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Jason James Roberg obituary

Jason James Roberg

Jason James Roberg, age 49, of Spokane, Wash., went home to be with the Lord on September 14, 2021. Jason was born on February 3, 1972, in Spokane, Wash., to Nona Utke (Whitney) and Richard Roberg.... Full story

Bruce Richard Moehrle obituary

Bruce Richard Moehrle

Bruce Richard Moehrle (Dad and Papa), 66, of Uniontown, Wash., passed on October 3, 2021, at home surrounded by family. He was born January 15, 1955, to Richard and Helen Murphy Moehrle. He lived his... Full story

Wallace James Bodker obituary

Wallace James Bodker

Wallace "Wally" James Bodker, age 98, of Camano Island, Washington, passed away October 1, 2021, at home with his family. He was a warm, caring man with a great sense of humor, an unwavering love of... Full story

Terry Lee Blankenship obituary

Terry Lee Blankenship

Terry Lee Blankenship, 73, of Albion, Wash., passed away at his home on September 24th, 2021. Terry was born in Chewelah, Washington, on July 20th, 1948, to Ivel and William Colonel Blankenship. He... Full story

Linda Sue Burke obituary

Linda Sue Burke

Linda Sue Burke, of Tekoa, died on September 16, 2021. Born in Colfax on April 19, 1950, to Pete and Marge Smith, Linda grew up among the wheatfields near Ewan with her brother, Ken. Going by the... Full story


Pull String art kits available at library

COLFAX - Pull String art kits are available for tweens and teens at the Colfax Library Sept. 20-24. "Pull String art is easy to do and only requires paint, string, and paper," stated Nichole Kopp,...


Regional Theatre of the Palouse reopens Sept. 30

PULLMAN – "Sunset Boulevard," a play based on the Billy Wilder film with Andrew Lloyd Weber music, is presented by the Regional Theatre of the Palouse. After 18 months of being closed due to COVID,...


Emergency drought funds to aid livestock transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plan to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock,...


Palouse preps to repair city hall roof

PALOUSE - The Palouse city hall roof is receiving a coating to help patch leaks. "It's been an ongoing problem. The roof is in poor shape and needs some attention," said city public works Director...


Funding available for expanding small businesses

SEATTLE - Business Impact NW and Ventures received $200,000 and $187,900 in grants to help low-income entrepreneurs get financing to establish and expand their small businesses. The money comes from...


Colfax schools receive funds to fight drug use

COLFAX - The Colfax School District is designated to receive $90,000 to combat drug and alcohol use by kids. The money is from the Washington Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and...


Palouse works to repair water main leaks

PALOUSE - Two water leaks and a broken sprinkler valve are being repaired in Palouse. On Mohr Street, a galvanized water pipe is leaking underground. "There's been some leaks and they put bands on...


Dahmen Barn hosts painter on Sept. 12

UNIONTOWN - The Dahmen Barn is hosting painter John Sebastian for a reception on Sept. 12. The theme is Lonely Barns. "Sebastian is on a journey of abstract expressionism and impressionism," stated...


Kyla Hansen named to Gonzaga dean's list

SPOKANE — Oakesdale High School 2020 graduate Kyla Hansen made the Dean’s List for Spring semester 2021 at Gonzaga University. Students must earn a 3.50 to 3.84 GPA to be listed. Kyla is the daughter of Kirk and Ronda Hansen. Gonzaga University...


Library continues online reading program

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library continues the summer reading challenge program into the fall. The Fall Reading Challenge is for all ages and runs through Nov. 30. Readers can track their progress with a phone app called Beanstalk. It’s...


Area graduates receive scholarships

COLFAX — Several Whitman County residents have been awarded Innovia Foundation scholarships toward post-secondary education. Area scholarship winners include: COLFAX HIGH SCHOOL Kari Largent, Hannah Buri, Lexi Booth, and Keirstyn York each...


Colfax Police Log

Monday, Aug. 23 11:15 a.m. – SR 195 – An officer conducted a welfare-check. 12:26 p.m. – Main Street – An officer responded to a report of a person stealing. 4:31 p.m. – Southview Avenue – A dog was reported to be wandering the...


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