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Moscow Renaissance Fair seeks artists

MOSCOW — The Moscow Renaissance Fair, set for May 4th and 5th, is accepting artist submissions for this year’s poster, with submissions reflecting the fair’s theme, “A Celebration of Spring”. Submissions are due by Mar. 1, with public...

 

Gladish Players to put on "The Glass Menagerie"

PULLMAN — Pullman’s new theatrical ensemble, The Gladish Players, announced the launch of their season with a production of “The Glass Menagerie”. “The Glass Menagerie” will see its opening on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 7:30 pm and...

 

City of Palouse hosts 11th annual Brewfest

PALOUSE - The City of Palouse held its 11th year of Cabin Fever Brewfest, with a packed crowd enjoying brews from several different brewing companies on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Palouse Community...

 

Fire chief and pastor to lead service team to Mexico

COLFAX- The Colfax Rotary, local emergency responders and some local churches are teaming up to form and send a team to do community and medical service in Mexico from March 16 through the 22nd. An...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    February 15, 2024 

Tekoa sees three new businesses open their doors

TEKOA — Three new businesses have opened in the City of Tekoa, including Kirk’s Garage Door, White Tail Diner and Paul Mart. Kirk’s Garage Door Service is a business for garage doors, openers, and commercial residential, located at 148 South...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    February 15, 2024 

Garfield Meat Shop receives operations grant

GARFIELD — The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) awarded $6.3 million in Local Food System Infrastructure Grants, with local Garfield Meat Shop receiving a Rapid and Ready grant for approximately $50,000 for new equipment to...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    February 15, 2024 

Colfax discusses vacation of streets

COLFAX — The Colfax City Council held its regular council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., speaking on two ordinances concerning Alley Lower, Upper A Street and Ann Street vacancies. Mayor Jim Retzer opened a public hearing of Ordinance 24-02...

 

Palouse Brewfest to be held this Saturday

PALOUSE — Palouse is hosting its Palouse Cabin Fever Brew Fest next weekend, Saturday, Feb. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Palouse Community Center, 220 East Main Street. This year’s Brew Fest features nine brewing companies, including Riverport Bre...

 

Colfax Distinguished Young Women program makes 2024 comeback

COLFAX — The Colfax Distinguished Young Woman Program is making a comeback in 2024, with seven girls participating for the title on Friday, Mar. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Colfax Jr/Sr High School Auditorium with a spy theme of Mission: Possible....

 

Malden hosts fire station ribbon cutting

MALDEN — The Town of Malden is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the construction of its new municipal building housing the fire station, post office, town hall and clerk’s office on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at 14 West...

 

Lawmakers host virtual town hall meeting

OLYMPIA- According to a press release from Monday, Feb. 5, Representatives Joe Schmick and Mary Dye are hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to provide an...

 

Garfield holds emergency meeting about church flooding

GARFIELD - The Town of Garfield City Council conducted an emergency meeting on Friday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. to discuss a frozen fire line at the Methodist Church at 201 West Union Street and bids to...

 

Elections off sends out expired ballot envelopes

COLFAX — County Auditor Sandy Jamison confirmed that Whitman County Elections office used leftover return envelopes from last fall’s general election for the Feb. 13 Special Election to save approximately $6,000 in taxes on vote-by-mail ballots....

 

"Anastasia" to hit the stage in Pullman

PULLMAN - Several locals will appear in the Regional Theatre of the Palouse production of "Anastasia". Associate Director Michael Todd said the theatre has been around since 2007. "We're always...

 

Colfax citizens forced to accept roundabout

COLFAX - The Washington State Department of Transportation held a presentation on the US-195 Colfax North Fork Bridge Replacement and Roundabout on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with several citizens showing...

 

Locals make Dean's and President's list at various schools

COLFAX — Several Whitman County locals made President’s and Dean’s lists at various schools. Palouse local Derek Bowechop made the Gonzaga University President’s List for the fall 2023 semester, earning a 3.85 to 4.0 grade-point average....

 

EWU releases Dean's List

COLFAX— Eastern Washington University (EWU) released the fall, winter and spring quarter Dean’s List listing several Whitman County students. The Dean’s list also includes students on the semester system who earn twelve quality hours and...

 

Volunteer organization has raised funds for the hospital since 1954

COLFAX— The Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics (WHMC) Auxiliary has donated or raised over $500,000 for the hospital since it was established in 1954. The current President of the WHMC Auxiliary, Robin Trampoch, said that the auxiliary is a...

 

United Way of Whitman County thanks post office workers

PULLMAN- With National Thank A Mail Carrier Day approaching Sunday, Feb. 4, The United Way of Whitman County UWWC said they are thankful to all the mail carriers that have delivered more than 12,000...

 

Colton School sees EP&O levy on ballot

COLTON — Colton School District #306 Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 2311-51 on this year’s special election ballot for a proposition to finance educational programs and operation expenses. The proposition authorizes the school...

 

Pullman School District proposes two levies for 2024 special election

PULLMAN — On this year’s special election ballot, the Pullman School District No. 267 Board of Directors proposed two levies: a Replacement Educational Enrichments Programs and Operation Levy and a Replacement Technology Capital Levy. The...

 

Garfield fire control budget drops for 2024

GARFIELD — The Town of Garfield passed its 2024 Budget totals, seeing a drop in funds for fire control from $21,290 in the 2023 budget to a total of $19,290 for the 2024 budget. Garfield Fire District Secretary Beth Anderson said there is a...

 

Rosalia School District proposes two levies

ROSALIA— On this year’s special election ballot, the Rosalia School District No. 320 Board of Directors proposed two levies: a Replacement Educational Programs and Operation (EP&O) levy and a Replacement Capital levy for technology, safety and...

 

Public Works faces road, staffing issues

COLFAX — In the regular Whitman County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Jan. 29, Public Works Director Mark Storey and Operations Manager Brian Wilson updated the commissioners on the ongoing issues concerning road restrictions, technical...

 

Sen. Schoesler speaks on Steptoe Butte toilet removal

STEPTOE - Senator Mark Schoesler, 9th District, learned that Washington State Parks is removing the restroom at the top of Whitman County's Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site and strongly opposes...

 

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