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Visions from the past

Deciphering rock art sites provides a look into olden times.

Lack of snow limits snowmobiles at Yellowstone Park

A new era in travel by snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park is off to a feeble start this winter.

Scoring animals offers hunters way to compare

Scorers say all animals are trophies and the real measure of a successful hunt are the memories.

Utah coyote hunter kills wolf near Beaver

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed a protected 3-year-old female collared gray wolf was mistaken for a coyote and killed by a hunter near Beaver on Sunday. The 70-pound animal had been collared in Cody, Wyoming, in January, 2014.

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Aichele wins $10k at Gun Club raffle

The Walla Walla Gun Club youth Trap and Skeet team held a drawing recently to determine the winners of three big prizes.

Transportation transformation

A longtime West Yellowstone businessman adapts to winter changes.

Three poachers net 377 fish at Banks Lake

Three men illegally using gillnets caught 376 whitefish and a trout from Banks Lake before being apprehended on Dec. 8 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police.

Whitman’s Revere earns spot on National Ultimate Frisbee team

Whitman College student Claire Revere was selected by USA Ultimate — the United States’ national governing body for the sport of ultimate Frisbee — for a spot on the elite National Team.

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Wa-Hi shooter Brewer shines at Junior Championships

Walla Walla High School JROTC rifle team captain Nathan Brewer took first place in both smallbore and air rifle disciplines at the Junior Olympic Rifle Championships held in Spokane on Dec. 6.

Slide Scenarios

A Montana avalanche fatality doesn’t mean snowpack won’t solidify.

69-year-old runs 4 marathons in 4 days

Larry Macon runs more than 104 miles in four days for a die-hard group of ‘Quadzilla’ runners.

Cody museum names new firearms curator

Ashley Hlebinsky takes over for Warren Newman and becomes the first female firearms curator in the country.

Utah panel seeks counsel on public lands transfer

Advocates of transferring federal lands to the state of Utah figure a 780-page economic analysis bolsters their cause.

First gray wolf confirmed in Grand Canyon in decades

No one else was cleaning up after the large canine hanging around the North Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon so Fish and Wildlife Service biologists did.

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December tales of slumber and speed in the wild

December has arrived cloaked in cold air and a thin layer of snow. It’s a hard month on wildlife and plants in the Walla Walla Valley.