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Legals April 27

NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) 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: Kelly...

 

Good Old Days April 27

125 years ago The Commoner April 22, 1892 Thursday of last week, two droves of horses herded by half breeds with covered wagons passed through Colton en route to some point south. The first drove, which numbered about 40 head, passed through at...

 
 By Kara McMurray    People    April 27, 2017

Chamber plans Wine & Beer Tasting, auction

Tickets are now on sale for the Colfax Chamber of Commerce 17th annual Wine & Micro Beer Tasting & Auction. The event is planned for Friday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds. Individual tickets cost $25, and tables can be...

 

Images conviction

Mathew P. Parsons, 21, Pullman, was sentenced to 17 days in jail April 19 in superior court after he pleaded guilty to a charge of disclosure of intimate images. Parsons was actually sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but the 17 suspended. He was...

 

Burglary suspect arrested

Alvord P. Verley, 31, Spokane, another suspect in the Nov. 23 break-in at the Larry Hood residence south of Pullman on Highway 195, was booked into the county jail here April 19. Verley, who had been wanted on an arrest warrant, was charged Jan. 21... Full story

 

Motorcycle gathering

Motorcycle riders are scheduled to assemble at the First Baptist Church parking lot starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, for the ninth annual Tail of the Snake Ride sponsored by Christian motorcyclists Palouse 3N1 Ridaz. The ride, which can...

 

Lawyers move into new office

City Attorney John Kragt reported to the city council April 17 that the Carpenter, McGuire & DeWulf law firm officially moved into its newly remodeled office on S. Main Monday. The building is the former long-time location of Glaser’s Jewelry. Its... Full story

 

"H'Art of the Palouse" Street banner exhibit slated

Ivy Workman holds the 2014 winning banner. The official logo that adorns the back of every street banner. May is "H'Art of the Palouse" month in downtown Colfax with a variety of ways to participate...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 27, 2017

Garfield/Palouse High School to erect new greenhouse

Ground is set to be broken in May at Garfield/Palouse High School for a new greenhouse. The estimated $65,000 project for the 30x40-foot structure will be paid for by the school district, a $25,000... Full story

 

Colfax senior pass price cut

The Colfax School Board approved a new fee schedule Monday night which includes a cut from $40 to $20 for a senior citizens' annual sports pass. The pass allows for a year's entry to basketball, wrestling, volleyball and football. “We value our...

 

Palouse residents seek to open alley

An alleyway in Palouse is the subject of a request by adjacent residents to be opened for vehicle travel and identified as city property. The lane between Alder and Church Street had been a subject of previous discussions by neighbors. Homeowners...

 

Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Therapy Services

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary, and would like to get some treatments for my back. Need Help Dear Need, Medicare covers a variety of outpatient therapy services including...

 

Menus: Week of May 1-5

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger, cheese slice, fries, baked beans, fruit. Tuesday: Corn dog, nacho chips, green salad, fruit. Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, green beans, sunshine bar, fruit. Thursday: Sloppy Joe, Caesar salad, fruit. Fri...

 

Oakesdale roll for third quarter

4.0 GPA: 6th grade-Marilla Hocket, Jessie Reed; 7th grade-Abigael Lobdell; 8th grade-Tyler Bober, Isabella Henley, LouEllen Reed, Gavin Shrope; 10th grade-Brooklyn Henley, Amber Jones, Logan Reed; 12th grade-Danielle Young. 3.5-3.99 GPA: 6th...

 

GPHS Drama Club performs 'Charlotte's Web'

Garfield/Palouse High School Drama Club performed E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. The small cast included Lauren Welch as Wilbur, Victoria Welch as Fern, Emmy Gregg as Charlotte, Rachel Lund as the...

 

Etcetera April 27

Yoga class will benefit Center This month's Yoga for a Cause Tuesday, May 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. will benefit the restroom project in The Bettie Steiger Community Enrichment Center at Colfax Library. In lieu of class fees, donations will be accepted to...

 

Library Calendar April 27

Thursday, April 27 Colfax – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Build Your Own WordPress Website – Josh Wade offers this technical class covering the basics of building/designing, creating account, customization, functions, and enough education to get you... Full story

 
 By Mike Day    People    April 27, 2017

Mike Day returns home

Rosalia Rosalia's Mike Day returned to his residence here April 19 after more than two months of hospitalizations and rehabilitation recovery. Day underwent major surgery in Spokane and then resided at Whitman Health and Rehab in Colfax. He then...

 

Debut dates set for 6th-grader film

A date has been set for June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Colfax High School auditorium for a public debut of a documentary film on the history of Colfax. The film was created by sixth graders at Jennings Elementary. Students began work on it in December...

 

LWV drone response forum scheduled

The Pullman League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum to assist the Pullman Police Department in gaining public input on the development of a policy regarding Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones). Gary Jenkins, Pullman Chief of Police, and WSU...

 

Anderson wins fund drive basket

Polly Anderson was the winner of the Colfax and Community Fund What A Basket. The event raised $830 this year. Colfax and Community Fund is an organization which raises money for eight non-profit...

 

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Marcy Campbell

Marcy Campbell was born in Texas, but has spent much of her adult life in Pine City, Rosalia and Malden. She is the secretary for the Rosalia Chamber of Commerce, where she coordinates the Battle...

 

Colfax survey underway

The City of Colfax street survey conducted by Parametrix Inc. began April 17 and will continue until May 12. The crew will survey between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. The survey is along Oak and Cedar streets, for which the City of Colfax was awarded...

 

LaCrosse grads of '79 stay at Dusty Parsonage

Dusty Doreen Broeckel Riedner, Dusty; Denise Broeckel Kendall, Tacoma; Paula Morris Meyer, Colfax, and Sheri Shaffer Hatley, Oakesdale, held their 15th annual mini-reunion of the Class of 1979 of LaCrosse High School this past weekend at the...

 

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