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Arts Commission cancels ArtFest for second year

Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chair, wrote in an email that the commission will present a Pullman Window Walk to City Council.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief January 14, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission voted in a meeting Tuesday to cancel this year’s ArtFest due to COVID-19 concerns. Commissioners are unsure if COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted or changed by May, when...

WSU alumna will not ‘play by other people’s rules’

Kelly Jensen graduated from WSU in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. After working in retail for a few years, she decided to start her own clothing brand called Rollick.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

When Kelly Jensen attended Catholic school, free dress day once a month was the make or break moment to show off her personal style.  Although fashion was not always in her career plan, Jensen...

Resident gives large donation to Pullman depot

The Fix the Bricks campaign, started by the Pullman Heritage Center, works to restore the Pullman Depot built in 1916 as part of the railroad system, which helped Palouse agriculture.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The Pullman Depot, a once-bustling train station near the WSU campus, now acts as a reminder of the innovation that built the agricultural community of the region. The Pullman Heritage Center, in cooperation...

Colfax shop features local wine, art

Three community members worked together to create the new business, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, to serve wines from wineries on the Palouse.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

A new art and wine gallery, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, will open 5-9 p.m. today in downtown Colfax, just in time for one of the community's biggest Christmas shopping weekend. Co-owner Kimberly Vehart...

Boutique ‘shines light’ on Mexican culture

WSU sophomore Michelle Cordova created an ambassador program to help promote her newly formed business and allow other students to share.
LANNA RUIZ, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

This summer, Michelle Cordova watched hand beaders and Indigenous peoples make intricate cultural accessories as she walked the streets of Mexico City, Mexico. That’s when she had the idea to start her...

Nonprofit expands reach to Nez Perce elders

The nonprofit organization, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, launched a public service announcement to encourage residents on the Palouse and Nez Perce county to wear a mask when leaving the house.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

Morgan Chaffee, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment board member, spends her time collecting and distributing essential supplies to the elderly communities who need it the most during COVID-19. As the...

One Moscow local’s legacy continues

The Berman Creekside Park was the first property easement that the Palouse Land Trust worked on with the help of long-time resident Katrina Berman. She has since passed away, but the residents of Moscow can continue to enjoy the park.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

Katrina Berman gave Moscow one of the greatest gifts she could — her land. Berman worked with the Palouse Land Trust to establish the Berman Creekside Park in 1996, said PLT executive director Lovina...

Get your ‘spooky’ on this weekend

The Halloween-themed event hosted by the Palouse Discovery Science Center will include a 30-45 minute walk with photo opportunities throughout, along with lit up paths and sound effects.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

Palouse Discovery Science Center will celebrate Halloween with a Spooky Science Walk, which will feature hidden laboratories and photo opportunities. The event will be entirely outdoors at the science...

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 23, 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...

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 23, 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...

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 13, 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,...

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 2, 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....

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