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Disability forum

Ninth Legislative District lawmakers Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, participated in a forum on developmental disabilities issues on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the...

Ruck for the Fallen takes on Steptoe Butte

OAKESDALE – This weekend, Saturday, Sept. 24, ruckers will be gathering at Steptoe Butte to honor the fallen. Starting at Steptoe Butte at 7 a.m. there will be a 10K on Ragon/Hume Road at 10:30...

News Briefs

Cow shot near Malden/Rosalia ROSALIA— Investigation is underway to identify a person that shot a cow Friday, Sept. 2 on the Wiryick’s ranch. “There’s a lot of rumors who did it,” said Jeff Wiryick, noting that the Sheriff’s station was...

Rosalia's Red Brick Cafe shuts doors

ROSALIA – Owner's of the Red Brick Cafe in Rosalia, Kris Hemenway-Sheets, 69, and husband Gary Sheets, 70 have made the reluctant decision to close their doors for the winter. The cafe will be... Full story

Traffic stop in Colfax nets guns, fentanyl

COLFAX – Amber Sitter, 31 and Raymond Cooper, 37 both of Spokane Valley were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, as well as unlawful possession of a firearm...

Story of Kay M. Bates

COLFAX – Colfax resident and children's author Kay M. Bates, 33, bounced around a lot growing up. Starting in California and the Seattle area, it was when her father went to WSU that she found what... Full story

Turkey season in Turnbull

CHENEY – Turkey hunting is coming to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in the fall of 2023. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are opening 1,883 acres in the Long Lake Unit of the refuge for...

CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP

The Colton Wildcats headed to Asotin for an invite that included competition up to 4A and 5A competition. The only varsity placer for the Wildcats was Tanner Baerlocher, who finished 35th out of 86 runners in the varsity 5,000 meter run with a time...

Oakesdale wins tournament

The Sundome tournament Friday in Yakima was won by the Oakesdale Nighthawks. The Nighthawks competed against schools ranging from the 1B-1A levels – including Orcas Island, Riverview, Overlake, Zillah, College Place and Manson – who they...

Vikings, Timberwolves show out in Spikefest

The Garfield-Palouse Vikings and the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves represented Whitman County volleyball in the Spikefest volleyball tournament at Rosalia high school on Saturday, Sept. 17. The...

Eagles fly in win over the Timberwolves

ST. JOHN – The Tekoa-Rosalia (1-2, 1-1) Timberwolves headed to St. John to take on the St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles in an intercounty, interleague matchup. St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse (2-0,...

Area Roundup

FOOTBALL The Garfield-Palouse Vikings lost their third game of the season against the Touchet Redhawks on Friday, Sept. 16. It was Garfield-Palouse’s (0-3, 0-2) closest game of the season. The Vikings led the Redhawks 14-8 at halftime and 20-16...

Colfax volleyball opens fall season with loss

PULLMAN – The 2021-22 season saw the Colfax volleyball team go 9-3 overall and undefeated in league competition. The season ended with a playoff berth and two straight losses to the Raymond Seagulls, but the team has been a perennial playoff team...

Liberty rolls over Colfax, 47-6

SPANGLE – The Liberty Lancers leaped into the football rankings this week with a resounding 47-6 win over the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday, Sept. 17. The Lancers (3-0) moved up to No. 3 in the state...

Garbage important energy source

If you live in Spokane, you know about its waste-to-energy facility which burns up to 800 tons of solid waste a day and can generate 22 megawatts of electricity---enough to power 13,000 homes. It is...

Who gets to escape the LTC payroll tax

Right now, the only people who can opt out of the WA Cares Fund, a new long-term-care (LTC) program that is supposed to be fueled by a payroll tax on workers, are those who had private...

Authors of Cashup Davis visit library for book reading

Whitman County Library Colfax branch hosted the authors of “Cashup Davis: The Inspiring Life of a Secret Mentor.” The author's Jeff Burnside and Gordon Davis, Davis’ great-grandson, read from...

Colfax Athenaeum Club Meetings

COLFAX– The Athenaeum Club hosts meetings every first and third Friday of the month at 1 p.m. The club theme this year is Hidden Wonders of the Palouse. The next meeting, a Homecoming Tea, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 29242 SR195, Colfax....

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Sept., 24, 1897 THE WORK OF HARVEST Two Weeks More Before Threshing is Completed The work of harvest in all parts of the county is being pushed rapidly,...

Garden club starts seasonal meetings

ROSALIA – Rosalia Garden Club will start the first fall meeting on October 5th at the Rosalia Community Church. Refreshments start at 9:30 am with a special guest program speaker at 10:00 am. Margaret Swenson from Cheney who is a Spokane County...

Colfax Fly-In lands at Air Center

COLFAX – The seventh annual Colfax Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Port of Business Air Center, 707 Flight Line Drive. The family-friendly event is free, featuring experimental to...

Births

Pullman Regional Hospital • Alice Lorraine Epperson, a girl, was born Sept. 13, 2022 to parents Briana Collins and James Epperson of Pullman. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Heather Gonzales of Pullman, and step-dad...

Community Briefs

THRIFTY GRANDMOTHERS NOW ACCEPTING DEBIT AND CREDIT COLFAX – The Thrifty Grandmother Shop, 118 North Main Street is now accepting debit and credit card payments. After more than fifty years of running a cash-only thrift shop, the grandmothers...

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