Filings cite arguments in firing of chief

First filings of the civil service appeal of former Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay have been made public and provide a look at arguments involved in the dispute. The McNannay appeal to the three-member Colfax Civil Service Commission is...

Steve and Beth Beck

LaCrosse Café re-opens

LaCrosse Café opened under its new management March 5. Beth and Steve Beck of Endicott have taken over the business which had closed Dec. 29, 2018. "It's a little weird," said Beth. "It took a...

Drug arrest in Colfax results in booking

Anthony Emerson, 44, was booked into jail Saturday after an early morning arrest in Colfax. Emerson was stopped for an equipment violation and deputies learned a warrant was outstanding for his arrest. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle...

Bulletin Column: March 14, 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...

Stephen Johnson

New face at Colfax NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Services at the USDA Service Center in Colfax has a new face. Stephen Johnson is Whitman County's new resource conservationist, filling in a position that has been...

Slide along Willow Creek shuts down railroad line

Plans for repairs of a washout which has shut down the railroad service on the line which links the western part of the county with the rail network on the Snake River advanced last week with the...

Port debates added support for cruise line impact study

Port of Lewiston Commissioner Jerry Klemm, and the CEO of Valley Vision, Karl Dye, attended last Thursday’s Port of Whitman County commissioner’s meeting. Last November, Commissioner Klemm...

Harvest Heritage exhibit now at Libey Gallery in Colfax

Richard Scheuerman's exhibit "Harvest Heritage - The Story of Humanity in Twelve Farm Paintings" comes to the Libey Gallery in Colfax from March 9-28. As a special treat, Scheuerman will give a...

News Briefs: March 14, 2019

HONOR CONCERT AT COLFAX More than 100 student musicians and choir members gathered at Colfax High School Monday for the SE Washington Music Educators' Association honor band and honor choir concert....

Andrew Stewart, left, and Dominic Villareal

Grand opening at plant shop

Andrew Stewart, left, and Dominic Villareal show a few of the plants in their inventory at their new shop. Located in one of the Canyon Street spaces in the former Rose Theater building, the shop...

Snow berms make airport dangerous for low wing planes

Buildup of snow plow berms along runways at the Colfax Airport has become a concern, particularly for airplanes with low wings. Plowing of the runways has been somewhat restricted because of landing...

Marketing session set at The Center

Josh King with Tinderbox Marketing from Spokane will present a new workshop on marketing at The Center in Colfax March 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. Title is "Marketing & Sales Metrics: What to Track & Why.” Tickets are free, but participants must...

WCA slates 26th bull test sale

The 26th annual Washington Cattlemen's Association bull test sale will be March 20 at 12:30 pm at the Bonina Sale Facility in Eltopia. This sale has received excellent support from Whitman County area over the years with many bulls going to local...

Model Home Furnishings

Colfax wrestlers wrap season with pizza, awards

Colfax wrestlers, who logged a sixth-place finish in the all lB division of the state mat classic at Tacoma, wrapped up their season with a family team pizza feed Tuesday in the CHS cafeteria. The...

Bulldog track competitors fight off winter blues

Colfax Track Coach Jason Cooper and his coaching crew this year find themselves surrounded by a lot of talent and also by a lot of snow. The team, which has had one outdoor practice so far this year,...

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Big money scam

A scam affecting some elite universities has revealed how far the rich will go to get their children in prestigious schools. Apparently, those with money have been working with a so-called charity to phoney up student admission applications. It is...

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: March 14, 2019

Pet Peeves Winter and snow!!! Okeydokes The commissioners for placing a six month moratorium on...

Trade Issues Coalesce Washington's Delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be. While Democrats and Republicans are at one another’s throats on...

Don't Root for a Trump Primary Challenge

The race for 2020 is taking shape, although there are still significant unknowns, including whether Donald Trump will get a serious primary challenge. His fiercest Republican critics say, "Yes -- please, please, yes." They are probably wrong, and...

Reform School

Reform is inevitably a difficult process, and not just for the reformees. It's particularly painful for the reformers, no matter how meritorious their cause. Who would admit opposing fundamental changes to a health care system in this country that...

Preseason

I didn’t think it was quite time for political season, but it seems to have started. I was just sitting down to dinner when my phone rang. If it had been thirty seconds later, I would have let the answering machine take it even though I was...

Joke's on us

I should lighten up and tell a joke. The definition of insanity is doing something over and over, while expecting different results. Every year since 1915, we have tried drug prohibition; year after year, over and over, while expecting a drug free...

Uphold the laws

So the new Columbia County Sheriff is not going to enforce Initiative 1639 that 60 percent of Washington voters supported. Did he not take an oath to uphold the laws of the State of Washington when he was sworn in as sheriff? How does Sheriff Joe...

Laments

Gordon Forgey, in your editorial (“Free Speech?”, March 7, 2019,) you lament the poor reception of conservative ideas on campus. Could it be that, given the parameters of logic and reason, contemporary conservative theory has little to offer to...

Chiara Brunialti

Saturday at CHS auditorium: Colfax DYW competition will have 'Jumanji' script

The film and video game "Jumanji, into The Jungle" will be script inspiration for the Colfax Distinguished Young Woman competition which is slated for Saturday in the Colfax High School auditorium...

Mike, Karl, Wyatt and Katey Schlomer

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Katey Schlomer, Winona

From early on, Katey Schlomer wanted to live in the middle of nowhere with a driveway two miles long. "My grandparents were farmers, so that's where that connection and love comes in," said Katey....

Good Old Days: March 14, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, March 9, 1894 About fifty people of all parties, attended the populist meeting at the court house last Friday evening. The speakers who were advertised to appear were Ahira Manring, of Garfield, and William McDonald, of...

Sharon Huff returns to visit family, friends

Former resident Sharon Huff, Anacortes, was visiting family and friends from Feb. 23 until March 4. She attended the funerals of her brother-in-law, Dean Yongue, Margie Huff's husband of Blanchard, Idaho, and Leroy Mattly of Endicott. She stayed a...

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