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 By Garth Meyer    News    August 15, 2019

St. John Hardware approved for stateline site

The Whitman County board of adjustment approved a conditional use permit Aug. 8 to allow St. John Hardware and Implement to open a location on the former Hawkins property just west of the Washington-Idaho border. No one spoke against the project at...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 15, 2019

Lentil Festival offers many events

The 31st annual Lentil Festival returns to Pullman Friday and Saturday with events to span the weekend. It begins Friday at 9 a.m., with the Tase T. Lentil Mini Golf Tournament at Airway Hills Golf Center. Friday’s main events start at 5 p.m. at Re...

 
Dr. William Hiller

Dr. Hiller to be medical director for 2020 paralympics triathlon

He was there in the early years, the 1982-83-84 Ironman in Hawaii, when you just had to arrive with $150 and sign up. Now after serving three Olympic Games as medical director of the triathlon, the...

 

State funding now available for historic barns, cemeteries

In partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) the Washington Trust has announced that funding is available for two statewide grant programs: Heritage Barn Grants and Historic Cemetery Grants. This will be the...

 

Applications now open for grants

The Valerie Sivinski Fund is an annual program of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation that provides grants of up to $2,000 to organizations engaged in historic preservation around Washington state. The goal of the fund is to support...

 
Nancy Thorson

Route 26 vintage market opens store in Colfax

The twice-per-year Route 26 vintage market at the fairground now has a storefront. Open since Aug. 1, in Colfax, Route 26 sells antiques at the former Buri Medical Equipment store Thursday, Friday...

 

Grandstand project nears completion

Installation of the new arena grandstand, which is expected to be the star attraction at this year's Palouse Empire Fair, is expected to be finished this week. The new aluminum grandstand, funded...

 

Drones, model airplanes fly at Kruegel Park

Drones and radio controlled model airplanes were in action Saturday at Kruegel Park, 705 SE Dilke, in Pullman from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. The FPV Palouse group offered a drone flying obstacle course,...

 

July rain falls short

Official total rainfall measured for July at the Colfax NRCS station was .21 inches with a .01 logged on the first day of the month and .20 logged on July 24. The tally also puts July below the average of .56 for the month, which is the lowest...

 

Cannon, loaded guns located in threat case

A formal charge of harassment with threat to kill was filed in superior court Thursday by Prosecutor Denis Tracy against Kent Kimberling, 61, Garfield. Kimberling was booked into jail Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. According to the arrest report, Kimberling...

 

How to ride a road bicycle from Spokane to LaCrosse

The eleven bicycle riders from Rutgers University followed a unique route last Wednesday when they rode from Spokane to LaCrosse where they were welcomed for an overnight stay. The route south of Spok...

 
Layne Gingerich; Nathan Akesson

Bulldogs earn NE-South honors

Layne Gingerich, left, and Nathan Akesson were named for all-league honors at the district playoffs last spring. Akesson also received the league's MVP award. He is headed for Big Bend Community...

 

Lewiston grid camp­

Straughan’s Air It Out Football Academy and Lewis-Clark Valley Loggers College Football Team will host a football camp to develop fundamental and advanced skills for quarterbacks, receivers and linemen in the third through 12th grades. Instructors...

 
Dick McNeilly; Sarah Ryan; Ty Meyer; Bill Ryan; Sonny Riley

Snake River landowners visit D.C.

Dick McNeilly, Sonny (Walter) Riley and Bill Ryan represented Snake River cattlemen and landowners and met with the staffs of Reps. McMorris-Rodgers and Dan Newhouse in Washington, D.C., earlier this...

 

Briefs: August 15, 2019

Colfax harassment sentence Devan M. Hannas, 21, Colfax, was sentenced to serve two days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a reduced harassment charge Friday morning in superior court. Hannas had been charged with harassment with a threat to kill...

 

On The Record: August 15, 2019

REAL ESTATE SALES David and Cheryl Richardson, Rigby, Idaho, to James Fitzgerald and Nancy Rothwell, house and acreage on the Green Hollow Road north of Colfax, $325,000, July 26. Renee Schamberger Colfax, to Gail Webster, Colfax, house on N. Cedar... Full story

 
Brooke Marriott; Christopher Keil

Bulletin Column: August 15, 2019

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...

 

Breeding more

In Southern California during a traffic stop, the driver of the stopped car pulled out a rifle and started shooting. The policeman on the scene was killed, later two others were wounded. The shooter fired indiscriminately at other motorists. The car...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Statesmanship, not Hatesmanship

It has become routine: President Donald Trump spends a golfing break at one of his properties. Tragically, horrific gun massacres also have become part of the routine, two of them just the other weekend, one of them clearly the consequence of a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Enough With Violent White Supremacists

At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK. It conducted an operation that infiltrated, manipulated and ran the group into the ground. With violent white hate again on the rise, we...

 

Pet Peeves And Okeydokes: August 15, 2019

#!*! WHY??? Is gas in Dusty 3.199 and in town 3.09??...

 

Letters: August 15, 2019

Well done Like Susan Barbee wrote in a recent edition of The Gazette, my wife and I recently made cemetery visits, and like Ms. Barbee we were somewhat dismayed by what we saw. We visited the Colfax Cemetery and were surprised at the dried up grass...

 

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