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Legals MAY 18

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) AND A PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following...


Obituaries May 18

James (Jim) Talmadge Harston, 62, former Thornton-area resident who moved to Spokane five years ago, died in a rafting incident Monday May 8, 2017, on the Moyie River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. His funeral was Tuesday, May 16, at the LDS Church...


Menus May 18

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken patty, Caesar salad, fries, fruit. Tuesday: Burrito, corn, tater tots, fruit. Wednesday: Ham and cheese rippers, fresh veggies, fruit. Thursday: Hot dog, chili, Sun Chips, fruit. Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich,...


Joint County meeting scheduled for May 30

Whitman County commissioners and Latah County commissioners will meet for another joint session May 30. The two entities meet from time-to-time to discuss what is happening in each county. “It's just a touch bases meeting,” said Whitman County...


County to rebuild office at Oakesdale

Whitman County Public Works will spend $32,000 to rebuild the office at its Oakesdale shop. The room flooded three times this spring. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-July and will be performed by contractor Dustin K. Siding of Lewiston. The road... Full story


Four new Palouse houses slated for construction

The City of Palouse has granted four permits for new houses in the past six weeks with another expected to be issued after a zoning variance is decided by the city's board of adjustment. The permits are for two houses in the Palouse Cove subdivision...


Wa. State FFA honors Gar/Pal Supt. Johnson

Garfield/Palouse School District Superintendent Calvin Johnson will be honored at the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators Banquet June 28 as administrator of the year. In Johnson's three years as Gar/Pal superintendent, the school has...


County to rebuild office at Oakesdale

Whitman County Public Works will spend $32,000 to rebuild the office at its Oakesdale shop. The room flooded three times this spring. Work is scheduled to begin in mid-July and will be performed by contractor Dustin K. Siding of Lewiston. The road...


Garfield to seek same levy

The Town of Garfield will again run its traditional streets levy for 2017 at the same total it passed at last year – $62,000. The town council approved the amount in its April 12 meeting, to go before voters in August. “We call it a street levy,...


INB donates $1,000 for The Center

Inland Northwest Bank (INB) recently donated $1,000 to The Center at the Colfax Library, which means only $1,000 is needed to meet the goal for renovations and improvements. The bank’s donation was...


26 attend May Colfax Alumni Luncheon

The Colfax alumni luncheon May 9 brought 26 out for lunch. Ralph “Butch” Hodge flew over from Tacoma for the day to visit and promises to bring his wife with him next time. Bob Russell was in the... Full story


Tekoa watch project starts

Tekoa's neighborhood watch program is underway, beginning the first week of April. Enough volunteers have been secured to patrol the whole city, acting on an unofficial schedule. Organizers have divided the city into sections with one of eight...


Penny drive totals $1,831 for libraries

The Reading Bear and the kids at Vicki Hatley’s Daycare in Colfax again topped group donations in the penny drive. Friends of Whitman County Library collected $1,831 in coins during the 2017 penny... Full story


Cool cars, cool weather for 29th Chipman & Taylor show

Allen McSweeney of Colfax, winner of the Crankers class, shows one of the front lamps on his 1923 Model T roadster which he converted to a turn signal. Despite the less than ideal weather,...


COA Volunteers Appreciation Dinner

The Council on Aging hosted its second annual 'Volunteers Appreciation Dinner' Wednesday, May 3, at the Colfax pantry. Margie Anderson, Fiscal and Operations Manager at COA, and Ryan Avery,...


Pullman honors 3 citizens

Pullman City Council Tuesday presented an Outstanding Citizen award to Kaycee Faber, who, on May 5, fought off an attacker after he followed her home and forced his way into her apartment. Faber fought back and was able to force the assailant out of...

 By Anne Lowe    People    May 18, 2017

Endicott plans Flea market

Endicott Endicott Community Club is getting ready for its annual Flea Market May 20. Along with the market will be a Relay for Life bake sale at the Endicott Food Center. The Market will be on Anderson’s lot across from Endicott Food Center. Plans...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 18, 2017

LaX pupils visit Fort Walla Walla

Lacrosse Third, fourth, and fifth graders visited Fort Walla Walla Wednesday. The students have been studying the western expansion. They saw many exhibits about Lewis and Clark, pioneers and early farming. On May 12, Janelle Guske did an art lesson...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 18, 2017

Dusty honors mothers, grads

Dusty Steve and Becky Camp spent Mother’s Day with their respective mothers. Becky was in Lewiston with her mother, Wanda Rudolph. They attended church and then joined other family members for lunch. Steve took his mother, Donna Camp, to brunch at...


Etcetera May 18

Cowboy poets, Western music set at Dahmen The Palouse Country Cowboy Poetry Association's spring performance will be at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m. This performance features Dave Wahl and Dave Nordquist as poets and Jim Aasen,... Full story


My Favorite Recipes: Nathan Weller

Nathan Weller is the youngest and longest-serving member of the Pullman City Council. The Poverty Awareness Taskforce was formed six years ago by former County Commissioner Pat O’Neill. The... Full story


Rosalia float makes debut

Rosalia's "Adventures in Candyland" float made its debut on Saturday. Queen Sydney Van Dyke is sitting high on the magic Ice Cream Castle. Princesses Daphne Jacobs and Jillian Bruce ride amongst the... Full story



Sand Road work to resume Work on the the Sand Road project is about to be resumed. The county planned to resume work Wednesday, but could wait until Monday because of the rain. Shut down for winter, the project near Pullman had been expected to... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 18, 2017

Palouse directs water effort for North Palouse River

The City of Palouse has directed its wastewater engineering consultant to focus on a certain area in its quest to solve a state Department of Ecology decree due in December. Tasked with reducing the temperature of its discharge into the North...


N. Palouse eaglets sprout feathers

The eaglets along the N. Palouse river are growing very fast, as is necessary for all birds. For eagles, a 35-day incubation for eggs and 58-98 days for nestling can be used to get the eaglets out on...


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