Walla Pottery Studio several times with my sisters to paint items such as a spoon holder, a butter dish, and holiday plates. Learning different techniques has been fun, and...


Helpline's "SoupPort" fundraiser is back

WALLA WALLA-After a two-year break, Helpline is bringing back its signature fundraising event, SoupPort, on Wednesday, April 20, 2023. The organization is asking the community to create and donate...


Farm Forestry chapter invite public to meeting at Town Hall.

WAITSBURG- The Washington Farm Forestry Association Blue Mountain Chapter invites the public to a meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Waitsburg Town Hall. There will be a... Full story


Wine of the Week

The entry-level Pinot from Stoller is as good or better than many of the top Pinots of 25 years ago. That's a measure of state-wide progress as well as a reflection of the many good grape sources...



Ten Years Ago January 10, 2013 The Waitsburg-Prescott football team fell one game short of a return trip to the state championship game this fall, but a trio of its members still earned best-in-state...


Spiced Chickpea & Vegetable Stew

In response to our recent run of soggy and gloomy days, I have been looking for comfort in my soup pot. From meaty pozoles to classic chicken noodle, I have an arsenal of tested soup recipes kept on...


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