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Palouse hot rods will mark 15th year

The 15th annual Spring Hot Rod Gathering will come to Palouse Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show caters to pre-1965 traditional hot rods, choppers and kustom cars. The free event is hosted by the Knuckle Skrape’Rs car club, based in Palouse,...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

Rosalia celebrates Battle Days' 50th edition

Rosalia will celebrate the 50th edition of Battle Days with a wide variety of events this weekend. To kickoff the weekend, members of the Rosalia Float committee will host a talent show in the Rosalia High School gym at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

Grad tally for 2019 down 10 from last year

Over the next two weekends, high schools in Whitman County will hold commencement ceremonies to mark the graduation of 329 students. This year’s class of 2019 totals 10 students less than last year. Other numbers from past years include 299 in 2017...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

St. John board approves bond issue for roof work

St. John School District board of directors at a special meeting last Thursday approved a funding measure to replace roofing at the school, using a special non-voted bond. In 2018, St. John voters...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019
Tanya Charles

Rosalia resident leads royalty program, float

One Rosalia community member saw the need and stepped in to continue the Rosalia royalty program. Tanya Charles, USPS employee and long-time Whitman County resident, in Nov. 2016 created a nonprofit...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

Public Works director shares progress with data mapping

County commissioners discussed Graphic Informational Systems in Whitman County and heard an update about the Hawkins development Tuesday morning at their workshop session. Whitman County will work throughout the summer to update GIS in the county,...

 

First Thursday returns to Colfax

First Thursdays will returns to downtown Colfax June 6 with the music of Sammy Eubanks headlining at 6:30 p.m. Eubanks has been voted best male vocalist in Washington state 12 times and is a member of the Inland Empire Blues Society Hall of Fame....

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

County schools earn state awards

The Washington State Board of Education honored several Whitman County schools for the 2017-2018 school year. In the first phase of the school recognition system, 216 schools across Washington were recognized for three different categories: closing...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    May 30, 2019

Avista installs smart meters for customers in county

Whitman County residents should expect to hear from Avista about installing a new smart meter in their home. Paul Kimmell, Avista Palouse regional manager, said smart meters are an advanced metering technology. They provide more information to...

 

High bids stop Tekoa street job

City of Tekoa will delay a summer-long streets project after bids came in too high. The work was for road reconstruction and new sidewalks on sections of Crosby Street and Park Street, to be paid for by the Washington State Transportation...

 

Fluff poses fire hazard

Pullman Fire Department responds to several cottonwood fluff fires this time of year, especially on College Hill. From about mid-May to mid-June, cottonwood trees produce fluff that floats on the slightest breeze. This fluff accumulates, up to six...

 
Boyer Park

Port commissioners tour projects at Boyer

Port commissioners convened at Boyer Park and Marina last Thursday for a regular meeting prior to the park's Memorial Day weekend season opening. Mike Olmstead, park manager, gave the commissioners a...

 

Tekoa allows dog to stay

A dog-bite incident in Tekoa in April has been addressed by the city council May 6, in a 5-2 vote to allow the owner to keep the animal in town with certain conditions. City council representatives John Guidice and Roy Schulz voted no. The owner...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    May 30, 2019
Altaira Bogle

Students prepare to launch

As the Colfax High School class of 2019 prepares to graduate Saturday, one particular class has a stake in what happens next. Altaira Bogle, a six-year teacher at Colfax, leads Senior Transitions ...

 
Colfax Arts Council

Colfax hosts Paint & Sip

Fourteen people participated in the Paint & Sip program at the Eagles May 10. Participants painted a sunflower in acrylic on a 16 x 20-inch canvas. Some branched out and tried different...

 

Snake River Family Festival scheduled for June 8

The public is invited to attend the 2019 Snake River Family Festival Saturday, June 8, at Boyer Park & Marina, upstream from Almota. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature free food (while supplies last,) activities...

 
Gavin Merritt and Austin Apperson

Oakesdale girls win big at state meet

Oakesdale girls collected points all over the Roos Field complex at Cheney Friday and Saturday to roll out a dominant win in the 1B state track finals. The Nighthawks finished with 107 points, the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 30, 2019

Wildcats fall in state final 2-1

Colton opened the tournament with a first round win over the Loggerettes of Wishkah Valley, 13-2. They advanced to meet Southeast 1B league rival Pomeroy in the semifinals, winning 11-6. They made...

 

Colfax golf duo finishes second

Colfax seniors Bennett Gray and Augie Allenbach finished second with a team score of 31 May 22 on the Tumwater Valley course. Crosspoint Academy of Bremerton took the team trophy with a score of 41. Gray placed fourth overall with a 153 (76-77) and...

 

Colfax girls finish 1-2

Colfax softball players finished the season with a 1-2 run at Yakima to fall short of the trophy round. The Bulldogs started the run at Gateway Complex with a marathon 20-18 win over Ocosta in the first round. The opener featured a total of 38 hits f...

 

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