The Daily Evergreen

Where coffee, art merge together

The owners of Cafe Artista, a mother and daughter duo, opened the coffee shop after a storefront in downtown Moscow became vacant.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Moscow is home to many small businesses, but the mother and daughter duo who own Cafe Artista has a unique position in town. The cafe on Moscow’s Main Street sells local coffee and food while featuring up-and-coming artists' work for consignment.  Lisa Bafus, Cafe Artista co-owner, said she...

Pullman-based salon built on teamwork

LaBella Salon owner Heather Meyer created the salon to allow employees to grow in education and offer pristine services to Pullman residents.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The owner of LaBella Salon set out to provide a high-end experience for customers looking for haircuts and coloring services six years ago. Heather Meyer, LaBella Salon owner, has been styling hair for 30 years. Meyer said although the beauty industry is looked down upon a lot of the time, her team ...

Colfax consignment shop moves locations

Bully For You, a Colfax-based consignment shop, recently moved locations a couple blocks up the street from the former location.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

Bully for You in Colfax made some big changes these past few months. They moved two blocks north of their old location into a larger building.  “We’re obsessed with old buildings and old towns, and this building is perfect,” said Laura Storm, Bully for You co-owner.  The bigger building mea...

New clinic offers subscription rates, confidentiality

Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Washington and then came back to the Palouse to practice medicine.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

A medical clinic recently opened in Pullman and with a different approach to healthcare. Dr. Shaleah Jones is a traditional family physician, she said, but she will not be working with insurance companies. By not working with these companies, she is more free to practice medicine the way she wants,...

Depot center recommended for preservation grant

The Whitman County Historical Society purchased the Pullman Depot Heritage Center in 2018. Ever since then, the society has raised funds to protect the exterior of the space.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Railroads were a lifeline for Pullman in the 1800s, and now, a grant could help preserve the historical depot as an educational center for generations to come. The Washington State Historical Society’s Heritage Capital Grant program recommended the Pullman Depot Heritage Center to receive a $265,740...

Local gyms adapt to COVID-19

Pullman Crossfit manager Scott Parish said the changing state regulations have been the hardest part of keeping the business open during COVID-19.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Gyms are one of the many Pullman and Moscow businesses reopening as COVID-19 restrictions are drawn back, but with the ever-present worry about the virus, they’ve had to make changes to provide safe environments for fitness. Snap Fitness in Moscow closed for six weeks in March to comply with COVID-1...

Farmers see high crop yield, lower selling rates

Grain growers, like the Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla, said the conditions for growing this year have been optimal due to the right amount of rain.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Farmers in Whitman County are experiencing a fruitful harvest this year, due to a wetter than usual spring.  “This is definitely the highest-yielding harvest I’ve had since I started in 2008,” said Ben Naught, owner and operator of BC AGG Company near Thornton. In a normal year, Naught ...

Local 11-year-old garners over $11,000 for Make-A-Wish

Pullman locals hold signs for their lemonade stand on Aug. 20. All of the proceeds were donated to Make-A-Wish.

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

For Shay Connell, it all started with a dream to meet a Disney actress. Three years and tens of thousands of dollars later, she is helping to make other children's dreams come true, too. Shay raised over $11,000 for Make-A-Wish through her third annual lemonade stand fundraiser Aug. 20. Together with friends Jac...

‘He has always been humble’

Former WSU football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since then, he became an advocate for those with Lou Gehrig's disease.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Steve Gleason spent most of his time as a young adult in football and baseball uniforms. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his priorities shifted. For Gleason, nature continues to be a significant source of healing. At night, when he wants to spend time with his family, he ...

Café Moro will close doors soon

Owner Tyson Feasel works behind the counter at Café Moro on Friday morning. The coffee shop will close on August 20.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Café  Moro, a familiar staple of Pullman’s Main Street, will close permanently on Aug. 20. Owner Tyson Feasel, who had the coffee shop since 2011, said he made the decision to close because a financial recovery would be difficult. Though COVID-19 played a role in his decision, it was not, ulti...

Ice cream truck hits streets of Moscow

Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne both work other jobs, but wanted to provide the community the experience of getting ice cream from an ice cream truck.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

The Palouse's newest ice cream truck is hard to miss with its bright orange paint. Moscow’s Ice Cream Jeep has been roaming around Moscow since early June with partners Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne in the front seat.  The idea of starting an ice cream truck came from a family-friend as...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

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