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 By Daily Bulletin    News    July 2, 2020 

City, county officers respond to scams

COLFAX – Local law enforcement agencies are seeing reports of new scams in Colfax for bank account numbers and social security information. A Colfax resident was scammed by a man claiming to be from the Secret Service in Alaska with...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    July 2, 2020 

Relocation snags

The Whitman County Gazette and Colfax Daily Bulletin are now operating out of new offices at 418 S. Main. At this time, new phones have not been connected to the new office. Gazette staff is attempting temporary fixes to the problem until connected...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    July 2, 2020 

Summoned for theft

PULLMAN – A summons for a Pullman man was filed June 24 in Superior Court on the charge of alleged residential burglary. Luke Benton, 22, has been summoned for a July 10 hearing. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Benton and Alisyn...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 25, 2020

Where they stash the bodies

Hitting a deer while driving on Whitman County Roads is an ever real and present danger; some times of the year more than others. Those periods of increased car versus deer occurrences are right after harvest and our current season, according to...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 25, 2020

First COVID hospitalization

COLFAX -- The first report of a patient being hospitalized for the virus was reported June 26. One previous case was hospitalized due to complications associated with COVID-19 infection. Two new cases were announced June 29. According to the...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 18, 2020

Crazy Days events announced

COLFAX – The Chamber of Commerce has booked a fun run and The Hankers as part of the Crazy Days celebration set for the second weekend of July. Crazy Days sidewalk sales are set for July 9, 10 and 11. A Social Distancing 1-Mile Fun Run is set for...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 18, 2020

Threats at Boyer

Whitman County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of campers at Boyer Park and Marina being threatened by an allegedly drunk man. According to the police report, four campers reported a man as intoxicated yelling at them and threatening to shoot...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 11, 2020

Grant will expand police force

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department will receive $250,000 from a Department of Justice grant to hire two new police officers. "It's exciting for us," said Interim Police Chief Bruce Blood. Chief...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 11, 2020

Bad pass sends four to hospitals

WAWAWAI – Six people were injured in a two-car collision June 7 near Wawawai Landing. Whitman County Deputies and EMS from Fire District 14 and Lewiston Fire responded about 4 p.m. to the incident. According to the Sheriff's office, deputies...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 11, 2020

Nine face charges for illegal elk killings

State Department of Fish and Wildlife officers referred charges to the Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney Office on June 9 for nine men from the St. John and Colfax areas for their roles in the illegal take of at least three elk on Oct. 5, 2019....

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 11, 2020

Two ejected in hit and run collision

Five people were transported to area hospitals, including one by LifeFlight, after a hit and run collision north of Ralph Henning Road near Thornton. Washington State Patrol responded at 2:45 p.m....

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

City eyes pool opening

COLFAX – The City Council discussed potential opening of the city pool during its regular meeting June 1. Pending from the state and health department, the council set a July 6 opening for the pool. The city would have to be in Phase III to allow...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

Water logged May

COLFAX - Weekend storms padded precipitation counts for an already above-average May, bringing the total to almost three times the average. At the NRCS office in Colfax, .51 of an inch was recorded after storms rolled through over the weekend. Added...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

Straw load bails at Buck Canyon

COLFAX – Traffic was temporarily reduced to two lanes on Buck Canyon May 27 afternoon after large bales of straw slid off a semi. According to WSP Trooper Jim Retzer, the straw was improperly stacked which resulted in the load shifting as the...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

Colfax PD develops fraud aide

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department has responded to 11 cases of unemployment fraud, according to Interim Chief Bruce Blood. The department does not go after fraud culprits. When a case of fraud is reported, the local police department can... Full story

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

COVID-19 infects family of 6

WHITMAN COUNTY – Six new positive tests of COVID-19 were returned last week, all from one family. A male of the household was allegedly infected out-of-county. After his test returned positive, the rest of the multi-generational family household...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 4, 2020

County approved for Phase III

Whitman County was approved to Phase III by the state Secretary of Health Saturday with conditions. One condition is that an individual Phase III business sector (such as movie theaters, libraries, and museums) may reopen only after the state...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 28, 2020

Weekend weather brings potential for hail, damaging wind

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday following a day of high heat. Tonight's overnight lows are expected to stay in the 50s to 60s, bringing little cooling relief before Saturday with temperatures getting up in the 80s or 90s. These...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 28, 2020

Census workers sought

An additional 423 applicants are needed in Whitman County for temporary Census takers. The U.S. Census Bureau is continuing to recruit for the position in advance of its Nonresponse Followup Operation for the 2020 Census. The primary purpose of the...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 28, 2020

Too many cooks in the kitchen?

Pullman Police responded the afternoon of May 28 to a domestic dispute call of two cooks fighting at the New Garden Restaurant on Grand Ave. Whether the fight occurred in the kitchen or not was not reported....

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 21, 2020

19th COVID-19 case

COLFAX - Whitman County received another positive COVID-19 result May 20, bringing the county total to 19, three of which have been in the past week. The new case is a male in the 20 to 39 age range. He is stable and isolating at home. All of the...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 21, 2020

"Jane Eyre" discussion at Online Book Club

Monday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. Whitman County Library hosts an online Book Club. "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë will be the subject. According to the library, whether you read the book long ago, recently, or are just considering it, this event is for...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 21, 2020

Motions made in Oakesdale drug case

COLFAX - Motions to suppress and dismiss have been made by two of the seven individuals booked May 17 for drug use in an Oakesdale home. Keenen Keller, 26, was charged with possession of controlled substances of methamphetamine and heroin. His...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 21, 2020

No Memorial Service at Colfax Cemetery

COLFAX - The Memorial Day service conducted annually at the Colfax Cemetery has been canceled this year due to the limit on gatherings. Even though there will be no gathering, the sights will still...

 By Daily Bulletin    News    May 14, 2020

Colfax FFA Plant Sale sells out

The Colfax FFA Plant started and ended on Thursday, May 7. The sale started at 9 a.m. and plants were mostly out of stock by 10:30 a.m. The last customer was served by noon. With selling out in just under a couple of hours the scheduled May 8 and 9...


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