The Whitman County Commissioners have banned camping where a homeless camp has emerged along the Snake River. The board unanimously approved the ordinance following a public hearing on Monday morning. No one testified during the hearing. The camping ban is for the county right of way along 27 miles of […]
The local timber fires in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are holding steady. The Sand Mountain fire in North Latah County outside Harvard remains at 58% containment at about 1,600 acres. The Johnson Creek Fire North of Elk River is holding at around 1,300 acres with 44% containment. The fires […]
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the Inland Northwest. The watch runs from Tuesday morning until Wednesday night. The forecast is calling for a high of 100 degrees in Pullman on Wednesday. An Air Quality Alert has also been issued for wildfire smoke. The alert […]
The Delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Moscow. City officials announced the finding in a press release on Friday. Staff have been testing sewage in Moscow to determine which variants are in the community. Officials say the Delta variant has been detected. The Delta variant spreads more […]
A discarded cigarette caused a wildland fire on Saturday that threatened buildings on the East side of the Washington State University campus. Pullman City Firefighters and Whitman County Fire District 12 Volunteers responded to the wildfire around Noon. The fire burned about a quarter of an acre near the intersection […]
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Latah County. Thunderstorms with torrential rain may cause flash flooding today especially in areas where wildfires have burned. The Flash Flood Watch runs today from Noon to late tonight.