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 By Roger Harnack    News    June 10, 2021 

Rosalia Trestle work may finish June 23

ROSALIA - Crews working on the Rosalia Trestle restoration project expect to finish around June 23. Motorists on Rosalia Road should expect delays of up to 20 minutes between Pine City-Malden Road...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Mennonite cyclists riding cross-country

TEKOA - A Mennonite cycling group crossing the U.S. to race awareness for climate action rode out of the state on June 5, after spending the last several days in Eastern Washington. The group of 16 ri...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 10, 2021 

Riders complete John Wayne trail

TEKOA – "My horse and I are tough enough." That was the mantra of John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders who completed the grueling 200-plus-mile, two-week trail ride on June 4. The wagon train and...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 3, 2021

John Wayne riders arrive in Tekoa

TEKOA - The John Wayne Trail Riders have reached their final destination. Riders have been arriving here all day today, June 3, following a trek along the 285-mile John Wayne Pioneer Trail, now...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    May 27, 2021

COVID isn't keeping people from jobs

Masks are coming off. Most residents wanting a coronavirus vaccination have gotten one. Sports are on and students are back in the classroom. It’s not a coronavirus emergency that’s keeping Washin...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    May 27, 2021

L&I: Forces businesses to verify vaccination

OLYMPIA - The state Department of Labor and Industries is requiring business owners to verify employees have been vaccinated. Under the new May 21 mandate, the agency is requiring employers to create...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    May 20, 2021

Inslee to face recall effort for COVID steps

PASCO - Five voters led by a Pasco City Councilman have filed a petition to recall Gov. Jay Inslee for abusing the powers of his office during the coronavirus pandemic last year. The recall petition...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    May 13, 2021
A worker from Rock Supremacy sprays shotcrete.

Crew continues repairing Rosalia Trestle

ROSALIA — Work continues on the Rosalia Trestle with the application of shotcrete to shore up damaged concrete. The work is being completed by Bend, Ore.-based Rock Supremacy, said Washington State... Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    May 13, 2021

Palouse Falls hiker injured by falling rock

PALOUSE FALLS - A hikers was airlifted from Palouse Falls State Park to an area hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was knocked unconscious by a falling rock and hoisted from the waterfall basin. The...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    May 13, 2021

Palouse Falls hiker injured by falling rock

PALOUSE FALLS - A hikers was airlifted from Palouse Falls State Park to an area hospital Tuesday afternoon after he was knocked unconscious by a falling rock and hoisted from the waterfall basin. The...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 22, 2021

Lowland fishing season opens Saturday

LaCROSSE – The lowland lakes fishing season opens Saturday with trout being the most sought-after species. Opening day also marks the opening day of the statewide trout derby, where fishermen can win more than 1,000 prizes totaling more than...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 22, 2021

St. John-Endicott classes shuttered due to COVID

ENDICOTT — St. John-Endicott School District’s top educator is optimistic students will return to campus full-time on May 3 following a two-week hiatus. Superintendent Suzanne Schmick confirmed Tuesday that campuses in both the cities of St....

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Eagles win first baseball game of the season

SUNNYSIDE — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse boys came home with their first victory of the baseball season April 1. The team opened a doubleheader at Sunnyside Christian (1-3) with a 12-1 win. The Knights (1-3) then took the nightcap, 23-12....

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Colton/Garfield/Palouse boys remain winless

TOUCHET — The Colton/Garfield/Palouse baseball team remains winless this season after being swept by Touchet on March 31. The Vikings (0-6) lost the opener, 17-13, and the nightcap, 10-6, to the undefeated Indians (4-0). Individual stats were not...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Colton softball girls remain undefeated

TOUCHET — The Colton Wildcats remain undefeated in fast pitch softball after sweeping Touchet on March 31. The Colton (4-0) girls topped the home Indians (0-2) by scores of 18-2 in the opener and 13-0 in the nightcap. Individual stats were not...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 8, 2021

Timberwolves split with DeSales

WALLA WALLA — The Tekoa-Rosalia girls won one and lost one March 30 in a fast pitch softball doubleheader at DeSales. The Timberwolves (1-3) lost the opener to the Fighting Irish, 18-8. Individual stats were not reported. They then rallied to top...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 8, 2021

Governor threatens return to Phase 2

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates. During his press conference, the governor said there has...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 8, 2021

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statutes

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today, April 14, that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C. The...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 1, 2021
Colfax Volleyball; Washington 2B; Volleyball

Colfax girls win league volleyball title

COLFAX - The Colfax girls volleyball team wrapped up its 2020-21 season Tuesday night at home, winning the league championship in dramatic fashion. The Bulldogs (13-1, 13-0 against Class 2B schools)...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 18, 2021

Malden shooters wrap up league

MALDEN — The Malden-Pine City Gun Club wrapped up its winter league here Sunday, March 15, with a season-ending shoot and barbecue. For the season, Brad Bowman won high overall and Mike Koppel topped the AA Class. Bowman also won the HandiCap and...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 18, 2021

Gesa buys naming rights to WSU field

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signed a 10-year deal naming the field as Gesa Field. The value of the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 18, 2021
TR Kale Struble and Cole Peterson tackle Wilbur-Creston/Keller Beckett Odegaard.

Timberwolves win one, lose one

WELLPINIT - The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves finished their football season Saturday on a high note by topping the 0-4 Wellpinit Redskins 66-20. Details of the game were not available. The...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 11, 2021

Odessa blows out St. John, 102-8 in 1B football

ST. JOHN — The Odessa Tigers (3-0) juggernaut hit the century mark for the first time this season as they dominated the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse Eagles (0-2) March 3. "We just had a tough game,"...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 11, 2021

Gesa buys naming rights to football field inside WSU's Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signed a 10-year deal na...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 4, 2021

Liberty tops Colfax to win

SPANGLE - A Colfax fumble recovered in the end zone led to the only touchdown of the night Friday, Feb. 26, as the Liberty Lancers topped the Bulldogs, 10-0, in a 2B football conference matchup....

 

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