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St. Ignatius was built in 1892 and officially closed in 1962. It served as a manor hospital and saw that the general needs of the public were cared for.

Husband, wife to renovate abandoned hospital

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 23, 2021

A Colfax couple purchased the town’s abandoned St. Ignatius Hospital after a long journey negotiating with many owners.   Local business owner Austin Storm described finding St. Ignatius as serendipity....

Pullman Fire Department responds to Fourth of July fiascos

Pullman Fire Department responds to Fourth of July fiascos


Amid the Fourth of July festivities, Pullman Fire Department responded to three fires and a firework-related injury. The first fire the department responded to took place on Southeast Bypass Drive,...

Dr. Stephen Hall, pictured here, will be the Family Medicine Residency Program director.  

Pullman Regional Hospital receives $500,000 anonymous gift

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

An anonymous couple donated $500,000 toward the WSU Family Medicine Residency Program located at Pullman Regional Hospital, which completes the program's $1.55 million fundraising goal. The money will...

The drought advisory could become an emergency advisory later in the summer if Eastern Washington does not receive any precipitation.

Washington State Department of Ecology warns of potential for wildfires

VICTORIA GIOMI June 30, 2021

The Washington State Department of Ecology and others recently made several recommendations to mitigate the impact of this year’s fire season. “Whitman County [is] between three and six inches below...

Most wildfires are started by people, but measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Defensible space around homes reduces risk of wildfire

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature passed the forest health bill, which provides funding for the advancement of forest management practices to reduce wildfire risks. Eastern and Western...

The slideshow with the updated draft of the plan discussed at the open house is on Whitman County’s website. 

Whitman County Board develops 10 framework goals for Comprehensive Plan

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 3, 2021

Whitman County board members drafted several goals to include in the county’s updated Comprehensive Plan at the first of three open houses on Wednesday. The Growth Management Act of 1990 requires...

The steam plant, pictured here, is located on College Avenue on the west side of campus. It was built in 1935 and provided heat, power and light to the entire university. The plant was decommissioned in 2003 when the Grimes Way Steam Plant began operating.

Port of Whitman County, WSU exploring reuse options for decommissioned steam plant

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

The Port of Whitman County received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to explore possible reuse options for the steam plant on the WSU Pullman campus. The integrated planning grant...

The open houses will take place on June 2, 16 and 30, and each meeting will cover different elements of the comprehensive plan.

Whitman County to take comments on comprehensive plan in June

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter May 28, 2021

Whitman County is hosting three open houses during the month of June for the community to make comments and ask questions about upcoming changes to the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The county anticipated...

A cat named Cactus Cooler was the first animal to benefit from the Petco Love grant.

Whitman County Humane Society receives $5,000 Petco Love grant

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 24, 2021

Whitman County Humane Society received a $5,000 grant from Petco Love to continue its life-saving veterinary efforts.  The grant was part of the animal welfare organization grant cycle, said Jennifer...

In Phase 3, indoor social gatherings cannot include more than 10 people. Outdoor gatherings cannot exceed over 50 people.

All counties move to Phase 3 of state reopening plan

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 19, 2021

Whitman County moved into Phase 3 of Washington state's COVID-19 reopening plan Tuesday, along with all other counties in the state. The county will remain in Phase 3 until June 30, which is when...

In Phase 3, indoor social gatherings cannot include more than 10 people. Outdoor gatherings cannot exceed over 50 people.

Children aged 12 to 15 years eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 14, 2021

Whitman county residents aged 12-15 years are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.  Chris Skidmore, deputy director of Whitman County Public Health, said the county has some plans...

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

Whitman County to remain in Phase 2

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 4, 2021

Whitman County will stay in Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least the next two weeks.  All counties in Washington will remain in their current phases as part of a “two...

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