Third stop for the day: Speed chase through Colfax, ends with arrest

A formal charge of attempting to elude an officer was filed Jan 2 in superior court against Rachel Marie Doty, 19, Clarkston. She was arrested Sunday after she stopped the car she was driving near the Bill Willson Road intersection. She was booked...

Public health office will get fiber connection

Chris Nelson, new Whitman County treasurer, presented a contract with Spectrum as a holdover from her former position as IT director, saying she was “going to slightly re-wear the hat of my prior...

Ty Meyer, Bill Ryan, Dick McNeilly and Walter “Sonny” Riley

Cattlemen and the Army Corps on the Snake River

A group of cattlemen landowners along the Snake River appeared in front of county commissioners Dec. 31 to ask for their signatures on a letter of support for their cause to acquire a piece of ground...

Pullman-county court agreement expired in 2012

Commissioner Art Swannack Monday commented in a workshop session that he believes Pullman's mayor and city council did not fully understand all the requirements and facts involved in their decision...

St. Ignatius buyer now in prison

Derrick Fincher, 48, the Spokane Valley resident who was sentenced last September in U.S. District Court in Spokane to more than 11 years in prison for swindling more than $2 million from three investors, is the person who purchased the former St....

Bulletin Column: Jan. 10, 2019

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...

Plan to take top off Tekoa building underway

A new owner and a new plan is underway for the site of a roof cave-in at the former Cohn Motor Company's red brick building in Tekoa. Eric Bretz last fall took over as owner from Keith Andersson,...

State installs Steptoe Butte barrier

A gate has been installed on the road up Steptoe Butte. The state parks department plans to close the gate when road conditions become impassable. This is the first time the park has had a gate to stop traffic from entering. In past years, state...

Restoration on the Palouse series set at Colfax Library

Restoration Efforts on the Palouse is the title of the first presentation in a new monthly series called Science on the Palouse, coming to The Center at Colfax Library Monday, Jan. 14, from 5-6 p.m....

Guy Spencer

Spencers provide produce for food pantries

Beverly and Guy Spencer, mother and son who are owners of the Runner Bean Ranch outside Palouse, are building a large 'cool-bot', a cold storage unit to store food for local pantries. The Spencers...

Doctors threat misdemeanor conviction

Johnathan Bain, 47, Potlatch, pleaded guilty in superior court Friday morning to a reduced charge of misdemeanor harassment and was sentenced 364 days in jail with all but seven days suspended. He was credited with the seven days spent in jail...

Coast Transportation

Total of 2018: COAST drivers log 11 percent more miles

COAST Transportation drivers in 2018 logged an 11 percent increase in miles compared to 2017. They totaled 550,000 miles compared to 469,555 miles driven in 2017. "It's been a crazy busy year, but...

Almota Road project to highlight 2019 county work

The new year is underway for the Whitman County Public Works department, with a slate of work to be dominated by the $5 million Almota Road Phase Four reconstruction project. Phase Four follows one and two, which have already reconstructed 5.3...

Bryan Rubin

Colfax boys post wins over Lancers, Crusaders

Colfax boys added two wins on the home court over the weekend to move their record to 9-2 for the season. The Bulldogs will be back at home Friday to host Reardan and then will travel to Tekoa...

Riley McLain

Timberwolves roll 3 more wins

Tekoa/Rosalia boys rolled out three more wins to stretch their record to 10-2. The T-Wolves will travel to Ritzville Friday to play the Broncos and then return to Tekoa to host Colfax in an...

Taylre Sakamoto-Howell

Colfax girls bag wins over NE lead teams

Colfax girls picked up wins over two of the top-tier teams on the home court over the weekend. The Bulldogs out-paced Liberty 44-40 in the Friday night league round, and they edged Northwest...

Three Bulldogs win at Springdale

Three Bulldog wrestlers place first in the Saturday tournament at Springdale. Kolby Sisk at 113 pounds, Nolan Burrill at 120 and Augie Allenbach at 220 each placed first. Springdale scorers did not tally team points, but the three wins and other...

Colton girls back to win column, lead SE 1B league

After its first two-game losing streak in 10 years, the Colton girls returned to the win column this week, remaining in first place in the Southeast 1B league with a record of 5-0, 10-2 overall. Pomeroy holds second at 11-1, 5-1, their only loss to...

Gar-Pal, Oakesdale boys to clash Friday

The showdown of the season so far comes to Palouse Friday night for Garfield/Palouse vs. Oakesdale, both unbeaten in Southeast 1B league boys basketball. The two expected, senior-heavy contenders for the 2018-19 season crown have both beat Colton...

Nothing gained

President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation on Tuesday. All networks gave him free airtime for the prime time speech. Democrats immediately demanded equal air time for a response. Reportedly, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck...

Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per-hour since 2009. Even though 96% of gainfully employed Americans earn more than the minimum, there is a push to increase it to a “living wage.” Minimum wage is a bad idea for several reasons: It...

My Two Cents: Christmas decoration ups and downs

Christmas and New Years are over, and now neighbors are taking down their Christmas decorations. But in every neighborhood there is always someone who doesn’t participate. Maybe they were late...

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Jan. 10, 2019

Pet Peeves Fire the commissioners ... they can’t even fill potholes on Steptoe Street, Steptoe,...

Trump Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Let's hand it to President Donald Trump. There he was, the commander in chief, closing out the old year by bravely showing up in a war zone in spite of the bone spurs in his feet. Yes, the haters are dubious about those spurs, but whether real or...

Boeing Hopes to Build Upon Record Year

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated and within our country, Washington is the best. The study reaffirmed that “Washington’s economy and industry...

Trump Should Chill About the Stock Market

Donald Trump may watch the stock market more closely than any day trader. For a president who underlined the increasing importance of working-class whites to the GOP coalition and who trampled so much bipartisan economic orthodoxy during the...

Emergency

Yes - there is indeed a national emergency. If unchecked, it could destroy our great democracy. It is called Donald J. Trump. --Dick Warwick,...

Shawn Burt

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Shawn Burt

Shawn Burt grew up in Clarkston where he graduated from Clarkston High School with the class of 1992. After graduation, Shawn moved to Spokane for a short time before returning back home to Clarkston...

Good Old Days: Jan. 10, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, Jan. 5, 1894 Contractor J. W. Janney Saturday morning completed the temporary bridge over the river near the Colfax brewery. The location is about 200 yards north of the...

Megan Maley, London McLain, Gwen Olson and Kayla Eilertson

Rosalia fifth-graders win STEM challenge prize

Rosalia fifth-grade students Megan Maley, London McLain, Gwen Olson and Kayla Eilertson stand with their medals by the Circle G Ranch, the project which won them the 3D printer and $100 gift card...

Births: Jan. 10, 2019

At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Pruitt, Micheal Joseph, born Dec. 30 at seven pounds, to Jordon Huckaby and Michael Pruitt, Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Heather Soppe, Eldon, Mo., and Mike Beardsley, Oakesdale, Wash. Maternal... Full story

McGregors have boy

Ian and Jessica McGregor welcomed new baby, Alexander Sherman McGregor II, Dec. 20. He weighed in at seven lbs. 10 oz and joins six big sisters at home. Keith and Carla Danielson celebrated Christmas Dec. 21 at Hooper Crossing Ranch. Guests...

Endicott city hall posts schedule

Endicott Town Hall has sent out a notice of the hours the office is open and the dates the office will be closed for 2019. Hours open will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday closures will be on January 1, 21;...

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