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Library to implement new systems

Library to implement new systems

EVELYN BOND, Evergreen reporter

July 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Neill Public Library has implemented two different programs over the past year to work on improving the library for its patrons. The first program is called User Experience and the second is titled Lean, said Joanna Bailey, the director of Neill Public Library. The User Experience program was paid...

Crews begin repaving Stadium Way

Crews begin repaving Stadium Way

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Parking, Photo of the Week, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A small portion of Stadium Way near the Stephenson Complex on the Southside of campus will remain closed during the month of July as crews work to repave the road. The project began Monday and is scheduled to be completed on July 27, according to a WSU news release. Adam Ferry, facilities services...

Annual crime numbers down in Pullman

Annual crime numbers down in Pullman

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety, Showcase

Pullman saw a drop in crime rates in 2017, according to a report given by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins to the Pullman Police Advisory Committee on Monday. Jenkins presented Pullman PD’s 2017 annual crime report, which contains numbers for various types of crimes committed in the department’s...

Pullman summer economy stronger than past years

Pullman summer economy stronger than past years

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

July 12, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Pullman’s economy slows as students leave campus to head home during the summer, ultimately affecting local businesses. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Pullman’s current population at about 33,000 residents. However, many of these are students at WSU who leave during the summer months, removing...

Council approves electric bus grant application

Council approves electric bus grant application

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

The Pullman City Council approved a resolution allowing Transit to apply for a grant that would provide a majority of the funding needed for the purchasing of an all-electric charging system and the city's first all-electric bus. The grant application resolution was the only item on the regular agenda...

Kelly Ward passes away at 54

Kelly Ward passes away at 54

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Faculty, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Kelly Ward, vice provost for faculty development and recognition in the College of Education, died Sunday at the age of 54. Ward passed away as a result of injuries following an accident on July 3, according to a letter from WSU Provost Dan Bernardo. "Kelly will likely be most remembered as a champion...

Nisqually John fire expected to be contained by Saturday morning

Nisqually John fire expected to be contained by Saturday morning

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 6, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety, Showcase

The Nisqually John fire along the Snake River in southern Whitman County is expected to be completely contained by Saturday morning. The fire which started Wednesday afternoon has burned about 1,350 acres, said Lonnie Click, Incident Commander for the Southeast Washington Incident Management team. Click...

Valhalla receives one-week liquor license suspension

Valhalla receives one-week liquor license suspension

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 6, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

Valhalla Bar and Grill has received a one-week liquor license suspension from the Washington Liquor Control Board The suspension went into effect at 10 a.m. Friday and comes after Valhalla served alcohol to a minor for the second time in as many years, said WLCB Communications Director Brian Smith. Valhalla...

Crews battle fire outside of Clarkston

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 5, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Safety

Firefighter crews responded to a fire approximately 12 miles northwest of Clarkston on Wednesday. The blaze started at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire has been named the Nisqually John Fire, in reference to a location on the Snake River...

Buses to run abbreviated routes on Wednesday

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Due to the Fourth of July, Pullman Transit buses will run on three routes instead of their normal eight routes Wednesday. Buses will operate on Holiday North and South routes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., according to a press release. Starting at 4:15 p.m., Transit will run 'A' and Loop route, with their...

Pullman PD, Fire stress safety for Fourth of July

Pullman PD, Fire stress safety for Fourth of July

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Emergency services in Pullman, including the Pullman Police and Fire departments, prepare every year for the emergency calls that accompany the public’s celebration of America’s independence. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said while the number of calls increases during the holiday, it still...

‘The true volunteer of the Fourth’

‘The true volunteer of the Fourth’

EVELYN BOND, Evergreen reporter

July 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Every year since 1976, Linda Mittelhammer, also known lovingly as the “Pie Lady,” has been selling pies and desserts at Pullman’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Sunnyside Park. Glenn Johnson, Pullman mayor and head of the celebration committee, said the city comes together to host the...

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