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Legals June 1

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT SUBSTANTIAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT Notice is hereby given that Pioneer Telephone has applied for a Substantial Development Permit for the boring of two 1½ inch fiber optic conduits under the Palouse...


Colfax FFA leads remembrance

Flags of the nation and service branches stretch out at the Endicott Cemetery. Photo courtesy Misty Zornacki. A flag at the Colfax Cemetery waves against the green of the Palouse beyond. Kristina and...


On the Record June

MARRIAGE LICENSES Jesse Christopher Clark, 40, and Katherine Jessica Wong, 28, both Pullman, May 25. Christopher Everett Doman, 27, and Katie Lynn Caywood, 30, both Moscow, May 26. Ryan Milo Paulus, 25, and Danika Noelle Hill, 25, both Moscow, May...


Bulletin Column June 1

These reports are from previous 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. DEPUTIES FIND $9,000 IN DRUG ARREST An early morning tra...


Bob Franken: Friendly World, Hostile Home

As President Donald Trump returns from all the heads-of-state pageantry in far-off lands, he cannot distance himself from the piles of mess he's left back home. Just ask Richard Nixon, whose travels couldn't escape Watergate, or Bill Clinton, who...


Rich Lowry: Not on Our Soil

The Turkish government is obviously familiar with the concept of "chutzpah," if not necessarily the word. Ankara summoned the American ambassador to protest allegedly "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by the Washington, D.C., police. Their... Full story

 By Jerry Jones    Opinion    June 1, 2017

So you want a city council seat?

Gazette Editor Three rookies will take seats on the Colfax City Council at the start of next year. Each applied for a seat that failed to attract other candidates. The three new council members and short-term appointee Sarah McKnight will make up a... Full story


‘Princess’ tops Colfax banner contest voting

“Princess of the Palouse,” a street banner portrait by Teresa Adams of Colfax of a sheep eating a sunflower, won balloting for the people’s choice award which was presented Thursday, May 25 at the Colfax Arts Council reception at The Center....


Obituaries June 1

Alan D. Arnold, 63, longtime resident of Tekoa, died at his home Friday, May 19, 2017, from natural causes. A graveside service for will be at noon Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Goldenrod Cemetery...


Good Old Days June 1

125 years ago The Commoner May 27, 1892 The regime of the horse rustler on the rollings hills of the Palouse is nearly ended. The ranchmen have banded, in many districts for mutual protection and have begun operations defensive and aggressive....


Library trivia begins 5-town tour

Another strong crowd showed up for a recent library trivia session. Whitman County Library’s trivia contests are drawing crowds, with some teams traveling from town to town to compete. Whitman... Full story


Rosalia Memorial Day observance

Air Force retiree Mack McGarth did the lowering and raising of the flags at the Rosalia Veteran’s Park in Rosalia and then went to the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. He first lowered the flags and put them to...


Skate garden work days set

Organizers of the Tony Kettel Skate Gardens in Palouse will hold “Rain or Shine Work Days” on Wednesdays and Saturdays in May and June. Sessions will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. until noon Saturdays. Tasks include light lifting,... Full story


Library Calendar June 1

Thursday, June 1 Malden – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Annual Book Sale – Come get some great deals and help “Build a Better World.” Colfax – 3 to 6 p.m. – The community is invited to sign-up for Summer Reading at the Colfax Library for... Full story


Etcetera June 1

Broberg exhibit now at Dahmen Images of the Palouse by Ed Broberg will be featured in a new exhibit at the Dahmen Barn. "Palouse Light and Color” presents vibrant images of soil, sky and turf, and runs June 4-30. Admission is free for the show and...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 1, 2017

Ochs duo hosts 16 for workshop

Dusty Li and Jon Ochs hosted an art workshop at their home organized by their daughter Nadia Wilson this past weekend. Sixteen people from the western side of the state arrived on Friday to participate in classes on watercolor, acrylic painting and... Full story


Artists' Choice awarded in street banner contest

--Don Marshall photo Oakesdale’s Gabrielle Israel receives the Artists' Choice Award in the Colfax Banner Making Contest. Making the presentation is the founder of the event, now in its ninth year,... Full story

 By Mary Collins    People    June 1, 2017

My Favorite Recipes: Meet James Woomack

James Woomack is a retired Navy aircraft mechanic and an active member of the Garfield food pantry, American Legion and Ladow Grange. James Woomack knows that life can be difficult. He was born into... Full story


Colfax takes 9th at state, wins 4x100

Colfax girls scored 30 points in the 1B track finals at Roos Field Saturday with Northwest Christian of Lacey taking the meet with 90 points. St. George's, the top team from the NE, placed a distant second with 65 points. Colfax took the 4x100 relay... Full story


Oakesdale girls take state back to back

Oakesdale girls again proved "it ain't over until it's over" when they scored three points after the track had shut down Saturday after a long final day of the state championships at Roos Field in Cheney. Oakesdale trailed its west side opponent,... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 1, 2017

Colton softball takes third at state

Coach Brad Nilson and the Colton girls with the third-place plaque. The team was lead by seniors Kendyl Druffel, Emma Schultheis and Daylinn Smith. It was game No. 4 on Field No. 4 at the Gateway... Full story


Bulldogs stay on track for state title

Nate Akesson hits a two-run inside-the-park home run in the state championship game at Wheeler Field in Centralia. Colfax baseball players finished a run to the state 2B title Saturday at Wheeler Fiel...


Colfax golf trio collects title in state golf finale

The three Colfax entrants in the state's all-B finals took the team title May 24 after the second round of play at Horn Rapids in Richland. Colfax finished with a team score of 36, with Chance Weitze fourth, Bennett Gray 11th and Augie Allenbach...

 By Kara McMurray    News    June 1, 2017

Port sells its last Wilma building

The Port of Whitman County last week accepted an offer on the final building it owned at the Port of Wilma. The Port accepted an offer from Martin Frostad, who owns an O-ring business. “It's a rubber ring that seals things,” said Joe Poiré,... Full story


Second Harvest at Rosauers today

Second Harvest mobile food pantry will make a stop at the Colfax Rosauers today, June 1. The pantry will be on the Mill Street side of the store from 3 to 6 p.m., and food will be given away to those who need it. Council on Aging Executive Director...


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