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 By Roger Harnack    News    June 23, 2022 

Tekoa Trestle reopens

TEKOA - Nearly 50 people turned out Sunday morning, June 5, for the reopening of the historic Tekoa Trestle. The John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders Association crossed the span in the pouring rain...

 
 By Roger Harnack    People    June 23, 2022 

Tekoa 'egg-citement'

Hundreds of people braved the cold rain Saturday morning, June 18, to participate in the annual Slippery Gulch celebration in Tekoa. The event included two parades, a truck and tractor show, games,...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 16, 2022

Motorists here pay less at pump than state average

COLFAX— Despite record high fuel prices, Whitman County motorists are spending less money on gasoline and diesel than across much of the state. This morning, GasBuddy.com reported the average price for a gallon of gasoline at a new record level of...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 16, 2022

Big Impact!

LIND – With names like "General Lee," "Let's Go Branden" and "The Bandit," politics were on full-display Saturday along state Highway 21. Dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024" and patriotic flags...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 9, 2022

All-League girls

The Colfax Bulldogs girls fastpitch softball team received several honors for its season. Jorja Koerner, left, was named NE2B Co-MVP, and Tracy Imler, center, was named Coach of the Year. Earning...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 9, 2022

Combine Derby brings thrills to Lind

LIND – A couple Whitman County entries are listed among the competitors in the annual Combine Derby this weekend. Two day of thrills will dominate Lind on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, as the annual Combine Derby returns after a two-year...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Change is here; time to help manage it

Progress. Sustainability. Resiliency. Growth. Recovery. Those were among the buzz words tossed about Tuesday morning during the Live Local Palouse Program at The Center in downtown Colfax. The...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 2, 2022

County observes Memorial Day

COLFAX - Cold, blustery weather added to the somber mood Monday, May 30, as communities across Whitman County and the nation paused in observance of Memorial Day. In Colfax, nearly 50 people turned...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 2, 2022

Athletes win medals at state track meet

CHENEY - The Oakesdale girls track and field team paced Whitman County at the state 1B/2B/1A meet at Eastern Washington University from May 26-28. In 1B competition, the Nighthawks girls finished fift...

 
 By Roger Harnack    People    May 19, 2022

'Beauty and the Beast' coming to Tekoa

TEKOA — Local elementary school students will present their version of “Beauty and the Beast” on stage at Empire Theatre on Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1. “We’ve been working very...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 19, 2022

Colfax boys named to All-League

COLFAX — Three members of the Colfax Bulldogs baseball team have been named to the All-League Team. J.D. Peterson and Braden Plummer were selected for 1st Team All-League. Mason Gilchrist was selected for 2nd Team All-League. Zach Bowman of...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 19, 2022

Colfax boys, girls take 2nd

RITZVILLE —The Colfax track teams finished second Tuesday, May 10, in the Northeast 2B-South championships at Ritzville High School. Reardan won both the boys and girls divisions. Reardan topped the boys division with 138 team points, followed by...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 19, 2022

Eagles place in district track

RITZVILLE — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles had several athletes among the top competitors in the 1B District 7&9 boys meet Wednesday, May 11. Junior Logan Marconi took second in the 800-meter in 2:13.67 and fourth in the 1,600-meter in...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 19, 2022

Kinley wins four ambulatory events

RITZVILLE - A Colfax High School senior isn't letting his physical disability get in the way of his track career. Jonathan Kinley scored 40 points for the Bulldogs in the Tuesday, May 10, Northeast...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 12, 2022

Timberwolves end season

ROSALIA - The Tekoa-Rosalia girls fastpitch softball team wrapped up itsseason, dropping four straight games. The Timberwolves were swept by the Liberty Christian Patriots on Thursday, May 5, at...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 12, 2022

Bulldogs advance in playoffs

COLFAX - The No. 4-seeded Colfax Bulldogs boys baseball team advanced to the District semifinal game Tuesday, May 6, after eliminating Kettle Falls from the postseason. The local Bulldogs topped the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    May 5, 2022

On the Hot Seat

I’ve never been a fan of the new ban on plastic bags and straws in our state. Subconsciously, I always knew it was a designed scheme to get more money out of people shopping in stores or having a...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    May 5, 2022

Sky-high league champion

Colfax freshman Zachary Cooper won the Northeast 2B league championship Tuesday afternoon, May 3, on his home field. The Bulldog boys finished third in the standings; while the local girls finished...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 28, 2022

Inslee visits windfarm

RALSTON – A month after vetoing sections affirming local input into development of solar and wind farms, Gov. Jay Inslee tried last week to put a positive spin on his move. The governor spent part o...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 28, 2022

Gov. Inslee visits Rattlesnake Flats

RALSTON – A month after vetoing sections affirming local input into development of solar and wind farms, Gov. Jay Inslee tried last week to put a positive spin on his move. The governor spent part of Wednesday, April 20, at Rattlesnake Flats Wind F...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 28, 2022

State looks at 'e-bike' rules

OLYMPIA – The state is taking aim at cyclists using battery-powered and electric bikes on publicly owned land managed by the state. As a result of Senate Bill 5452, which passed the Legislature in 2021, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 21, 2022

Bryson pole vaults into fourth

CHENEY – A Colfax pole vaulter finished fourth Saturday, April 16, Van Kuren Invitational track meet. Senior Emma Brysonposted the highest place for any Bulldog competitors, clearing the bar at 8 feet, and tying for fourth in girls pole vault with...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 21, 2022

Colfax girls sweep Liberty in doublheader

By Roger Harnack Gazette Publisher COLFAX - The Colfax girls fastpitch softball team swept the visiting Liberty (Spangle) Lancers in a doubleheader Tuesday night, April 19. Colfax took the games 3-2...

 
 By Roger Harnack    People    April 21, 2022

Colfax Easter fun

COLFAX - Hundreds of city youth turned out Saturday morning, April 16, for Easter egg hunts. In Colfax, the Easter bunny hit several parks, leaving a golden egg in each for a lucky egg hunter to...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 14, 2022

Schoesler named True Patriot

ELTOPIA - Sen. Mark Schoesler received the True Patriot award Saturday, April 9, during the Franklin County Republicans annual Lincoln Day Dinner. It was the third award of the week presented to the...

 

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