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Commissioners weigh ribbon cutting

COLFAX — County commissioners will decide whether to hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly expanded moderate waste recycling building at the county landfill south of the city. The tentative date would be March 9. County Public Works Director Mark...

 

Blood confirmed Colfax chief

COLFAX—The word “interim” is no longer part of the title for the head of the Colfax Police Department. Bruce Blood was confirmed as Chief of Police at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. According to city officials, Blood was the only qualified...

 

Deputies arrest 9-time convicted felon

COLFAX--Shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Huber Action Freight after reports of an individual at that location trying to wave down passing motorists. When Deputy Randy Miller arrived on...

 

WSP responds to rear-end collisions

COLFAX--Washington State Patrol responded to two collisions earlier this week, both which involved rear-ending. A collision involving three cars occurred at 11:11 a.m. Sept. 28 on Highway 195 at the intersection with Prune Orchard Road. The three...

 

In-person classes okay for all Colfax grades, others

COLFAX-The Whitman County Public Health Department has updates its recommendation for in-person classes. The department announced Thursday it now supports hybrid or in-person learning for all schools and grades within Whitman County expect Pullman an...

 

Police seeking help for Uniontown theft

UNIONTOWN—A mini excavator and trailer were stolen from the Uniontown city shop Thursday, and Whitman County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in the matter. The 2004 Cat 305CR mini excavator was removed from the shop chained to a...

 

Organizers seek specific donations for fire victims

Donations have been pouring in to locations throughout the county, some being overwhelmed by the outpouring. According to Deanne Noel of Rosalia who is coordinating local efforts, the greatest need at this time is toiletries including vitamins,...

 

Manning Fire claims 3 homes

COLFAX--The Manning Fire is now 25% contained with control line in place and fire crews focusing on hot spots. The fire destroyed three single family homes, the Manning Covered Bridge and one other structure, according to the Southeast Washington...

 

Malden Fire destroys 121 homes

MALDEN — The Babb/Malden Fire is now credited with burning 17,781 acres, 1,000 of which were in Spokane County. Crews are performing their final assessments of the Malden and Pine City communities....

 

Policing expanding in Colfax

As the Colfax Police Department works through the process of hiring two more officers, the three-man force has expanded its coverage time to include nights, which has quelled evening nuisance calls, according to Interim Chief Bruce Blood. Officer...

 

Unlawful hunting charges filed

COLFAX—Charges of unlawful hunting of big game in the second degree were filed Aug. 4 in District Court against four men. Department of Fish and Wildlife referred charges June 11, 2020, on nine people from the area for their alleged roles in the...

 

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