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Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Ben Kunz and Christy Carley

February 15, 2018

On November 29, 2017, Darlene and Perry Dozier filed an amendment to the Zoning Code Text Amendments through the Community Development Department to allow them to start bottling water on their farmland in Waitsburg. The proposal has two components: the first would amend the Walla Walla County Code to ...

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

Due to the school’s recent mascot change, the Whitman Cycling team had the privilege of hosting the first annual Blues Omnium in Walla Walla last weekend. The omnium, meaning a multiple race cycling event, consisted of a long distance road race, team time trial and short course race. Large schools from...

Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

Kate Grumbles

September 29, 2016

Rethink Dams!, a Whitman club led by Fiona Bennitt, sent a petition to Governor Inslee last week calling for the breaching of the lower four Snake River Dams. The dams were created in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the federal government, but many are concerned about the danger they pose to the spe...

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Nolan Bishop

November 20, 2014

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent weeks, Green Chief Officer Jacob Frei and other members of Whitman's Green Leaders met with Bon Appétit...

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Mitchell Smith

May 1, 2014

On the weekend of April 13-14, first-year cyclist Dessie Weigel celebrated a first-place finish in the criterium race and second in the road race at the Northwest Conference Championship. This weekend she will be in Virginia with her team to race in the Division II National Championship for the women's...

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