Stories tagged: Whitman County
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Whitman County gets passing grade in audit; first time in more than decade
The Washington state Auditor’s Office announced Monday it had found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in Whitman County’s financial statements for the first time in more than a decade.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:26 p.m.
Evacuation orders lifted for residents of Malden in Whitman County as fire relents
Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of Malden – a small rural Whitman County town west of Rosalia – as a fire burning nearby has relented.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
Residents request state oversight of Whitman County auditor’s office
The latest of a series of mistakes by the Whitman County auditor’s office may just be the straw that broke the camel’s back, judging by a letter signed by at …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents
A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Spokane woman pleads guilty to arson in connection with Tekoa house fire
A Spokane woman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree arson Friday as part of a plea agreement with the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Liberty Lake teen injured in crash
A Liberty Lake teen was injured in a crash in Whitman County and taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday afternoon.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Moscow city prosecutor leaving for private practice
Erin Tomlin took a leap of faith in March when she submitted her letter of resignation as the Moscow city prosecutor. After four years of working for the city, she …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Long-range shooting all about the numbers
Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Driver hurt in highway crash near Colfax cited for not wearing seat belt
A 76-year-old driver received minor injuries Monday afternoon when a semi truck swerved in front of him on Highway 195, causing a collision about four miles north of Colfax.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Four cases of mumps reported in Whitman County
The Whitman County Health Department announced Thursday it has taken reports of four cases of mumps within the past seven days.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Opioids contributed to deaths of three WSU students
Overdoses involving opioid drugs killed three Washington State University students in the closing months of 2016. All three were men in their 20s.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Bank employee accused of burning down her Tekoa home for insurance money
When a two-story home in Tekoa became engulfed in flames last fall, few suspected arson.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Man charged with assaulting Whitman County baby also faces charges of killing California baby
A man with ties to Whitman County is facing charges of killing an 8-month-old baby in Tehachapi, California two months after he was arrested for assaulting a child in Washington.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Semitruck crash kills one in Whitman County
State troopers are investigating a crash involving a semitruck that killed at least one person Tuesday morning in Whitman County.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:26 a.m.
Triple murderer John Lee files new appeal
Convicted triple murderer John Lee is appealing his case to the Idaho Supreme Court for a second time, despite waiving his right to appeal in a plea agreement he accepted …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 8:37 p.m.
Attorney seeks judge to end Robert Barber’s WSU suspension
An attorney on Thursday will formally ask a judge to end the suspension of WSU defensive lineman Robert Barber until that judge can review the process that essentially ended his …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
Driver killed in Whitman County when vehicle strikes tree, lands in creek
A driver was killed early Monday in a one-car crash eight miles west of Colfax, the Washington State Patrol reported. The driver, whose identity has not been released, was driving …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Pot shops sprouting in Pullman area
The marijuana market in Pullman and Whitman County may soon be saturated.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Pot sales head closer to Moscow, Idaho
Marijuana isn’t getting closer to being legalized in Idaho, but legalized marijuana is inching closer to the state.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Whitman County accounting errors create $150K shortfall
The Whitman County Commissioners must find a way to deal with a 2016 budget shortfall of about $150,000 that is the result of a series of recently discovered accounting errors.
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
Three campers admit having campfire where 11,000-acre fire began along Snake River
Three people who started a campfire that may have sparked a large blaze in Whitman and Garfield counties are cooperating with investigators, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office reported. The three …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Fire surpasses 11,000 acres in Whitman, Garfield counties
A fire in Whitman and Garfield counties has spread to more than 11,000 acres, threatening structures and crops and prompting evacuations.
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Rock Lake fishing benefits from lawsuit filed two years ago
One piece of fried chicken was my limit while trolling for trout at Rock Lake south of Cheney last week.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:49 p.m.
Colfax restoring top tourist attraction, the “Codger Pole”
In Colfax, the Codger Pole stands as a monument to a special football game. Now, it is undergoing a $10,000 renovation to preserve the memory of old men and a …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Man killed in apparent hunting accident near Colfax
A man died in an apparent hunting accident near Colfax Saturday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 9:19 p.m.
Politicking the Palouse
Though Spokane hasn’t re-elected a mayor since the early 1970s, many small town mayors serve for years and years without a challenger in sight. Palouse mayor Michael Echanove has been …
Wed., Sept. 16, 2015
Whitman County wolf kill draws $100 fine
A Palouse farmer who chased and killed a wolf in a crop field last October has been given what wolf advocates are calling a sweet deal by Whitman County prosecutor …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
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 …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
Friends, neighbors help ill Whitman County farmer harvest fields
LAMONT, Wash. – The farmers surrounding this small Whitman County town all know each other. They went to school together, played on the same football team and rode the same …