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Two Avista grants

Two area organizations have received grants to expand their services to the community. The Palouse Discovery Science Center, Pullman, and Syringa Hospital and Clinics, Grangeville, Idaho, are among the recipients of grants in the first quarter round...


How to Divvy Up Your Stuff

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best, conflict-free way to divvy up my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and five grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on... Full story


JES Kindergarten registration set

JES Kindergarten registration screening will be Thursday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the kindergarten teachers, register for the 2013/2014 school year. Help the district determine staffing needs, and get a readiness screening. Call the JES... Full story


Good old days

125 years ago March 23, 1888 Coeur d’Alene lodge, of this city, has commenced preparations for the entertainment of the grand lodge of Knights of Pythias of this jurisdiction which convenes at Colfax on May 15th. A large number of visiting knights... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    March 20, 2013

Gun club presents awards

Endicott Endicott Gun Club completed their 10 weeks of winter shooting on March 17 and held their awards meeting. The results of final day of shooting are Mens, Endicott Gun Club (84) - Travis Schluneger 21, Ed Schultz 21, Brad Hergert 21, Clint...

 By Debbie Casey    People    March 20, 2013

Fund started for Startin infant

Lacrosse The daughter born to Buggy and Chelsey Startin March 7, seven weeks before her due date, is in the neo intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Named Hudson Jade, she is reported to be doing very well. Her projected release... Full story



Ken and Debbie Kilpatrick of Oakesdale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Kilpatrick, to Tyson Carter, son of Mel and Jody Carter of LaCrosse. The couple will be wed at Red Barn Farms in Colton, on Saturday, June 1,... Full story


60th fete for Hiltys set

Gene and Margaret Doty Hilty will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 24, 2013. After they both graduated from Colfax High School in 1952, they were married at the Colfax Methodist Church March 6, 1953. They made their home in... Full story



SJ Easter Egg Hunt The St. John Easter egg hunt will be March 30 at 10 a.m. in the city park. It is open to all youngsters through the third grade level. Sponsored by St. Johnbusinesses and residents, the hunt is organized by the St. John-Endicott...


My Favorite Recipes By Linda Marler

Meet Jessica Loftus, Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Jessica Loftus has been working at Whitman Hospital in the medical laboratory for almost nine years, longer than she has been in one place in her life. Born in Germany, Jessica lived in Florida...


Girls compete for Distinguished Young Woman title

Eleven Colfax junior girls will compete for the Distinquished Young Woman title for Colfax next Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the CHS auditorium. Theme for this year’s competition will be “The Incredibles.” The competiton will also offer $3,...

 By Sally Ousley    News    March 20, 2013

CAC seeks grant that could assist 4,500 people

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved for submission a $95,209 Community Development Block Grant by the Community Action Center of Whitman County in Pullman. The Washington State Community Development Block Grant program provides money for ser...


Tekoa installs new shop furnace

A new heating system has been installed in Tekoa’s former city shop. The two 20-foot long circular radiant propane heaters replace a 1982 furnace which sat in one corner of the shop. The project will be paid for through a Whitman County Economic...


Pullman egg hunt set

Pullman Parks & Recreation, Pullman Kiwanis Club and many local businesses will sponsor the 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kruegel Park for children ages 1-9 years old Saturday, March 30. Ages 1-4 will start at 10 a.m. and ages 5-9 will begin at...


It is just a training mission

According to photographer Bill Myers of Colfax, this helicopter from Fairchild Air Force Base used the Colfax Airport to train pilots to land in crosswinds. This mission took place on Monday, March 18....


On the record

Colfax building permits Church of the Nazarene, 1105 N. Morton, demolition of residence, March 15. Ed Glaser, 714 Crestview, gas furnace, March 15. Heather Cammack, 508 N. Mill, replace front porch, March 18. County building permits Bruce Beeson,...


Company seeks players for Colfax grads grid game

Alumni Athletics USA of Anderson, S.C. is promoting a full contact alumni football game between former players of Colfax High School and Liberty High School. It is set to be played Saturday, May 18, at Colfax High School. AAUSA Coordinator Cammeron...


Bruce Cameron: Spelling Boy

Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2008. When I was in third grade, I was beaten up on the playground for winning the spelling bee. Back then, I thought of myself as a pretty tough kid, but I didn’t have a chance in...


Oakesdale academic gains earn honor from governor

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn honored 12 Washington schools for winning national awards at a ceremony at the governor’s mansion March 13. One recipient was Oakesdale Elementary,... Full story



Positive focus Okay, I for one, am sick and tired of the negative anonymous comments about the flags that decorate our Colfax Streets. I cannot believe that there has been so much criticism over flags that add much to our aging downtown. If you do... Full story


Don Brunell

One-Stop Tax Collection Makes Sense Regulations are like bricks. One brick doesn’t weigh that much, but as you add more bricks, the load gets heavier and heavier until eventually it becomes a crushing burden that slows progress to a crawl....


Rich Lowry

Hugo Chavez’s Cheering Section Let us pause and reflect. The left’s favorite self-aggrandizing thug has shed this mortal coil. Hugo Chavez, R.I.P. All the country’s least-reflective and most-reflexive ideologues of the left immediately issued...


Illegal voting could be big business

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments whether or not voters need to prove citizenship to register to vote. What’s the big deal? Not requiring citizenship to vote could be good for the economy. Forget the curmudgeons and old fogies who see voting...


Bulletin Column

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 updated. COLFAX CLEANUP WEEK Mayor Todd Vanek announced...


Cowgirl trio, yodeler set for Empire Theater

Award-winning Western trio Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at Tekoa’s Empire Theatre as part of their farewell tour. They will be joined by champion yodeler and vocalist Judy Coder and cowboy poet, pianist and humorist Dave... Full story


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