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 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 
Steve and Beth Beck

LaCrosse Café re-opens

LaCrosse Café opened under its new management March 5. Beth and Steve Beck of Endicott have taken over the business which had closed Dec. 29, 2018. "It's a little weird," said Beth. "It took a...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Snow berms make airport dangerous for low wing planes

Buildup of snow plow berms along runways at the Colfax Airport has become a concern, particularly for airplanes with low wings. Plowing of the runways has been somewhat restricted because of landing...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Port debates added support for cruise line impact study

Port of Lewiston Commissioner Jerry Klemm, and the CEO of Valley Vision, Karl Dye, attended last Thursday’s Port of Whitman County commissioner’s meeting. Last November, Commissioner Klemm...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 
Stephen Johnson

New face at Colfax NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Services at the USDA Service Center in Colfax has a new face. Stephen Johnson is Whitman County's new resource conservationist, filling in a position that has been...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Fights cancer, supports animals: Annual bowling, auction event at Zeppoz sets record

The 15th annual benefit bowling tournament at Zeppoz in Pullman brought in a record high return this year at the games last Saturday. “It was awesome!” said Ron Morgan, who, with his wife...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 7, 2019
Natalie Fisher

Board places 6-month stop on new marijuana sites

Monday afternoon the commissioners' room at the courthouse was packed and overflowing for the 2:15 p.m. session to consider a marijuana moratorium. Board President Art Swannack allowed for public comm...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 7, 2019

Schools face toll from snow days

With a light sprinkling of snow here and there throughout the winter, snow-days didn't seem like something to worry about this year in Whitman County. January stayed close to average both for...

 

Port board lists efforts to keep rivers open

“It’s important that our people know that we’re spending a lot of money to try and keep that river open,” said Port of Whitman Commissioner John Love at the Feb. 21 port meeting. The port...

 

New GP bus still coming

Three Whitman County school districts received grants from the Washington State Department of Ecology to replace old buses with new ones with an idle reduction system to lower emissions. The state...

 

Port of Whitman approves fiber pact with Pomeroy port

Two proposed agreements to assist the Port of Garfield with its fiber optics project were approved at the Feb. 21 meeting of the Port of Whitman board. The service agreement is expected to take effect...

 

State blog features county non-profits

Happy Pastures out by LaCrosse and the Council on Aging and Human Services were both spotlighted on the Washington Nonprofits February website blog. Washington Nonprofits supports groups throughout...

 
Brenda Stav

Brenda Stav joins Port staff

Brenda Stav has been named the Port of Whitman's new communications and media coordinator. Stav moved to Pullman from Seattle four years ago with her husband, Brett, when he got a job at Washington...

 

Port supports 3 aviation bills

Port of Whitman Commissioners decided to support three aviation bills. Bills which have been placed before the legislature. Bill 1455 deals with work force shortage in the Aeronautics industry by...

 

Contractor damages port fiber lines in Spokane County

Some of the Port of Whitman’s fiber lines that run up to Spokane on Spotted Road near the Spokane Airport were damaged in January while a construction company was working. While the company was...

 

Whitman Hospital cuts rates for imaging, lab services

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center has announced reduced rates in the hospital’s Imaging and Laboratory departments. “We would like to highlight our efforts to remain conservative compared to...

 

Boyer lot slated for sealing

Whitman County has agreed to do chip sealing and crack sealing on the Boyer Park parking lot while they are chip sealing Lower Granite Road over this coming summer. It has been 20 years since the park...

 

Commissioners discuss .09

Whitman County Commissioners have decided to hold a workshop to address what criteria they plan to prioritize to which ‘larger economically significant projects’ they might award the .09 funds whi...

 

C & C Fund seeks president

In order for the Colfax and Community Fund to continue, a new president is needed. Many local non-profits including the Council on Aging, Boy Scouts, Palouse River Counseling, Families Together,...

 

Selway launches website to support rural zone change

Selway Holdings, LLC and Dewey Scientific have set up a website to promote their bid for a zone change on a land parcel southwest of Pullman. Selway Holdings wants to rezone 3.5 acres of an 8.4 acre...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    February 7, 2019

Port, BoCC meet

The Whitman County Commissioners and the Port of Whitman County Commissioners had a combined workshop Monday. At the workshop, the port gave presentations on a couple of projects for which they would...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    February 7, 2019
Kyle Hooper and Curtis Scholz

Kyle Hooper joins staff at Edward Jones in Colfax

Kyle Hooper from Santa Clarita, Calif., has joined Curtis Scholz, his father-in-law, as a financial advisor at the Edward Jones office in Colfax. He received a welcome party at the office last...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    February 7, 2019
Greta White

Greta White follows Smith on school directors state board

Greta White from Endicott is one of four new Washington State School District Association (WSSDA) board members. She replaced Harmon Smith from LaCrosse. WSSDA board members are nominated and elected...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    February 7, 2019
Jessica Brierly

First World Pulse Day event links producers, breeders, traders

On Monday, the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and the American Pulse Association hosted a World Pulses Day event to celebrate World Pulses Day and connect pulse producers, breeders and traders at th...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    February 7, 2019

New dental clinic in Pullman aims to fill need in county

Pullman recently saw the grand opening of a new dental clinic. Unify Family Dental had its celebration on Jan. 8 at 1095 SE Bishop Blvd. The clinic has been open for almost three months. The Clinic's...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    January 31, 2019

Port gets boost in funds for fiber

Chief Operating Officer Kara Riebold reported to Port of Whitman County commissioners Jan. 24 that the Community Economics Revitalization Board (CERB) has increased the Port’s loan and broadband...

 

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