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Farmington Bank funds safe despite bankruptcy

FARMINGTON – Cryptocurrency exchange company FTX has filed for bankruptcy, and its stake in Farmington Bank may be redistributed. In March of 2022, an FTX entity, Alameda Research, made an $11.5 million equity investment in Farmington Bank, 103...

Whitman County Libraries receive $500,000 grant

COLFAX — Whitman County Rural Library District has received a $500,000 Digital Navigator grant from the Washington State Broadband Office and the Washington State Department of Commerce. It will begin this fall, and run through June 2023. The...

Port of Whitman County employees retire after 26 years of service

COLFAX - Port of Whitman's Properties and Development Director, Debbi Snell, and Special Projects, Joe Poire are retiring after 26 years working at the Port. The Port will be hosting a retirement...

Winter storm warning in effect

COLFAX – A winterstorm warning went into effect for Whitman County on Tuesday afternoon until today at 7 p.m. Heavy snow was anticipated for Wednesday with light snow expected today. The NWS anticipated total snow accumulation between 6-10 inches...

Women's Leadership Guild gives $10,000 to local non-profits

PULLMAN— Pullman Regional Hospital Women’s Leadership Guild has awarded $2,000 to five local non-profits for this year’s grant cycle. Awards were presented on Thursday, Nov. 10. Members voted to award The Lauren McCluskey Foundation, Palouse...

Whitman County BAT team asks for residents assistance

COLFAX — The Whitman County Broadband Action Team (BAT) encourages residents to help improve the newly released Federal Communications Commission (FCC) National Broadband Map. Users can search their address to see information about services that...

Respiratory syncytial virus cases rise across state

COLFAX— According to Whitman County Public health there has been a rise in Respiratory Syncytial Virus, (RSV). RSV is a highly contagious illness that causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Director of Whitman County Public Health, Chris Skidmore,...

University of Idaho homicide updates

MOSCOW — The Moscow Police Department told the community Tuesday, Nov. 29 that due to the ongoing homicide investigation and original search warrant, there will be an increase in detective activity and tow trucks onsite as investigators move five...

Whitman County Commissioners hear Family First Tax presentation

COLFAX — In their Monday, Nov. 28 County Commissioner meeting Department of Revenue representative, Aminta Spencer gave a presentation on the Family First Tax. The Families Tax Credit is a tax refund starting in 2023 that will help Washington...

The Festival of Trees and Jingle & Mingle at the Libey Gallery

COLFAX — Friends of the library is hosting Jingle and Mingle, Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Center. The Festival of Trees will be lighting up the Libey Gallery Dec. 1-28. There will be a colorful display of trees from the Colfax...

Legal notices

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL A/E SERVICES – ADA Transition Plan Development Whitman County is requesting a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to hire an architectural/engineering consultant for the purpose of developing an ADA...

University of Washington Huskies take back the Apple Cup

PULLMAN – The 114th edition of the Apple Cup between the No. 13-ranked Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars on Nov. 26 came with major implications for both teams. Washington was no...

Colfax begins season with comeback win

COLFAX – Girls basketball tipped off in Colfax on Nov. 29, and the Colfax Bulldogs wasted no time putting together a drama-filled game in front of their fans this season. Colfax opened the first...

Winter sports opening in Whitman County

The fall sports seasons have all but concluded and that means basketball and wrestling seasons are now underway. The hoops in the high school gymnasiums will finally be lowered and the wrestling mats will be rolled out of the supply closets....

People returning to stores

The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing on-line but making in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported this...

St. John Winterfest

Celebrate St. John Winterfest

ST. JOHN - St. John is holding their 30th year of Winterfest this Saturday, Dec. 3 through Sunday Dec. 4. Saturday there will be Holiday shopping, a craft fair, food, "Santa is going to be at Torry's...

Gianna Anderson ends volleyball career with honors

OAKESDALE – In a season that saw the Oakesdale Nighthawks repeat as 1B state volleyball champions and go undefeated while not giving up a set to 1B opponents, numerous players on the squad received honors as a recognition of their play. Several...

Pine City Historical Society Hosts Concert

PINE CITY- President of Pine City Historical Society, Louise Belsby is excited to invite everyone to their 19th year doing an annual concert with male singing group His Song, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m....

Pullman native competing in NASA competition

PULLMAN-A team of Cedarville University engineering students is shooting for the stars with its senior design project, working toward competing with dozens of schools at NASA's 2023 Student Launch...

Births

Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics Murphee Jean Davis, a girl, was born November 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. to parents Nick and Maggee Davis of Colfax. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 and a half inches. Paternal Grandparents are Robert...

Senior menus

Pullman Friday, Dec. 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli, Caesar salad, fruit and Birthday dessert Tuesday, Dec. 6: Salad bar, fruit, roll and cookie bar Colfax Thursday, Dec. 1: Chicken alfredo, broccoli, Caesar salad, fruit and Birthday dessert Monday,...

Colfax to hold annual Winterfest Dec. 3

COLFAX — The Colfax Winterfest will be happening on Saturday, Dec. 3. Starting at 8:30 a.m. there will be a sign in for the Run Run Rudolph 5K Fun Run, which will start at 9 a.m. Director of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, Molly Keogh, explained...

Kenneth Arnold

Kenneth Arnold

Kenneth Arnold of Pullman died at Sacred Heart Medical Center on November 18, 2022 of complications from a fall. He was 63 years old. Ken was born on September 10, 1959 in Denver, Colorado. In 1972...

Harvey Roy Herman

Harvey Roy Herman

Harvey Roy Herman, lifelong Colfax resident, passed away on Thursday, Nov 10th at the age of 98. Harvey is survived by his daughter Shelly and her husband Mark Backstrom of Longview, Wash., and two...

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