Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.
A Spokane native, she earned her journalism degree at Eastern Washington University and started her career at a weekly newspaper. She has been on the award-winning U-B teams that have reported on water issues, the community’s Latino heritage and the wind storm of 2008, where she learned the value of generators, battery back-up, and practical shoes after hopping downed tree trunks in four-inch heels.
Outside of work she is more likely to sport wheels, skating for the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls.
Live music, wines and no cover charge will make a soulful combination at Charles Smith Wines as the winery’s live music project, the Open Case Sessions, hits downtown Friday.
If you remember the days of spring 1965 when Mom would pack a picnic into the “way back” of the station wagon and drive off to the park for an afternoon of memories, you may want to sign up for Quail Run Retirement’s Mother’s Day Tea.
A cluster of downtown Walla Walla businesses have partnered together on a Mother’s Day giveaway that will have participants and, ultimately a winner, traveling from shop to shop.
From a bank to a credit union, an Isaacs Avenue building will see new life this year.
As the city’s golf course undergoes a revival, it gets a new eatery for hungry linksters.
With more than 100 tasting rooms, Walla Walla is like the proverbial boat, and wineries are the water. Choose a jumping off point and you can’t help but hit one.
Grandpa Bontzu was a supporter of sustainable agriculture before it really even had a name.
We know there’s love for Walla Walla. But does it get enough?
Bellingham-based grocery chain Haggen is donating more than $40,000 to four national parks in Washington and Oregon in recognition of Earth Day.
When it comes to winemaking, art may be in the bottles.