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 By Kara Davidson    News    April 4, 2019

Route 26 Vintage Market returns

Route 26 Vintage Market will return this spring to the Palouse Empire Fairground April 12 and 13 after its first two years in the Jenning’s Elementary School Gym and moving last October to the...

 
 By Kara Davidson    Opinion    April 4, 2019

My Two Cents: Taking the opportunities in life

I just wanted to say a little something about opportunities. They are out there; try not to miss them. Second, they are all over the place; don’t overlook them. My biggest regrets in life can be...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

State FFA officers attend Port session

Washington State FFA Officers attended the the Port of Whitman board meeting last Thursday in Colfax. They included President Sadie Aronson from White River, Treasurer Kyle Johnson from Yelm,...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

Duo works to identify all veterans in cemetery

Cherry Alice Van Tine and Jim Lemon, the local coordinators for Wreaths Across America, have been working at Bruning Funeral Home to look up records of veterans who are buried in the Colfax cemetery....

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

ESJ student team competes in regional Science Olympiad

Kaitlyn Nave and Joel Larson from the Endicott/St. John Science Olympiad team placed third in the Density Lab, earning a medal. They were the highest placed finishers from the school at the regional...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

Palouse Scenic Byway eyes videos update

The Palouse Scenic Byway group Monday discussed funding for updating the Dan Walker production videos. About six years ago, Dan Walker Productions of Lewiston recorded 17 videos of communities and...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

Historic Preservation panel conducts focus session

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation conducted a focus group at Perkins House in Colfax hosted by Val Gregory, the executive director of Colfax Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association and...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

Re/Max to hold open house

Re/Max home and land real estate will open in Colfax with an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 11. “We’d love to show off what we’re doing,” said Stacie Olson, the Colfax office...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 28, 2019

Cottage food sales require state permit

Whitman County offers opportunities to sell Cottage Food products at farmers markets, festivals and other similar bazaars. Cottage food operations is an opportunity to sell up to $25,000 of food in a...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 21, 2019

County board eyes salary rule changes

According to County Commissioner Art Swannack, Washington Labor and Industries will soon publish changes to the executive, administrative and professional wage rules. In the state of Washington, the...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 21, 2019

Salzman serves as Endicott mayor

Steve Salzman has been appointed in a unanimous decision by the town council to serve as mayor for Endicott for the remainder of this year. He has served on the Endicott city council since 2013....

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 21, 2019

Commissioners discuss moratorium, district court

Pass Marijuana Moratorium resolution County Commissioner Michael Largent motioned a resolution to the marijuana moratorium. This resolution expresses legislative intent on the adoption of the...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 21, 2019

Experience International looking for local host families for exchange visitors

Experience International is a non-profit educational international work-study program that has partnerships with 26 other countries for development in agricultural and natural resources related...

 
 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...

 

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