Blood drive on tap in Colfax

COLFAX — The Colfax branch library is hosting a blood drive from 1-4:30 p.m. May 18 at The Center, 104 S. Main. Appointment times are still available. Photo identification is required for walk-ins. Appointments are given priority and can be...

Job fair, community events set for Tekoa

TEKOA – A free community event hosted by the Tekoa Chamber of Commerce will take place Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. Tekoa Chamber of Commmerce Vice President Melinda Wilkins said she is excited to open up to the community and host a number...

Man pleads in St. Ignatius vandalism case

COLFAX — A Spokane Valley man pleaded guilty and was sentenced for charges stemming from the burglary and vandalism of St. Ignatius Hospital. Louis Hibbs, 20, of Spokane Valley, entered his guilty plea in Whitman County Superior Court during a...

Renovations near fruition

COLFAX – Renovations at the Whitman County Courthouse starting to come to fruition after about nine months of construction. Many upgrades and features have been added including a Americans with...

Farmington man held on firearms charges

FARMINGTON — A local man is being held on $5,000 bail or a $50,000 surety bond after being arrested last Friday. Michael Keller, 48, of Farmington, is facing probable charges of second-degree assault and 14 counts of unlawful possession of a...

'Yarn Bomb' to color Colfax

COLFAX —The Colfax Arts Council is planning a colorful assault on downtown July 23-24. The temporary “Yarn Bombing” street art event will feature knitted and crocheted squares covering downtown lightpoles, trees and more. The event is planned...

Sudznscissors owner reflects on first months

COLFAX- A local woman said her 6-month-old pet grooming business is taking off. Jennie Griffin, a Merritt, Mich.-native, opened Sudzniscissors in November at 107 Canyon St. Last week at her shop,...

Colfax to face Reardan in winner-to-state, loser-out game

SPOKANE— The Colfax Bulldogs boys baseball team will play Reardan in a winner-to-state game at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The game will be at Whitworth University. The local Bulldogs got to the game by beating Kettle Falls in their district opener...

Bulldogs advance in playoffs

COLFAX - The No. 4-seeded Colfax Bulldogs boys baseball team advanced to the District semifinal game Tuesday, May 6, after eliminating Kettle Falls from the postseason. The local Bulldogs topped the...

Garfield-Palouse girls sweep Tekoa-Rosalia

ROSALIA - The Garfield-Palouse Vikings girls fastpitch softball team finished off its season May 9, winning a doubleheader against the Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves. The Vikings (9-8 overall, 6-6...

Colfax hosts league track championship

COLFAX - The Bulldogs boys track team finished third and the girls fifth in the Northeast 2B League Championships on Tuesday, May 3, at home. The boys were led by Zachary Cooper who won the pole...

Timberwolves end season

ROSALIA - The Tekoa-Rosalia girls fastpitch softball team wrapped up itsseason, dropping four straight games. The Timberwolves were swept by the Liberty Christian Patriots on Thursday, May 5, at...

Chinook fishery open on Snake River

OLYMPIA – The spring Chinook fishery on the mainstem Columbia River above Bonneville Dam closed May 3. But Chinook fishing remains open in the Snake River. Fishery managers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon Department of...

St. John men's golf underway

ST. JOHN — The St. John’s Men’s Golf Club started its first week of the 2022 Twilite League on May 5. Team standings for the A Bracket are: 27.5— HUB International 26 — Inland Empire Milling 25— St. John Hardware 22.5 — Rialto Tavern...

Palouse offers 'rebate' for lifeguards

PALOUSE — The city has a shortage of lifeguards necessary to operate the swimming pool this summer. To attract lifeguards, the city is offering a $100 certification rebate at the end of the summer for those who seek lifeguard certification now...

Kapernick has missed many opportunities to play football

I’ve applied for several jobs during my long working career. For each job I was interested in, I needed to modify the resume and get new letters of recommendation. Now that I’m retired and doing...

Athenaeum Club announces poetry winner

COLFAX - One middle and three high school students won Athenaeum Club awards last month for their poetry. Kayla Kroll won the 7th/8th-grade division. And Ariella Salmond, Jaisha Gibb and Madeline...

Capital gains backers spying

Proponents of the unconstitutional capital gains income tax are working overtime to prevent voters from weighing in. First, there was the game last year with the emergency clause to prevent a...

Milling trees can pay to reduce wildfire risks

Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much-needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money the U.S. Forest Service and Washington’s Dept....

Montgomery to play Palouse Empire Fair

COLFAX — Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry will be in concert at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on Sept 10. The concert begins at 7 p.m. ; there is an admission price. Montgomery is a country music artist who was known for being a part of the...

Colfax photographers' works on exhibit

COLFAX — The Libey Gallery, 110 S. Main St., is exhibiting photographers Naomi Taylor and Jerry Jones works during the month of May. Naomi Taylor is from Colfax. She said she finds inspiration and theme from life, family and her love of the...

Pastor Birnbaum takes helm of Plymouth Church

COLFAX - Plymouth Church has a new pastor in Rev. Michael Birnbaum. Plymouth Church pastor, Well Child International founder and director, and ranch manager are among the many "hats worn" by Rev....

Mountian music coming to Colfax

COLFAX – Folk Mountain Gospel will be performing at Colfax United Methodist Church on May 15. The group features husband and wife Don and Donna Mohl of Scott Hill, Tenn., playing a variety of...

Paint Nights set

LaCROSSE — The Whitman County branc libraries in Oakesdale and LaCrosse will host adult paint nights in the coming weeks. LaCrosse’s adult painting event will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, followed by a family event at 10 a.m. Saturday May...

Spring Craft Fair on tap in Palouse

PALOUSE — The Spring Craft Fair is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The fair will take place in Palouse Community Center, 220 E. Main St. The event will feature handmade and vintage treasures, officials said. Treats, artisan goods...

Palouse police officer to talk to students

PALOUSE — A local police officer will spend May 17 speaking to college students. Officer Joel Anderson was asked to participate in the “Dream It, Do It” youth conference hosted by University of Idaho and Idaho State College. He will present...

Dusty News for May 12

Last week Wednesday, Heidi Lowe brought seven students from Colfax High School ASB Leadership Team to Tom and Doreen Riedner’s home to enjoy a wonderful soup lunch and help assemble 1100 soup packets with Homestead Ministries. Colfax should be...

Dahmen Barn hosts Confluo artist reception

UNIONTOWN- During a May 1 reception on the second floor of Dahmen Barn, Confluo artists talked with viewers about their art. The artists discussed what it is like being an artist, about being...

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