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Liberty rolls over Colfax, 47-6

SPANGLE – The Liberty Lancers leaped into the football rankings this week with a resounding 47-6 win over the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday, Sept. 17. The Lancers (3-0) moved up to No. 3 in the state...

 

Turkey season in Turnbull

CHENEY – Turkey hunting is coming to Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in the fall of 2023. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are opening 1,883 acres in the Long Lake Unit of the refuge for...

 

Learn history; don't cancel it

Last week, Fairchild Air Force announced it was erasing Col. George Wright because the history surrounding him is considered by some divisive. In place of his name being associated with a housing...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    August 25, 2022

Wagner Road Fire contained to 7,381 acres

EWAN – A fire that broke out Thursday afternoon was in patrol status on Monday, Aug. 22. The Wagner Road Fire broke out at about 2:04 p.m. Aug. 18 and grew to nearly 800 acres by late Thursday evening, officials said. The blaze was burning in dry...

 

'Pirates of Penzance' coming to St. John

ST. JOHN – Several families are combining their stage skills for three performances of "The Pirates of the Penzance" this coming Friday and Saturday. Directed by Eastern Washington University...

 

Sprint boats to make waves at St. John

ST.JOHN – The 2022 Webb’s Slough sprint boat season wraps up Saturday, Aug. 27. The race is the second and final of the season in Whitman County. But it’s not the only thing happening. Thousands of campers are expected to file into the...

 

Catch as much as you want at Williams Lake

CHENEY – The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has suspended the fishing limits for Williams Lake in preparation for poisoning the lake with rotenone. The unlimited daily retention will run...

 

Looking for a few correspondents

Over the last several decades, many journalists saw hometown community columns as quaint links to how newspapers once operated. But with few journalists left in the Pacific Northwest applying for...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    August 4, 2022

Rosalia man convicted in child-porn case

SPOKANE – A Rosalia man was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 2, to 10 years in federal prison in a child-pornography case. Philip Mario Harhill, 74, of Rosalia, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Washington for coercion and...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    August 4, 2022

Outdoorsmen expected to take Fish and Wildlife to task

COLFAX – Several outdoorsmen and Eastern Washington county commissioners are expected to take the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to task during its three-day meeting this weekend. Northeast...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    July 28, 2022

Experience the Palouse from atop a motorcycle

The back roads of the Palouse are beautiful this time of year. But there’s a lot more to see if you traverse them on a motorcycle. A couple weeks back, after looking at the cost of gas and the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Supreme court takes on agency 'law-making'

“But the Constitution does not authorize agencies to use pen-and-phone regulations as substitutes for laws…” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote that and more in his 19-page...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Squatchin' in Metaline Falls

Like the old Olympia beer commercials used to say, “I seen ‘em.” No, I’m not talking about “them there artesians” brewing beer in Washington state. I’m talking about “Squatch,...

 
 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...

 

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