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  • Legals

    Apr 29, 2015

    WHITMAN COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSULTANTS FOR Public Works Request for Proposals (RFP) Orthophotography Whitman County, Washington is seeking a qualified consulting firm to acquire color digital aerial photography in summer 2015. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The work to be performed by the CONSULTANT consists of acquiring color digital aerial photography in summer 2015, and to produce digital orthophoto tiles, with associated metadata, for Whitman County, Washington. SUBMITTAL Submittals should include firm name, co...

  • Savvy Senior

    Apr 29, 2015

    Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer? About to Retire Dear About, It’s not unusual for a worker to lose track of a pension benefit. Perhaps you left an employer long ago and forgot that you left behind a pension. Or maybe you worked for a company that changed owners or went belly up many years ago, and you figured the pension went with it. Today, millions of dollars in benefits are sitting in pension plans across the U.S. or with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a...

  • Good old days

    Apr 29, 2015

    8 years ago The Commoner April 25, 1890 The drilling for artesian water in South Colfax was delayed a few days ago by striking a substratum of black sand which cut the steel piping used in the operations connected with drilling. The delay is only temporary however. Men are engaged in digging till this sand bed is passed through when the drilling will continue. It is to be hoped such delays will not be frequent as the public is anxious to know the result of this last endeavor to secure flowing water. It is time for the Colfax sports to...

  • Marketing workshops at two sites

    Apr 29, 2015

    Marketing expert and SCORE volunteer Josh King will lead library workshops on media marketing next Monday, May 4, at Endicott at 1 p.m. and Palouse at 5 p.m. King is founder of Tinderbox Consulting, a Spokane marketing agency. The workshops are supported by a Technology Made Easy grant funding provided to the Washington State Library by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.... Full story

  • Grain meeting booked

    Apr 29, 2015

    Annual meeting of the Washington Grain Commission will be at the commission office building on Sunset Boulevard in Spokane. The meeting will begin Wednesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 8 a.m. May 21. This meeting is open to the public. Barley and wheat producers and visitors are invited....

  • Menus

    Apr 29, 2015

    AT LACROSSE SCHOOL: Monday: Hamburger, baked beans, tater tots, peaches. Tuesday: Grilled cheese, chips, tropical fruit, celery and carrots. Wednesday: Early dismissal - Turkey sub sandwich, pears, fresh veggies, popcorn. Thursday: Beefeater, green beans, mandarin oranges, cake. Friday: Biscuit, egg, sausage, strawberry cup, apple or orange juice. AT ST. JOHN SCHOOL: Monday: Hamburgers, fries, peaches. Tuesday: Pizza pocket, chips, apples and oranges, baked beans. Wednesday: Ham slice, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, fruit salad.... Full story

  • Fur and Feathers exhibit opens Sunday at Dahmen

    Apr 29, 2015

    At Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Dave Gressard of Moscow and Judy Fairley will present new work in pastel, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard in an exhibit titled "Fur and Feathers". Most work will be native and shoreline birds and animals of the Pacific Northwest. The opening reception will be Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. with the artists present. The show continues through May 31. Gressard’s art is the result of his appreciation and fascination for animals and the e...

  • My Favorite Recipes By Linda Marler

    Apr 29, 2015

    Katie grew up in Endicott, arriving there when she was two years old. They moved into town when she was at prime bicycle age, and she and her friends enjoyed riding their bicycles and pretending they were driving school buses, stopping at each intersecting sidewalk to pick up riders. Swim team and summer were interlaced, and beyond competing in swim team, she worked as lifeguard at the Endicott pool and coached swim team, too. Playing volleyball and basketball at St. John-Endicott High School... Full story

  • Farm Festival books many varied events

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 29, 2015

    Lacrosse LaCrosse Farm Festival will start June 19, 2015, with a barbecue and Mr. LaCrosse Contest. Saturday the morning activities will be a book signing by Lois Olmstead, quilt show, senior car wash, rummage sale and silent auction to benefit LaCrosse Community Pride, Grand Parade, noon chalk art and pit barbecue sandwiches sold by the LaCrosse Community Club. Afternoon activities will be a new horseshoe tournament sponsored by the LaCrosse Gun Club and a Golf Shot Money and Prize Scramble, free swimming, races, and a 3-on-3 hoop tournament....

  • Sagers fly to Midvale for centennial birthday fete

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 29, 2015

    Dusty Art and Colene Sager flew to Midvale, Idaho, Saturday to celebrate Colene’s aunt Kathryn Hopper’s 100th birthday. Hopper still lives in the home that became hers as a young bride. This is made possible by the loving care given to her by her oldest son and his wife, Dave and Liz Hopper. It was a day of visiting many cousins who had not been together for some time. Funeral services for young Erik Binks will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at the LaCrosse School gym. A meal will be provided after the services in the school caf...

  • Library calendar

    Apr 29, 2015

    Thursday, April 30 Colton — 1:30 p.m. — Tech Help Open House — Sarah McKnight and Sara Garza from Colfax are available to assist with basic computer help or help downloading e-books from the library’s website. Rosalia — 2 p.m. — Creating e-Newsletters — E-newsletters are a great way for churches, clubs, sports teams, and many other local organizations to develop a sense of community, set up activities and generally stay in touch. Learn the basics of Mailchimp, a free service, to produce an e-newsletter. Colfax — 7 p.m. — Death Ride, Murde...

  • Two spring bridal showers held at Hooper Store

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Apr 29, 2015

    Hooper The Hooper store has been the site of two bridal showers over the past two weeks. Women of the Hooper community Sunday hosted a bridal shower for Abby Cohen of Cheney, bride-elect of Corbin Harder, son of Kurt and Tabitha Harder. Attending with Abby were her mother Allison, sister Isabella, and grandmother, Jean Reeder, all of Richland, as well as Corbin's grandmother Althea Heaton, also of Richland. Also in attendance were many current and former Hooper community members including Sara Goude of Washtucna and Linda McGregor of Pullman....

  • Athenaeum aids Codger pole fund

    Apr 29, 2015

    Pictured here from the left are Lois Scholz, Millie Heilsberg, Sherry Cox and Michael Rizzitiello. Scholz and Cox are Athenaeum members. Members of Colfax Athenaeum Club last week presented a $100 donation to the fund to help preserve the Codger Pole. The sum, which was collected by Hal Lyons, a member of the Colfax Codger Bowl team who resides in La Quinta, Calif., was given to Millie Heilsberg who has kept a local fund for the Codger Pole. Athenaeum members have urged the city to include the...

  • St. John Fair 2015 wins gold at national rodeo

    Apr 29, 2015

    Junior stock exhibitors had to deal with cold and windy conditions in the Friday showing events. Pies were one of the key attractions in the community building. Lucille Tollett was in a Little Bo Peep mode with her dog Daisy cast as a sheep for the kids’ parade. Daisy is officially a “Labradoodle.” Olivia Kjack, Bailey Brown and Colby Swannack were members of the scoop corps at the end of the parade. Erin Smith was in a safari mode as she pulled her little sister Emma in the St. John parad... Full story

  • Helpful suspect sentenced

    Apr 29, 2015

    Marcus D. Ulloth, 19, who was arrested on marijuana charges after he allowed deputies to search his Pullman apartment and cell phone March 11, was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail but allowed to work off the sentence with public service work. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Dan LeBeau told the court Friday the state opted to drop one of two charges, possession with intent to sell, because Ulloth was so cooperative after his initial arrest. “You’re a police officer’s dream,” Judge David Frazier commented. The judge said he can’t recall a defendant... Full story

  • Concert series booked: Dahmen Barn addition awaits grant award

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|Apr 29, 2015

    The interior of the new addition will look similar to this in its first summer of use. Volunteer Peter Holland and Dahmen Barn board President Joanne Druffel paint a wall connected to the restrooms inside the Barn’s new addition. Exterior painting is expected to begin in the coming days as weather permits. The 3,600-square foot addition to Uniontown’s Dahmen Barn will soon be in use in an unfinished capacity. Highlighting an upcoming slate of events is the “2015 Summer Concert Series” which w... Full story

  • Bruce Cameron

    Apr 29, 2015

    Editor’s Note: The following column was originally published in 2010. The Internet has turned the world into one gigantic linked community, capable of instantly sharing vast amounts of incorrect information. Anyone can create a “fact,” such as, “If you do nothing but watch sports all weekend, the lack of physical activity will convince your body it is slipping into a coma, so to stave off unconsciousness it will start burning calories like crazy.” Post this new fact to a blog, and the search engines will dutifully pick it up so you can win a... Full story

  • Don C. Brunell

    Apr 29, 2015

    To many, giving President Obama more authority is a bad idea. However, regardless of how you feel about him, the President of the United States needs the power to negotiate trade agreements. The issue before Congress is a bipartisan bill granting the President’s trade negotiators the power to help write the terms of trade agreements. Senators Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) brokered the deal, which hopefully makes its way through Congress. World trade creates 38 million American jobs, 846,000 in Washington. Our state has the h...

  • Letters

    Apr 29, 2015

    Deserve better The very recently hired City Administrator and City Treasurer along with the Mayor had determined that fraud had occurred involving the City books. The State Auditor had a routine audit of the City books scheduled. During that time the State Auditor was hired by the City to do an additional audit without knowing the extra cost. The result of that audit was that there was no fraud. The employees, former and current, deserve better than being described as contributing to anything that could possibly be described as fraud. Fraud by... Full story

  • A tale of two cities

    Apr 29, 2015

    Baltimore was ablaze Monday night as rioting throngs in various parts of the city looted and battled with police. Violence occurred again Tuesday night. The riots grew from protests over the death of a young African-American man while in police custody. Local police were reinforced by area law enforcement, the state police and the national guard. Calls also went out for more firefighters. Rioters tried to destroy fire hoses as the firefighters fought blazes. The governor declared a state of emergency and a curfew is now in place. Schools are...

  • Bob Franken

    Apr 29, 2015

    A rigid rule of life: Never ever ask someone “Do you know who I am?” — particularly when you’re irate at how you’re being treated. Second, always remember that everything you do is being recorded by cameras that are now everywhere, except the bathroom ... at least some bathrooms. We don’t need to tell that to Britt McHenry, who, of all things, makes her living on-camera, presenting herself as one of the many blond, young female news and sportscasters who are all over TV these days. Fox News is crawling with them, but Britt McHenry is on ESPN....

  • Rich Lowry

    Apr 29, 2015

    Prepare for the rise of the landed nobility. Democracy as we’ve known it was nice while it lasted, but House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax. Or so you would believe, based on the hysterics on the left over the proposed end of a minor, inefficient tax that is evidently the fragile keystone of our system of government and way of life. “Repealing the estate tax will surely sow the seeds of a permanent aristocracy in this country,” according to Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington. His colle...

  • Bulletin column

    Apr 29, 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. JEEP BURNS IN DRIVEWAY Colfax fire crews Saturday responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the William Skelton residence at 312 E. Thorn Street. When crews arrived on the scene the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The burning vehicle was parked next to the residence, and fire crews were able to keep the blaze from spreading to the house. The... Full story

  • Endicott Gun Club event Saturday

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Endicott Gun Club will hold a Registered Shoot Sunday, May 3 beginning at 9 a.m. In Event One – 16-yard singles, trophies will be given in categories A, B, C, D, Lady Junior and Veteran. For Event Two – 100 Handicap Targets – trophies will be given for winner and runner-up. Event Three is also 100 Handicap Targets with trophies also given for the winner and runner-up. Entry fee is $28.50 for each event....

  • T-R girls take Gorillas to 7th

    Apr 29, 2015

    Tekoa/Rosalia’s young softball team took host Davenport through seven innings on Tuesday’s road trip. The Gorillas finished with a 9-1 win. In the second game, Davenport pegged a 14-4 win in the sixth inning after staking out a 10-run margin. Tommia Pakootas pitched both games for TR, and Kamryn Lehn led the bats with a pair of doubles. Tekoa/Rosalia booked just one game in the Thursday round at Tekoa with Reardan. The score was tied 10-10 after seven innings and the guests dropped 11 runs on the hosts in... Full story

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