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 By The Gazette    News    September 8, 2022

Concern over dam breaches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers is objecting to a biased report designed to push Democratic efforts to breach dams on the lower Snake River. In comments opposing the dam-breaching effort and one-sided report, Wheat...

 

Ritzville Rodeo

Rodeo contestant Ryan Mills of St. John in the Breakaway Roping event in the Ritzville Rodeo this past weekend....

 

CJ Clark: Local spotlight

GARFIELD – Current Garfield-Palouse high school assistant FFA advisor for Garfield-Palouse, CJ Clark, 22 had more than the pandemic to deal with in the last four years. Originally from Richland,...

 

Colfax FFA member named national finalist

COLFAX – Colfax FFA member Cotton Booker has been named an American Star finalist in the Agribusiness category. The National FFA American Start Award represents the best of the best among thousands...

 

Pullman residents face charges for robbery

GARFIELD—On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 4, deputies with the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a home in Garfield, WA where one of the residents was allegedly robbed at gunpoint. Deputies believed the couple was traveling...

 

Records

County Jail Christopher George Michael Havens, 31 years old, booked Sept. 2, for trafficking stolen property. Francisco Tijerina Jr., 55 years old, booked Sept. 2., for driving with license suspended or revoked. Justin Neal Jorgens, 40 years old,...

 

Fair tax; amend the constitution

I recently had the opportunity to review all 50 state constitutions and confirmed an important fact for the current capital gains income tax litigation in Washington. Although most state...

 

Looking to expand our coverage

Since the Davenport Times and Odessa Record merged to create the Lincoln County Record-Times, our two-person news staff has worked together to report on news, community and sports items in Davenport,...

 

Letters to the Editor

Divest funds from fossil fuel supporters The old joke, “everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” is dated. It’s now an indictment. We all talk about the extreme heat, flash floods, frequent hurricanes, etc. caused...

 

Women's Guild hosts annual Non-Profit Night

PULLMAN – The Pullman Regional Hospital women’s Leadership Guild is hosting its annual Non-Profit Night on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the WSU Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, at 6 p.m. Seven non-profit agencies have applied for $2,000 in grant funding...

 

Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation seeks new executive director

PULLMAN – Chief Development and External Relations Officer, Reuben Mayes, at Pullman Regional Hospital has taken a new positions with Seattle Children’s Hospital as the Regional Partnerships and Philanthropy Officer. Reuben’s last day is Sept....

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 8, 2022

News Briefs

Pullman Depot Ranked Sixth for Legislative Funding PULLMAN – The Heritage Capital Project (HCP) Advisory Panel recommended a grant award of $237,000 for the Whitman County Historical Society in their Aug. 23 meeting to rank applications for...

 

Births

Pullman Regional Hospital • Rohan Domgaard, a boy, was born Sept. 1, 2022, to parents Rachel and Sawn Domgaard of Pullman. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Paternal Grandparents are Shirley and Kenneth Domgaard of Gusher, Utah. Maternal Grandparents...

 

Go Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves

Tekoa-Rosalia cheerleaders, from left, Libby Lehn, Clair Wilkens and Denali Chase perform during the Timberwolves' home-opening football game against Sunnyside Christian in Rosalia. The girls are...

 

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Sept. 10, 1897 DIVIDED INTO DISTRICTS. Sub-Institutes for Teachers to Be Held on Oct, 2. In compliance with an expressed wish of the teachers of Whitman...

 

John M. Aune

John M. Aune, 81, lifelong Whitman County farmer and cattleman, passed away Wednesday, August 31,2022, after a yearlong struggle with heart and lung issues. A memorial service will be held Saturday,...

 

Vernelle Evans Stephens

Vernelle Evans Stephens was born June 17th 1928 in San Bernadino, California to Eugene H. and Edna (Stub) Evans Stephens. The family later returned to Ewan where Eugene passed away ten years later in...

 

John Nicholas Boyd

John Nicholas Boyd entered into eternal peace on the morning of September 2nd, 2022. He was a beloved son of Anne and Richard Boyd, and brother to Deborah Joyner, Dianne and Bob Sanders, Patricia...

 

Area Roundup

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RITZVILLE – The Colfax Bulldogs were unable to overcome the size and speed of the Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos, falling 35-12 in the season opener in Ritzville. The Bulldogs...

 

WSU wins Battle of the Palouse

Coming into Saturday at Gesa Field in Pullman, The most optimistic Vandal fans or pessimistic Cougar fans couldn’t have predicted the game that would ensue. Washington State ended up winning the game 24-17. But the game being competitive was the st...

 

Eagles shut out Vikings in season open

St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse and Garfield-Palouse's season opener was originally scheduled for Sept. 2 in Palouse but was rescheduled to Sept. 1 in St. John. This was Garfield-Palouse's first game since...

 

Tekoa-Rosalia falls to Sunnyside Christian

The Timberwolves fell against the Knights 52-30 in closely-contested game in Rosalia on Friday. Tekoa-Rosalia was down at halftime 24-14, but following an interception by the Timberwolves and a...

 

Brooke Russell represents the best sport

This year Brooke Russell, 17, from Hayden Idaho, is spearheading the rodeo as the Palouse Empire Fair’s rodeo queen. For Russell representing the palouse and being the face of the Palouse Rodeo Association is an honor. “I have definitely loved...

 

Rodeo Queen Letters

Alvina Whetzel "Welcome Rodeo Fans to the Palouse Empire Fair and Rodeo! My name is Alvina Whetzel, I'm 17 years old and currently attending Pullman High School. I am an active member of the Pullman...

 

Bert Davis Rodeo Clown

COLFAX – This year's Palouse Empire Fair Rodeo is hosting Rodeo Clown, Bert Davis. Davis has spent forty-three years as a rodeo performer starting his career performing in 1974 at the age of 16 as...

 

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