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 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

New doctor to serve county clinics, ER

Dr. Peter Edminster will take the place as a family practitioner and OB for Dr. Anthony Lundberg, who has practiced in St. John for 19 years. Dr. Lundberg plans to move to St. George, Utah, where he will join the Veterans’ Administration program....

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

BOCC eyes support for airport runway

Whitman County commissioners discussed funds for the Moscow-Pullman Airport runway project and received an update from the facilities director during a workshop session Monday, July 15. Commissioner Art Swannack said he talked informally with Tony...

 

Runaway hay truck, trailer crashes in alley next to channel

A semi truck and trailer, which sustained brake failure while descending the Palouse Highway hill into Colfax early Monday morning, came to a halt in the west alley behind the Almota Elevator Co....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 18, 2019

Palouse on-call police pay dispute goes to committee

A matter of on-call pay for the Palouse Police department – which also covers Garfield – is in the hands of the city’s policy and procedures committee to study, after an extensive debate at the...

 

Grant for $24 million said last for Pullman-Moscow runway project

Fifth District Congressional Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced July 8 the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $24 million grant from the Department of Transportation to help construct a new runway. This grant secured the last...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Clean water projects receive state funding

Washington State Department of Ecology announced Whitman County will receive about two million dollars in grants for clean water projects. Jessica Self, Palouse Conservation District grants and development manager, said the Whitman County...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Keep pets, youngsters out of locked cars during summer

The National Weather Services advises to never leave a child or pet in a locked car during the summer because temperatures inside a car can increase to 140 degrees in a matter of minutes. According to the Animal Legal & Historical Center, a law...

 

Empty gas tank alters birth plan

A Colfax ambulance crew was dispatched at 12:07 p.m. July 9 by a report of a pending birth of a baby on the Airport Road at mile one west of Colfax. The crew learned upon arrival at the scene that the couple had run out of gas on the way to the...

 

Thornton Bridge close to done

Assistant County Engineer Dean Cornelison reported to county commissioners Monday only one guardrail remains to be put in for the new Thornton depot bridge. County workers will install the guardrail this week. “We're hoping to have the bridge open...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

St. John boutique: Gracie Miller will retire for sure this time around

Gracie Miller, owner of T.O.G. Boutique in St. John, will say farewell to her shop at the end of August as she moves on to retirement. The T.O.G. Boutique has provided St. John residents with...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Junk site removed after 17-year county effort

Troy Henderson, Whitman County Public Health Director, reported a 17-year long solid waste issue was resolved at a Board of Health meeting Monday afternoon. Henderson said the first complaint about a...

 

Second quarter building registers four-year high

Whitman County Building Inspector Dan Gladwill delivered a second quarter 2019 building report to County Commissioners Monday, highlighting a jump in numbers from recent years. “A high average,” said Gladwill. “The last couple have been a...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    July 18, 2019

Colfax grad opens chiropractic office

Nicole Heilsberg, a member of the Colfax High School class of 2003 opened the doors of her chiropractic office in April for the first time after running her business out of her home since 2015. "It's...

 

Nominees sought for NASS annual award

Each year, the office of the Secretary of State calls for nominations for the "Corporations for Communities" award. Now in its 10th year, the award program recognizes for-profit businesses that give back to communities. “One of the highlights of...

 

Primary to feature new security system

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is reminding lawmakers of emerging cybersecurity threats in an open letter to legislators and county election officials. The state’s top election official underscored why modernizing technology this year is...

 
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GPOP defeats Colfax, Pomeroy in second swim round

The GPOP combo swim team picked up another win after rolling out 555.5 points last Thursday at the Colfax pool. Host Colfax team totaled 416 points, to place second and Pomeroy placed third with 330.5...

 

Patriots earn top slot in Legion AAA playoff

Palouse Patriots finished on top of the Spokane Legion AAA baseball campaign and will start the district playoffs today against the number-two Shadle Park Shockers at 7:15 p.m. The winner will advance to the district championship game which will be...

 

W.C. Cougars take no. 1 seed in American Legion postseason play

The Whitman County Cougars got two more wins in Spokane on Friday, July 12, to finish the American Legion (ages 13-16) regular season for first place in the standings. They beat Mead 21-2 and 12-1. The first game ended after six innings when the...

 

Oakesdale draws athletes

Oakesdale hosted the Old Mill Wheatman Triathlon Saturday as part of the Old Mill Days festivities. The race involved a 340 meter swim, 10 mile bike ride and 5K run. Top three finishers Old Mill...

 

LaCrosse will host Rutgers bike riders

LaCrosse is now making plans to host 11 students from Rutgers University in New Jersey who plan to stop in LaCrosse Aug. 7. The group is making a 3,500-mile cross country bicycle ride from New Jersey to Portland to raise funds and awareness for...

 

Tennis court closures

Tennis courts at Kruegel and Sunnyside Parks will be closed July 17 until Sept. 1 while construction takes place to refurbish the existing tennis courts and install pickle ball courts in both locations....

 

Colfax Junior Golf

July 11 results: 11-12 years playing from yellow tees: Jacob Ward 65, Cooper Phillips second. 8-10 years from junior tees: Kaitlyn Ward 49, Cody Phillips second....

 

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