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Legals March 17

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) The Town of Malden issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Malden Shoreline Master Program...

 By Kara McMurray    News    March 16, 2016

'LightRecycle' reaches one million mark

Just more than a year after its inception in Washington state, the LightRecycle program has reached one million lights recycled through its program. According to a press release, the program allows people to recycle up to 10 fluorescent lights or...


library calendar March 17

Thursday, March 17 Albion – 5:30 p.m. – Knit Night – Learn to knit or bring a project to work on. Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Friday, March 18 Endicott, Palouse,... Full story


Seek file for WSU conduct board

Steven Graham, Spokane attorney, has filed a motion asking court approval to release information he gathered for the defense of Jessie Heredia, the WSU student who had faced a charge of second degree rape before it was dismissed last week in court.... Full story


Luke Moore named presidential scholar

Luke Moore, a graduating senior at Colton High School, has been named a Career and Technical Education candidate as part of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Luke is the son of Nathan and... Full story


Good Old Days March 17

An April, 1950, downtown Colfax street scene. From left is a flower shop, Colfax Hotel and coffee shop and Butler-Miller Insurance. 125 years ago The Commoner March 13, 1891 F. W. Webster has complete... Full story


Obituaries March 17

ROGER E. SWALLEY Roger E. Swalley, 70, a longtime Colfax area resident, died March 11, 2016, in Colfax. No services are planned at this time. He was born Sept. 28, 1945, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Carl...


Savvy Senior: Elder Mediation Can Help Families Resolve Caregiving Conflicts

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother – who just turned 82 – recently had a stroke, and to make matters worse, my two siblings and I have been perpetually arguing... Full story


Menus: Week of March 21-25

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken patty, BBQ beans, french fries, fruit. Tuesday: Beef dippers, rice, green beans, fruit. Wednesday: Deli sandwich, Sun Chips, Caesar salad, fruit. Thursday: Bulldog burger, cheese slice, french fries, fruit. Friday: G... Full story


Pastor's Corner: God Provides a Refuge

A moral society produces a just and impartial Justice system. The only problem is what we think we know about Justice is not always what the Lord declares to be Justice. The Book of Joshua chapter 20 provided six cities of refuge in Israel for... Full story

 By Kara McMurray    News    March 16, 2016

Colfax Eagles offer four scholarships

The Colfax Eagles announced plans to offer four scholarships totaling $3,000 to graduating Colfax seniors. They plan on awarding two $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships for students to attend a two-year, four-year or technical college....


Maley on Whitworth roll

Brian Maley of Rosalia has been named to the Whitworth University Provost's Honor Roll for fall semester 2016 by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester....


Oakesdale Ag Mechanic team places second

Oakesdale Ag Mechanics team for the last month has been participating in weekly competitions. The competitions vary, but include parts identification, small engines, welding, legal land descriptions,...

 By Kara McMurray    People    March 16, 2016

Art Walk registration open

Registration for artists and businesses opened for the annual Pullman Art Walk which will mark its seventh year May 12-14. Artist registration is open to anyone in Whitman County or Latah County or with ties to greater Palouse, said Joanna Bailey,...


City OKs McDonald contract

A contract with Colfax Golf Club for mowing and upkeep of the city’s McDonald Park was approved by the Colfax City Council March 7. The contract sum will be $20,000, the same amount which was set last year when the contract was introduced. One new...


Etcetera March 17

55th egg hunt set at Kruegel Pullman Parks & Recreation, Pullman Kiwanis Club and many local businesses will sponsor the 55th annual Egg Hunt at Kruegel Park for children ages 1-9 years old Saturday, March 26, 2016. Ages 1-4 will start at 10 a.m.... Full story


New Libri grant books set for library branches

New books valued at $3,600 are headed to children in three Whitman County communities thanks to funding from the Libri Foundation in partnership with Junior Library Guild. This year, Whitman County... Full story


Azusa Pacific honorees

Area residents who made the academic deans' list at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif., with a fall term grade point average of 3.5 or higher included Sarah Bofenkamp of Palouse, an English major; Jenae Bone and Corey Langerveld, both...


Child screening dates

St. John and Endicott school districts will conduct the annual screening for children up to age five March 28 in Endicott and March 31 in St. John. The screening includes tests of the motor area, cognitive area, vision, hearing and speech and...


Micah Kinard sentenced to six months in jail

Micah Kinard, 39, Pullman, was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty in superior court Friday morning to amended charges of possession of heroin and negligent driving. Kinard was sentenced after the court was informed that he had...


Business showcase applicants sought

Applications for presenters for the spring Palouse Knowledge Corridor business showcase are now being accepted. Entrepreneurs, those starting or who have recently started small business ventures, who are interested in showcasing their business ideas...


Monsanto sum aids Oakesdale FFA

Oakesdale High School’s FFA has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Waverly and Amy Warwick of...


Lustig serves as page in Senate

Brandon Lustig, an eighth grader from Colfax, spent a week working as a page in the Washington State Senate in Olympia. One of 29 students who served as pages for the eighth week of the session, he...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 16, 2016

Bennett memorial fund goes to Children's Miracle Network

Lacrosse All proceeds from a recent pool tournament at the Pastime Tavern were donated to a memorial for Trevor Bennett who was fatally injured last summer in a traffic accident. His parents, Jim and Dena Bennett, are donating the funds to the...


More work on 26 bridge

Some additional work has been scheduled this year for the Highway 26 spur bridge on the north end of Colfax, City Administrator Mike Rizzitiello told the city council March 7. Steel support beams were installed under the bridge last year to provide...


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