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 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

A mission trip to Puerto Peñasco

On March 16, 2024, a group of ten volunteers waited at the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., for their van to pick them up and take them across the border, through the desert and to Puerto Peñasco...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Villa Granada - A home base for mission trips

After a five hour drive from Phoenix, Ariz., across the U.S.- Mexico border and through the Sonoran desert, our group arrived at the coastal city of Puerto Peñasco. Nestled in the heart of the city...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Health care systems in Mexico and Puerto Peñasco

Mexican citizens have their medical expenses covered through the national socialized health care system. Despite many of the financial burdens that are lifted from citizens with this system, many are left in a position where seeking and/or acquiring...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Home visits - Finding community health needs in Nuevo Peñasco

On our second and third day in Puerto Peñasco, our group traveled from the center of town about 3km (1.8 miles) to a section of town called Nuevo Peñasco, splitting into two teams for home c...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Sewing classes - Teaching basics

Over the course of several days, two members of our group, Beverly Yates and Dixie Netsby, led sewing classes for local women who might need to learn foundational techniques. Yates, who has been...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Los bomberos

During our trip, our group split into two. One group would go with the Red Cross one day, the other to work with the firemen - bomberos. Our group would alternate on the following day so both could...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Construction - helping a family in need

One need that Well Child International also helps fill is basic construction projects for single mothers and families in need. During our trip to Puerto Peñasco, I worked alongside our Canadian...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Neighborhood medical clinics

While in Peñasco, our group orchestrated two days of neighborhood clinics setup in a local church, proving our home visits days prior worthwhile. During the clinics, those in need of medical...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Food and fun in Peñasco

While our group worked hard most days that we were in Puerto Peñasco, our trip organizers made sure that every day there was something new to experience. Most evenings, our group would go out to...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    April 11, 2024 

Looking back at the mission trip

Our group would gather together to depart back to the United State on Friday, March 22. As we loaded back up in the van and headed off, many talked and reflected on the time spent in Peñasco. While...

 

Uniontown Sausage Feed to resume for 2024, future under negotiation

UNIONTOWN ––Talks are currently underway re-examining the verbal agreement made decades ago between the Uniontown Town Council and the Uniontown Community Building Volunteer Board in hope of sustaining the town’s annual Sausage Feed event. The annua...

 

Pullman unveils flood board artwork

PULLMAN – At 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5., the resident of the City of Pullman gathered at the Pine Street Plaza to showcase artwork by local students for the city's new flood panels. Students from s...

 

Washtucna's Sonny's Tavern opens doors

WASHTUCNA – Headlights lit up Main Street on Thursday, Oct. 26, as diners headed to the newly re-opened Sonny's Tavern for the resturant's first night open since the business's acquisition by Bridget...

 

Gas leak causes closure on US 195

ALBION - A gas leak has caused US 195 to be closed between the intersection of US 195 and Albion Road to Pullman. Reports state that an excavator struck the gas line, located about 1 mile south of...

 

Morgan Family 32nd Annual Plowing Bee

STEPTOE – Dozens of people flocked to the intersection of Klaveano and Bartlett Road on Saturday, Oct. 21, to view the display of classic and antique tractors plowing during the Morgan family's 3...

 

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th was heavy-handed this year for the staff at the Whitman County Gazette. Several of our staff members became severely ill over the course of several days last week. Coupled with injuries and illnesses in the other branches of Free...

 

Boyer Park hosts live music this weekend

COLFAX – In a farewell to the 2023 summer season, KOA at Boyar Park and Marina will be hosting a live music performance on September 2. Eager listeners can catch a live performance by Eric E., an acoustic performer who utilizes only his guitar and t...

 
 By Justin Slayton    News    August 24, 2023

Truck fire spreads to field alongside state Highway 26

DUSTY - State Highway 26 was briefly closed Thursday, Aug. 17, after a grain truck caught fire near Milepost 17. The vehicle fire was reported at about 4:45 p.m., the state Department of...

 
 By Justin Slayton    People    June 22, 2023

Corks n' Caps event coming soon

COLFAX — The second annual Corks n’ Caps event is only a few weeks away, with a tentative date of July 22. The event is a fundraiser for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, where patrons can enjoy beer, wine, craft, and food vendors in Schmuck Park wit...

 
 By Justin Slayton    News    April 13, 2023

Several Whitman County schools sent bomb threat

COLFAX - Colfax School District and several other schools in Whitman County received an unspecified threat involving explosive devices on Wednesday, April 12, with up to 30 recipients in the email...

 
 

Colfax High School December "Top Dogs"

COLFAX –– Colfax High School staff voted for students to be named Top Dog for December. The Top Dog program honors Colfax High School students excelling in each department for effort, attitude, hard work, and helping others. Teachers in each dep...

 
 By Justin Slayton    News    January 7, 2021

One killed in crash

PULLMAN - One person was killed and three injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle, head-on crash five miles south of the city on U.S. Highway 195. Edward F. Meyer, 82, of Genesee, Idaho, was...

 

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