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 By Teresa Simpson    People    January 26, 2023 

Veterans' Corner

COLFAX– Growing up in the Tri-City area, veteran Gary Behymer, 76, and his wife Janis moved to the area about 6 and a half years ago. Behymer joined Army Intelligence after college in August 1968,...

 

Colfax Jail Log

COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23 Jan. 17 John Dantae Billings, 25, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for his second to third subsequent conviction of vehicle p...

 

Colfax Police Department

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Jan. 9 to Jan. 24 Jan. 9 6:27 a.m.- North Morton. Officer responded to a parking problem. 7:17 a.m.- North Oak. Officer advised of a juvenile problem. 2:57 p.m.- South...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24 Jan. 17 12:24 a.m.- 330 North Madison Street, Tekoa Care Center, Tekoa. Deputies requested a case number for a call from a resident. 8:33 a.m.-...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Colfax Chamber of Commerce seeks new executive director

COLFAX—The Colfax Chamber of Commerce is currently searching for a new Executive Director to move the Chamber towards the future. “The Chamber is in a great place right now,” said current Executive Director of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, Mo...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

State Bank Northwest expands new branch to Palouse

PALOUSE - A new full-service branch of State Bank Northwest opened in Palouse, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 at 305 East Main Street, Suite 101. State Bank Northwest President and COO, Lorilei Bruggink,...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Palouse Brewing Company opens their doors

PALOUSE - The Palouse Brewing Company, located at 335 Main Street in Palouse opened Friday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Head of Brewing Operations Bill Dernell was performing his craft Wednesday, Jan. 23, when...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Area locals make EWU fall Dean's list

COLFAX— Several Whitman County locals have made the Eastern Washington Fall Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s list an undergraduate must earn 12 quality hours, and receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following students from towns...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

WSU student found dead in dorm room

PULLMAN—The Washington State University Police Department (WSUPD) were called to Northeast Cougar Way, Perham Hall Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1:32 p.m. finding the body of a male WSU student inside his dorm, according to WSUPD daily logs. The log states...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Man arrested for car theft pleads guilty

Whitman County deputies arrested Nicholas J. Bunch, 39 for theft of a motor vehicle, and three counts of vehicle prowl the evening of Jan. 7 Bunch pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 20 in a superior court hearing. Bunch admitting that he made a mistake,...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Whitman County house prices rise

COLFAX — The Whitman County Association of Realtors released the Dec. Housing market numbers, which state that the average price for a home sold in the county last month was about $351,000. Reports state that the average price last month increased...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    January 26, 2023 

Port of Whitman County awarded $5 million

COLFAX—The Port of Whitman County has been awarded a $5 million loan from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board, which will be used to acquire about 100 acres of land to install an Agriculture Advancement Center. A potential...

 

Thrifty Grandmothers offer scholarships

COLFAX– The Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers are awarding up to 15 $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Whitman County this year. Applicants must be students planning to attend accredited colleges, universities, and vocational or tech...

 

Pullman man accused of molestation

COLFAX — Former Pullman downtown businessman, Victor Hudak, 52, stood trial in Whitman County Superior Court for felony 1st degree molestation. Court Administrator/Drug Court Coordinator, Lorena Lynch confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1:15 p.m. that ju...

 

County students make fall semester Dean's List

COLFAX – Local students from around the county made the 2022 Fall Semester Dean’s List at several different universities and colleges, including Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), and Spokane Community College (SCC). To make the SFCC honor...

 

Whitman County District Court

COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following criminal conviction sentences on Jan. 13 • Brian S. Anderson was sentenced to 90 days of jail with 89 days suspended, and a fine of $1,000 with $500 suspended. Anderson served a day...

 

Whitman County Jail Log

COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18 Jan. 11 Nicole Renee Simons, 30, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Jan. 10 to Jan. 18 Jan. 10 1:28 a.m.- B Street, Endicott. Deputies responded to a report of a traffic violation. 8:14 a.m.- SR 27, Wilbur Ellis, Oakesdale....

 

Colfax Police Log

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Jan. 1 to Jan. 18 Jan. 1 7:23 p.m.- South Main Street, Colfax. Police and EMS responded to an injured person. Patient was transported to WCH. Jan. 2 2:07 p.m.- South East,...

 

Whitman County suicide and drug death

COLFAX — As the biggest city in Whitman County, many people expect Pullman to have the highest amount of suicides that occur, but there are statistically more in the countryside than in Pullman, stated County Coroner Annie Pillers. “That’s...

 

St. Ignatius receives preservation grant

COLFAX – St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax was one of the 2023 Valerie Sivinski Fund Grants Awards winners of $2000 through the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation in mid-November. St....

 

Hospital Dinner and Auction

COLFAX — The Whitman Hospital Foundation is holding a dinner and auction to raise funds for the Hospital Saturday, Jan. 21, at Hill-Ray Plaza, located at 801 South Vista Point Drive. There will be a social hour and silent auction starting at 6...

 

Woman found with 1500 Fentanyl pills

COLFAX - Spokane woman Nicole Simmons 30, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance and accomplice to vehicle theft Wednesday, Jan....

 

Pullman businessman convicted after trial

COLFAX— According to a media release by Whitman County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tessa Scholl, Pullman businessman Viktor Hudak, who faced trial Tuesday, Jan. 17, was convicted of one count of child molestation in the first degree and...

 

Colfax Plymouth Church hosts mission trip to Mexico

COLFAX—Colfax Plymouth Church pastor Michael Birnbaum has been a veteran Mexico mission administrator for years, and is leading a mission trip to Baja Mexico Feb. 20 through the 26. Birnbaum stated that though this is an outreach of the members of...

 

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