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Reader photo: Glancing into God’s country

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.


Chickpeas, lentils and other ‘pulses’ are having a renaissance moment – and it’s a boon for Northwest farmers

Pulses are a class of legumes that include lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and dry beans. They’re popping up in grocery stores in a variety of familiar products and new inventions, …


Couples win bid for chunk of the Palouse near butte

The resident of Bellevue, Wash., and a Pullman native, was participating in the 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz. The event, organized by botanist Steve Riser, was designed to collect herbarium …


Getting There: Washington’s loneliest road – from Dusty to Dodge – was one of the state’s first highways

On state Highway 127, between Dusty and Dodge – if you can call them that – a handful of silos punctuate a whole lot of rolling wheat fields. That’s about …


Reader photo: Breezing over the Palouse

Steve Baran flies his hangglider from Steptoe Butte State Park, looking down over Hume Road and the white waves of snowy Palouse farm land toward Tekoa Mountain.


Wet spring and summer’s heat deliver mixed wheat harvest

Most years, the Green family can harvest through the month of August with few interruptions. But this year’s harvest has been more sporadic. A protracted rainy season was followed by …


Tour de Lentil provides challenging ride through the Palouse

Cycling on the Palouse can feel a little like an epic adventure at sea. Giant, wheat-covered hillsides meet the skyline, looking like golden oceanic swells. You chug upward, cresting that …


100 years ago in North Idaho: Bomb under bed sends man through roof of store

Joe Blalock was asleep in his small store in Cornwall, Idaho, near Moscow, when an explosion catapulted him all the way through the roof. Blalock was badly injured and was …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Idler’s Rest: Many gather to cherish a community treasure

Several residents of the Palouse found their adventurous spirit Tuesday in the wilderness of the Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve, about 6 miles northeast of Moscow, trading the comfort of their …


Water resource investigations continue on Lewiston and the Palouse aquifers

Two water supply inquiries – one at Lewiston and the other on the Palouse – are starting to bring into focus the functioning of local aquifers and how any problems …


Low interest loans available to area producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that physical loss loans are available in numerous counties throughout the Northwest, including Latah and Whitman counties.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.

Palouse UPstanders to teach community how to respond to hate

A new group in Moscow and Pullman, inspired by an uptick in harassment around the country, will host a bystander intervention training this week, where participants will learn how to …


Whitman County shoots down budget amendment

The Whitman County Commissioners were approached by the county’s weed department Monday morning and asked to amend the 2016 budget to provide more than $5,200 in overtime expenses the department’s …


Norma J. Dippel: A glimpse at life during wartime

Mother received his last letter ten days after receiving the telegram of his death. This was a little hard.


Two arrested in Palouse with $2,800 in counterfeit bills, printer

Two men have been arrested in Palouse in possession of $2,800 in apparent counterfeit money, a printer, extra ink cartridges and high quality bonded paper that has been linked to …


Early wheat harvest produces lower yield because of weather

STEPTOE, Wash. – Combines crawling across the hills of the Palouse, threshing the nation’s largest wheat crop, signal an annual end to summer in southeastern Washington. But if you plan …


Palouse wheat farmers hopeful, cautious about early growth

PALOUSE, Wash. – It’s late February on Ben Barstow’s farm just west of town. But when he stoops to examine the tiny sprouts of winter wheat emerging from his fields, …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago An editorial writer mourned the passing of Col. E.H. Morrison, of Fairfield, an extraordinary man and “talented personality.”


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Palouse-area farmers renewed their attack on the proposed eight-hour workday law. They said it would be a particular hardship to farmers during harvest time.


Wheat farmer stays local with Joseph’s Grainery

When Bill Myers began selling wheat berries at the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets in zip-top bags, people weren’t quite sure what to make of his product. “They would look …


Lentils for more than just soups, stews

Growing up, we ate lentils galore. Packed with protein, fiber and folate, they’re hearty, stick-to-your-ribs ingredients, popularized in America by 1971’s “Diet for a Small Planet.” Mom – well-meaning, health-conscious …


Palouse bar the latest small-town tavern to burn

A series of eight baffling and mostly unsolved fires that have destroyed small-town bars throughout the Inland Northwest – which some say is mere coincidence – continued Tuesday when an …


UPDATED: Tue., April 8, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

Palouse fire eighth such blaze in 10 months

An overnight fire destroyed a newly remodeled bar and grill in the Whitman County community of Palouse, marking the eighth such bar fire in the region in the last 10 …


Palouse councilwoman dies during kayak trip

A Palouse city councilwoman was found dead early Friday morning, frozen after she capsized during a kayak trip down the Palouse River.


Colfax Schools closed due to morning power outage

A morning power outage, resolved an hour later, caused Colfax School District to announce the cancellation of classes Wednesday.


Palouse wheat harvest coming in golden

OAKESDALE, Wash. – Dick Schu’s weathered hands grip the controls of his combine, his left on the wheel and his right clutching the gearshift as he slowly descends a hill …


Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland

OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …


Out & About: Poacher offers $6K to ease conscience

OUTREPENT – Saying he’s been burdened with guilt, a Montana man has mailed Washington wildlife officials $6,000 to compensate for deer he said he killed illegally – more than 40 …


Wheat harvest is a Dickerson family affair

ST. JOHN, Wash. – Take a drive through the Palouse these days and you’ll see a time-honored routine playing out in the rolling wheat fields of Whitman County. It’s harvest …


Past meets present

The dozens of small towns that reside within an hour’s drive of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene can surprise visitors with their beauty and history. But sometimes people need an excuse …