Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

County approves two road vacations

County Commissioners Monday approved road vacation of segments of Jim Davis Road and north of St. John Gene Nelson Road Dan Hall, county right-of-way agent, reported that farmer Larry Miller worked with landowner Ross Jordan to come to an agreement...

Cashup Davis meet & greets nets accounts for book project

Tightly gathered around a table in the dining room of the Perkins House with others sitting just outside the circle, residents shared stories, pictures and passed down memories about Cashup Davis and...

State road crew roster down three for winter

Winter brings snowmen, snow angels and snowplows. With an average annual snowfall of 28.3 inches in Whitman County, snowplows play an important role in winter safety for those all over the county. “We are going to run three employees less, maybe...

Mayors, officials, new Avista CEO gather at Palouse for roundtable

Whitman County mayors and other officials met for a mayors' roundtable Nov. 14 at the community center in Palouse. Special guest was Dennis Vermillion, president and CEO of Avista. The assembled sat for a catered dinner, then listened to...

Bunyard, SEL earn NASS medallions

Bunyard Automotive in Colfax and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. of Pullman were among five businesses which received special citations for outstanding work to improve lives in Washington communities. The awards were presented as part of...

Women's Leadership Guild funds eight grants to nonprofits

The Women’s Leadership Guild will give $16,000 in grants raised by yearly contributions made from members of the organization. “Those contributions are split 50/50 to fund the grant pool and the highest needs for Pullman Regional Hospital,...

Bulletin Column: November 21, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

New book from WSU Press delves into past Palouse books

Written to spark interest and celebrate the Northwest’s literary heritage, a new essay collection, “Salmon Eaters to Sagebrushers: Washington’s Lost Literary Legacy,” has just been published by Washington State University Press. Author...

Guardrail additions near completion

A guardrail project on Pullman - Wawawai Road and Wawawai Road is nearly done with an expected completion this week. “Could be wrapped up tomorrow,” said Dean Cornelison, assistant county engineer, on Monday. “A little ahead of schedule....

County okays rock crushing

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved rock crushing projects at Repp Quarry and Union Center for 50,000 tons from each site, including basic road maintenance gravel, rock chips for summer chip-sealing and sand. The rock will be taken out...

Hospital proposal failing

Pullman Hospital District’s levy request to fund a $29 million bond measure lost another 1.8 tenths of a percent in the latest count of ballots. The auditor’s elections office late Monday issued a tally for 10,548 votes after tabulating another...

Foundation now in place:

Dean Cornelison, assistant county engineer, reported to county commissioners Monday that a concrete foundation has been poured for the new office at the county transfer station. All that remains is for the structure to be delivered and set in place...

County commissioners approve PBAC increase

The County Commissioners approved the motion of increasing dues for the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee at their Nov. 18 meeting. The administrative dues would be increased from $5,000 to $6,750 starting next fiscal year. PBAC maintains a network...

Racing in the rain

Cross country race fans view the televised race on a giant screen next to the finish line Friday on the Colfax Golf Course. The race brought college runners from 37 different schools in the NCAA West...

Toledo team stops Colfax in state opener

A big and experienced football team from Toledo put the clamps on Colfax Saturday at Schmuck park to come out with a 32-12 win in the first round of the state title eliminations. The win sent Toledo...

Four-year state 1B volleyball streak snapped

Pomeroy beat Oakesdale for the WIAA 1B state championship in Yakima Nov. 15 by a score of 16-14 in the fifth. The best-of-five championship match between the two teams in the same league started with...

Andrew Jordan; Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse

NCAA regional races bring 441 athletes to Colfax course

A total of 441 runners competed Friday in the NCAA Division One Western Regional cross country meet at the Colfax Golf Course. The races brought a large crowd of family members and fans who watched...

Bulldog v-ball team places 7th at SunDome

Colfax volleyball team team was jolted by Brewster Thursday in the opening round of the state B tournament at Yakima's SunDome, but the Bulldogs came back to win their last three matches to finish...

1B football regional playoffs

The second half began Friday, Nov. 15, and, following a Tekoa/Rosalia turnover on downs, Lyle/Wishram – playing on their home field in a 1B playoff football game – handed the ball to no. 20, Brandon Montoya, who took it low and quick for 51...

One step forward, another back

The Amazon rainforest is getting international attention, more than it has in the past. Long recognized as the heart of the world’s climate control, it is being devastated even more than in the past. Reportedly, more of the untouched jungles have...

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

#!*! Colfax Residents for reinstating the same toxic council members for our future! YYYY 2020 fresh start with Jim Retzer for Colfax!!  YYYY The county for filling holes in the pavement in...

Boeing's Resiliency Tested

The grounding of the 737 MAX is testing Boeing’s resiliency. It has turned the company upside down in just six months. Boeing executives and engineers have been under duress since the two fatal crashes killing 346 people in Indonesia and Ethiopia...

Women's Equality

The all-female space-walk was front page news for several days until it was replaced by a story about a female squadron commander at Fairchild Air Force Base. The reality of capable women shouldn’t be a news splash. The attributes for becoming an...

Democrats Shouldn't Blame Latin

If the impeachment effort isn't taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer -- blame it on Latin. The use of a Latin term, quid pro quo, is now thought to be a damper on the impeachment cause because it sounds complex and technical....

Another Bloomberg Dalliance

It's not fair to call Michael Bloomberg just a superrich dilettante. He is, after all, a former mayor of New York City, so he does have some experience as a political officeholder. It is fair to describe Bloomberg as a superrich guy who obviously...

Letters: November 21, 2019

I wish we could have some way to put an initiative on the ballots in all states so all voters could decide on eliminating the problem we now have with Democrats and Republicans. An initiative on a federal election for all states to vote on similar...

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 11/21/2019 18:44