The Daily Evergreen

Local farmers markets still open despite COVID-19 restrictions

Omache Farm co-owner Margaret Parsley, right, takes payment for Pullman resident Scott McBeth's plants on May 20 at the Pullman Farmers Market. McBeth purchased Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomatoes.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Both the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets adapted their practices to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Despite the changes, many customers and vendors have responded positively, said Amanda Argona, Moscow community events manager. Moscow Farmers Market Local growers are selling products direc...

Guide: Grow your own indoor garden

Certain succulents and indoor plants only need to be watered every two weeks, making them a staple to your space with low maintenance.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Space and resources might be limited when it comes to growing an outdoor garden, but this guide will lay out the basics of starting a garden from inside your home.  Carol Kawula, senior instructor for the WSU Department of Horticulture, said many places around Pullman have interior plants for sale. Just 15...

Housing market slows during usual peak time of sales

In Whitman County, buyers can now visit potential homes one-on-one with a realtor rather than looking at pictures online.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting many aspects of life, people are still buying houses and signing apartment leases. The housing market slowed down because of the shutdown. This is typically the busiest time of year to sell a house, said Michael Gordon, owner and broker at Summit Realty Northwest. “The...

Final decision about county fair not made yet

The sun sets behind carnival rides at the Palouse Empire Fair in 2019.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

The fate of the Palouse Empire Fair — just five miles outside Colfax — will be decided on June 15. Its original dates are set for September 10-13. Janel Goebel, Whitman County fair manager, said businesses benefit from the fair every year as the event accepts vendors from all cities, counties and s...

County, state parks open for recreation

Kamiak Butte County Park is one of Whitman County's several parks, which offers hiking, camping and other recreational activities.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

With COVID-19 regulations implemented statewide, Whitman County has kept camping sites and county parks open with the exception of city playgrounds and a few restrooms.  “Wawawai County Park has been full of campers throughout this time,” Dave Mahan, Whitman County parks superintendent, said. ...

Ask Emma: I don’t know what to do this summer

Even though summer plans may have been cancelled, you can still use this time to try new things.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 18, 2020

Dear Emma, I had a job lined up for this summer but now I can’t work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. What should I do? Sincerely, “Bored” Dear Bored, That’s tricky, but fear not! Plenty of other people are in the same boat as you (including me). My best piece of advice is to d...

Workouts, wellness during quarantine

Exercising at home is different from what some gym rats might be used to. For others, maybe quarantine is a chance to get into fitness. Regardless, here are some tips for self-directed success.

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

Friends, I know this quarantine sucks. We’ve been stuck inside our houses with limited contact to people and the outside world, and who would have thought it was going to be as hard as it is? But while the rest of the world is closed, you can do things in your own house that are a fun alternative...

Easy DIY face mask

Easy DIY face mask

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a face mask whenever social distancing may be difficult or impossible — including at the grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office.  Due to the shortage of personal protective ...

Mental health care stigma and resources in Pullman

Mental health care stigma and resources in Pullman

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

Though changes are occurring, many people still experience stigma connected to mental health issues and attending therapy. “We know from research that there is a stigma toward people with psychological disorders or mental illnesses,” said Aurora Brinkman, a graduate student in the clinical ps...

How to not F*** up your online classes

Online classes can be a struggle when you're not used to them, but they don't have to be.

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2020

I’ll be up front here: I’m terrible at online classes. I ruined my perfect GPA in high school by repeatedly bombing assignments for online Spanish. So, why am I here to give advice? Luckily for you, I’m not. But I found some people who are. Senior Morgan Atwood, president of ASWSU Global C...

Tai-chi, yoga instructor tells her story

Yoga and tai-chi teacher Janet Keeley-Valencia talks about her life, teaching yoga and tai-chi, and the importance of knowing your body.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

From her house in Pullman, Janet Keeney-Valenza teaches her students yoga, tai-chi and how to appreciate the body. Valenza teaches both yoga and tai-chi. She said yoga and tai-chi are not “no pain no gain” and stresses the importance of listening to your body on her students. “I always ...

Tattooist’s passion for ink emerged early

Chris Peltier, tattoo artist at Blood Diamond Ink, shares stories from the beginning of his career as a tattoo artist.

ANNIKA ZEIGLER, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2020

Blood Diamond Ink is a treasure chest of gas masks, tattoo memorabilia and artwork. Shop owner Chris Peltier said he knew he wanted to tattoo in fifth grade. His mom’s brother, Jeff, introduced Peltier to his own tattoo kit on a visit to their family home. “When it first hit me on my radar, ...

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