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 By Garth Meyer    News    April 18, 2019

Jail building, roads: Board approves two state of emergency declarations

Whitman County Commissioners approved Monday two emergency declarations, the first for the jail building which houses the coroner’s office and information technology after a problem with sewage backup. The second was for incorporated and...

 

Community fair kicks off in St. John

The St. John Community Fair rolls out next week, gearing up as early as Tuesday for an event which is treated by many as the warm-up for the Spokane Junior Stock Show. In addition to the sights and tastes at the fairground Thursday through Sunday,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 18, 2019

Palouse River water recedes

The North Fork of the Palouse River is back to normal levels this week after a surge at Palouse April 9-10. The water crested at noon Wednesday, April 10, with the Lions Club Park near the car wash submerged along with much of Hayton Greene Park ...

 

County adds $100,000 to grandstand project

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved an extension of .09 funds to the Palouse Empire Fair, a total of $100,000 for additional over-excavation work at the fairgrounds on the new grandstand project. Workers have determined that a more extensive...

 

Plowing bee at Mockonema

The Old Time Farming Days will return to Mockonema across from the Palouse Empire Fairground this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. Teams of draft horses and mules will be hitched to harrows, plows, seeders and fertilizer spreaders to sow the 15...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019

Garden club, seed bank support local gardeners

With spring in the air, it is time to start thinking about what seeds are going in the ground. To encourage those with green thumbs of all shades, a new garden club has sprouted and the dormant seed bank project is blooming once more. Malden library...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019
Science on Ice

Science on Ice: LaCrosse students learn physics, science, skating at Palouse ice rink

How does an ice skater spin? What is friction and how does it work? What is the difference between regular ice and dry ice? LaCrosse fifth through eighth graders now have a better understanding of...

 
Deputy Justin DeRosier

DeRosier killed on duty: County pays tribute to former deputy

Blue ribbons were tied in front of the courthouse Monday morning in tribute for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier who was fatally shot while on duty Saturday night. DeRosier, 29, a 2012 WSU...

 

Bud Hut manager jailed as cohort in robbery

Jeremy D. West, 45, Troy, Idaho, was booked into jail here at 9:33 a.m. Monday on a probable charge of first-degree theft. West was the clerk at the Bud Hut marijuana store on the Moscow-Pullman Highway who reported he had been robbed the previous...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    April 18, 2019
Terry Snead

An Actor and an Officer

The officer will become the actor again. Terry Snead of the Palouse Police Department will leave his position for the 10th year next week to go to Roanoke Island, North Carolina, to act in summer...

 
Kaylee Hinnenkamp and LouEllen Reed

Both 10th at Nike-Van Kuren: Colfax boys, Oakesdale girls bag track wins

Colfax boys topped 170 points Tuesday to edge Asotin in a nine-team meet that turned out to be the season opener for the Schmuck Park track. Oakesdale girls scored 149 points to edge Asotin by over...

 
Jorja Koerner

Colfax softball squad books 2-1

Colfax softball players finished off a 2-1 run for the week with a 10-2 win on the road Tuesday at Pomeroy. The win over the Pirates follows a split last Friday against league foe Liberty on the WSU...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    April 18, 2019

1B baseball: Vikings beat Touchet, lose to Pomeroy

Playing Tuesday night against Touchet at Asotin (because of field conditions), the Garfield/Palouse baseball team won 15-5 to put their record at 4-1 for the season. At bat, junior Blake Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run for Gar/Pal and five RBIs....

 
Nate Akesson

Bulldogs blank Pirates at Pullman

After being rained out of a league double with Liberty Saturday, Colfax baseball player rolled out a 10-0 shutout Tuesday in a non-league round at Pullman. The Bulldogs stacked 13 hits against the...

 

Gray tops field at Chewelah

Colfax senior Bennett Gray carded a 77 to win medalist honors Tuesday in a district round on the Chewelah course. Augie Allenbach of Colfax and Kristoff Pankey of Davenport finished two strokes back of Gray to share runner-up honors. Gray’s 77 was...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    April 18, 2019

Colton softball beats Potlatch

The Colton softball team swept a doubleheader Monday at home against Potlatch to total four games played in the 2019 season. The date was April 11. Spring break has already happened. Prom has already happened. The team has gotten in three practices...

 

Colfax church offers self-defense class

A self-defense class in a style popularized by the Israeli military will be taught April 27 at the First Baptist Church in Colfax with a class for men and women each. “I’m excited. I think it will be fun,” said Tammy Lewis, co-coordinator for...

 

Colfax north flat project passes heavy water test

The April 9 heavy rainfall turned out to be a test for the new street drain system which was installed last summer on Cedar Street. Public Works Director Matt Hammer said the new surface drain system worked well to get the surface runoff water from t...

 

Bulletin Column: April 18, 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...

 

Not smart enough?

Despite the calendar, tax season is not over. Bernie Sanders has released his returns. Much to his embarrassment and the embarrassment of some of his supporters, he is a millionaire. He has spent much of his career railing against millionaires....

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: April 18, 2019

Okeydokes Congratulations to Tiger Woods!...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    April 18, 2019

The Trump Whack-a-Mole

President Donald Trump obviously loves playing whack-a-mole. You know, like the amusement-park game where once a thingy is knocked back into a hole, another one pops up somewhere nearby. Trump is a political whack-a-mole wizard. Just as his carnival...

 

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