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 By Garth Meyer    News    May 23, 2019 

Echanove proposes Palouse develop its Brownfields site

The city of Palouse may take on the redevelopment of its Brownfields environmental cleanup site. Mayor Michael Echanove made a pitch at the May 14 city council meeting. The city advertised for requests for proposals in 2018 and expanded the scope in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 23, 2019 

Two Tekoa races: Ex-mayor Jaeger files for council

John Jaeger, who resigned last October after 11 years in office as Tekoa's mayor, filed to run for city council. He will vie for position no. 3, held by Bethany Fletcher, who also filed for election to the nonpartisan office. Fletcher was appointed...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 23, 2019 

Snow-damaged fence costs on county table

Whitman County commissioners took in an update Monday from Mark Storey, Public Works director, on a stalled resolution involving a fence damaged during the snows of February and early March. On both sides of Belsby Road, at the northwest edge of the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 23, 2019 

Colton softball heads for state

He takes the eighth-graders every year, whether they will play or not. “So they know how to act when it’s their turn,” said Brad Nilson, Colton softball coach, whose 2019 team opens at state in Yakima Friday at 1 p.m. against Wishkah Valley. Th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 23, 2019 

Colton falls to Odessa in state semifinals

The Colton High School baseball team beat Quilcene 9-0 May 18 to advance to play Odessa in a state 1B semifinal, a team they beat 15-10 May 7 in the district playoffs. This time, with a berth in the championship game on the line in Chehalis, Colton l...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 16, 2019

May Day 2019 dawns in Garfield

Garfield’s annual May Day celebration returns Saturday, beginning with breakfast from the Boy Scouts and Awana youth group at the Garfield/Palouse Middle School cafeteria, followed by a “Color Explosion” fun run put on by Garfield Parks &...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 16, 2019

Hearing examiner approves Dusty grain storage pads

The verdict is in from the land-use examiner on the conditional use permit request for the Dusty grain storage pads project. Land-use hearing examiner Andy Kottkamp delivered his decision May 8 in a 12-page document approving the application by the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 16, 2019
Dr. Erin McGillic and Cindee Carlson

New veterinary clinic to open in Colfax

A new veterinary clinic is set to open in Colfax in June. Moscow-based Affordable Veterinary Care will offer a satellite branch with hours announced as Mondays, Thursdays and the second Saturday of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 16, 2019

Lipe resigns as Colfax principal

Colfax Junior-Senior High School principal Carrie Lipe has resigned. The school board approved the resignation Monday night, to take affect after this school year is completed. Lipe’s contract ends in mid-June. The job opening will be posted this...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 16, 2019

Board approves curriculum, resignations

The Colfax school board took in its second-to-last meeting of the shortened 2018-19 school year Monday night, beginning with a work session on new curriculum for elementary science and high school culinary arts. Jennings Elementary Principal Travis...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 16, 2019

Colton softball wins two, state seeding game next

Playing at Spokane Friday, May 11, Colton beat Selkirk 15-0 and Inchelium 12-4 to advance to a state seeding game. They will meet Almira/Coulee/Hartline at 6 p.m. Friday at Franklin Park in Spokane to decide the no. 1 and no. 2 seed for the state...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 16, 2019
Jackson Meyer

1B baseball state quarterfinals next next: Colton comeback just shy

They met for the state 1B championship last year, Almira/Coulee/Hartline winning it 8-4. A year later, last Saturday in Colbert, it was Colton-A/C/H again, the same two pitchers, for a game to decide...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

Clock ticks on Almota road project agreement

After four years of planning, design and approval, Whitman County’s Almota Four road reconstruction project may be in jeopardy. Set for this summer for 3.5 miles between Union Flat Creek and the State Route 194 intersection east of Onecho Bible...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

State funds Steptoe Butte road, land purchase

The new two-year Washington state budget passed by the legislature April 29 features two likely projects for Steptoe Butte. The first is a $5.2 million complete rebuilding of the road to the top of the butte, which is a Washington State park. “It...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

Colfax dentist Kirkpatrick to retire

The local kid is turning it over to a local kid. Al Kirkpatrick, Colfax dentist for the past two-months-short-of 40 years, will retire at the end of June, handing the practice to Matt Mellor, another...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 9, 2019
Hailee Marty

Eagles baseball pushes it to end of season

The St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse baseball team finished 2-17 on the year, playing their final two games Tuesday night at home (Endicott) against Reardan. The Eagles lost 23-3 and 19-6. In the first...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 9, 2019
Reece Chadwick

1B District Nine final Saturday: Colton takes league

Trailing in the bottom of the sixth inning to Odessa at Colbert in the district semifinals, Colton scored nine runs Tuesday to take the lead, winning 15-10. They now advance to meet Almira/Coulee/...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 2, 2019

Input unanimous in hearing on marijuana moratorium

Whitman County commissioners took in comment Monday for a required hearing on the six-month moratorium they placed on new marijuana operations in the county March 4. A hearing was required within 60 days. A total of 30 went up to speak, all of those...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 2, 2019

Dusty grain pads matter goes before examiner

A crowd gathered Thursday night, April 25, in the county public service building for a hearing on the delayed proposal by PNW/McCoy Land Company to put four grain pads just outside Dusty. Andy...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 2, 2019
Riley Pedersen

Gar/Pal, Colton play Friday: Colton takes league lead

Down a game to Southeast 1B league-leading Pomeroy, Colton swept the Pirates at home April 27 to take the lead. Colton won 5-2 and 6-3 as four Wildcat pitchers combined to allow just four hits on the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 2, 2019

Colton softball splits with league leader Pomeroy

The Colton High School softball team is now 10-2 on the season, 3-2 in league after a week’s worth of games. On Tuesday night, they beat Garfield/Palouse 12-0 in four innings, followed by a 13-3 win in five innings over 2B Asotin. Abby Kelly and Em...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 2, 2019

County's 3 month snow cost tally: $850,000

A preliminary review shows Whitman County spent $850,000 for snow removal in three months, from January through March. Mark Storey, Public Works director, totaled costs for materials, labor and equipment. “We spent almost nothing in January,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 25, 2019

Spokane teacher layoffs loom: Pugh reports Colfax 'healthy financially'

With the news of projected layoffs coming from the Spokane School District, is there a chance that could happen in Colfax? The Spokane district approved teacher pay raises in the 13 percent range last August, soon after Colfax teachers signed a new...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 25, 2019

Colton-Uniontown fair set for Friday

The annual Colton-Uniontown Fair returns Friday to Colton School for a day of fitting and showing animals, home arts and still-life crafts by kindergarteners to seniors in high school. The event, held in the ag building and parking lot of the school,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    April 25, 2019

Gar/Pal drops two to Pomeroy, sweeps SJEL

The Garfield/Palouse baseball team played their home opener Tuesday, April 23, for a doubleheader win over St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse. After weeks of home games cancelled or moved to playable fields elsewhere, Gar/Pal (6-3) took the field in...

 

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