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Gimme some old time farming

PALOUSE - Farming is everything to Colby Dugger. The Garfield-Palouse High School junior is an Future Farmers of America (FFA) member, works on the family farm, is rebuilding his great-grandfather's...

Glen Stockwell

Sen. Mark Schoesler assaulted in Ritzville

RITZVILLE - A political activist was arrested in connection with an assault on state Sen. Mark Schoesler. Glen R. Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, a former candidate for various elected offices, was...

David Gibb

Vaccine mandate hasn't affected school districts

COLFAX - Not all school superintendents want to talk about the effect of Gov. Jay Inslee's mandate for teachers and staff to be vaccinated or fired. Many pundits in state and national media...

Drought affected most wheat farmers

Drought conditions have already affected most farmers. While statewide yields are down overall by 40%, the North Central region is down by 50%. Wheat production remains the same at 2.3 million acres...

Mandates don't include sheriff's office

COLFAX - Gov. Jay Inslee's demand for state employees to be vaccinated against COVID doesn't affect the Whitman County Sheriff's Office. "It doesn't really affect us. We're not under the governor's...

WSU offers class about remote working

PULLMAN - Washington State University (WSU) is offering a class for certification to work from home. It's described as "a new program aimed at equipping rural residents with the skills they need to...

Podiatrist is speaker for women's wellness

PULLMAN - Dr. Brad Capawana, of Pullman Foot & Ankle, is the featured speaker at the Pullman Regional Hospital's Women's Wellness Series in October. The presentation is through Zoom on Oct. 12 at...

Rosalia Garden Club plants bulbs Oct. 23

ROSALIA - The Rosalia Garden Club is planting fall bulbs on Oct. 23 for spring bloom. The planting event begins at 10 a.m. in the Children's Garden at the Rosalia Mini-Park. It is net to the Rosalia...

Crash injured University Place man

PULLMAN - A silver 2011 BMW went off of State Route 27, about 3 miles from Pullman, on Thursday afternoon. Kyle H. Lim, 22, of University Place, was driving north when he lost control of the car near...

County offices shuffle for remodel

COLFAX - Whitman County departments are shuffling to accommodate the $8.9 million remodel of county facilities. Four county offices are relocated to the Warwick building across the street from the...

County plowing priorities announced

COLFAX - Winter is coming and bringing snow and icy road conditions with it. Whitman County Public Works issued a letter to school districts and U.S. Postal Service carriers to inform them of how...

WSU claims staff at 88% vaccinated

PULLMAN - To meet state mandates, 88% of 10,000 Washington State University (WSU) employees reported as vaccinated against COVID. "Our vaccination rates are high, and we know it's the path that gets...

Area code requirement to begin Oct. 24

OLYMPIA - All phone calls in Whitman County are going to need all 10-digits, rather than the traditional seven. Landline phone companies are making the switch on Oct. 24. Some landline companies are...

Grant money offered for transportation projects

PULLMAN - The Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization (PRTPO) is accepting applications for grants through Nov. 5. Funding is limited to $326,500 for projects to improve transportation...

EPA awards money for pollution prevention

SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 10 office in Seattle awarded $335,000 for pollution prevention in Seattle, Portland, Boise, and the Kalispel tribe. Healthy, Resilient, and...

Nighthawks swoop on Pomeroy volleyball

POMEROY - The Oakesdale Nighthawks went to Pomeroy to beat the Pirates in volleyball on Oct. 7. Oakesdale won in three matches (25-14, 25-15, 25-12), said Athletic Director Ken Lindgren. Nighthawk...

Colfax football takes the dog fight

KETTLE FALLS - It was Bulldogs versus Bulldogs with Colfax winning the football game beating Kettle Falls 50-0 on Oct. 8. "They never got within scoring distance," said Colfax Coach Mike Morgan. "We...

Share your opinion on fishing rules

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public opinion on updates to fishing rules and regulations. The proposed changes would reclassify bull trout, Dolly Varden,...

Vikings roar back after long hiatus

GARFIELD - The Garfield-Palouse Vikings returned from a two-week pause of school and sports to beat Oakesdale volleyball on Oct. 5. Garfield-Palouse volleyball is now 2-0 in league play after winning...

Colton Wildcats volleyball beats Grangeville

COLTON – Colton wins a tough volleyball match against the Grangeville Bulldogs on Oct. 9. The Wildcats won in four matches (25-22, 20-25, 27-25, 25-21). Colton's Mary Pluid racked up 14 kills, 7...

Panthers win volleyball catfight

COLTON – The Asotin Panthers clawed a victory from the Colton Wildcats on Oct. 5 Colton Coach Jill Nelson said they lost in three matches (14-25, 9-25, 12-25). Wildcat Maggie Meyer did her best for...

Salt in the wound of medical freedom

Medical freedom is more than women deciding if they are going to abort a pregnancy. It is a person's decision if they want to waive resuscitation. It's ending untreatable painful suffering. It's...

Palouse seeks new mayor, city administrator

Life is made up of meetings and partings. Such has been the way of things in Palouse this last year, and as such it has been a year of transitions. The truth of the matter is that things sometimes...

Disappointing decision for 2B football playoffs

The Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) unveiled its state tournament allocations for fall sports. The allocations determine how many teams each district gets to send to the state...

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Former Gazette reporter recognized

BELLINGHAM — The Free Press Publishing news and advertising teams brought home multiple awards from the Washington Newspaper Association annual meeting on Oct. 8. Former Whitman County Gazette reporter Garth Meyer, who recently moved from Colfax...

Colfax's Top Dogs for September

COLFAX — Colfax High School staff voted for students to be named Top Dog for September. The Top Dog program honors Colfax High School students excelling in each department for effort, attitude, hard work, and helping others. Teachers in each...

Festival of Trees set up is Nov. 20

COLFAX - The Festival of Tree returns to The Center at the Whitman County Library in Colfax. Creative people, businesses, and community groups are invited to bring a decorated Christmas tree to The...

Dusty news

David Stueckle spent from September 20th to October 3rd in Boston with his grandson Jonathan and family. They went sight seeing in the Boston area. - Burial services for Dusty native Arnie Stueckle,...

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