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Lodge’s elk statue found in field

A stolen 105-year-old elk statue was located this morning in a field in the area of U.S. Highway 12 and Sudbury Road, just west of Walla Walla.

Weather risks loom for Grizzly Bear firefighters

Firefighters working on the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire could face a new hazard Saturday as shifting, gusty winds blow in from the coast.

Walla Walla Clothing Co. expands its horizons

The retail outlet's key to success: Building enduring relationships with customers.

Call it the skinny jeans of business strategy. A little scary at first, perhaps. But with time, a perfect fit. If there’s anything Craig Richards and Teresa Ellison have learned from working with fashion, it’s to embrace change. (And how to pair anything — from tunics and tall boots to short jackets and heels — with the aforementioned jeans.)

Walla Walla man back on hunt after catastrophic injury

Quadriplegic outdoorsman Nels Hadden has big plans this year.

Walla Walla’s Nels Hadden, 53, may be quadriplegic — the result of a tragic accident on Interstate 84 more than six years ago — but he never lost his lifelong love of the outdoors.

GOTR afterglow: Most Walla Walla businesses did well providing for Stopover crowds

It was an occasion that begged for cake. But aside from a birthday, it could easily have commemorated the success for local businesses from the biggest music festival in the community’s modern history. The day of the headline performance of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover by tour creator Mumford & Sons was, as many people who attended now know, the birthday of the band’s bassist.

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Vince Gill bound to be sweetly soothing for Southeast Washington

Vince Gill was not talking about Southeast Washington when he recorded “Look at Us” in 1991. No, the longstanding country music star was crooning about a married couple having made it through the many hurdles of marriage.

Elk statue stolen from from Elks Lodge roof

The 105-year-old elk statue that adorned the top of the Walla Walla Elks Lodge has been stolen.

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Column - How I helped GOTR-goers get with the programs

It looked to be one of the grandest events in Walla Walla history: Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road tour had sheduled (as those Brits say) one of their exclusive stopovers here. Professional performers from across the globe would be visiting our little town for a whirlwind weekend of nonstop musical and retail excitement. And I wanted to be in on it.

Man airlifted to OHSU after motorcycle crash

A local man is in serious condition at a Portland hospital after being struck by a car Monday afternoon, according to hospital officials.

Blue Creek fire III

Photos from the Blue Creek Fire.

Blue Creek fire II

Scenes from the Blue Creek fire Monday.

Blue Creek fire

Scenes from the Blue Creek fire as it burned Monday evening in Walla Walla County.

Furry Fridays for 5/2

Penelope is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is new to the Humane Society. She is friendly and sweet and has experience as both an indoor and outdoor dog.

Furry Fridays for 4/25

Snooki is an 8-year-old calico. She likes gentle strokes and scratches and needs a home where her arthritis can be cared for.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott II

Nevada Slim and Cimmaron Sue sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" at the Prescott Library.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott

Poem by Olivia Kiefel, 3, read by her dad at a cowboy poetry event at the Prescott Library.

Furry Fridays for 4/18

Jazz is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix. He's friendly, smart and and playful.

Furry Fridays for 4/11

Stoffie is a playful, friendly 6-month-old kitty awaiting adoption at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.

March in support of Walla Walla High School bond

Marchers walked from First Congregational Church to Land Title Plaza to show support for a bond measure soon to face Walla Walla School District voters.

Furry Fridays for 4/4

King is a 1-year-old Staffordshire terrier. He appears to be deaf, but has already started learning hand signals. He is very friendly!

Furry Fridays for 3/28/14

Batty Lou is a 6-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who is waiting for her new home at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Batty is quiet and sweet and is very enthused about patting and treats.

Furry Fridays for 3/21/14

Stella is a sweet, well-behaved 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix. She's looking for her permanent home and lives at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.