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Times Traveler: Ted Cox

Walla Walla resident and longtime Times reader, Ted Cox at the airport in Santa Barbara....

 

Sherman George Thomas

Sherman George Thomas graveside services will be held at the Dayton City Cemetery on Saturday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. A potluck finger food and drink gathering will be held at the golf course...

 

WWCSO

August 24 Missing person reported. Sun Harbor Drive, Burbank Residential burglary. Byrnes Road, Touchet Bicycle found and entered into LERMS. Bryant Ave, Walla Walla County August 27 Domestic disturbance report for informational purposes only....

 

CCSO

August 23 Animal call. Eckler Mountain Suspicious activity. 4th Street Theft. Richmond Street August 24 9-1-1 call. Main Street Assault. Main Street Harassment. Guernsey Street August 25 Domestic problem. Washington Street Warrant Confirmation. Main...

 

Bugs Shots to Enhance Photography

Outdoor photography goes far beyond birds and mammals, even for this hunter who loves nothing more than trying to capture that perfect pairing of upland birds and pointing dogs on the grasslands. We...

 

The Perfect Sunday

I’m almost scared to write about my perfect Sunday (yesterday) for fear I will jinx any future Sundays, but I’m not superstitious, so here goes. Our plans for this weekend were to take off a few...

 

Adventures in Apple Grafting

Well, I hate to say it, but I've almost set aside the garden for the year. My unwillingness to weed the sunflower starts from the raised beds, and my naivety of thinking they wouldn't get that big...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago September 1, 2011 The Waitsburg-Prescott cheer squad will soar to new heights this football season because of a larger squad and lots of returning veterans. “We have a lot of athletic...

 

Fresh Peach Tart

Last week, we were gifted a bountiful bowl of fresh local peaches. Few summer treats are as special as the first juicy bite of a perfectly ripe peach at peak season. With a family birthday coming up,...

 

The Legend has retired.

From mathematics to athletics, there wasn't much that Karen Huwe couldn't teach to students at the Waitsburg School District. Friends, coworkers and family gathered over the weekend as Huwe...

 

Pollinators at work

Pollinators are busy taking care of the remaining along Lower Hogeye Road wildflowers as the heat winds down and gives way to cool, fall weather....

 

Spider mites: A fine web of trouble

I made a rookie plant collector mistake the other day, and failed to properly quarantine alocasia plants I found at The Home Depot. They were just too pretty to hide away! As a result, a handful of...

 

Peaches on the Snake River

Warm Springs Ranch is a family-owned u-pick 100-year-old fruit orchard in Whitman County right on the Snake River and now with delicious ripe peaches and the nicest people in the most beautiful...

 
 By John Avery    Specials    August 26, 2021

Audio Farm:Scary Science

I tend to lean into things when I shouldn't. When I feel sad, I overdo the mopey ballads and let the blues wash over me. When I'm home alone and already feeling tense, I find it the perfect time for...

 

Let the Music Play On...

Shakespeare wrote in his play The Twelfth Night, "If music be the food of love, play on!" Obviously, Shakespeare didn't have to listen to Daniel's playlist. I grew up in a houseful of music and...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 15, 2011 It was never Wyatt Withers' sole inspiration for going in the Navy, but once he had decided to join it certainly helped having a grandfather who had served in the same...

 

Gnocchi with Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, with its funny name and alien appearance, is the type of overlooked vegetable that can seem intimidating to most home cooks. Originating from northern Europe, kohlrabi is in the brassica fam...

 

Smoke on the water

A beautiful but smokey Saturday morning sunrise over the Touchet River, seen from the Main Street bridge in Waitsburg. The region has experienced unhealthy air quality for most of the summer....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 19, 2021

A new artist in town

This month, one of the most talented people I know has moved to town. David Gignac has been a close friend, fellow artist, co-exhibitor, and collaborator since I met him decades ago on Whidbey Island....

 

My New Happy Place

Although I don't have a "charmed" life, I certainly have it easier than many people. I recognize that in the scheme of things, I have no right to complain. But, I admit, there are some days or weeks...

 

Date night stop: Pine Cone Creamery

Colville Street in Walla Walla is one of my favorite places to go for date night. From TMACS to the Colville Street Patisserie, you can find sweet, savory, fancy, and simple all within a few steps....

 

Johnny Appleseed stops in Dayton

DAYTON-Dayton's Liberty Theater was one of just a few Washington State stops on the 2021 Missoula Children's Theatre tour. Over the weekend, local actors and actresses told the timeless tale of...

 

Life's a Trade-Off

Sometime during the next few weeks, a transformation will take place on my property at the intersection of lower West Seventh Avenue and Coppei Creek. Our house faces southwest, and the driveway runs...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago August 18, 2011 Seattle-area residents who tuned into their local National Public Radio affiliate this week were introduced to none other than Waitsburg’s Bret Moser, Jim German, Clair... Full story

 

Pollo en Salsa Verde con Queso

Often, my kitchen inspiration is based on what is ripe and ready for picking in the garden. Our backyard has provided an abundance of tomatillos and chili peppers this week, which instantly had me...

 

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