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WHITMAN COUNTY NOTICE TO CONSULTANTS FOR Public Works Projects - materials testing and Special Inspection, services - multiple projects. Whitman County is soliciting interest from consulting firms with expertise in materials testing and Special... Full story


Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the new Obamacare health insurance exchanges that begin next year? I am interested in retiring early at age 61, but need to find some affordable health until my Medicare benefits begin at 65. Ready to...


Hospital highlights

May is Stroke Awareness month. Chances are you know someone who has had a stroke, the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of long term disability. Women are twice as likely to die from a stroke than breast cancer. Risk factors include b...


Scharnhorst takes oath

Ryan Scharnhorst took the oath of office for the position of assistant fire chief for the Pullman Fire Department. He was promoted from the training officer and began in his new position May 1.... Full story



At Colfax Schools: Daily items offered at Colfax High School include salad bar, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, vegetarian options, fresh & canned fruit, fresh vegetables, oven fries, yogurt, cottage cheese, bagels and juice. Monday:... Full story


On the record

County building permits Brad Hodges, Oakesdale, remodel, $10,000, March 15. Palouse Grain Growers, Palouse, scale shed and office, $164,430, March 28. Brad Cook, Colfax, bed and bath addition, $4,800, April 3. Karen Loesch, Rosalia, barn, $18,500,...


Colton-Uniontown Fair results

Beef Market: Grand, Nick Reisenauer; Reserve, Joe Faerber Fitting & Showing: Grand, Joe Faerber; Reserve, Brady Stout Feeder: Grand, Luke Moore; Reserve, Brady Stout Overall Champion into Large Animal Round Robin, Joe Faerber Sheep & Goats Special...



Chief will talk at league lunch Final Pullman League of Women Voters brown bag speaker before the summer will be Thursday, May 16, 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 525 Campus Street. Police Chief Gary Jenkins will talk about... Full story


Eastern lists 35 locals on dean’s list

The winter quarter honor deans list at Eastern Washington University included 35 students from Whitman County schools. Students qualify by achieving a grade average of 3.5 or higher on 12 hours of graded courses Colfax: Victoria Benson, Abby...


Good old days

125 years ago May 11, 1888 The Commoner horse reporter is a little new and verdant to the business, which accounts for the mistake made last week in speaking of P.D. Bunnell’s fine horse, Ingraham. He made no record at the last October races. It... Full story


Two CHS students to FCCLA national

Two of Colfax High School FCCLA members will attend the national meeting at Nashville in July. Kim Hinnenkamp, newly elected state vice-president of Region 9, will attend to receive leadership training. She will be part of a 16 member officer group... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    May 8, 2013

Endicott Library

Endicott Endicott’s Library has been remodeled and re-opened April 26. The day started with the Children’s Story Time. The children colored, listened to stories and worked on an art project. They...

 By Jess McGregor    People    May 8, 2013

Win at JLS show

Hooper Lane Hannas competed at the Spokane Junior Livestock Show last week. He was awarded the Grand Champion FFA Market Goat and the Reserve Champion FFA Market Steer. Carla Danielson traveled to Gig Harbor to visit her son, Tim Mock and his wife...


Food distributions slated for May

Locations for state and federal emergency food distribution: Wednesday, May 29: Palouse Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.; Rosalia United Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; St. John Methodist Church, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30: Malden/Pine City, Town Hal...


Beta ‘Woman of Year’ honor to Kirkpatrick

Kristie Kirkpatrick, director of Whitman County Library, was honored as Woman of the Year by Preceptor Beta Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Colfax. She was recognized for her community involvement...

 By Angel Colyar    People    May 8, 2013

Eagle gridders seek jobs for camp fees

St. John The SJE football team is looking for opportunities to raise money to attend football camp. Contact Coach Steve Selk at St. John High to arrange for lawn work, yard work or other tasks. With the St. John stockshow now completed, 4H and FFA...


Pooch Park opening

The grand opening celebration for Pooch Park at Pullman, the first off-leash dog park in Whitman County, is set for Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1340 S.E. Old Moscow Road in Pullman....


My favorite recipes

Tommi Sue and Paul Ahmann have had home improvement projects going since they bought their home just outside of Colfax in 2001. Before they moved in, Paul replaced the roof. A beautiful stained glass...


Garfield class tops library penny drive

The primary classes at Garfield Elementary topped the annual library penny drive by raising $186.86 in April. Mrs. Kern’s class was the biggest donor and will get a cupcake and ice cream party. Donations from the school and branch totaled $193.50.... Full story

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 8, 2013

Seattle book club marks Dusty stay

Dusty A women’s book club from Seattle spent Monday through Wednesday last week at the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast here. While in the area, they toured Colfax, Palouse and Pullman. Saturday, Di Brink took her brother, Mike Stine, and Norma Gibson...


Colton student art on display this month at Dahmen Barn

An exhibit of student creativity is on display through May 26 at the Dahmen Barn, titled Imagination - a pathway to the future. With a grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation’s Community Strategies Fund, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn coo... Full story

 News    May 8, 2013

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. MAN HURT IN FALL AT WILMA A Lewiston worker...



Time for change During the last few years in medical and media discussions an interest in concussion and its implications for our youth has increased. Locally, a recent visit by an invited speaker brought in by Washington State University has...

 News    May 8, 2013

Downtown snow on Tekoa agenda

Tekoa city officals are considering a snow removal proposal to make a more uniform process downtown in the winter. “The problem is, oftentimes snow is removed from just your building, then you’re walking across the front of a building someone in... Full story

 News    May 8, 2013

Council approves Critical Areas Ordinance

Colfax City Council Monday night voted 7-0 to approve an update of the city’s critical areas ordinance. The ordinance draft, which had been the subject of extended discussion in past city sessions, was approved without comment from the public... Full story


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