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  • Legals

    May 11, 2016

    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 Public Works proposes to reconstruct an approximate 3.6 mile portion of Almota Road located approximately 5-6 miles southwest of Colfax, Washington in Sections 18, 19, and 30, Township 15 N., Range 43 E., and in Section 25, Township 15 N., Range 42 E. W.M., Whitman County, Washington. After review...

  • Bulletin Column

    May 11, 2016

    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. TEE ORDERED TO DRUG REHAB Blaine Tee, 27, Tekoa resident who was arrested last February after deputies investigated a report of drugs being provided near Tekoa schools, was ordered to undergo six months of drug treatment Friday at his sentencing in Whitman County Superior Court. Tee was ordered...

  • Obituaries May 12

    May 11, 2016

    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 Colfax Cemetery. Mrs. Ulrey died Friday, May 7, 2016, at her home in Colfax. Born Feb. 13, 1943, in McLean County, N.D., to Frederick and Dorothy Wagner Helm, she was raised in North Dakota and married Larry Ulrey March 8, 1962. They resided in Illinois before moving to Colfax in 1970. She was employed... Full story

  • May food pantry distributions set

    May 11, 2016

    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.; Palouse Community Center, 1 to 3 p.m.; Rosalia Methodist Church, 9 to 11 a.m.; LaCrosse, 110 N. Main, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26: Garfield Legion/Grange Hall, 2 to 6 p.m.; Oakesdale Baptist Church, 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Endicott 7th Day Adventist Church, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Tekoa City Hall, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; M...

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

    May 11, 2016

    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 carrying rain. You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Psalm 139:1 Toward the end of life, what's really important to people is to be able to see how their life mattered, how it was meaningful, how there was a story to it that wraps up in a good way. There was a little boy visiting his elderly...

  • CHS Jazz band to play concert tonight

    May 11, 2016

    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. Colfax band director Mike Morgan said the Mt. Hood festival places schools from a wide range of sizes in each of its competition divisions. The second-place win at Mt. Hood follows the Colfax band's first place win three weeks ago at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Senior guitar player Ryan Reynolds...

  • Etcetera May 12

    May 11, 2016

    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 and coffee, tea or punch. Kamiak flower tour Park board member Doug Flansburg will lead a flower identification walk along the nationally recognized Pine Ridge Trail at Kamiak Butte Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event, and participants do not need register. Meet at the...

  • Menus May 12

    May 11, 2016

    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. Friday: Macaroni and cheese, smokies, breadstick, carrots, fruit. AT ENDICOTT SCHOOLS: Monday: Swiss steak, rice, green beans, cucumber, grapes. Tuesday: Nachos, refried beans, orange slice, cauliflower, cinnamon square. Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese, salad and veggies, roll, apple salad. Thursday: Fish...

  • Library Calendar May 12

    May 11, 2016

    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 your needs and fitness level. Call the library at (509) 397-4366 for more information. Friday, May 13 All Branches Closed – Annual Staff Development Day – Online services and digital collection remain available. Monday, May 16 Colton & LaCrosse – Preschool Programs – Social time for kids and parents with pl...

  • WHMC once again among iVantage top 100 hospitals

    May 11, 2016

    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 staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation. We continue to remain focused on quality, performance and patient satisfaction and this recognition is a direct example of our commitment to provide quality care to the communities we serve,” said Hank Hanigan, CEO. The hospital scored in the t... Full story

  • Colfax High School choir performs at state Solo & Ensemble Festival

    May 11, 2016

    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 right) Nicole Wiley, Sarah Appel, Hailey Aase, Breeauna Byrd, Ashley Goebel, Sara Whelchel, Rebekah Huber and Lauren Claassen. Claassen and Wiley also performed in the duet category and Wiley sang in the solo category. The girls received superior and excellent ratings from the collegiate...

  • Program will explore 1919 massacre

    May 11, 2016

    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 Saturday, May 21, as he visits a number of community locations. During the presentations, Martine shares a page from the history books so shocking it is hard to believe it is true. Martine made his living in Seattle as a printer and a salesman, though he was trained to be a teacher. His interest in hi...

  • Dusty duo attends NBA game

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|May 11, 2016

    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 home Sunday. Denise Broeckel Kendall spent Mother’s Day weekend with her father Oscar Broeckel. Richard Alexander, Tacoma, was a surprise guest to the home of Carmen and Blake Heaton. He arrived Friday to surprise his mother, Emily Alexander, who is living with the Heatons. Sunday, Tru and Range Hea... Full story

  • Helen Jane Hughes gets Endicott sendoff

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|May 11, 2016

    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 missed. She has been active in Relay for Life - Endicott Team, Endicott Community Club, Elizabeth Circle, Winona School Reunions and the Whitman Hospital Auxiliary. A benefit spaghetti feed for Endicott local Leslie Starrett will be Saturday, May 14, at 6 p.m. at the Endicott Food Center. Endicott... Full story

  • CHS students present senior projects

    May 11, 2016

    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 presented their projects. Senior projects are done outside of the classroom. Students are required to put in at least 20 hours learning about a career or learning a new skill. The project can be a job shadow experience or learning from a mentor. Galen McWhirter learned woodworking by making an...

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

    May 11, 2016

    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. Marrying a military officer insured she would see more of the world as an adult than she did as a child. She has moved about nine times in 17 years. Her husband, Sam, grew up in Caldwell, Idaho, and his family knew Allison’s extended family, although they met at the University of Idaho with no help f... Full story

  • Rosalia blood drive tops 5-year mark

    Mike Day, Gazette Correspondent|May 11, 2016

    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. Each unit of blood can save up to three lives and makes a huge impact on the local community. The Inland Northwest Blood Center is the sole provider of blood to area hospitals and relies on volunteer donors to help keep fully-stocked shelves....

  • Eileen Carter’s yard honored

    Debbie Casey, Gazette Correspondent|May 11, 2016

    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 can fill out out one of the the forms, located next to the ballot boxes, and drop it in the box. The collection date will be posted on top of the boxes and the rules for the contest are on the back of the voting form. They encourage all residents of LaCrosse to participate....

  • Hazel's Place opens in LaCrosse

    Meghann Ferguson|May 11, 2016

    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 LaCrosse, puts a new spin on classic comfort foods alongside a super-food menu. Proprietors Kristl and William “Ty” Tyler say they are proud to welcome the community of LaCrosse into their café, which has been in the works for a year now. “We are so happy to have a community that is extremely loyal and...

  • Wagyu sale set at Reeves ranch

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|May 11, 2016

    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 registered our first Wagyu half-blood calf in 1990,” said Jerry Reeves, a local rancher whose main pasture is along the Snake River. Reeves, proprietor at Bar R Cattle Co. and former professor of Animal Sciences at Washington State University, was part of a team funded by the International Marketing Program i...

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

    Kara McMurray, Gazette Reporter|May 11, 2016

    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 set price, but they hope customers will be willing to donate to benefit its S.T.E.A.M. Fund. “The newly-established fund is intended to help high school students attend activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math,” Landers said. “We want to be sure that no student is unable t... Full story

  • Don C. Brunell: Awakening of Undercover Boss

    May 11, 2016

    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’ watched CEOs leave their comfortable corporate offices, disguise themselves as workers, and risked the humiliation of doing something wrong. It is all about an awakening to what really happens on the company’s front lines. Too often people see “big bosses” as aloof and guiding the organization using im... Full story

  • On the record

    May 11, 2016

    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 Janet Feldner, Colfax, to Clifton and Janet Sandefur, Colfax, house on Highway 272, Colfax, $180,000, April 21. Jim Helm, Colfax, to David and Kim L. Stine, two land parcels in area Sumner and Third Street, Colfax, $5,000, April 21. Larry D. Hood, Pullman, to William and Gary Lyon, Pullman, ag parcels... Full story

  • Colton's Luke Moore named Presidential Scholar

    Garth Meyer, Gazette Reporter|May 11, 2016

    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 Garfield/Palouse defense. No. 71 ran for the end zone. Now he’s on his way to Washington, D.C., as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar. U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced last Wednesday the selection of Luke Moore of Garfield, who attends Colton High School, as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Schola...

  • Still “reasonably effective"

    May 11, 2016

    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 is catching heat again. This time it is for massive delays at some of the nation's airports. Lines are reportedly atrocious, backing up more than ever in the past. Travelers are getting frustrated and angry. In fact, many who arrive at airports more than two hours ahead of their flights are kept in... Full story

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