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NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Whitman County...


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...


Obituaries May 12

Shirley Ann Ulrey The funeral for Shirley Ann Ulrey, 73, resident of Colfax since 1970, was Tuesday at the Bruning Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Ingalls officiating. Burial followed at the...


May food pantry distributions set

Locations for a state and federal emergency food distribution: Thursday, May 19: Rosalia Baptist Church, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24: Colfax Pantry, 121 S. Main, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25: St. John Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Palo...


Pastor's Corner May 12: There is a Story...

The other day I looked up toward the Selbu cemetery and noticed a few of the grave stones that are closest to the house. They looked majestic, in a humbling way, standing there, timeless, with a backdrop of April gray skies, clouds hanging low, not...


CHS Jazz band to play concert tonight

Colfax High School jazz band returned from Gresham, Ore., Sunday after winning the second-place trophy in the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Colfax placed second in its division to Milwaukie, Ore., a school of about 1,400 students in the Portland area....


Etcetera May 12

Garfield Senior Meal The Garfield Senior Meal will be held at the Garfield American Legion/Grange Hall on Thursday, May 19, at noon. The menu will consist of baked ham, mashed potatoes with country gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner roll with butter...


Menus May 12

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Corn dog, nacho chips, fresh veggies, fruit. Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken, rice, sunshine bar, green beans, fruit. Wednesday: Bulldog burger, cheese slice, french fries, fruit. Thursday: Hot dog, chili, Sun Chips, fruit....


Library Calendar May 12

Thursday, May 12 Colfax, LaCrosse, Malden & Tekoa – Preschool Classes – Educational activities for children ages 0-6. Visit the online Events Calendar for times and themes. Colfax – Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Two different classes to meet...


WHMC once again among iVantage top 100 hospitals

Whitman Hospital & Medical Center in Colfax has been named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States for the third year in a row. “Whitman Hospital is proud of the efforts of our physicians and... Full story


Colfax High School choir performs at state Solo & Ensemble Festival

Eight Colfax High School choir students performed at the State Solo & Ensemble Festival at CWU in Ellensburg on April 28 and 29. Pictured here is the Treble Ensemble performing 'Dobru noc' (left to...


Program will explore 1919 massacre

Jim Martine will present his 1919 Centralia Massacre program at a number of community locations. Learn about the Centralia Massacre and the Wobbly War of 1919 with Jim Martine Thursday, May 19, and Sa...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 11, 2016

Dusty duo attends NBA game

Dusty Brian and Angela Broeckel drove to Portland Friday to spend Mother’s Day weekend with daughter Alex BeDell and Kyle Zartman. They attended an NBA playoff game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors. They returned... Full story

 By Anne Lowe    People    May 11, 2016

Helen Jane Hughes gets Endicott sendoff

Endicott Twenty women last Wednesday met at the Endicott Food Center to wish Helen Jane Hughes the best in her journey to her new home in Pullman. She received a money and card basket as a gift. She has lived in the area for many years and will be... Full story


CHS students present senior projects

Thirty-one members of this year's senior class presented senior projects last Thursday night. Evaluation groups were comprised of 12 parents and 18 residents of the district. Last December, 13 senior...


My Favorite Recipes May 12: Meet Allison Rockwell Tucker, formerly of Endicott Now living in Mundford, Norfolk, UK

Braden Tucker, Linda Marler, Allison and Sydney Tucker at Blenheim Palace, England. Allison Rockwell Tucker grew up in Endicott and attended school in Spokane from sixth grade through high school.... Full story

 By Mike Day    People    May 11, 2016

Rosalia blood drive tops 5-year mark

Rosalia The students and community of Rosalia High School brought in the most units of blood since 2011 with a record breaking 13 units. Nineteen community members came out April 20 to support the annual blood drive which lead to its great success....

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 11, 2016

Eileen Carter’s yard honored

Lacrosse LaCrosse Yard of the Month award for May went to Eileen Carter. The Yard of the Month committee this year is asking the residents of LaCrosse to help select winners. They will put ballot boxes at the post office and the store, and residents...


Hazel's Place opens in LaCrosse

The menu at Hazel’s Place will consist of affordable comfort food and options made with pure, in-season ingredients. Gazette Reporter news intern The new café, Hazel's Place, opening this week in...

 By Kara McMurray    News    May 11, 2016

Wagyu sale set at Reeves ranch

The history of Wagyu cattle in Japan dates back thousands of years, but the history of the native Asian cattle on the Bar R Cattle Co. ranch near Pullman dates back only about 25 years. “We register...

 By Kara McMurray    News    May 11, 2016

Shred truck stop to benefit 'S.T.E.A.M.'

St. John/Endicott Schools' Foundation Dollars for Scholars will sponsor a shred truck on the corner of Front and Main streets in St. John Saturday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marlene Landers, foundation manager, said the service will not have a s... Full story


Don C. Brunell: Awakening of Undercover Boss

One of the highest rated television programs during Super Bowl week last February was “Undercover Boss.” According to the Nielsen ratings, it drew 6.8 million viewers. By contrast, the Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows had 5.72 million. Viewers... Full story


On the record

REAL ESTATE SALES Mikaela Marlow, Hilo, Hawaii, to Kim and Sarah Chilson, Richland, house on SW Crithfield Court, Pullman, $218,000, April 21. Kent Niehenke, Moscow, to Sand Road Land, Co., ag land east of Johnson, $432,750, April 21. Curtis and... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 11, 2016

Colton's Luke Moore named Presidential Scholar

Colton had possesion of the football on a November night in Asotin. Wildcats’ lineman Luke Moore, lined up as a tight end in a playoff game, went out and the throw came to him wide open behind the G...


Still “reasonably effective"

The Transportation Safety Administration is again under fire. TSA is responsible for the security screening of passengers at airports. This is the same agency that hired security screeners who turned out to have ties with terrorists. Now the agency... Full story


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