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Cross-country competitors, comrades

Cross-country runners for B division schools on the east side of the state raced Saturday in the sun at the Harrington Golf course in a bid for entry in the state run which will be Saturday at Pasco....

 

Building re-opens after fire; fall cleanup Nov. 2-10

Whitman County Waste Transfer Station will hold its annual Fall Cleanup starting Friday, to run Nov. 2-10, following the re-opening of the garbage-intake building Oct. 19 after an August fire. County Public Works Director Mark Storey will now ask com...

 

Pullman sergeant jailed for custodial sex act

Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Hargraves, a 19-year veteran of the department, was arrested Tuesday morning by the Washington State Patrol and booked into jail here at 6:30 a.m. on a probable charge of custodial sexual misconduct. An arrest warrant was issu...

 

State wraps 195 projects; next projects set for 26

Work on the passing lane projects along Highway 195 between Colfax and Spangle have officially ended with some detail work remaining. The passing lanes and bridge deck projects were both done by crews from N.E. Degerstrom of Spokane. Mark Allen,...

 

Palouse officer Joe Handley resigns to join Colfax Dept.

Palouse Police Officer Joe Handley resigned to become a full-time officer in Colfax. He served his last day Oct. 29 for the Palouse department which also covers Garfield. Handley worked for Palouse since May 2015. “Officer Handley is a very well-re...

 

County okays requested speed reductions at Palouse, Malden

Whitman County Commissioners approved two speed changes Monday. The first, a 7.9 mile-stretch of Cache Creek Road, south of Malden to Highway 195, came about after a petition by residents. A subsequent traffic study was conducted by Marc LaVanWay, st...

 

Building inspector gives board third quarter report

County Building Inspector Dan Gladwill presented a 2018 third quarter report to county commissioners Monday. Total valuations for the July-September period added up to $3,045,294, with fees of $34,819. A total of 44 building permits were issued and...

 

Rosalia Veterans Day ceremony set for Nov. 11 at Memorial Park

Rosalia veterans will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, located behind the Texaco Station and visitor’s center on Whitman Street. Patricia Voge will be the mistress of ceremony. Father Mike...

 

Correct ship port

Home port for the NOAA ship Rainier, a hyrographic survey vessel, is Newport, Ore. The Nov. 18 account of NOAA recognition for CHS graduate Eli Smith gave an incorrect port for the ship. Smith is stationed at Providence, R.I....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 1, 2018
Emily Ruskovich

From a trip for firewood to an acclaimed debut novel: Emily Ruskovich to visit for "Everybody Reads"

The summer after Emily Ruskovich got her Master's Degree, back home visiting Hoodoo Mountain, Idaho, she went with her parents in a truck to a clearing to retrieve a stack of firewood. "I felt this...

 

Public Works slates dirt road closures

Whitman County Public Works Department is in preparation for its yearly notice to close 361 miles of roads around the county from Nov. 15 until March 15. This year, an extra precaution will be added at one road, to supplement the familiar seasonal...

 

Fall back set for Sunday

Daylight Savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, when clocks are scheduled to fall back at 2 a.m. University of Washington Assistant Professor of Economics, Hendrik Wolff, stated that during World War I, Germany was the first nation to implement daylight...

 

Both Bulldog teams bag cross-country state tickets; Merritt extends win string

Both Colfax boys and girls teams placed second Saturday in the regional qualifier on the Harrington Golf Course to win team entries into the state all-B race at Sun Willows Golf course Saturday in...

 
Asher Cai

NE volleyball finals today at St. George's

Colfax volleyball players will travel to St. George's today for the final chapters of the NE playoff action which will send four teams to the state finals at Yakima next week. Colfax, which stopped...

 
Skyler Skeen

Timberwolves face Odessa in NE crossover grid round

Tekoa/Rosalia Timberwolves Friday rolled out a 54-0 shutout over Columbia of Hunters to finish their run in the NE-north for 1B action. The T-wolves are now 7-1 in the season and will play Odessa,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    November 1, 2018

1B football: Gar/Pal, Sunnyside Christian remain tied for first

In the last week of the regular season for Southeast 1B league football, Garfield/Palouse and Sunnyside Christian held in a first-place tie after both teams won Oct. 26. Gar/Pal handled Pomeroy 78-40 while Sunnyside Christian beat St....

 

Bulldog gridders face challenge at Chewelah

Colfax football players, who sat out the last round of NE action with a bye last week, face a big challenge when they travel to Chewelah Friday to play the Cougars. Colfax travels north as the number-three finisher on the NE south side to face a...

 

Public Works switches to winter hours Nov. 5

Whitman County Public Works returns to its winter schedule Nov. 5, running five eight-hour days from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The change marks the end of the summer schedule of four ten-hour days, which began in April at daylight savings time. The five...

 

Oakesdale, Pomeroy collide again for SE volleyball state ticket

It will be Oakesdale vs. Pomeroy, one more time, Friday at Oakesdale in the SE qualifier for next week’s state action at the Yakima Sundome. Both the Nighthawks and the Pirates prevailed Tuesday in the first round of the SE playoff which matched...

 

Bulletin Column: Nov. 1, 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. INSPIRED PALOUSE ART WINNERS Prize winners for...

 

From hype to help

During a recent visit to Colfax, my son asked about the pink X things. I told him it was to raise people's awareness of breast cancer and the people who pass through that ordeal. There sure are a lot of the pink ribbons; people must really be aware,...

 

The Saudi D.C. Swamp

Imagine that: It's getting so it's difficult to get away with being slime in the Washington "swamp" these days -- or at the very least, much tougher to paper it over by placing a fake-believe veneer of money from the most noxious sources. For...

 

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