Thursday, March 26, 2015
Walla Walla's Jim Buchan Still Sports Writing
Jim Buchan started at my hometown paper,The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, in 1968. That's before I was a teenager, I'm now 57. Buchan still writes for the UB, on a part time basis. Seeing his name on a sports column byline that my friend sent caught my eye. When I used to read about the local baseball team and high school sports, I would see his writing along with the late Jim Redding, who went on to a great career here in Seattle. He would also write with Skip Nichols and eventually, Don Davis. He left briefly in the early 1970s to work in Phoenix. I would think Buchan is ranked high in the nation amongst long serving sports writers.