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Legals March 30

NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Great No...


Good Old Days March 30

125 years ago The Commoner March 25, 1892 Articles of incorporation have been filed of the “Pullman Roller Mill Company” which will transact a flour roller mills business at that place. The capital stock is $18,000, and the following...


Sasquatch believers at St. John

Pictured are Conrad and Dan McGuire with Humanities Washington Speaker David George Gordon after the popular "Sasquatch: Ape-man or Myth?" presentation in St. John. Conrad and Dan are true believers...


Rosalia scouts learn First Aid

A few Rosalia Girl Scouts began working on their "First Aid" badge on Wednesday, March 15. They gathered at the Rosalia Fire Station where Deputy Chief John Lautenslager covered necessary information... Full story


Trial date set in arson case

A June 12 trial date has been set for the three suspects in the Tekoa arson case. Diane Galler, 51, Spokane Valley; Darien Rhoads, 21, Spokane, and Raymond Rhoads III, Spangle, all pleaded not guilty to the charge of first degree arson in superior... Full story


Officer completes training

Colfax Police officer Cory Alcantar has completed the 19-week basic law enforcement training academy. He graduated last week at Burien. Alcantar has completed a degree in criminal justice at Eastern Washington University. He was raised in California...


Drug treatment forgery

Spencer Walior, a former WSU student now residing in Lynnwood, was allowed “one more chance” March 17 to remain in the Whitman County drug court program after a hearing on a motion by the prosecutor’s office to have him removed. The state in... Full story


Sharing poems at Endicott

First grader John Misner shares his poem with Tod Marshall, current Washington State Poet Laureate who visited the Endicott School and Endicott Library last week. He conducted mini workshops in every... Full story


Etcetera March 30

Palouse Patchers quilt show set More than 200 quilts will be on display April 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. each day until 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Palouse Patchers Quilt show at the Latah County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building in...


Savvy Senior: How to Pick a Medical Alert System

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? Overwhelmed...


Library calendar March 30

Thursday, March 30 Albion – 5 to 7:30 p.m. – Knit Night – Whether you want to learn to knit, need assistance with a project, or would just like to work on your knitting with a group you are invited to Albion Library every Thursday. Friday,...


FCCLA qualifies 11 for nationals

Sophomore participants at the state competition were, from left, Ryley Griffiths, Tayma Vanek, Brooklyn Smith, Kylie Kackman and Bryan Rubin. Colfax High School FCCLA chapter members competed at... Full story


On the Record March 30

MARRIAGE LICENSE Daniel John Bassler, 34, and Jessica Diane Anderson, 31, both Palouse, March 21. REAL ESTATE SALES Amanda and Rich Nesbitt, and Paul Nesbitt to Thomas Smith, Portland, house on S. Josephine, Rosalia, $113,000, March 21. Libby Knott,...


Menus March 30

Colfax SENIOR MENUS: Wednesday, April 5: Creamy fettuccine Alfredo, steamed broccoli, sliced pears, garlic bread, birthday dessert. Palouse Creamy fettuccine Alfredo, steamed broccoli, sliced pears, garlic bread, birthday dessert. Pullman Friday,...


Yoga class to benefit track

The shot-put area of the new Colfax High School track will be the recipient of proceeds from next month’s “Yoga for a Cause” scheduled Tuesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Colfax Library. Yoga for a Cause features an hour of family friendly... Full story

 By Mary Collins    People    March 30, 2017

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Guy Spencer, Palouse

Bev Spencer and son Guy, both of Palouse, operate the Runner Bean Ranch together. They have turned their desire for fresh, healthy produce into a business that provides for local residents who need...


Emergency training available

Whitman County mutual aid response is coordinated and executed from the National Incident Management System (NIMS) format which allows all agencies to “speak the same language.” Whitman County Emergency Management and Whitman Hospital and...


Empire Health opens cycle for grants

Empire Health Foundation will open both the 2017 Responsive and Rural Aging Grant cycles April 3 and close on April 28. The grant programs serve the foundation's seven-county region of Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Spokane and...


Riedners host sausage session

Dusty Attending the second annual Riedner sausage making event at Tom and Doreen Riedner’s home in Dusty were David and Kerri Weitz, Colfax; Heather Weitz-Sink with sons Carter and Logan, Kara Weitz-Yecha, all of Richland; Lauren Meacham with sons... Full story


Miss Rosalia 2017 crowned

Above: The 2017 Miss Rosalia Royalty Court, left to right: first princess Daphne Jacobs, princess Jillian Bruce, queen Sydney Van Dyke and princess Caira Murray. Below: Miss Rosalia participants...


Palouse considers new city shop

The City of Palouse may get a new maintenance shop building as sites are being considered, including next to the new solar farm or at the site of the city's old wooden, barn-like shop on Main Street. For years now, Palouse has had $80,000 set aside...

 By Kara McMurray    News    March 30, 2017

Chef's Challenge raises $25,000

Matt Lasof (center) along with chefs Will Wohlfeil (right of Lasof) and Ryan Avery (far left) and challenge assistants at the Chef’s Challenge Sunday. The Community Action Center in Pullman hosted i... Full story


Golf tourney planned in St. John

Spring is in the air, and that means golf. The St. John Ladies League is gearing up for the annual Pig Putt tournament at the St. John Golf & County Club. The group met last week to work out the plans for the tournament. The 21st annual Pig Putt...


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