Election Results: Feb. 13, 2023

Cheney School Dist. Prop. No. 1 Levy, Yes - 75% Levy, No - 25% Cheney School Dist. Prop. No. 2 Levy, Yes - 0% Levy, No - 100% Cheney School Dist. Prop. No. 3 Levy, Yes - 50% Levy, No - 50% LaCrosse School Dist. 126 Replacement Educational Programs...

Schoesler bill advances to House

OLYMPIA – By a 47-2 vote, the Senate passed a bill Feb. 6 that would speed up the process for restaurants, bars and taverns seeking liquor licenses. Under Senate Bill 5291, applications for liquor licenses or license renewals would be...

McMorris Rodgers won't seek re-election

SPOKANE — The 5th Congressional District will have an opening next year. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, announced Thursday, Feb. 8, that she is not seeking re-election. “It’s been the honor and privilege of my life to...

Colfax discusses vacation of streets

COLFAX — The Colfax City Council held its regular council meeting on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., speaking on two ordinances concerning Alley Lower, Upper A Street and Ann Street vacancies. Mayor Jim Retzer opened a public hearing of Ordinance...


Garfield Meat Shop receives operations grant

GARFIELD — The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) awarded $6.3 million in Local Food System Infrastructure Grants, with local Garfield Meat Shop receiving a Rapid and Ready grant for approximately $50,000 for new equipment to...

Tekoa sees three new businesses open their doors

TEKOA — Three new businesses have opened in the City of Tekoa, including Kirk’s Garage Door, White Tail Diner and Paul Mart. Kirk’s Garage Door Service is a business for garage doors, openers, and commercial residential, located at 148 South...

Four of Rep. Volz bills approved by committee

SPOKANE –– The House Appropriations Committee recently approved three bills from Rep. Mike Volz, including two aimed at helping wildfire and disaster recovery. Additionally, a fourth bill from Volz has also been approved by its committee. House...


Colfax Bulldogs sweep District Championship games

COLFAX - After a season in 2022-23 where the Colfax Bulldog girls went undefeated on their way to a state championship, the 2023-24 season started out with questions after a string of early losses....

Four Bulldog wrestlers qualify for State Tournament

COLFAX - At the conclusion of the 2B regionals wrestling tournament, held in Spangle on Saturday, Feb. 10, four wrestlers from Colfax High School qualified for the state competition. At 106 pounds,...

Tekoa-Rosalia boys fall

TEKOA — After losing a loser-out district tournament match, the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolf boys basketball team season has come to an end. The Timberwolves played their final game on Saturday, Feb. 10, against Liberty Christian. Tekoa-Rosalia lost...

Week 5 gun club results

COLTON — Local results for week five of gun club shoots are as follows: Colton: 16-yard scores: Rachel Kennedy, 25. Zarn Clausen, 25. Faron Craig, 25. Keven Hattenburg, 25. Guy Olson, 25. Skylar Schlueter, 25. Bill Williams, 25. Women 16-yard...


Nighthawk girls overcome adversity in semifinal

OAKESDALE - After entering the district playoffs for the 2023-24 basketball season with the number one overall seed, the Oakesdale Nighthawks girls and boys basketball teams both will play for the 1B...

Vikings boys and girls continue fight for state berths

PALOUSE - Garfield-Palouse are one of three Whitman County teams to still have both their boys and girls basketball programs competing for the right to play in the state tournament. The Oakesdale...

Bulldogs all over 2B South All-League recognition

COLFAX - During halftime of both the boys and girls 2B district championship games, the All-League honors were announced for the north and south divisions. In the south division, the Bulldog girls...


On the Hot Seat: A roundabout is not necessarily a done deal

Washington state transportation employees are roundabout-mad. So, it was only a matter of time before that unwanted madness was injected into Colfax. At issue is whether the two U.S. Highway 195...

State needs more law officers

There was a time many years ago when our state was generally safe and did not have a serious crime problem. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, that was then… and this is now. Washington is now among the nation’s leaders in several crimes,...

We need to unite to tackle fentanyl

As an emergency physician, I see too many patients and families destroyed fentanyl epidemic. This is a plague that we can only face united. Four decades ago, many dismissed the impact of secondhand cigarette smoke. History shows us they were wrong....


Jake & T.C

In reading the Gazette Reporter Jake Hull’s great article regarding Tony Carter, I was struck by two things. The first was the obvious outpouring of the importance that TC had in the Colfax School System. Whether coaching in several areas,...


Births

Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics Fia Serena McCutchen, a girl, was born Feb. 5, 2024, at 1:34 p.m. to parents Colin and Sarah McCuten, of Pierce. She weighed 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Herb and Glenda McCutchen, of Irngan,...

Senior Menus

Colfax Thursday, Feb. 15 Fiesta chicken taco salad; tomatoes, black olives, salsa, and sour cream; fruit; mango lime cheesecake Monday, Feb. 19 President’s day, closed Palouse Wednesday, Feb. 21 Homemade pizza, green salad, sliced peaches,...

Fire chief and pastor to lead service team to Mexico

COLFAX- The Colfax Rotary, local emergency responders and some local churches are teaming up to form and send a team to do community and medical service in Mexico from March 16 through the 22nd. An...

City of Palouse hosts 11th annual Brewfest

PALOUSE - The City of Palouse held its 11th year of Cabin Fever Brewfest, with a packed crowd enjoying brews from several different brewing companies on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Palouse Community...


Gladish Players to put on "The Glass Menagerie"

PULLMAN — Pullman’s new theatrical ensemble, The Gladish Players, announced the launch of their season with a production of “The Glass Menagerie”. “The Glass Menagerie” will see its opening on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 7:30 pm and...

Moscow Renaissance Fair seeks artists

MOSCOW — The Moscow Renaissance Fair, set for May 4th and 5th, is accepting artist submissions for this year’s poster, with submissions reflecting the fair’s theme, “A Celebration of Spring”. Submissions are due by Mar. 1, with public...

Colfax High School January Top Dogs

COLFAX –– Colfax High School released the January 2024 Top Dogs, with seven students making top dogs. Daisy LaFleur made top dog in the subject of history, and Zach Cooper got top dog in character for January. In fitness, Hailey Demler made top...


Libraries close for President's Day

COLFAX –– All fourteen branches of the Whitman County Library are closed on Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of President’s Day. Library material due dates have been extended, and no late fees will be charged for the day. Patrons can still...


Dennis Byrum

Dennis D. Byrum, 75, of Tekoa, Wash., passed away on Feb 7, 2024. Dennis was born on March 19, 1948, to James (Art) and Barbara Byrum. Shortly after graduating from high school Dennis joined the Navy. He was part of the crew that assisted in the...

Judith Ann Stern

Judi Stern passed away unexpectedly February 9, 2024. We are heartbroken to lose our mother and grandmother, who many lovingly knew as Mammo. Judith Ann Byrne was born in Garfield, Wash., on March...

Jeanine Christine "Mouse" Cox

Jeanine passed away January 28th at Pullman Regional Hospital after a brief illness. A life-long resident of Colfax and Pullman, she will be missed by many friends, acquaintances and family. She was...

Eric Larson

Eric Larson

Eric Larson, 88, of Colfax, Wash., passed away February 9, 2024, at the Rockwood South Hill retirement community in Spokane, Wash. Eric was born September 18, 1935, in Haxtun, Colo., to Elof and Rena...


Carol Ann Kjack

Carol Ann Kjack (age 88) passed away on February 3, 2024, in Spokane, Wash. Carol was born on November 6, 1935, to Frank and Margaret Tupling in Chewelah, Wash., where she joined her sisters Elizabeth, Stella, Ethel, and June, and her brother,... Full story

Andrew Michael Arland

Andrew Michael Arland, 38, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at his home in Garfield, on February 8th, 2024. He was born on September, 26, 1985, to John and Lorinda Arland. He grew up in the...

Joan A. Lyman

Joan A. Lyman, 90, a resident of Shoreline, Wash., died on Jan. 4, 2024, at Swedish Edmonds Hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Colfax, Wash. She was a graduate of Colfax High School and the University of Washington. Deceased had requested no...

Theodore D. Schuster

Theodore D. Schuster, known by most as Ted, passed away on February 7, 2024, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, leaving behind his legacy rooted in the St. John, Wash., community. Born on August 6, 1937, to...


Joseph J. Schauble

SCHAUBLE, Joseph J., 89, a beloved husband, father, friend and coach passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on February 7, 2024. Joe was born June 14, 1934, in Killdeer, N.D. He was the youngest...

Joan "Pinky" B. Glass

Captain Joan B. Glass, NC, USN, retired, known affectionately as "Pinky" to friends and family, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 84 on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. While her blue van and pink...


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