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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Chandelle Frick, acting director of the Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Organization, displays a photo that survived the Babb Road Fire to a group of Malden and Pine City residents in Malden City Park on Sunday afternoon.

Malden, Pine City fight for recovery two-years after fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 15, 2022

Sunday afternoon bore a striking resemblance to Labor Day weekend of 2020 for the communities of Malden and Pine City. The familiar smell of smoke hung in the air as neighbors gathered to mark the anniversary...

Upper Columbia Academy Pathfinders raise a new flag over the town of Malden, signifying a new age, one year after the Babb Road Fire engulfed the valley.

Malden, Pine City mark first anniversary of Babb Road Fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 7, 2021

The Malden and Pine City communities celebrated Labor Day on Sept. 6, marking the first anniversary of the Babb Road Fire.  “This event is two-fold: on one hand, it’s a remembrance of what...

The western entrance of Malden, Washington, alongside Broadway Avenue scarred by remains of scorched trees, powerlines and wheatgrass on Nov. 7.

‘Our town is in a live-or-die situation’

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor March 11, 2021

The town of Malden spent the last six months cleaning and rebuilding from a devastating fire that wiped out 80 percent of its buildings in early September. One of the biggest concerns right now is assisting...

“It feels like a thousand-pound gorilla has been lifted off our shoulders,” Malden Mayor Dan Harwood said. 

Malden receives federal aid five months after fire

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2021

Malden has received Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to start rebuilding after waiting nearly five months for the president to sign off on the request.  “It feels like a thousand-pound...

The Whitman County Commissioners website was at risk for being overwhelmed and shutting down. The county was able to prevent this issue after implementing different tactics. 

County Commissioners’ website faces cyber threats

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor February 2, 2021

Whitman County Commissioners discussed cyber threats to their website during a meeting Monday.  Lance Bishop, county director of information technology, said the county is facing serious attacks...

Rotaract members collected a variety of necessities, including sweatshirts, hats, gloves and hygiene products.

Rotaract club supports families affected by Malden fire

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 22, 2021

Although COVID-19 halted projects and in-person meetings for the Rotaract Club of the Palouse, the group saw an opportunity to help families impacted by the Malden fire. The club is service-based with...

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

People in shock after the fires took their homes  received food, clothing, bed and toiletries from local clubs and churches.

‘Camaraderie’ of local groups to help with recovery from recent fires in county

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 25, 2020

When fires ravaged the towns of Malden and Pine City, Rosalia residents helped each other evacuate while local clubs and churches set up donation sites and shelters within hours for the survivors. “We...

As of Tuesday afternoon, the town of Malden is still without power due to burned and downed power lines. The fire was unpreventable, the Whitman County sheriff says.

Malden, Pine City fires devastate towns, homes

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 9, 2020

Three fires that started in Whitman County on Monday have covered over 12,000 acres, and two continue to burn. The fire in Malden, known as the Babbs Road Fire for the road it started near, has covered...

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