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  • Legals

    Apr 1, 2015

    NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Whitman County Public Works proposes to reconstruct an approximate 3.9 mile portion of Sand Road located approximately 3-4 miles southeast of Pullman, Washington in Sections 23 and 24, Township 14 N., Range 45 E. and Sections 19, 20, 17 and 8, Township 14 N.,...

  • Bulletin Column

    Apr 1, 2015

    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. TWO HURT IN S-CURVES AREA The driver and a passenger were taken by ambulance to Whitman Hospital Saturday afternoon from the scene of an accident on Highway 195 south of Colfax. Breanna R. Benson, Kent, was the driver of the car, and Amber Randall, Covington, was a passenger. According to the Washington State Patrol report, Benson was driving...

  • Obituaries

    Apr 1, 2015

    Thomas Spangler, 79, Viola, Idaho, died March 26, 2015. Born in February, 1936, in Carlton, Mich., to Earl and Ethel Spangler, he moved with his family to Dearborn, Mich., in late 1937 where they lived until they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in 1945. They then landed in Potlatch, Idaho, and settled in Viola where he went to the one-room country school house.  He finished up his schooling as a sophomore in Moscow before going to work for Potlatch Forest Industries. He married Margaret Price in September 1954 and they briefly lived in Pot... Full story

  • Pastor's Corner

    Apr 1, 2015

    All of us have asked ourselves this question, “Why was I born?” or another similar one like “Why am I here?” or “What is my purpose?” When we think about Easter coming up this Sunday, we should ask what does the Bible say is the reason why Jesus Christ was born, why did He come to earth, and what was His purpose? In the Bible, Jesus is called: “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8b). God decreed that from the beginning that Jesus, the Son of God, would come to this world and die on the Cross of Calvary. The Ol... Full story

  • Good Old Days

    Apr 1, 2015

    8 years ago The Commoner April 4, 1890 It will not be long till the census enumerator will ask you all sorts of impertinent questions and what is worse you will have to answer them or pay a fine. One feature especially impertinent is whether your property is mortgaged or not. Willis & Owings, the photographers, are having a great rush of business during the pleasant weather, and are turning out some finely executed work. Their photographs will compare favorably with any of the studios on the coast. While the Snake River Fruit Growers Associat...

  • Menus

    Apr 1, 2015

    Week of April 6 to 10 SENIOR MENUS: Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday - Easter Dinner: Baked ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, green beans, apple pie. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday - Birthday Party: Baked ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, green beans, birthday dessert. Palouse-Palouse Community Center: Wednesday - Easter Dinner: Baked ham with pineapple, scalloped potatoes, green beans, apple pie. Pullman-Pullman Senior Center: Monday - Spanish meatballs, rice, California blended vegetables, citrus fruit blend....

  • Tekoa students survey exhibits

    Apr 1, 2015

    Following the surveys, the entire sixth grade class participated in two follow-up activities. They learned about alcohol and tobacco industry advertising tactics that purposefully target youth. They also created their own personal slogan, much like businesses do, that promoted themselves as being strong. Slogans included “Be happy and change the world,” “Never stop Dreaming,” “Love, Trust and be Yourself,” “Keep your white boots Clean” and many others. Healthy Tekoa Coalition and students in... Full story

  • library calendar

    Apr 1, 2015

    Thursday, April 2 Rosalia (2 p.m.) and Tekoa (6 p.m.) — Internet Selling — Learn from two experienced online sellers how to supplement your family’s income with Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Set-up help and Q & A session are available at the end of the class. Friday, April 3 Uniontown — 1:30 p.m. — Internet Selling — Learn from two experienced online sellers how to supplement your family’s income with Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Set-up help and Q & A session are available at the end of the class. Saturday, April 4 Palouse (11 a.m.) and Albion (2 p.m...

  • Indian wars class set at library

    Apr 1, 2015

    Cataldo Mission, the site of a treaty signed by Colonel George Wright and the Coeur d’Alene Indians The Indian Wars of 1858 will be discussed on Tuesdays, April 7 to May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Colfax Library. Cost is $35 for the six-week series with pre-registration available at the library....

  • My favorite recipes By Linda Marler

    Apr 1, 2015

    Rob and Heather Lustig live southwest of Colfax in a craftsman-style house built in the 1880’s with a basement added in the 1940’s. Country living suits them well, with space for four boys and various animals. The Lustig’s have remodeled, redecorated, added a front porch, increased the size of the basement and landscaped. This is truly their home. Spring brings on the task of painting the house, finishing two years of intense work. Since the focus has been on their house, this summer the focus...

  • Rosalia selects 2015 royalty

    Apr 1, 2015

    New Rosalia royalty, from the left: First Princess Gensen Merritt; Queen McKenzie Dempsey; Second Princess Sara Frost, and Third Princess Sarah Billings. Rosalia Chamber of Commerce presented “Miss Rosalia is on the Red Carpet” at the Rosalia High School Gym Sunday. Collin Pittmann, MC of the event, welcomed everyone for the afternoon. The opening routine was performed by the 2015 Miss Rosalia contestants, Gensen Merritt, Sarah Billings, McKenzie Dempsey and Sara Frost to the song Material Gir...

  • Bruce Appel visits

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 1, 2015

    Dusty Bruce Appel, Hamilton, Mass., spent the weekend with his parents, Dick and Helen Appel. Sunday afternoon a potluck was held in his honor. Those attending were Phil Appel, Spokane; Eric and Shannon Appel and Sarah, Kyle and Sidney; Dusty, Caroline and Rob Kunkel, Zack, Kade, Elly and Luciene, Pullman; Neil and Liz Appel, Josh, Noemi and Issac, Dusty; Lisa and Travis Frei, Miriam, Rachel, Emma and Collete, Colfax....

  • Merritt attends California service

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 1, 2015

    Hooper Betty and Conly Merritt spent March 17 to 24 in Fort Jones, Calif., to attend the funeral of Betty's mother, Eleanor Iten. They stayed with Betty's sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill Hammer. Eleanor had spent the last several winters living in Hooper. She died in Colfax, March 14, after a brief illness.... Full story

  • Eggs in Endicott

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Endicott Easter Egg hunt will be at the Trinity Luthern Church at 10 a.m. All are welcome....

  • Etcetera

    Apr 1, 2015

    Reynolds wins Easter basket Bob Reynolds was the winner of this year’s Easter basket contest sponsored by the Colfax and Community Fund Drive. Close to $600 was raised this year through the event. The money goes to support agencies that help local families and individuals in the fund drive. Penny drive slated Whitman County Library’s annual penny drive will be April 12- 30 in observance of National Library Week April 12-18. Each of the 14 library branches will collect money to fund programs or...

  • Washtucna class to roll to Portland

    Apr 1, 2015

    Washtucna seniors will travel to Portland April 3-5 for their senior trip. Seniors have participated in multiple fund-raisers throughout the year in preparation for this trip. They hosted feeds at every home game or worked at "the shack." They also had various other fund-raisers including a Little Caesar’s Pizza sale and school hat days on Fridays. In all, seniors have raised more than $3,500 toward the cost of the senior trip. The trip will take them to Tigard, Ore. There they will check in to the hotel and spend the night. Saturday morning t... Full story

  • Garfield Easter plans booked

    Apr 1, 2015

    What do eggs and bunnies have to do with Easter? Garfield Christian Fellowship will answer that question at their Easter celebration on April 5. Festivities will begin with an Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. and a visit from the Easter bunny. "We want to do this for the whole community," said Pastor Dean Walker. "Everyone is invited." At 10 a.m. Easter brunch will commence with Banana Foster french toast, raspberry blintzes, homemade pastries and much more. Immediately following brunch will be a mime clown communion service. This is a very...

  • State parks offer two free April days

    Apr 1, 2015

    Washington State Parks and Recreation will offer two days in April when visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks. The two dates are Saturday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day. The Discover Pass legislation provided 12 free days each year....

  • Solid rock stops bore job

    Apr 1, 2015

    An excavation and boring project on S. Main March 26 was called off when crews determined solid rock is under Main Street in the area just north of the Cooper Street bridge. The project was scheduled to install a two-inch gas line into Colfax Body Repair to serve a new, larger painting booth in the shop. Traffic markers were placed to restrict Main Street traffic to two lanes, but excavation never started. Another course of action will be taken. Scott Pittman said the new painting facility will be able to produce 1.2 million... Full story

  • Pullman Building Supply plans grand opening April 13

    Apr 1, 2015

    A new Pullman Building Supply location at 400 SE Fairmount is set to open on April 13. Pullman Building Supply is a sister location to Moscow Building Supply located at 760 N. Main in Moscow and has been serving homeowners and professional contractors on the Palouse since 1958. Pat Garrett, president, said the company will add more than 60 new employees by the time it opens after the nearly year-long construction project. Tyler Garrett, vice president, said the new store will be a complete Home Center with many new departments including a... Full story

  • ‘Maker space’ building would need major funding

    Sally Ousley, Gazette Reporter|Apr 1, 2015

    Port of Whitman County continues to explore its “maker space” project. Whitman County Finance Director Gary Petrovich reported he and Port Executive Director Joe Poire talked recently about the county loaning .09 funds with little or no interest to the port for the “maker space” project building. A very preliminary estimate of the project cost for the space is at $4.5 million. Petrovich said any funding agreement with the port will still require the county to keep in mind its original agreement with Hawkins Company for commercial development at... Full story

  • Port eyes expansion at Central Ferry

    Sally Ousley, Gazette Reporter|Apr 1, 2015

    Port of Whitman County officials are looking into a possible expansion of port facilities at Central Ferry. The port has its eye on 120 acres of Army Corps of Engineers land located north of the port site at Central Ferry plus the long-closed Central Ferry Park. The Central Ferry park, which is located across Highway 127 from the port’s developed property, has been closed to the public for several years. Port Executive Director Joe Poire reported port commissioners and staff have discussed whether the port should look at the potential uses of A... Full story

  • New river barbs at work

    Apr 1, 2015

    The five river barbs which were installed last fall on the North Fork of the Palouse River by city crews were doing their job last Friday when the river was running at full force following heavy rains last week. Located downstream from Glenwood, the barbs were installed to counter erosion at the sharp turn in the river.... Full story

  • Permits

    Apr 1, 2015

    Real estate sales Larry D. Gardner, Oakesdale, to Patrick R.E. and Michele A. Wright, Oakesdale, five retail lots in Oakesdale, $32,000, March 24. LNV Corporation, Plano, Texas, to Tyrel John and Sara Lucille Burnett, Pullman, house on SE Taylor Street in Pullman, $187,000, March 24. Margorie L. Chorlton, Portland, Ore., to Kyle N. and Lisa M. Hawley, Moscow, unincorporated land, $510,000, March 27. Brett Keller, Colfax, to Edward J. and Brenda L. Getz, Colfax, house on E. Pines, $137,000, March 27. Edward J. and Brenda L. Getz, Colfax, to... Full story

  • Bruce Cameron

    Apr 1, 2015

    Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2010. My neighbor Tom is going on the “caveman diet,” which he believes will improve his athletic performance if he ever does anything athletic. “See, we’re surrounded by all these chemicals and processed foods,” Tom told me, so excited he momentarily stopped coating his hotdog with aerosol cheese. “But on the caveman diet, you go back to eating the way we did when there were dinosaurs roaming the land.” “I think if we had been around when dinosaurs roamed the land, they would...

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