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 By Madysen McLain    News    August 29, 2019

Fair photograph gets new focus

The photography department of the fair usually brings in a lot of entries, and this year some changes are coming, Mary Davidson, multipurpose building superintendent, said. She said a class for black/white photos and one for color will be...

 By Madysen McLain    News    August 1, 2019
Bob Putman; John Repsold; Jacob Bunyard

Bunyard Automotive, Colfax, donates van to ministry

Bunyard's Automotive in Colfax donated an ADA accessible van to Changing Lives ministry in Spokane July 24 after purchasing the vehicle from COAST transportation in Colfax. Changing Lives ministry at...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 25, 2019

Letter outlines concerns for airborne cannabis

Whitman County Commissioners received a July 16 letter from David Gang, assistant director of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, addressing concerns about the impact of emissions from...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 25, 2019

Austin student housing firm offers Port $1.258 million

Port of Whitman commissioners and staff discussed selling a portion of their Pullman Industrial Park-West property to a housing developer and approved sponsorship for the annual fly-in at the Colfax Airport at their meeting July 18. Aspen Heights,...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 25, 2019
Gary Petrovich

Commissioners list projects for 2020

Whitman County commissioners discussed funding for 2020 Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and prioritized which projects were important to fund for the upcoming year during a workshop session...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 25, 2019

Port receives preview on upcoming legislative tour

Kristin Kemak, Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber president, last Thursday reported to Port of Whitman commissioners and staff about the Eastern Washington Legislative Tour scheduled Sept. 15-17. It will...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

New doctor to serve county clinics, ER

Dr. Peter Edminster will take the place as a family practitioner and OB for Dr. Anthony Lundberg, who has practiced in St. John for 19 years. Dr. Lundberg plans to move to St. George, Utah, where he will join the Veterans’ Administration program....

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

BOCC eyes support for airport runway

Whitman County commissioners discussed funds for the Moscow-Pullman Airport runway project and received an update from the facilities director during a workshop session Monday, July 15. Commissioner Art Swannack said he talked informally with Tony...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Clean water projects receive state funding

Washington State Department of Ecology announced Whitman County will receive about two million dollars in grants for clean water projects. Jessica Self, Palouse Conservation District grants and development manager, said the Whitman County...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Keep pets, youngsters out of locked cars during summer

The National Weather Services advises to never leave a child or pet in a locked car during the summer because temperatures inside a car can increase to 140 degrees in a matter of minutes. According to the Animal Legal & Historical Center, a law...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

St. John boutique: Gracie Miller will retire for sure this time around

Gracie Miller, owner of T.O.G. Boutique in St. John, will say farewell to her shop at the end of August as she moves on to retirement. The T.O.G. Boutique has provided St. John residents with...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Junk site removed after 17-year county effort

Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Health Director, reported a 17-year long solid waste issue was resolved at a Board of Health meeting Monday afternoon. Henderson said the first complaint about a...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Colfax grad opens chiropractic office

Nicole Heilsberg, a member of the Colfax High School class of 2003 opened the doors of her chiropractic office in April for the first time after running her business out of her home since 2015. "It's...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

County sends counter offer for district court

Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack proposed a counter offer in letter form for the Pullman District Court location Wednesday. The letter was sent to the Pullman City Council and Mayor Glenn Johnson to review. The city of Pullman’s offer was...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

Port of Whitman approves funding for City of Tekoa airport fuel

Port of Whitman commissioners approved to execute a loan/grant agreement with the city of Tekoa to assist with the airport fueling station at their meeting Wednesday morning, July 3. In early June, Tekoa Councilman Roy Schultz requested funding from...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

School districts, towns get state audit reports

Washington State Auditor's Office released results from this year's audits for several Whitman County school districts and towns. Dates for the audit reports ranges from May 29 to June 20. Audits were released for the Colfax, Tekoa, Rosalia,...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 11, 2019

State parks awarded grants

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced July 3 it will award almost $4 million to Whitman County for preservation of parks, forests and trails. The grants will go through 2020. The Washington Department of Natural Res...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Commissioners to counter Pullman court proposal

Whitman County commissioners Monday decided to send a counter offer on locating the District Court in Pullman. Specifics of the counter offer were not defined, but discussion Monday indicated the...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

WIC gets new system, more accessibility

The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is making a state-wide switch from paper checks to a credit card format starting at the end of the month. The new card system could reduce the number of locations where card holders can make...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

Residents work together on condo rose garden

Two Wheatland Arms Condominium residents admired the blooming roses and other flowers Monday morning as they sat on their porch. Life-long Whitman County resident Armeda Hayer has been one of the...

 By Madysen McLain    News    July 4, 2019

CRP re-enrollment open to farmers, ranchers

The Conservation Reserve Program will conduct re-enrollment signups for farmers and ranchers who already have contracts until August 23. Signups have been available since June 3. The CRP program, signed into law in 1985, works with farmers and...

 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019

Cannabis questions remain: Moratorium headed for 6-month extension

Whitman County commissioners met with County Planner Alan Thomson to discuss progress on an ordinance for marijuana operations during a workshop session Monday morning. Commissioners had previously placed a moratorium on any new or expansion of...

 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019
Mike Heston

Emergency management team hosts tabletop drill

About 40 representatives from several counties came together for an emergency management exercise Monday morning at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds. Hannah Kimball, Pullman Regional Hospital...

 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019
Ian McMichael Corrin McMichael Hans McMichael

Lutheran churches hire pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church in Endicott and Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax welcomed Ian McMichael as the new pastor to lead Sunday services for the two churches this week. McMichael moved from Florida...

 By Madysen McLain    News    June 27, 2019

Firm releases demographics report

At last Thursday's Port of Whitman meeting, Debbie Snell, Port properties and development manager, relayed a report on demographics for 2018 which was presented at the annual Palouse Commercial Real Estate conference in Moscow. Their market review...


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