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By passing the new wildland fire ecology and management course, students can receive the Red Card Certification from the National Wildlife Coordinating Group.

New wildland fire course teaches fire management

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter April 30, 2021

The WSU School of the Environment announced the release of a new course for the fall 2021 semester called SOE 492: wildland fire ecology and management. Mark Swanson, associate professor in WSU’s...

A small, single-person aircraft flipped over in a farmer's field.

No one injured in small aircraft crash near Terre View Drive, Marshland Street

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 14, 2021

No one was injured after a small one-person aircraft crashed around 6:35 p.m. today in a farmer’s field near NW Terre View Drive and NW Marshland Street.   A middle-aged man was piloting...

Raising and lowering the flag down to half-staff is something Air Force ROTC takes seriously.

Flags flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 26, 2021

American flags in Whitman County and around the nation are currently being flown at half-staff to remember those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.  President Joe Biden issued the proclamation...

The Pullman Fire Department has cleaning devices that sanitize vehicles after transporting patients who have or are suspected to have COVID-19. The department was able to get them through a COVID-19 grant.

First responders feel ‘wear and tear on morale’ during pandemic

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter February 11, 2021

As the U.S. approaches one year of COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, Pullman first responders have been trying to adjust to the new normal.  Several areas of operations have changed since last year,...

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.

City departments present preliminary budget requests

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

Pullman Police officers respond to an accident on Greek Row on Halloween night. The driver was under the influence.

Officers issued infractions during Halloween night

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

While most of Pullman was quiet, Greek Row was filled with groups of maskless, costumed individuals and parties. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said this year’s Halloween was “milder” compared...

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Rosalia. This was one of multiple fires that started Monday around the Palouse.

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2020

As wildfire season continues, officials urge residents to practice fire safety by fully extinguishing recreational fires, having an evacuation plan and wearing masks in smoky areas. The wildfire season...

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be used to fund officer training and mobile radios.

Fire department receives grant for training

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2020

Pullman’s Fire Department received $181,197 from a FEMA grant, which will fund officer training and upgraded radio systems for firetrucks. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant covers most of the cost,...

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department's five-year agreement with Axon Enterprise will expire soon. The agreement supplies the department with body-worn cameras, in-car cameras and other technology services.

Councilmembers approve technology updates for police

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2020

Editor's Note: Coverage from the Aug. 11 meeting is included at the bottom of the article.  Pullman City Council approved an agreement with Axon Enterprise to provide and update body-worn cameras,...

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said first responders need to know where COVID-19 patients are located so responders can protect themselves from potential exposure.

Officials share concerns about COVID-19 patients

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2020

As the health department in Whitman County continues to provide updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases, Pullman officials questioned its reasoning behind not releasing any identifying information during...

Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston said firefighters are wearing personal protective equipment while on call.

Pullman first responders prepare for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter March 26, 2020

Pullman Fire, Pullman Police and WSU Police are practicing new protocols and following guidelines that include social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Pullman Fire Pullman Fire...

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