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 By Staff Report    People    January 21, 2021 

'Wild Washington' set to launch

OLYMPIA - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will launch a new fish, wildlife and natural resource-themed lessons plan program for elementary, middle school and high school Friday. Wild Washing...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 21, 2021 

WSU students help with COVID testing

PULLMAN — Washington State University pharmaceutical students are assisting with COVID-19 testing on campus for arriving students. More than a dozen are helping administer nasal tests and ensuring samples are handled and stored properly, officials...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021 

State wheat seedings down

COLFAX - Statistics for wheat seedings across the country were released last week for 2021. Washington winter wheat growers seeded an estimated 1.75 million acres of winter wheat for harvest in 2021,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 21, 2021 

Malden Gun Club shooting results released for Jan. 12

MALDEN - Here are the results of the Malden-Pine City Gun Club shoot for Jan. 12: 24 - Brad K., Mike K., and Dave K. 23 - Randy S. and Cory Horntvedt 22 - Luke Guin, Dave Carroll and Conr Hergert 21...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 21, 2021 

Practices for the season may start Feb. 1

COLFAX - Plans for a Feb. 1 football season start are underway at the high school. The field was lined last week and a league coaches meeting took place, virtually. A game schedule has been set....

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021 

County set hearing to lift moratorium

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners will hold an 11 a.m. Feb. 1 hearing on lifting the moratorium on new marijuana businesses. The moratorium has been in effect since March 2019. The action follows adoption of an ordinance by commissioners Dec....

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021 

Rep. opposes impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the only representative in Washington state to oppose last week’s impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, backed the president against...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021 

County weighs ribbon cutting

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners have yet to decide whether to host a ribbon-cutting for the newly expanded moderate waste recycling building at the county landfill south of the city. The tentative date would be March 9. A decision was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021 

Commissioners letter to governor opposes new virus plan

COLFAX - Whitman County commissioners are sending a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking him to reverse his recent virus-related reopening plan, "Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery." They approved...

 

Colfax High School names Top Dogs

COLFAX — Colfax Junior-Senior High School has released the names of its Top Dog award-winnners for December. The December winners are seniors Perry Imler, history, Sam Kopp, character, and Kierstyn York, fine arts; sophomores Gene Gibler,...

 

'New Year's Baby' boy born Jan. 8

The first baby of the new year was born at Whitman Hospital Jan. 8 at 1:08 p.m., to Leslie and Jason Olin of Colfax. Weighing 11 pounds and 11 ounces, Bennett Malcolm Olin is the first child for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 14, 2021

Coroner confirms cause of jail death

COLFAX — An inmate found dead in the Whitman County Jail died of “cloth ligature hanging.” On Thursday, Jan. 7, Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers released her findings in the Dec. 26 death of Jose Noe Chagollan Flores, 35 of Pullman. He was...

 

Roller derby league to show 'Zebra Love'

PULLMAN — The Palouse River Rollers roller derby league will show how much they care about officials with their annual Zebra Love event. This year, the event will be online due to coronavirus shutdown. Zebra Love is designed to retain and grow the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 14, 2021

Small aircraft crashes at Palouse Airport

PALOUSE - A small airplane overturned after touching down at 2:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at a private airstrip two miles east of town. Two people - a flight instructor and presumed student pilot - were...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 14, 2021

Man sentenced for collecting wildlife parts on another's property

Dylan A. Doneen, 28, was given a $250 fine Friday morning in District Court for hunting, collecting wildlife parts on another’s property – along with a $43 crime conviction fee and $50 public defender recoup. Judge Patrick Johnson ruled it a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 14, 2021

Area wheat seedings down two percent

Statistics are out for wheat seedings for the 2021 crop in the United States. Washington winter wheat growers seeded an estimated 1.75 million acres of winter wheat for harvest in 2021. This is down...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2021

Idaho woman arrested for meth

COLFAX — A Clarkia, Idaho, woman was booked into the Whitman County Jail this morning on a charges of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. Betty Nash, 56, was held without bail overnight and her first appearance was scheduled for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2021

Deer Park man to be arraigned on drug possession charge

PULLMAN — One person was arrested for driving with a suspended license and drug possession and another cited for knowing he was doing the illegal actions just before 7 p.m. Dec. 30 on U.S. Highway 195 near Armstrong Road. Robert Suttles, 46, of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2021

No one cited in train versus SUV crash

ENDICOTT — No one was seriously injured or cited in a Dec. 18 collision where a train struck an SUV and pushed it 225 feet down the tracks. According to the report issued by Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputy Michael Melcher, the incident...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2021

Services Board to meet

COLFAX — The Whitman County Developmental Services Board will select officers for 2021 when it meets digitally at noon Jan. 13. Members will select its chairman and vice chairman, as well as discuss an open board seat. For a meeting link to attend...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Carmen Gfeller making her mark at University of Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. — From the Steptoe school gymnasium to Dahlberg Arena at University of Montana, Carmen Gfeller is now a redshirt sophomore starting for the Grizzlies, averaging 16.3 points per game. A 6-foot-1 forward Colfax High School standout,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Steelhead fishery rules changed Jan. 1

ALMOTA — New steelhead fishery rules take effect above and below Lower Granite Dam beginning Jan. 1. Below the dam, downstream to the mouth of the Snake River, fishermen are limited to one hatchery steelhead daily. Above the dam, to the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Malden-Pine City Gun Club posts trap shoot results

PINE CITY — Here are the single-score results from the Jan. 3 Malden-Pine City Gun Club trap shoot. The event was the start of an eight-week trap shoot league, officials said. Men 25 — Mike Deife, 25 24 — David McDowell and Dave Carroll 23 ...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2021

Light snow in Friday forecast

COLFAX — The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of widespread light snow Friday, with a dry and mostly cloudy weekend. Next week, a wet and warmer period is expected Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 13, the service said. That could...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 7, 2021

Colfax names interim girls basketball coach; season delayed

COLFAX — Michael Dorman has been appointed interim Colfax High School girls basketball coach. CHS Principal David Gibb announced the appointment of Dorman, a social studies teacher in his second year at the junior-senior high school. Gibb said the...

 

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