Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Articles written by Kara Davidson

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 43



 By Kara Davidson    News    January 17, 2019 

Port gets update on Boyer project

Debbie Snell, properties and development manager for the Port of Whitman County, reported on the Boyer Park and Marina project at the port meeting Thursday, Jan. 10. “The design drawings are going...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 17, 2019 

Three school districts get grants for low emissions bus

Rosalia is one of three local school districts that have received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to help pay for new buses. The buses must include an idle reduction system to...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 17, 2019 
Eric and Gretchen Heise

Eric's Auto Body installs 80 solar panels to shop

Eric's Auto Body in Colfax has become the first "solar" collision repair center in the area. Another one of the few shops is located in southern Idaho. "We capitalize on the sun," said proprietor Eric...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 17, 2019 

Poire reports on state ports meeting

Port of Whitman Executive Director Joe Poiré attended a Washington Public Ports Association session on telecommunications in Tacoma Jan. 9. In a report to the port here last Thursday, Poiré noted...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 10, 2019
Guy Spencer

Spencers provide produce for food pantries

Beverly and Guy Spencer, mother and son who are owners of the Runner Bean Ranch outside Palouse, are building a large 'cool-bot', a cold storage unit to store food for local pantries. The Spencers...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 10, 2019

Public health office will get fiber connection

Chris Nelson, new Whitman County treasurer, presented a contract with Spectrum as a holdover from her former position as IT director, saying she was “going to slightly re-wear the hat of my prior...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 10, 2019
Coast Transportation

Total of 2018: COAST drivers log 11 percent more miles

COAST Transportation drivers in 2018 logged an 11 percent increase in miles compared to 2017. They totaled 550,000 miles compared to 469,555 miles driven in 2017. "It's been a crazy busy year, but...

 

My Two Cents: Christmas decoration ups and downs

Christmas and New Years are over, and now neighbors are taking down their Christmas decorations. But in every neighborhood there is always someone who doesn’t participate. Maybe they were late...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 10, 2019

Pullman-county court agreement expired in 2012

Commissioner Art Swannack Monday commented in a workshop session that he believes Pullman's mayor and city council did not fully understand all the requirements and facts involved in their decision...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 3, 2019

Crop numbers show 2018 very good for wheat

Whitman County has been the nation’s top producer of wheat since 1978. Washington state is the fourth largest producer of wheat, following North Dakota, Kansas and Montana. According to the...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 3, 2019

Port gets report on calls for fiber bids

Port of Whitman County commissioners received an update at their Dec. 20 meeting following a request for services which were issued in November for the fiber to the home projects. The port has...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 3, 2019

Policy change allows transfer of sick leave

A policy change occurred at the commissioners meeting Monday, Dec. 31, due in part to the new County Treasurer, Christina Nelson. Earlier in December Nelson, who has been the IT director for the...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 3, 2019

New software provides port with improved fiber mapping

Port of Whitman County has new fiber mapping software, VETRO FiberMap, which was demonstrated at the Dec. 20 port meeting by Kara Riebold, the chief operating officer at the port. A viewer version of...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 3, 2019

Volunteer orientation set: Warming shelter opens at Pullman city hall site

Nathan Weller, co-coordinator and Pullman City Council member, has announced that the Pullman Warming Center will have a Volunteer Orientation Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. before the warming center’s reopening...

 

$5.7 million from BUILD: PCC Railroad gets grant for bridge, track upgrades

Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad has received a $5.7 million Federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant. Three of PCC rail’s branch lines will be improved to allow them...

 
Dan Helt

Dan Helt brings storybook light displays to Endicott

Year after year, Endicott has a fantastic Christmas lights display at one house in particular. Camels are making their way down a hill to a nativity; carolers are singing outside a lit church;...

 

Pullman warming shelter seeks more volunteers

Family Promise of the Palouse is looking for volunteers to help at the warming shelter in Pullman through January 31, 2019. The warming shelter this year is in the basement of the new Pullman City... Full story

 
Brayden McNeilly, Cooper Phillips and Jon Schirripa

Jennings Food Drive, can races total 2,150 pounds

Jennings elementary students collected 2,150 lbs of food for their annual food drive this year. The food bank requested more top ramen, cup o' noodle soup and cereal. They collected close to 3,000...

 

Possible change in court pact: Pullman plans to exclude court space

Pullman has no plans at this time to put a courtroom or district court offices in its new city hall building, leaving the county commissioners to debate whether to move all district court sessions to...

 

Grant will fund habitat structures in Steptoe creek

The grant of $42,000 from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office's Salmon Recovery Board will help add post and log structures to a section of Steptoe Creek to make the area more...

 

Endicott receives grants for projects

Endicott has received a $150,000 grant/loan from the Department of Ecology to study the inflow and infiltration issues in town. The city knows there is a problem due to spikes in the treatment plant...

 

Rosalia students collect 657 pounds of food

Rosalia students collected 657 pounds of non-perishable food in their food drive Dec. 3-7. Using Hunger Games as the theme for the second year in a row, the school divided into six different...

 
Judge Douglas B. Robinson and Marlynn Markley

Judge Robinson targets bar exam after 18 years as district court judge

Judge Doug Robinson said last week one of his goals for retirement will be to re-take the state bar examination so he can serve as judge pro-tem when needed around the area. He needs to pass the...

 
Jerry and Eunice Coker

Whitman County Auditor Eunice Coker retires

County Auditor Eunice Coker's retirement party was in the commissioners chambers Tuesday afternoon with cookies, cupcakes and cake pops provided by the auditors staff. Raised in Colfax, Coker had a...

 

Hospice Serenity house begins serving residents

Every part of Serenity House was designed with consideration for who its residents would be. Licensed to be occupied, Serenity House is a three bedroom, high quality care, end-of-life residence....

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018