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

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

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

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 talk of first responders, and we think those are the firefighters,” said Barbara Bothman, Rosalia ...

District 12 searches for more volunteers

Whitman County Fire District 12 is accepting applications for firefighters, volunteers and EMS/EMT/first responders.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

A local fire department depends on new recruits to help stem the recent Washington state rural fires and compensate for the additional transportation burden on Whitman County fire departments.  Whitman County Fire District 12 accepts applications from anyone who can pass a background check and h...

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

As we've seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing line is to see how ready we are to sacrifice some of our habits to let our children know and...

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

Whitman County confirms one new COVID-19 case

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor

September 16, 2020

One individual tested positive for COVID-19, bringing Whitman County’s total to 1,066. The new patient is female and aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. The patient is stable and self-isolating. Concerns about air quality have hind...

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 15, 2020

Eleven individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 1,065 cases.  Of the new patients, two females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Seven patients are aged 20-39 years; one is female and six are male. They are all stable and self-isolating.  ...

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with the Rosalia Lions Club and Assembly of God Church in Rosalia, said Eric Fejeran, executive direct...

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

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

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 can begin as early as April in eastern Washington and be much later in western Washington, said Ru...

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