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Palouse Empire Fair slated for Sept. 8-11

COLFAX – Get ready for some good old-fashioned fun next week. The Palouse Empire Fair is set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8-11, and local agriculture will be on full display at the fairgrounds west of Colfax. There will be carnival rides and...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 1, 2022

Palouse to shut off water main Sept. 6

PALOUSE— The water main that serves the Northeast section of the north hill, Breeding’s Addition, and Fisher’s Addition in Palouse will be shut off starting Tues. Sept. 6, at approximately 8 a.m. This will last about 6 to 10 hours. The City of...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 1, 2022

Kowatsch to cover athletics

COLFAX – The Gazette has hired a Moscow, Idaho, native to cover sports countywide. Teren Kowatsch, 23, of Pullman, joined the Colfax-based staff Monday, Aug. 29. Kowatsch graduated from University...

 

Boat racers memorialize locals

ST. JOHN – Two area men were remembered following the Saturday, Aug. 26, sprint boat races at Webb's Slough. The ashes of Richie Baltierra of St. John were spread on the waters after the racing....

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 1, 2022

Jeff Solbrack named Papé Machinery general manager

COLFAX – A local man has been named general manager of Papé Machinery Agriculture and Turf division. The firm has promoted Jeff Solbrack of Colfax to general manager of its Walla Walla Region. "Jef...

 

Public Records

County Jail COLFAX — The Whitman County Jail reported the following jail bookings from Aug. 26-28: Scott Jefries Porter, 37, booked Aug. 26, for Burglary 1st degree and 7 counts of theft of a firearm. Alissa Amber Rivera, 31, booked Aug. 26, for...

 

State Bank Northwest opens new branches

SPOKANE – The State Bank Northwest has announced the bank opening in Whitman County and South Spokane. The Colfax and Rockford full service branches will open September 1. Hours will be 8:30 am -...

 

Lincoln County Rodeo; next stop Palouse Empire

Photos from the Lincoln County Rodeo....

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 1, 2022

News Briefs

Libraries closed for Labor Day weekend COLFAX — In observance of Labor Day, all 14 branches of the Whitman County Library District are closed Saturday, Sept. 3, through Monday Sept. 5. In anticipation of the closure, due dates for library...

 

Innovators can increase fresh water supplies

In Washington, this year we’re fortunate to have escaped the historic droughts plaguing other parts of the world. The Columbia River basin water system has been at normal levels which is good for ou...

 

Learn history; don't cancel it

Last week, Fairchild Air Force announced it was erasing Col. George Wright because the history surrounding him is considered by some divisive. In place of his name being associated with a housing...

 
 By Dean Henrich    News    September 1, 2022

Whitman hired as Spokane County deputy

SPOKANE – A native of Whitman County is now a deputy in the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. Whitnie Whitman, 29, was sworn into office Tuesday, Aug. 16, by Undersheriff John Nowels along with Ty...

 

Humane Society to hold howling fundraiser

The Humane Society of the Palouse will hold its annual Howling at Hamilton fundraiser from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, September 11 at the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center in Moscow. The aquatic center welcomes local dogs and their owners to enjoy the park before...

 

'Tucna getting together

WASHTUCNA – A community get-together is being planned for Sunday, Sept. 11, to help neighbors get to know neighbors. “Washtucna has seen an influx of new residents in recent years,” organizer Donna Stoess said. “Often, it seems people don't...

 

Births

• Archie James Hardy, a boy, was born Aug. 23, to parents Levi and Roxanne Hardy of Colfax. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Daniel and Brenda Hardy of Colfax. Maternal Grandparents are Jim and Trudi Allenbach of Colfax....

 

Good ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Sept. 3, 1897 COLFAX COLLEGE Fall Term Begins Sept. 15-Working for Endowment. The fall term in Colfax College, under the presidency of Prof. F. N....

 

Melvina "Pinky" Lee Tuttle

Pinky Tuttle, 83, was called home Saturday, August 27th, 2022, in Colfax WA surrounded by her granddaughters, Kelsey and Ellie. She was listening to worship music and being read her favorite...

 

William "Bill" Hughes, Jr.

William "Bill" Hughes, Jr., 91, longtime Endicott, Washington resident passed away August 26, 2022 at Sunrise Garden Adult Family Home in Pullman, WA. Bill was born December 11, 1930 in Lexington,...

 

Janice Farbo Baird

Janice Farbo Baird, 91, of Cheney, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in Cheney, WA. A Celebration of Life will be from 2-5 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Bill’s home at Badger Lake,...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 1, 2022

Late summer heat wave hits region

COLFAX – A late summer heat wave was expected to hit much of Eastern Washington, including Whitman County, on Wednesday. In advance of the heat wave, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory that was to remain in effect through 8 p.m....

 

Therapeutic court program receives grants

COLFAX — Additional funding has been awarded to the Whitman County District Court to expand therapeutic services. The court recently received grants include: • $115,000 to support a community justice counselor/director position. • $232,000 for...

 

Webb's Slough race results

ST. JOHN – Here are the results of the final sprint boat race of the season Saturday, Aug. 27, at Webb's Slough: Modified Class – Pour Decisions, driver Jason Perkins of Cheney and navigator Kyle...

 

Legals & Classifieds

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR WHITMAN COUNTY WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RYAN T CLARK, Defendant. Case No.: 21-2-00059-38 SUMMONS (Service by Publication- 60 Days) The State of Washington to the said Defendant RYAN T CLARK: You a...

 

Smiling for football season

Saturday certainly was a great day in America and locally because football has returned. There were a few college games on TV and I watched bits and pieces of several games. In Ritzville the annual...

 

Colfax begins season with big test

The Colfax Bulldogs will begin their 2022 season with one of the biggest tests it has on the schedule. Colfax will travel to Ritzville Friday, Sept. 2 to take on the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos in...

 

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