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Foggy Day in Waitsburg

"Foggy Day in Waitsburg", January 14, 2022. The fog crept in on little cats' feet...or something like that. I always head out when it is foggy, and am never disappointed with what I capture in...

 

"Another Op'nin, Another Show"

Cole Porter, known for his profound lyrics, was “en pointe” with this particular song relating to our recent reopening of the restaurant. I have familiarity with this song title from the Broadway...

 

Wenaha Gallery shows bead and leather work of Tamara Reily

DAYTON-Reily draws strongly upon her heritage as a Pawnee, an indigenous group of Native America that lived in the area around what is now Oklahoma. Each piece of work represents intense research...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago January 19, 2012 The WP Tigers wrestling team brought home two fourth-place medals from a big regional meet in Royal City on Saturday after reeling in two pins at a smaller meet in Ritzv...

 
 By Luke Chavez    Specials    January 20, 2022 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash & Halloumi

Brussels sprouts are sadly in the category of misunderstood produce. When poorly prepared, such as being boiled to oblivion, they become bitter and mushy, a taste that is sure to leave a negative...

 

CCSO

January 3 Violation of court order. Main Street Suspicious activity. Country Village Theft. Main Street January 4 Unwanted person. Main Street Welfare check. Spring Street Accident, non-injury. 4th Street January 5 Domestic, physical. Highway 12...

 

WWCSO

January 3 A man was found deceased of apparent natural causes. Myra Road, Walla Walla County January 7 On 1/3/22, deputies investigated a report of an assault. Marina Drive, Burbank January 9 Theft of catalytic converters. Beech Avenue, Walla Walla...

 

Robert (Bob) James Patton

May 24, 1932 – January 7, 2022 The final harvest dinner bell rang for Bob Patton, 89, of Walla Walla on January 7, 2022. Bob was born in Waitsburg to Lewis and Naomi Patton. Lewis Patton married...

 

A new approach to wine journalism

While the world of winemaking is often defined by its strict adherence to time-honored techniques and traditions, its survival has always relied on embracing new trends. Perhaps no one knows this...

 

Cabin Fever Hits

I am finally mobile again since the weather has warmed up, enough rain fell, and my car is now out of its “stuck in the ice and snow” mode. It is no longer an ice sculpture but a dirty, mode of...

 

Streaming and Book Review:

Station Eleven Book by Emily St. JohnMandel Series Produced by HBO "Because survival is insufficient," a message from Star Trek that is spray-painted on the lead wagon of a post-apocalyptic traveling...

 

The Wrestler's Daughter

The Wrestler's Daughter by Markeeta Little Wolf The locally anticipated and internationally renowned memoir by Markeeta Little Wolf is now available on Amazon. Years ago, decades ago, I found a...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago January 12, 2012 As clear as day, Craig Funabashi remembers the first time he saw his grandmother’s Story & Clark Victorian pump organ. He was six and visiting the Seattle area with...

 

Eggplant Parmesan

At about this time every winter, I find myself missing the sun-kissed flavor of tomatoes from our late-summer garden. The flurries of snow and cold have given me a serious case of wanderlust, and...

 

Shadow theater in Waitsburg

Children and adults of Waitsburg can enjoy the magic of shadow play, a type of theatrical entertainment performed with flat handmade puppets, thanks to the Carnegie Picture Lab of Walla Walla. Shadow...

 

Byron Gene Kaczmarski

Byron Gene Kaczmarski, 75, of Dayton, WA passed away December 19, 2021 at Brookdale Assisted Living in College Place, WA.  Byron was born December 31, 1945 in Woodworth, North Dakota to James &...

 

The Quest for Columbia River Chukar

I knelt on the edge of the precipice with my knee dug into a sandy spot beneath a massive aromatic sagebrush while Finn ravenously lapped water from a small, green collapsible bowl. Behind and below u...

 

The Year in a Week comes with a Lesson in Humility

This past week of rough weather has been an important lesson and slapped down my hubris. I recently discovered, or instead, learned the hard way, that over confidence was a huge mistake. It seems...

 

Books to look forward to in 2022

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez Dive into the complex family dynamics of siblings Olga and Prieto Acevedo, who are taking New York City by storm. Prieto is quickly climbing to stardom in the...

 

Black-Eyed Pea Empanadas

My mother's family has roots in Texas, which often influences our holiday gatherings. In Texas, as with much of the South, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is thought to bring good luck and...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago January 5, 2012 Joanna Lanning is getting ready to take the plunge. Last year, Lanning, and two Waitsburgers, Patty Hazelwood and Vicki Hamann, took a dip in the Columbia River to raise...

 

Touchet Snow Scene

Snow put a whole different look on this favorite scene on Lower Hogeye Road, shared in this space several weeks ago. We may dislike driving in and shoveling the stuff, but it certainly dresses up a...

 

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