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 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019
James Hahn

Virtual reality at Colfax H.S.

A new virtual-reality program funded by a state grant at the Colfax library made its way to Colfax High School Monday, taking a group of juniors through a demonstration of the path of blood. The...

 

Derby returns fishing to St. John

The Kids Fishing Derby at Heritage Hardware in St. John is back Saturday for its second year after drawing about 150 youths last year in the age-old conflict of man versus nature; nature being trout stocked in pools in the lot next to the store....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019

Local districts watch state on levy matter

The question up to 2018 was, 'Will it get fixed?' This year it is, 'Will it get fixed, again?' The statewide issue known as McCleary, which has loomed over school district funding since the 2012 Washington Supreme Court decision that gave it its...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Dusty rancher receives $33,861 for Alkali Creek project

The Whitman Conservation District was awarded $33,861 by the Washington Department of Ecology to protect and improve water quality in Alkali Flat Creek. The funds cover the costs associated with...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Regional housing report shows need for affordability

Some of the first information from the Palouse Regional Housing Needs Assessment was presented at the Inland Northwest Partners meeting March 27, covering housing availability and affordability in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019
Matthew Johnson

Johnson makes partner at law firm

Matthew Johnson has been named a new partner at Carpenter, McGuire & DeWulf law office in Colfax. He joined the firm in 2014 after graduating from St. Louis University Law School that May. Johnson...

 

Columbia Straw names manager

Columbia Straw Supply of Starbuck, a company that purchases and sells wheat straw from local suppliers for manufacturing projects, has announced the appointment of David Eller as its new general manager. Columbia Straw has been collecting a supply...

 

Weekend wind launches Colfax track pads

Strong winds during Friday night's rain and thunder storm lifted the thick landing pads for the high jump and pole vault at the Colfax High School track. One of the pads traveled the length of the pla...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Observers serve as eyes, ears at gov't meetings

While most public government meetings don’t usually draw a big crowd of spectators, there is a group of people who shoulder the responsibility of keeping government open, sitting through meetings as possibly the only representative of the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019

Colfax board meets following break

The Colfax School board met Monday night for its regular bi- weekly meeting and took in updated policies to consider, listened to a speech by an FFA state competitor and heard the student ASB report from representative Kylie Kackman. Superintendent...

 

15th litter pickup slated in Pullman

City of Pullman Stormwater Services and the Palouse Conservation District will celebrate Earth Day with the 15th annual Pullman stream clean-up on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will check-in at Spring Street Park, next to the...

 

Animal C & C week observance

Animal Care & Control Association during the week of April 7-13 celebrates and promotes professionalism amongst animal care and control professionals nationwide. Pullman Police Department gives special recognition to Code Enforcement Officers...

 
Blake Bodey

Bulldogs win Cascade Cup with two wins at Kittitas

Colfax baseball team booked two wins Saturday to bring home the Cascade Cup from the four-team invitational at Kittitas. Colfax blanked Toledo 10-0 in the first game and then stopped Kittitas 16-5 in...

 

Oakesdale girls, Colfax boys top big SE meet at Pomeroy

Oakesdale girls rolled up 153.5 points to dominate a SE district meet at Pomeroy Tuesday. Asotin girls booked 147, SJEL 88.5, Colfax 69, Garfield/Palouse 19 and Tekoa/Rosalia 12. Colfax boys totaled 147.16 for a win on their side of the meet with a...

 

Eagles baseball drops 2 to Pirates

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse baseball team played a doubleheader at Pomeroy Saturday, April 6, losing 23-2 and 18-1. In game one, Eagles hits came from Dylan Campbell and Conr Hergert. In the second, Campbell and Doug Stach each got hits. The...

 

Asotin teams top Clarkston meet

Both Asotin teams booked wins in the SE District opener March 20 at Clarkston. The Panther boys rolled up 152.33 points for a big edge over number-two Colfax at 101.5. Other county teams on the boys side were Tekoa/Rosalia with 40 and Oakesdale with...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    April 11, 2019

Vikings baseball starts off at 3-0

Back for 2019, amidst snow-outs followed by rainouts, of eight games on its original schedule, the Garfield/Palouse baseball team has gotten in a doubleheader against Touchet and a game against St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse at LaCrosse. They are...

 

Rains take toll on multiple sports events for county schools

A Colfax golf team outing to Colville Tuesday and a non-league softball game with Freeman Wednesday were cancelled, according to schedule updates Tuesday from Colfax Athletic Director Nathan Holbrook. The district golf round at Colville would have...

 

Good Old Days: April 11, 2019

125 years ago The Commoner, April 6, 1894 There was excitement in the town of Tekoa for several hours last Tuesday, and if a cyclone had struck the Commercial State Savings Bank of that place, and carried the building, along with the bank officers,...

 

Bulletin Column: April 11, 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...

 

Climate change: Inslee could help boost awareness

Governor Jay Inslee is running for the presidency of the United States. He is one of the now 20 candidates from the Democratic party seeking the job. So far, his candidacy is lost in the crowd of other hopefuls. His main reason for running for the...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: April 11, 2019

Pet Peeves The bridge by the sewer plant is horrible. Fix it....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Offense to Defense

Donald Trump's enemies are in agony after Bob Mueller's probe did not uncover sufficient evidence that candidate Trump and his people had colluded with the Russians. Meanwhile, he and his supporters are in a vengeful bliss. But not so fast: There is...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Pelosi is Driving the Border Crisis

When historians look back to this era, they will wonder why we insisted on outsourcing our border control to a foreign country. President Donald Trump's threat to close down the southern border with Mexico isn't a sign of strength, but of...

 

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