Almira fire contained to 50 acres

ALMIRA - An Aug. 10 wheat fire burned 50 acres near the intersection of Williams and Old Coulee roads, resulting in the total loss of a combine. Three fire districts - Lincoln County No. 8 from...

Reardan schools start Sept. 1

REARDAN — Students will return to on-campus learning Sept. 1, the Reardan-Edwall School District’s first day of school, pending approval from the board. Previous plans indicated that school would start Aug. 26, but that week is now reserved for...

Hot weather coming this weekend

EASTERN WASHINGTON -- The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the region, with residents warned to expect "dangerously hot" hot temperatures from Sunday -- Tuesday....

EWU, union agree to faculty salary concessions

CHENEY – Eastern Washington University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a memorandum of understanding with the United Faculty of Eastern that would stave off declaration of a severe financial crisis. All of the trustee’s voted for the...

Port Commissioner info session open to all

The Port of Whitman County will host an informational session today, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. which will share background about the Port and the roles and responsibilities of a Port Commissioner. While the session is primarily for those interested in...

Symphony cancels concerts

PULLMAN – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington Idaho Symphony has canceled its 2020 concerts, including This is US (September 26 & 27), Mozart Mendelssohn & More (November 7 & 8), and The Nutcracker (December 5 & 6). The Board of...

Returns low: Census work resumes

COLFAX—Census takers were set to begin follow-up work Aug. 9 with households that had not responded to the 2020 Census. Whitman County is one of 20 eastern Washington counties being impacted by the work and is one of the counties with the lowest...

KAMIAK BUTTE PARK

An Idaho resident was booked into Whitman County Jail Sunday for drug possession. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Kamiak Butte Park shortly before 8 p.m. when the park ranger observed three...

No plates stop ends in arrest

COLFAX—A Clarkston man was arrested for methamphetamine and possession of a firearm after being pulled over for pulling a trailer with no license plates. According to the arrest report Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Langerveld made the...

Threatens to kill

ROSALIA—A Rosalia man was booked into the Whitman County Jail Aug. 6 on a charge of harassment-threats to kill. According to the police report, Jacob Dickinson, 37, sent a text threatening another party to his wife after she spent time with the...

Colfax enacts burn ban

COLFAX—A burn ban was issued by Colfax Fire Department Aug. 3 due to dry conditions and high heat advisories. The ban is regularly put in place during the months of August and September which prohibits all open burning. The ban will remain in...

Palouse Health Center open

The Palouse Health Center has re-opened in downtown Palouse after postponing the re-opening due to COVID-19. The center opened Aug. 3, now part of the Pullman Regional Hospital Clinic Network, to be run by nurse practicioner Kristine Brenc and...

Camano Island man arrested for DUI

PULLMAN — A Camano Island man was booked into Whitman County Jail after police arrested him at a collision scene Monday evening, Aug. 10. John Odegaard, 53, was booked into the jail and is being held on $200,000 bail on possible charges of...

Agencies combine to investigate deadly-force cases

COLFAX – The Colfax city council last week chose to join a mutual aid/joint police agreement with a list of area agencies for the aftermath in the event of a deadly-force major incident. The group will make it so the department involved does not...

Coyotes round out season

The Palouse Coyotes independent baseball team has finished its summer. In a July 28 doubleheader, Palouse beat the Moscow Rebels 9-5 in the first game. Bradyn Wells hit a double and two singles while...

Passing like a kidney stone

I love food--good food. I think it’s safe to say that all humans like to eat. (Unless you have some other issues, but we’re not going there.) As humans, we are biologically prone to certain foods like sweets and salty things. Food companies...

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Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Okeydokes: New crosswalk flashers on Main Street. Pet Peeves: This is one senior citizen who wants to see her kids while she is alive, instead of my kids seeing me when I’m...

Green New Deal Incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing greenhouse gases, particularly CO2, which contribute to global warming. Their...

Prohibition

Oops! I missed a birthday. Our lovely drug prohibition is 105 years old, today -- March 15, 2020 -- Happy birthday, prohibition, and hats off, to all the people out there who are profiting from it. Prohibitionists claim that prohibition didn’t,...

Mask for Rep.

Each morning my husband and I read 365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World by Pierre Pradervand, which among others, encourages blessings for people engaged in different occupations, including politicians. Today I want to send a blessing to our...

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