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 By Garth Meyer    News    August 22, 2019 

Pre-moratorium permit: Marijuana grower deemed 'vested' by county officials

Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey briefed county commissioners Monday on a decision he and Prosecutor Denis Tracy made on whether a marijuana operation outside Pullman is allowed to grow the crop – amidst a six-month moratorium...

 

Two more yes votes nail down Farmington levies

Two more yes votes for each of the Town of Farmington measures kept the two proposals over the 60 percent required for approval after the last primary election toll Monday. The funding proposals were needed to maintain the town of Farmington which...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 22, 2019 

County, Pullman reach district court agreement

Whitman County commissioners expressed approval Monday for a new criminal justice services agreement with the City of Pullman. Commissioner Art Swannack met with Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and City Administrator Adam Lincoln to work out the terms...

 

Lighthearted lentils

A reminder for the crowd at the 31st National Lentil Fesitval parade in Pullman Aug. 17. For more Lentil Fesitval coverage, see page 18....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 22, 2019 

Hearing to keep county tax $$ for housing

Whitman County commissioners Monday set a hearing on the intent to adopt state house bill 1406, passed May 9, to take part of the tax collected in the county to be used for affordable housing. The held back state sales and use tax could amount to...

 

Mass casualty simulation

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center staged a mass casualty incident drill Thursday, Aug. 15. The scenario was a simulated bus crash where 10 patients were transported to the hospital in Colfax....

 

Wylie will debut new fair grandstand

Wylie and the Wild West has been booked to perform at the Palouse Empire Fair after the Friday night rodeo performance Sept. 6. Gustafson and his band will play in front of the fair’s new grandstand which will be dedicated just before the rodeo...

 
Taylor Clark; Tyler Zonnerveld

Malt barley harvest day includes band, brewers

A large crowd attended the Baronesse Barley harvest day celebration Saturday morning in the barley field located on a hilltop of a field along Danaher Road south of Steptoe. Approximately 300 people...

 

Pilot, passenger hurt in crash near Hooper

Two men were injured in a single engine airplane crash at approximately 10:30 a.m Friday in a field on the Hammer Grade Road on the western edge of Whitman County. Sheriff Brett Myers reported the...

 

New lights go up around fair grandstand

Seven light standards are now in place around the rodeo arena at the Palouse Empire Fair. The galvanized steel light standards were put in place by a crew from Avista Aug. 14. Belt harnesses were...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 22, 2019 

Colton, Oakesdale receive $25,000 for ag programs

The Oakesdale and Colton school districts have both been awarded $25,000 grants from a Monsanto-Bayer ag education program, announced earlier in August. Oakesdale applied for the grant specifically to add another greenhouse, for use by Jessica...

 

Colfax swim pool will close Aug. 31

Final day of operation for the Colfax swim pool will be Aug. 31. The last free midnight swim will be Friday, Aug. 30, with Greg’s Electric and the Colfax Chamber of Commerce as sponsors. Colfax youngsters this year will face an eight-day gap...

 

Bulletin Column: August 22, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. McGREEVY RITE SET AUG. 31 Margaret (Maggie)...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 15, 2019

St. John Hardware approved for stateline site

The Whitman County board of adjustment approved a conditional use permit Aug. 8 to allow St. John Hardware and Implement to open a location on the former Hawkins property just west of the Washington-Idaho border. No one spoke against the project at...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 15, 2019

Lentil Festival offers many events

The 31st annual Lentil Festival returns to Pullman Friday and Saturday with events to span the weekend. It begins Friday at 9 a.m., with the Tase T. Lentil Mini Golf Tournament at Airway Hills Golf Center. Friday’s main events start at 5 p.m. at Re...

 
Dr. William Hiller

Dr. Hiller to be medical director for 2020 paralympics triathlon

He was there in the early years, the 1982-83-84 Ironman in Hawaii, when you just had to arrive with $150 and sign up. Now after serving three Olympic Games as medical director of the triathlon, the...

 

State funding now available for historic barns, cemeteries

In partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) the Washington Trust has announced that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the...

 

Applications now open for grants

The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual program of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation that provides grants of up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around Washington state. The goal of the fund is to support...

 
Nancy Thorson

Route 26 vintage market opens store in Colfax

The twice-per-year Route 26 vintage market at the fairground now has a storefront. Open since Aug. 1, in Colfax, Route 26 sells antiques at the former Buri Medical Equipment store Thursday, Friday...

 

Grandstand project nears completion

Installation of the new arena grandstand, which is expected to be the star attraction at this year's Palouse Empire Fair, is expected to be finished this week. The new aluminum grandstand, funded...

 

Drones, model airplanes fly at Kruegel Park

Drones and radio controlled model airplanes were in action Saturday at Kruegel Park, 705 SE Dilke, in Pullman from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. The FPV Palouse group offered a drone flying obstacle course,...

 

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