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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 22 No. 5 • May 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital Wellness for Life presents Keeping Hearing Healthy in a Noisy World Tuesday, May 30 12 noon – 1 p.m. Conference Room C&D Join Susan Keeling, AuD, CCC-A & Rutendo Chikuku, AuD, CCC-A from Palouse ENT & Audiology to learn about noise induced hearing loss and its implications. Topics covered include common sources of excessive noise, how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, hearing testing information, and available treatment options. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

In This Issue…

Volunteer Recruitment Open House Interested in volunteering at Pullman Regional Hospital? Come to our open house to learn about volunteer opportunities and meet current volunteers

Pullman Regional Hospital........................ 1-3 Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington ���������5 City of Pullman.......................................... 6-7 Pullman School District........................... 10-11 Rural Resources..........................................12 Community Calendar.............................. 14-15 Pullman Council on Aging..........................16 Whitman County Humane Society.............16 Gladish Community & Cultural Center �������17 Community Action Center..........................18 Palouse Discovery Science Center...............19 Pullman Chamber of Commerce.............. 21-23 Habitat for Humanity.................................23 YMCA of the Palouse..................................24 Washington State University......................25 Spokane Falls Community Colleges ...........26

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May 2017

Pullman Regional Hospital Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Imaging Services at Pullman Regional Hospital has been designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) accreditation by the American College of Radiology. BICOE is the gold standard of quality in breast imaging centers. BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules. These are Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, and Breast Ultrasound (including ultrasoundguided breast biopsy.) Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have

determined that Pullman Regional Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, staff qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. “The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence indicates the highest level of quality in breast imaging to our patients,” said Darin Porter, director of Imaging Services. “Women can now look for the BICOE seal at Pullman Regional Hospital and be assured they will receive breast imaging that has been reviewed and assessed by top professionals in the field of radiology with a seal of excellence.” For more information, visit center-for-womens-and-childrens-health.

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Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington

May 2017

Building Blocks Child Care Center

Educating Children on the Palouse since 1998 This past year has been spent navigating through new frontiers for the teachers and families at Building Blocks. We experienced the implementation of all-day Kindergarten and the passing of I-1433 and the changes it brought to our program. We also experienced navigating through our first Early Achievers Renewal Rating, with a whole team of teachers, new to the experience. In the end, our mission is what helped us get through…to be committed to providing the highest quality care and education with a program structure that follows best practice.

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The Montessori School of Pullman —Now Enrolling for children aged 2 through fifth grade.

We, again, received a Quality Level of Excellence. We received recognition for specialization in CURRICULUM AND STAFF SUPPORTS. I am so proud of this specialization, because no matter the adversity we face in the ever changing field of Early Childhood Education, our foundation comes from our teaching team. We are dedicated to providing support and encouragement to our teachers as we are all forever learners! Our center provides a curriculum designed to meet the social/emotional, cognitive and physical needs of all children. We believe play is essential to a child’s growth and development. Play is a child’s way of learning and exploring through his or her world. Through play, children learn cooperation, problem solving, mathematics and broader vocabulary skills. We have programs for children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old. Our spacious facility has seven bright and sunny classrooms with direct access to our fenced playground. We share our campus with Bishop Place Senior Living, offering an inter-generational experience for our students and their residents. Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and we are open year round.

Enrollment Openings: • Summer Camp: We have a few slots available in our Pre-Kindergarten and School-Age Summer Camps (June 19th-August 25th) • Preschool Enrichment Available for 3.5-5.5 years. We offer a specialized Preschool Enrichment Rate, with a calendar that follows the Pullmans School District Calendar. Preschool Enrichment runs September 5th-May 25th. • Call to schedule a tour today, for all other enrollment inquiries!

Collaborating to Support Families

The term “Montessori” is now commonly used to describe the educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. Based on her own observations and scientific studies, as well as collaboration with other professionals, she developed a method of teaching and materials designed to aid in the child’s development. Her method has been well tested, being used in schools throughout the world for over one hundred years. In Pullman, the Montessori School has been in operation since 1968, and situated right here in the Gladish building since the eighties. We follow the guidelines established by Dr. Montessori, and recognize the importance of children moving their bodies and working with their hands, in order to learn. Working at their own individual pace, children develop independence, self-esteem and confidence.

Boost Collaborative continually seeks new ways to support the families we serve. A yearly survey completed by Washington State’s Department of Early Learning/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program assesses families’ experiences with their early intervention program. The results provide us with information needed to design program improvements. Past surveys have consistently revealed that families raising children with special needs feel isolated from their communities, and that parents would like to connect with other families with similar challenges. Families Together and Boost Collaborative are excited to be working together to connect families with one another through a class designed to support families through positive relationships. Titled “Attachment and Security: Supporting Emotional Development of Young Children”, the class is uniquely designed to promote conversations about the emotional needs of parents and children, stresses of raising a child with additional needs, connecting with other programs and resources, and advocating for their child. The classes provide opportunities for parents to talk with each other and see that they are not alone in this process. Childcare is provided during class time. The Play Group component allows parents and children to come together to explore play strategies, with support of class instructors as needed, followed by a wrap-up time where children join together while the parents connect with one another. This class is available at no cost to all families with a child birth to three with a special need. For more information, or if you have concerns about your child’s development, please contact Boost Collaborative at 509-332-4420 or email us at

Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington is sponsored by:

The Montessori Method hopes to: awaken the child’s spirit and imagination, encourage the child’s desire for independence and self-esteem, develop the child’s sense of kindness, courtesy and self-discipline, and help the child learn how to observe, question and explore ideas independently. We invite you to see for yourself the Montessori difference. Ms. Bev, the Director, would love to give you a tour, followed by a chance to watch our children work in any of our three different age environments for two year olds, three to six, and/or six to eleven year olds. Our flexible summer program runs from June 12 – August 4, and children can join us on a week by week basis. You can also follow us on Facebook, check out our website ( or call 509-334-4114 or email for more information.

Friday, May 12, 2017, is Provider Appreciation Day It is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother's Day. The founding organizers saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event has grown each year and recognition presently includes individuals and government organizations throughout the United States. Be sure to thank your child’s Early Learning Professional!

This page is sponsored by: Building Blocks Child Care Center • 332-0161 Community Child Care Center • 332-7005 Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services • 332-4420 Montessori School of Pullman • 334-4114

We are proud to be a United Way agency! For Child Care, call our Parent Referral Line, 1-800-446-1114 or email

Pullman Christian Childcare Center • 334-1035 Sunnyside Preschool and Child Care Center • 334-9097 The Learning Center • 334-1234 WSU Children’s Center • 335-8847

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ArtWalk 2017 Events

ArtWalk, an annual event hosted by the city of Pullman Arts Commission, features innovative art exhibits and celebrates partnerships between regional artists and downtown businesses to build community and redefine space increasing the vibrancy of downtown Pullman. All ArtWalk events are free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information, visit the Pullman Arts Commission on Facebook, or contact Lori Lewis at (509) 338-3269 or lori. • ArtWalk Story Time Join us at Neill Public Library for an Arts story time at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11. A Pullman Arts Commissioner will read a book and guide children through a fun, engaging, and creative art activity afterward. Story time is open to all children ages 2 - 12, and is free.

• Mayor’s Art Award Presentation and Artist Meet & Greet at RTOP Theatre Mayor Glenn Johnson will present this year’s award at a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at the Regional Theatre of the Palouse

on Grand Avenue. Join us to discover who the deserving artist or patron of the arts will be. At 6:30 p.m., following the Mayor’s presentation, meet and greet some of the ArtWalk Main Event participating. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

• The main event of ArtWalk 2017 takes place from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Look for the ArtWalk insert in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and at participating businesses downtown. Be sure to visit all the stops on the ArtWalk map, and don’t miss the Pullman School District display in the City Hall garage. Be sure to sign in at each stop so that we can see how many visitors we have. We hope to see you there! • Kid’s Art Studio Join the Pullman Arts Commission from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at Neill Public Library. The Kid’s Art Studio will offer a great opportunity for kids of all ages to experience hands-on art activities. Let your creative mind loose with a variety of materials and techniques.

Pullman PD welcomes new staff Police Records Specialist Elizabeth Willits joined the department at the end of December. Specialist. She grew up in New Mexico and holds an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology from the University of New Mexico. Willitts lives in Pullman with her husband, Dale, and 5-year-old daughter, Aralia. Her husband, Dale, is an assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology at WSU. Teayana Dillon is the newest Pullman Police Officer. Dillon went to Republic High School and then attended WSU for 2½ years working on a degree in Criminal Justice. She most recently worked as a loss prevention officer at the Pullman Walmart. She lives in Moscow and her hobbies are riding horses and working on cars. She recently adopted a neglected horse from a horse shelter. She graduated Basic Law Enforcement Academy in February. Kelly Smith started as a Records Specialist in early March. Smith graduated from Kamiaken High School in Kennewick and earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Basin College in Pasco. She most recently worked as an Administrative Assistant for H2E, Inc., an electrical engineering firm in Liberty Lake. Riley Harkins started as a Police Officer Trainee in April, is attending the Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien, and will graduate in August. Harkins attended Pullman High School and then the University of Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health. She has worked as a server at Gambino’s in Moscow since 2014. Harkins also volunteers as manager for the University of Idaho Wrestling Club.

ACTIVE ADULTS Conner Museum Tour/WSU Rec. Center

transformations, all the moments you love, plus some We will have lunch first at Zoe’s restaurant. Then we’ll surprising new twists. Don’t miss this hilarious and view the largest public collection of birds and mammals in romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had the Pacific Northwest, right in town on the WSU campus. a dream or a wish. Lunch before the show will be at the Safari Restaurant in Spokane’s Davenport Towers. Home This museum houses over 700 mounted birds and mammals! Then we’ll head to the WSU Recreation Center pickup begins a 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by May for a facility tour. Home pickup begins at 10:30 a.m. on 1. No refunds after this date because the tickets are preWednesday, May 10. We leave city hall at 11:30 a.m. and return about 2:30 p.m. Register by May 8. *Fee: $6, which purchased. *Fee: $69, which includes admission, escort includes admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost is and transportation. Meal cost not included. not included. Dental Screening A free dental screening for those who are age 65 Palouse Falls and older, sponsored by the Washington Dental Service A sight to behold, this unique 200-foot waterfall is virtually out in the middle of nowhere. Bring your camera Foundation, will be held at the Pullman Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 17. After your for your pictures of this beautiful falls and surrounding screening, you will receive a free oral hygiene kit and a area near Washtucna, Wash. We will stop in Colfax for breakfast at the Top Notch Café. Snacks will also be served $25 gift card. Call the senior center at 509-338-3307 to in the park. Home pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, make an appointment as there are a limited number of spots available. Refreshments will be provided. May 11. We leave city hall at 8:30 a.m. and return about 5:30 p.m. Register by May 5. *Fee: $16, which includes NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2017 snacks, escort and transportation. Meal cost is not Summer Parks & Recreation brochure and may fill included. up due to pre-registration.

Best of Broadway presents ‘Cinderella’ This lush production of a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

May 2017

Outside spring cleaning tips

Pullman Fire Department has a few safety tips and suggestions for those spring cleanup activities. • Rake up leaves, dead limbs and twigs. Remove dead branches that extend over the roof. Prune tree branches and shrubs within 15 feet of a stovepipe or chimney outlet. • Remove leaves and rubbish from around and under wooden decks or porches, beneath windows, or next to vehicles. • Regularly clean your roofs and gutters. What are you going to do with your yard waste? Remember that burning yard waste, trash or debris is prohibited within Pullman city limits. If you are into gardening composting, is a great way to get rid of those old leaves. Not into composting, have it picked up by Pullman Disposal Service or haul your yard waste out to the Whitman County Landfill and dump it at no cost. Call (334-1914) or go to Pullman Disposal Service’s web site htm to find out more about their yard waste collection service. Some other spring activities might involve gasoline, paint thinners, and flammable materials. Think about the increased danger of such products as you use them. Treat flammable liquids with respect because they are always ready to ignite from a cigarette, static spark or other source of ignition. • Place your outdoor cooking equipment on a non-combustible base if possible and keep it away from materials, which will readily ignite such as the vinyl siding of your home. • Keep a clear 10-foot area around propane tanks and the barbecue. • When dumping ashes, put them in a metal bucket and either soak in water or let stand for several days before disposing of them. Do not place coals in a paper bag or cardboard box. • Store gasoline, oily rags and other flammable materials in approved safety cans. Place cans in a safe location away from the base of buildings and hot water heaters. • To properly dispose of household chemicals, old paints, etc. call the Whitman County Solid Waste Transfer Station 334-2400 for information on what chemicals can or cannot be accepted and hours of operation. • Always wear proper sight, hearing and foot protection when using power tools including weed trimmers and lawn mowers. Don’t forget to shut down the tool when refueling, unclogging or anytime you have to get your hands near the cutting part of the tool.

City of Pullman

May 2017

Gear up for summer at your library Neill Public Library is gearing up for summer reading for children, teens and adults. We’ve planned so many fun activities and great performances by jugglers, comedians, actors, a magician and more! Kickoff is June 16. Make plans to join the fun! Watch for more details at the library and on the library’s website

Adult Library Programs • English Conversation Club meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the library’s Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison (208) 310-0962 or for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in the Hecht meeting room to discuss Palisades Park by Alan Brennert. For more information, contact Rezina Emmons at (509) 3343595. • Good Yarns Knitting and Crocheting Group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every in the Hecht meeting Room. For more information, contact the library at (509) 334-3595. • Sew Happy Hand & Machine Sewing Club meets from 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. For more information, contact Linhda at (509) 332-5340 or

Children’s Programs Pre-registration is not required for any of our Youth Service Programs. For more information contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or (509) 338-3258. • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays OR Thursdays. Call for weekly scheduling.

• Time For Two’s Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:3011 a.m. every Wednesday. • Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. every Thursday. • Family Story Time (for young children of all ages) from 6-6:30 p.m. every Tuesdays. • Legos® and More! (ages 5 years and above) from 3:45-4:45 on Tuesday, May 2, drop in and join your friends for Legos Time! Imagine, build, create! Thousands of Legos await you.

Library Hours Monday to Thursday • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday • noon – 6 p.m. Neill Public Library • 210 N. Grand Ave • (509) 334-3595

Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13 Imagine Pullman with crumbling infrastructure and polluted rivers and streams. Imagine going through daily life without safe drinking water, swimming pools and public recreation facilities, and without police and fire protection, a public library, emergency medical services, or public transportation. Even if all of these were supported financially, you would still have nothing to enjoy without dedicated public servants carrying out their missions. City of Pullman employees are proud to serve you. Celebrate your public servants. They go out of their way make a difference for you, every day.

PARKS & RECREATION Adult Golf Lessons The 2017 adult golf lesson program, hosted at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club practice facility will be taught by head golf professional Jeremy Wexler. This five-lesson series will cover all aspects of the game from putting through driving, rules of the game, and course etiquette. Participants will learn the basics in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. Come and enjoy learning the game, and bring a friend or two to join you. If needed, the Palouse Ridge Golf Club will provide golf clubs. Lessons are from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 17–June 14. *Fee: $70.

T-ball Boys and girls will be introduced to hitting a ball from an adjustable tee instead of hitting a pitched ball. The fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, team play, and good sportsmanship will be emphasized. Participants should have their own baseball glove. Youth currently pre-kindergarten (5 years old) to kindergarten are welcome to participate. Program meets from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, May 8-June 21. * Fee: $40, which includes a hat.

Rookie League Boys and girls will be introduced to hitting a coach-pitched ball. The fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, team play, and good sportsmanship will be emphasized. Participants should have their own baseball glove. Youth currently in grades 1 and 2 are welcome to participate. Program meets from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 9-June 22. * Fee: $40, which includes a hat.

Pitching Machine Baseball Pullman Youth Baseball is partnering with Pullman Parks & Recreation to offer this new baseball league! This coed instructional, machine-pitch program emphasizes sportsmanship and fundamentals in a fun-filled atmosphere. The emphasis will be on teaching the fundamentals: throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, team play, and good sportsmanship. Participants should have their own baseball glove. Fee includes hat. Uniform top will be the Pullman Parks & Recreation blue/white reversible top. This program is intended for kids that have played at least one year of Rookie League and who are not registering for PYBA Minors. Youth who are currently 8 years old are welcome to register. Program meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings May 9-June 22 from 6-7 p.m. *Fee: $50.

Preschool Open House Pullman Parks & Recreation will host an Open House at the Pioneer Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 for new families who are interested in our 2017-2018 Preschool Program which begins late August. Meet the teachers, see our classrooms, and tour the facility. For more information call (509) 338-3227 or visit our website at Open registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 12.

Adult Coed Soccer League Pullman and Moscow Parks and Recreation encourage you to join the Co-Ed Soccer League! Soccer encourages full body motion, along with running, jumping, and an overall aerobic exercise that is great for all ages and ability. This 8-on-8 league will play games at WSU playfields in Pullman and Oylear Field in Moscow. Games are 30-minute halves and will be officiated using qualified officials. Registration packets will be available May 1. Registration Will be accepted May 30-Jun 2. Games: Tuesday/Thursday evenings Jun 15-Aug 3. Team Fee: $475.

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Directory of City Officials Elected Officials Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor Jeff Hawbaker...................................... Councilmember Fritz Hughes......................................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Administration Adam Lincoln...................................... City Supervisor Joanna Bailey ..................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.

Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

May is National Bike Month Communities across the nation, including Pullman, celebrate National Bike Month. Some events include: • May 10: Bike to School Day • May 15-19: Bike to Work Week • May 18: Ride of Silence ( • May 19: Bike to Work Day On May 10, Pullman police officers will be on bike patrol around Pullman schools to promote bike safety with bike riding students. We ask drivers to be extra careful and to be on the watch for bicyclists. We encourage all bicyclists to follow the law, to be predictable and conspicuous, to think ahead, to make your bike ride-ready and carry tools and supplies for your ride, and to wear a helmet. For more information, visit,,, and

PAFC family fun programs for May • Swim Technique Clinics help you or your child improve your stroke. Come to the Aquatic Center clinics from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 12, 19, and 26. Our swim instructors and coaches guide you in some fun group instruction. Fee: $7.50 for the entire time! • WEX class in the evenings may be just what you need if you can’t make our daytime water exercise classes. We offer a 7 p.m. class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is great for those who work during the day, and for anyone who wants jointfriendly exercise out of the weather. PAFC is closed Sunday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry Street (509) 338-3290 •

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2016 Consumer Confidence Report for the City of Pullman, Wash. Drinking Water System Dear Water Customers: The city of Pullman Water Department is pleased to present a summary on the quality of the water provided to you during the past year. The federal Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that utilities issue an annual “Consumer Confidence” report to customers in addition to other notices that may also be required by law. This report details where our water comes from, what it contains, and the risks that water testing and water treatment are designed to prevent. The city of Pullman is committed to providing you with a safe and reliable water supply. Informed customers are our best allies in maintaining safe drinking water. City of Pullman drinking water meets or surpasses most federal and state drinking water standards. Call us for more information about the next opportunity for public participation in decisions about our drinking water, or find out more on the Internet at http:// Overview In 2016, the city of Pullman Water Department pumped, treated, and distributed over 917 million gallons of water. The average daily use per capita for the year was

Important Definitions • Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Water Source • Action Level (AL): The concentration of a Pullman is supplied by groundwater pumped from five contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or wells located throughout the city. The wells range in depth other requirements that a water system must follow. from 167 to 932 feet. • Treatment Technique (TT): A required process An Explanation of the Water Quality Data Table intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in The table displays the results of our water quality drinking water. analyses. Every regulated contaminant that was detected • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): in the water— even in the most minute traces, is listed The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking here. The table contains the name of each substance, the water. There is convincing evidence that addition of highest level allowed by regulation; the ideal goals for a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial public health, the amount detected, the usual sources of contaminants. such contamination, footnotes explaining the findings, • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): and a key to units of measurement. The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. 91 gallons per person. The City also distributed free water conservation devices to the public. The city of Pullman is an active member of the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC) and, with the support of the citizens of Pullman, has made great strides in maintaining, protecting, and conserving the City’s water supply. For more information on the mission of PBAC visit the PBAC website at http://

EPA Primary Standards Contaminant1

Date Sampled 2

Range of Detections Unit MCL MCLG 6

Major Sources in Drinking Water


Barium 11/16/2016 0.0707 - 0.0969 mg/l 2 2

Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.



Water additive to control microbes


Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits.



0 - 0.77


MRDL=4.0 MRDLG=4.0

Chromium (Total) 11/16/2016 0.00121 - 0.00302 mg/l 0.1 0.1

Copper3 11/16/2016 0.00249 - 0.248 mg/l AL=1.3 AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits


Fluoride 12/6/2016 0.433 - 1.56 ppm 4.0 4.0

Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories


Gross Alpha Radiation 5/7/2015 0.246 - 1.71 pCi/l 15 0 Erosion of natural deposits of certain mineral that are radioactive and may emit a form of radiation known as "alpha radiation".


Lead4 10/31/2016 0.00103 - 0.00795 mg/l AL=0.015 AL=0.0 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits


Nitrate as Nitrogen 7/14/2015 3.42 mg/l 10 10 Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage


Radium 228 5/7/2015 0.0321 - 0.631 pCi/l 5 0 Erosion of natural deposits Selenium 5/22/2013 0.00158 mg/l 0.05 0.05 Discharge from petroleum refineries and mines; erosion of natural deposits

No No

Total Trihalomethane 8/12/2016 0.4 - 7.65 ug/l 80 n/a Byproduct of drinking water disinfection




0.027 - 0.69

Soil runoff



Date2 Sampled

Range of6 Detections Unit MCL MCLG

Major Sources in Drinking Water




2.41 - 8.56



Erosion of natural deposits




5 - 10

color unit


Erosion of natural deposits





EPA Secondary Standards

Copper 11/16/2016 0.00249 - 0.248 mg/l AL=1.3 AL=1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits


Fluoride 12/6/2016 0.433 - 1.56 ppm 4.0 4.0

Water additive which promotes strong teeth; erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories




0.358 - 0.412



Erosion of natural deposits




0.0322 - 0.0519



Erosion of natural deposits




2.01 - 8.7



Erosion of natural deposits


Total Dissolved Solids


204 - 224



Erosion of natrual deposits




0.00154 - 0.00589



Erosion of natural deposits



Key: ND = None Detected ppb = parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/L) ppm = parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/L) umhos/cm = micromhos per centimeter

To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes limits on the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). Our drinking water is groundwater supplied by five underground wells. As water travels over the surface of or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and radioactive materials, and can pick up many substances produced by the presence of animals or human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can occur naturally or result from storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, storm water runoff, and residential uses. • Microbial contaminants such as viruses, parasites and bacteria that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations or wildlife. • Radioactive contaminants which can occur naturally or result from oil and gas production and mining activities. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organics, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, storm water runoff and septic systems. Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, those who have had organ transplants, those with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). In Washington State, lead in drinking water comes primarily from materials and components used in household plumbing. The more time water has been sitting in pipes the more dissolved metals, such as lead, it may contain. Elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially in pregnant women and young children. To help reduce potential exposure to lead: for any drinking water tap that has not been used for six hours or more, flush water through the tap until the water is noticeably colder before using for drinking or cooking. You can use the flushed water for watering plants, washing dishes or general cleaning. Only use water from the cold-water tap for drinking, cooking and especially for making baby formula. Hot water is likely to contain higher levels of lead. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water is available from EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or online at

National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Compliance

Footnotes: 1. Only contaminants that were found in the drinking water are listed. 2. Some contaminants are not required to be sampled annually. Only the most recent sample date is listed. 3. The highest detection is reported as the 90th percentile sample. In 2016 a total of 35 samples were analyzed with 0 above the Action Limit 4. The highest detection is reported as the 90th percentile sample. In 2016 a total of 35 samples were analyzed with 0 above the Action Limit 5. Iron and manganese are not regulated by the EPA, however, the Washington State Department of Health has established a Secondary MCL for iron and manganese. Secondary MCLs are based on factors other than health effects. For these contaminants, aesthetic quality is the basis for the Secondary MCL. There are no requirements to treat or remove these contaminants from the drinking water. 6. The lowest to highest detected contaminant levels for any contaminant for samples taken between 1/1/2012 and 12/31/2016.

Required Additional Health Information

Other Monitoring The City of Pullman also tests for other substances and microscopic organisms that are sometimes found in water for which no standards have been set. The City has taken the initiative to monitor issues that concern the people in this area, even though the City is not required by law to do so. As part of the City’s water quality report, it is important to point out that tests have been performed to detect the presence of herbicides and pesticides and no evidence of either has been found. The City of Pullman is active in protecting the community and will notify consumers immediately of any waterborne health threat. The City of Pullman Water Department is available to answer any questions regarding water quality and supply. Please contact Art Garro at (509)338-3238 for more information.

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Pullman School District

May 2017

We value your feedback! Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members, Pullman Public Schools has used the ThoughtExchange process since 2014 to engage with our community, seeking feedback regarding various district initiatives. This has included gathering thoughts about how we are doing and ways we can improve. Since implementing the ThoughtExchange process, we have received valuable feedback and have taken measures to implement many new ideas based on your suggestions. I would like to share just some of the steps taken by schools and the district. Spring 2014 – we launched our first Community Engagement using ThoughtExchange. Some of the community thoughts and actions taken by the district and schools: • Feedback: Concern over growing class sizes and overcrowding in schools • Action taken: We presented a bond to voters to build a fourth elementary school to alleviate crowding in schools

• Feedback: Healthier, fresher, locally sources lunch offerings • Action taken: implementation of a wellness committee to guide nutrition services’ goals Spring 2015 – we launched an Extra-Curricular Activities Engagement using ThoughtExchange. A sample of the community thoughts and actions taken by the district and schools: • Feedback: Increase PHS school spirit and student leadership • Action taken: a PHS leadership class was created • Feedback: Increase STEM opportunities in schools • Action taken: We added a STEM specialist to serve all three elementary schools • Feedback: Increase club opportunities at elementary schools • Action taken: added additional clubs at each elementary

a fourth elementary school to alleviate crowding in schools • Feedback: Address the needs of highly capable students • Action taken: new highly capable identification and referral process and program structure Fall 2016 – we launched a ThoughtExchange focusing on communications. A sample of the community thoughts and actions taken by the district and schools: • Feedback: Consolidate event calendars • Action taken: implemented PeachJar newsletters, sent weekly to all parents • Feedback: Increase utilization of social media • Action taken: increased presence on a variety of social media communications • Feedback: Increase and improve information provided to new parents • Action taken: developed and implemented new plan to welcome and inform new parents & students

Fall 2015 – we launched another ThoughtExchange process for general feedback. Below are a sample of the We are grateful for the valuable feedback and thoughts • Feedback: Desire for full day kindergarten community thoughts and actions taken by the district and you provide. Your involvement in the ThoughtExchange • Action taken: We began planning for implementation schools. process is appreciated and it will continue to guide us to of full day kindergarten, and implemented in the fall • Feedback: Provide more time for lunch at the better serve our community and the children, families and of 2016 (a year earlier than required by the state) elementary level staff we serve. We encourage your continued engagement • Feedback: Desire for more foreign language • Action taken: increased lunch minutes at Franklin in this process! opportunities for students elementary and clarified lunch times at Sunnyside and Bob Maxwell • Action taken: French was added as a foreign language Jefferson elementary schools Superintendent offered at Lincoln Middle School • Feedback: Desire to address district growth • Action taken: We presented a bond to voters to build

The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.


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Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

May 2017

Pullman School District

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Pullman Schools Aim to Provide “Soft Skills” Education in Addition to Academic Instruction Craig Nelson Principal, Jefferson Elementary The Pullman schools are working every day to prepare students for a bright future. Many people think that this is limited to academic instruction as the core of preparing for that future. In fact, the schools are also working on what are called “soft skills”. These are the skills that employers are looking for as well. The different sets of skills needed to succeed in the employment market are all important. Numerous studies have identified these critical employability skills, referred to as "soft skills." The skills from these many studies are collected into this list of skills most frequently mentioned. These skills are being taught in the Pullman Public Skills in every grade level kindergarten through 12th grade. This list was collected and published by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.

Skills Most Sought After by Employers

employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day - on time - and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions. Loyalty. Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company—even at times when the company is not necessarily loyal to its employees. Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion. The job-seekers who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion—and who demonstrate this enthusiasm through their words and actions. Professionalism. Deals with acting in a responsible and fair manner in all your personal and work activities, which is seen as a sign of maturity and selfconfidence; avoid being petty.

So, what are these critical employability skills that employers demand of job-seekers?

Self-Confidence. Look at it this way: if you don't believe in yourself, in your unique mix of skills, education, and abilities, why should a prospective employer? Be confident in yourself and what you can offer employers.

Communications Skills (listening, verbal, written). By far, the one skill mentioned most often by employers is the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively. Successful communication is critical in business.

Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision. While teamwork is always mentioned as an important skill, so is the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.

Analytical/Research Skills. Deals with your ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.

Willingness to Learn. No matter what your age, no matter how much experience you have, you should always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. Jobs are constantly changing and evolving, and you must show an openness to grow and learn with that change. President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3 Final Thoughts Employability skills and

Computer/Technical Literacy. Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and email. Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities. Deals with your ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments. Interpersonal Abilities. The ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with co-workers is essential given the amount of time spent at work each day. Leadership/Management Skills. While there is some debate about whether leadership is something people are born with, these skills deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers. Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness. There is possibly no bigger issue in the workplace than diversity, and job-seekers must demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures. Planning/Organizing. Deals with your ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe. Also involves goal-setting. Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity. Involves the ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with the available information and resources.

Board of Directors

personal values are the critical tools and traits you need to succeed in the workplace -- and they are all elements that you can learn, cultivate, develop, and maintain over your lifetime. Once you have identified the sought-after skills and values and assessed the degree to which you possess them, remember to document them and market them (in your resume, cover letter, and interview answers) for job-search success.

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4 Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5 Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2 Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Teamwork. Because so many jobs involve working in one or more workgroups, you must have the ability to work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal.

Personal Values Employers Seek in Employees Of equal importance to skills are the values, personality traits, and personal characteristics that employers seek. Look for ways to weave examples of these characteristics into your resume, cover letters, and answers to interview questions. Here is our list of the 10 most important categories of values. Honesty/Integrity/Morality. Employers probably respect personal integrity more than any other value, especially in light of the many recent corporate scandals. Adaptability/Flexibility. Deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects. Dedication/Hard-Working/Work Ethic/Tenacity. Employers seek jobseekers who love what they do and will keep at it until they solve the problem and get the job done. Dependability/Reliability/Responsibility. There's no question that all

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• Moscow Renaissance Fair, 10 a.m., East City Park • WCHS Dog Day at the Park, Bailey Brayton field, 1 p.m. • WSU baseball vs Oregon (game 3), 1 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field



• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565 • Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628

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• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, LMS Booster Meeting, 7 p.m.


• JES, PTA meeting, 7 p.m.



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• Pullman Chamber, General Membership Luncheon, noon, see pg 10 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • PDSC, Science Pub, Fungi, Paradise Creek Brewery, 6-8 p.m., see pg 19 • PRH, Community 8-week Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall


• PRH, Assessment & Treatment of Suicidal Patient, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Banyans on the Ridge Pavilion, see pg 3 • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Community 8 week Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • SES, PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.



• Bike to School Day • Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees 3 p.m., Neill Library • Pullman Farmers Market, Spot Shop parking lot, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m, PHS Board Room • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, PHS Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., PHS Theater


• PDSC, Kinder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • PSD, Board Work Session, 4:30 p.m, LMS • Pullman LWV, forum to assist PPD, 5:30 p.m., Umpqua Bank, lwvpullman. org • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, PHS Board Meeting, 7 p.m., PHS Counseling Center



May • Pullman ArtWalk Story Time for ages 2-12, Neill Public Library, 11:30 a.m.


• PRH, Advanced Care Planning Workshop, 9 a.m., see pg 3 • PSD, LMS Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.




• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • The Montessori School of Pullman, Annual Rummage Sale, Holiday Inn Express, 3 – 6 p.m. • Pullman ArtWalk, Mayor’s Award, RTOP Theatre, 5:30 p.m. • PSD, JES PTA Movie Night, 6 p.m. • PSD, PHS Rock Show, 7 p.m., PHS Theater • WSU baseball vs UCLA (game 1), 7 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field


• PRH, Aging in Mastery Program, 12:45 p.m., see pg 3 • WSU baseball vs Oregon (game 1), 5 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field



• Stamp Out Hunger, National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, see back cover • The Montessori School of Pullman, Annual Rummage Sale, Holiday Inn Express, 8 a.m. - noon • UofI Commencement • The Chipman & Taylor Classic Car Show, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., find them on Facebook • Koppel Farm Spring Fair, Open House and Plant Sale, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., find them on Facebook • Mother’s Day Victorian Tea, McConnell Mansion, Moscow, 1 p.m. • Pullman ArtWalk, Kid’s Art Studio, 4-6 p.m., Neill Public Library • Pullman ArtWalk, 4-8 p.m., throughout downtown • WSU baseball vs UCLA (game 2), 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field


• Moscow Renaissance Fair, 10 a.m., East City Park • WSU Commencement • PDSC, 3-D Printing, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., see pg 19 • Matilda & Blue, RTOP Theatre, 1:30 & 4 p.m. • Pullman Rotary Annual Spaghetti Feed, LMS, 5-7:30 p.m. • WSU baseball vs Oregon (game 2), 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field



VVLentil Festival Poster Unveiling, June 1 VVRosalia Battle Days, June 3 VVRide for a Cure, June 4 VVReaney Park Pool opens June 10 VVShakespeare in the Park, Merry Wives of Windsor, June 24 VV4th of July, Sunnyside Park, July 4 VVNational Lentil Festival, August 18-19

Coming up!

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Mother’s Day



• City offices closed, no public school

Memorial Day

• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, PHS Band Concert, 7 p.m., PHS Theater

• PRH, Pet Partners Workshop, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., see pg 3

• ‘Magnificent Desolation,’ a tour of the Apollo moon missions, WSU Planetarium, 5 p.m.


• PRH, Total Joint Preparation Class, 3 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 3 • Board of Adjustment, 7:30 p.m. City Hall



• WSU baseball vs UCLA (game 3), noon, Bailey-Brayton Field


• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Wellness for Life, noon, see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PSD, Collective Bargaining Meeting (teachers) open to the public, 3:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Community 8 week Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • PSD, LMS Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., LMS


• PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Community 8 week Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall


• WSU Museum, ‘Points of Interest: Reflections on Place,’ on exhibit through June 30 • PSD, LMS Coffee with Cameron, 7:30 a.m. • PRH, Infant Massage, 9:30 a.m., see pg 3 • PDSC, Wonder!Science, 1:30 p.m. • PDSC, Afterschool Science, 4 p.m. • PRH, Community 8 week Grief Support Group, 6:30 p.m., see pg 3 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall


• PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 3 • PSD, Collective Bargaining Meeting (secretaries) open to the public, 3:30 p.m., PHS Community Room • Pullman Farmers Market, Spot Shop parking lot, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station

27 • WSU baseball vs Stanford (game 3), 1 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field

• WSU baseball vs Stanford (game 2), 4 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • ‘Magnificent Desolation,’ a tour of the Apollo moon missions, WSU Planetarium, 7 p.m.

• PRH, Pet Partners Workshop, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., see pg 3 • Graham Academy Annual Spring Concert, 7 p.m., see pg 17



• Bike to Work Day • PRH, An Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3 • PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 3


• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College


• WSU baseball vs Stanford (game 1), 6 p.m., Bailey-Brayton Field • PSD, LMS 7th * 8th Band and Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., LMS Gym

• Pullman Farmers Market, Spot Shop parking lot, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PHS Board Room • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall



• LWV, Brown Bag, noon-1 p.m., Community Congregational,



• Pullman Farmers Market, Spot Shop parking lot, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. • PRH, Breast Cancer Support, 6 p.m., see pg 3

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Pullman Council on Aging

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May 2017

Pullman Community Council on Aging A legacy of caring for Pullman seniors Senior Chore Service 2016 Report Senior Chore Service, a volunteer chore network for seniors who need an extra hand around the house, is one of Pullman Community Council on Aging’s essential programs to assist Pullman seniors to remain in their homes. Community and university volunteers provide service free of charge, including yard care, light housework and maintenance, seasonal chores and companionship. In addition to individual volunteers, community and student groups provide one-time group service projects. Thank you to the generous individual and group volunteers who made 2016 a remarkable year of caring about Pullman senior citizens through Senior Chore Service.

Senior Chore Service Group Volunteers Eight community and university groups provided 22 chore crews, serving over 40 seniors with 440 hours of seasonal yard care, home care, and other tasks. These groups are a fantastic part of our community’s legacy of giving. • Campus Christian Fellowship

• Real Life Church Servefest

• LDS Pioneer Square Chore Crews

• WSU Center for Civic Engagement student teams

• Pi Beta Phi sorority, WSU • Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, WSU

• Washington Trust Bank.

• Pullman Rotary Club

Amazing SCS “Snow Angels” worked above and beyond all expectations this winter! They were crucial in digging out the exceptional amount of ice and snow during the winter months for a number of seniors. • Jim Hoar

• Greg Umbright

• Chimena Kabasenche

• WSU students through CCE

• Rhonda Skaggs

Notable Individual Volunteers Thirteen caring community members served 18 seniors in their homes 80 times during 2016 for a total of 170 volunteer hours. What a difference they have made in these seniors’ lives! These local community members investing in our neighbors and friends include: • Karen Barron • Megan Lee • Allyson Bradetich

• Jo Ann Mildren

• Jim Hoar

• Nick Umbright

• Greg Umbright

Contact Us

• Max Huffaker

• Cooper Jaquish • 509/334-2667 • 509/332-9627

• Jessica Williams

• Chimena Kabasenche

The Pullman Community Council on Aging improves the quality of life for local seniors through advocacy and action: identifying needs, developing solutions, and connecting resources. We operate  Pullman’s Meals on Wheels  Senior Chore Service We publish  “Guide to Senior Services for Pullman & Whitman County”. PCCoA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Whitman County Humane Society STAR PETS

 Sunshine  Sassy Sunshine is tons of fun and very sweet! She thinks she's an interior designer and is constantly rearranging her enclosure. She loves attention and praise. Sunshine is a big fan of nose tickles. She also has become quite the "mother figure" to her stuffed animals. She can be found grooming them and snuggling with them. Sunshine is extremely intelligent, she uses her litter box perfectly and even knows her name! Like most rabbits, Sunshine is not a big fan of being handled and can become quite territorial over her space. Because of this, she may not be the best fit for young children. Sunshine's adoption fee is $60. She is spayed and dewormed and is in great health. Come in to meet Sunshine today and the staff would be happy to talk all about her fun quirks!

In Search of Pooch Park Maintenance Would you like to exchange some hard work for Pooch Park at Pullman time? If so, we want to hear from you! Pooch Park is looking for a volunteer willing to fill the dog waste stations with poop bags, and change out and dump the trash bags in the waste roll-carts a few times a week every other month. You will receive a complimentary membership to the dog park for your help! We are looking for someone to start 5/1. If interested, please e-mail Thank you!

Donation Form Name ___________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ______________________________________________ Email ___________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Membership ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund ($15 students, $35 seniors, $40 individual, $60 family) Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society

Shoes for Shelters! Bring in your gently worn, used, or new shoes to WCHS! For each pound of shoes, WCHS receives 40 cents. The shoes will then be donated to countries in need, such as Haiti and Bolivia. WCHS will be taking shoes through the end of May.

Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • New shelter hours: OPEN Monday-Saturday 1-6 PM Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • • Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang • • Phone 332-3422 The next WCHS Board meeting will be held at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF), room 2018, at 6:15 PM on May 15. Meetings are open to the public.

May 2017

Gladish Community & Cultural Center Attend ArtWalk @ Gladish, in partnership with Pullman ArtWalk 2017! May 13, 2017 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Graham Ballet Theater/ Graham Academy Annual Spring Concert 2017 Saturday May 20th 2017 @ 7 PM 115 NW State St. Gladish Domey Auditorium

Artists featured include Francisco Aguilar, photographer; WSU Student Art; Sere, sculptor and painter; Larry Arbour, painter; Hiromi Okumura, painter; Chad Lambert, painter; Rachael Ritter, photographer and more. Live music featuring Elevator Music will start at 3:45 p.m. at the walking bridge entrance. Elevator Music musicians include Jason McDougall, Keadrin Dick and Kirill Polyanskiy. On Saturday May 20, 2017, Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet/ Graham Ballet Theater will host Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Spring Concert 2017 in Gladish Community and Cultural Center 115 NW State Pullman WA. The event will begin at 7 PM in Gladish Domey Auditorium Tickets are $19.00 at the door. This spring, we will be performing classical and contemporary works by Noreen Graham, Hannah Myers and Lulu Saberi. Established in 2001 by Noreen Graham (a former professional dancer with twenty years teaching and choreographic experience in the San Francisco Bay Area) Graham Ballet Theater is a unique local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The mission is to bring local professional-level dance training and performance to the area. Our focus is giving local students the opportunity to have the technical and artistic ability to achieve success at the national and international level. The school offers classes for ages 3 and above. Graham Academy students have been accepted into internationally-recognized summer and year round programs. This year Elsa Parent, Julia Jitkov, Daphne Felsted and Mya Hawreliak will be studying at a number of these summer intensives in addition to Graham Academy’s. Come support our young artists! Graham Ballet Theater has collaborated in performances with Sinombre Quartet, The Idaho Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Pullman Youth Choir and various local musicians. Since 2001, the company has mounted numerous new ballets to works by composers as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Karl Jenkins, Ahn Trio, YoYo Ma, Mozart, Arvo Part and Elgar. Every program includes new works by Ms. Graham and other local choreographers. For further information contact 509-338-4446,,, or look up our Facebook page - Graham Ballet Theater.

Special Thanks and Recognition for Friends of Gladish Membership 2017 Campaign Contributions!!! Betty Adams Pullman Disposal METER Group Inc. Edwin P. Garretson Tim and Diane March Michael and Carol Rydbom Richard and Carla Wesson Rosalie Harms Barb Simpson

Your valuable contributions help sustain Gladish Community and Cultural Center! Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279

ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117

SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

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Community Action Center

Chef’s Challenge Whips up Community Support for Kitchen

The first annual Chef’s Challenge to raise funds for the Community Kitchen pitted local chefs against each other in a race against the clock to complete gourmet dishes using ingredients commonly found at the food bank. Chef Matthew Lasof of WSU’s Northside Café went home with the Golden Spatula, while contenders Chef William Wohlfeil of South Fork and Ryan Avery enjoyed fervent support from their respective fan bases. The event raised nearly $3,000 in tickets and raffle sales, and together with corporate donations, including a generous gift from SEL, Community Action Center succeeded in reaching the goal of raising all necessary funds to complete the Community Kitchen. The Community Kitchen will serve as home base for food and nutrition classes at the food bank and allows Community Action Center to rescue and repackage healthy meals from WSU Dining Services and, in the future, other food businesses in Pullman. Thanks to our event sponsors: • Paradise Creek Brewery • AmeriCorps Vista • Washington State University

• WSU Center for Civic Engagement • Gladish Community & Cultural Center • Charlie’s Produce

We would also like to thank the Financial Sponsors who helped us to exceed our $21,000 fundraising goal to complete the Community Kitchen at Community Action Center! Thank you for your generosity, especially to SEL Inc. for an extremely generous donation we received at the event!

May 2017

Meet the Staff: Liz Corsetti, Section 8 Program Coordinator Describe what you do at Community Action Center. Our goal is to put families in safe, affordable housing. We work with landlords who provide housing for tenants. We make sure tenants’ income qualifies them for the program. We also help people who need help to find housing through the program. On a dayto-day basis, we make sure people continue to qualify for the program and that they have safe, affordable housing. We have landlords who love working with the program. Anyone can be a Section 8 landlord, they just have to be willing to partner with the program and meet our requirements. What’s the best part of your job? I would have to say seeing a family have enough income that they no longer qualify for the Section 8 program. That’s what makes the day-to-day struggle worth it for me. What do you do in your free time? Sleep! (laughs) We have a Chiweenie; he’s the office mascot as well. I like to take him out to parks and on walks. He’s my de-stressor. Some people have kids, I have a fur baby! What is your favorite movie? Do I have to pick just one? You can pick two or three. Dirty Dancing and Remember the Titans. It took me years to track down Remember the Titans on DVD. I finally found it at a yard sale. I love old school movies.

Meet the Board: Bill Skavdahl What is your day job? I’m a financial advisor at Waddell and Reed. How long have you served on the CAC board? I was on the board in the ‘90s for a few years, then left the board, then came back on in 2010. So, nine years in all: two in the ‘90s and the last seven years.

Community Need Remains High Over Summer Break It’s an annual ritual. As WSU students graduate each May and the campus empties out, Pullman’s population shrinks. Over summer vacation, our small town transforms into a bucolic backwater. Families go on extended trips and those left in Pullman listen to crickets and watch the wheat grow.

lunch. During the summer vacation the loss of that food results in more hunger. Although there are a few initiatives underway in Pullman to provide meals for kids over the weekend, Pullman does not have a summer lunch program for kids who qualify for free school meals.

At the Community Food Bank each summer, the shelves tend to mirror the emptiness of the town. While donations peak around Thanksgiving and Christmas, donation levels drop when residents leave over the summer. Food Bank staff and volunteers struggle to fill a need that is often greater in the summer than in the winter.

While working at the food bank last summer, Starkey noticed a family of six look over the depleted shelves. The kids were whining, saying they were hungry. Their mother told them she was sorry, but they had to take what was available at the food bank; they couldn’t afford other food. She asked Starkey for help and ideas in making the food that was available last longer.

“For people experiencing hunger, it doesn’t go away when school is out. In fact, often hunger is more of an issue in the summer months when families can’t fall back on school meals,” said Cheryl Starkey, Family Program Specialist at CAC.

Please help us avoid this type of preventable situation this summer. When everybody makes food donations over the summer months, Pullman can help meet basic needs for its most vulnerable residents.

Why do you serve on the board? I’m convinced I was put on this planet to serve others. In the same way as others have enriched my life, it’s important that I focus outward and serve others with my funds and time. What do you do in your free time? My wife Susie and I like to go to the lake in the summer, and go up to the mountains to ski in the winter. I’m also a runner. I like to stay active. I’m a gardener, too. Susie and I are involved with the college group at our church, the Evangelical Free Church. Susie is also very involved with the jazz choir at University of Idaho. Music is a big part of our lives. What is your favorite movie? It’s a Wonderful Life. Susie and I have watched it for years. We pull it out every December and make an event out of it. We’re both big Jimmy Stewart fans.

Community Food Bank

Community Food Bank hours:

Kids in poverty in Whitman County are usually enrolled in free meals at their local school, which covers breakfast and

Trivia Night at Rico’s Benefits Food Bank and Gardens Every Tuesday night at 7:00, trivia buffs have a chance to sharpen their skills while helping the Palouse’s most vulnerable residents. Rico’s hosts the Trivia Night event and takes up a collection each week to benefit the Food Bank and Gardens Program. Community Action Center staff members are on hand during Trivia Night each week to highlight how the Food Bank and Gardens makes a difference in the community and answer questions about the organization. They also have formed a team that competes weekly in the contest of wits. Trivia Night participants form teams of 3-5 people and compete for prizes donated by local businesses, such as coupons and gift cards. What: Trivia Night Benefitting Food Bank and Gardens Where: Rico’s Pub, 200 East Main Street in Pullman When: Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Food bank needs for May are: • • • • • •

Canned fruit Flour Sugar Cereal Jelly Mac ‘n’ Cheese

• Ravioli, Chili, Spaghetti, etc • Hearty soups • Soap • Toothbrushes/paste • Shampoo

You can bring donations to 350 SE Fairmont Road in Pullman weekdays from 8:00-4:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00).

May 2017

Palouse Discovery Science Center

 Pullman Community Update 19

May 2017 Activities at PDSC Though our daily science activities are typically geared for preschool-kindergarten aged children, we ensure that our lessons are adaptable and encourage all ages to participate!

Weekly Themes:

• May 2-5........................................................................ EGG-cellent! • May 9-12...................................................................... Frogs and Toads • May 16-19.................................................................... Bird Brained • May 23-26.................................................................... It’s a Jungle Out There! • May 30-June 2.............................................................. Reptile or Amphibian?


• Tues. May 2, 1:30.......................................................... Who Lays Eggs? 4:00.......................................................... Who Lays Eggs? • Wed. May 3, 1:30......................................................... How Big are Eggs? • Thu. May 4, 10:30......................................................... Eggs of Many Colors • Fri. May 5, 10:30........................................................... What’s Inside an Egg?

Frogs and Toads

• Tue. May 9, 1:30........................................................... What’s the Difference? 4:00............................................................ What’s the Difference? • Wed. May 10, 1:30....................................................... Tadpole Transformation • Thu. May 11, 10:30....................................................... Hopping Around • Fri. May 12, 10:30......................................................... Frog and Toad Noises

Science Pub Speaker & Topics Spring Mushrooms and Morels Dr. Lori Carris is a mycologist and professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Washington State University. Lori has taught classes on fungi for the university and community, has led spring and mushroom forays in the area for over 25 years, and has a passion for everything related to fungi.

Bird Brained

Fungal Plant Pathogens Which Can Produce Odd Symptoms

It’s a Jungle Out There!

Rachel Bomberger is a Plant Diagnostician for the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University. At the Plan Pest Diagnostic Clinic, Rachel diagnoses all manners of plant problems including those caused by pathogens and pests, such as fungi and arthropods, as well as problems cause by environmental stress an disorders. When not doing “C.S.I.” on plants, Rachel can be found outside with her dogs.

• Tue. May 16, 1:30........................................................ Bird Feathers 4:00......................................................... Bird Feathers • Wed. May 17, 1:30....................................................... Bird Wings • Thu. May 18, 10:30....................................................... Bird Feet • Fri. May 19, 10:30......................................................... Bird Beaks • Tue. May 23, 1:30......................................................... Layers of the Rainforest 4:00.......................................................... Layers of the Rainforest • Wed. May 24, 1:30....................................................... Does it always rain in the Rainforest? • Thu. May 25, 10:30....................................................... Rainforest Plants • Fri. May 26, 10:30......................................................... Rainforest Animals

Reptile or Amphibian

• Tue. May 30, 1:30......................................................... Turtle Time 4:00.......................................................... Turtle Time • Wed. May 31. 1:30....................................................... World’s Biggest Amphibian • Thu. June 1, 10:30........................................................ Which is Which? • Fri. June 2, 10:30.......................................................... Axel the Axolotl

SCHEDULE 6pm Presentations Begin 6:45pm Presentations Conclude 6:45-7pm Q & A 7-8pm Informal discussion and opportunity to interact with speakers Science Pub takes place at Paradise Creek Brewery. Topics and presentors are arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center. All donations support the Palouse Discovery Science Center.

Open Hours: • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • Junior Scientists (ages 2-14)........ $6 • Adult Scientists (ages 15-54)....... $7.50 • Senior Scientists (55 years +)...... $6.50 • Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE • Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS! Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) Visit our website for program and scheduling information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

May 2017

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

May 2017

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Living on the Palouse if you have any questions regarding the design and construction industry feel free to email me at

SYG Nursery 3252 Brayton Rd Pullman, WA (509) 332-3900

NEW MEMBERS Robville Homes 218 NW Sunrise Dr Pullman, WA (509) 432-8000 Washington State Magazine Larry Clark 2013C IT Building Washington State University Pullman, WA (509) 335-2388

• Pre-Construction/Program Development • Owner Representative/Project Management • Forensic Property, Construction Analysis & Expert Witness Services • Strategic Thinking/Development & Planning/Organizational Alignment • Training, Workshops, Seminars, Coaching/Mentoring & Speaking Services described below:

Pre-Construction/Program Development/Construction/Project Management Supporting developers and owners Total Construction Services provides vast project experience in all sectors of the industry. We can provide limited to full project management services through all phases of the project. This has allowed our clients to save considerable time and money over the life of the project.

Forensic Property & Construction Analysis The TCS group can provide logical and consistent professional expert witness services utilizing research and analysis serving property owners, and their managers, insurance companies, attorneys and contractors regarding insurance claims, litigation, claims prevention and dispute resolution.

Strategic Thinking, Development & Planning Organizational Alignment What is your strategy? Your strategy is your direction or plan for your future over the long-term. In order to be successful. Leadership is essential for success. All stakeholders in your organization must understand their roles.

Kindred Hospice 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd #610 Pullman, WA (509) 332-2236

Training, Seminars, Workshops, Coaching/Mentoring & Speaking



Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Total Construction Services, Inc. works with Owners, Designers & Constructors solving problems regarding all sectors of the design and construction industry. Total Construction Services, Inc. (TCS) founded in 2001 provides dedicated project services and organizational support to select clients across the northern hemisphere. Our core business services include:

Almota Inn at Boyer Park and Marina BookPeople of Moscow Boy Scouts of America Carmel Minogue CPA & Associates Inc Evergreen Tire Grayslate Apartments Gritman Medical Center Heritage Wheel & Tire Home&Harvest Magazine HOPE Center Moscow Kimball Funeral Home Palouse Trading Pullman Christian Childcare Center Pullman Civic Trust Pullman Dental Care/John McInturff DDS Pullman Lions Club Pullman Regional Hospital Pullman Subway Sella’s Calzone, Pizza & Pasta Whitman County Historical Society WSECU - Bishop

We can offer a unique mix of training programs, workshops and seminars including speaking for your current engagements. We can develop a specialized curriculum or format for your needs or you can take advantage of one of our unique programs.

Taylor McCoy Taylor McCoy’s swim accomplishments are too numerous to detail here, but a few highlights are: WIAA State Athlete of the Week, District Swimmer of the Year, four time District and two time State Swimmer of the Meet, seven individual State titles, part of five Desiree Tennant PHS and three District Desiree Tennant doesn’t know where she would be without records, 1st place finish the good times she enjoyed in the PHS choirs with Mr. Mielke at the 2016 Western Zone and her fellow students. One of her favorite memories at PHS was Sectionals, 2016 Olympic the Rock Show during her freshman year. Rehearsing outside due Trials Qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke, and USA Swimming to a power failure is a memory she’ll treasure. Scholastic All-American for her sophomore and junior years. Desiree plans to become an elementary school music teacher Taylor remains on track to earn that honor her senior year. to pass on her love of music to the next generation. She will As a PHS student, Taylor has been on Athletic Council each of attend Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas with a softball her four years, and she also earned a varsity letter for the PHS scholarship. Desiree’s major will be Music Education. swim team all four years. In her Senior year at PHS, Desiree has been involved in Spirit Club, Varsity Softball, and she is the President of both the Treble Triad and the Advanced Ensemble. She also finds time to work at McDonald’s. In her freshman-junior years at PHS, Desiree participated in even more activities: she was a member of the Volley ball team, the Softball team, Treble Triad, Advanced Ensemble and FFA.

Taylor’s hard work has resulted in her earning a swim scholarship to Washington State University. Taylor’s career goals are to be an Olympic/National team swimmer, and eventually a swim coach.

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Pullman Chamber of Commerce

May 2017

Thank you to all who attended Cabaret: An Evening in Wonderland and helped to make it another fantastic event this year. Funds raised by Cabaret make up to 35% of the yearly operating budget for the Pullman Chamber of Commerce; these funds enable us to achieve our vision of “Making Pullman a better place to live, work and do business.”

Special thanks to:

Mattress Outlet, Hotel Murano, Hyperspud Sports, Inland Cellular, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, Inter-State Aviation, Inc, Irwin, Myklebust, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Washington State University, Dissmore’s IGA, Your Pullman Radio Stations, SEL Event Center, Savage & Brown, j&h Printing, JJ Building Supplies, Jonny Fisher, DDS, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, La Casa Lopez, Les Schwab Tire Happy Day Catering, Mayor Glenn Johnson, Patrick Merry, ASWSU, Center, Life Flight, Meguiar’s, Michael L. Lowery, CPA, Miller Coors/ Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Inland Cellular, Irwin, Myklebust, Savage Odom Distributing, Merry Cellars, Moscow & Pullman Building Supply, & Brown, Kohut & Kohut, Martonick Law, Northwest Mutual Financial Moscow Food Co-op, Myers Auto Rebuild & Towing, National Lentil Network, Paradise Creek Brewery, Presnell Gage, Pullman Regional Hospital, RE/MAX Home and Land - Joe Pitzer, Beatriz Schweitzer, South Festival, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Northwest Auto Parts, NRS, Office Depot, Old European, Palouse Chamber of Commerce, Palouse Country Fork Public House, Waddell & Reed, Washington Trust, Carol Cooper, Candy, Palouse Discovery Science Center, Palouse Land Trust, Palouse Marie Dymkoski, Matthew Dymkoski, Sue Guyett, Sabrina Imler, Payton Ridge Golf Club, Palouse River Rollers, Paradise Creek Brewery, Peet Krumsick, Kimberly Marshall, Britnee Packwood, Lisa Thompson, Dryer, Inc, Pickard Orthodontics, Potlatch 1 Federal Credit Union, Tony Brookelynn Graditi, Noell Kinyon and PCMA. Poston, Pratt Mayflower, Precision Engraving, Pullman Chamber of Thank you to the following businesses and donors: Commerce, Pullman Civic Theatre, Pullman Disposal Service, Pullman Fire Department, Pullman Police Department, Pullman Subway, Pullman AAA Washington, Ace Hardware, Pullman, LLC, Airway Hills Golf Vision Source, Residence Inn by Marriott, Rico’s Pub, Rockstar Tan Center, Alaska Airlines, Allegra/Image 260, Altura College, Anytime Bar, Rod Schwartz -, Rowland Estates, Salmon River Fitness Pullman, ArtBeat, Inc, At Home Design, Avista Utilities, B&L Experience, Sam Dial Jewelers, Sella’s Calzone & Pizza, Shear Heaven, Bicycles, Banner Bank, Banyan’s on the Ridge, Best Western Wheatland Sid’s Pharmacy, Simply Nails, Slinkey the Clown, SNAP Fitness, Spokane Inn, Birch & Barley, Bishop Place, Blood Diamond Ink, BookPeople Indians Baseball Club, Spokane Comedy Club, Spot Shop, Studio 1892 (a of Moscow, Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, Brian’s Body Shop, Busch Distributors, Matt & Lynda Carey, Carmel Minogue, CASK, Carol Chipman, division of the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow Pullman Daily News), Sun Rental, Swire Coca Cola, SYG Nursery & Landscaping, The Black Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet, Clandestine Vapes, Clearwater Canyon Cypress, The Breakfast Club, The Churchyard Inn, The Davenport Hotel, Cellars, Clearwater Group at Morgan Stanley, ClearView Eye Clinic The Hilltop Inn, The Montessori School of Pullman, The Seasoned House, Audiology & Aesthetics, Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort & Hotel, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, College Hill Custom Threads, Columbia Bank, Colorful The Shop at the Barn, The Yarn Underground, LLC, Three Rivers Craft Shop, Triple Play, USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council, Village Centre Cinemas, Creations by Renee, Cori Dantini, Cougar Entertainment, Crimson Waddell & Reed Financial Planners, Walmart, Washington Federal Bank, & Gray, Dancing Chocolate, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, Design Washington Trust Bank, Wheatland Express, Dave Whitehead, Pat and Effects, doTerra, Eastside Marketplace, Evergreen Tire, Fairfield Inn & Ray Wright, Wysup Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Angie Wysup, Michael and Suites, Festival Dance, Flowers, Décor and More, Friends of Whitman Shelly Wysup, YMCA of the Palouse, Zeppoz, and Zoe Coffee & Kitchen County Library, Gentle Earth Acupuncture, Gladish Community & Cultural Center, Gritman Medical Center, Higginson’s Home Center &

General Membership


SPEAKER: WSU President Kirk Schulz: State of the University Date: May 9, 2017,12-1pm HOSTED AT: Banyans on the Ridge CATERED BY: Banyans on the Ridge Cost is $12 for Pullman Chamber members who prepay or are invoiced prior to May 5; $15 day of luncheon and for non-chamber members RSVP by noon on Friday, May 5 to or 334-3565, or register online at

Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • • Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood • Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall

Pullman Chamber of Commerce

May 2017

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Habitat for Humanity Event Sponsors

Home Builder Sponsors

Thank you to all our guests and supporters for making Beans 'n' Jeans 2017 a success! Foundation Layer Sponsors • Alpine Vision Center • Andrea Beckett & Jeri Pool • Brent and Donna Bradberry • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, Pullman & Moscow • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Nazerali • Connie Hall • Dale and Carolyn Knowles • Dave Ostrom • Fairfield Inn and Suites, Moscow • Jennifer Ewers, Attorney at Law • Joyous Joisters • Kathy & Bryan Slinker • Latah Credit Union • P1FCU • Plateau Archeological Investigations • Virginia and Alan Martinson • Team Idaho Real Estate & GeoSep Services • Wells Fargo Bank, Moscow & Lewiston

Auction Donors

• 1912 Center • Airway Hills Driving Range & Miniature Golf • Alan & Virginia Martinson • Alaska Airlines • Ampersand Oil and Vinegar Tap House • Amber’s Grooming Salon • Amy McMurtrey • Andrea Beckett • Anytime Fitness Moscow • Artisans at the Dahmen Barn

• Ash Bay Builders • Atom Heart Music • B & L Bicycles • Banyans on the Ridge • Bertie’s Gift Shoppe at Gritman Hospital • Best Western Plus University Inn • Hotel & Conference Center • Bev & Mike Madsen • Bonnie’s Bags • Brent & Donna Bradberry • Brian Loomis, Team Idaho • Real Estate • Brused Books • Busch Distributors • Buy the Dozen Donuts • CD’s Smoke Pit • CU There 4-H Club • Café Artista • Carrie Vielle • Chipman and Taylor • Chuck & Debbie Spurgeon • City of Palouse Quilter • Clarkston Golf and Country Club • Clearwater Canyon Cellars • Codger Crew • Connie Hall • Cougar Entertainment Center • Cowgirl Chocolates • Crimson & Gray • Colton Elementary School • Dairy Queen • Dane Hughes • Dan & Joyce Leonard • Dave Ostrom • Donna Bradberry • Donna Slusser • Dutch Bros. of Moscow

• Eva Workman • Foundry Kitchen and Cocktails • Georgia Carpetworks • Golden Teriyaki • Gritman Therapy Solutions • Happy Day Restaurants • Headquarters Hair Stylist Inc. • Hodgins Drug and Hobbies • Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites - Pullman • Hog Heaven Sausage • Houston Sisk • Janice & Larry McMillan • Jason Baerlocher • Jenessa Johnson and Mountain Soul Naturals • Jennifer Wallace • Jenny Harder & family • Jenny Kostroff • Jeri Pool • Jerry’s Auto Repair • Jessi and Leo’s Wooden Art • Joy Lunsford • Juliana Cheatham • Katherine Clancy • Kathy and Bryan Slinker • Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre • Lara Cummings, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant • Latah County Board of REALTORS • Latah County Historical Society • Latah Credit Union • Laughing Moon Tai Chi • Len Zeoli • Leonard Johnson • Linda Sagen • Linda Shewey

• Louise Regelin • Lovely Little Creatures • Macy Smith • Malia Odberg • Mary Silvernale Shook • Melanie Siebe • Merry Cellars • Michelle’s Hair Studio • Mindy Vance • Moscow High School Art Students • Moscow & Pullman Building Supply • Moscow Cub Scout Pack 325 • Moscow Elks Lodge #249 • Neill’s Flowers and Gifts • New Garden Restaurant • North Idaho Athletic Club • Northwest Public Radio • Northwest Spirit Wood • Olivia Brackett • One World Café • The Onion Bar & Grill • Palouse Country Candy • Palouse Discovery Science Center • Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale • Palouse Land Trust • Paradise Creek Brewery • Paul & Annette Brusven, Spring Valley Family Tree Farm • Paul and Andrea O’Sullivan • Pettit Construction • Pizza Perfection • Potting Shed Creations • Pullman Building Supply • Pullman Chamber of Commerce and the National Lentil Festival • Pullman Dairy Queen

• Pullman Fire Department • Pullman Subway • Rants & Raves Brewery • Red Lion Inn at the Park • Redneck Seasonings • Regional Theatre of the Palouse • Rosalie Wold • ROW Adventures • Safari Pearl & Eclectica • Sam Dial Jewelers • Sanctuary Yoga Barre & Dance • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories • Sheri Murphy - Mixed Bag Design • Silverwood Theme Park / Boulder Beach Water Park • South Fork Public House • Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club • Spokane Symphony • Steve Watson and Edwin Garretson • Sue Lapp • Surplus Sales Volunteers • Taco Del Mar - Pullman • Tamarack Resort • Team Idaho Real Estate • The Black Cypress • The Breakfast Club • Thrivent Financial and Joy Lunsford • Tick Klock Drug Store and Gifts • TKL Electric • Triple Play Family Fun Park • University of Idaho Athletics • University of Idaho Confucius Institute • USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council

• Vandal Meats • Village Center Cinemas • Washington Trust Bank • Wells Fargo • Wendy Lawrence • Whitman County Association of Realtors • WSU College of Veterinary Medicine • Woodland Park Zoo • Zelda’s Pet Grooming • Zeppoz

Dessert Dash Donors • Annette Folwell • April Young • Birch and Barley • Claire Wallace • Cathy Blood • Chomp (Tanja Rankin) • Christy Dearien • Dave Ostrom • Deanna Vance • Debbie Wyatt • Brenda Francetich • Diana Cochran • Duane Wessels • Ellie Shinham • Faye Nagler • Geri Sayler • Goosehouse Bakery LLC • Jeanne Gaylor • Jim Boudreau • Jodi Adkins • Steffen Werner • Kathy Vietmeier • Lauren Torok • Gwen Mitchell

• Malia Odberg • Marilou Cerovski • Mary Silvernale Shook • Nancy Lyle • Nicole Weiss • Paige Buehler • Patricia Bartholomew • Patty Brehm • Peggy Jenkins • Sandi Klingler • Shanna Pumphrey • Shirley Leendertsen • Stephanie Manson • Tammy Bowen • Tanya Volk • Wendy Lawrence

Beans ‘n’ Jeans Committee • Tenley Burke • Julian Cheatham • Jen Ewers • Connie Hall • Wendy Lawrence • Bev & Mike Madsen • Virginia Martinson • Sheri Murphy • Dave Ostrom • Becca Patrick • Jeri Pool • Courtney Sams • Kathy Slinker • Mary Silvernale Shook • Brandy Sullivan • Anita Thorsteinson • Jennifer Wallace • Anne Wessels • April Young

Beans ‘n’ Jeans Supporters • Hector Lopez • Inland Northwest Broadcasting • Jennafer McCutchen • John & Shirley McCann • Lisa & Jim Thompson • Mercedes Enciso • Merry Cellars • Michael Irvin • Moscow-Pullman Daily News • One World Café • Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute • Peterson Barn Guesthouse • Pullman Radio • Rose and Matt Backs • Sarah & Kim Chilson • SEL Event Center • Todd & DeDe Tonde • Tri State Outfitters • Washington Trust Bank • WSU Chi Omega Sorority • WSU Hospitality Program • WSU Sigma Nu Fraternity

Palouse Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

• Doug Arlt, President • Mick Nazerali, Vice President • Connie Hall, Secretary • Jason Smith, Treasurer • Andrea Beckett • Jen Ewers • Virginia Martinson • Kathy Slinker • Dave Ostrom

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YMCA of the Palouse

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Spokane Falls Community Colleges

May 2017




Timothy Chatburn

My name is Timothy Chatburn. I graduated from the Spokane Falls Community College Pullman Center in the spring of 2013. I am currently working on a PhD in political behavior at Washington State University. After graduating high school, like many young people I had no direction or ideas about what I wanted to do with my life. After spending several years figuring things out, I decided to return to school with a new sense of purpose; however, by this time that task seemed overwhelming. I decided to enroll at SFCC-Pullman thinking it would be a good starting point. My expectations were exceeded. My time at SFCC-Pullman was central to where I am now. The classes and the instructors boosted my confidence, prepared me intellectually for success, and made the possibility of realizing my dreams real. Upon graduating from SFCC-Pullman, I was invited to finish my Bachelor’s degree as a member of the Honors College at WSU followed by being accepted into the Doctorate Program in Political Science. It is safe to say, these two achievements would not have been possible had it not been for my decision to start my journey at the Pullman Center. I feel very strongly about the role that community colleges play in preparing millions of people for success. The biggest dreams start in the seemingly smallest places, and I owe the realization of my goals to my beginnings at SFCC-Pullman.

Joal Lee

Our long, cold winter and cold, wet spring have me thinking about warmth and the sun. In Plato’s allegory of the cave, the prisoner emerges from the cave and, after his eyes adjust, contemplates the profound influence of the sun and how it is responsible for the seasons and so many other things. In our day, with lightbulbs, centralized heating, fitness centers, climate-controlled cars, and endless forms of indoor electronic entertainment, the importance of the sun can fade from our awareness. But it is striking how absolutely we depend on the sun. There are the obvious cases: solar panels provide electricity; plants, including Palouse grains and legumes, are grown by the sun; and livestock eat the plants. Slightly less obvious are coal, oil, and gas that we use are basically concentrated converted sunlight stored underground eons ago.Even less obvious, to me at least, are wind and hydropower. The sun affects the wind that drives the windmills, and the energy of the sun lifts water from the low places to the high places where it runs back down again and spins the turbines we have built. I would be hard-pressed to think of a single human activity or product that isn’t in some way dependent on the energy of the sun. And yet, in the course of an average day, many of us probably don’t give the importance of the sun much thought at all. In some ways, the sun and its ubiquitous effects are like education. How do we know what we know? Most of us don’t spend much time reflecting on this, but knowledge—and the power of wise decision-making it enables–changes who we are and what we do. Education is a life-long process of growth that can shed ever more light on our understanding. SFCC-Pullman has gotten off to a great start at its new location on WSU’s campus. Surrounded by the wonderful glow of this excellent university, we will continue to share the light of knowledge with those who come seeking it.

Thank you, WSU, for the Warm Welcome! Throughout the process of relocating to WSU’s campus, WSU administration, faculty, and staff have been incredibly gracious and helpful. We would like to extend a special thank-you to the WSU Provost office for the warm welcome they gave us on April 5th.

Save the date for upcoming “One Stop” events. Services Available: Apply, Test, Account Activation, Admissions, Financial Aid, Take a Tour Attendees are encouraged to bring: • Any HS or College Transcript • SAT/ACT Scores • AP and/or Smarter Balance Test Scores • 2015 Tax Information

Come see us in our new location: WSU’s Math Learning Annex building at the corner of College Avenue and Veterans Way.

June 7, 8, 22 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registration for the next academic year begins soon. Current Students Over 30 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 15, 2017 Current Students 0-29 Credits Summer/Fall Registration: May 17, 2017 New Student Summer/Fall Registration: May 19, 2017

We are at a new location. New mailing address: PO Box 896, Pullman, WA 99163. Our new physical address is at 185 Veterans Way, the building just to the east of Daggy Hall on WSU’s campus. Our main phone number, email, and website have stayed the same: 509-332-2706 •

PREPARE NOW! We’ll soon be enrolling for the summer and fall quarters. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Apply for admission and financial aid online. Complete any required placement testing. Meet to discuss classes. Register online.

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The best seafood selection in Pullman! Beer Battered Fish, Halibut & Chips, or Cod N Chips! Buy One Entree, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 05/31/2017. One coupon per table per visit.

Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

Minors are now welcome until 7:30 p.m. (No seating after 6:30 p.m.)

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

Helene’s Property Place, LLC

225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

Helene’s passion is helping people achieve their dreams whether it is buying and selling investment property, moving into a new home or selling a property!

working for you knight and day!

Helene Hopkins

Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

Pullman Community Update  City of Pullman Pullman  Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University

710 SE Bishop Blvd • 509.332.4546 Independently owned and operated.

FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY MAY 13TH Put food by mailbox and the mail carrier or a volunteer will pick it up and deliver to the Pullman Food Bank.

Pullman Community Update

Vol. 22 No. 5 • May 2017


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