Whitman County, WA

Port of Whitman County cut the ribbon on Port of Wilma Road Project

Today, Whitman County and the Port of Whitman County cut the ribbon on their joint project to repair the original road at the Port of Wilma in Clarkston. In 2020, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board awarded Whitman County a $750,000 loan and $250,000 grant to improve Wilma Drive, the local access road that serves 17 Port of Wilma tenants.
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Death of toddler in Endicott ruled an accident

The death of a 2-year-old girl who drowned in a concrete swimming pool last week in Endicott has been ruled an accident by the Whitman County coroner, according to a news release distributed Sunday evening. Evangeline Mathia died Tuesday of asphyxia caused by fresh water drowning, according to the official...

Palouse’s COVID-19 tally grows by 115 cases over past week

Health officials on the Palouse announced 115 new cases of COVID-19 over the last seven days, which is a larger increase than what has been seen in recent weeks. Whitman County, in its weekly update Monday, said there were about 68 new cases over the previous seven days. Latah County added 47 cases during the week that ended Friday, according to numbers posted on the Public Health – Idaho North Central District website.
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Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent files for re-election

Longtime Whitman County Commissioner Republican Michael Largent is running for re-election after announcing that he was going to retire. Largent filed for re-election late on Friday on the last day of the filing period in Washington. Largent will once again face Democrat John-Mark Mahnkey who he defeated for the post four years ago.

Toddler drowns in pool near Endicott

ENDICOTT, Wash. — A 2-year-old girl drowned in a pool near Endicott Tuesday evening. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office said the toddler had been playing outside with her siblings when she went missing. After about 15 minutes, she was discovered unresponsive in an older, unused concrete swimming pool....
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Toddler found deceased in out-of-use swimming pool in Whitman County

COLFAX, Wash. - A two-year-old girl was found deceased in a out-of-use swimming pool Tuesday evening just outside of Endicott, according to local authorities. Whitman County authorities said the girl was reportedly outside playing with siblings when she went missing. She was found around 15 minutes later, unresponsive in about two feet of residual standing water in the older swimming pool.

Two-year-old girl found dead in swimming pool near Colfax

ENDICOTT, Wash. — A toddler was found dead in an older unused concrete swimming pool on Tuesday in Whitman County. According to a statement from the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday, emergency crews responded to a report of a possible drowning of a two-year-old child at a house near Colfax.

2-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive in swimming pool

ENDICOTT, Wash. — A 2-year-old female was pronounced dead Tuesday after she drowned at a residence outside Endicott in eastern Washington state. The girl was playing outside with her siblings when she went missing, according to a Whitman County Sheriff’s Office news release. About 15 minutes later, the girl was discovered in an unused concrete swimming pool in fewer than 2 feet of residual standing water. She was unresponsive. Emergency responders and family members attempted lifesaving measures at the residence and during transport to Whitman County Hospital. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The Whitman County Coroner will review the incident to determine the exact cause and manner of death. Whitman County deputies and emergency crews from the Colfax and Endicott fire departments responded to the incident.

Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $200,000 in grants to broadband and economic development

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board today approved $200,000 in grants for rural broadband and economic development feasibility studies. Whitman County was awarded $50,000 from this grant to the Port of Whitman County for funding of the “Biological Systems and Mechanical and Materials Engineering Tech Transfer Building Study.”

Most area officials have uncontested reelection bids

Almost every elected official in southeastern Washington essentially won their reelection bids this week, as only two incumbents attracted any challengers. Washington’s week-long candidate filing period ended Friday. In Whitman County, four-term Commissioner Michael Largent faces a rematch of his 2018 race against Pullman Democrat John-Mark Mahnkey, which he...

Whitman County average home prices peak at $379,000 last month

Local home prices in Washington increased last month by nearly $26,000 to the new all-time record high. The Whitman County Association of Realtors recently released its monthly housing market report. The average price of a home sold in Whitman County last month was 379,000 dollars. That’s up 67,000 dollars more than April of last year.