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 By Garth Meyer    News    March 26, 2020 

Fonk's building burns, owners plan to re-open

The Fonk's building in Colfax stands condemned, a week after a three-alarm fire burned its interior and roof to the ground, its owners vowing to rebuild as the investigation is held back, the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 26, 2020 

City, McNannay reach settlement; chief resigns

The City of Colfax and Police Chief Rick McNannay reached a settlement on his pending lawsuit March 16, which included an $85,000 payment from city funds and the chief’s resignation. “He resigned and retired,” said Mayor Jim Retzer. The...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 19, 2020

Colfax The Fonk's Building Burns on Main Street Tuesday

The Fonk's building in Colfax burned Tuesday night, its roof collapsing in a fire still being investigated Wednesday morning with no cause yet determined. Three people were sent to the hospital in...

 

Schools begin plans for six-week closure

With all schools in Washington closed from March 17 through April 24 due to COVID-19, Whitman County school districts have begun plans to continue food service, education and more. COLFAX Colfax will...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 19, 2020

Spring school sports shuttered, could return

With high school sports shut down statewide from March 17 through April 24, what will happen over the next five weeks is on the mind of players, coaches and fans. “We’re in uncharted territory right now,” said Ken Lindgren, athletic director,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Colfax boys, girls, eliminated in first round

If Wednesday is the lobby of the state 1B/2B basketball tournament, three county teams got there and sat on its plush couches and enjoyed a complimentary water or Gatorade. They stayed awhile, but in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Oakesdale boys take fourth in state

The Oakesdale boys basketball team took fourth in state last Saturday, finishing a four-day run at Spokane Arena, winning three games byway of double-overtime, a fourth-quarter shutout and reversal...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 12, 2020

Garfield/Palouse boys cut down Wednesday again

Wednesday morning at state started out trouble for Whitman County as the Garfield/Palouse boys tipped off at 9 a.m. against Muckleshoot Tribal School – a taller, heavier team from off-reservation trust land near Auburn. Trailing late in the game, V...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Marijuana moratorium extended for second time

Whitman County commissioners voted Monday to extend the marijuana moratorium another six months while the planning commission finishes its work on a proposed ordinance. The extension is the second for the moratorium – which commissioners put in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Garfield to re-start own department:

The policing agreement between Garfield and Palouse will end March 15 after 11 years. The two towns, which have renewed the agreement twice, were in the process of another renewal when the outlook changed. Garfield will now hire an officer to...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Games    March 5, 2020

Palouse closer to wastewater plan submission

Representatives from the City of Palouse met with those from the Washington State Department of Ecology and Department of Commerce Feb. 27 in Spokane, for a follow-up meeting in the city's effort hit a coming deadline for an “approvable...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Almota Four pre-construction road meeting set for Thursday

A pre-construction meeting on the extensive Almota Phase Four road reconstruction project is set for Thursday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at the Public Service building in Colfax. All of the adjacent property owners are invited and any other members of the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Garfield/Palouse boys on to state

No. 11-seed Garfield/Palouse was set to open the state tournament Wednesday at 9 a.m. The bus would leave at 6 a.m. to get up to Spokane Arena, the players to go through required team and individual p...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Bulldogs eclipse Oroville, on to state

Blake Holman broke it open. Like a package with one piece of tape holding it closed, the senior forward nicked it loose with two fourth quarter fast breaks after John Lustig and Hunter Classen had...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 5, 2020

Colfax girls cruise through regionals

The Colfax girls advanced to state with an afternoon exercise against Brewster, winning 58-27 at University High School Feb. 29 in Spokane. Colfax, a no. 12-seed, controlled the game early. A steal...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Oakesdale boys run by No. 1 Odessa

Last Saturday in Spokane, it may have seemed the Oakesdale boys were startled by a ringing phone in an unfamiliar place and answered it to hear Ryan Moffett on the line. “It was a little unexpected,” said Carl Crider, Oakesdale coach, of his...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 27, 2020

Modern Plantsman to move

The plant store in Colfax is moving. A Modern Plantsman, which opened on Canyon Street last March, is expected to re-open again in the coming week at a new corner spot on Main Street and Wall, the former site of Colfax Computer. “We just needed...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 27, 2020

Sciborgs, Vikotics robotics season to start

The high school robotics season nears its start again for 2020, with teams around the northwest – and the world – preparing for first competitions, to begin this weekend. The Palouse Area...

 
Carl Crider; Kevin Young

Oakesdale takes district in O.T.

Was it the only open shot of the fourth quarter? It wasn't even the fourth quarter anymore, it was overtime. In a fierce fight in Walla Walla Friday night, Feb. 21, Oakesdale's Tyler Bober caught a...

 

Five county teams to play in regionals Saturday

Regional round basketball games will be played around the state Saturday with five county teams still alive. The 2B Colfax boys are the no. 9 seed, set to meet no. 16 Oroville at University High School in Spokane for an elimination game at 2 p.m. At...

 
Maddy Dixon; LouEllen Reed

Pomeroy girls handle Oakesdale for title

The Pomeroy girls and their long-missing star guard Emma Severs beat Oakesdale 50-39 last last Friday in Walla Walla to take the District Nine title and advance to regionals. Oakesdale, which split...

 

Colton girls' 13-year state run ends

What if a basketball team made it to state 13 years in a row? What if they won the championship eight times in row? What if they lost in the semifinals the next year and then won the championship two more times back-to-back? If it was true, it would...

 

Jones boys, Hockett brothers lead teams for district matchup

Oakesdale’s Matt Hockett was voted Player of the Year in the Southeast 1B League. Blake Jones of Garfield/Palouse got the upper hand the last time these two teams played, with an assist from his brother. Matt Hockett’s brother did not play in...

 

Oakesdale faces Pomeroy for regional spot

The Pomeroy girls are 19-1 with the one caused by Oakesdale. The two teams meet again Friday in Walla Walla for the district championship at 6 p.m. at the Dietrich Dome. Oakesdale, with five losses, split with Pomeroy in the regular season and went...

 

Chun's Choosing

WSU Athletic Director Patrick Chun has been in the job for just over two years. In that time, his two biggest decisions have drawn a contrast with his predecessor. Chun's choice of Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich for the new WSU football coach made the...

 

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