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Palouse Empire Fair a success

After all the restrictions of the pandemic, Palouse residents and surrounding communities were excited to celebrate at the Palouse Empire Fair Thursday Sept. 8-11. The Palouse Empire Fair's mission...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 15, 2022

Smoky skies persist

COLFAX – Smoke from Pacific Northwest wildfires continued to linger Tuesday evening, prompting area health officials to issue an air quality alert. The alert was expected to remain in place through...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 15, 2022

Schoesler: Free bus fares discriminatory

OLYMPIA – Sen. Mark Schoesler is calling a new program that subsidizes mass transit in urban areas as unfair to rural residents. Schoesler, R-Ritzville, further calls the program that went into effect in eight areas of Puget Sound last week...

 

Diesel stolen at local ranch

COLFAX – Local Colfax ranch owner Tess Griffiths reported to the cops that 12 hundred dollars worth of diesel, a thousand gallons, was stolen from her families ranch on Friday or Saturday night. “I reported it yesterday. I made a police...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 15, 2022

Fishing closure for white sturgeon

WHITMAN COUNTY – On Wednesday, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife invoked a closure for the fishery of white sturgeon, effective until one hour after sunset on Sept. 30. The fishing closure bans the fishing of or retention of the fish...

 

Malden, Pine City celebrate recovery from 2020 firestorm

MALDEN – The communities of Malden and Pine City, located in northern Whitman County mostly destroyed by a firestorm in 2020, hosted a public event on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 -5 p.m. celebrate recovery efforts. Two years ago the Babb Road Fire...

 

Master Gardener: Sedum to the rescue

I’ve heard of fried green tomatoes but fried pink petunias? I was disappointed when I came home from the lake to find my hanging baskets of petunias dry and brittle beyond recovery. I had planned an outdoor barbecue and was counting on my petunia b...

 
 By The Gazette    News    September 15, 2022

Briefs

Courthouse remodeled and open to public COLFAX – The Whitman County Courthouse officially reopened Monday, Sept. 12. 86 year-old Lynne McClintock, of Colfax, could be seen entering a new ADA...

 

Restore balanced power in Olympia

Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he will finally end governing under an emergency order — after more than 900 days —on Monday, Oct. 31. When the Legislature next convenes, it should...

 

Herculean efforts are needed to free Seattle of drugs and crime

Over the years, Seattle leaders faced “Herculean” challenges yet found the will, resources, and determination to come together and tackle them. Today’s conundrum is to overcome the city’s...

 

Beef cattle mythbuster: cow feed

Myth: It makes no difference if one calculates cow feed intake on a dry matter basis or an as-fed basis. Answer: Oh, but it does matter! Okay, here we go! This is one of those topics that probably caused more confusion among my students than most...

 

Library hosts local artist Rothwell exhibit

COLFAX – Local painter Nancy Rothwell's "Chaos in the Ukraine," is being exhibited at The Libey Gallery M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 1-5 p.m. Rothwell's acrylic collage, inspired by an interview...

 

Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Sept. 17, 1897 Weather and Crops Two Hundred Thousand Bushels a Day Threshed. The past week of find weather, with almost uninterrupted clear skies, has...

 

Ice Age Floods Institute plans event

PALOUSE FALLS – Local chapter members of the Ice Age Floods Institute will gather at the falls Sept. 24 for a short walk and meeting. The 11 a.m. program is open to members and prospective members, officials said. The program will run until 2 p.m....

 

Births

Pullman Regional Hospital • Frankie Eliza Hessler, a girl, was born Sept. 10, 2022 to parents Kellan and Amanda Hessler of Clarkston. She weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces. Paternal grandparents are George and Dana Hessler of Walla Walla. Maternal gra...

 

Palouse Empire Fair & Rodeo results

The Palouse Empire Fair Rodeo took place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10. Here are the results from the event. Asterisk are designated for competitors that only competed Friday. BAREBACK...

 

Winners from the Pig Barn

Market – FFA Grand Champion: Devin Holling Reserve Grand Champion: Samantha Holling 4H RG Grand Champion: Cade Wolf Reserve Grand Champion: Landon Miller Fitting and Showing – FFA Grand Champion:...

 

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...

 

Tekoa-Rosalia defeats Garfield-Palouse

ROSALIA, Wash. – The Tekoa-Rosalia Timberwolves got their first win of the season while the Garfield-Palouse Vikings lost their second straight in an inter-county Washington 1B southeast game....

 

Area Roundup

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Oakesdale opens season with win The Oakesdale Nighthawks opened their season picking up right where they left off with the 2021 season: a win. Oakesdale (1-0) beat Mary Walker 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-17) on Tuesday, Sept. 6....

 

Palouse Days slated for this weekend

PALOUSE - Palouse is hosting their annual Palouse Days all day Saturday, Sept. 17. Events kick off at 6 a.m. at the Lions Club, West Main Street, with a Pancake Breakfast $5 donation until 10 a.m....

 

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