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Crash injured University Place man

PULLMAN — A silver 2011 BMW went off of State Route 27, about 3 miles from Pullman, on Thursday afternoon. Kyle H. Lim, 22, of University Place, was driving north when he lost control of the car near the Pullman Albion Road, according to the...

 

Rosalia Garden Club plants bulbs Oct. 23

ROSALIA — The Rosalia Garden Club is planting fall bulbs on Oct. 23 for spring bloom. The planting event begins at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Garden at the Rosalia Mini-Park. It is net to the Rosalia Library. “All children of the Rosalia...

 

Podiatrist is speaker for women's wellness

PULLMAN — Dr. Brad Capawana, of Pullman Foot & Ankle, is the featured speaker at the Pullman Regional Hospital’s Women’s Wellness Series in October. The presentation is through Zoom on Oct. 12 at 5:30 p.m. People can RSVP for a link by...

 

WSU offers class about remote working

PULLMAN — Washington State University (WSU) is offering a class for certification to work from home. It’s described as “a new program aimed at equipping rural residents with the skills they need to compete for remote work in the post-pandemic...

 

Fullmer resigns library, Miller appointed

COLFAX - Sheri Miller was appointed the interim director for the Whitman County Library. Current director Kylie Fullmer resigned. Her last day is Oct. 15. The board of trustees appointed Miller as...

 

Rent moratorium extended to Oct. 31

OLYMPIA - The moratorium on evictions for people unable to pay rent was extended by one month, ending Oct. 31. Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed the extension calling it a "bridge" to a return of landlords...

 

SEL has 300 open jobs

PULLMAN - Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has approximately 300 open jobs, with 50 of the openings at its Pullman and Lewiston, Idaho, locations. "We have faced a pandemic and figured out...

 

Dayton rider crashes motorcycle

ASOTIN — A motorcycle rider lost control and crashed Tuesday afternoon near Asotin. Robbie S. Patterson, 42, of Dayton, was riding a blue 2002 Yamaha north on State Route 129, about 25 miles south of Asotin, when he lost control and crashed, going...

 

Contractors for state agencies mandated for vaccinations

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee included on-site contractors for state agencies to be mandated for COVID vaccinations on Sept. 27. Inslee amended Proclamation 21-14.1 to added contractors with the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the...

 

Controlled burn put out near Palouse

PALOUSE — A small controlled burn on a farm near Palouse grew to out of control on Sept. 23. “Almost immediately, as we got on scene it was extinguished,” said Palouse Fire Department Fire Chief Scott Beeson. “It was not large.” The farmer...

 

Palouse to restart shutoffs

PALOUSE — Palouse warns residents they are returning to standard utility practices as Gov. Jay Inslee’s moratorium ends Sept. 30. The city is administering late fees and shutting off water for non-payment starting on Oct. 16, according to...

 

Colton man arrested for drugs

ROSALIA - A man sleeping in a 2003 silver Honda Accord with his penis exposed at a rest area, ended up spending the night in jail. Jonathan M. Hopkins, 34, of Colton was arrested on Sept. 15 for...

 

Pesticides disposal set for September

OLYMPIA - The state Department of Agriculture is conducting pickups of unwanted agricultural pesticides during the last week of September. The state offers to pick up commercial-grade pesticides from...

 

WSU student numbers drop for 2021-22

PULLMAN - Enrollment at Washington State University (WSU) declined by 4.2% this fall. The university's headcount is 29,843 students, which is down from 31,159 students enrolled in the fall of 2020,...

 

Emergency drought funds to aid livestock transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plan to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock,...

 

Crash on SR 26 injures driver

WASHTUCNA - A Kennewick man was injured when he crashed his car on State Route 26, about 7 miles from Washtucna, on Sept. 5. Mugtaba Y. Kori, 23, of Kennewick, was taken to a Spokane hospital,...

 

Palouse preps to repair city hall roof

PALOUSE - The Palouse city hall roof is receiving a coating to help patch leaks. "It's been an ongoing problem. The roof is in poor shape and needs some attention," said city public works Director...

 

Al-Anon can help family and friends

COLFAX - September is National Recovery Month for people addicted to alcohol. "When a family member has a problem with alcohol, the effects are felt by their immediate family and extended family...

 

Palouse volunteers help clean town

PALOUSE - The Spiff Up Downtown Project drew 25 volunteers to help clean up downtown Palouse. The volunteers pulled weeds and picked up garbage, among other things, for a combined 125 hours on Aug....

 

Christian values debate set for Sept. 23

MOSCOW, Idaho - A debate of whether socialism or capitalism better serves Christian values is set for Sept. 23. The University of Idaho holds an annual Great Debate and this year Joshua Davis, of the...

 

SEL founder creates website for free enterprise

PULLMAN — Edmund Schweitzer III, founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) in Pullman, launched a website to promote free enterprise. “The website, www.fairfreeflatopen.com, will be a clearinghouse for information related to free...

 

Sparks from power pole start a fire in Pullman

PULLMAN — Sparks from a “shotgun” fuse on top of an Avista power pole dropped onto dry grass and started a fire on Friday morning. Pullman and Whitman County Rural Fire District 12 firefighters arrived at the intersection of Bishop Boulevard...

 

Volunteers needed for town cleaning

PALOUSE — Volunteers are being sought to help clean up Palouse. “The extra hot summer and wind helped the weeds and grasses grow and the leaves accumulate. Here’s the plan. Pull weeds, weed whack grasses, and sweep up debris prior to our...

 

Flea Market and More stays until Aug. 27

ST. JOHN — Flea Market and More continues at the St. John Fairgrounds through Friday, Aug. 27. The event runs from 9 a.m. to dark on Thursday and Friday. Flea Market and More features vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and some “just plain...

 

Farmers eligible for emergency loans

COLFAX - Following last month's USDA designation of 14 Eastern Washington counties as a natural disaster due to drought, the Farm Service Agency is offering emergency loans to producers. The severe...

 

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