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 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018
Kat Wiley, Brody Langston

Mural brings color, character to St. John

Visitors to St. John can catch a glimpse of our region's scenery not just in the rolling hills that surround them, but in the colorful mural being painted by Kat Wiley. A June graduate of St....

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018

LaCrosse Farmers Festival offers a variety of attractions

The annual LaCrosse Farmers Festival Saturday, June 23, will offer an array of entertainment and food options for all ages. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with a flea market put on by Route 26 on West 2nd Street. At 9 a.m., there will be a quilt...

 

Three events set at Colfax

A full lineup of events will be in the Colfax area this weekend with airplanes, ice cream and black powder in the mix. Action will start early Saturday morning with the Colfax Fly-in and Pancake breakfast sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 21, 2018
Purpose Roasters in Colfax, WA

New operation takes shape in former Arby's

The former off-white and red Arby's building in Colfax is taking shape for a summer opening of the now silver-gray building as Purpose Roasters, a coffee roasting company and café. Owners Travis and...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018
Matthew Sutherland

Sutherland lists topics in state seat challenge

Matthew Sutherland, a 25-year-old Democrat who is challenging Joe Schmick of Colfax for the District 9 legislative seat, is an officer candidate in the Washington National Guard. Sutherland joined...

 

Wilke field day will show crop, disease research results

Experts from Washington State University and the University of Idaho will share the latest advances in crop production and disease protection for Eastern Washington at the June 26 at the Wilke Research and Extension Farm near Davenport. The field...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 21, 2018

Request nears for Palouse Brownfields

The City of Palouse and its consultant for the Brownfields cleanup site are nearing a final draft of a Request for Proposals (RFP). The document, which will require approval by the city council, is being put together by a volunteer Brownfields...

 

Three robotics camps slated

Youths from Whitman County are invited to register for the 4H Summer Robotics Camps sponsored by WSU Whitman County Extension and the 4H Palouse Area Robotics Team. The first session will be June 26-28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Public Service...

 

Pullman to hike parking fees

As of July 1, Pullman parking fines will follow a new, progressive fine structure. For example, downtown overtime parking fines are currently $10, but will increase to $30 for the first violation, $50 for a second violation, and $100 for a third,...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018
National Heritage Conservation Manager John Gamon

Steptoe Butte habitat proposal receives variety of comments

The future of the Steptoe Butte State Park was discussed at a public hearing in Colfax on Thursday, June 14. Kent Bassett, his late wife, Elaine, and Joan and Ray Folwell of Pullman bought the land...

 

Fire rules imposed June 10 at Wawawai Park

Fire restrictions went into effect at Wawawai County Park June 10 under Whitman County Fire District 14 guidelines. Campfires and smoking on trails will not be permitted within park boundaries. Cooking with charcoal briquettes or a gas grill is...

 

High speed chase ends in arrest

A $100,000 surety bail for pre-trial release was set in court Friday morning for Tyson K. Druffel, 38, Colfax, after he was booked into jail for a high speed chase in Colfax and on Almota Road south of Colfax early that morning. Druffel was booked on...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018
August 7, 2018, Primary Election

Candidates file reports on race revenue, spending

With the Aug. 7 primary election seven weeks away, Rob Rembert leads the three candidates for District Court judge with $18,638 in campaign contributions and $19,641 in expenditures, according to the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 21, 2018

Richland duo takes Slippery Gulch egg toss, $500 bonus

Kyle and Mallory Kraemer won the 26th year of the Tekoa Slippery Gulch Days egg toss Saturday, June 16, claiming a $500 bonus as the first winners with a female team member. The Richland couple, who removed their wedding rings for the contest ...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    June 21, 2018

Palouse Tables Project sets scavenger hunt, meet

A Palouse Tables Project scavenger hunt and community meeting June 30 will be part of a collaborative effort with the Community Action Center aimed at addressing food security. The scavenger hunt will begin at 1 p.m. at the Whitman County Library....

 
Webb's Slough boat race crowd

Boats, fans answer call to Slough despite weather

Despite cool weather and occasional rain, boat racers and fans made a strong showing in the opening session of the races at Webb's Slough in St. John. Race fans in coats and caps filled the terraces...

 

Pats top Shadle twice, now 3-3 in league race

Pullman Patriots topped Shadle Park twice Tuesday at the Pullman High field to advance their record to 3-3 in the Spokane Senior Legion league. The Patriots nipped Shadle 5-4 in a seven-inning duel in the first game Tuesday and then hammered the...

 

Cougars sweep doubleheader

The Whitman County Cougars, a class A American Legion team, won twice at Sandpoint Tuesday against the North Idaho Lakers. Pitchers Elliott Lee, Jackson Meyer and Marcus Hillyard led the way to 11-7 and 14-2 wins. Hillard and Lee took the mound in...

 

Scaroni wins NY race

Women's wheelchair road racer Susannah Scaroni, originally from Tekoa, won the first professional wheelchair division of the New York Road Runners New York Mini 10K June 9. Scaroni, 27, covered the 6.2-mile distance through Central Park in 22...

 

Three Wildcats make all-league SE roll

Three Colton softball players were named to the Southeast 1B All-League softball team at the conclusion of the 2018 season in May, along with two from Garfield/Palouse. Colton junior catcher Abby Kelly led the list, with Emily Schultheis, a junior...

 

Colton players earn five all-league slots

Colton’s state 1B runner-up baseball team led the Southeast 1B all-league list for 2018. Junior pitcher Reece Chadwick was honored along with senior pitcher/third baseman Cameron Bean, senior outfielder Tom Wolf, junior catcher Parker Druffel and...

 

Swim league books season

Colfax swim team will host three meets in July and the big all-league meet. The home league meets will include Pomeroy, Garfield/Palouse/Oakesdale/Plummer (GPOP), July 12; St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse/Washtucna July 19 and Pullman and Pomeroy July 24....

 

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