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Commissioners hear report on area housing assessment

The Palouse Regional Housing Assessment was presented Monday by Brian Points, project manager, and Paul Kimmel, Avista's regional business manager, to county commissioners. The Palouse Regional...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 10, 2019

Work going on Dusty site

The McCoy Land Co./PNW grain pads project is underway at Dusty, after a process that brought public comment, attorneys and controversy, ultimately going to a hearing examiner who granted a...

 

L&I fines Pullman $2,700 for flood rescue

Washington Department of Labor and Industries cited the City of Pullman with three violations with fines totaling $2,700 for the actions by Pullman fire department and maintenance crews during the rescue of 22 people when Grand Avenue was flooded...

 

Port votes 2-1 to pursue railroad grant application

At the Oct. 3 Port of Whitman County meeting, Chief Operating Officer Kara Riebold presented resolution to continue moving forward of the Freight Rail Assistance Program application. The motion passed with a 2-1 vote. According to Riebold, the...

 

City hall candidates slated for forum

A Colfax candidate forum for the Nov. 5 election will be on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. Candidates set to appear are Council Position 4: Mark Mackleit and Andrew Stewart; Position 5: Sarina Roberts and Ben Miller;...

 

Colfax RR crossings removed, paved over

Removal of five more railroad crossings on the former Union Pacific line is now underway in Colfax. Public Works Director Matt Hammer reported to the city council a joint crew Monday removed the...

 

Kammerzell moves to rescind:

The Broadband Cooperative LLC discussion was brought back to the table at the Oct. 3 Port of Whitman County meeting. It was added to the agenda by Port Commissioner Tom Kammerzell, who voted against the measure at the previous meeting when the port...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 10, 2019

Almota Four bid accepted, funding package decided

After further review, documents all checked out from M.A. DeAtley of Clarkston’s bid for the Almota Four road project. County commissioners accepted the bid Monday, of $5,561,284. The difference...

 

County Public Works converts to winter operation hours

Whitman County Public Works Department will move approximately 50 of its 72 employees to winter hours Nov. 4, switching back to five eight-hour days after the summer schedule of four 10-hour days. Most of the road crews and engineers have been on...

 

Palouse CD to join statewide Orca Recovery Day Oct. 18

Palouse Conservation District will join other organizations across Washington State to host more than 40 events, Oct. 19 on “Orca Recovery Day” aimed at improving conditions for critically endangered southern resident orca whales. Interested...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 10, 2019

From Tekoa to Sasquatch

A member of the Tekoa High School class of 1992 has self-published a book. Jason Burke, a Washington State Parks ranger for nearly 10 years and Eastern Washington University graduate in journalism,...

 

Palouse Advocacy League observes Mental Health Day

In observance of World Mental Health Day, volunteers with the Palouse Advocacy League are scheduled to greet Lincoln Middle School Students in Pullman today, Oct. 10, and give them muffins, suicide prevention wallet cards, prevention refrigerator...

 

Kimberling given sentence

Kent Kimberling, 61, Garfield, pleaded no contest in superior court Friday to a charge of felony harassment with a threat to kill and was sentenced to a maximum of 90 days in jail. Kimberling was allowed credit for time served in jail and allowed...

 

Money still due in 2005 theft case

Darlo Tolan, who was convicted here in 2005 of second degree theft, was signed into jail here Oct. 1 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant was issued after Tolan failed to appear for an August court date to show cause of why he has...

 

County gets look at budget figures for coming year

On Monday, Oct. 7, County Administrative Director Gary Petrovich, presented the 2020 preliminary county budget to the county commissioners. The preliminary total budget for 2020 county-wide is $61,229,235. Petrovich said the 2020 budget is similar...

 

Hung jury in Farmington case

A superior court jury Oct. 1 reported they were unable to come up with a verdict after the two-day trial of Michael J. Keller, 44, Farmington. Keller was charged with second-degree assault. He was one of two defendants charged with assaulting...

 

Liberty-Colfax collision set for homecoming

Liberty's Lancers are expected to bring the goods Friday night when they make the short trip south to play football against the Bulldogs on homecoming night. Both teams are rolling on 4-1 records and...

 
Kierstyn York; Perry Imler

Bulldogs host Lancers after sweep

Colfax volleyball team will host the Liberty Lancers tonight in a showdown battle in the second round of SE volleyball. The Lancers topped Colfax in the first round of league play at Liberty. Since th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 10, 2019

Eagles outlast Colton in five

Two county Southeast 1B volleyball teams met Tuesday night in Colton and went to a 15-15 tie in the fifth game. Needing to win by two points, at 16-15, St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse’s Ashlynn Archer...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 10, 2019

Eagles downed by Yakama Nation

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles went to Toppenish Oct. 4 to face a winless Yakama Nation team and came back still with one win of their own. The home team, on their homecoming, beat the Eagles...

 

Bi-district cross country: Slate, Cocking place 2nd at Plante's Ferry

Kolby Slate and Anna Cocking of Colfax each placed second in a bi-district cross country race hosted by Valley Christian at the Plante’s Ferry Park in the Spokane Valley. Slate clocked 17:27 on the park course to finish 11 seconds back of winner...

 

TR out-paces SC

Tekoa/Rosalia and Sunnyside Christian tore up the turf Friday night on the Rosalia field with the Timberwolves racking up an 82-34 win. That’s a total of 116 points over the four quarters. The T-wolves posted a 22-14 edge in the first quarter,...

 

Timberwolf girls take 4- game win

Tekoa/Rosalia girls pegged a four-game win over neighboring Upper Columbia Academy Tuesday in a non-league match which went for four sets. The Timberwolves dropped the first game 17-25 but then ignited to win the next two games, 25-11 and 25-20....

 

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