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Legal Notices: Feb. 18, 2021

Residual and Noxious Weed Whitman County Public Works Road Department is requesting any persons in Whitman County wishing to designate a portion of a Whitman County Road right-of-way as a “NO-SPRAY” area, please contact the Public Works Office at...

 
Robert Henry Hill

Robert Henry Hill

Robert "Bob" Henry Hill, longtime Rosalia resident, passed away Feb. 3, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. He was 79. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at the...

 
Richard Barry

Richard Barry

Richard M. Barry, LaCrosse Wash., passed away at the young age of 75-years-old. He lost a hard-fought battle against Covid Pneumonia on Feb. 7, 2021, at Sacred Heart in Spokane, Wash. Richard was...

 
Alma McKean

Alma McKean

Alma Dean "Dee" McKean, passed away Feb. 8, 2021, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax. She was 86. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 20, at 12 p.m. in the LaCrosse Cemetery. Alma was...

 
Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard R. Freeman, 84, of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away January 29, 2021, at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Richard was born May 24, 1936, in Colfax, Wash to Arthur and Alma...

 
Rachael Allert

Rachael Allert

Rachael Reneé Allert passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, after suffering a cerebral blood clot. Rachael was born Oct. 10, 1991, in Spokane to Reneé and Jay Allert. She attended...

 
Janet Camp

Janet Camp

On Feb. 1, 2021, Janet Sue Camp, of Washtucna, went home to her Lord Jesus. Janet was surrounded by her family after a short battle with lymphoma. Janet was born on June 3, 1954, in Ritzville, Wash.,...

 

District Court Filings

Charlotte Nolan is guilty of allowing an unauthorized person to drive and was sentenced to five days in jail with five days suspended, fined $1,000 with $750 suspended, and 6 months unsupervised probation. Scott Cook is guilty of harassment ...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — Here are the logs for the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office from Feb. 5 to Feb. 11: Friday, Feb. 5 12:41 a.m. – Pullman Airport Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a burglary alarm. 1:10 a.m. – SR 193, Clarkston – Jordan M Smith...

 

Whitman County Land Sales

COLFAX — Here are the land transactions in Whitman County from Dec. 11 to Dec. 16. Gerald and Karen Griebling, Pullman, to Dylan Keel and Lily Elder, Pullman, house at 1725 Northwest Lamont Dr., Pullman, Washington, $262,000, Dec.11. James and Amy...

 

Removing Snake River dams is unwise

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson’s $33 billion plan to remove the lower Snake River dams is unwise. However, if he pushes it, he needs include the impact of breaching dams in his home state which completely shutoff salmon and steelhead migration....

 

The Emperor has no clothes

As children, we hear many insightful stories that are simple, but often full of meaning. The one mentioned above seems to resonate with what is happening in our country today. Right before our eyes, we are seeing over and over the truth. Even though...

 

Helping rural communities access affordable housing investments

We are fast approaching the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. There have been some challenges conducting business as usual for the Legislature during this unusual time in our lives. The governor's decision to close off a large portion...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 18, 2021
Jim Lemon

Lemon, Williams retire from Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission

COLFAX - Whitman County commissioners saluted two longtime public servants last week, sending letters of appreciation to Guy Williams, for his time on the county planning commission – "a lotta years...

 

Democrats push new tax on billionaires

OLYMPIA — House Democrats are rallying around a proposal to tax the state’s billionaires. House Bill 1406 would impose a 1% tax on intangible assets — such as money or stocks — on people whose wealth exceeds $1 billion. The state Department...

 

Malden receives $20,000 to help rebuild local Fire Station

MALDEN - Mayor Dan Harwood accepted a $20,000 check Tuesday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Fire Department. The donation from the Washington Fire Chiefs Association was presented to the city "no strings...

 

Dusty News: Feb. 18, 2021

Dick and Helen Appel attended a Zoom meeting last week Sunday. It was hosted by Sue and Joe Lynch for the baptism of their youngest daughter Bridget Joy. Also participating were Lisa Frei and daughters Emma and Colette. The Lynches live in West...

 

Colfax police warn of vaccine frauds

COLFAX — Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood warns residents to be aware of scams regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Blood noted people should be wary when: • Asked to pay out of pocket for the vaccine • Asked to pay to get early access ...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021

Sentence in attempted church arson

ROSALIA — Samuel Owens, 45, of Rosalia, pleaded guilty Feb. 12 in Whitman County Superior Court to felony second degree attempted arson, according to a report by Pullman Radio News. Owens was accused of trying to burn down Community Baptist Church...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021
Lorien Smith

Colfax woman competes for Mrs. Washington for America

COLFAX - Lorien Smith competes in the Mrs. Washington for America pageant as Mrs. Colfax on Aug. 14 in Olympia. Smith is new volunteer EMT with the Colfax Fire Department. She attended her first...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021
Tom Handy

Handy reports from vaccination operations

PULLMAN - New county commissioner Tom Handy worked as a volunteer at two county COVID-19 vaccine operations last weekend, reporting a smooth operation. Handy spoke to fellow commissioners about it in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021

Earthquake alert system created for wireless devices

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that earthquake early warning alerts will be offered for direct delivery to wireless devices beginning in May. Working with a team of organizations, the USGS developed the system to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021

Golf course event center delay approved

COLFAX — The Colfax Golf Course event center construction project will have more time to use county funding. The project suffered delays last year due to Fish and Wildlife and Department of Ecology permitting matters and COVID-19. County...

 

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