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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

County begins work to repair new transfer station after fire


August 9, 2018

The center section of the east side of the transfer building, which was made up of translucent panels, was burned out by the fire last Friday.

Whitman County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday for the Waste Transfer Station south of Colfax, to expedite repair after a fire damaged one wall and the ceiling of the three-year-old building early on the morning of Aug. 3.

The state of emergency allows for county Public Works to bypass state bidding laws to hire a contractor as soon as possible.

On Monday, Public Works Director Mark Storey called contractors and county consulting engineer Evan Laubach of Reliant Engineering in Pullman to develop a list of needs in order to repair the building.

On Tuesday, Lance Holcomb o...

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