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 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018

Dusty zone change proposal meets with resistance

The McCoy Land Company, a subsidiary of Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative, has asked to stay their proposed zone change for a four-pad grain pile project on 66 acres just outside Dusty. Their intentions were sent in a letter Sept. 25 to Alan Thom...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018

First Thursday returns for final '18 hurrah

The last First Thursday event for the season in Colfax will be today with downtown stores open late, vendors on the sidewalks, a beer garden and live music from Sammy Eubanks. Vendors begin selling at 3 p.m. with the beer garden opening on Spring...

 
Ashley Myers

Woman arrested for murder on Colfax Airport Road

Ashley D. Myers, 30, listed as homeless, was arrested Friday night on a probable charge of second-degree murder after deputies responded to a report at 6:34 p.m. from three witness in the same...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018
left to right, Dana Repp, Kristen Inderrieden and Brandy Wigen

165 Degrees Brew coffee stand to open in Steptoe

A second location for 165 Degrees Brew is taking shape in Steptoe next to the former Wheel Inn, just off Highway 195. Construction started at the end of August for the drive-thru building, to be the...

 

Bridge job will close Highway 26 for weeks

A permit from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad led to a green light for restoration of a bridge project on Highway 26 which is expected to alter the fall season for WSU football fans and families. The bridge job, now slated to start Oct. 15,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018

Attorney charges 'inside help' on Dusty grain pad proposal

Mischelle R. Fulgham, Spokane attorney representing Harmon and Jan Smith of Dusty, suggests that the McCoy Land Co./PNW is receiving “inside help” on their effort to gain approval to build their proposed grain pad facility at Dusty. Citing...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018

Re-opened Rosalia Food Pantry marks one year anniversary

The Rosalia Food Pantry reached the one-year anniversary of its re-opening with a distribution Sept. 18, the third Tuesday of the month, at the fellowship room of Community Baptist Church in Rosalia. The Pantry closed in November 2016 before Pastor...

 

17th Haunted Palouse announced

The Palouse Chamber of Commerce has announced the 17th annual Haunted Palouse will be held Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27. Each night encompasses two haunted buildings – The Roy M. Chatters Printing Museum and the Old Fire Station – a haunted hay...

 

BOCC okays zone change on Hwy. 27

Whitman County Commissioners Monday approved a zone change for property owner Bill Swan, who requested a 3.4-acre parcel to go from agricultural to limited light industrial district. The land, just off State Route 27 between Palouse and Pullman,...

 

Volunteers needed

Building of Haunted Palouse 2018 started in earnest last weekend and will continue for the next two weekends. Help is needed at all three venues, Old Fire Station, Museum and Shady Lane Building; help on performance night, and help on clean-up day....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 4, 2018

Region-wide housing needs assessment underway

Whitman County Commissioners Monday took in a presentation of a study begun in August called "Palouse Regional Housing Needs Assessment." Paid for by a list of supporters including the City of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 4, 2018

Garfield/Palouse outmans Colton 90-52

Parker Druffel threw spirals and slipped tacklers, Reece Chadwick and Luke Vining pulled in catches – over the shoulder, off of tipped balls, with defenders cloaking – Colton brought their horses...

 

Colfax XC teams win at Northwest Christian

Both Colfax teams Tuesday won in cross country action at Northwest Christian. Colfax girls booked a 31 team score with Anna Cocking taking the win at 23:46 and Tayma Vanek placing third at 25:20 Republic girls finished behind Colfax with a team...

 

Oakesdale keeps rolling in SE volleyball action

Oakesdale rolled south to Prescott for a sweep Tuesday in SE Volleyball action and remains undefeated at 7-0 in the league competition. The sweep at Prescott followed a four-game win over Pomeroy in...

 
Nick Klaveano

Late Colfax explosion zaps LRS in league start

Colfax Bulldogs and the LRS Broncos battled for three quarters Friday night at Schmuck Park before the Bulldogs zapped two unanswered scores, both keyed by long gains, to take control of the game. Fin...

 
Avery McFarling with Christina Ward

Colfax netters add 2 more league wins

Colfax volleyball team will head to Ritzville today to play the LRS Broncos after picking up wins in their last two league rounds. The Bulldogs defeated Liberty Tuesday night in a four-game run, and...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 4, 2018

Eagles break 2-year losing streak with Touchet shutout

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles got their first football win in more than two years Sept. 26 with a 46-0 win at Touchet. They preserved a shutout with a goal-line stand in the third quarter. “The kids were pretty jacked,” said first-year...

 

Yoga to help cheer squad

A Happy Hour Yoga benefit for Colfax cheerleaders will be at the Colfax Library Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. All ages are welcome for an hour of Yoga at 6 p.m., followed by an optional “Happy Hour” that includes snacks and beverages. Cost of the...

 

Remarkable

Last week, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona declared that more time and an FBI investigation were needed to decide on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. New allegations against Kavanaugh had clouded the hearings devoted to his...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    October 4, 2018

The Ballot Ballgame

It happens several times a game: I'll announce to the world, "The entire season rests on this pitch (shot/play/whatever)." My friends long ago learned simply to ignore my sarcasm, which makes it difficult when I'm being serious. Such as when I...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Kavanaugh Assault Validates Trump

The attempted political assassination of Brett Kavanaugh is bad for the country, but good for a Trumpian attitude toward American politics. The last-minute ambush validates key assumptions of Donald Trump's supporters that fueled his rise and...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Okeydokes Flake for seeing our pain and acting on it....

 

Essential

Currently, there are continuous technological advances, especially in the way we communicate, which have led to large media platforms belittling the value of local news reporting. It is essential to be aware of what is happening around your community...

 

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