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 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018

County passes second state audit

Whitman County has earned a clean audit for the year 2017, marking two consecutive passing years after 12 years without. The Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy reported Monday to county commissioners no significant deficiencies in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018

Paul Clark is new Colton super

A barnyard mechanic growing up on the foothills of Mt. Spokane, Paul Clark later spent five years on the Arctic Circle before he moved south to Nome, Alaska. He moved to Colton this summer to take over as superintendent and high school principal. Cla...

 
Cougar Classic cross country race

Cougar Classic at Colfax Golf Course

The pace cart leads the way during the women's 6K race at the Cougar Classic college cross-country meet Sept. 14 at Colfax Golf Course. Portland State won in overall women's results while Gonzaga...

 
Travis and Janelle Harrison

Purpose Roasters now open, grand opening set for Sept. 29

The grand opening of Purpose Roasters in Colfax has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 in Colfax. The new Colfax business is located in the former Arby's restaurant in Colfax. Purpose Roasters at...

 

Hawkins sells 'mall' property on Idaho state line

A chapter in Whitman County economics and politics has marked an end with the sale of the Hawkins property located on the Washington side of the state line along the Moscow-Pullman highway. The property 10 years ago surfaced on the public agenda...

 

Papiese faces vehicular assault charges

Paul A. Papiese, 45, Colfax, pleaded not guilty in superior court Friday to two charges of vehicular assault involving an accident at one of the Highway 195 construction sites in the Rosalia area. He was scheduled for trial Nov. 13. The...

 

Whelan Bridge work continues

The Whelan Bridge replacement project four miles north of Pullman continues, with welding together girders, which started last Thursday, Sept. 13, followed by grouting joints over welds this week....

 

Inmate opts for jail

Randi M. Keene, 35, Garfield, was ordered to serve a year in jail Friday in Whitman County Superior Court after she told the court she opted to serve the jail sentence instead of undergoing an evaluation and treatment for drug use. Keene had been ord...

 

Bogus voter registration forms circulated

County Auditor Eunice Coker Friday reported her office is getting bogus voter registration forms which have been sent out to county residents from an organization known as "Center of Voter Information." The letter advises voters that they are listed...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018

Plans fill in for 'new' Colfax high school

A group of 21 people gathered in the Colfax Junior-Senior High School library Monday night for a public meeting on design development for upcoming school construction, funded by the $18.9 million...

 

Community investment grant awarded in Pullman

PULLMAN, WA: The Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center Community Investment Committee has awarded a Community Investment Fund Grant in the amount of $10,000 to Pullman Good Food Co-op. These funds will be used to finance market studies specific to food...

 

Farmington Road asphalt work begins

The second half of a hot-mix asphalt overlay project on Farmington Road began Monday at Tekoa, with paving headed south toward Farmington on the project expected to last into next week. The work, being done by Central Washington Asphalt of Moses...

 

Health Department will be at H & W fair

During this year’s Oct. 6 Health & Wellness Fair at Pullman Regional Hospital, Whitman County Health Department representatives will be in attendance to highlight resources available to Whitman County residents. Deanna Claybaugh, LPN, and Amanda Ni...

 

Police arrest Cheney man in arson case

Issac S. Depaolo, 19, Cheney, was booked into the Whitman County jail Monday afternoon on two probable charges of arson and a charge of vehicle prowl. Depaolo has been named as a suspect in the suspicious fire which destroyed a wooden deck on the bac...

 

Pickup strikes moose on 27

Robin R. Woltering of Palouse sustained minor injuries Thursday when the pickup truck in which she was riding struck a moose on Highway 27 a mile north of Pullman. According to report by Washington State Patrol Trooper Bruce Blood, Angela K. Griner,...

 

Heppner, Oregon to arrive for homecoming

Another new non-league chapter for Colfax football will hit the turn Friday night when a team from Heppner, Ore., arrives to face the Bulldogs in the homecoming game. Heppner is the seat of Morrow...

 
Kierstyn York

Bulldog netters beat Liberty, LRS Broncos

Colfax volleyball players dropped the LRS Broncos in four games Tuesday night on the home court for their second win over an NE league team. The four-game win over the Broncos Tuesday followed a...

 

Timberwolves crunch Republic to go to 2-1

Tekoa/Rosalia gridders hammered Republic on the turf at Chewelah Friday to advance their record to 2-1. The Timberwolves, who again are playing a non-league schedule, are slated to make the long trip to Curlew Friday for their fourth game of the...

 

Eagles volleyball splits, Oakesdale adds to streak

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse volleyball team is 2-3 on the season after splitting matches with Colton and Touchet this past week. On Sept. 13 at Colton, the Eagles lost 6-25, 25-23, 15-25, 19-25 followed by winning at Touchet Monday night 25-20,...

 

Bulldogs host 17 schools at golf course XC race

Colfax hosted runners from 17 schools Tuesday in an open meet at the Colfax Golf course. The run included 104 in the boys race, and 47 in the girls race. Distance for the high school races on the golf course was logged at 2.95 miles. Colfax teams...

 
Kaden Sanderson

Vikings run Eagles, host Pomeroy Friday

Garfield/Palouse went to 3-0 on the season with an 82-8 win over the Eagles of St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse Sept. 14. Playing at St. John, Gar/Pal led 38-0 at the end of the first quarter, during...

 

Eagles football three games in under new coach

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles are 0-3 under new coach Richard Hallenius. With 19 players on the roster, the young team has two seniors in Conr Hergert, a running back/tight end and Grant Harrison, on the offensive and defensive line. The team...

 

Bones run set for Oct. 4

A "Running is in My Bones" run is set Oct. 4 in Colfax during the during the First Thursday event. The run is sponsored by the newly-formed Friends of the Park group in Colfax. Entry fee will be $100 for or the four-mile team race and $35 for the 5K...

 

Merritt wins NWC jamboree XC race

Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia High School won the 2018 Northwest Christian Jamboree on Sept. 4, with a winning time of 12:28 for the two- mile race. He was closely followed by teammates Isaac Leighton and Erik Lazcano. Leading the girls team were...

 

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