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Fair run kicks off

The annual four-day run of the Palouse Empire Fair begins Thursday morning, with gates open at 8 a.m. The 2019 fair will feature the dedication of the new rodeo grandstand, with ribbon cutting Friday at 6:30 p.m. before the opening rodeo session. Fol...

 
Jim Krouse

Colfax FD plans open house

Colfax Fire Department will host an open house Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Colfax Station, 400 N. Mill Street. Members of the department invite the public to come and check out the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 5, 2019

Commissioners take flak, but extend pot moratorium

Following a contentious public hearing, Whitman County commissioners voted Tuesday to extend the county marijuana moratorium for six more months. The vote was unanimous. Commissioners Art Swannack, Mi...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 5, 2019

Fair entertainment promises variety

Fair entertainment this year will include a mix of veteran Palouse Empire Fair acts along with some new faces. Perennial hypnotist Jerry Harris will again perform at the fair for 2019. He aims for a...

 

Endicott food pantry opens in shopping model mode

The Endicott Food Pantry had its grand re-opening Thursday, Aug. 29, after it changed its service from bagged groceries to a 'shopping model' of pantry distribution. Paige Collins has made a push for...

 

New state policy on overdose-reversal drug goes into affect

On Aug. 28, Washington State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy signed a statewide standing order for naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. The order works like a prescription and allows any person or organization in the state to...

 

Paint town pink drive will begin

Whitman Hospital is seeking businesses to have a donation jar at their counter to help raise funds for the “Paint the Town Pink” fund. Those who donate can put their name in a drawing for a door prize. The Colfax fund was established in 2017 to...

 

Kimberling denied 10-day jail furlough

A motion for a 10-day furlough from jail by Kent W. Kimberling, who was jailed Aug. 6 after deputies received reports of threats he had made against others and later allegedly confiscated loaded guns and a cannon at a residence where he was residing...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 5, 2019
Kyle Johnson; Kyle Richard

Colfax's Kyle Johnson returns with guitar, songs

Kyle Johnson pushed the ball up the floor for Coach Reece Jenkin as a starting guard for Colfax High School on the 2012 2B state championship basketball team. He then played a year for Spokane Communi...

 

Genealogical Society to host mini-seminar

Whitman County Genealogical Society will host a free fall mini-seminar at Bishop Place Independent Living Social Room Sept. 14 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Dan Owens from Neill Public Library in Pullman will present “Using the Public Library for Genealogy...

 

Palouse adopts city flag

The City of Palouse has adopted a flag. Approved at the Aug. 27 city council meeting, the design was brought to the council by resident Moses Boone. Boone and wife Amberly stated at the Aug. 27 meeting that they will donate money toward having some...

 

Bulldog volleyball still in young mode

Colfax volleyball again this year will compete in the young mode. The Bulldogs, who graduated just two seniors off last year's squad, will hit the boards Saturday with zero seniors in the lineup for...

 

Bulldog boys will again face off agianst Wahkiakum in grid opener

Colfax Bulldogs will make a short trip to Liberty Friday to open the season against the Wahkiakum Mules in the first of two games on the Lancers’ turf. The Colfax game will be one of two matchups at Liberty where the two NE neighbors will host the...

 

Last boater course slated for Sept. 10-11

A last, free boater education course for 2019 will be offered on Sept. 10-11, Tuesday and Wednesday in Pullman. The seven-hour class covers the basic rules of safe boating. The course will be taught by Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputy John Guidice,...

 

Steelhead limit cut to one fish

Anglers on the Snake River this fall will be allowed to keep only one hatchery Steelhead this fall in Washington due to a cut by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to reduce the limit in half because of this year’s expected...

 

Colfax junior golf

In Colfax Junior Golf League results for Aug. 29, for nine holes, in the 11/12 year-old division, Jacob Ward led with a 61, followed by Cooper Philips in second place. For 8-10 year-olds, Vivian Riley shot 60 and Kaitlynn Ward 63....

 

Eagles return veteran group for 2019 football

The St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse Eagles are back on the football field, set to open the 2019 season at Colton Friday at 7 p.m. Practice started on Aug. 21 with harvest taking players away at various...

 

DeSales steps down to play in SE 8-man

DeSales High School of Walla Walla, one of the long time campaigners in the state A division and then in the 2B division, has dropped down to 1B football for this season and will play in the SE eight-man league. The Irish gridders at one time were...

 

Volunteers battle fires

Volunteers responded to three fires in the area last Wednesday, Aug. 28. The fires at times threatened houses, but crews were able to stop them. Crews here joined District 13 volunteers to a fire...

 

Briefs: September 5, 2019

DRUG ARREST IN COLFAX Shanna M. Edwards, 35, Spokane, was booked into jail here early Aug. 28 on the probable charges of driving with a suspended license, and possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Edwards was arrested in Colfax at about 8:20...

 

Bulletin Column: September 5, 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 updated. LAST GRANDSTAND COMPONENT A crew from Greg's...

 

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