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Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

Nonprofit to build edible garden in downtown Pullman

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

The Phoenix Conservancy group, a nonprofit dedicated to the restoration of endangered and threatened ecosystems, will grow its first edible garden in Pullman. Kayla Wakulich, a doctoral student in WSU’s Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences program, said the garden would grow in downtown Pullman...

NHSTA recalls 37 million Takata airbags

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Pullman Police issued an alert regarding a recall of Takata airbags. Drivers can check their vehicle for any recalls by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and entering either a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the year, make and model of a vehicle into the section...

Renovation for Pullman sidewalks to prevent hazardous conditions

Renovation for Pullman sidewalks to prevent hazardous conditions

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Pullman city officials will put a project out to bid within the week regarding the renovation of three sidewalks that pose slipping hazards for residents. Ruth Younce, project engineer and the city’s engineering technician, said the project is estimated to cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Water...

Library to provide ukulele beginners classes

Library to provide ukulele beginners classes

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Whitman County Library will host an “Introduction to Ukulele” beginner’s class geared toward adults next month. Scott Hallett, founder and instructor of the Ukulele Players of the Palouse (UPOP), said the class costs $17 for a total of four workshops. The class will be held from 6-7 p.m. on...

Author dissects emotional impact of park sites

Author dissects emotional impact of park sites

SANDY VO, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Neill Public Library is hosting a reading and discussion on a book called “Memorial Matter: Emotion, Environment, and Public Memory” with Jennifer Ladino, an author, professor and National Park Service Ranger. The reading will occur at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Adult Services Assistant...

Former WSU student charged with five counts of felony extortion

Former WSU student charged with five counts of felony extortion

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A former WSU student allegedly attempted to extort naked photos from dozens of women across four states. Kyle Gaumnitz, a 24-year-old, was charged Monday with five counts of felony extortion, with a sexual motivation in Whitman County Superior Court. Gaumnitz allegedly contacted over 27 female ...

Program provides commuting options

Program provides commuting options

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2019


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

Coug Commute Advisor is a program that WSU faculty, staff and students can use to plan commutes or look for a different mode of transportation. Ahnna McCoy, a WSU Transportation Options intern, said there are different types of transportation such as vanpool, walking, Pullman Transit bus, carpool an...

Frias-Gomez , Naputo react to election results

Frias-Gomez , Naputo  react to election results

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


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

Mariela Frias-Gomez and Camille Naputo ran on the slogan “IMAGINE” for their 2019 ASWSU campaign. They gathered with friends and supporters Wednesday evening to await election results at the Northside Residence Hall. With just over 2000 votes, Frias-Gomez and Naputo’s campaign did not earn enough ...

Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


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

The Cougar Country Drive-In was put up for sale on the Beasley Realty website for $1.9 million. The business has been closed since early last month. According to the website, “Established in 1972, Cougar Country has been a beloved fixture and landmark of the Pullman community. This incredibly pro...

Berkompas, Prescott look to future as new ASWSU executives

Berkompas, Prescott look to future as new ASWSU executives

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2019


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

The Quinton Berkompas and Jhordin Prescott campaign received over 2,400 votes, which won them the ASWSU election. Out of the total votes cast, 52.3 percent of students voted for Berkompas and Prescott, according to the official election results. Berkompas and Prescott held an election viewing party...

City to consider reducing East Main Street speed limit

City to consider reducing East Main Street speed limit

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Members of the Pullman City Council are considering a possible speed limit reduction on East Main Street in downtown Pullman from 25 to 20 mph. Councilmember Brandon Chapman, who is also a member of the Downtown Pullman Association, said he brought this idea to the council to help with their overall...

Accidental fire Tuesday morning

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Crime, Local, News, Pullman Community

The Pullman Fire Department responded to a call concerning an accidental house fire at a couple’s residence Tuesday morning. The occupants of the house at 400 SE South Street, a husband and wife, were getting ready in the morning when they saw and smelled smoke, said Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman...

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