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 By Staff Report    Records    December 3, 2020 

Sheriff's Log: Nov. 24 - Nov. 30

COLFAX — Here are the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office dispatch logs for Nov. 23-30: Nov. 24 7:55 a.m. — LaCrosse — Deputy contacted a resident with questions on euthanizing an animal on South Whitman Avenue. 8:12 a.m. — Pullman —Transport...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    December 3, 2020 

Colfax Police Log: Nov. 24 - Nov. 28

COLFAX — Here are the Colfax police dispatch logs for Nov. 24 through Nov. 28: Nov. 24 10:50 p.m. — Officer responded to a report of a series of break-ins on Main Street. Nov. 25 7:39 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of malicious mischief...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    December 3, 2020 

Colfax jail booking

The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1: Nov. 24 Hope Danielle Bocook, 31, warrant for failure to appear for second-degree theft and warrant for failure to appear for third-degree theft, $10,000...

 
 By Staff Report    Records    December 3, 2020 

Real Estate

Below is an update of real estate sales in Whitman County: Cody Carson and Roberta Henson, Gladbrook, Iowa, to Jack and Ernesta Willey, Pullman, 1970 60x20 mobile home, $12,000, Nov. 9. Virgina Zaske, Albion, to Alicia Carson and Clarence Carson,...

 
 By Staff Report    People    December 3, 2020 

Democrats to elect executive board

COLFAX — The Whitman County Democratic Central Committee will host its reorganization meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The digital meeting is open to anyone in Whitman County. Whitman County Democrats Chairwoman Debbie McNeil said...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Voters approve one and reject one

FARMINGTON — Town voters approved one ballot measure but rejected another in the Nov. 3 general election. Proposition No. 1 authorized the town to collect $8,000 in 2021 for use in 2022 for street repair, maintenance and improvement. It passed...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Shoplifter sentenced

PULLMAN — A woman has been sentenced Nov. 20 in Whitman County District Court for shoplifting. For her conviction on third-degree theft, Gratia Doerr received a fourth-month deferred sentence of 30 days in jail, 29 suspended. She was fined $1,000,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Fire victims receive clean-up help

MALDEN — The state Department of Ecology is testing properties for hazardous materials remaining in the wake of the Babb Fire on Labor Day. Under the supervision of the state Emergency Management Division, large-scale clean-up and debris removal...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Street fund measure fails

ROSALIA — A ballot proposal to collect $95,000 for the town’s street fund fell short of the 60% supermajority required to pass in the Nov. 3 general election. The town needed 196 of the 326 voters to pass, but came up 10 short, garnering 57.06%...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Conservation talk series announced, begins Dec. 3

PULLMAN – The Palouse Conservation District is hosting a free, virtual Conservation Talk Series to encourage conversation on soil and water conservation. The series begins Dec. 3 with “Plant Diseases in the Garden: What They Look Like and How to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Pesticide seminar on tap

COLFAX — The free 2020 Last Chance Virtual Pesticide Seminar is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 8. Topics include: “Control of New and Old Noxious Weeds,” by Dale Whaley of the WSU Extension Office. “Identification and Management of Winter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

First Certificate of Occupancy issued in Malden

County Building Inspector Dan Gladwill reported that the first certificate of occupancy was issued last week in Malden since the Labor Day fire – for a new mobile home. In addition, three more mobile homes have been permitted to be installed, a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Jack-knifed semi spills 100 gallons

ROSALIA—U.S. Highway 195 was partially blocked for about three hours yesterday morning five miles north of Rosalia. According to Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney, the driver was driving too fast for conditions, slid and jack-knifed, ending...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Marijuana ordinance work session set

Whitman County commissioners Monday took in formal transmittal of a proposed marijuana ordinance from the planning commission, setting a session to discuss it Monday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. The public hearing on the matter – before any vote to adopt or...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Adopt a Malden, Pine City fire victim family

MALDEN — Innovia Foundation has launched “A Pine Creek Christmas: Celebrating Malden and Pine City” to provide a brighter Christmas for the families of Malden and Pine City displaced by the destructive September wildfires. Innovia Foundation...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Port updates website

COLFAX - The Port of Whitman County has launched a redesigned website at www.portwhitman.com. While the domain remains the same, the website features an improved design, content and graphics, port...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

County cheer

COLFAX — With the onset of restrictions and health concerns, towns across Whitman County are re-thinking their traditional holiday festivities. Many have canceled events and Santa visits while others are enduring with safety measures in place....

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Winterfest fireworks set for Thursday, no parade

COLFAX - Despite the coronavirus quarantine, the annual Winterfest fireworks will go ahead as planned, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. If tradition holds, the fireworks will set off from the...

 

Auxiliary's 15th annual raffle slated

PULLMAN — The 15th annual Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Tree Raffle will take place virtually this year. Trees can be viewed in the windows of the Regional Theater of the Palouse, 122 N. Grand Ave., or on the auxiliary’s Facebook...

 

Museum impacted by COVID orders

COLFAX — The Perkins House and Whitman County Historical Society have repurposed Christmas decorations in the wake of the coronavirus quarantine orders issued last week by Gov. Jay Inslee. Outreach Coordinator Jill Gfeller and volunteers said they...

 

Commission calls for art to be submitted

PULLMAN — The Arts Commission is seeking submissions for a new “End Racism Now” mural. Artists may submit designs that express solidarity to end racism and spotlight diversity. The commission will review entries and recommend a design to the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 26, 2020

Library to make voluntary changes

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library District has canceled all in-person programs in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s new quarantine orders. The programs were shuttered Nov. 17. While the governor’s orders do not specifically mention libraries,...

 

Whitman County Jail bookings

COLFAX — Here are the individuals booked into the Whitman County Jail from Nov. 16-22: Nov. 16 Samuel Jack Edgar Owens, 45, first-degree arson, third-degree malicious mischief and second-degree criminal trespass, $750,000 bond. Nov. 17 Jason Lee Al...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 26, 2020

Officials react to new quarantine

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners reacted last week to Gov. Jay Inslee’s new statewide quarantine orders closing bars and restaurants again to inside service, among other items. “I’m just highly disappointed,” Commissioner Dean Kinzer...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 26, 2020

Passenger arrested after traffic stop

PULLMAN — A $25,000 bail has been set on a man booked into jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Jason Allen, 46, was arrested Nov. 17 after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped due to the license plate being obscured. During...

 

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