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Walla Walla considers daylighting Mill Creek

Ellen Ivens-Duran, News Reporter

November 19, 2015

The rediscovery of a long-lost master plan for Walla Walla created by world-famous architects may mean big changes for downtown.

Locals, Students Against Mill Creek Levee Tree Removal

Photo by Nace.

Mikaela Slade, News Writer

October 7, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled this month to begin removing trees along the Mill Creek Levee and replace them with grass in order to comply with a government policy that requires all trees within 15 feet of a levee to be removed. The removal has met a strong rebuttal from parts of the Walla...

Op-Ed: Save the Trees on Mill Creek Levees

October 1, 2015

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by former Professor of Geology Bob Carson. For the following reasons, the Army Corps of Engineers should either abandon the plan to clear-cut the trees on and near the Mill Creek levees, or file an Environmental Impact Statement. 1. SAFETY: There is no definiti...

From Boyer to Bennington: Running Trails In, Around Walla Walla

From Boyer to Bennington: Running Trails In, Around Walla Walla

Mitchell Smith

October 31, 2013

The Walla Walla area provides plenty of scenic trails for Whitman runners, from beginners to cross country studs. Here are a few essential routes to check out. Route One: Pioneer Park Distance: From corner of Boyer Avenue and Stanton Street, approximately two miles round-trip (including one lap around the park) The relaxed runner's dream, this ro...

Actively appreciating outdoors means more than owning gear

Illustration: Alex Bailey


April 26, 2012

Perhaps it is fitting that as I write this all I can think about is driving up Mill Creek Road, hiking up one of the hillsides, and getting up, away, outside and out of our Whitman bubble, free of my thesis that's threatening to strangle me with my computer charger. That's all it would take, 20 minute drive...

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