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Candidates outline views at Colfax forum

Candidates running in Washington's primary election laid out their views during the Pullman League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night at the Colfax library. In the congressional race, Democrat Lisa...

Colfax project gets $8.6 million price tag

Colfax City Council members Monday night approved a resolution in support of the state Department of Transportation’s application for a federal BUILD grant to provide funds for revision of the intersection of Highways 26 and 195 on the north end...

News Briefs

Chase suspects sentenced Two defendants involved in a high speed chase in the Johnson and Sand Road area southeast of Pullman were convicted last week in superior court. Both are from Spokane. The chase started when Palouse Officer Joe Handley May...

John Hart

Judges' race spans summer

At each stop, each parade, they are present, in even numbers for each. Driving, you see a sign for one candidate and see the other two's signs within two minutes. The race for the next Whitman County...

Purpose Roasters, Colfax

Bulletin Column

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...

Malden will host 2nd car show, shine

The “Show and Shine” car show will return to Malden this weekend for its second edition July 21 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The free show is hosted by Malden Market at 22 NE Broadway Ave. Show and Shine visitors can peruse a variety of arts and...

LaCrosse stone houses

Stone buildings at LaCrosse in line for restoration work

Efforts by LaCrosse Community Pride and the Whitman County Library to restore LaCrosse's historic rock houses have transformed the structures in recent years, and there's much more to come. Built...

Bridge skim project could raise limits

A county Public Works crew took out 15.5 tons of asphalt and oil after skimming off two to three inches off the top of the Ackerman Bridge last week on Young Road north of Dusty. The span is one of 56 in the county to get a new load rating for...

Health Department posters

Health director offers tours of 'museum'

Curious visitors to the Whitman County Public Service building can check out a collection of vintage medical instruments and educational posters dating back a half-century or more. Director of...

Innovia Foundation grants $15,000 to library technology program

Technology learning is expanding across Whitman County thanks to a recent grant award of $15,000 from Innovia Foundation, formerly known as Inland Northwest Community Foundation. Innovia has granted $15,000 to Whitman County Library for the...

Officers to give reading

A public book reading with the Pullman Police Department will be today, Thursday, at Neill Public Library in Pullman. Law enforcement officers will read some of their childhood favorite books and talk with residents about their careers. Neill...

The Life of Mozart performances

Traveling Lantern Theatre Co. of Portland will come to Whitman County for a two-day storytelling performance, "The Life of Mozart." From start to finish the show is accompanied by Mozart’s music....

Senior Menus

Colfax Wednesday, July 25: Oriental chicken salad, multi-grain bread, tropical fruit, wacky cake. Palouse Wednesday, July 25: Barbecue beff sandwich, fries, coleslaw, fruit. Pullman Monday, July 23: Oriental chicken salad, multi-grain bread,...

Building project eyed at waste transfer station

A plan for a new modular building at the Whitman County Waste Transfer Station may come into play this year instead of next year, or the year after, depending on funding and the decision by county Public Works Director Mark Storey. He presented the...

Barracudas book big win in round two with SELW

A round-two clash between the Pullman Barracudas and SELW at Reaney Pool in Pullman last Thursday netted a big win for the Pullman club. The same two teams battled for points two days earlier when Pullman traveled to Endicott, but Pullman generated...

Kane Weiker

GPOP strokers pile up wins in swim opener at Colfax

Swimmers from GPOP posted a big win last Thursday in the swim season opener at the Colfax pool. Garfield/Palouse/ Oakesdale/Plummer rolled up a total of 588 points for a margin of 176 points over...

WDFW extends comment period on river, stream banks conservation

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has extended the public comment period on its recommendations for the management of “riparian ecosystems” along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state. WDFW will now accept written...

Hoops, softball on festival slate

Pullman Parks and Recreation will offer a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for girls and boys entering grades 3-8 Aug. 18 in Pullman as part of the National Lentil Festival. Team fee is $65 and the deadline to register is Aug. 10. Teams can register...

Posse tops Ferris twice in AA play

Pullman Posse swept Ferris 14-12 and 19-6 last Thursday in a Legion AA twin bill at Pullman High School. Both games closed down after five frames on the 10-run lead rule. Posse scored 11 runs in the first game to take control. Mitch LaVelle tripled...

Patriots face Gonzaga in first playoff round

Palouse Patriots are booked to play Gonzaga Prep Friday in a 7:30 game at Shadle Park for the first round of the Legion AAA district playoffs. The Patriots, who finished league play with a 4-4 mark two weeks ago, will start district action after...

Making the blue line bolder

A current trend sweeping social media is the police lip sync challenge. Law offices across the country are posting videos of anywhere from one person to the entire department―staff and support personnel included―mouthing along to songs from...

The Lazy Days of Summer

We had a cold, wet spring. I don’t know whether to blame global warming or Donald Trump, but it sure was hard on my garden. I didn’t think my corn was ever going to come up. I am glad warm weather has finally arrived. I became aware of the...

Don't Cry for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is, her supporters like to gloat, the leader of the free world. Just don't ask her to spend as if she is. Donald Trump has made the German chancellor one of his favorite rhetorical targets, especially over Germany's anemic defense...

Acronym Creation Tactics

For those who thought "acronym" was a city in Ohio, it is not. According to my handy dandy online dictionary, an acronym is "a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a...

Rembert supporters

We have known Robert Rembert for more than 22 years, which encompassed his time as an attorney with the Pullman firm of Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown. As an accounting firm sharing space with the law firm, we had an opportunity to watch his...

Support Rembert

Judging by all the political signs around Whitman County, one of the most contested races seems to be the race for District Court Judge. There are three qualified candidates running for the position and they’re all keeping the sign industry in...

Remembers Rembert

Remember Rembert! I’ve been repeating this almost daily since learning of Rob Rembert’s decision to run for Whitman County district court judge. I believe Rob is the best candidate for the position, and the reasons are numerous. Many of us know...

Backs Rembert

Robert Rembert would be a fine District Judge. I urge the voters of Whitman County to vote for him on August 7, 2018. District Court is where most people have their first contact with the judicial system. Robert brings a fine legal mind to the job,...

Backs Sutherland

I am a 70-year old retired woman. After earning a BSc. in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 1970, I spent 45 years as a research technician/lab manager at universities around the country, including WSU and the University of Idaho. I...

Backs Rembert

We are fortunate to have three enthusiastic candidates for District Court Judge. The successful candidate will assume the position now held by Doug Robinson, who will be retiring at the end of his current term. During his years as District Court...

Backs LeBeau

I support Dan LeBeau for Whitman County District Court judge. Dan has all of the qualities to be an excellent, independent and fair judge. Dan is truly committed to Whitman County to do a great job. Believe me, I know what it takes to be a good...

Qualifications

I supported Dave Frazier for district court judge in 1981, and again for superior court judge in 1999, and I also supported Gary Libey for superior court judge in 2016. I know what it takes to be a great judge - hardworking, experienced and fair. I...

DIY rock terrariums at LaCrosse

Do-it-yourself rock terrariums were a big hit at the LaCrosse Library. Participants created terrariums made with rocks, sheet moss, soil and plants all layered in a glass jar and topped off with a...

Jeff and Amanda Slichter

My Favorite Recipes

Amanda was born and raised outside of Houston, Texas. When she was a junior in high school, her family relocated to the Palouse. Over the past 10 years, Amanda has lived in several parts of the...

Chaplain McMurray attends conference

Whitman County Sheriff’s Chaplain Ron McMurray attended the International Conference of Police Chaplains 45th annual training seminar in Lexington, Ky., July 9-13. He took advanced courses covering police suicides, the Bullet Proof Mind, mindset...

EWU lists honor students

Area students on the EWU dean's list for spring quarter with grade averages of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits are as follows: Colfax-Kasey Cloaninger, Maia Gingerich, Megan Groom, Katelyn Scholz, Brandon Soncarty and Nicole Wiley....

Hollis and Helen Jamison

Jamisons mark 60th

Hollis and Helen Jamison marked their 60th anniversary July 12, 2018. They met while attending Washington State College and were married in Seattle July 12, 1958. They lived and farmed in the...

Rite set for B-24 crew member

A service with full military honors was July 17 at 1 p.m. at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens for Sgt. Charles Daman, a member of a B-24 bomber crew who was identified last year after excavation of the bomber crash site in Germany. Sgt. Daman was one...

Appels, Stueckles gather for reunions

Guests at the Dick Appel home for the Fourth of July were Neil and Liz Appel, John Paul, Grace and Michael; Lisa and Travis Frei and Miriam, Rachel, Emma and Colette. The day was spent swimming, playing games and barbecuing hamburgers. The annual...

Rene'e Hall Damery

Rene'e Hall Damery

A memorial service for Rene'e Hall Damery, 38, Colfax, was Tuesday, July 17, at Peace Lutheran Church. She died Saturday, July 9, 2018, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Born May 8, 1980, in...

Marilyn Ruth Aeschliman

Marilyn Ruth Aeschliman

Marilyn Ruth Aeschliman passed away on July 5, 2018, in Arlington, Texas at the age of 87. She was born in Memphis, Tenn. on October 29, 1930, to Vassar and Harry Ashburn. She graduated from high...

Mary Phyllis Allan

Mary Phyllis Allan

Mary Phyllis Allan, 85, of Colfax, passed away July 12, 2018, at the Whitman Health and Rehab Center in Colfax, Wash. Mary was born July 31, 1932, in Steptoe, Wash. to Ernest & Mary Ellen (Linn)...

Vickie Lynn (Carter) Drewes

Vickie Lynn (Carter) Drewes

Vickie Lynn (Carter) Drewes, 57, passed away July, 3, in Sacramento, Calif. A graveside service will be held at the Viola Cemetery on August 11th at 10 am. Vickie was born in Moscow, Idaho, on...

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