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Pullman-Moscow airport looks at improvements

Officials say the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport needs improvements to keep up with more demand and bigger aircraft.

Airport Executive Director Tony Bean says the airport has fallen behind the times due to aircraft increasing in size.

Bean says there isn't the space and capacity to land current-size aircraft safely, and as the trend doesn't seem likely to change, the problem will only worsen.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the concerns are the driving force behind a $66 million project to realign and extend the runway and move the terminal at the airport.

The project would be funded through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, of which the region will be liable for 10 percent.

Call to artists for Moscow EcoDriver sticker design

Call to artists for Moscow EcoDriver sticker design

Moscow is looking for a new vehicle sticker design for the 2014 EcoDriver Program. The program aims to assist drivers in reducing the city’s carbon footprint, and the vehicle sticker is given to drivers that complete EcoDriver training.


The EcoDriver Program trains drivers how to make small changes in how they drive in order to reduce CO2 emissions and save money fuel. The wider goal of the program is reduce the impact of driving on the local environment.

Washington deadline to remove studded tires

Washington deadline to remove studded tires

Monday is the deadline for drivers to remove studded tires.

Drivers with studded tires after Monday could get a $124 ticket.

The Transportation Department wants studded tires off the road because they cause highway ruts and damage bridge decks.

Flooding closes several roads across Inland Northwest

Flooding closes several roads across Inland Northwest

Warm temperatures across the Inland Northwest have led to rapidly melting snow and flooding around the region.

There are reports of water over the roadway in Reardan, Davenport, Odessa, Harrington and Colfax.

The Washington State Patrol is reporting several road closures due to water over the roadway as a result of the snowmelt.

In Lincoln County, SR 231 has been closed between Interstate 90 and SR 2. State Route 23 has also been closed between St. John and Sprague. Between Sprague and Harrington SR 23 is open but flooding has been reported in numerous locations along the road and could be closed at any time as of 3:30 p.m.

Water has undercut part of the roadway on SR 27 five miles south of Oakesdale, with part of the northbound lane washed away, but the road remains open.

SR 25 has one lane open north from Davenport.

In Whitman County, water is also reported over the roadway in Colfax.

In Spokane County, water is reported over the roadway on SR 27 three miles north of Latah; water is also over the roadway on State Route 2 two miles west of Airway Heights.

UI opens lots for winter break parking

UI opens lots for winter break parking

From the City of Moscow:


The University of Idaho in an ongoing cooperative effort with the City of Moscow is offering off-street parking in several campus lots during the winter break, Saturday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 14.

 

Fire destroys semi on US 195

Fire destroys semi on US 195

Jason Wells says he was the driving at highway speeds when his semi caught fire early this morning on US 195 about five miles south of Pullman. He escaped injury, but the truck was destroyed.


"I got the truck stopped off the edge of the road and out of it before it really went up in flames," Wells says. He left his phone in the truck when he got out, and had to wait about six or seven minutes for a passing car to stop and call it in.

Expect drunk driving patrols during Thanksgiving

Expect drunk driving patrols during Thanksgiving

From the City of Moscow:


The City of Moscow Police Department, in conjunction with agencies throughout the state, is focusing efforts to stop impaired drivers during this coming Thanksgiving holiday. Impaired drivers represent a risk to everyone on Idaho roadways. The goal of the Impaired Driving Patrols is to have no more traffic fatalities on Idaho roadways. The Impaired Driving Patrols will take place from November 17 through November 29, 2013.