Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition

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Quilts in the Garden

Dayton's Boldman House Museum hosted its annual Quilts in the Garden exhibit last weekend.... Full story

 By Lane Gwinn    News    June 30, 2022

River recreation safety addressed in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—After recent Dayton City Council actions delaying compliance with Department of Ecology guidelines for effluent release, residents of Waitsburg brought concerns to Waitsburg city officials. City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe contacted...

 By Beka Compton    News    June 30, 2022

Waitsburg comes out for Jace Strong Fundraiser

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg is a town that is full of heart, and when it comes to our kids, the community is ready to give at a moment's notice. The Jace Strong Fundraiser dinner, supporting a local... Full story


Fun Flag facts for the Fourth

The American flag has evolved over time along with the nation. The first official red, white and blue flag bearing 13 stars and 13 stripes debuted in 1777. Stars were added as states were admitted to...


Voters Invited to Submit Questions for Secretary of State Candidate Event

Seattle, WA—The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund and The Spokesman-Review are pleased to announce that voters across Washington state can view important statewide forums on Candidates for the position of Secretary of...


Road closures lifted on Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore— Umatilla National Forest officials have lifted the temporary closures on Pomeroy Ranger District Forest Service roads 4712 and 4713 following the district’s assessment of road conditions after the recent rainfall.  The Umatilla...


City of Walla Walla to host fireworks display on July 4

WALLA WALLA—Events for Independence Day in Walla Walla include the family-friendly annual 4th of July in the Park Celebration at Pioneer Park, 940 E Alder St. The free event hosted by the Union-Bulletin on Monday, July 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...


WWCC to open campuses to students regardless of vaccination status

Walla Walla, Wash. – Beginning with the start of the Fall Quarter, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) students can attend in-person classes and seek on-campus support services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, except where...


Possible homicide being investigated in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG—The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide that happened in Waitsburg. On June 17, WWSO detectives received information regarding a possible homicide in the small town. The detectives, along with patrol...



Our gentle boy Otto passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 25, 2022, a few weeks shy of his fifteenth birthday. Born in Salem, Oregon, Otto was a handsome wire-haired... Full story


Local students named to UW Dean's List

SEATTLE—Students from Pomeroy and Prescott have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Autumn 2021 Quarter. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a... Full story

 By Popo Ott    Specials    June 30, 2022

Nuclear Town – Popo Ott

I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch that the stories you read here are mostly true. Most of my childhood was spent in...


Art is growing at Waitsburg Art Garden (WAG)5

WAITSBURG-Every Saturday from 10am to 3 pm, local artists are bringing their work to exhibit. This last weekend featured Helen Ortins-Boland Lorna Barth Sharon Kaufman-Osborn Greg Tate Bill Rogers...


Clever Characters at Wenaha Gallery

The new art event at the Wenaha Art Gallery features sculptures and paintings by Nancy Gresham. The artist from White Bird, Idaho, works in various traditional and non-traditional mediums. In this...

 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    June 30, 2022


The Bruce Mansion is getting much needed work this year thanks to a grant from the Sherwood Trust. Maurilio Lara is preparing and painting the historic home over the next few weeks... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 30, 2022

Bicycling the 'Burg and Beyond

You're never too old to ride a bike. It is not about a race; it's about the journey, the places you can go, and the scenery you will see! Easy rides such as pedaling around the streets of Waitsburg or...

 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 30, 2022

Beckstone 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

The Horse Heaven Hills AVA (American Viticutural Area) is home to many of Washington's oldest and finest vineyards, not the least of which is Champoux. Famous for its red wines, especially Cabernet,...

 By Luke Chavez    Specials    June 30, 2022

Charred Corn & Green Chili Queso

Beyond basic sustenance, good food is deeply connected to our emotional lives, something we turn to when celebrating the highs or to provide comfort during the lows. This week, bombarded with several...



Ten Years Ago June 28, 2012 One of Waitsburg’s best-kept secrets is on Arnold Lane, tucked back behind sweet, country houses. For the past four years, those who have driven down Arnold Lane have...


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