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Uniontown sets Easter egg hunt

UNIONTOWN — The Uniontown-Colton Community egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 16 at Holzer Park. The event runs from 10-11 a.m., officials said. the park is located along U.S. Highway 195. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to...

 

Library hosts hiking discussion

GARFIELD — The Garfield branch library will host a hiking discussion at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, as part of National Parks Week. The event will feature two experienced hikers that will discuss safety and the essentials every hiker should have...

 

Powwow set for April 9 at WSU

PULLMAN – The Pah-Loots-Puu powwow is set for April 9 at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum. The Pah-Loots-Puu powwow has two grand entry dancing competitions scheduled to start April 9 at noon and 6 p.m. The event is free and open...

 

County sales tax increases

COLFAX – Businesses need to collect the additional one-tenth of one percent (.001) sales tax increase for the Whitman County Emergency Communication system. The new additional tax collection began on April 1. The increase was passed by voters in...

 

Tekoa Trestle opens for use

TEKOA – The Tekoa Trestle opened March 31 for use by hikers, cyclists and horse riders. The trestle is part of the John Wayne Trail, now called Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The trail uses the former Milwaukee Road Railroad. The 250-mile...

 

Cats rescued in Albion

ALBION – Thirteen cats were rescued from a woman in Albion by the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, Pullman Animal Control and the Whitman County Humane Society. A search warrant was served at a home in the 200 block of H Street to find sick and...

 

Commission meets briefly

COLFAX – Whitman County commissioners Monday, March 14, to discuss the general welfare of Whitman County and business previously recessed at the last meeting. No new or pending motions were discussed in the meeting. The board commented on the...

 

Hearing set on surplus land

PULLMAN – The Port of Whitman County will accept public comment March 24 on a proposal to sell an undeveloped lot within Pullman Industrial Park to Merry Cellars Winery. “Merry Cellars Winery proposed purchasing Lot 9, adjacent to its current...

 

WSU president moves office off campus

PULLMAN – The office of the Washington State University (WSU) president is moving off campus to downtown Pullman. “This move is just one of many we are undertaking as part of the OneWSU strategy that emphasizes the system-wide role of the...

 

Local bankers graduate

HEPPNER, Ore. – Three Whitman County bankers graduated from the Oregon Bankers Association (OBA) Northwest Bank Operations School and Commercial Lending Boot Camp. Bank of Eastern Washington graduates from the Northwest Bank Operations are Karlie...

 

January home sales improved from last year

COLFAX – More homes were selling at a higher price in January when compared to 2021. The average price for a home sold in Whitman County in January is higher than a year ago at $259,400. It’s $14,700 higher, according to the Housing Report by...

 

Countywide cleanup scheduled

PULLMAN – Garbage rates at the Whitman County Landfill, 252 Landfill Road, is $55 per ton during cleanup week of April 8-16. The county set limitations on what is accepted at the landfill and transfer stations. Commercial and business haulers are...

 

Tutor service offered to Colfax pupils

COLFAX – Retired educators Ellen and Paul Pack are offering self-directed tutoring for students ages 6-16 at the Colfax Library. The free program is offered each Monday and Tuesday from 2-4:30 p.m. with a special time for team building and...

 

Schools toss Gov. Inslee's mask mandate

KETTLE FALLS — The School Board here voted Monday night to buck Gov. Jay Inslee’s school-mask mandate. The board was the first to reject the governor’s continued efforts to force students, state employees and others to wear masks. The move in...

 

Pullman receives grant

PULLMAN – The city has received $54,000 to expand summer outdoor education programs for school-aged kids. The funds help with the Summer Experiences and Enrichment for Kids program, which serves school-aged youth....

 

Pesticide class set for Feb. 22

PALOUSE – The Washington State Department of Agriculture and Palouse Conservation District offers a Palouse Pesticide credit course on Feb. 22. Two credits are available. Presentations will include: • Herbicide Resistance: Implications for PNW...

 

Dam visitor area center closes

CLARKSTON – The Lower Granite South Shore Visitor Center is closed Feb. 7-9 for maintenance work at the facility. The public will not have access to visitor services, including restrooms and access to drinking water. Tours are not being conducted,...

 

Well pump needs replaced

PALOUSE – Palouse could pay $2,000-$3,000 for a new well chlorine pump. Public works Superintendent Mike Wolf told the city council the chlorine pump for well three broke and need replacing. It adds liquid sodium chlorine to the water to make it...

 

Pickup crashes near Endicott

ENDICOTT – A Northwest Grain Growers pickup crashed with two people in it, rolling sideways off of Kackman Road near Endicott on Feb. 2. The driver, of the Ford F-150, looked down to pick something up and lost control, said Whitman County...

 

Palouse raises staff salaries

PALOUSE – Palouse city employees are getting a 3% raise for 2022. Resolution 2022-01 was approved by the council on Jan. 25. A budget committee suggested the increase for all city staff and a $2,500 increase in the public works superintendent’s...

 

Tekoa schools will make up school days

TEKOA – Tekoa School District is remaining open on Feb. 22-23 to make up for snow days. The district closed for Jan. 3 and Jan. 6 due to inclement weather. To make them up, the schools are to remain open on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, following...

 

Pullman City Council to meet Feb. 5 to train

PULLMAN – Pullman city council is holding a special meeting on Feb. 5 for training. The meeting starts at 9 .m. in the council chamber at 190 SE Crestview Street in Pullman, according to Mayor Glenn A. Johnson....

 

County cattlemen offer $1,000 scholarships

COLFAX – The Whitman County Cattlemen’s Association is offering one or more scholarships this year. Each scholarship awarded is $1,000 or more. • The scholarship application process is open to the following: • Residents of Whitman County ...

 

Chamber names member of the month

PULLMAN — The Gladish is named the Pullman Chamber of Commerce member of the month for January. The Gladish is a community and cultural center at 115 NW State Street in Pullman. The organization Friend of Gladish grew to more than 150 members to...

 

NWS makes changes to fire weather zones

SPOKANE — The Eastern Washington Fire Weather Zones for the upcoming 2022 fire season were changed with some zones being overseen by the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Pendleton, Ore. “The changes will only affect fire zones in Eastern...

 

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