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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 photograph...


Savvy Senior

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...


Good old days

125 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...


Marketing workshops at two sites

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... Full story


Grain meeting booked

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....



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... Full story


Fur and Feathers exhibit opens Sunday at Dahmen

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"....


My Favorite Recipes By Linda Marler

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... Full story

 By Debbie Casey    People    April 29, 2015

Farm Festival books many varied events

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...


Sagers fly to Midvale for centennial birthday fete

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...


Library calendar

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...

 By Jess McGregor    People    April 29, 2015

Two spring bridal showers held at Hooper Store

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...


Athenaeum aids Codger pole fund

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...


St. John Fair 2015 wins gold at national rodeo

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... Full story


Helpful suspect sentenced

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.... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    April 29, 2015

Concert series booked: Dahmen Barn addition awaits grant award

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... Full story


Bruce Cameron

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... Full story


Don C. Brunell

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...



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... Full story


A tale of two cities

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...


Bob Franken

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...


Rich Lowry

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...


Bulletin column

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... Full story


Endicott Gun Club event Saturday

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...


T-R girls take Gorillas to 7th

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.... Full story


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