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Mutts strut their stuff for pet park

Mutts strut their stuff for pet park

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2019

The dogs of Pullman were out in full force Saturday afternoon at Reaney Park for the 11th annual Mutt Strutt. Mutt Strutt, which raised money for Pooch Park, is a dog-friendly festival. Pooch Park is the only off-leash dog park in Whitman County and is managed by the Whitman County Humane Society.  ...

Local farm lives out motto for National Alpaca Farm Day

Local farm lives out motto for National Alpaca Farm Day

CAROLYNN CLAREY, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2019

On the last weekend of September, alpaca farms all over the country open their doors to the public in celebration of the National Alpaca Farm Day. The Grazing Hills Alpaca Ranch in Viola, Idaho, is no exception. Even in the rain, families came from all over the Palouse area to see Grazing Hills’ a...

Fraternity hosts first ever Hype Knight

Fraternity hosts first ever Hype Knight

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2019

The Ensminger Pavilion pulsed with music and celebration Saturday evening at Omega Delta Phi’s Hype Knight. It was an event to welcome freshmen students and returning students to kick off the school year. The fraternity event was a way for attendees to celebrate Pullman’s community and everything...

Journalism professor leads by example

Journalism professor leads by example

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2019

Ben Shors keeps his passion for teaching and reporting alive through his experiences at WSU. He co-directed a documentary and is currently the chair of the WSU Department of Journalism and Media Production.  Recently he co-directed "The Blackfeet Flood," which is about one of the worst natural disasters...

Local ice cream shop thriving after flooding

Local ice cream shop thriving after flooding

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

On her first visit to Rollys ice cream parlor in downtown Pullman, 11-year-old Claire McEwen knew what she wanted right away. Cookie Monster, she said, is her nickname, so she had to get it when she saw the flavor on the menu. “I love Oreos,” she said, “but sometimes I can be a little monster.” She...

Students’ council hosts Party in the Park

Students’ council hosts Party in the Park

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Party in the Park will showcase a variety of dishes and entertainment from different cultures for students, families and locals. The event was created by the International Students’ Council to celebrate diverse cultures. “We want to promote other cultures and the diversity of people,” said Adrian...

Safari Pearl celebrates 31 years in community

Safari Pearl celebrates 31 years in community

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2019

On Saturday in Moscow, Safari Pearl Comics celebrated 31 years of operation with a sidewalk sale. Displays of comics, board games, costumes and more sat on tables outside of the shop with two employees outside. All the items outside were marked 31 percent off in honor of Safari Pearl’s anniversary. Store...

Planetarium hosts evening among the stars

Planetarium hosts evening among the stars

CAROLYNN CLAREY, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2019

A dark room full of glittering stars, the Harry Potter theme playing in the background, the hushed whispers of parents talking with their children and then a flash of bright color on the dome; it’s showtime. Families and WSU students alike gathered to watch the musical presentation on the solar...

Club hosts autumn pumpkin patch

Club hosts autumn pumpkin patch

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

A student farm at the University of Idaho brings together fans of an upcoming autumn season for a pumpkin patch and fall festival. The Soil Stewards Farm is mostly run by the students, who decide what gets planted, with guidance and facilitation from farm manager Alison Detjens and another UI faculty...

Colfax Library hosts reading fund dinners

Colfax Library hosts reading fund dinners

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

The Colfax Public Library will give families in Whitman County a chance to relax while eating a free meal and discussing books. Starting in October, the library will host a six-week series of free dinners called Prime Time Family Reading, for families who register on the library’s website by Sept...

WSU researchers trying to recover bee population

WSU researchers trying to recover bee population

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

Bees buzz around the air, crawl on the floor and float from person to person as a group moves between rooms, examining hives and beekeeping equipment. Every wooden board, pipe and tool are marinated in the sweet smell of honey and beeswax. Every beehive is made by WSU researchers at the Lab Animal...

Restaurant contributes to small town charm

Restaurant contributes to small town charm

JACKEE SMITH, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

Lodgepole restaurant made its debut in Moscow during the Art Walk in 2015. Alex Barham and his wife have worked together for a long time, and they decided they wanted to own a restaurant in a town that was like Pullman or Moscow. “Why try to keep finding something that we already know exists?...

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