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Under low, grey skies, Saturday morning's Pilots Briefing at the Fairgrounds was brief with a check-in, weather check and closing of the field for launches.

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Weather conditions keep balloons grounded

Balloonists share information on their sport.

WALLA WALLA — Inclement weather left 34 of the 35 pilots participating in this year's Balloon Stampede grounded Saturday morning.As for the one hot air balloon that did make it up, it rose only a few feet off the ground, as it was tethered the entire time


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