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Whitman County jail bookings

COLFAX — Here are the Whitman County Jail bookings for Dec. 21-24: Dec. 22 Austin Allenleon Diggs, 25, driving while under the influence. Release date Jan. 3. Milissa Anne Elizabeth Long-Kenniston, 50, driving under the influence. Release date...

 

Sheriff's Log

COLFAX — Here is the Whitman County Sheriff’s dispatch from Dec. 21 to Dec. 26 Dec. 21 1:10 a.m. — Colfax — Transportation detail for an inmate from North Mill Street to SeaTac. 7:48 a.m. — Albion — Windows smashed in car on North D...

 

Parks board to talk trails

COLFAX — The Whitman County Parks and Recreation Board will meet digitally at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, to discuss trails. The meeting will include discussion on the Klemgard/Wawawai/Elberton/Colfax Trail and the Kamiak Butte/Bill Chapman Palouse...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2020

Booked for possession of two drugs

PULLMAN — A man being held in jail on $5,000 bail for alleged possession of methamphetamine and heroin will be arraigned Jan. 8. Superior Court records show Pullman Police and Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Cavan Simenson, 28,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2020

SBA loans for businesses affected by Labor Day fire

COLFAX—While things remain quiet on a federal disaster declaration from the President of the United States, the U.S. Small Business Administration is making disaster loans available to businesses in Whitman County affected by the Labor Day...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2020

Handy sworn in

COLFAX –– Newly-elected District 1 Whitman County Commissioner Tom Handy, left, shakes hands with Superior Court District Judge Gary Libey after Libey swore him in Dec. 22. Handy will fill the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2020

Attempted murder-suicide of elderly couple

OAKESDALE—Whitman County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an attempted murder-suicide of a couple in their 80s Saturday shortly after 1 p.m. According to Sheriff Brett Myers, the husband called 911 after shooting his wife to report it. When...

 

Colfax Police Log

COLFAX — City police responded to the following calls between Dec. 15-20: Dec. 15 11:26 a.m. — Breathing problems on Main Street. Fire and EMS personnel also responded. 1:11 p.m. — Traffic hazard; something blocking Summit Road. 5:31 p.m. ...

 

Churches hold special services

COLFAX — Area churches will hold special services in connection to the Christmas holiday this week. In all cases, attendees are asked to wear masks and socially distance. • Catalyst Church continues its on-line services with Christmas SOS - Adven...

 

Rock house museum receives preservation grant

LaCROSSE — The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation awarded $2,000 to LaCrosse Community Pride for renovation of the rock house service station. The grant will help pay for engineering drawings for the service station, which is being...

 

Symphony returns in digital format

SPOKANE — The Spokane Symphony will present a virtual New Year’s Eve concert with the Spokane Symphony and Friends at 4 p.m., Dec. 31. Because of the pandemic, this is the first time Spokane Symphony musicians have performed together for a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2020

Dams set to close for crossing on holidays

STARBUCK - The three dams on the lower Snake River that allow public vehicle crossings will be closed to public access during the holidays. Lower Granite Dam will be closed for public crossing on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2020

SEL develops vaccine ultra-cold storage system

PULLMAN — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has developed a specialized temperature monitoring and logging system for ultra-cold environments required to store new coronavirus vaccines. The idea for the SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor Digital...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2020

WSU storing coronavirus vaccine

PULLMAN — Washington State University is storing the county’s first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in freezers capable of maintaining the -80 degrees Celsius temperature. “Having this vaccine will allow protection of both...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2020

'Snitches' target 71 in Whitman County

COLFAX — Gov. Jay Inslee’s so-called “snitch list” shows 71 coronavirus complaints filed against Whitman County businesses, churches and public agencies between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15. Even Whitman County government offices were targeted, as was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2020

Man booked for possession of two drugs

PULLMAN — A man being held Whitman County Jail on $5,000 bail for alleged possession of methamphetamine and heroin will be arraigned Jan. 8. Whitman County Superior Court records show Pullman Police and Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

 

Virus tests for WSU students

PULLMAN — Washington State University students will be required to take a coronavirus test to return to the campus for the spring term. Testing will take place in Beasley Coliseum. Following testing, they will be quarantined in their rooms until...

 

Depot gets $3,000 in donations

PULLMAN — The Depot Heritage Center accepted donations from the Pullman Civic Trust for $2,000 and from the College Hill Association for $1,000 toward their Fix the Bricks campaign. “This show of support from community organizations is very...

 

Fundraising underway for reconstruction of four houses in Malden

MALDEN — A Spokane-based philanthropic foundation has launched a campaign to raise $300,000 to help rebuild four homes destroyed Sept. 7 in the Babb Fire. The Innovia Foundation is partnering with the Western Anabaptist Mission Service in St....

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Culp files lawsuit against Secretary of State Wyman

REPUBLIC — Gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp filed a lawsuit Thursday in King County Superior Court against Secretary of State Kim Wyman seeking an audit of ballots in six Western Washington counties. The lawsuit alleges election officials failed...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Palouse chamber celebrates Christmas week events

PALOUSE — The Palouse Chamber of Commerce will host a double feature drive-in movie night at the RV park at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19. The movie will show on the side storage building as the screen. The Palouse Federated Church will loan its radio...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Roommate sent to jail

PULLMAN — A local man will be arraigned Dec. 18 following his arrest for assault. Cole McPherson, 21, was booked Dec. 12 for second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, according to Whitman County Superior Court records. He was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Colfax Police in compliance

COLFAX — The Police Department next month will be certified as in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive regarding the use of chokeholds. Under the June order, chokeholds are banned except in a use-of-lethal force situation....

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

New WSU parking restrictions

PULLMAN — The city is implementing parking restrictions in the College Hill area to allow maintenance crews to keep roads plowed over the Washington State University winter break, Dec. 21 to Jan 8. Parking will not be allowed from 2-9 a.m. daily...

 

Sheriff's Office recognizes youth who gifts bike

ALBION — A 14 year-old-boy received a big shout-out from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office for donating his bicycle to a victim of the Babb Fire. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas Gibbs’ full-suspension Giant Anthem mountain bike...

 

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