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Don Brunell - Oct. 8, 2009

Dottie’s trip marks end to Americans in space If all goes as planned, Vancouver teacher-astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will be on board Space Shuttle Discovery when it lifts off next March 10. It may be the last time she flies in space... Full story


Adele Ferguson - Oct. 8, 2009

Pioneer lady submariner dislikes female crews HAVING ONCE waged a battle with the Navy over its refusal to let me join male reporters in taking a submarine ride from Seattle to Everett, I feel entitled, if not qualified, to comment on the current... Full story


Opinion - Oct. 8, 2009

Food banks need help, too Area food banks have a simple purpose. They exist to help those in need through donations of food and certain basic necessities. This year has been harder than most. It has been harder on some residents. It surely has been...


Bulletin column - Oct. 8, 2009

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 updated. Library will move to US Bank During the...


extra! (pgs. A7,8) - Oct. 8, 2009

The History Channel • On Oct. 20, 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. It was one of the first...


RR work to close Lancaster Road

Lancaster Road will be closed to heavy truck traffic at the Lancaster grain elevators next Tuesday, Oct. 13, for repairs to the railroad crossing. RailWorks will replace the wooden ties on the crossing of the state-owned railroad. Cars and light... Full story


Finch appointment delayed again

Rick Finch of Pullman had his appointment to the Whitman County’s Board of Adjustment delayed again by county commissioners Monday. Finch’s term is now slated to begin Nov. 1. Finch, who currently serves on the county’s planning commission,...


Pizzeria expands deliveries

Colfax’s Westside Pizza has decided to expand its delivery area. Westside owner Rodney Nelson said the pizzeria is expanding delivery service to Albion, Diamond, Palouse, Steptoe and rural residents within a 10-mile radius around Colfax Nelson... Full story

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    October 8, 2009

Residents have many ideas for Palouse Brownsfield site

Picture a rustic restaurant in Palouse with a kid’s recreation room on one side. Or a two-story building with residential and commercial spaces. Or a kayak launch site on the North Palouse river bank. These were a few of the ideas jotted down at a...


On the record - Oct. 8, 2009

MARRIAGE LICENSES Brian Jared Parsons, 22, Spokane and Kathryn Marie Stewart, 21, Spokane, Oct. 1. COLFAX BUILDING PERMITS Sharon Roberts, gas furnace, $3,988, 1109 Morton Street, Oct. 2. Bianca Quintiliani, pellet insert, $3,475, 724 N. Park, Oct.... Full story

 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    October 8, 2009

New school zone signs now in place at Colton

-photo by Debbie Niehenke Updated school zone warning signs were recently set up in Colton. Colton’s school zone warning signs got a makeover early this week, after the state Department of Transportation ruled earlier this year they were not up to... Full story


Power trio surfaces in SE VB race

Three teams with strong records added wins in the Tuesday rounds of the SE volleyball league. Colton, SJE-Endicott, and Tekoa/Oakesdale are all stacking up strong win seasons. Colton will host LaCrosse/Washtucna tonight. The Eagles travel to...


Panther power prevails over TOR ‘hawks at Asotin

The Nighthawks of Tekoa, Oakesdale and Rosalia took another hit to their post-season hopes Friday night, falling on the road 19-36 to an Asotin team which appears to be making another powerhouse run in the SE. Coach Ken Lindgren said the Panthers aga...


Colton Wildcats take win string to Touchet

Colton’s defense put enough brakes on the LWK speed game Friday night at LaCrosse to carve out a 66-20 showdown win and move to the head of the SE-Eight race. The 4-0 Wildcats will face a different test Friday afternoon when they travel all the...


Eagle homecoming royalty

St. John/Endicott’s 2009 homecoming royalty court was crowned during halftime of Friday night’s football game against Garfield/Palouse. Pictured from left are Steven Bowen and Dusti Bafus, seniors and King and Queen; William Knott and Erin... Full story


Cross Country

Eagles will host XC meet today St. John/Endicott will host an SE League cross country race today, Thursday, at the St. John golf course. The meet will be the lone in-county race for B division schools this year. Starting time will be at 4 p.m. Last...


Whitcomb tells of art, travels

Craig Whitcomb of Lewiston, curator of Valley Art Center in Clarkston, was the featured guest of Meet the Artist last Thursday in the Colfax Library. Whitcomb detailed his travels and the way his paintings reflect those experiences. Due to the...


Kayla Johnson, Brooke Webber and Megan Pearson stretch to put up a block against Newport in the Saturday match at Colfax.

Colfax netters rolled to Davenport Tuesday night and bagged a solid three-game NE win over the Gorillas. The Bulldog three-gamer contrasted with a five-game battle waged with the Gorillas when they made a non-league stop at Colfax early in the...


GP Vikings even ledger on return to St. John

Garfield/Palouse was a last-minute replacement for St. John/Endicott’s homecoming game, and walked out with a last-minute upset of the home Eagles in St. John Friday. Viking Gavin Burt intercepts a Kyle Raynor pass over Eagle Dallas Schluneger in... Full story


Gorilla caper will offer top slot in NE grid race

Justin Berarducci picks off a Charger pass at Springdale on the way to an early score Friday. Colfax defense took a toll on the way to a 51-0 win over the Chargers for their second league shutout. After stacking a decisive fourth straight win on the...


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers re-opens area dams after changing security from contract

Little Goose and Lower Granite dams were among six re-opened to private vehicle crossings by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last Thursday, Oct. 1. The re-opening also includes visitors’ centers, including the fish viewing room on the south side o...


Gazette offers ‘voters pamphlet’ of contestants for county elections

With the county elections office set to mail voters ballots next Friday, Oct. 16, the Gazette over the next two weeks will offer voters a spotlight on offices up for election in towns throughout Whitman County. This week includes a look at the...


The World - Oct. 8, 2009

THURSDAY The Philippines ordered the evacuation of people living in low-lying coastal areas on Friday as a “super typhoon” threatened devastation a week after flash floods killed nearly 300 people in and around Manila. A U.S. advocacy group filed... Full story

 By Joe Smillie    News    October 8, 2009

County approves revised wind tower ordinance

Wind power generators for individual use can now be installed in Whitman County through a standard building permit process after county commissioners Monday approved a new residential wind ordinance. Vote on the tower approval was 3-0. Prior to...


Treasurer’s staff gives to fight local hunger

Whitman County Treasurer’s staff has decided to undertake a food drive instead of decorating and dressing up for Halloween, a long-time tradition at the office. Above, staff members stand amid a sampling of food already donated to the drive by...


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