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Colfax girls take No. 3 ticket to Sunnyside Regional

Gazette Editor After again bowing to the unflappable Reardan Indians Friday at the Walla Walla Dietrich Dome, Colfax girls locked up a state ticket Saturday night when they again stopped the LRS Broncos in an elimination game, 51-29. The consolation...


Bulldogs face Bridgeport for final-8 entry

Gazette Editor Colfax boys Saturday will return to the Mt. Spokane High gym to play Bridgeport in the first round of the state 1B tournament, now dubbed the round of 16. A win Saturday will mean a ticket to next week’s three-day all-B show at the... Full story


Bulldogs to face Reardan in Walla Walla semifinal

Gazette Editor Colfax girls will face Reardan Friday night in the semi-final round of the sub-regional playoff when the girls side of the action moves to Walla Walla Community College. Colfax junior forward Taylor Larsen takes the ball up for a shot...


Colfax advances to subregional semis

Gazette Editor Colfax boys hammered DeSales in Dayton’s gym Saturday afternoon to advance to the semi-final round of the eight-team sub-regional basketball playoff this weekend at Walla Walla. Cofax senior Bryce Kamlich looks for an outlet pass... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    February 6, 2013

Bulldog girls finish third after semi loss to Crusaders

Gazette Editor Two wins out of the consolation bracket sent the Bulldog girls south to face an SE foe this week in the sub-regional rounds of the state playoff trail. Colfax senior Amelie Bruya stretches over Springdale’s Taylor Smith after a... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    February 6, 2013

Bulldogs exit Northeast show after two rounds

Gazette Editor The Colfax Bulldogs Saturday night came within two seconds and one shot of upsetting the St. George’s Dragons and taking the district title into the next round of the state playoffs. Brandon Gfeller of Colfax goes up against Dexter... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    News    February 6, 2013

Prosecutor files pre-trial Lazcano motions

Gazette Editor A pre-trial hearing date has been slated for Friday on two motions filed in advance of the first trial in the state’s murder charge filed against each of the Lazcano brothers. The trial of Daniel Lazcano, 21, is scheduled to start...

 By Jerry Jones    News    February 6, 2013

State grants return of Assenberg’s plants

Gazette Editor Michael Assenberg, Colfax marijuana grower who became part of the state medical marijuana debate, packed a heaping box of paper bags full of marijuana out of the Whitman County sheriff’s office Monday morning. Michael Assenberg...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 30, 2013

Snappy defense keys 12-2 league wrap for Colfax girls

With a steady stress on defense, Colfax girls booked wins in their last two league rounds for a solid number-two finish in the NE girls standings. Colfax sophomore Amara Huber stretches to keep the ball in play against the Chargers. As the...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 30, 2013

Bulldog boys land in second place

Gazette Editor Colfax boys Saturday night hit the boards on their home court with their fate in the district playoff rounds still uncertain. They needed a win in the last league round against Springdale, and they needed to know whether St....

 By Jerry Jones    News    January 30, 2013

Hawkins files cross motion in OVIC suit to stop project

Gazette Editor Attorneys for Hawkins Companies last Thursday filed a cross-motion in the civil suit filed against the company and Whitman County by the Organization to Void Illegal Conduct. The motion asks the court to drop the fifth point of the...

 By Jerry Jones    News    January 30, 2013

Ballots mailed out:Pullman school bonds request tops district measures

Gazette Editor A total of 15,194 ballots were mailed out Friday by Whitman County elections officials for the Feb. 12 special election. Topping the ballot list is Pullman School District’s request for a 20-year bond issue for $53.5 million. Of the...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 23, 2013

SE boys scramble for top league slots

Gazette Editor The final two weeks of the 1B boys race figures to be a scramble with four of five teams still within range of the top spots. Garfield-Palouse booked two big wins over the weekend to land on top of the league. The Vikings Saturday...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 23, 2013

Colton girls near lock for league

Gazette Editor Colton’s defending 1B champs stacked two more heavy wins last weekend to remain two notches ahead of the SE pack as the second league round winds down. The Wildcats hammered third-place Tekoa/Oakesdale on their home court in the...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 23, 2013

Colfax girls roar back to clip NWC

Gazette Editor Colfax girls kept on track for the number-two finish in the NE league with two contrasting wins over the weekend. Colfax junior forward Taylor Larsen scores inside against Northwest Christian Friday night as the Bulldogs’ Rachel...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 23, 2013

Colfax boys win two more, hold second

Gazette Editor Colfax boys came up with the buckets in a big way to carve out two decisive wins last weekend and claim the number-two slot with two more league games left. Colfax senior guard Bryce Kramlich in action during a 66-47 win over...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 16, 2013

Reardan champs fight off Bulldogs upset invasion

After two heavy wins over the weekend, the Colfax girls Tuesday night rolled to Reardan for an all-out battle with the NE dominators on their home court. The Colfax defense swarms last Saturday night against Davenport. The Bulldog girls are now 8-2...

 By Jerry Jones    Sports    January 16, 2013

Bulldogs bag two wins after loss to St. George’s

Gazette Editor Colfax boys rolled north to Spokane Friday night and again ran into the powerful St. George’s Dragons who appear to be in a wrap mode as the league action advances into the second half of the NE schedule. The league leaders again...

 By Jerry Jones    News    June 28, 2012

'Chinese Remembering' conference leads to research on fate of Penawawa victim

Gazette Editor Research of Whitman County’s lone known link to the massacre of Chinese gold miners in Hells Canyon on the Snake River indicates an official investigation was never conducted here 125 years ago. The naked body of a Chinese male, beli...

 By Jerry Jones    News    December 15, 2011

Grange Christmas endures at Wilcox hall

Gazette Editor Members of Wilcox Grange and guests will follow one of the long-time traditions of rural Whitman County Saturday afternoon when they gather for a 2 p.m. turkey dinner, gift exchange and a visit from Santa. They will be keeping with a t...

 By Jerry Jones    News    November 10, 2011

Trail planners talk of sites, trestle in meeting

Gazette Editor A possible link between the Tekoa rodeo grounds and the John Wayne Trail and decking of the high trestle at Tekoa were among topics discussed last Wed nesday, Nov. 2, in the third public meeting for the trail plan. Bill Fraser,... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    News    September 1, 2011

New zoning set for Electric car charging

Gazette Editor A proposed section for county’s zoning ordinance which deals with infrastructure for electric vehicles will go before the county planning commission next Wednesday. County planner Alan Thomson said the proposed ordinance has been... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    News    September 1, 2011

County Election wrap-up adds 42 votes, results unchanged

A final count of the Aug. 16 primary election added 42 votes to the count with results from early counts. Tom Kammerzell of Colfax kept a close lead over Al Sorenson of Pullman in the district three port seat. Kammerzell finished with a 17-vote...

 By Jerry Jones    News    September 1, 2011

County, Palouse Wind file opposition to appeal

Gazette Editor A 21-page brief in opposition to the court challenges filed by Roger Whitten of Oakesdale to halt the Palouse Wind turbine project was filed Monday in Whitman County Superior Court. The opposition brief was filled by Whitman County...

 By Jerry Jones    News    September 1, 2011

Whitman branches said offered for bid

Gazette Editor The four former Bank of Whitman branch banks which provided the lone banking in their respective towns have now been placed up for bid by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, according to Richard M. Riccobono, director of the... Full story


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