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 By Garth Meyer    News    May 2, 2019

Input unanimous in hearing on marijuana moratorium

Whitman County commissioners took in comment Monday for a required hearing on the six-month moratorium they placed on new marijuana operations in the county March 4. A hearing was required within 60 days. A total of 30 went up to speak, all of those...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 2, 2019

Legislature's session leaves little help for counties

Zak Kennedy, lobbyist for counties at the state legislature, did not have many good things to report to Whitman County Commissioners Monday morning about the fate of county interesst in the legislative session which closed at midnight Sunday....

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Next chapter surfaces for former Hawkins site

Whitman County Commissioners Monday morning discussed potential future action for the former Hawkins development site at the state line next to Moscow. The approximately 200 acre property was sold to Sand Road Bucklers 2 in September for $900,000....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 2, 2019

Dusty grain pads matter goes before examiner

A crowd gathered Thursday night, April 25, in the county public service building for a hearing on the delayed proposal by PNW/McCoy Land Company to put four grain pads just outside Dusty. Andy...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Jazz Wires play own tunes at Colfax

The six-member Jazz Wires combo played their own compositions for a 90-minute program Sunday afternoon at Peace Lutheran Church. The event was booked as the last concert for the group which will be br...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

State grants will fund work on airport, Johnson roads

Whitman County has been named for two grants from the Washington State County Road Administration (CRAB) board. The first is $470,000-$480,000 for two miles of asphalt overlay of the Johnson Cut-Off Road and Johnson Road, and a small piece of Becker...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Truck wreck on Highway 26

An early-morning truck wreck April 24 on Highway 26 near the Filan Road intersection west of Colfax blocked traffic on Highway 26. The accident was reported at 1:51 a.m. Traffic on the the highway was detoured around the accident scene via Union...

 
Cameron Hiatt

Bulldog boys win NE title for first time in 10 years

Colfax boys booked 118.5 points on the home track to top 12 other teams in the NE meet Tuesday. The Bulldogs posted a 27-point edge over number-two Asotin. The Bulldogs were topped by Carson...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 2, 2019
Riley Pedersen

Gar/Pal, Colton play Friday: Colton takes league lead

Down a game to Southeast 1B league-leading Pomeroy, Colton swept the Pirates at home April 27 to take the lead. Colton won 5-2 and 6-3 as four Wildcat pitchers combined to allow just four hits on the...

 

Pankey wins at StoneRidge

Kristoff Pankey of Davenport booked another NE golf win Tuesday with a 72, one over par, on the StoneRidge course at Blanchard, Idaho. Colfax seniors Augie Allenbach and Bennett Gray tied for second with 77 scores, six over par. Cassidi Shindler hit...

 

Bulldogs softball team wraps top playoff slot

Colfax softball team swept Reardan Tuesday at McDonald Park to nail down the top finish in the NE- South league. The Bulldogs wrapped up the league campaign at 9-1 with their lone loss to Liberty. The North and South sides of the NE will match up in... Full story

 
Madison Cloninger

Vikings girls swept by Reardan

The Garfield/Palouse softball team played at home in Garfield April 27 against Reardan for a doubleheader and lost 14-4 and 12-10. In the second game, Gar/Pal led by nine runs, 10-1, when Reardan's...

 

Oakesdale girls post 24-point win at Ritzville's big Undeberg meet

Oakesdale girls stacked up 105 points Saturday to top 23 other teams at the big Undeberg meet Saturday at Ritzville. Davenport placed second in the team scores with an 81. Colfax girls finished in fourth place with 59.5 points and other county teams...

 

Baseball playoff trail starts here Saturday

Colfax baseball team will start the first of three Saturday playoff dates on the state playoff grid. The Bulldogs go into the playoffs as the number-two team from the NE-South league behind the league winners, Asotin. Both Asotin and Colfax get to ho...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Chipman trail set for spraying

The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail will be spot sprayed for noxious weeds May 7 through May 14. Precise times and days of herbicide application will be determined based on weather conditions. Areas will be clearly posted during spray work. Trail goers...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 2, 2019

Colton softball splits with league leader Pomeroy

The Colton High School softball team is now 10-2 on the season, 3-2 in league after a week’s worth of games. On Tuesday night, they beat Garfield/Palouse 12-0 in four innings, followed by a 13-3 win in five innings over 2B Asotin. Abby Kelly and Em...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Bulletin Column: May 2, 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 update...

 
 By Gordon Forgey    Editorial    May 2, 2019

20 candidates

Twenty Democrats have declared their candidacy for the presidency of the United States. It is the largest field of candidates for one party in history. All are seeking their party’s nomination. The diversity of the candidates is impressive. Age,...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: May 2, 2019

Pet Peeves The farmer who chose to move his combine on Highway 26 at 5 p.m. when all the Moms’ traffic was already heavy. Four council seats open, change for Colfax, please someone run! Okeydokes The library’s virtual reality....

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Impeach? Nah!

Impeach Donald Trump? What a bad idea for the Democrats, in spite of the pressure from the party's left flank, and in spite of various presidential candidates, like Elizabeth Warren, pandering to the ultra-progressives. After all, the ultimate goal...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Sorry, Democrats, Your Stars Are Socialists

There was Bernie Sanders at a Fox News Channel town hall, not giving an inch in a forum every Democratic presidential candidate has shunned. His reward was a cataract of good reviews, and monster ratings. Sanders had a solid hour to try to reach...

 

Moratorium

I want to ruffle my feathers and join the squackfest about marijuana production in Whitman County. I want to see as much agricultural diversity and value-added activity as possible. The location for the proposed new business might have been wrong,...

 

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