Patrols increased during holidays

PULLMAN — The Washington State Patrol has been conducting emphasis patrols as of Thursday, Nov. 17, through Saturday Nov. 26 as WSU students head for Thanksgiving holiday break. The WSP will also be partnering with allied agencies across the...

Colfax Downtown Association receives $2.25 million in funds for incubator program

COLFAX — Colfax Downtown Association received $2,259,820 from The Washington State Department of Commerce Small Business Innovation Fund (SBIF) grants, which ranged from $500,000 to $5 million, coming out to a total of $32.5 million grants...

Nearly 1,000 fentanyl pills intercepted by task force

COLFAX — During the weekend detectives of the Quad Cities Drug Task Force (QCDTF) observed suspects they believed to regularly trafficking fentanyl pills into the Lewiston/Clarkston area, a media release from Monday, Nov. 21 reports. Detectives...

New information released in U of I murders

MOSCOW — In a press release from Sunday, Nov. 20 the Moscow Police Department released new information in the investigation of four University of Idaho Students who were murdered, Sunday Nov. 13 in an apartment near the UofI campus. Reports say...

Fire prevention - clothes dryer safety tips

OLYMPIA — In a 2020 report published by the NFPA, clothes dryers caused four percent of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018. Last year in Washington State, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances which included clothes dryers....

Tekoa High School lockdown

TEKOA—Tekoa High School had a perceived lockdown Friday, Nov. 18 when law enforcement were outside the school. Tekoa High School Principal, Yolanda Bone stated that it was not really a lockdown, “I saw some law enforcement outside, so had the...

All-League 1B volleyball teams announced

The 1B District 9 volleyball season ended with a state championship for the Oakesdale Nighthawks and several teams in the league placing or making appearances at the state tournament at the Yakima...

Colfax players named to All-League team

COLFAX - What was an overall down year for the Colfax Bulldogs football team still saw several players receive recognition for great performances on the season. There were four total 2B District 7...

Mason Gilchrist

Mason Gilchrist ends season with honors

COLFAX - As fall sports conclude and winter sports get underway, Colfax High School senior Mason Gilchrist and the rest of the Bulldogs basketball team are practicing and hope to continue off the...

Boyer Park boat-launch fees eliminated

COFLAX — The Port of Whitman County has eliminated boat-launch fees for Boyer Park. Port commissioners decided to end the fees last week as it begins a $6 million upgrade of boating amenities at the park on the Snake River. Previously, the launch...

Machtolf pleads guilty to reckless driving

DAVENPORT — Gonzaga head baseball coach Mark Andrew Machtolf pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving in Lincoln County District Court Monday, Nov. 21. The 58-year-old Nine Mile Falls man gave his plea that stems from a DUI incident in...

You have plenty to be thankful for this holiday

It seems like every time you open a webpage, turn on the TV or listen to the radio, you’re bombarded with negativity. We’re on the verge of nuclear war. The recession is upon us. Inflation is...

Abortion stories built on lies

More than ever, our country is suffering due to moral relativism – the idea that truth itself is relative. This leads to situations where, confronted with the same reality, people can't agree on...

Late Fire Wildfire Season Points to Need for Better Forest Management

Last summer, our state’s wildfire season was below normal---a welcome relief for firefighters and smoke-choked Washingtonians, especially city dwellers. However, that all changed this fall. First,...

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, November 26, 1897 AN INSANE WOMAN Roaming the Country Through the Rain and Snow An apparently demented woman appeared at the Northern Pacific section...

Palouse Turkey Leg fundraiser

PALOUSE — Palouse is hosting their annual Palouse Turkey Leg Fundraiser Thursday Nov . 24 at 8 a.m. All proceeds will fund new books and programming in Palouse. There will be free coffee and donuts provided by Palouse Family Foods and the Palouse...

Palouse Round Table Christmas Bazaar

PALOUSE — Palouse is hosting its Round Table Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Palouse Community Center, located at 220 East Main Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palouse community member, and organizer Laura Aichele explained that it has...

Tekoa Winter Wonderland

TEKOA—Tekoa Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s Tekoa Winter Wonderland small business Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to shop at local businesses. There will be the chance to take photos with Santa, craft...

Raising funds in Tekoa

The Tekoa Volunteer Fire Association raised approximately $19,000 in support of the community swimming pool and other local needs during a gala celebration Friday night, Nov. 18, in the Tekoa...

Firefighters host Toy Box Drive

COLFAX — The Colfax Volunteer firemen are presenting their Firefighters’ Christmas Toy Box Drive. Whitman County Fireman of Colfax has served the children of the county for more than 30 years. The Colfax Fire Department is seeking donations to...

Keith Deaton

President Lincoln visits Colfax library

COLFAX- Friends of the library and Colfax Chamber of Commerce welcomed Keith Deaton as President Lincoln Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Center. Whitman County Library Executive Director Cody Allen, stated...

Olivia Harnack

Harnack competes Army basic training

COLFAX - A Free Press Publishing reporter has graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. PFC. Olivia Harnack, 20, graduated Oct. 21, after approximately 10 weeks of training. Harnack...

Alexander "Al" Lazarus Birch

Birch, Alexander Lazarus "Al" age 98 of Spokane, entered into rest on November 4th, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. Born in Parkland, WA to Burgess and Ruth Birch on April 9th, 1924, he attended...

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