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Legals April 13

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF WHITMAN JUVENILE COURT Dependency of ADEN KEOWN DOB: 03-08-13 SABASTIAN SWAN DOB: 02-13-12 No. 16-7-00071-38 16-7-00072-38 Notice and Surnmons/Order [X] Dependency State of Washington to: AMIE KEOWN, ROBERT... Full story


Valley driver unhurt

Stephen C. Nelson, Spokane Valley, was unhurt April 5 in a one-car accident on Highway 195 south of Colfax. Nelson was driving a 1989 Toyota Rav4 southbound at 3:50 p.m. when it drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and went into the ditch where...


Good Old Days April 13

125 years ago The Commoner April 8, 1892 The First and Second National banks of Colfax and the First National bank of Palouse City have brought an action in the superior court to restrain County Treasurer Larue from collecting by the usual process...


Moscow market poster voting now underway

The City of Moscow has opened the voting period for the 2017 Moscow Farmers Market poster. The voting is open to anyone. Five posters which a jury panel has selected from all of the entries are up for vote. The poster with the most public votes will... Full story


Kamiak Butte trail thawing out

According to an update from the Whitman County Parks and Recreation Department, Kamiak Butte trails are beginning to show signs of spring. The Pine Ridge Trail at Kamiak Butte was noted to be clear of snow and ice Tuesday. The West End Primitive...


Bell Tower Showcase set

Palouse Knowledge Corridor’s business showcase is expected to bring entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas in front of investors, business owners and residents today, April 13, at The Bell Tower in Pullman from 2 to 5 p.m. Each presenter...


City approves McDonald contract

Colfax City Council April 3 approved a contract for Scott Parrish of Colfax to do the mowing at McDonald Park on a bid of $2,000 per month. Councilman Al Vorderbrueggen reported the contract has been accepted by the city’s parks committee. Colfax...


Water bill catch up

Colfax residents saw a bump in monthly utility bills this month because the total includes the sum due for water use for four months. The city does not read meters during the winter months, so this month’s bill will include water use for December,...


Outdoor burning begins

Colfax Fire Chief Steven Thime has prepared an information sheet to assist residents who apply for outdoor burning permits. Residents are required to call the fire department to obtain a permit before setting an outdoor fire within the city limits....


River shipping resumes after Little Goose delays

The navigation lock at Little Goose Dam returned to service at approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, April 10, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in the Walla Walla District. The corps conducted an extended navigation lock maintenance... Full story


Library technology grant to provide laptops, tablets

A $15,455 technology grant recently announced by The Washington State Library will provide laptops and tablets that will be used in digital learning classes featuring Microsoft Imagine Academy and Coding Camp curriculum. This equipment was awarded...


Hawk keeps silent vigil

A lone hawk keeps watch south of Farmington Saturday, April 8.... Full story


Library calendar April 13

Thursday, April 13 Colton – 6 p.m. – Book Club – This month we are discussing the book “The Full Cupboard of Life” by Alexander McCall Smith. Everyone is welcome. Friday, April 14 All 14 branches – WCL’s annual Penny Drive runs April 9... Full story

 By Kara McMurray    News    April 13, 2017

Pullman Airport receives three bids for next phase of runway project

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has received three bids for the next phase of the runway reconstruction project, Tony Bean, airport administrator, reported last week. Bids have been received from MA DeAtley Construction out of Clarkston, Selland...


SEL donates to The Center project

Sara Olsen and McKenzie Brumet of Schweitzer Engineering present an $8,000 donation to Whitman County Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick and Catalina Flores, branch services coordinator. The... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    April 13, 2017

Garfield wastewater facility receives third-party warning

The Snake River Water Keepers has issued a 60-day notice to the Town of Garfield in a letter dated March 15. It states that the town has 60 days to comply with the parameters of its National...


Menus: April 13

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken nuggets, rice, fruit, carrots. Tuesday: Mac and cheese, smokies, breadstick, green beans, fruit. Wednesday: Maple bites, egg patty, tater stick, fruit. Thursday: Straw hats, refried beans, fruit, donut. Friday: Egg... Full story


April 9-15 week recognizes animal care and control

Endorsed by the National Animal Care & Control Association, the week of April 9-15 celebrates and promotes professionalism amongst animal care and control professionals nationwide. In 2016, Pullman Police Department responded to more than 750 calls... Full story


Rosalia Garden Club marks 70th anniversary

Front row from left, Lillian Fulton, President Rana French and Mary Ann Bowman. Second row from left, Laura Fulton, MarvaLee Peterschick, Cheryl Gillespie, Betty Gingrich, Terrie Tucker, Ann Widman,...


Etcetera April 13

Rosalia blood drive Inland Northwest Blood Center, along with Rosalia volunteers led by Leslie Gunnels, will coordinate a blood drive at Rosalia High School Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m until 1 p.m. Contact Jennifer Zimmerman for more information.... Full story


Scabland lecture coming to Colfax

Palouse Falls Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has booked its next public lecture for Wednesday, May 3, at the Colfax branch of the Whitman County Library at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be John Soennichsen, the author of several books, including...


College options sessions slated

Palouse Pathways will host two events for high school students researching their college options. A college exploration class will be held April 17 and 18 in Pullman, and a Selective College Workshop will be April 23 in Moscow. Palouse Pathways is a...


Dusty residents attend art opening

Dusty A good-sized crowd turned out for the First Friday viewing at Dodson’s Jewelers in Spokane for the opening reception of “Palouse Yearning,” a display of new paintings by Vicki Broeckel. Attending from the local area were Tom and Doreen...

 By Mary Collins    People    April 13, 2017

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Joe Astorino

Joe Astorino has a certificate in sustainable agriculture and has been introducing Rosalia students to vegetables they may find scary with taste tests in a pilot project he aims to expand within Whitm... Full story


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