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Main Street restoration work nears conclusion

COLFAX — A building-front restoration project at the Buri building on Main Street is expected to be completed today after five days of work. A crew from Spokane Valley-based Milestone Masonry did...

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Crew continues repairing Rosalia Trestle

ROSALIA — Work continues on the Rosalia Trestle with the application of shotcrete to shore up damaged concrete. The work is being completed by Bend, Ore.-based Rock Supremacy, said Washington State...

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Colfax plans limited attendance at graduation

COLFAX — Plans are taking shape in limiting attendance for the Colfax High School graduation on June 5. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. in the football stadium. Principal David Gibb announced the...

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American Legion Codd-French Post donates flags, poles, scholarships

COLFAX — American Legion Codd-French Post 41 voted to donate flags, flag poles and expand their scholarship program in Colfax. Colfax Mayor Jim Retzer attended the May 4 meeting and discussed if...

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Lewiston man charged for breaking jail window

COLFAX - An inmate faces a felony charge for breaking a security window in the door to the visiting room in the Whitman County Jail. Kyler J. Paine, 22, of Lewiston, Idaho, was charged May 5 in...

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Whitman County Humane Society receives $5,000

PULLMAN — Whitman County Humane Society was granted $5,000 from the non-profit Petco Love. “Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make...

Batting cage project in early stage

COLFAX — New batting cages for high school baseball and softball teams might be built for Colfax High School in conjunction with the city. The idea is in the talking stages. Both teams have been effectively banned from using the newly remodeled...

News Briefs

Libraries to partially close Friday for training COLFAX — Each of the 14 branches of the Whitman County Library closes Friday morning for staff training. Some branches open again Friday afternoon. Book returns and free public Wi-Fi will be...

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Idaho man enters plea for trying to flee from the Garfield marshal

COLFAX – A man accused of fleeing the Garfield town marshal pled not guilty on May 7 to the charge of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle. Taylor Shell, 27, of Moscow, Idaho, was charged...

Candidate filing period starts May 17

COLFAX — The online filing period for political candidates begins May 17 for Whitman County. Applications to run for office are due by 4 p.m. on May 21 to be on the ballot for the November election, according to the Whitman County Auditor’s...

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Rosalia man pled guilty to setting fire

COLFAX — Tracy Porter pled guilty to reckless burning for lighting five fires to burn tall grass in Rosalia that spread to three abandoned mobile homes. Porter, 65, of Rosalia, was charged with...

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Struble leads Tekoa-Rosalia boys to third at districts

RITZVILLE —The Tekoa-Rosalia boys finished third at the Ritzville District 18-team 1B meet on May 7. Senior Kale Struble won the 200 meters with a time of 25.09 and the team of Struble, Zack Saenz,...

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Eagles boys, girls return from virus pause, win districts

RITZVILLE — St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse boys and girls both took first in the 18-team 1B District track meet in Ritzville on May 7 "I felt like we had a chance in both the boys and the girls if...

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Reed, Rawls girls lead Oakesdale teams

RITZVILLE — The Oakesdale girls finished third overall at districts on May 7 and the boys took fourth. Individually, Jessie Reed won the girls’ 200 meters and the long jump, while Bree Rawls took...

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Cook siblings shine for Garfield-Palouse track

RITZVILLE - Kennedy and Ethan Cook led Garfield-Palouse to second and sixth place team finishes at the May 7 district meet. For the Vikings, Ethan Cook won the 400 meters and finished second in the...

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Colton takes league title in two shutouts

COLTON — The day after Colton swept the four-team league softball playoffs to finish 11-0, Wildcats Coach Brad Nilson woke up past 3 a.m. “All dressed up and nowhere to go,” he said he was...

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Colfax baseball sweeps Liberty, set for playoffs

SPANGLE — The Colfax High School baseball team swept Liberty on Saturday to secure the No. 1 seed for a four-team district playoff set for Friday. It concludes the season as no state playoffs take...

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Colfax softball sweeps Liberty

SPANGLE — The Colfax High School softball team went to 13-1 on the year with a sweep at Liberty on Saturday, winning 7-5 and 11-1. "The difference was our errors in the first game," said Coach...

Colfax softball splits with Northwest Christian

COLBERT — Colfax softball split a doubleheader against Northwest Christian (NWC) on May 4 in Colbert. The Bulldogs won the first game 10-8 and lost the second game 6-4. It was the first loss of the year for the Bulldogs and for the Crusaders....

Colfax baseball split doubleheader

COLFAX — The Colfax baseball team played a home doubleheader against the Northwest Christian and split by winning 12-4 and losing 3-1. In the first game, Braden Plummer hit three singles for Bulldogs while Eric Akesson, Layne Gingerich, Mason...

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Garfield-Palouse drop final games of season

COLTON — The last doubleheader of the season for Garfield-Palouse left the Vikings tied for fourth place with the Pomeroy Pirates heading into the post-season. The Viking went to Colton on May 1...

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Legislature session ends with concerns

In a previous update to you, I talked about the trifecta of proposals that could drastically increase the price we all pay at the pump. This could raise costs for those that can least afford it,...

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DANGEROUS RHETORIC – Stop asking me that

It has become the fashion for people in our town to start conversations with the question “Have you gotten your vaccine yet?” It’s happened to me several times in the last week, and I’m...

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Unemployment insurance as a bridge between jobs

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs through no fault of...

Disagrees with idea of legal prostitution

The prostitution opinion article missed one “small” detail. What about design? As an example, dad bought this really nice Case IH Quadtrac. The engine is designed to run on diesel, though, it will run on gasoline. I’d get serious acceleration...

Good Old Days: 100 years ago

The first National Hospital Day ever observed in America, May 12, brought hundreds of visitors to St. Ignatius hospital in this city, where visitors were received from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors...

Good Old Days: 125 years ago

Warden Mosgrove has issued the following circular letter to the wheat growers: STATE PENITENTIARY, WALLA WALLA-WASH., May 5, 1896 – To Wheat Growers: – The price of grain bags manufactured at the state penitentiary has been reduced from $49 per...

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Writers Festival, Books and Brews set for June 26

MOSCOW — The Palouse Writers Guild announced it is hosting its second annual Writers Festival on June 26 at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho. The event includes workshops, panel discussions, and...

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Whitman County students make Eastern Washington University's Dean's List

CHENEY — The 2021 Dean's List for Winter, at Eastern Washington University (EWU), was released recently. Students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher and are taking a minimum of 12 hours of instruction per...

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Farmington's Woomack given Quilt of Valor

GARFIELD — James Woomack was recently presented with a Quilt of Valor during a meeting of the American Legion Post 24 in Garfield. Woomack, of Farmington, served in the Navy from 1967 - 1993 during...

Births: May 13, 2021

Jaxson L. V. Enfield was born April 26, 2021, to Paola Esqueda and Jonathan Enfield, of Moscow, Idaho. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces. William R. Steiner was born April 29, 2021, to Ashley and Aaron Steiner, of Palouse. He was 6 pounds, 13 ounces....

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