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Dusty dust storm results in crash

DUSTY – Three motorists were cited for driving too fast for conditions Monday when four vehicles collided in a dust storm in the Dusty area. The accident occurred at mile post 113, three miles west...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 30, 2020

Fair decision postponed to May

COLFAX – The Palouse Empire Fair Board voted Monday night to postpone a decision on whether to have a fair this year or not until the May 18 meeting. The vote passed with two opposing. “It’d be a tough decision not to have the fair,” said...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    April 30, 2020

Whitcom meets budget challenges for next year

COLFAX – Whitcom, the regional emergency dispatch center, held a special finance committee meeting, Wednesday, April 22, where it was announced the emergency center was running on a budget deficit ranging from $400,000 to $600,000 for the next...

 

Everyone gets a mask

The Colfax Fire Department utility pickup sports its own face mask for protection....

 

Today: Jennings new principal interviews

COLFAX – Three candidates are set to be interviewed today, April 30, for the position of principal at Jennings Elementary School. “We’re looking for a fit for Colfax,” said Superintendent Jerry Pugh. “We’re after the best qualified...

 

Governor announces golf, fishing, hiking restrictions lifted May 5

OLYMPIA – Following two weeks of growing protests over the state’s ban on fishing, Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, April 27, announced that outdoor recreation is allowed to resume May 5. “Based on the data we have now received, we are close to the...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    April 30, 2020

3D printed face shields continue to be delivered within the county

COLFAX – At the beginning of April The McGregor Company began a collaborative effort with the Whitman County Library and Colfax School District to 3D print face shields to donate to Whitman...

 

Friday night lights show support

COLFAX – A second round of Friday night lights in Colfax has expanded to McDonald Park. "We want to make sure we honor our seniors," said High School Principal David Gibbs. The school participated...

 

District Court to livestream

COLFAX – Judge John Hart, in an effort to ensure open access to all Whitman County District Court hearings, has implemented livestream viewing of all District Court video hearings. The court has been directed to not hold in-person hearings but...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    April 30, 2020

Commissioners plan for upgrades

COLFAX – Since the end of 2019, a variety of upgrades and replacements have been discussed to possibly occur at the county courthouse and jail during the summer of this year. The overall project was expected to include upgrades or replacement to...

 
 By Victoria Fowler    News    April 30, 2020

Moderate risk facility planned to go back to bid

COLFAX – The bids received for the moderate risk waste facility will be rejected Public Works Director Mark Storey informed the commissioners at the Monday, April 27, county commissioner workshop. “After looking at the bids we received it looks l...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 30, 2020

Pulse demand turns market price upward

WHITMAN COUNTY – Last fall chickpeas were sitting in the fields, uncertain if they would even be cut due to low prices. In recent weeks, pulse crops have been flying off grocery shelves across the United States like toilet paper. "The demand has...

 

Traffic stop nets heroin, meth

COLFAX–Matthew Tournay, 38, of Wenatchee, was booked for possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin Friday, April 24, at Cougar Foodmart. According to the arrest report, Sgt. Keith Cooper approached the vehicle Tournay was driving...

 

Narcotics arrest in Albion

ALBION – An Albion woman was arrested Saturday and booked into Whitman County Jail for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after a search of her home by Whitman County Deputies. Deputies were informed April 25, that...

 

Roundabouts

Chopsticks make great eating utensils. If you know how to use them. Same with roundabouts. Pullman is looking at putting in its first roundabout. Installation of roundabouts have been breached in Colfax as a possible solution to traffic concerns on...

 

"God was taking the wheel" in high speed chase

PULLMAN – Brissia Valenciano Ibarra, 18, of Pullman, was booked into the Whitman County Jail Saturday after leading a WSU police officer on a chase which at one point reached speeds up to 80 miles per hour on Grand Ave. Officer Brock Westerman...

 

Under ringing at Walmart nets arrest

PULLMAN –Two men were booked into Whitman County Jail Sunday, April 26, in connection with theft at Walmart. Pullman Police responded Sunday afternoon to a report of a theft suspect fleeing Walmart on foot and getting into a Chevrolet Monte Carlo....

 

Horn School area building burns

ROSALIA – A pole building south of Rosalia was destroyed by fire early Friday morning. Whitman County Fire District 7 from Rosalia responded at 4:37 a.m. and found the 50X120 foot farm shop fully engulfed. District 7 was the first to respond to...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 30, 2020

Anxiety, depression spike comes later

COLFAX – With the state under stay home orders, it seems a prime environment for anxiety and depression. But the current situation is only laying the ground work for mental health issues which may not manifest themselves for months down the road....

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    April 30, 2020

One size doesn't fit all

I am a numbers guy – always have been. In my early childhood, I dreamed of either being a famous singer or a writer, but my voice changed from an alto to bull frog baritone about the same time as I realized I had no spelling gene. My sisters had...

 

Disappointment

I am writing to express my disappointment with Rep. Mark Schoesler’s April 16 editorial. As a leader he should spend less time criticizing Governor Inslee and more time working on bipartisan measures to develop safe and effective guidelines on how...

 

On The Record: April 30, 2020

District Court filings Sugarbaker, Dominic, found guilty of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of .14. The defendant was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 363 suspended. Ordered to pay fines and fees of $1,643. Ogawa, Kyr... Full story

 

Births: April 30, 2020

At Pullman Regional Hospital Kenan, born April 19, 2020, at seven pounds, one ounce, to Maya and Ozan Akyildiz, Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Sabahat and Orhan Akyildiz, Bolu, Turkey. Maternal grandparents are Nihal and Ferdi Celayir, Ankara,...

 

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