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 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Marijuana moratorium extended for second time

Whitman County commissioners voted Monday to extend the marijuana moratorium another six months while the planning commission finishes its work on a proposed ordinance. The extension is the second for the moratorium – which commissioners put in...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    March 5, 2020

River system study open for comment

On Feb. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration released the Columbia River System draft Environmental Impact Study. Now that the EIS has been m...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 5, 2020

Garfield to re-start own department:

The policing agreement between Garfield and Palouse will end March 15 after 11 years. The two towns, which have renewed the agreement twice, were in the process of another renewal when the outlook changed. Garfield will now hire an officer to...

 

Pardon our dust: Changes to Gazette layout

With the ‘Gazette torch’ being passed to Free Press Publishing based in Cheney, the layout of the Gazette is seeing some adjustments. Now split into an A and B sections, the Gazette will post the opinion page on 4A and move sports to the B...

 

Auger and tower

The auger and tower stands Feb. 21 on two of the coming Dusty grain pads project. Construction began last September, for the McCoy Land Company/PNW project which will include grain piles, truck...

 

Health Department counsels on coronavirus

The Whitman County Health Department is advising residents to be aware and take basic precautions for the potential arrival of the coronavirus in the county. The disease, also know as COVID-19, began in China, with the first confirmed case in...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    March 5, 2020

Palouse Knowledge Corridor receives funding from county .09 funds

On Monday, March 2, during the Whitman County Commissioner Board meeting, commissioners passed the motion to award $10,000 per year for the next two-years in public facilities .09 funds to the Palouse Knowledge Corridor for help and funding a...

 

Good Old Days: March 5, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner March 8, 1895 The members of the Colfax band have been busy the last few days arranging their plans for building an opera house. A number of meetings have been held and within a week probably the details of their...

 

A word from the new owner

You’ve read that your hometown newspaper has been sold. You’ve been told that newspapers are failing. You may have even heard “print is dead.” Now, you are concerned local news and sports coverage will be disappear. You’re worried that that...

 

Gazette Sale Timely Good News

After 30 years at the helm, Gazette Publisher Gordon Forgey announced last week his paper was sold to journalist Roger Harnack, a partner of Free Press Publishing based in Cheney, Wash. This is great news for a retiring publisher and even better...

 

Unbiased

Gordon, thanks for your unbiased service to the Gazette readers over the years and I do hope the new owners will not be biased as most newspapers are. To the typical Seattle reader of the Gazette who complained about depicting Bernie Sanders as an...

 

Legislators Must Find Better Ways to Reduce CO2

Washington and Oregon lawmakers want to end their legislative sessions; however, accounting for the costs of carbon emissions is a major road block. In Salem, rural Republican senators are boycotting session and thereby denying majority Democrats a...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    March 5, 2020

Bunyard Automotive closes doors in Colfax

On Feb. 27, Bunyard Automotive closed its two year run in Colfax after setting up July 2018 in the former location of Lube Plus. Jacob Bunyard, owner and founder of Bunyard Automotive, said the change...

 

Colfax school wins at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

The Colfax High School jazz band competed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Feb. 29 for the first time since 1997 and took first place. The Colfax jazz band was named the B Senior Instrumental Winner after a day of competition. The students were...

 

Fire destroys Pullman mobile home

Pullman firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire Tuesday afternoon. Pullman police officers immediately got the neighbors to evacuate their residences as fire crews There were no injuries. The mobile home was destroyed and an...

 
Leona J. Ailor

Leona J. Ailor

Leona J. Ailor, 89, a resident of Deary, Idaho, died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at her rural Deary home. Leona was born on Feb. 4, 1931, in Potlatch, Idaho, to Ferris (Shorty) and Eva (Young)... Full story

 

Beverly Hope Glass

Beverly Hope Glass, 77, Palouse, died on Jan. 17, 2020, at her home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Palouse Federated Church with Rev. Corey Laughary officiating. A reception will follow after the service....

 
Richard McCully

Dick McCully

Richard (Dick) Eugene McCully passed away on March 3, 2020, at the age of 86. He was born January 8, 1934, to Elmer (Curly) McCully and Lena (Smith) McCully in Colfax. He spent his early life on the...

 

Shirley Tulin

Shirley Ellen (Bergland) Tulin, long time Colfax resident, passed away March 3, 2020, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax. She was 86. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be... Full story

 

Bulletin Column: March 5, 2020

These reports are from the previous three 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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