Asotin News

Asotin County is located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. The river system is home to a thriving aluminum jet boat manufacturing industry and provides the wood processing and other industrial users direct barge transportation to the West Coast.

There are three ports within the immediate area and adequate industrial land for business growth and expansion. The highway grid supports access to Idaho and the southern tier of Washington, as well as the northern tier of Oregon, with connections to north-south and east-west interstates.

The warm climate, excellent health care facilities, year-round golfing and other recreational opportunities provide exceptional amenities for those looking for an active community for retirement.

The region boasts a safe, rural, educated lifestyle, attracting businesses with its small town hospitality and impressing them with its commitment to area commerce.


The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport offers direct flights daily to and from Seattle through Alaska Airlines. A wide variety of general aviation aircraft are able to utilize the airport for daily flights in and out of the region.

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is serviced by Alaska Airlines/Horizon and SkyWest/Delta Connection airlines with daily flights to and from Seattle, Boise, and Salt Lake City.

Major Highways

U.S. Highway 12 links on the east with U.S. 95 and U.S. 195, major north-south highways that connect the area with Spokane and Interstate 90. To the west U.S. Highway 12 connects Pomeroy, Dayton and Walla Walla to Interstates 82 and 84.

Inland Port Facilities

A series of reservoirs behind Snake River dams provide a low cost alternative to shipping commodities and manufactured goods from the Port of Clarkston and the Port of Wilma to the West Coast. Barge service includes bulk and container shipments.

Bus Service

Valley Transit offers fixed route and on-call services to the Lewiston-Clarkston and City of Asotin area. Northwestern Trailways provides service to the area through Lewiston.

Safety Services

Asotin County is served by an area-wide coordinated dispatch center with enhanced 911 service and wireless GPS locator capabilities. Paramedics cover the area and have access to regional air ambulance services.

The area has two hospitals. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is a Level 2 Trauma Center and has a Level 3 Pediatrics Unit. Tri-State Memorial Hospital is a Level 4 Trauma Center and has a Dialysis Center. Both facilities are JCAHO accredited.