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Cities in the Palouse region — including Pullman, Moscow, Colfax, Albion and Palouse — receive water from two aquifers. The deeper aquifer, the Grande Ronde, is used by all the cities.

Water alternatives address aquifer depletion

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief April 22, 2021

As the two aquifers beneath Pullman and Moscow continue to be depleted, local conservationists are exploring potential alternative water sources for the region. “Our water level is declining, and...

Whitcom celebrated its 25th anniversary last week. Executive director Wendy Berrett said Whitcom has 13 full-time dispatchers, two part-time dispatchers and two more are in training.

‘Dispatchers are the first of the first responders’

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Emergency dispatchers are trained to operate six computers, four speakers, one headset and handle multiple callers all at once. Last year, Whitman County Regional Communications Center 911 answered over...

Winter storm warning issued for Pullman, Colfax, Moscow

Winter storm warning issued for Pullman, Colfax, Moscow

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2021

Pullman residents should expect moderate to heavy snowfall from now until 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to a winter storm warning issued by National Weather Service Spokane.  There will be about five...

The SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor Digital Data Logger records the temperature of COVID-19 vaccine freezers every 30 minutes and sends a signal if it changes.

SEL produces thermometer for COVID-19 vaccine freezers

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter December 29, 2020

Engineers at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories created a product that can monitor and log the temperature of storage spaces needed to store COVID-19 vaccines.  The SEL-2411TM Temperature Monitor...

WSU engineering students receive $5,000 scholarships

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 11, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories awarded two WSU students with $5,000 scholarships through its recently launched scholarship program. WSU engineering students Grace Harris and Alyssa Hovenkotter...

It currently takes about two weeks for SEL to receive circuit boards from its manufacturer. The new facility in Moscow will make circuit boards, so they can be sent to SEL in a few days.

SEL to build Moscow manufacturing plant

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will build a facility in Moscow to speed up its manufacturing process, build higher-quality products and provide more jobs in the area. The manufacturing plant will...

Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization with more than 700 community members, said Bobby Ryder, president of Pullman Civic Trust. 

Pullman Civic Trust asks GPSA to support construction of walking trails

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

A representative from Pullman Civic Trust asked GPSA senators for their financial support to transform the regional railroad system into walking trails.  Pullman Civic Trust is a non-profit volunteer...

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.

COVID-19 cases are rising among non-student adult population, according to WSU-issued letter

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Whitman County among college-aged individuals, as is the number of cases among non-student populations, according to a letter WSU issued last week.  As...

City officials say Pullman will bounce back from the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, but a yearly budget may be difficult to plan for as of now.

Pullman saw $700,000 drop in yearly revenue, finance director says

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2020

The City of Pullman saw more than a $700,000 drop in overall revenue during 2020, with much of the loss coming from a decrease in sales, gambling, admissions and public utilities taxes, according to a...

A runway is being constructed at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The airport will begin construction on a new terminal next year.

Local airport receives million-dollar grant for new terminal

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter October 2, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport was awarded about $1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new terminal. The new terminal is necessary because the old terminal was undersized...

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last...

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with...

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