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 By Karen Huwe    Specials    September 29, 2022 

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

The fall season is a great time to take a day trip to ride the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. The train leaves Elgin, Oregon, and travels along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers on a section of the...


Hells Gate State Park

Hells Gate State Park, located in Lewiston, Idaho, was once the site of a Nez Perce village. Today, one can enjoy an abundance of activities. Located along the Snake River, park visitors appreciate...


Kayaking the Snake

There is still time to enjoy great weather conditions to kayak this September on the Snake River. It might be a little hazy and smoky at times, but with no wind, kayaking downriver is a pleasant way...


Birding At Bennington Lake

Taking a little over two-mile stroll around Bennington Lake in Walla Walla is a relaxing way to spend a Tuesday morning. Spotting different birds with the changing of the seasons and walking with...


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...

 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...

 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...

 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...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 4, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

The lottery was not for money but a week's stay at beautiful Lake Tapp near Bonney Lake, Washington. My sisters, sans one, and I enjoyed a two-bedroom cabin with a kitchen and a deck overlooking the...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    July 28, 2022

A Familiar Place and a New Place

One of our favorite camping spots is Winchester Lake State Park in Idaho.  It is about 36 miles south of Lewiston and has a great lake to kayak or paddleboard, as motorized boats are not allowed....

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    July 7, 2022

Smiles and Laughter

The sounds of laughter, singing, and children at play will bring a smile to your face. Children involved in indoor and outdoor activities create wonderful memories of their youth.  Recently, members...

 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 Karen Huwe    Specials    June 23, 2022

All Wheels Weekend and Wallowa Lake

Dayton All Wheels Weekend The high gas prices might have kept a few car owners from “dragging the gut” Friday night. Quite a few were parked and not as many were lined up at the Homestreet Bank...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 16, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

School's out for summer, and it's time to take the family outdoors and go camping. The decision is where to go that is close by, considering the high gas prices. You can travel to the Little Goose Dam...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 9, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

My first year of retirement from Waitsburg Schools just zipped by! I went with three of my four sisters on my first zipline adventure to commemorate the occasion. It zipped by also! The Coeur d'Alene...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 2, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Senior McKenzie (Kenzie) Lewis recently was awarded the State Degree at the Washington State FFA Convention. The State Degree is bestowed to FFA members after meeting ten requirements set forth by...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 26, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Waitsburg High School/Middle School Bands & Choir performed at the Spring Music Program on Tuesday, May 17, in the High School Auditorium. Director Elizabeth Arebalos-Jagelski and the students...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 19, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

What started as a rainy Saturday morning turned into a sunny afternoon for the Walla Walla Ducky Derby and the Return to the River Salmon Festival. The 25th Annual Ducky Derby, a fundraiser for child...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 12, 2022

A Coach with a Love of Football wins Championship

You don't have to wait for the NFL season to see exciting football. There is one more regular-season home game for the Tri-City Rush, a professional indoor football team to be played at Pasco's HAPO...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    April 28, 2022

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

FFA Vet Science Waitsburg's FFA Vet Science team was successful in a district Vet Science event hosted in Dayton on Wednesday, April 20. The seven FFA students were tested on tool identification... Full story

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    April 14, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

PENDLETON, OR-A fun and educational occurrence can be found in nearby Pendleton, Oregon.  The Pendleton Underground Tours located downtown is also within walking distance to great restaurants and...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    April 7, 2022

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

How Does Learning a New Perspective Change How You View Things? Walking the grounds at Whitman Mission, you will see this question posted on the interpretive panels. The National Park Service will...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    March 31, 2022

Around the Valley : with Karen Huwe

Parts of the Columbia NWR are closed from February 1 to April 30 so the sandhill cranes will not be disturbed. The cranes feed in fields of waste corn in the early mornings and early evenings to... Full story


Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

WAITSBURG-The Waitsburg Town Hall held its annual St. Pat's dinner and silent auction on Saturday, March 12. About 100 people enjoyed corn beef with the trimmings at the annual fundraiser. Head chef...

 By Karen Huwe    Specials    March 3, 2022

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

During National FFA week, February 19-26, Waitsburg members had dress-up days, Ag Olympics, a trap shoot meet, and the Harvest Ball. Monday, President's Day, the students did not have school. On... Full story


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