Kathy Aney

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Veterinarian searches for the simple solutions


Dr. Andrew Clark likes to use his big brain to conjure simple, user-friendly solutions to complicated problems.

Here’s an example of how Clark thinks.

Several years ago, the Pendleton veterinarian pond...

Couple fulfills Round-Up dream 65 years later


For 65 years, Tom and Kathy Acord dreamed of attending the Pendleton Round-Up.

They drove through the area shortly after they married in 1952. The town, busy with the Pendleton Round-Up, drew them in. They explored...

End of the rodeo trail for Oregon bareback rider Bobby Mote


After terrorists flew planes into the twin towers in 2001, Americans reeled in disbelief and shock. They struggled to get back to everyday life.

For bareback rider Bobby Mote that meant climbing onto wild broncs f...

Westward Ho!

- Huge non-motorized parade is steeped in tradition and history

Hall of Fame

- Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame museum offers glimpse into past

Learning to see in the dark

- Woman and guide dog help others navigate blurry world

Red rock world offers rugged beauty


The first glimpse of the Grand Canyon took my breath away.

Yeah, I know it’s a cliché, something all serious writers doggedly avoid. Timeworn clichés, however, originally became part of the vernacu...

Susie’s battle: Pendleton woman with rare disease lobbies for drug approval, gets chance at life


Susie Arroyo savored the moment.

The 27-year-old sat in her wheelchair with a rubber tourniquet around her forearm, looking calm as St. Anthony Hospital registered nurse Sally Bishop installed an IV port. Soon a d...

Rural America seeks more doctors

- Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Anesthesiologist Richard Wick , who grew up in Pendleton, chose to practice in Walla Walla after finishing his residency while many of his contemporaries choose jobs in the big cities.

Sir Hoppy’s Harvest: Grasshopper rides shotgun in farmer’s combine

- Jake Hales makes home in cab for unusually tame insect friend to tag along

Tiny library honors voracious reader


After her death in 2015, Roberta Anderson’s family members wracked their brains for a good way to honor the family matriarch.

Anderson, who died at age 103, was a force.

She earned undergraduate and gr...

Siblings honor late grandfather by winning dance competition


Remington and Terika Christensen don’t have the luxury of sibling rivalry. The brother and sister dancers must stay in sync.

The pair recently won their division at a national-level dance competition in Las...

Couple bonded by water aerobics and strokes


Stroke survivors Ron Haynes and Sally Ann Peters are helping each other stay afloat in troubled waters.

Haynes and Peters met at the swimming pool. On Friday afternoon, they exchanged vows as their water aerobics c...