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 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

St. John boat races sign up 37 teams

St. John is expected to have another record-breaking year for boat participants during this season's kick-off event at Webb's Slough in St. John Saturday. This year 37 teams, including 11 new teams, have entered, according to Amanda Webb. Drivers...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 13, 2019

Slippery Gulch back at Tekoa for 92nd edition

By Garth Meyer Gazette Reporter For the 92nd year, Tekoa Slippery Gulch Days arrived Monday and will culminate this weekend with a series of events, both new and perennial. It all started June 10 with the kids’ Fishing Derby in Hangman Creek....

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

Ag census numbers reflect farm consolidation trend

Whitman County is the 22nd in the country for market value of grain products sold, according to the 2017 agricultural census conducted by the USDA National Statistics Service Whitman County was ranked number one for the market value of grains in the...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

Sen. Murray staffer hears local views on issues

Whitman County commissioners discussed affordable housing in the county and new water quality standards with John Culton, Eastern Washington director for U.S. senator Patty Murray during a workshop session Monday morning. Commissioner Dean Kinzer...

 

Ice Age flood museum to open in LaCrosse Rock Bunkhouse

The Ice Age Flood Museum in the historic rock bunkhouse at LaCrosse will make its debut on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of The Farmer's Festival Celebration in LaCrosse,...

 

Colfax notice dropped chief perjury charge

The city's May 29 notice letter to former Colfax Police Chief Rick McNanny dropped the city's contention that he had committed perjury, one of the two causes cited in his Jan. 17 termination as police chief. The letter was the object of an extended...

 

Jury verdict halted on rape charge

Thomas L. Culhane, 23, Camas, pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of second-degree assault with intent to commit rape after a March 28 motion to stop judgment on a jury's verdict for conviction on second-degree rape. The jury's verdict...

 

GE wheat detected in field

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are aware that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the discovery of genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

Rosalia trio creates non-profit for hospital patients

Three young sisters from Rosalia started selling manicure kits as a way to raise funds for their cousin, Malia, who was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was four years old. Caryn Bothman, the mother...

 
 By Madysen McLain    News    June 13, 2019

Port considers loan for Tekoa airport fueling station

Port of Whitman commissioners and staff members discussed the potential of loaning funds to the City of Tekoa for its airport fueling system at the June 6 meeting. About a year ago, the Tekoa...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 13, 2019

Colfax school administrators, year-round staff get raise

The Colfax school board approved a raise May 28 for district principals and administrative year-round staff. They include the superintendent, principals at the high school and elementary school, transportation supervisor, technology director,...

 

Parks, Recreation board discuss research at Kamiak Butte

Whitman County Parks and Recreation board members authorized an Eastern Washington University professor to conduct research on plant communities at Kamiak Butte on Thursday afternoon at the Colfax...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 13, 2019

New store opens in Tekoa

A new store has opened in Tekoa at the site of the former Thompson Barn – which continues as a 10x20 space within Homestead General Store, open since May 8, on Crosby Street. The store is owned by Jim and Diedre Lee, along with Chet and Susie...

 

Marker, Mills siblings qualify for rodeo nationals

Caden Marker, 15, a freshman at Colfax High School next fall, placed first in three events at the Washington State Junior and High School Rodeo finals over Memorial Day weekend. The top four...

 

Akesson blanks Shadle; Patriots book 14 hits

Nate Akesson of Colfax pitched five innings of no-hit ball Tuesday at Jackson Field in Spokane to launch an 8-0 shutout win for the Pullman Patriots. Peyton Kallaher finished out the game for the 8-0 win. Akesson fanned 10 Shadle batters over the fiv...

 

Colfax BR scores twice for walk off 7-6 win

Colfax Babe Ruth scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night at McDonald Park for a 7-6 walk off win over Kendrick/Juliaetta. The win left the Colfax team at 6-2 on the season. Pitchers for Colfax were Alex Mortenson, Matt...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 13, 2019

Commentary: Again, how to fix Major League Baseball

Nightly highlights for Major League Baseball ran on ESPN Wednesday, June 5. An impossible throw from third to first for an out in Toronto, a catch against the fence in Philadelphia, Boston's Chris Sale striking out a series in Kansas City. Then...

 

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