The Port of Whitman County was awarded a $200,000 grant last week, fueling a first step in the potential renovation of Washington State University’s former steam plant on the south corner. -west of the school’s Pullman campus. Awarded by the Washington Department of Ecology, the grant will fund a feasibility study of the steps needed to reuse the 94-year-old, mostly defunct steam plant. The uses outlined in the port’s application include a ground floor restaurant that would collaborate with WSU’s School of Food Science and two mezzanine floors that would be the site of a “marketing center” with offices and laboratories where researchers and graduate students could work on marketable products. Notions. …Pullman has made significant progress in water conservation, but it must continue to make progress to slow the decline of the local aquifer, according to a presentation made at the Pullman City Council meeting on Tuesday. Ryan Withers, a consultant from RH2 Engineering, explained how Pullman can continue to increase water savings.
Although classes are still in session – at least for now – summer was in the air at the Moscow College’s annual World Expo. Hot dogs were gently grilled outside the entrance and the cafeteria was nearing capacity as hundreds of students, parents, grandparents and siblings filled the tables and hallways, eager to admire the masterpieces. work of a year’s apprenticeship. In Angie Bailey’s history classroom, miniature handmade castles and Roman coliseums rubbed shoulders with models of Stonehenge and a sitar in perfect harmony. … Moscow Police Department forensic detective Eric Kjorness received the Missing Children’s Protection Award for his role in investigating 15 cases involving the possession and distribution of child pornography. The award was presented to Kjorness by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein of the United States Department of Justice. The award is given to law enforcement officers who go to extraordinary lengths to protect children from abuse or victimization.
Ken Pedersen had long looked at the old building just south of his office at the Moscow Cemetery and dreamed of renovating it into something more than a place of storage. Until 1985 it had been used as the cemetery office, and before that it would have been used as a chapel, but the documents explaining its history no longer exist. Records were lost in a fire at City Hall in the early 1900s, and existing records only date back to the 1930s. It is located in the oldest part of the cemetery, and Pedersen said he thought it was built by the families of the first people to be buried there. … The Pullman School Board approved an expansion to the general fund budget for this fiscal year, with trustees reporting the move was necessary due to an increase in enrollment. “Over the past three years, we’ve gone from 2,202 students to 2,300,” Dan Hornfelt, executive director of support services for the Pullman School District, said in an interview Wednesday afternoon. “We need to make sure we can meet the needs of the program and the students when they arrive.”