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 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

Comprehensive plan update underway

COLFAX - The Whitman County Comprehensive Plan is being updated. The comprehensive plan is a guiding document for all zoning codes, covers land use, transportation, public services, economic development, public services, parks, trails and...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

New Colfax police officer starts field training

COLFAX - Tyler Paris is the newest member of the Colfax Police Department after graduating from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the youngest eligible age. No one in his extended family had been...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Colfax basketball defeats Asotin

COLFAX - The Colfax High School boys and girls basketball teams are both 6-2 after winning at Asotin on June 1. For the Colfax girls, they beat Asotin 73-47. Junior guard Asher Cai led with 30...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Rosalia's Beach ends rowing career at nationals

SARASOTA, FLA. - Rosalia's Hannah Beach rowed with seven other women from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA Division III national crew championships. PLU made it...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

County assessor Robin Jones dies

COLFAX - Whitman County Assessor Robin Jones died early Saturday morning, June 5, of cancer. She was 48. Jones worked for 27 years in the assessor's office, serving as assessor since her appointment in 2017 and election to a four-year term in 2018....

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

Colfax Class of 2021 graduates

COLFAX - The scoreboard time clock was set to 20:21 and a gusting wind caused graduates to hold on to their mortarboards. It's how 48 students completed their education at Colfax High School....

 By Garth Meyer    People    June 3, 2021
The old awning Cougar Graphics has been removed and new paint applied.

Cougar Graphics get new owners, awning and mural

COLFAX – Rachelle and Earl Marshall have plans for their new Colfax businesses. They are the new owners of Cougar Graphics and plan to open a second business in the same building, Marshall...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 3, 2021

Palouse home to seven 'extinct' apple varieties

CHATTAROY - The Lost Apple Project announced seven apple varieties believed lost or extinct were found in old orchards in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. David Benscoter and the Temperate Orchard Conser...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 3, 2021

Drought advisory issued for the Palouse

COLFAX — Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) issued a drought advisory for Whitman County and 28 others across Washington. Year-to-date moisture on the Palouse is tied for the sixth-lowest since 1940. Precipitation from January to present...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 3, 2021

County elected officials get 7% salary increase

COLFAX — Whitman County elected officials to get a 7% raise next year, while the sheriff’s pay goes up 10%. The county’s volunteer salary commission met on May 18 to decide the pay scale for 2022. Last year, no raise was provided for 2021 as a...

 By Garth Meyer    News    June 3, 2021

Colfax police receive lethal force training

COLFAX - The Colfax police, Whitman County Sheriff's Office, and Palouse police received their annual "use-of-force decision making" training. Parked in the lot next to Colfax city hall was a...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 3, 2021
Austin Jones, in his last game as a Garfield-Palouse four-year starter, shoots the first of two free throws.

Viking Austin Jones finishes the Eagles

ST. JOHN — Garfield-Palouse guard Austin Jones did not come out of the game against St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse early for a senior night tribute. He was needed on the floor to the end. Off a missed...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Colfax girls basketball wins last two games

COLFAX - The Colfax High School girls basketball team won two blowouts last weekend to go to 4-1 on the short season. They beat Jenkins High School 72-21 and St. George's 50-19. Asher Cai led at...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Vikings boys basketball now 4-1

PALOUSE — Garfield-Palouse Vikings boys basketball Coach Steve Swinney prepared for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season to have his 12 returning players. Two days before the first practice he found out it would be eight. When he walked into...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 27, 2021

Colton Wildcats girls take down Eagles

PALOUSE — Garfield-Palouse Vikings boys basketball Coach Steve Swinney prepared for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season to have his 12 returning players. Two days before the first practice he found out it would be eight. When he walked into...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Colfax boys basketball lose the last two games

COLFAX - The Colfax Bulldogs boys basketball team is coming out of last weekend with losses to St. George's 79-47, and Jenkins 77-48. The young Colfax group played without both of its juniors. John...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Oakesdale boys forge new path in odd season

OAKESDALE — The SUV made its way to Moscow to play Logos School last summer. Inside, Coach Carl Crider drove Oakesdale veteran basketball players Kit Hockett, Simon Anderson, Tyler Bober, and Gavin Shrope. “I hope this isn’t our senior...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 27, 2021

Commissioners asked to consider lumber milling

COLFAX - Whitman County Commissioner Art Swannack asked why people cutting their timber aren't allowed to build a house with it. Swannack started the discussion on Monday referencing an ordinance...

 By Garth Meyers    News    May 27, 2021

Whitman County's mask policy remains in place

COLFAX - Discussions among Whitman County commissioners continue whether they will change the mask policy for county buildings and how to do it. Masks are required for people visiting and working in...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 20, 2021

Colfax baseball finishes third in league

COLFAX - Colfax Bulldogs baseball finished the 2021 season in third in the Bi-County 2B League after a four-team playoff at McDonald Park on May 14. The south No. 1 seed, Colfax met No. 2 north seed...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 20, 2021

Colfax Bulldogs finish fifth at track districts

RITZVILLE - The Colfax High School track team took home seven top-three finishes at the Bi-County 2B District 7 meet in Ritzville on May 13. In team results, both the Colfax girls and boys finished...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 20, 2021

Commissioners talk mask requirements at courthouse

COLFAX - Wearing masks at the Whitman County courthouse is under review by the county commissioners. Under new state guidelines, people vaccinated against COVID do not need to wear one. Commissioners...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 20, 2021

Colfax Bulldogs fall to Northwest Christian Crusaders in title game

COLBERT - The dugout chatter was louder, the sun was brighter and the calls were closer. Colfax and Northwest Christian (NWC) met for a charged Bi-County 2B league championship game on May 14 that...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 20, 2021

Colton prepares two-year kindergarten option

COLTON — This fall Colton and Uniontown parents have the option to enroll their child for two years of kindergarten instead of one. The Colton School District began preparation for transitional...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 20, 2021

Beavers blamed for Ewan floods

COLFAX - Whitman County commissioners listened to testimony about a flooding threat in Ewan attributed to beavers. Andrew Wolfe, manager of Rock Lake Conservation District, spoke to commissioners on...


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