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In the article “St. Ignatius transformation begins,” published on July 22, we incorrectly listed Austin Storm as the owner of The Leif. Storm owns The Storm Cellar in Moscow, Idaho. The credit for a photo taken of Reece Jenkin used in the story...

 

Palouse gets ready for city wide yard sale

PALOUSE — The Palouse City Wide Yard Sale is set for Aug. 7. Residents wishing to participate need to sign up at city hall and pay $3 per location, according to organizers, the Palouse Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds pay for maps showing yard sales...

 

Palouse chamber offers COVID grants

PALOUSE — Microgrants are available for Palouse businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the Palouse Chamber of Commerce. Grants of up to $4,000 can be paid directly to businesses to help mediate the impact of COVID-19, according to the chamber....

 

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail slated for work

PULLMAN — Asphalt maintenance is being conducted on the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail between Pullman and Moscow, Idaho. Whitman County Parks and Whitman County Road Department are doing the work on July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 

New Colfax teachers approved

COLFAX — Five new hires were approved for the Colfax School District by the board at last night’s regular meeting. Sarah Buchan, kindergarten teacher, Katelyn Whannell, half-time fifth-grade teacher, Jamie Appel, bus driver, Alexis Fuller,...

 

Colfax mobile home burns Friday

COLFAX — A mobile home was partially destroyed by fire last Friday morning on East Tyler Street, across from the Colfax R.V. Park. The Colfax Fire Department and Whitman County Fire District 11...

 

Belmont bridge opened Monday

BELMONT — The new Belmont bridge opened on July 19 for traffic. On July 12, a 35-foot steel deck was placed over a substructure built by the county bridge crew. The $49,000 deck was topped off in gravel. The project replaced an old wood bridge,...

 

Haystack fire controlled

ENDICOTT — A haystack fire rekindled on July 18 drawing Whitman county Fire District 6 back to the farm on St. John-Endicott Road. The haystack caught fire on July 16 and the firefighters attended to it, said district Secretary Steve Laurens. It...

 

Lawnmower starts grass fire

COLFAX — A lawnmower started a 2-acre grass fire along Red Tail Ridge Road, northeast of Colfax, on Saturday. Firefighters from Whitman County Fire District 11 extinguished the fire in about an hour using three trucks. There were no injuries or...

 

Two children injured in crash on SR 26

COLFAX — A 6-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were thrown from a car during a crash on State Route 26 on July 12. They were not wearing seatbelts and both were severely injured, according to the Washington State Patrol. They were taken to...

 

Belmont bridge gets new deck

BELMONT — A new Belmont bridge receives a 35-foot steel deck on July 12. It’s to be placed over a lower deck built by the county bridge crew. The $49,000 deck is to be topped in gravel and expected to be open to traffic the following week. The...

 

Rumiser named new county building inspector

COLFAX — Whitman County has a new building inspector. Ginny Rumiser was a permit technician at the front desk in the county public works office for the past 23 years. Rumiser is a certified residential building inspector and performed inspections....

 

Inspections briefly closed two bridges

COLFAX — The State Route 195 and State Route 26 bridges, at the north end of Colfax, were closed for about an hour on July 12. At about 8 a.m. lanes were closed for an annual inspection by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)....

 

All WSU classes to be in-person

PULLMAN — Washington State University (WSU) classes this fall are all in-person. The university made an announcement Wednesday following the lifting of pandemic restrictions by Gov. Jay Inslee. The university planned for a hybrid format with...

 

County unemployment rate at 4.2%

OLYMPIA — The May unemployment report was released today with Whitman County at 4.2%, among the lowest in Washington. The numbers are according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The highest rate was 7.7% in Pacific County on...

 

Sunnyside Park fireworks organizers seek donations

PULLMAN — Organizers of the Pullman Sunnyside Park Fourth of July fireworks show seek donations to reach their fundraising goal of $16,000. The Pullman Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event every year, is not having a barbecue or concert...

 

Bites send vaccine lapsed dogs to pound

COLFAX — Two separate dog-bite incidents in Colfax led to two dogs going to the pound for 10 days for observation. The rabies vaccinations for both animals were expired. Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood reminds residents to make sure their pets...

 

Whitman County unemployment rate at 4.2%

OLYMPIA — The May unemployment report was released today with Whitman County at 4.2%, among the lowest in Washington. The numbers are according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The highest rate was 7.7% in Pacific County on...

 

Maui church youth group arrives in town

COLFAX — A youth group arrived from Maui, Hawaii on Wednesday for 13 days of service to the Colfax community. They are led by Pastor Mark Gudmunson, of the Pukalani Church of the Nazarene, in Maui. Gudmunson is a Colfax native. Groups from...

 

Commissioners lift county travel restrictions

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners lifted all travel restrictions for county employees on Monday. Employees were under essential travel-only rules for more than a year. Commissioner Art Swannack explained the state is re-opening and county...

 

Pullman discourages public from park on Fourth of July

PULLMAN — Pullman and the chamber of commerce are asking people to refrain from gathering in Sunnyside Park on the Fourth of July. “This year’s celebration has been modified to ensure the health and safety of our Pullman community, as we work...

 

Campfires banned at Wawawai Park

COLFAX — No campfires are allowed at Wawawai County Park until further notice. Charcoal or gas grills are permitted for cooking. People cooking at the park are asked to keep water on hand....

 

Palouse blood drive

PALOUSE — An urgent need for donated blood is being addressed with the Garfield-Palouse schools blood drive on June 21. “We are now officially in a critical shortage. We need your help more than ever,” said Joe Fairbanks, manager for Vitalant....

 

County parks begins fire restrictions

COLFAX — Fire restrictions began June 14 at all Whitman County managed parks and trails Parks Kamiak Butte, Wawawai, and Klemgard are under the restrictions. “Campfires and smoking on trails will not be permitted within park boundaries....

 

Ease the Squeeze set to buy curved paddle

COLFAX – The Whitman Hospital Auxiliary is raising $5,000 to pay for a new curved mammography paddle to ease the discomfort of having breast examinations. About 800 women are examined with a routine scan of breast tissue that squeezes their...

 

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