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The Lost Apple Project set to meet Feb. 20

The Palouse People series will present the Lost Apple Project on Thursday, Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. at the Pullman Depot Heritage Center on 330 N. Grand Ave., in the Freight Room. The Palouse People series...

 

Voters back school levies

The nine school districts with levy propositions on the ballot Tuesday received strong approval from voters. Most of the propositions on the ballot were replacement levies for educational enrichment of operations programs now in place in the...

 

Dam letters head to governor

On Thursday, Brenda Stav, port finance director, updated the port commissioners on a collaborative project the port has been working on for the past few months in relation to ports on the Lower Snake River to join in signing resolutions on the dams....

 

Palouse Conservation District will host 3rd Annual Alternative Cropping Symposium

The Palouse Conservation District third Annual Alternative Cropping Symposium will be Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Gladish Community Center’s View Room in Pullman. Giving producers the opportunity to learn from other farmers on the Palouse, this...

 

Dream it. Do it...Here to inspire industrial work

At Monday’s county commissioner workshop, Commissioner Dean Kinzer announced the upcoming “Dream it. Do it...Here Conference” slated at the University of Idaho, March 18. This will be the fourth annual Dream it. Do it...Here Conference...

 
Cole Hennigar

Virtual welding at Colton

Colton High School junior Cole Hennigar welds a T-joint on a simulator Jan. 24 as students tried out a new Miller Arc Augmented Reality Welding System. Ryan Porter, from A-L Compressed Gases in Moses...

 

Port continues support for WSDOT rail grant

On May 24, 2018, the Port of Whitman County made a motion to support Washington State Department of Transportation with its Consolidated Rail Infrastructure Safety Improvements (CRISI) and Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD)...

 

Humane society sets fur ball date

Whitman County Humane Society's 13th annual fundraising event, Fur Ball & Yappy Hour, will be Saturday, Feb. 22, at Schweitzer Event Center starting at 4 p.m. The theme this year is “The Good, The Bad, & The Snuggly.” Guests are encouraged to...

 
Nancy Rothwell

Perkins house seeks help with foundation repairs

The Perkins House foundation has deteriorated and needs extensive restoration because of time and settling. Cracks have been appearing in interior and exterior walls, and some windows and doors no...

 

Gym project set to crank up

The large crowd of Colfax and Liberty basketball fans at Thursday night's local season finale also marked the last big public show for the CHS gymnasium which is the final big ticket item on the...

 

Whitman County Special Election: February 11, 2020

Results as of Feb. 11, 8 p.m. count. Colfax School District Proposition #1 Replacement educational programs and operation levy. Levy, Yes 572, 66.59% Levy, No 286, 33.29% Colton School District Proposition #1 Replacement educational programs and oper...

 

Colfax school construction Phase Four turns corner

Workers at Colfax Junior-Senior High School began moving new furniture Monday into upper-floor classrooms, which are now complete as part of Phase Four of the $18.9 million construction project. “The big move will be on Thursday,” said Jerry...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 13, 2020

District report:

The Colfax School board met Monday night for its regular meeting and first swore in a new member, Wayne Gregory, to replace David Nails for District Two. Superintendent Jerry Pugh reported on a two-da...

 

Writers Guild will host workshop

Palouse Writers Guild will host a travel writing workshop Feb. 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 1912 Center, Fiske Room, 412 E. 3rd Street, Moscow. This workshop involves a series of short writing exercises and peer responses designed to help writers get...

 
Skylre Sakamoto-Howell

Bulldog girls start NE run with big win over Cougs

After being placed in a number-four slot for the first day of the long 2B hoop tourney at West Valley, Colfax girls cruised to a win over the Chewelah Cougars Monday and advanced to the quarter-final...

 
Tayshawn Colvin; Cotton Booker; Hunter Claassen

Liberty escapes Colfax; Bulldogs win NE opener

Colfax boys took an undefeated Liberty team into the last minutes of league finale last Thursday at Colfax, wound up with a number-three ticket to the West Vallehy playoffs and then dropped Northwest...

 

Gorillas trip TR

Davenport’s AJ Floyd uncorked 31 points for the Davenport Gorillas Monday to lead his team in a 64-38 derailment in the NE District playoffs. The lost sent the Timberwolves to a Saturday loser-out game where they will face the loser of today’s...

 

Vining named WIAA Athlete of Week

Colton junior Rylee Vining was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week last week as she scored 55 points in three girls basketball games, averaging 18.3 points against College Place, Pomeroy and Garfield/Palouse. Each week during the school year, the WIAA...

 

Correction

Garfield/Palouse basketball freshman Kara Blomgren was in a sport photo last week in the Gazette. Her last name was incorrectly reported....

 

Noha, Sisk advance toward mat classic

Two Colfax wrestlers Saturday advanced to the 2B state regional qualifications which will be Saturday in Reardan by placing in the top of their weight divisions at Thursday's league elimination at the...

 
LouEllen Reed

1B girls basketball:

District playoffs begin for Southeast 1B girls basketball this weekend, for a league with three top contenders, one of which has won state 10 of the last 11 years. This year, Colton is in a fight to...

 
Ethan Hawkins; Kyle Bankus; Blake Jones; Matt Hockett

Jones, Gar/Pal outlast Oakesdale, take league

"Blake Jones! Blake Jones!" chanted the Gar/Pal pep band. In the fourth quarter at Palouse Feb. 8, Jones and the Vikings were suddenly in a fight with Oakesdale, who had come from 10 points down in a...

 

Bulletin Column: February 13, 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...

 

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