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Torry's Country Store obtains fuel pumps, real estate

Torry Shepherd, owner of Torry’s Country Store in St. John, knew before even moving to St. John that the CHS Primeland Country store would need some help if it was to survive. In September 2012, Shepherd and his wife Amy moved their family to St....

 

Group advocates for St. Elmo's, Palouse downtown buildings

The matter of the St. Elmo’s building and other historic Palouse buildings came up at the Feb. 11 Palouse city council meeting as several residents spoke to voice concerns. The group included Jessie Twigg-Harris, Arman Bohn, Liz Rousseau, Aaron...

 

Colfax grad featured on helicopter magazine

Derek "Deke" McClintock, Colfax, son of Don and Elaine McClintock, found himself front and center of the February/March issue of Vertical Magazine flying the H145 helicopter for San Diego Gas &...

 

Tekoa holds off on more police

The Tekoa City Council will wait to decide on whether to add more patrol hours to its contract with the Whitman County Sheriff’s office. The council discussed the matter at the Feb. 3 meeting and decided to hold off on a decision of whether to add...

 

Planning commission forwards marijuana code for review

The Whitman County Planning Commission has decided on a new marijuana code/ordinance, which is now being reviewed by the office of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) – after which it will go before a local public hearing March 18....

 

Spring hints at Public Works

In a rite of pending spring, Whitman County commissioners approved Monday a notice for a call for bids for an estimated $400,000 in liquid asphalt -- to be used for annual chip-sealing road repair during summer. In another hint, much of the county...

 

Tough As Nails holds successful first community workshop

On Feb. 8, Tough as Nails held its first community workshop entitled "Share the Love" at the Rosalia Middle School gym. The goal of the event was to assemble 60 activity kits for hospital donations....

 

Whitman Hospital recognized as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Whitman Hospital & Medical Center in Colfax announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage...

 

Commissioners open truck bid

Whitman County commissioners opened a $124,886 bid for a new plow truck/dump truck chassis for the Public Works department Tuesday. The single bid came from Freightliner Northwest of Spokane. Public Works will now evaluate the bid for later...

 

Rosalia Road paving to come

Whitman County commissioners Monday authorized a paving project for a half-mile stretch of road at the north end of Rosalia. “One of our paved roads is starting to fall apart,” said Mark Storey, Public Works director. The part to be paved is...

 

Palouse angles for DOE "approvable" wastewater plan

The City of Palouse nears an end-of-March deadline for its plan to address a new temperature requirement for effluent from its wastewater facility into the Palouse River. In front of the city are three main deadlines. First, by March 31, it must...

 

The hills are alive

Winter and signs of spring show west of Albion Feb. 14....

 

The Sharing Corner

"The Sharing Corner" in Uniontown is filled with extra items people have, including food and clothing. Community members stock "The Sharing Corner" for anyone in need. The structure was built by...

 

New Garfield council set

The Garfield Town Council has two new members and committee assignments set for 2020. Terri Linderman began in January in position no. 3, along with Josh Kelnhofer in position no. 2. They take over for longtime councilmen Mark Young and Dave Ulrich....

 

Locals make U of I Dean's list

More than 2,600 students qualified for the U of I Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. To be included in the Dean’s List, U of I students must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits during the semester. The fall 2019...

 

Benefit Bowling Tournament hits the alleys March 7

The 16th annual Bowling Benefit Tournament for the Whitman County Humane Society and NW Cancer Foundation of Hope will be held Saturday, March 7, starting at 11 a.m at Zeppoz in Pullman. Starting in 2004, Ron and Heather Morgan decided they wanted...

 

Bulletin Column: February 20, 2020

MILLIONS IN NEW GRANT TO PULLMAN-MOSCOW AIRPORT The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a $6 million grant for continued improvements to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The money will be...

 

The Lost Apple Project set to meet Feb. 20

The Palouse People series will present the Lost Apple Project on Thursday, Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. at the Pullman Depot Heritage Center on 330 N. Grand Ave., in the Freight Room. The Palouse People series...

 

Voters back school levies

The nine school districts with levy propositions on the ballot Tuesday received strong approval from voters. Most of the propositions on the ballot were replacement levies for educational enrichment of operations programs now in place in the...

 

Dam letters head to governor

On Thursday, Brenda Stav, port finance director, updated the port commissioners on a collaborative project the port has been working on for the past few months in relation to ports on the Lower Snake River to join in signing resolutions on the dams....

 

Palouse Conservation District will host 3rd Annual Alternative Cropping Symposium

The Palouse Conservation District third Annual Alternative Cropping Symposium will be Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Gladish Community Center’s View Room in Pullman. Giving producers the opportunity to learn from other farmers on the Palouse, this...

 

Dream it. Do it...Here to inspire industrial work

At Monday’s county commissioner workshop, Commissioner Dean Kinzer announced the upcoming “Dream it. Do it...Here Conference” slated at the University of Idaho, March 18. This will be the fourth annual Dream it. Do it...Here Conference...

 
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Virtual welding at Colton

Colton High School junior Cole Hennigar welds a T-joint on a simulator Jan. 24 as students tried out a new Miller Arc Augmented Reality Welding System. Ryan Porter, from A-L Compressed Gases in Moses...

 

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