Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

TriboTEX

Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 59



 By Kara Davidson    News    March 7, 2019
Natalie Fisher

Board places 6-month stop on new marijuana sites

Monday afternoon the commissioners' room at the courthouse was packed and overflowing for the 2:15 p.m. session to consider a marijuana moratorium. Board President Art Swannack allowed for public comm...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 7, 2019

$12,551,921: Colfax Schools project goes to Oregon contractor

Colfax school board Tuesday night approved a base bid of $12,551,923 for school construction work from Wellens Farwell Construction of Enterprise, Ore. The number represents a base bid, which was submitted along with a list of 17 alternate bids,...

 
 By Kara Davidson    News    March 7, 2019

Schools face toll from snow days

With a light sprinkling of snow here and there throughout the winter, snow-days didn't seem like something to worry about this year in Whitman County. January stayed close to average both for...

 
Uniontown Sausage Feed 2019

Uniontown sausage feed brings 1,300

The 66th Uniontown Sausage Feed went off Sunday, March 3, with an estimated 1,300 people served a meal of sausage, sauerkraut, rolls, applesauce, potatoes, pickles, cross-cut green beans and pie at...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 7, 2019

Selway rescinds zone request

Selway Holdings, LLC, Pullman, notified the county planning department at 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Feb. 27, that they were withdrawing their application for a zone change from agricultural to light industrial on Country Club Road. Subsequently,...

 

Rosalians injured in 195 rollover

Two Rosalia residents were taken by ambulance to Whitman Hospital after they were injured in a rollover accident Monday night on Highway 195 approximately six miles north of Colfax. According to the report by Trooper Rob Aucutt, a 2006 Nissan...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 7, 2019

Colfax district monitors snow

As snow has fallen and fallen again throughout February, Colfax school district's summer construction calendar has remained despite a series of late session starts. The schedule, which puts the start...

 

Collision takes life

A car-semi truck collision on Highway 26 three miles east of Washtucna Wednesday morning. Feb. 27, took the life of a Soap Lake driver. The deceased was identified at Kaylyn F. Bossert, 29, Soap Lake. According to the Washington State Patrol report,...

 

WAWG meet Monday

Whitman County Association of Wheat Growers will meet at noon March 11 at Eddy’s Restaurant in Colfax. Michael Pumphrey, WSU spring wheat breeder, will be in attendance....

 

St. Ignatius on sale block again

Another trustee’s sale on the courthouse steps has been scheduled for the former St. Ignatius Hospital building in Colfax. The sale has been scheduled for April 12 by Elizabeth Tellessen who has served as trustee for the sale agreement for the hosp...

 

Bridges slated to be replaced

Two county bridge replacement projects are in the works for June or early July. A crew will replace the 1900 wood Bonnie Bridge on Siegel Road north of Pine City and another wood bridge at Thornton depot, on Sunset Road. Permits are expected in the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 7, 2019
Taylor Thomas

Colton girls take tenth state title

Not a word was said during the shootaround before the second half. The Colton girls were down 31-15 to Pomeroy in the 1B state championship game at Spokane Arena. The mission was set, the four senior...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 7, 2019
Wesley Castanon

Oakesdale finishes sixth in state

Their first opponent was drifting snow. Their second was Tulalip Heritage, which Oakesdale beat in a first round elimination game at Spokane Arena on their way to a four-game run at state, finishing s...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 7, 2019
Blake Jones

Gar/Pal eliminated in first round

A shifting lineup and a late push by Garfield/Palouse to re-take the lead – coming from 10 points down – ended in a 54-51 loss to Naselle, eliminating the Vikings in the first round at state at...

 

Free speech?

President Donald Trump has vowed he will soon release an executive order on free speech. Ostensively, the mandate would, among other things, deny federal funding to institutions deemed in violation of it. It has not yet been released, but reportedly...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: March 7, 2019

Pet Peeves Misplaced priorities: Colfax School District more concerned with construction dates than student safety. Other schools closed. Okeydokes Those who clear snow from their sidewalks and those who clear their neighbor’s w...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Equal-Opportunity Skepticism

Let's be fair to Donald Trump. No, seriously. That's not a joke. When it comes time to judge the presidential candidates, we should remember what they say about geese and ganders, and apply the same standards to all members of this growing gaggle....

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Why the Robert Kraft Bust Matters

Robert Kraft's name will now long be associated with one of the most despicable scourges of modern life, and rightly so. The New England Patriots owner is charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida massage parlor busted as part of a...

 

Wildfires Spark Renewed Debate over Underground Power Lines

November’s Camp Wildfire was California’s deadliest, killing 86 people and destroying 14,000 homes along with more than 500 businesses. The financial fallout is forcing PG&E, northern California’s electric utility, to seek Chapter 11...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    March 7, 2019

A Tempest in the Testimony

I normally watch the news as I brew my morning cup of tea. As we were experiencing a significant winter storm, I was anxious to check school closures and road conditions. I was disappointed to find all news channels filled with Michael Cohen’s...

 

On The Record: March 7, 2019

MARRIAGE LICENSES Edward Max Nellis, 53, and Lennore Jean Huff, 51, both of LaCrosse, Feb. 19. Chandler Dane Hartley, 21, and Jennifer Oleta Crawford, 26, both Pullman, Feb. 20. REAL ESTATE SALES Michelle Beach and Ryan Schu for the estate of Nancy...

 

Bulletin Column: March 7, 2019

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...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 07/22/2019 00:10