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 By Garth Meyer    Sports    September 24, 2020 

Season paused

GENESEE–The Genesee football team and its five Colton players are on hiatus following a positive test by one if its coaches last week before the fourth game of the season. Genesee (3-0) was set to play Clearwater Valley (Kooskia), a Whitepine...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 24, 2020 

Colfax airport work continues

COLFAX—The “Flight Line Drive Realignment and Drainage Project” continues at Colfax Airport, to improve paved road accesses and drainage near the center of the airport. The work will replace drainage pipes with smooth-walled pipes – as...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 24, 2020 

Baerlocher, resigned

“One of the plays he drew up, I’d already stolen from him.” “In ’03 when we lost to Brewster at state in double overtime, that could’ve been us.” “I would never coach a kid like me, I’d throw him out of the gym.” “I would...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 24, 2020 

What's next for the Manning Bridge

COLFAX-With the burnt remnants of the private, 1918 Manning-Rye covered bridge fallen into the Palouse River, plans are underway for removal of debris and replacement of the bridge; perhaps with a...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    September 24, 2020 

Cougars to return to gridiron Nov. 6

PULLMAN - The Rolovich era will begin in 2020 after all for WSU football as the Pac-12 CEO Group voted Thursday, Sept. 24, to resume athletics competition Nov. 6. The team will play seven games, all...

 

Genesee now 3-0

COLTON-The Genesee Bulldogs are 3-0, ending a two-year Whitepine League football losing streak with a win over Potlatch Sept. 11. A year after going 1-8, the Genesee team has five additions from...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 17, 2020

Colfax district down 56 students from forecast

COLFAX—The Colfax School Board met Monday night to field a variety of items, including a drop in enrollment and subsequent impact on the budget, a construction update and the resignation of longtime junior high/high school girls basketball coach...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 17, 2020

County building work going

COLFAX—Work continues this week on Whitman County jail sewer lines, fixtures and electrical, along with roofing improvements at the courthouse, marking $2,084,097 in projects. At the jail, a crew from McKinstry Co. of Spokane has begun to install...

 

The game warden: deer, elk, pheasant preview

Fall hunting season is underway in Whitman County with much of the traditional dates intact for birds, elk and deer, unaffected by virus restrictions. "The bird numbers are looking good," said Grant...

 

Genesee beats Deary, now 2-0

DEARY, IDAHO-"Hey fella, you're going to the wrong side!" "...How're you doin'??" "You all done with harvest?" "Yeah. Waitin' on garbs," said the man walking past the end zone at Deary High School...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 10, 2020

A flight's reprise

In 1935, a five-year old boy rode in his uncle's lap in the open cockpit of a biplane over Joliet, Ill. Eighty-five years later, he did it again. Colfax resident Jeremiah Shea, 90, a retired Pan-Am...

 

Genesee-Colton football co-op opens with win

COLTON–The cross-state addition of Colton students to the Genesee High School football team began with a 30-24 home win over Timberline Aug. 28. Quarterback Angus Jordan, a Colton sophomore, threw for a 61-yard touchdown with under a minute left...

 

Nighttime softball tournament moved to Colfax

COLFAX—Usually held in Selah every year, the “Under the Milky Way” softball tournament moved to Colfax Aug. 29-30, running from 7 p.m. – 3:30 a.m. at McDonald Park. A total of 18 teams, made up of girls 18 & under, participated in the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 3, 2020

Commissioners extend marijuana moratorium again

COLFAX– Whitman County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to extend the marijuana moratorium for another six months, taking it to March 4, 2021. One person spoke during the meeting’s public input time; Hailey Lewis, government affairs...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 3, 2020

Almota Phase Four done

COLFAX– After eight years of funding, planning, design and a year’s delay for right-of-way and wetlands work, the $6 million Almota Road Phase Four reconstruction project moved into its final stretch of painting Aug. 28. On Monday, some clean-up...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 3, 2020

Palouse misses November levy deadline

PALOUSE—The City of Palouse will go without levies on the November ballot for arterial streets and the swimming pool, after a city hall oversight resulted in not filing by the Aug. 4 deadline. Last year, the pool levy went for $34,000, with an...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Opinion    August 27, 2020

The sports world has time; here are some uses for it

Now that college football season is gone for half of the United States, representing the most significant hit to the sports world during COVID-19, it suggests – since we’re still in this – perhaps sports administrators should use part of this t...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 27, 2020

Tekoa's Feeding Station to close after 19 years

TEKOA — The Tekoa café at the crest of the hill – in the building of a former implements dealer – will go out of business Friday after 19 years. The Feeding Station, owned and operated by Shawn Smith and her mother Juanita Paden since 2006,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 27, 2020

Canceled Haunted Palouse looks to next year

PALOUSE—Haunted Palouse will disappear for 2020, after organizers announced July 29 they will not hold the perennial fundraiser over two weekends in October because of concerns over the virus. Leaders considered options for no-contact haunted...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 27, 2020

Equestrian club hosts clinic

Horses and trailers, riders and a judge gathered near Colton Aug. 20-21 for a clinic led by a traveling Florida trainer named Daniel Stewart. At the residence of Jerry and Jean Morse on Johnson Road,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 20, 2020

Commissioners approve CARES Act disbursements

COLFAX—Whitman County Commissioners Monday approved three expenditures of federal CARES Act money, for which the county has a total of $2.7 million for COVID-19 relief. Commissioners committed $575,000 to small-business aid to be administered by...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 20, 2020

County I.T. moving out of Zoom hosting

COLFAX -- Whitman County Information Technology Director Lance Bishop announced Monday that the county will get out of hosting all of its Zoom meetings. Instead, he will set up individual administrators in each department to host their own meetings....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 20, 2020

Combine collapses bridge

OAKESDALE – On Crow Road, Friday, Aug. 14, a 40,000 pound combine and 7,000-pound header came around a corner and entered a low bridge. Partway across, the wood cracked and split and the combine's...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 20, 2020

Colfax schools to start online

COLFAX—The Colfax School board voted unanimously Monday night to start school on time in full K-12 distance-learning mode, following the recommendation of the Whitman County Health Department. With the board’s decision, the local re-opening plan...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 13, 2020
Tom Handy

Challenger Handy leads Kinzer into fall campaign

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the vote count for county commissioners' district two primary was 1,092 for the challenger and 959 for the incumbent, with under 250 votes left to count. The challenger is Tom...

 

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