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 By Teresa Simpson    Opinion    June 23, 2022 

A speeder ride through time

On Saturday the 18th, I set out from my Main Street apartment in Colfax at 7 a.m. to the train depot for a speeder I would be riding to Hooper. I grew up in Lamont. As a kid, I would play around the o...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 23, 2022 

Muzzleloaders take shot at keeping history alive

COLFAX — The Palouse Hills Muzzleloaders will be in Colfax on June 24-26 for their 32nd annual rendezvous. The encampment will be 2.5 miles off Manning Road. “Go up the hill by Les Schwab, where the old covered bridge was,” said Muzzleloader...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 23, 2022 

Colfax history - railroad arrives

COLFAX — On Nov. 10, 1883, the first Columbia and Palouse Railroad train arrived in Colfax. By 1916, three rail lines (the Northern Pacific, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, and...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 23, 2022 

Flash flood water recedes

PALOUSE — City Public Works Superintendent Mike Wolf said Tuesday, June 21, that flood waters have receded and life is returning to normal. He was talking about water from the flash flooding that...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 16, 2022

Snake River Family Festival set for Boyer Park

COLFAX - Boyer Park and Marina will host the annual Snake River Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The annual festival at 1752 Granite Road is free and features a barbecue...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 16, 2022

Colfax history celebration slated

Editor's NOTE: This is the first in a six-part series on the history of Colfax leading up to a July 23-24 celebration. COLFAX - On July 10, 1870, James Perkins and Thomas Smith claimed land at the jun...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    June 16, 2022

Peterson named Most Valuable Teammate

By Teresa Simpson Gazette Reporter COLFAX - Bulldogs baseball player J.D. Peterson was awarded the Most Valuable Teammate by his coaches. The MVT award was made in honor and named after former local...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 9, 2022

Good Ol' Days

125 Years ago, Friday, June 11, 1897 Fishing for Squirrels E.R. Barrell, a hardware merchant of Colfax was in Spokane on business Tuesday. Among other things he purchased while there was a quantity...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 9, 2022

Riders raise funds for Malden

MALDEN - John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders raised nearly $5,000 for local use during their 17-day cross-state trip that concluded Sunday, June 5. The wagon train started its 41st ride in Easton on...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 9, 2022

Work to start on golf course events center

COLFAX — The proposed Golf Course events center could be under construction this month. During a City Council meeting last month, events center spokesman Al Kirkpatrick said Dalco Construction is ready to begin work in June. In 2021, the estimated...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    June 9, 2022

Parrish optimistic about next year after state

By Gazette Reporter RIDGEFIELD — The underdog Colfax boys baseball team weren’t able to overcome two higher-ranked teams in the state 2B tournament last month, ultimately finishing fourth. But it hasn’t soured Coach Scott Parrish. He noted the...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 2, 2022

Rosalia Battle Days on tap

ROSALIA — The annual Battle Days celebration will highlight the community’s 150th birthday Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. The event — a tradition that started in 1970 — commemorate the...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 2, 2022

Class of 2022 to graduate

COLFAX — Graduation is approaching for high schools across the Palouse, with commencements scheduled over the next two weeks. Colfax, Colton, Garfield-Palouse, Oakesdale and Tekoa high schools kick...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 2, 2022

Grant to fund Little Hangman Creek cleanup

TEKOA — Better fishing and other recreational opportunities may be on the horizon for Little Hangman Creek. Last month, the Terry Hussman Account awarded a $50,000 grant to the Pine Creek...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    June 2, 2022

Wildcats second in state 1B fastpitch

YAKIMA - The Colton Wildcats girls fastpitch softball team brought home the second-place trophy from the state 1B tournament at Gateway Park. Colton was among three teams from the district to place...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    June 2, 2022

Colfax boys, girls take fourth in state

RIDGEFILED - The Bulldog boys finished in state 2B baseball, following losses to Toutle Lake and Jenkins (Chewelah). The No. 13-ranked Bulldogs reached fell, 10-7, to the top-ranked Toutle Lake...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 2, 2022

Dahman Barn hosts New York musician

UNIONTOWN - Dahmen Barn is starting off its summer concert series with New York musician Marc Berger from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the barn, 419 N. Parkway Inspired by a...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    May 26, 2022

Stan the Hawk visits library

COLFAX - On May 19, Hawk and Owl Outreach (HOOT) from Spokane's West Valley Outdoor Learning Center brought Stan, a Harris' hawk, to visit local children at the library. Program representative Davis...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    People    May 26, 2022

Wagons, riders on the trail to Tekoa

TEKOA – Dozens of John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders members will be traversing Adams and Whitman counties over the next two weeks as part of their annual wagon train. The group set out last week...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    May 26, 2022

'Lest we forget'

COLFAX — Flags will be flying throughout Whitman County this weekend as area residents observe Memorial Day. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Future Farmers of America will be putting out...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    May 26, 2022

Bulldogs boys make state 2B Final Four

ADNA - The underdog Colfax boys baseball team overcame two higher-ranked teams to reach the state 2B semifinals this Friday, May 27. The No. 13-ranked Bulldogs will face No. 1-ranked Toutle Lake at 7...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    Sports    May 26, 2022

Colfax girls 3rd, boys 5th at District meet

LIBERTY LAKE - Zachary Cooper led the Bulldogs charge in the 2B District 7 Championship meet at Ridgeline High School on Fridy and Saturday, May 20 and 21. Cooper, a freshman, tied for first place in...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    May 19, 2022

Sol Vallharta owners planning to retire

COLFAX — The owners of the local Mexican restaurant are hoping someone steps up to buy their business. Owners Felipe and Luz Guitron are planning on retiring after 28 years in business here, they...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    May 19, 2022

Train derails near Hooper

HOOPER - A wheat train derailed along state Highway 26, west of the town of LaCrosse and east of Washtucna. Ten train cars derailed, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Janet Matkins said...

 

FFA chapters place at state

KENNEWICK – Future Farmers of America members from Whitman County schools brought home multiple first-place awards May 14 from the state FFA Convention and Expo. From Colfax, the Ag Sales team of...

 

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