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 By Garth Meyer    News    September 27, 2018

Student usage of cell phones limited

The new school year brought a new cell-phone use policy for seventh and eighth-graders at Colfax Junior-Senior High School. Students now are not allowed to bring cell phones to classrooms, use them between classes or in the cafeteria during lunch. Th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 27, 2018

Stalemate: Dusty grain pads zone change postponed

The Whitman County Planning Commission has postponed a continuation of a zone change hearing set for Oct. 3 for a grain facility proposal on Highway 26 next to Dusty. The first part of the hearing Sept. 5 drew a crowd to the Public Service building...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 27, 2018

14 cents on half of 2018 production: Trade mitigation package offered to wheat farmers

It started at the end of August with postcards arriving in farmers and landowner’s mailboxes around Whitman County. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched a trade mitigation package Sept. 4 aimed at assisting farmers due to trade...

 

Prosecutor says Hawkins sale ends county deal

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy said this week the sale of the Hawkins property on the state line marks an end to the county’s commitment to participate in any development of the property. The Hawkins property, which at one time was...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 27, 2018
Shirley Hathaway

Palouse Divide Lodge opens store in Palouse

The owners of the Palouse Divide Lodge on Highway 6 above Harvard, Idaho, opened a store in Palouse Sept. 14. Offering antique furniture and wool from re-conditioned clothing to wool for crafters and...

 

Helicopter transfer follows aqua spill

A 49-year- old Lewiston man was flown to St. Joseph’s Regional Hospital after he was exposed to Aqua Ammonia Tuesday morning while transferring a load from a truck to a farm approximately a mile west of Albion. Sheriff Brett Myers said the injured...

 

Ex-Montana gridder sentenced in WSU campus assault case

Justin Steve Aaron Strong, 22, was sentenced to two days in jail after he entered an Alford plea to a reduced charge of fourth-degree assault Friday in Whitman County Superior Court. Strong was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but two days suspe...

 

Eifert will address next Cup O' Joe

“Top 10 things every business owner should know” will be presented by Ellis Eifert at the next SEWEDA Cup O’ Joe session Oct. 3 at Columbia Bank on SE Bishop Blvd. in Pullman from 10 to 11 a.m. Eifert will speak to business owners and startups...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 27, 2018

3-D printer bought: Library awarded grant to expand tech classes

Whitman County Library has received a $15,000 grant from the Innovia Foundation to be used to expand technology classes for all-ages at branch libraries and schools. The grant was announced at the end of May and since then the Colfax library has...

 

Sheriff's office offers boater class

Whitman County Sheriff’s office Sept. 29 will offer a free, mandatory boater education course for Washington boaters. The seven-hour course will provide boaters the basics of safe boating. Developed for the Washington State Parks and Recreation...

 

News Briefs

ARTS COUNCIL GRANT ADVANCES A Colfax Arts Council application for a $30,000 art project grant from Innovia advanced to the second level following a first round of consideration which ended last Friday. The council has been asked to submit a more...

 

1B football: SE contenders Gar/Pal, Colton meet Friday

At the midway point of a season in which each Southeast 1B league football team plays each other twice, Garfield/Palouse will meet Colton at home Friday for a matchup between the first-place Vikings...

 

Vanek, Merritt win on St. John course

Tayma Vanek of Colfax won the girls cross country race Tuesday at the St. John Golf Course, and Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia extended his string of wins in the boys race. Merritt clocked 16:53 on the course for a 35-second edge over Eli Engledow...

 

Panther netters stop early Colfax run

Asotin defeated Colfax in three straight Tuesday night on the Panthers' court to stop the Bulldogs early run in the NE league. The Panthers edged Colfax 25-23 in the first game, battled to a 26-24 win...

 

SJEL Eagles add six volleyball wins

St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse moved to 8-4 overall and, 2-3 in the Southeast 1B league this week after four wins at the "Border Battle" tournament in Pomeroy and wins over Gar/Pal and Dayton/Waitsburg....

 

Heppner rolls home after two-point win

The Mustangs from Heppner, Ore., departed Colfax late Friday night with a two-point win and sack lunches to tide them over for the four-hour trip back home. The smallest school with 11-man football in Oregon, Heppner took control of the game at...

 
Grayson Riddel

Missing Homecoming Photos

Two members of the Colfax Bulldog football team did not have photos in last week's homecoming feature. Their photos have been made available and are shown here....

 
Meaghan Belland

Bulletin Column

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...

 

Climate refugees

Another natural disaster is predicted to impact the United States. As with the Dust Bowl, refugees will flood different parts of the country. The new disaster will be slower in coming and last longer than the Depression era dislocation of people. And...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Pet Peeves Those people who let their pets sit on their laps when driving. Talk about distractions while driving. Okeydokes Crisp fall mornings and warm days. Three new businesses on Main Street Colfax....

 

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