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Vaccine verification rule will change this year

Whitman County Health Department released a notice informing parents that starting Aug. 1, 2020, it will be required to have medically verified immunization records for school and child care entry. Medically verified records may be a Certificate of...

 

Lamont man faces charges of drive-by shooting, assault

Formal charges of drive-by shooting and second degree assault were filed by Prosecutor Denis Tracy Tuesday in Superior Court against Phillip A. Hayes, 59, Lamont-area resident who was arrested at his residence early Friday after the area SWAT team...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    January 9, 2020
Dan Rogers

Longevity holds at county road department

Whitman County Commissioners gave a standing ovation Monday to Dan Rogers on his last day at work for the county road department, retiring after 30 years and four days. "Dan has been an exemplary...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    January 9, 2020

Whitman County Parks 2020 preview

The new year is set for Whitman County Parks, with a few new projects to start in 2020 and others carrying over from last year. First, early in 2019, the Parks Department hired Northwest Management...

 

Big year planned for W.H.E.A.T.

On Saturday, Jan. 4, W.H.E.A.T's Board of Directors met to discuss their December 2019 numbers and to also plan for the new year. W.H.E.A.T. is a nonprofit based out of LaCrosse which sends out care...

 

State art contest opens for students in grades 6-12

Washington students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a writing, art and podcast contest running Jan. 6 - April 30. The contest is in conjunction with Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” exhibit, which opened in September 2019...

 

Mobile health unit slated at Garfield

The WSU William A. Crosetto mobile health unit is scheduled to be at American Legion Hall in Garfield Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Staffed by doctors, nurses and pharmacists in comprehensive primary care, it provides urgent care procedures and...

 

Port staff updates on Broadband LLC

At the first port meeting of the new year, Kara Riebold, chief operating officer, updated the port commissioners on the status of the new Broadband LLC cooperative. Riebold reported that as of Dec. 19, Port of Bellingham signed on to join the LLC....

 

Hearing set for proposed road vacation

County commissioners Monday approved a public notice for a proposed vacation of County Road 8480, a piece of right-of-way ground of the former Inland Empire Highway. The strip of land, described as a hundred feet wide by several hundred feet long,...

 

New county website slated for April debut

At the Monday commissioners' workshop County Information Technology Director Lance Bishop updated the county commissioners on the status of the new county website. “The timeline we are looking at for the new website is April,” Bishop said. “We...

 

Bully for You plans big move

Bully for You has started the process of moving from its current location at 103 S Main St. to 220 N Main St., former long-time location for furniture stores. The new site is marked with a FAIR glass...

 

County, port boards rotate positions

As the new year rolls in, the Whitman County Commissioners and the Port of Whitman Commissioners reorganized their boards. In the county, the previous chairman was Commissioner Art Swannack with Commissioner Michael Largent as the vice-chairman....

 

Women in Agriculture conference set at Moscow

On Jan. 25, the 2020 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska the opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories,...

 
Caden Noha; Payton Clarke

Noha adds another mat win at Cheney meet

Caden Noha rolled through the 195-point class at Cheney's Blackhawk Invitational Saturday with a 4-0 mark. Noha downed his first three foes with first-round pins, and then defeated Sam Walker of Mead...

 
Perry Imler

Colfax girls face tough LRS team in league clash

Colfax girls will face a challenge on the home court Friday when the LRS Broncos arrive with a 7-4 record posted after the weekend. Included in that mark is a 59-46 win Saturday over the Reardan team...

 
Hunter Claassen; Aiden Keifer

Broncos will bring tough test

Lind/Ritzville/Sprague can be expected to bring a tough test to Colfax Friday for another round of NE-South league play. The Broncos Saturday tagged a 12-point win over the Reardan team which edged...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 9, 2020
Ryan Henning

Colfax wins at Oakesdale, 68-61

On a quiet Christmas break evening Jan. 2 at the Oakesdale gym, Colfax held off the previously unbeaten Nighthawks in a 1B/2B county showdown. John Lustig, sophomore guard for Colfax, led all scorers...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    January 9, 2020

Pomeroy girls down Colton

Colton and Pomeroy played for the first time this year – two teams which met in the last two state 1B championship games, both times Pomeroy finishing second. Last season all four of its losses...

 

Timberwolves book split in league play

Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves booked a split this week in NE-South league play with a big loss to neighboring Liberty in the Friday round, and a solid win over Asotin in the Tuesday round. Friday at Liberty the hosts posted a 77-50 win by building on a...

 
Tom Huntwork; Jim Kackman; Ben Walker; Mark Mackleit

Bulletin Column: January 9, 2020

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

 

National service

The assassination of Iranian general Oassem Soleimani has caused fear in America. The threat of a war with Iran has been openly discussed. As a result, the internet is abuzz with concerns that the military draft will be reinstated should the situatio...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    January 9, 2020

OK, Zoomers

OK, zoomers: Here is your trigger warning. What was the name of Roy Rogers' horse? The answer is Trigger. You were warned. For those who are wondering who in tarnation is Roy Rogers, he called himself the "King of the Cowboys" and was one of the big...

 

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