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 By Garth Meyer    News    July 12, 2018

Old Mill Days returns

Oakesdale’s Old Mill Days returns this weekend with a slate of events July 13-14. New for the town festival will be a car show and a horseshoe contest, both Saturday afternoon. It all begins Friday...

 

League plans two nights of candidate forums

Pullman League of Women voters plans candidate forums next Tuesday, July 17, at the library in Colfax, and Wednesday, July 18, at the Neill Library in Pullman. The Colfax session will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Pullman session from 6:30 to 8:30...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 12, 2018

Bagott to step down as Palouse fire chief

The City of Palouse/Fire District Four will have a new fire chief some time after harvest. Chief Mike Bagott plans to return to the assistant chief position after 15 years in the top job. Scott...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 12, 2018

Japan ratifies CPTPP, wheat organizations call for action

Japan on July 6, became the second country to ratify the 11-nation CPTPP agreement, leading U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheatgrowers to call for the U.S. to join the pact or...

 

Drug suspects arrested at Tekoa, Oakesdale

Packaged methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than $2,000 was found in an early Saturday morning search of a residence in Tekoa, according to a report from Sheriff Brett Myers. Sheriff Myers reported they had received information from Coeur d...

 

Pine City zone change

Whitman County commissioners July 2 approved a zone change for a two-acre parcel owned by Inland Empire Milling outside Pine City. The change converts the parcel from agricultural zoning to limited heavy industrial. Under the change, the owners will...

 

Two drug arrests made in Colfax

Two Colfax residents were booked into jail early June 30 on probable drug possession charges after warrant searches were executed at separate residences. According to arrest reports by Colfax Officer Cory Alcantar, he and deputies arrested James A....

 

News Briefs

JUNE RAINS POST .33 GAIN Precipitation for June totaled 1.69 inches which was .33 over the 1.36 normal for the month. The month included the .83 reading June 11 after a weekend of heavy rain. The June gain followed a .25 of an inch gain for...

 

SEL, Schweitzers give $3 million to LCSC project

Pullman's Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), along with company founder and President Ed Schweitzer and wife, Beatriz, donated $3 million to the new career and technical education center at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). It is the largest...

 

Fire in Snake River canyon covers 1,300 acres

Fire crews from this area responded July 4 to a range fire which started in the Nisqually John Canyon along the Snake River about 12 miles downstream from Clarkston. The fire moved up a steep part of the canyon which could not be reached by crews...

 

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation awards $8,000

The Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation has awarded scholarships to, Bonnie Brown, Caitlin Carl, Elizabeth Schilling, Eunka Tobia and Nicole Weiss following the 2018 spring semester. Brown, Carl and Schilling each received a $1,000 scholarship to...

 

Patriots take second at tournament in Whitefish

Palouse Patriots Friday will start a three-day run at the Lewiston American Legion tournament which is the last event on their season schedule prior to the district playoffs in Spokane the following week. The Pats will commute down to Lewiston after...

 
 By Will DeMarco    Sports    July 12, 2018
The first 'Try'athlon

First 'Try'athlon raises $5,000 plus

Organizers of the first annual "Try"athlon in St. John Monday, June 23, said the event had a strong initial showing and will be returning in 2019. According to event organizer Amy Swannack, the...

 
 By Will DeMarco    Sports    July 12, 2018
Jordan Paddock

Garfield/Palouse senior to compete in bull riding at high school nationals

Garfield/Palouse High School student Jordan Paddock has qualified for Washington's National High School rodeo team and will soon compete in bull riding at the national high school finals July 15-21...

 

Straughan will play in New Zealand

Athletes in Action, a worldwide Christian organization, has selected Colton graduate Jake Straughan to travel this summer to play basketball against international teams and do missionary work. He will embark on a trip to New Zealand July 22 – Aug....

 
Dana Crider

Endicott hosts 4-gun shoot on July 4

Endicott Gun Club paid out $180 to the top three winners at its first four-gun shoot July 4. The 10 participants shot various targets with shotguns, deer rifles, .22 rifles and pistols. The shooters,...

 

Barracudas win swim opener at Endicott

Pullman Barracudas traveled to Endicott Tuesday to open the season's novice swim season against the St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse/Washtucua team in a big meet. Pullman posted a 652-539 win to start the season. 100-Yard Freestyle Girls 12 & Under:...

 

NE honors Pugh

Colfax Superintendent Jerry Pugh was named the 2017-18 NE 2B league Administrator of the Year. He was presented with a plaque by Colfax Athletic Director Nathan Holbrook on the last day of school....

 
Bunyard's Automotive

Bulletin Column

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...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Editorial    July 12, 2018

A question of the mainstream

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night should mark a reckoning for the Democratic Party. With now three consecutive respected choices in the most major of personnel...

 

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