Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

Clock ticks on Almota road project agreement

After four years of planning, design and approval, Whitman County’s Almota Four road reconstruction project may be in jeopardy. Set for this summer for 3.5 miles between Union Flat Creek and the State Route 194 intersection east of Onecho Bible...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 9, 2019

Commissioners weigh in on state wolf status review

The current status and future planning for managing the wolf population was discussed Monday afternoon with a regional director from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife meeting with Whitman County Commissioners. WDFW Region 1 Director...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Tekoa trestle gains funding

The former Milwaukee Railroad trestle at Tekoa has been included in the state's next two-year budget which was approved before the legislature adjourned April 28 in Olympia. The funding would provide...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 9, 2019

County, port boards discuss road, marijuana topics

The Port of Whitman County conference room was more crowded than normal Monday afternoon as port commissioners and staff were joined by their counterparts from Whitman County for their quarterly joint...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

State funds Steptoe Butte road, land purchase

The new two-year Washington state budget passed by the legislature April 29 features two likely projects for Steptoe Butte. The first is a $5.2 million complete rebuilding of the road to the top of the butte, which is a Washington State park. “It...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Business incubator, golf club project receives .09 funding

Colfax Downtown Association plans to use $30,000 awarded from the county's .09 fund for a business incubator launch site. The shared rent facility would start off with a frozen yogurt shop, mini-pedi...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 9, 2019

Lyons Ferry campground to return

Lyons Ferry Park has had a rough road for the past two decades, but is on its way back to its former glory. With funding from the recently passed state budget, the park is set to have its campground reestablished. “Things are good to go at...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Students who read together, share rewards

Endicott students in preschool through sixth grade have all secured tickets to Silverwood theme park thanks to their combined reading efforts. The 72 students surpassed their reading goal by more...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Classic Car Show slated

The annual Chipman & Taylor Classic Car Show will be back for its 32nd year on the Palouse Saturday, May 11. Car enthusiasts from around the region will gather at Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet in Pullman from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. “We look forward to this...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 9, 2019

Colfax dentist Kirkpatrick to retire

The local kid is turning it over to a local kid. Al Kirkpatrick, Colfax dentist for the past two-months-short-of 40 years, will retire at the end of June, handing the practice to Matt Mellor, another...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    May 9, 2019

My Two Cents: Going small: Journalism students visit rural towns

While newspapers around the country were struggling, there was one group that kept on pretty much as it always had. They were the weekly papers that cover the local news―papers like the Whitman...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 9, 2019
Hailee Marty

Eagles baseball pushes it to end of season

The St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse baseball team finished 2-17 on the year, playing their final two games Tuesday night at home (Endicott) against Reardan. The Eagles lost 23-3 and 19-6. In the first...

 
Chris McAdoo and Kolby Sisk

Bulldogs stop Dragons 2-0 in first NE playoff round

Colfax and St. George's locked up in a close battle Saturday at McDonald Park in the first round elimination game. Colfax senior Nate Akesson took the win after dueling with St. George's senior...

 
Abbie Boyer and Maggi Pluid

Colfax, Colton split at McDonald Park

Colfax and Colton softball teams split a non-league double Tuesday at McDonald Park as both teams tuned up for the playoff trail. The Bulldogs edged Colton 5-4 in the first game with the Wildcats...

 
Bree Rawls

Asotin nips Colfax boys in sub-district at Ritzville

Asotin's boys bounced back to take a five-point win Tuesday over Colfax in the sub-district qualifier at Ritzville Tuesday. The Panthers finished the day with 106 points, and Colfax,which won the NE...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 9, 2019
Reece Chadwick

1B District Nine final Saturday: Colton takes league

Trailing in the bottom of the sixth inning to Odessa at Colbert in the district semifinals, Colton scored nine runs Tuesday to take the lead, winning 15-10. They now advance to meet Almira/Coulee/...

 

Colton softball to open playoffs Friday

After splitting a doubleheader with 2B Colfax Tuesday, the Colton softball team starts the postseason Friday afternoon with a regional first round game against Selkirk. First pitch is at 4 p.m. at Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane. Colton is the no....

 

Scaroni sets Bloomsday record

Susannah Scaroni set a new elite wheelchair record at Bloomsday Sunday, May 5, with a time of 29 minutes, 58 seconds for the 8-mile course. Scaroni, 28, originally from Tekoa, won her fifth Bloomsday. Her previous best time was 30:51 in 2015. Her...

 

Oakesdale girls win big in district track meet

Oakesdale girls again stacked a big win in the 1B qualifier at Colfax Tuesday for the district finals which will be May 17-18 at Central Valley. The Nighthawk girls rolled up 163.5 points for a 44.5 margin over number-two finisher Valley Christian. T...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Bulletin Column: May 9, 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...

 
 By Gordon Forgey    Editorial    May 9, 2019

One-two punch

More than one million species of plants and animals are facing imminent extinction. This is the crux of a just released United Nations report on biodiversity. Climate change has a part to play in this alarming prediction, but the real reason, the...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: May 9, 2019

Pet Peeves People moving to a farming community and complaining about farming activities. Rumble strips, four head-ons on 195, four people died. Rumble strips did not make a difference, cannot even pull over on shoulder....

 

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