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Lyle Raymond Bruce obituary

Lyle Raymond Bruce

Lyle Raymond Bruce passed away on December 31, 2021, at the age of 79, in Spokane, Wash. He left this world suddenly, but we can rest assured knowing that the "Spud King" is now in heaven tending to G... Full story

 
Betty Rudy obituary

Betty Rudy

Heaven needed a school lunch lady and Betty Rudy answered the call on October 6, 2021.She joins her beloved husband of nearly 70 years Robert Rudy and their son Bob Rudy Jr. If you ate school lunch in... Full story

 
Pamela Jacobs obituary

Pamela Jo (Tate) Jacobs

Pamela Jo (Tate) Jacobs passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Stanwood, Wash., on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, from a heart condition. Pam was born Christmas Day, Dec. 25,... Full story

 

County libraries offer 2,000 magazines

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library offers more than 2,000 magazines from the Anytime Library digital eBook and eAudio collection. The magazine collection is accessible with a library card through the reading app, Libby. Once in Libby, follow the...

 

Births

Alvina L. Chenault was born on Dec. 25, 2021, to Cody and Jessica Chenault, of Juliaetta, Idaho. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Dave and Anne Chenault, of Lewiston, Idaho, and John and Lara Hadley, of Juliaetta, Idaho. Alex A....

 

Jail bookings

Lucas E. Welch, 41, booked Dec. 29 for violation of a court order. No bail. Kayden R. Williams, 20, booked Jan. 1 for ignition interlock violation and DUI. No bail. Joseph O. Robinett, 42, booked Jan. 1 for assault in the fourth degree – domestic...

 

Land transactions

Dianne Boonreif and Jo Ellen Kostoff, of Newport, sold agricultural land to Michael and Michele Brown, of Oakesdale, parcels 2-0000-48-18-13-1590, 2-0000-44-18-18-2000, selling price $507,862, statutory warranty deed, Dec. 20 Dianne Boonreif and Jo...

 

Colfax police

Monday, Dec. 27 9:11 a.m. – Undisclosed – The chief responded to “other law enforcement calls.” 5:52 p.m. – Lake Street – An officer, EMTs and the fire department responded to a domestic dispute and two people were arrested. 9:40 p.m....

 

Sheriff's office

Monday, Dec. 27 9:06 a.m. – Whitman Avenue, Rosalia – A deputy conducted a welfare check. 10:47 a.m. – Albion Road, Pullman – A vehicle slid off the road. 11:12 a.m. – Ramsey Street, Tekoa – A deputy responded to a report of a...

 
Whitman County Baby New Year of 1972

Good Old Days

125 Years Ago Colfax Gazette Friday, January 1, 1897 The Grain Market Last Day of Year Shows Highest Prices Since 1892 The local grain market for 1896, closed on Thursday Dec. 31, with top-notch price...

 

Is politics a beast or a system?

Do you think of politics as an uncontrollable monster? Is it an unstoppable beast you have no hope of influencing? Is it a Goliath? Do you want to ignore politics, and just live your own life? You...

 

Toyota's dose of reality is a warning

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well. It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers – twice the size of GM, our biggest. Toyota...

 

The last year ended with a bang

Well, more accurately, 2021 ended in smoke, at least here at the newspaper. That smoke came from the meltdown of our labeling system. And as a result, your newspaper was likely late. And for that we...

 
 By Simon Smith    Opinion    January 6, 2022

Supports carbon tax

Let’s time-travel onto the bridge of the unsinkable Titanic – We’ll warn the captain to slow down, but he replies. “We like traveling fast! I don’t believe in icebergs, and a crew member agrees with me. Ships sink all the time. It’s...

 

Wants election and voting bills to pass

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, Yogi Berra reminded us. Yes, Joe Manchin dealt us a setback on climate change, child tax credit extension, reducing prescription drug costs, etc. etc. etc. But if we don’t throw in the towel and leave the...

 

CORRECTION

In the Dec. 30 edition, the engagement announcement misspelled the name of Lindsay Webber. We regret the error and any inconvenience it may have caused....

 

Health care exchange deadline is Jan. 15

OLYMPIA — The deadline for signing up for health care coverage is Jan. 15. People looking for 2022 coverage have until Jan. 15 to sign up through www.wahealthplanfinder.org, the online marketplace operated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange...

 

Palouse works on amendment to allow for secondary homes

PALOUSE — Palouse continues working on a proposal to allow secondary homes, known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Before the city council can approve amending Municipal Code, Title 17, to allow construction of additional homes on property the...

 

Colfax man arrested for DV

COLFAX — Alcohol played a factor in a Colfax man being arrested for domestic violence. Lucas Welch, 41, of Colfax, was arrested on Dec. 275 at a home on Lake Street for assault in the second degree — domestic violence. Welch allegedly shoved a...

 

Palouse considers new walking paths

PALOUSE — Palouse started considering the construction of walking paths during the city’s planning commission meeting for December. Holly White began the discussion, asking how the city could improve the paths residents use for walking....

 

Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

LOWER GRANITE DAM - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing. The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream...

 

Colfax boys win 2 at basketball tournament

YAKIMA - The Colfax boys beat Medical Lake and LaSalle in the Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Dec. 28-29. "I was very pleased at how coming off a break like that – just seeing more guys...

 

Timberwolves place at Pomeroy tournament

POMEROY - Four Tekoa-Rosalia wrestlers finished in the top four in their respective weight classes at the Pomeroy Christmas Tournament on Dec. 30. In two instances, Timberwolves grappled teammates...

 

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