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Articles from the February 21, 2019 edition

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 By Garth Meyer    News    February 21, 2019

Farmington weighs future for land parcel

The Town of Farmington will consider what to do with a 4.5-acre parcel of land at the southeast edge of town after a local resident made a proposal at the town council meeting Jan. 21. Brett Lisenbee seeks to lease the parcel, which was leased to...

 

Blown closed

Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney posted this picture of State Highway 27 which was closed after being hit by snow and wind Feb. 13 and 14. Sevigney said he drove as far south as Latah,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 21, 2019

Fate of St. Elmo's Hotel building unknown

Justin and Lindsay Brown, owners of the St. Elmo’s building in Palouse, appeared before the city council Feb. 12 to discuss plans for the 1888 former hotel on Main Street. The Browns bought the building last year with plans to refurbish it. At the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 21, 2019

Many speak out on Selway marijuana re-zone request

Whitman County Commissioners took comment from a crowd Tuesday after setting a date of March 4 for a public meeting on a proposed zone change to allow a marijuana research facility at the...

 

Fire destroys Malden house

A fire Feb. 13 destroyed a house in Malden. Rosalia fire crews received the first alarm at 3:04 p.m., and St. John crews assisted at the scene. Crews were hampered by approximately 18 inches of snow...

 

Port supports 3 aviation bills

Port of Whitman Commissioners decided to support three aviation bills. Bills which have been placed before the legislature. Bill 1455 deals with work force shortage in the Aeronautics industry by...

 

C & C Fund correction

The Colfax & Community Fund’s spring basket raffle brings in between $500 and $1,000 a year, and donations from requests send out on the mailing list bring in more than $20,000 each year. Revenue from the sources were incorrectly reversed in last...

 

Rosalia embarks on plan to upgrade water, sewer

Rosalia has embarked on a plan to upgrade its water and sewer systems with part of the costs coming from a monthly increase of utility bills and part of it coming from state grants. Rosalia has issued a call for bids to install a new water main on...

 

Contractor damages port fiber lines in Spokane County

Some of the Port of Whitman’s fiber lines that run up to Spokane on Spotted Road near the Spokane Airport were damaged in January while a construction company was working. While the company was...

 

Whitman Hospital cuts rates for imaging, lab services

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center has announced reduced rates in the hospital’s Imaging and Laboratory departments. “We would like to highlight our efforts to remain conservative compared to...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 21, 2019

Palouse denied park link grant

The City of Palouse has been turned down on its grant application to the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board to build a pedestrian bridge to cross the Palouse River from Heyton Greene Park to near Ancel Jeffers Lions Club Park. The...

 

Citizens committee backs Pullman levy

A public advocacy group has formed in support of Proposition 1, a hospital bond proposal that will appear on the April 23 special election ballot. Pullman residents within the city limits are eligible to vote on Proposition 1 to support ‘The Next...

 

Boyer lot slated for sealing

Whitman County has agreed to do chip sealing and crack sealing on the Boyer Park parking lot while they are chip sealing Lower Granite Road over this coming summer. It has been 20 years since the park...

 

Colfax wrestlers take sixth-place in state all-B tourney at Tacoma Dome

Colfax wrestlers placed sixth Saturday in the State Mat Classic at the Tacoma Dome with 101 points in the all-B division. Tonasket topped the Bs with 348 points, and Reardan, a team Colfax topped in the Pomeroy sub-regional, placed one notch ahead of...

 
Kierstyn York

Gorillas stop Colfax girls to claim last NE ticket

Davenport's Gorillas, a team which had eight veterans back from the group which was topped by Colfax in last year's state 2B title game, pegged a solid 55-36 win over Colfax Saturday at West Valley...

 
Jon Denny and Carson Cloaninger

Lancers upset Bulldogs to claim last NE ticket

The Colfax boys basketball season came to a decisive end Saturday when Liberty's Lancers stopped the Bulldogs in the last chance game for the NE district's third and last ticket to the state regional...

 

Southeast 1B league/district tournament: Oakesdale takes Vikings in title game

Oakesdale did it. After a 24-hour delay and canceled school due to snow, on Thursday night, Feb. 14, with snow piles on the streets leading to the Colfax gym, the Nighthawks and Garfield/Palouse...

 
The 2019 Southeast 1B/District Nine champions

Wildcats seeded no. 1 in state/regionals: Colton outlasts Pomeroy for district title

Nervous moments made no appearance in two regular season games between the Colton girls and Pomeroy. They arrived, however fleeting, on the night of the district championship game, as the Pirates cut...

 

Oakesdale, Gar/Pal boys to regionals

The Oakesdale and Garfield/Palouse boys advance to regionals this weekend, both playing at West Valley High School in Spokane. They are now one win away from the state brackets at Spokane Arena. On Saturday at 10 a.m., no. 9-seeded Garfield/Palouse...

 

The state of Liberty

Through out the country’s history, states have faced efforts to divide them up. A current movement is to split California into three states. Arizona, Maine and Michigan are just a few that have faced similar efforts in the past. Our own state,...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Feb. 21, 2019

Okeydokes The plow crews! We live on Parvin Road and they do a fantastic job keeping our road clear. For neighbors on Southview who saved their elderly neighbors from the snow....

 

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