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 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 5, 2022

The Oregon Coast

A place where doing nothing is doing something. On the Oregon Coast, it is said that doing nothing is doing something. Yet how do you find time to do nothing when there is so much to see and do?...

 

Out and about: Fine Art, design, & dining in Vancouver, BC.

Last week, I took a trip to British Columbia to visit friends, see some art, go to the season opening of the Symphony and eat. Seems like ages since I stayed in downtown Vancouver and was curious to...

 

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 Beka Compton    Specials    July 22, 2021

Foodstock 2021 in Dayton

DAYTON-Good food, great music, and all things vintage could be found at the Blue Mountain Station over the weekend, for the 2021 Foodstock and Vintage at the Station. The event highlighted the great...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 8, 2021

A family break in paradise

If you've been craving the sand and surf, this article may or may not be for you. On June 22, I woke my three-year-old traveling companion, Gracie, at 3:00 a.m. We said goodbye to my husband for the...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 27, 2021

Dayton Elementary students trade snow for the green

DAYTON-Dayton Elementary fourth and fifth graders were bummed when they found out that COVID-19 had squashed plans for a winter skiing program, but their teachers weren't about to let a pandemic slow...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 20, 2021

The secret colors of Waitsburg

A low maintenance, yet highly rewarding secret iris garden, created and maintained by local photographer Bill Rodgers, is in its third year of bloom in Waitsburg, and it is impressive. The sprawling...

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    May 20, 2021

Waitsburg Classic Auto Show enjoys great turn out

Car enthusiasts were more than excited to gather for the first show since the COVID-19 shutdowns. WAITSBURG-More than 160 car entries showed up for the 14th Annual Waitsburg Classic Auto Show on May...

 

Out and About: C&M Nursery

Planty friends, this one's for you. My birthday was on Friday, and it presented my mom and me with the perfect excuse to pop over to the Tri-Cities and do some plant shopping. We joined the...

 

Take a (virtual) hike

WASHINGTON-Generally, when one is told to 'take a hike,' the tone is less than friendly. Still, Washington State Parks uses the phrase literally and has effectively changed its connotation from...

 

Out & About: Blue Mountain Archery Range

WALLA WALLA-Have you ever considered the way location affects recreational activities and sports? Clearly, it stands to reason that living on a snowy mountain would invite more skiing and...

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Specials    August 13, 2020

Waitsburg Traffic Jam

A typical 'traffic jam" in downtown Waitsburg, during Harvest. Alway a show and always fun to see as larger and larger equipment navigates the tricky turns through town....

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    July 30, 2020

Wheat harvest is on!

A harvest crew from Broughton Land Company kicks off their wheat harvest on Poulson Road....

 
 By Beka Compton    Specials    June 25, 2020

A glimpse at a new normal

LEWISTON, Ida.-In our family, saying 'Idaho is a world of its own' is a long-running joke. My sister moved to Lewiston almost four years ago and last weekend she got married at Hell's Gate State...

 

Out & About: The Avett Brothers in the Dominican Republic

Have you ever had a song grab you by the ears? I remember the moment I first heard the North Carolina group The Avett Brothers, (TAB) on a dark Thursday night in November listening to DJ Greg Vandy's...

 

Out & About: Waitsburg FFA has a busy time in Indiana

WAITSBURG-Six Waitsburg FFA members, dressed in their official FFA dress, jumped on a 5:00 a.m. flight from Walla Walla to Chicago last Monday. The students were headed to Indianapolis for the 92nd...

 

A weekend with agriculture, and those who fuel it

When we moved to Waitsburg in 2017, my husband, Ray, hired on to the Blue Mountain Team of the McGregor Co. Once a year, the company invites their employees and their spouses to a weekend at the...

 

Out and About: California college tour

Way back in the last century, my father, a teacher at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, let me know that I could go to any college I wanted to: as long as it was located in Washington...

 

Out and About by Teeny McMunn: My 50th Class Reunion

I am going to go to my 50th class reunion in Miles City, Montana. True story—part of my job is to type up the Pioneer Portraits, 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, etc and I thought to myself, they sure have kept some old books, until I saw that 50...

 

Out and about with Michele Smith: Camping and fishing in the Blue Mountains

I have long thought about fly fishing on the Wenaha River but hadn't had the opportunity until last week when my husband and I camped at Fields Spring State Park for a few days. Fields Spring State...

 

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