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Nature Kids at Rooks Park

The Blue Mountain Land Trust held its final Nature Kids summer event on Saturday, August 21. Kids and their families were invited to the free event at Rooks Park in Walla Walla to learn about stream...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 30, 2012 [Photo Caption] First grader Ryland Kiltz runs after a classmate during a game of freeze tag in the gym Tuesday on the first day back to school at Dayton Elementary...

 

Potato Rosemary Bread

After my years of experiments and triumphs in the kitchen, there is still nothing more satisfying than successful bread making. The combined time needed to carefully measure ingredients, then knead,...

 

Senator Cantwell hears from business owners in Waitsburg

WAITSBURG-United States Senator Maria Cantwell visited Main Street in Waitsburg on Friday, August 19. She was in the area visiting friends and attending the Bonnie Raitt concert at the Wine Country...

 
 By Popo Ott    Specials    August 25, 2022

The Star – 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 the stories you read here are mostly true...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 25, 2022

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples in a WW Bubble

Walla Walla-Two legends performed last Tuesday at Walla Walla's newest music venue. Gospel singer Mavis Staples opened the show, followed by blues guitarist and singer Bonnie Raitt at the Wine Country...

 

Our travel experiment

Now that the pandemic is somewhat under control and travel has opened, the travel bug has bitten Daniel. Travel with Daniel can be challenging. Even before the pandemic, canceled flights, staffing...

 

Ponzi 2019 Riesling

Maybe it's all the hot weather we've been locked into, but my Wine of the Week choices keep flipping back and forth between Chardonnay and Riesling. Riesling – you're up again, this time from...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 23, 2012 When community members in Waitsburg need help with a project, they typically know who to call. However, some volunteers in town simply show up offering to help. Jim... Full story

 

Tuna Burger with Caper Sauce

When people in other countries are asked to describe "American food", the most common response is usually the hamburger, and for good reason. From spendy foie gras stuffed wagyu burgers at posh urban... Full story

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 25, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

Traveling is always an adventure. On our recent trip to Idaho, there wasn't time to nap or read. You are never bored traveling through small towns rather than taking the freeway. Out the window, you...

 

Harvest Issue

This year's harvest promises a significant increase in yields after a cooler, wetter spring and summer. The weather has also impacted the start time for harvest evident by the activity still going...

 

Glenda Kaye Barron

We are heartbroken to announce the sudden and unexpected death on August 7, 2022, of Glenda Kaye Barron, 65, of Dayton, WA. Glenda was born December 29, 1956, to Norman and Marilyn (Williams) Roff in...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

Harvest Profile: Jim Romine

Jim Romine is not only a Waitsburg City Council member, retired Walla Walla County deputy sheriff, husband, father, and doting grandfather; he is also a skilled combine operator. Since Romine was...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 18, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

"Phenomenal", "very good, best ever yields," and "fabulous, record yields" were statements received from area farmer's wives regarding this year's wheat harvest. Early summer rains pushed back...

 

Reader's photo

Erin and Rhett Elsey took advantage of last week's storm to go "Wheat Field Kayaking" off Lower Waitsburg Road, just north of Ferris Rd. "...

 

Thunderstorm over the valley

Waitsburg resident and owner of Ironwood Cindy Daves caught spectacular images of last week's thunderstorm as it rolled through town....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

What a difference a year makes

OLYMPIA—According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), it will be a banner year for Washington wheat. NASS just published its new harvest forecast based on June 1 conditions. The forecast predicts that Washington growers will... Full story

 

Wine of the Week

The talented team of winery co-founder Trey Busch and production winemaker Keith Johnson have elevated all of the SoH wines in recent years, while expanding production capacity and opening up new... Full story

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 9, 2012 [Photo Caption] Inspecting combine 2, David White walks along to make sure the settings are correct on farmland north of Walla Walla recently. Some farmers in the north... Full story

 

Walla Walla Sweet Galette

Lately, I have been obsessed with galettes, which are sweet or savory free-form tarts that are as much a celebration of good crust as they are about a tasty filling. Balanced and rustic, these baked...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 18, 2022

Just another Saturday...

WAITSBURG/LYONS FERRY-This weekend saw medieval sports and crafts at Preston Park in Waitsburg and an open swim across the Snake River at Lyon's Ferry. Residents and visitors to Walla Walla and...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 11, 2022

Harris Park-Before and After the Flood

Harris Park is located 15 miles southeast of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. It is an excellent place to camp and close enough to enjoy a day trip to picnic in the day use area.   Before the flood of...

 

All things (relatively) relative

With my car freshly washed, lubed and oiled, and gassed, my playlist relatively perfected, I put the top down and hit the road for my four-hour drive to Seattle last Friday. I was heading to the last...

 

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