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Legals: August 17, 2017

In the superior court of the State of Washington for the county of Whitman, Whitman County, Building Dept. Plaintiff, vs. LIA JUNE BERG, Defendant. No. 17-2-00160-38 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The State of Washington to the said Defendant, Lia June Berg...


Obituaries: August 17, 2017

A graveside service for Elna Anne Sharp Paulson, 87, retired Rosalia teacher, was Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe followed by a formal memorial service at the Rosal... Full story


Street art at Pearson Farm & Fence

A cat attempts to lure a wary mouse around the corner at Pearson Farm & Fence in Colfax. This street art, by artist Nancy Rothwell, is the latest installment in the Colfax Art Council's continuing...


Good Old Days: August 17, 2017

125 years ago The Commoner Aug. 12, 1892 For weeks the streets of the city and hillsides roundabout have exhibited deep gashes up and down and across them. These ghastly cuts were the trenches dug by a small army of laborers to receive the mains and...


Library Calendar: August 17, 2017

Thursday, Aug. 17 Colfax – 10 a.m. – WSU Cleans Up Colfax – Students and staff from WSU’s Center for Civic Engagement will be cleaning up Main Street. If interested in volunteering, contact library director, Kristie Kirkpatrick at [email protected]


August Colfax alumni luncheon

A small group attended the Aug. 8 luncheon for Colfax graduates in Spokane Valley. The next luncheon will be Oct. 10. In front are Sandra Hubbard Conti (1956), Jayne Carson Reynolds (1962), Barbara...


Etcetera: August 17, 2017

Dahmen books marimba band Dahmen Barn at Uniontown will present the Sesitshaya Marimba Band in an outdoor concert Saturday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. The band plays traditional and contemporary songs from Sub-Saharan Africa and shares the lively...


MY FAVORITE RECIPES By Mary Collins: Meet Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts came to Whitman County in the early 1980s when her family moved to Hooper so her Dad could take a job on the Harder ranch. She graduated from LaCrosse High School and stayed in the...

 By Mike Day    People    August 17, 2017

Rosalia calendars now on sale

Rosalia The 2017-18 Rosalia-Malden-Thornton community calendars are still available to order. All proceeds from the advertisements and calendar sales will go to the Rosalia Community Float and Royalty Association which builds and maintains the...


Artists submit 37 entries for CAC art exhibit, sale

Keith Danielson of Hooper, courier for his wife Carla’s entries in the Inspired Palouse exhibit, diligently fills out the entry paperwork at The Center Monday. All 37 entries had been delivered by...


Pullman to honor Walk of Famers

Inductees to the Pullman Walk of Fame will be honored during the 29th annual National Lentil Festival at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Kamiaken and Main streets. The Walk of Fame was established in 2003 to honor individuals who have served the...


Moscow seeks art for traffic boxes

The City of Moscow has put out a call to artists for vinyl wrap designs for traffic boxes. The call is open to individuals who are 18 or older who live in Latah, Nez Perce, Asotin or Whitman counties, or who are Nez Perce or Coeur d'Alene tribal... Full story


Sagers attend international convention

Dusty Art and Colene Sager just returned from a week in Minneapolis, Minn. While there, they attended the International Flying Farmer Convention. Highlights of the convention included touring the Vikings football stadium where the next Super Bowl... Full story


Singing despite the temperature

--Sharon Lindsay photo This Western Meadowlark seemed unaware of the heat as it sang Sunday, Aug. 6, from a mullein stalk along Ragon Road on the north side of Steptoe Butte.... Full story

 By Kara McMurray    News    August 17, 2017

Development approaches for 33 Port acres near Pullman Industrial Park

The Port of Whitman County two weeks ago discussed a water and sewer line it installed in Pullman four years ago and the future plans for development along that line. Port Executive Director Joe Poiré reported to commissioners two weeks ago that he...

 By Kara McMurray    News    August 17, 2017

Shelton judge again delays Brown trial

Whitman County's former finance director, Cinnamon Brown, was scheduled to go to trial in Mason County Superior Court on Aug. 8 for fraud and forgery charges. Brown, 33, however, did not show up for a pre-trial hearing on July 24. This was the third... Full story


Hummingbird Hawk Moth at work

--Don Marshall photo The rapid wingbeat and similar size can confuse the hummingbird hawk moth with a hummingbird. While other moths land before collecting nectar, the hummingbird hawk moth hovers...

 By Kara McMurray    News    August 17, 2017

Documentary now underway: Coroner hopes for closure in 1981 cold case

County Coroner Peter Martin has seen a lot in his years as coroner. He has witnessed families in distressing times and seen several crime scenes. The case that still haunts him, though, happened 36 years ago. Martin had been serving as coroner for...


On The Record: August 17, 2017

MARRIAGE LICENSES Andrew Jason Shumate, 30, and Holly Lyne DeHart, 24, both Pullman, Aug. 8. Jeffrey Carlton Hall, 33, and Amanda Rae Brown, 30, both Endicott, Aug. 8.PU Morgan Christopher Howard, 33, and Abby Lynne Myers, 30, both Pullman, Aug. 8....


Don C. Brunell: Massive Fires Increasing Wood Prices

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber supplies around our country. The result is the cost of a new home is rising because of the growing shortage of...


Letters: August 17, 2017

Qualified? Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers said at her Aug. 10 Town Hall meeting, “I support Donald Trump because, because, because he’s a disrupter and we need to change DC. I continue to support him.” When a later question about Donald...


Rich Lowry: The 'Anti-Diversity Screed' that wasn't

The first thing to know about the instantly infamous "anti-diversity screed" written by a Google software engineer is that it isn't anti-diversity or a screed. The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of... Full story


Bob Franken: Three Little Words

At the beginning of my reporting career, I covered a federal judge hearing a civil suit against National Guardsmen several years after the Kent State killings. The judge refused to allow transcripts of grand jury testimony from earlier criminal proce... Full story


A partial eclipse

On Monday, a total eclipse of the sun will darken parts of the country. The “path of totality” will be just south of us. It will cross onto the continent north of Newport, Ore., and will continue across the country to South Carolina with a 70-mil...


Bulletin column: August 17, 2017

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 updated. CEMETERY LEVY PASSES BY THREE VOTES The Colfax... Full story


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