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 By Daily Bulletin    News    October 22, 2020 

Bridge Day goes virtual

ROSALIA - The 2020 Bridge Day celebration is going virtual this year. It is set for Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The fourth annual presentation of local railroad heritage and local history and which has in the past included a history hike on the former Milwauke...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    October 8, 2020

Issues forum tonight on Zoom

PULLMAN –– The ballot issues forum hosted by the Pullman League of Women Voters and Pullman Chamber of Commerce is tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The link is available via the league's website lwvpullman.org. Issues include Senate Joint Resolution...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    October 1, 2020

Seeking help for Uniontown theft

UNIONTOWN—A mini excavator and trailer were stolen from the Uniontown city shop Thursday, and Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in the matter. The 2004 Cat 305CR mini excavator was removed from the shop chained to a...

 

Blood confirmed Colfax chief

COLFAX—The word “interim” is no longer part of the title for the head of the Colfax Police Department. Bruce Blood was confirmed as Chief of Police at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. According to city officials, Blood was the only qualified...

 

Deputies arrest 9-time convicted felon

COLFAX--Shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Huber Action Freight after reports of an individual at that location trying to wave down passing motorists. When Deputy Randy Miller arrived on...

 

WSP responds to rear-end collisions

COLFAX--Washington State Patrol responded to two collisions earlier this week, both which involved rear-ending. A collision involving three cars occurred at 11:11 a.m. Sept. 28 on Highway 195 at the intersection with Prune Orchard Road. The three...

 

In-person classes okay for all Colfax grades, others

COLFAX-The Whitman County Public Health Department has updates its recommendation for in-person classes. The department announced Thursday it now supports hybrid or in-person learning for all schools and grades within Whitman County expect Pullman an...

 

Police seeking help for Uniontown theft

UNIONTOWN—A mini excavator and trailer were stolen from the Uniontown city shop Thursday, and Whitman County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in the matter. The 2004 Cat 305CR mini excavator was removed from the shop chained to a...

 

Organizers seek specific donations for fire victims

Donations have been pouring in to locations throughout the county, some being overwhelmed by the outpouring. According to Deanne Noel of Rosalia who is coordinating local efforts, the greatest need at this time is toiletries including vitamins,...

 

Manning Fire claims 3 homes

COLFAX--The Manning Fire is now 25% contained with control line in place and fire crews focusing on hot spots. The fire destroyed three single family homes, the Manning Covered Bridge and one other structure, according to the Southeast Washington...

 

Malden Fire destroys 121 homes

MALDEN — The Babb/Malden Fire is now credited with burning 17,781 acres, 1,000 of which were in Spokane County. Crews are performing their final assessments of the Malden and Pine City communities....

 

Policing expanding in Colfax

As the Colfax Police Department works through the process of hiring two more officers, the three-man force has expanded its coverage time to include nights, which has quelled evening nuisance calls, according to Interim Chief Bruce Blood. Officer...

 

Unlawful hunting charges filed

COLFAX—Charges of unlawful hunting of big game in the second degree were filed Aug. 4 in District Court against four men. Department of Fish and Wildlife referred charges June 11, 2020, on nine people from the area for their alleged roles in the...

 

"Back to the League" meeting tonight

PULLMAN--A “Back to the League” meeting of the Pullman League of Women Voters is set for tonight, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The topic of the meeting will be COVID-19. Two guest speakers are scheduled: Professor Bonnie Gunn, virologist with...

 

COVID spike brings tickets, testing to Pullman

PULLMAN – A rural mobile medical clinic that visited county towns earlier this year is now parked in Pullman as part of an increased effort in COVID testing by Washington State University. The William A. Crosetto Mobile Health Care Unit visited...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 27, 2020

Three arrested from Rosalia fight

ROSALIA—Three men were booked into Whitman County Jail Monday morning after Whitman County Deputies responded to calls of a fight in Rosalia. Christopher Thornton, 20, and Shawn Thornton, 51, were both booked for assault fourth degree. Bobby...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 27, 2020

Saturday conditions aligning for 'catastrophic' fire

WHITMAN COUNTY—A thick stand of dry wheat along with dry, windy conditions Saturday have set the stage for a potentially massive fire in Whitman County. “If something gets going, it (has) potential for a catastrophic event,” said Bill...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 27, 2020

Need supplies by Sept. 8; Jennings prepares to open

COLFAX--Jennings Elementary officials have released more information for parents about the start of the upcoming school year. Many areas will be status quo with school days, times, bus routes and PE, music, band, library times the same as usual. In...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 13, 2020

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...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 13, 2020

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...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 6, 2020

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 place...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    August 6, 2020

Handy widens lead

WHITMAN COUNTY--Tom Handy, the challenger for the Whitman County Commissioner District 2 seat, widened his lead over incumbent Dean Kinzer in the subsequent ballot count. The county elections office added 1,802 ballots to the election night count,...

 

July precipitation below average

COLFAX — After a moist June, July came in under average for precipitation. The rain gauge at the NRCS office logged two precipitation events totaling 0.32 inches. The majority came from a thunderstorm early in the month, dropping 0.29 inches July...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    July 23, 2020

Hay man reported missing

The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for an overdue motorist/missing person from the Hay area. Law enforcement is attempting to locate William “Bill” Betcher who is an 81-year-old white male approximately 6’2 and 270 lbs....

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    July 23, 2020

Grants of $5,000 awarded to 13 Whitman County microenterprises affected by COVID-19

Microenterprise grants totaling $65,000 have been awarded by Community Action Center to 13 eligible small businesses that have been affected by the pandemic and Washington Stay Home restrictions. The businesses include one each in St. John and...

 

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