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 By Garth Meyer    News    October 11, 2018

Planning panel postpones Dusty zone change request

Whitman County Planning Commission last Wednesday, Oct. 3, voted to postpone the continuation of a zone change hearing on behalf of McCoy Land Company, which asked to stay their request following a meeting Sept. 5 on their proposed four-pad grain...

 

Pufferbelly engine departs Pullman after 10-year stay

The small railroad steam engine which made a stand at the former Pufferbelly Depot in Pullman for the last 10 years has departed. The Whitman County Historical Society donated it to the Inland...

 

Ackermans sell to Lewiston Lennox dealer

After 30 years in business on Main Street, Scott and Lori Ackerman have sold Ackerman Heating and Air Conditioning to a Lewiston firm. Ackerman, who has headed the business since he was 24 years old, said he feels his team of 12 employees has...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 11, 2018

Garfield Plaza marks opening in old Mitz's Cabinets building

A new business incubator opened in Garfield last weekend in the former Mitz’s Cabinets shop. Garfield Plaza, a 5,000 square-foot space with booths, dividers and an open common area in the middle, marked its grand opening Saturday with 327 tickets...

 

Clarification: Lyle sought fair's overall policy

Jim Lyle, speaking for the Grange at the Sept. 24 fair board meeting, requested the board develop a written policy for everything involved in the fair operation. Discussion following his request related to the Pomona Grange grain mosaic which was...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 11, 2018

Celebration Oct. 16 in Uniontown: 'Sharing Corner' to start at Uniontown, Colton

A new community resource will kick off Oct. 16 in Uniontown for a program that will also start in Colton and is intended to expand from there across the Palouse. “Sharing Corners” was begun by a group of people who took a class last winter at...

 

Paving goes down on Colfax project

The end of a long construction summer came near close last week for residents on Cedar and Oak Streets in the North Flat section of Colfax. Crews from Motley & Motley put 2350 tons of asphalt mix on...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 11, 2018

Speed limit dropped to 25 mph at Palouse

A Highway 27 speed limit at the south end of Palouse is back to 25 miles per hour, three years after adjacent neighbors first requested a reduction, only to see the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) raise the speed limit instead. The...

 

Port accepts initial funding offer to extend broadband to 5 towns

The Port of Whitman Commissioners at their meeting last Thursday, Oct. 4, voted unanimously to accept the initial offer of financial aid from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for the Port’s rural broadband project...

 

Local ballot requests

Seven towns in the county have filed a total of 10 special levy requests which will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Also, five park and recreation districts have filed for levy requests, most listing annual funding for swim pool operation...

 

Palouse, Uniontown agree on officer

The Palouse city council voted Sept. 25 to approve a hold harmless agreement with Uniontown to allow Palouse Police Officer Joe Handley to work part-time as an officer for Uniontown. Handley also works in Colfax part-time. He remains full-time with...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 11, 2018

School board approves design for school construction project

The Colfax School board Monday night approved the design development phase of the school bond construction project after a presentation by Amy Browne-Minden and Ned Warnick of Design West in Pullman,...

 

Pump Up Your Financial Fitness! Women in Agriculture Conference scheduled for Moscow

On Oct. 27, the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 35 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories,...

 
Logan Reed

Oakesdale sweeps Colton to extend string

Oakesdale Nighthawks advanced their SE league record to 9-0 Tuesday night with a three-game sweep over Colton on the home court. Line score was 25-22, 25-20 and 25-20. Brooklyn Henley hit 22 kills at...

 

Merritt wins at Asotin

Gavin Merritt of Tekoa/Rosalia booked another big win Tuesday in the 5000 meter run at Asotin, but the host Panthers dominated the team scores with big wins over the Colfax Bulldogs. Merritt clocked 16:20.13 for a margin of more than 16 seconds over...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 11, 2018
Chase Anderson

1B Football: Garfield/Palouse, Sunnyside Christian face off again Friday

First and second-place teams in the Southeast 1B league, Garfield/Palouse (6-0) and Sunnyside Christian (5-1) meet again Friday at Sunnyside. Gar/Pal took the first game between the two 30-20 Sept....

 

Colfax V netters return home to face Genesee

Colfax volleyball players, who have been on the road since the end of September, will return home today to face Genesee in a non-league match. The Bulldogs will also host Ferris from the GSL Saturday and then have a league showdown with Asotin, the o...

 

Colfax again faces test at Asotin

Asotin’s Panthers, a team which has twice shut the door on any Colfax bid to get to the state playoff rounds, will again host the Bulldogs Friday in another key test. Both teams will go into Friday’s league tilt with 4-2 records. Last year,...

 
Kara Riebold, Jill Cocking and Paul Kimmel

Bulletin Column: Oct. 11, 2018

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 update...

 

12 years left

Time is running out. And, it is running out fast. That is the crux of the new United Nations climate report. According to the report, dramatic changes in the output of carbon gases will need to be achieved by 2030. Unless enough is done to curtail...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Oct. 11, 2018

Pet Peeves My rights! No dogs in the local grocery store! For heavens sakes, please go back to the two section format....

 

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