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 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 11, 2022 

Crews douse Riparia Fire

CENTRAL FERRY - Whipped by gusty winds, the Riparia Fire roared to life Thursday, Aug. 4, but was quickly subdued. The fire was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday and state fire assistance was mobil...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 11, 2022 

Colfax: Reduce water usage

COLFAX — City officials are asking ratepayers to reduce irrigation to conserve water. Public Works Director Matt Hammer said Wednesday, Aug. 3, that the city is currently in the process of replacing the Clay Street Well pump and motor. The well is...

 
 By The Gazette    News    August 11, 2022 

Troopers step up patrols as WSU resumes

PULLMAN —The Washington State Patrol has announced that it will be conducting emphasis patrols beginning Aug. 9 through the 20th. As Washington State University students return to Pullman for fall semester, troopers in Whitman, Adams, Grant, and...

 
 By Reid Thompson    News    August 11, 2022 

Colfax senior crowned DYW state representative

COLFAX - The city's own Olivia Ng is set to represent the Evergreen State next June at the Distinguished Young Women National Finals in Mobile, Ala. The Colfax High School senior topped a field of...

 
 By The Gazette    News    August 11, 2022 

Briefs

Intersections closed for roundabout work, paving PULLMAN — Roundabout construction will close the intersection of Terre View Drive, Northwood Drive and North Fairway Road through Aug. 11. Work began Tuesday on the final paving of the roundabout....

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 11, 2022 

Palouse Habitat Surplus expands hours

MOSCOW – Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale, 304 N. Main St. is expanding hours. It is now open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday through Saturday. The Surplus Sale offers donated home improvement and repair items including lumber, plumbing, electrical,...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 11, 2022 

Modad named top hospitalist

PULLMAN- Pullman has Regional Hospital has named Dr. Guillermo Modad as the medical director of hospitalist services. "I love being a hospitalist in this community," Dr. Modad said. "In addition to...

 

Critter Pals

4H Critter Pals members pose outside the school house after doing community service at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug, 4. The Critter Pals did their annual cleanup and helped the...

 

Power outage planned for Colton and Uniontown

COLTON – Avista electric customers in Colton, Uniontown, and the surrounding area are expected to experience a scheduled power outage starting Thursday, Aug. 11. The power outage will last from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Aug. 11-12 while Avista crews...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 4, 2022

Red Cross offers chance at free gas for August donations

PULLMAN – A decline in blood donations this summer has the American Red Cross offering would be donors a chance to win a $6,000 gas card. All donors from Aug. 1-31 are receive an entry into the giveway. The Red Cross blood supply has shrunk nearly...

 
 By Reid Thompson    News    August 4, 2022

Horse helps emergency crews locate injured rider

PULLMAN – A horse helped emergency responders find its injured rider near Pullman last Thursday, June 28. Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies and Fire District 12 Volunteers responded to a missing person report around noon on Thursday. The...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    August 4, 2022

Hit-and-run incident reported

PULLMAN – Whitman County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 8:30 a.m. to a report of a hit-and-run at Davis Way and Old Wawawai Road on Monday, July 25. WHITCOM radioed the report and said Brent Damery, of Colfax, was hit by a silver 2008 Ford...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 4, 2022

Pullman Regional Hospital to expand and remodel

PULLMAN – Pullman Regional Hospital’s Board of Commissioners approved a funding proposal for a patient care expansion and remodel project of approximately 80,000 square feet, including minor medical equipment. The project is estimated to cost...

 
 By OliviaHarnack    News    August 4, 2022

Aug. 2 primary election initial tally

COLFAX - Here are the preliminary results of ballots counted in Whitman County on Tuesday night, Aug. 2, in the primary election: Whitman County Assessor Wraylee Flodin 96.25% Auditor Sandy Jamison...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 4, 2022

Humane Society officials reacts to mass exodus

PULLMAN – Whitman County Humane Society directors reacted Monday, Aug. 1, to allegations of mismanagement raised by the July 25 mass exodus of several employees and others. “At this point, the board of directors of WCHS has multiple current...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    August 4, 2022

Rosalia man convicted in child-porn case

SPOKANE – A Rosalia man was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 2, to 10 years in federal prison in a child-pornography case. Philip Mario Harhill, 74, of Rosalia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Washington for coercion and...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    August 4, 2022

Idaho man injured in garbage truck crash

PULLMAN – An Idaho man was hospitalized following a July 28 garbage truck crash on U.S. Highway 195 between Pullman and Colfax. Richard Becker, 60, of Post Falls, Idaho, was airlifted to Sacred...

 
 By Reid Thompson    News    August 4, 2022

Oakesdale Food Pantry evicted

OAKESDALE – The Oakesdale Food Pantry is in search of a new home after receiving an eviction notice Friday, July 15. The community pantry was given one month to move out after almost seven years at...

 
 By The Gazette    News    August 4, 2022

City of Colfax asks citizens to reduce water usage

COLFAX— The City of Colfax is asking customers to reduce irrigation in order to conserve water in a press release by Public Works Director, Matt Hammer on Wednesday, August 3. The City is currently in the process of replacing the Clay Street Well...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    July 28, 2022

Staffing, board and budget woes hit local Humane Society

PULLMAN — The monthly Whitman County Humane Society board meeting July 25 opened with the resignation of the senior management team of Animal Haven, the society’s animal shelter. Animal Haven Director Annie Lindsey resigned, citing increasing...

 

Car prowler sought

COLFAX — On July 25 at 2:51 a.m., the Whitman County Regional Communications Center received a report of an attempted vehicle prowl downtown. According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, a blonde woman traveling in a blue 4-door sedan was...

 
 By Reid Thompson    News    July 28, 2022

Auctioneer competes internationally

COLFAX — Local auctioneer and junior at Oklahoma State University, Cotton Booker, will be competing in the National Auctioneers Association International Auctioneer Championship in San Diego this Friday, July 29. Booker, who won the NAA Junior...

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News    July 28, 2022

Historic Barron's Mill faces deconstruction

OAKESDALE - J.C. Barron's Mill has stood in Oakesdale since its construction in 1890. The old wooden mill was built in 1890 by J.G. Porter and was sold to Harvey Gray, then to Joseph C. Barron Sr. in...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    July 28, 2022

Wheat-based food prices on the rise

COLFAX — The USDA Wheat Outlook report released July 14 shows consumer prices for cereal products rose during January to June 2022 period about 11% from the same period in 2021 as measured through the Consumer Price Index, marking the largest...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    July 28, 2022

Excessive heat warning in effect

COLFAX— The National Weather Service is forecasting that its going to get hotter. “We are looking at the potential for some dangerous heat to come in. It will start to get hot on Sunday,” Meterologist, Steven Van Horn said in a July 22...

 

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