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 By Garth Meyer    News    October 18, 2018

Fall cleanup awaits building repairs

The annual October fall cleanup week at Whitman County landfill may yet still happen this year after the three-year-old garbage intake building was damaged in a fire on Aug. 3. The cleanup week, normally done in the second week of October, reduces...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 18, 2018

Annual process begun: County budget requests said almost $1 million over

The path to decide next year’s county budget took another step Tuesday as county commissioners met for a 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop to figure how to cut a projected $996,000 deficit in preparation to pass a balanced 2019 county budget by Dec. 31. Th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 18, 2018

Palouse will launch 17th annual haunt

The imagineers of Palouse are at work again. Truckloads of lumber were brought out from the city flathouse. Hundred-foot rolls of heavy black plastic arrived. Pathways were taped on the floor of the old firehouse and printing museum. After weeks of...

 

Colfax council declines to alter buffer rule for Main St. marijuana store

A proposal for a downtown cannabis shop sustained a setback Monday night when city council members decided not to shrink "buffer zone" requirements for the proposed location. The current buffer zone requirement of 1,000 feet makes the store location...

 

Murder suspect enters insanity plea

Ashley D. Myers, 30, Friday entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to a charge of first degree murder of Kenneth Allen, 55, Sept. 28 on the Airport Road near Highway 26. Judge pro tem David Frazier scheduled a Dec. 10 trial date for the...

 

Food pantry correction

Distribution day for the Rosalia Food Pantry is the fourth Tuesday of each month. A story on the pantry’s one-year anniversary in the Oct. 4 Gazette listed the incorrect Thursday....

 

RTOP gets grant for alley work

Regional Theatre of the Palouse in Pullman has received a $5,000 grant from Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center’s Community Investment Committee. The grant funds will be used to beautify a back alley which is shared by the theater, Stewart Title,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    October 18, 2018
David Gillman

Winona's Gillman receives Quilt of Valor

An old C-130 mail plane dropped him off at Can Tho, Vietnam, and they took him to the base at Ben Thuy – an Army combat engineer assigned to join a company maintaining a 200-truck supply unit for...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    October 18, 2018
Royce Taylor

St. John owner/driver wins NW funny car title

They go from zero to 100 MPH in one second. In race format, the funny car that clocks closest to 6.70 seconds for the quarter-mile track is the winner. That top car for the 2018 season of the NWBBFC...

 

Volunteers douse accidental Colfax grass fire

A total of six trucks responded Sunday to a grass fire at the residence of Fire Chief Craig Corbeill Sunday on the east hill. The Corbeills reside in the former Tribbett residence which is along the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    October 18, 2018

Gar/Pal loses at Sunnyside, drops into first-place tie

The top two teams in the Southeast 1B league met Oct. 12 and came out tied for first as Sunnyside Christian handled Garfield/Palouse at Sunnyside – avenging a September loss at Palouse. With three w...

 

Reardan will bring solid load to Colfax Friday

Colfax football Friday will face a tough foe when they host the Reardan Indians in their last NE-South league home battle. The two teams will collide as the league goes down the chute for the final rounds to determine the top three finishers from...

 

Nighthawks, Pirates set for net collision

Oakesdale volleyball players, who had a bye in the SE league round Tuesday, will head south to face the Pirates tonight in what figures to be a battle. Oakesdale will travel to Pirateville with an undefeated league record at 10-0, and they have an...

 
Kierstyn York

Colfax V-ball crew pegs revenge win over Asotin

Colfax volleyball players pegged a solid three-game win over Asotin on the home court Tuesday night to revenge a loss sustained at Asotin earlier in the season. The Bulldogs Tuesday downed the...

 

Bulletin Column: Oct. 18, 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 updated. “GAMEDAY” TO PROVIDE BOOST Mayor Todd...

 

Pullman's first GameDay

GameDay is coming to Pullman. It’s a big deal. GameDay is the ESPN television show that airs on Saturday mornings before most college football games are played. It is the ideal show for rabid football fans, with facts, figures, replays and...

 

The Nation's Road Ruts

"Country roads, take me home, To the place I belong, West Virginia, mountain mama, Take me home, country roads." If John Denver were to write that song these days, its lyrics might become "Trump country roads." After all, Donald Trump won West...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    October 18, 2018

The Left's Foolhardy Attack on the Senate

Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame. You see, if only the Founders hadn't forged the Great Compromise between large states and small states...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Oct. 18, 2018

Pet Peeves Hunters who shoot over the neighbors house over pasture with cows in it and at your house. Okeydokes No dogs in the local grocery store!!...

 

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