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McMorris Rodgers hosts town hall event

COLFAX – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers held a town hall meeting with farmers of the Palouse area at McGregor company Monday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Chairman of the Board of Directors for the...

Sexual and reproductive healthcare expands in Washington

PULLMAN— The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new webpage and tool to find telehealth sexual and reproductive health care services in Washington. The new DOH webpage and tool offer information about 37 clinics in the...

Updates to HB 1048

COLFAX – County Commissioners held a meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13. Commissioner Art Swannack, of Colfax, updated information regarding current bills affecting the county and updates on the progress of pending bills. Bill 1048 passed...

Port of Whitman County applies for rezoning

PULLMAN —The Port of Whitman County applied for a rezone on Thursday, March 2, for a proposed Agriculture Advancement Campus in Pullman. The City of Pullman Community Development Department has reviewed the Port of Whitman County’s proposed...

Palouse receives recycling bin

PALOUSE- A grant was awarded to Whitman County, which helped Palouse receive a recycling bin, located at 490 West Main Street that will accept limited commodities. The bin, which is located off to...

State Senate passes two pesticide bills

COLFAX- Two bills related to crop-protection products passed in Olympia over the last week. Both bills were sponsored by Central Washington lawmaker, Nikki Torres, and are moving to the House of...

Whitman County food pantries serving most they ever have

COLFAX—Whitman County Food Pantries, supported by the Community Action Center in Pullman, served 3362 families last month, approximately 6200 individuals, stated Executive Director of the Council on Aging and Human Services, Paige Collins....

Libey Gallery presents Bloomsday exhibit

COLFAX-A Bloomsday poster exhibit is on display through the month of March at the Libey Gallery, 110 South Main Street. The poster display includes 12 of the 44 official Bloomsday posters, including...

Colfax school dances on deck

COLFAX––The Sadies/Neon Explosion will take place on March 18 from 8-11 p.m. at Colfax High School. Doors will close at 9 p.m. Individuals bringing a guest are required to obtain a guest pass from the office by Wednesday, March 15. Guests...

Financial reimbursement available for growers

PALOUSE— Palouse Conservation District has financial reimbursement available for interested growers of seeding cover crops this spring or fall. Eligible growers must have farmed within Whitman County, and plant a minimum of 10 acres for three...

Palouse Area FIRST Robotics team win awards

PORTLAND - The 4-H Palouse Area For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics team finished second place among 34 other robotics high school teams from Washington and...

New Colfax wrestler excels after loss of family member

COLFAX- A Local Colfax Bulldog, Sydney Thornton (10), got her first pin of the day at the Colfax Tournament on Saturday, March 11. "When she gets on the mat she feels at home; this is what she loves...

Proposed mileage tax targets ruralites

The Vehicle Miles Travelled tax, or VMT, is once again raising its ugly head in Olympia in the form of House Bill 1832. It has been rebranded the “Road Usage Charge” (RUC), a more benign term,...

Hospital merger bill threatens rural access

As a senator representing rural Washington, I understand the importance of accessible healthcare for all residents, regardless of where they live. Unfortunately, for far too long, rural communities...

Proposed Agriculture Advancement Campus is consistent with Port's responsibility to develop land to support businesses, jobs in our communities

The Port of Whitman County has submitted to the City of Pullman a zoning application to facilitate the Port's development of an Agricultural Advancement Campus on the western edge of Pullman. News of...

Morgans host 19th annual Benefit Bowling Tournament

PULLMAN – Pullman residents Ron and Heather Morgan are having their 19th annual Benefit Bowling Tournament for the Whitman County Humane Society (WCHS) and Northwest Cancer Foundation of Hope, Saturday, March 25, at Zeppos in Pullman. The Morgans...

Kiwanis Club hosts clothing drive for school district

COLFAX — The Colfax Kiwanis club is doing a clothing drive for Colfax School District throughout the month. Coordinator Sara Golden, explained that the clothing drive is in case accidents happen, “everything from mud puddles, painting and art,...

Senior menus

Colfax Thursday, March 16 Irish stew, mixed veggies, corn bread, lucky dessert Monday, March 20 Biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, fruit Colton Wed., March 22 Tuna noodle casserold with veggies, cabbage patch salad, peaches, no bake cookies...

Gerald "Jerry" Parrish

Gerald "Jerry" Parrish passed away peacefully, on Friday, February 17th, at Whitman Medical Center in Colfax. He was 85 years old. His passing leaves a sizeable hole in his family and his beloved...

Jack Flack

Jack Flack

Proverbs 19:22 says, "What is desired in a man is kindness." Jack Flack was a man known for his kindness. He loved, served and gave generously throughout his life. Jack died March 6, surrounded by...

Matthew Thomas Organ

Matthew Thomas Organ

Our husband, father and friend Matthew Thomas Organ died peacefully at home March 10, 2023, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born February 12, 1960, at Saint Ignatius...

Death Notice: Jean Rowland Magrath

Jean Rowland Magrath passed away on January 24, 2023 at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane. He was 90. Jean was born In New Bedford, Massachusetts on May 19, 1932, a direct descendant of Governor William F. Bradford of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on...

Lars Sjostrand

Lars Sjostrand

Long time Colfax resident, Lars Sjostrand, passed away peacefully on March 8th, 2023. He was born in Sweden on July 31, 1943, to parents Anna and Goran Sjostrand. Seventeen members of his family were...

Kerry Kay Rodeen

Kerry Kay Rodeen

Kerry Kay Rodeen was born on July 14, 1965, and lost her brief battle with cancer on March 8, 2023. In her youth, Kerry was an avid dancer in jazz and tap and spent many summers as a life guard and...

Joe Morris

Joe Morris

Joe Morris, lifelong Colfax resident, died suddenly at his Colfax home on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. He was just three days shy of his 65th birthday. A private family service will be held on...

Bill Evans

Bill Evans, Colfax tree trimmer, passed away suddenly in Colfax on Saturday, March 4, 2023, after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 75. Bill was born January 26, 1948, in Missoula, Montana, and grew up in that area. He spent his early life working...

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