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Fair financial report shows rain impact

Palouse Empire Fair board members received a financial report which reflected the impact from the rain storm which doused the grounds on the last day of the fair. The fair’s gate revenues were down $4,692 from the previous year for a drop of about...

 

Voting underway on local issues

Staff members in the county elections office had received approximately 2,050 ballots for the Nov. 5 election as of Monday. They had about 1,600 processed as of Friday and another 450 arrived in the mail Monday. The return is just more than eight...

 
Zach Edge; Matt Edge; Duane Francisco

Youth Outdoors Unlimited:

On Oct. 17-19 Youth Outdoors Unlimited held one of its camps in Colfax to assist a child with their dream of deer hunting. Two camps were in Colfax this year. Founded in 2011, Youth Outdoors...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 31, 2019

Colfax buildings owner opens sewing/alterations shop

K's Bridal opened Oct. 17 near the corner of Main Street and Canyon Street in Colfax to offer sewing, tailoring and alterations. For just wedding dresses? "More than that," said Kim Nguyen. "I do...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 31, 2019

Palouse adds air after fire

The Palouse Fire Department bought three new oxygen cylinders following an early morning house fire Oct. 21. “So we can bring more air with us,” said Scott Beeson, fire chief. The quick-change...

 

Crop Insurance deadline set for November 20

Idaho, Oregon and Washington producers, late fiscal filers for Whole-Farm Revenue Protection can obtain their (WFRP) policy by Nov. 20, 2019, for the 2020 crop year. Calendar and early fiscal filers have until March 15, 2020. Individual yield crop...

 

Veteran assembly set at Garfield

The annual Garfield Veteran's Day assembly will be Nov. 8 at the Garfield/Palouse Middle School gym at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is Sgt. Ozzie Knezkovich, U.S. Army, retired. Featured singers will be the Garfield/Palouse High School Wind Ensemble...

 

Winter hours begin at Nez Perce Park

Winter hours begin at Nez Perce National Historical Park visitor center beginning Sunday, Nov. 10. The visitor center will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All 38 park sites will remain open and accessible daily. Upcoming events...

 

Shirts back Bob Simpson

Elementary and high school students in St. John gather to show their 'In this town, no one fights alone' T-shirts in support of Bob Simpson and his fight with leukemia. Simpson works at St....

 

WSU students dedicate mural to Kamiak Elementary

Two temperature-sensitive paintings will be among four murals created this fall through a collaboration between WSU artists and chemists for public display at Kamiak Elementary School in Pullman. The...

 
Cashup Davis

Cashup Davis meet and greet set Nov.14

A documentary and book are in the works to commemorate and showcase the life of Cashup Davis and assistance is being sought from Whitman County residents who might have information for the project. A...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 31, 2019

Colfax school board hears county student transfer report

The Colfax School board met Monday night for its regular twice-per-month meeting and fielded items such as a transfer/home school report. Superintendent Jerry Pugh opened the meeting with comments,...

 

Tobacco, vapor ban goes into effect beginning of new year

Washington State Department of Health sent out a reminder that House Bill 1074 goes into effect Jan. 1 when it will be illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under 21. This reminder comes amid a state investigation into lung illness...

 
Brittney Hanson

New management makes changes at Cornerstone

New management is in place at Cornerstone on Main Street in Colfax. With new management, new changes are also being put in place. The new manager at Cornerstone is Brittney Hanson, with April...

 

Wreaths for veterans to mark second year at Steptoe

Memorial wreaths will be placed on graves of veterans buried in the Bethel Cemetery at Steptoe Dec. 14 as part of the national Wreaths Across America observance. This will be the second year of the observance at Steptoe. The cost to sponsor a wreath...

 

Haunted Palouse brings in 3,590

The early numbers for Haunted Palouse are in with total attendance of 3,590 over the four nights for a gross of $87,972. This year featured an increase in ticket price from $20 to $25. Net dollar numbers are not yet available. Haunted Palouse was...

 

Pullman house hit with three acts of vandalism

Three episodes of vandalism to an unoccupied house in northwest Pullman were alleged in an investigation report filed in superior court with formal charges against Cody J. Gludt, 20, Moscow. He has been summoned to appear in court Nov. 8 after charge...

 

Bulldog XC runners aim at state final entries

Colfax runners will travel to the Chewelah golf course Saturday with a goal of nailing down tickets to the state all B run which will be back at Sun Willows in Pasco Nov. 9. Teams from the NE district...

 
Jude Hahn

Reardan derails Bulldogs 23-22 in final six seconds

Fate for the Colfax football playoff season, which last week seemed to be on track for a top entry slot, was derailed Friday at Reardan when the Indians put together the final piece of a comeback...

 

1B volleyball:

It came down to the draw of a number at the start of the school year. Pomeroy and Oakesdale both ran through the Southeast 1B league volleyball schedule, losing to no one but each other, culminating in Oakesdale’s home sweep of the Pirates Oct....

 

Mills, Marconi win at SE district race

Garfield/Palouse took both sides of the 1B District 9 race Friday at the Colfax Golf course. Led by winner Anais Mills, the Garfield/Palouse girls scored 15 team points with five finishers. They included Mills, at 20;17, Kennedy Cook, 2nd at 22:49:...

 

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