Andy Brown

Weather forecaster reports radar missed Pullman flood

A National Weather Service meteorologist last week reported their radars did not catch the rain storm that led to flooding of N. Grand Street in Pullman. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Andy Brown...

Suppliers submit bids for new guardrails

County commissioners opened bids for two parts of countywide road safety improvement projects Monday. For guardrails they chose the apparent low of $386,419 from M2 Industrial, Inc., of Ellensburg. A total of three bids came in, the other two from...

Palouse filings: Cook files for Palouse mayor

Chris Cook, Palouse city councilman and school board member, has filed to run for mayor to succeed four-term mayor Michael Echanove, who announced earlier this year he would not seek a fifth term. Cook is a 14-year Palouse resident and seven-year...

Bulletin Column: May 23, 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...

Reps urge Gov. Inslee to scratch dams study

Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse released a joint statement urging Washington Governor Jay Inslee to veto the $750,000 line item in the capital budget that would commission a state-funded study on breaching the federally-owned and...

Snow-damaged fence costs on county table

Whitman County commissioners took in an update Monday from Mark Storey, Public Works director, on a stalled resolution involving a fence damaged during the snows of February and early March. On both sides of Belsby Road, at the northwest edge of...

Earns GSU fellowship

Ashley Rockwell of Pullman was awarded a Jacqueline Boles Graduate Teaching Fellowship from Georgia State University. Now studying for a doctorate degree, she is a sociology major and was recognized this spring during college honors...

Public Works plans meeting to model new waste facility

Whitman County Public Works department will hold a meeting May 29 at the county's solid waste facility off Highway 195 between Colfax and Pullman on plans for a new moderate risk waste (MRW) facility. The operation would be for household hazardous...

Yelena Yunin mural

Colfax swim pool will get wall murals

Colfax City Council members Monday night approved the painting of a mural on two sides of the swim pool building at Schmuck Park. The mural site will be one of four which have been planned by the...

Commissioners' session: Interest sweep, credit card charges on agenda

Whitman County commissioners discussed topics, like sweeping interest to the Public Works fund and adjusting credit card fees during a workshop session Monday morning. Washington made changes several years ago to allow county commissioners to take...

Two charged in frat ouster

Charges of second-degree assault filed May 15 in superior court relate to a Feb. 22 Pullman Police investigation of a fight at the SAE fraternity house on NE B Street on College Hill in Pullman. Charged with second-degree assault were Markus...

Randall Platt

St. John hosts Writer's Workshop

A group of writing enthusiasts gathered at the St. John Library on May 15 for a workshop by award winning author, Randall Platt. In addition to sharing her experiences with publishing, Platt led the...

Paving project starts on 195

A summer-long paving project on Highway 195 between Rosalia and Plaza Road started Monday. Richard Shelling, WSDOT assistant project engineer, said construction crews will grind off the top asphalt surface and then will repave the 7.8-mile stretch...

Library holiday closure

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close May 25-27 in observance of Memorial Day. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closures and no late fees will be charged for these days. Drop boxes and Wi-Fi...

Isaiah Buri

Brewster stops Colfax boys in regional baseball round

Colfax baseball season ended right where it did last year with a loss in the second round of the regional playoffs. The Bulldogs, who had to travel to Wenatchee for the regional round after the...

Helina Hahn and Anni Cox

Cofax girls get state ticket with 2-1 mark at Franklin

After enduring a long day Saturday at Franklin Park in Spokane, Colfax girls finished with a 2-1 record and a ticket to the state finals at Yakima's Gateway Park Friday and Saturday. Colfax is booked...

Amber Jones and Kennedy Cook

Oakesdale girls stack big win at CV regional meet

Oakesdale girls stacked an amazing 184.5 points Friday and Saturday at the regional qualifier on the Central Valley track to pave their way back to the state finals at Eastern Washington University...

Colton softball heads for state

He takes the eighth-graders every year, whether they will play or not. “So they know how to act when it’s their turn,” said Brad Nilson, Colton softball coach, whose 2019 team opens at state in Yakima Friday at 1 p.m. against Wishkah Valley....

Colton falls to Odessa in state semifinals

The Colton High School baseball team beat Quilcene 9-0 May 18 to advance to play Odessa in a state 1B semifinal, a team they beat 15-10 May 7 in the district playoffs. This time, with a berth in the championship game on the line in Chehalis, Colton...

Jon Kinley

Bulldog boys nip Asotin for 2B regional title

Colfax boy nipped Asotin by one-half of a point when the long regional meet was over Saturday at Central Valley. The slim win was tallied after Colfax was credited for a half point from a tie in the...

Model Home Furnishings

A grand gift

Student debt is a national problem. Students find themselves leaving college with massive loans and the daunting challenge of how to pursue career goals and pay off those loans. A college degree remains important for future earnings and choice of...

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: May 23, 2019

Okeydokes Staff member at Ticks who read to children while father shopped for...

What has Happened to Justice in American Courts?

Our court system is out of control. I was watching a Mariner’s game the other day when the network filled a break in the action with a half dozen commercials. My drink and chip bowl were both full, so I sat back in my recliner and day-dreamed. I...

There Really Are No Trump Mysteries

The surprise about the big New York Times story on Donald Trump's tax returns is that there are no real surprises. Trump's taxes have been an obsession of the left since he, in violation of a long-standing norm, reneged on his promise to release...

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

There are dams that should come down and those that shouldn’t. Hopefully, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts its review of the 14 federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, that will become abundantly clear. That review is expected...

Two Words

May 1, 2003: Then-President George W. Bush landed in a jet on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to announce that just a few weeks after his Iraq invasion, all major combat operations would end. It was a made-for-television event....

Worth cultivating

Thank you, for Frank Watson's well-written article. If ever the time was right, after our "Leftist Legislature" thinks they have had an "Epic Year" this is a reasonable time to respond. The Washington legislature needs to know they have not served...

Colleen Young

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Colleen Young

Colleen was born and raised in San Diego, Calif., where her family settled while her dad served in the Navy and then later worked for the Navy as a civilian. During her first year of Mueller College...

Births: May 23, 2019

At Pullman Regional Hospital Wheatley, Finnegan Dickson, born May 7 at nine pounds, five ounces, to Thad and Anna Wheatley, Pullman, Wash. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Dennis Myers, Wenatchee, Wash. Maternal grandparents are Dan and Rae...

Scholz duo named Rosalia grand marshals

Rosalia Chamber of Commerce has honored Bob and Sharon Scholz from Thornton by naming them grand marshals of this year’s 50th annual Rosalia Battle Days Parade and celebration. Bob and Sharon began farming in the Rosalia/Thornton area in 1959....

Savvy Senior: The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On

Dear Savvy Senior, I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my 86-year-old father – who served in the army nearly 60 years ago – into an assisted living...

Good Old Days: May 23, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, May 18, 1894 A movement is on foot for the formation of an Interstate Collegiate Oratorical Association, among the schools of collegiate grade in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Thus far the name of Colfax College has not...

Soup packets made in record time

Homestead Ministries had a multi-church event making 3,000 soup ingredient bags in a record time of two-and-a-half hours last week. The soup bags are going to local food banks and food banks in central Washington state, as well as 1,500 to Zimbabwe...

Vacation Bible camp slated for LaCrosse

Pastor David Wells of United Methodist Church and Pastor John Cross of Selbu Lutheran Church met May 19 with the Community of Faith group which has been working on various projects for the community. The main topic was this year's Vacation Bible...

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