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 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Voters approve one and reject one

FARMINGTON — Town voters approved one ballot measure but rejected another in the Nov. 3 general election. Proposition No. 1 authorized the town to collect $8,000 in 2021 for use in 2022 for street repair, maintenance and improvement. It passed...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    December 3, 2020 

New owner, old gym plans

By next fall, if plans turn out for the new owner of the 1927 old Palouse school gym on Main Street, loft apartments will be available for lease. David Birge of Spokane -- an investor/developer whom,...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    December 3, 2020 

Inslee unveils new COVID app

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a new cellphone-based coronavirus exposure notification system Monday. During an afternoon press conference, Inslee touted the new “WaNotify” application designed in corroboration with University of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Shoplifter sentenced

PULLMAN — A woman has been sentenced Nov. 20 in Whitman County District Court for shoplifting. For her conviction on third-degree theft, Gratia Doerr received a fourth-month deferred sentence of 30 days in jail, 29 suspended. She was fined $1,000,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Fire victims receive clean-up help

MALDEN — The state Department of Ecology is testing properties for hazardous materials remaining in the wake of the Babb Fire on Labor Day. Under the supervision of the state Emergency Management Division, large-scale clean-up and debris removal...

 

Woman booked for Walmart theft

PULLMAN — A homeless Moscow, Idaho, woman was booked into Whitman County Jail on Nov. 21 for charges of theft, burglary and two warrants after she was apprehended for taking items from Walmart without paying. According to the police report filed...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Street fund measure fails

ROSALIA — A ballot proposal to collect $95,000 for the town’s street fund fell short of the 60% supermajority required to pass in the Nov. 3 general election. The town needed 196 of the 326 voters to pass, but came up 10 short, garnering 57.06%...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Conservation talk series announced, begins Dec. 3

PULLMAN – The Palouse Conservation District is hosting a free, virtual Conservation Talk Series to encourage conversation on soil and water conservation. The series begins Dec. 3 with “Plant Diseases in the Garden: What They Look Like and How to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Pesticide seminar on tap

COLFAX — The free 2020 Last Chance Virtual Pesticide Seminar is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 8. Topics include: “Control of New and Old Noxious Weeds,” by Dale Whaley of the WSU Extension Office. “Identification and Management of Winter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

First Certificate of Occupancy issued in Malden

County Building Inspector Dan Gladwill reported that the first certificate of occupancy was issued last week in Malden since the Labor Day fire – for a new mobile home. In addition, three more mobile homes have been permitted to be installed, a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Jack-knifed semi spills 100 gallons

ROSALIA—U.S. Highway 195 was partially blocked for about three hours yesterday morning five miles north of Rosalia. According to Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney, the driver was driving too fast for conditions, slid and jack-knifed, ending...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Marijuana ordinance work session set

Whitman County commissioners Monday took in formal transmittal of a proposed marijuana ordinance from the planning commission, setting a session to discuss it Monday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. The public hearing on the matter – before any vote to adopt or...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Adopt a Malden, Pine City fire victim family

MALDEN — Innovia Foundation has launched “A Pine Creek Christmas: Celebrating Malden and Pine City” to provide a brighter Christmas for the families of Malden and Pine City displaced by the destructive September wildfires. Innovia Foundation...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    December 3, 2020 

'2 Busy Bees' opens doors

PALOUSE -- A new business is open in Palouse. Starting with a Nov. 28 soft opening, 2 Busy Bees sells a variety of second-hand items from its Palouse Cove Road location. "It's kind of in my backyard,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Port updates website

COLFAX - The Port of Whitman County has launched a redesigned website at www.portwhitman.com. While the domain remains the same, the website features an improved design, content and graphics, port...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    December 3, 2020 

Port eyes potential steam plant project

COLFAX — The Port of Whitman County has signed a letter of engagement with consulting group Maul Foster and Alongi, Inc., as a preliminary step in potentially re-opening the former WSU coal plant as a multi-use, value-added agricultural building....

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    December 3, 2020 

Homeless man arrested after living in frat house

PULLMAN — A homeless man made his first appearance Monday after allegedly breaking into a frat house at Washington State University. Initially, Indiana Ludwick, 27, was being held without bail since...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    December 3, 2020 
Mark Schoesler

Schoesler steps down from minority leader role

RITZVILLE - A local lawmaker is stepping down from his leadership position in the state Senate, but he is not retiring. Sen. Mark G. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, confirmed Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, that he...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

County cheer

COLFAX — With the onset of restrictions and health concerns, towns across Whitman County are re-thinking their traditional holiday festivities. Many have canceled events and Santa visits while others are enduring with safety measures in place....

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 3, 2020 

Winterfest fireworks set for Thursday, no parade

COLFAX - Despite the coronavirus quarantine, the annual Winterfest fireworks will go ahead as planned, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. If tradition holds, the fireworks will set off from the...

 

Deputies warn of Medicare scam

COLFAX — Local law enforcement have received reports of a new scam with a caller posing as a Medicare representative. According to police, a resident called Whitman and Latah counties’ sheriff’s offices after receiving a call from someone...

 

Woman caught shoplifting

COLFAX — A Pullman woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to steal from Rosauers Supermarkets. Julianna Steinburg, 23, was arrested for second-degree theft (shoplifting) by police following a Washington State Patrol traffic stop....

 

Man arraigned on meth charge

PULLMAN — A man was arraigned Friday, Nov. 20, in Whitman County Superior Court on a possession of methamphetamine charge. Jason Allen, 46, remained in the Whitman County Jail on a $25,000 bond as of press time. He was booked into jail on charges...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 26, 2020

Library to make voluntary changes

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library District has canceled all in-person programs in response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s new quarantine orders. The programs were shuttered Nov. 17. While the governor’s orders do not specifically mention libraries,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 26, 2020
Kirk Hansen

A road, a legacy and a misnomer

OAKESDALE - His grandfather and father had long driven by them. He had too, for 40 years. In September, Kirk Hansen swung past one again on his combine during wheat harvest and decided it was enough....

 

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