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  • Rosalia Hosts Area High School Mass Choir and Band Festival

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    ROSALIA- Rosalia High School hosted the annual High School Mass Choir and Band Festival Concert in the Rosalia School Gymnasium Wed. Oct. 26. Several schools from around the region participated including St. John-Endicott, Washtucna, Prescott, Waitsburg, Dayton, Kahlotus, Rosalia, Colfax, Clarkston, Asotin, and Oakesdale. "As a group we are trying to further the advocacy for music programs and events like this in public schools," said Oakesdale band director Kathy Zornes, she noted a middle...

  • Colfax wins District 7 Title

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX – Colfax secured a state playoff berth with its win over Upper Columbia Academy on Nov. 2 and a spot in the District 7 championship game against Liberty (Spangle). The match was purely to decide seeding in the State Tournament on Nov. 10-11 in Yakima, with the winner to get the No. 1 seed and the loser to get the No. 2 seed. Colfax wasted no time getting out to an early lead – going up 10-3 in the early stages of the game on the Lancers. The Bulldogs continued to expand on their lead – g...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    Colfax Thursday, Nov. 3 Pork Chops, applesauce, potato coins, caesar salad, birthday dessert Monday, Nov. 7 Lasagna, caesar salad, green beans, apricots, dessert Thursday, Nov. 10 Tomato soup, grilled cheese, fruit salad, vegetable platter, dessert Colton Wednesday, Nov. 9 Cheeseburger w/lettuce and tomato, baked beans, potato salad, dessert Endicott Tuesday, Nov. 8 Turkey w/ all the fixings, salad bar, pumpkin dessert Palouse Wednesday, Nov. 9 Cheeseburger w/lettuce and tomato, baked beans , potato salad, dessert Pullman Friday, Nov. 4 Pork... Full story

  • Good Ol' Days

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday November 5, 1897 BRUTAL ASSAULT AT GARFIELD Mrs. Hugh Rogers Knocked Down at Her Door, The reign of terror in which the lawless element has held almost every portion of the county for weeks does not subside. The Garfield Enterprise gives the following account of a dastardy assault upon Mrs. Hugh M. Rogers, a lady once a resident of Colfax: Mrs. H. M. Rogers had an encounter with a prowling villain in her door yard Wednesday night, shortly before 8...

  • Free event helps local high schoolers explore careers

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    MOSCOW — Palouse Pathways is hosting an event for high schoolers to explore a wide range of careers, Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at 1912 Center 412 East Third Street in Moscow. The Palouse Pathways’ Career Exploration Course is designed to help students find careers that fit their skills, strengths, and interests. The course is based on YouScience, a tool that assesses students’ aptitudes and helps them explore career and college options. Students will have access to the YouScience free of charge, and will have access to it for ten years...

  • New Housing subdivision planned for Military hill

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    PULLMAN — A new subdivision is being planned for Pullman’s Military Hill called Westend Villas. The proposed development is planned for about four acres of undeveloped land next to Pullman High School at the end of Valley View Drive. The plan includes 12 four-unit buildings with three to four bedrooms. The developer plans to price the units at the middle-range housing market according to documents filed with the City of Pullman. Work on the proposed development is scheduled to begin in the spring....


    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    PALOUSE — Palouse is hosting a festive holiday bazaar and craft fair at the Palouse Community Center, Saturday Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade, homemade, and vintage treasures will be available to purchase....

  • Thoughts on wind power

    Dana Hansen, Gazette Reader|Nov 3, 2022

    The 3-blade electric power generating wind mills in Washington State are, in my opinion, eyesores. The large size of these machines, with the vapid, continuous motion of their huge blades degrades the natural beauty of the landscape in the scenic state of Washington. In the vicinity of Rosalia; and, in the vicinity of Dayton and Pomeroy; and, in the million-dollar scenic view in the vicinity of Briggs Junction in the Columbia River Gorge; and, in many other places in Washington State these huge pieces of machinery degrade the beauty of scenic...

  • Responding to Schoesler

    Bruce Pemberton, Gazette Reader|Nov 3, 2022

    Partisan state senator Mark Schoesler misses the mark again when he complains about the supposed tax and services imbalance between the two different sides of Washington. He calls free public transportation for west side children discriminatory against eastern Washington taxpayers, who supposedly have to “pick up the tab.” However, children are children, no matter where they live and whether their parents are Democrats or not. Why wouldn’t most voters be happy to pay the extra pittance in taxes to keep children out of the rain and from walki...

  • Throw the bums out!

    Karen Swoope, Gazette Reader|Nov 3, 2022

    You and I may not always agree on who the bums are, but we know that “You’re out!” is a cornerstone of our democracy. Lobbyists, dark money and blind ambition can be thwarted, but only If we vote, and this November, only if we vote against candidates who refuse to accept election outcomes unless they win. Heads I win, tails you lose will not work. Our democracy is on the brink of skidding off the rails into the ditch of autocracy, and the chaos and economic meltdown that history leads us to expect will follow. Those Venezuelan refugees DeSan...

  • Recycling Lithium Batteries Must Accelerate

    Don C. Brunell, Business Analyst|Nov 3, 2022

    Demand for Electric Vehicles (EV) is soaring---accelerated by climate change concerns. EVs reduce tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and buses which are responsible for 30 percent of our greenhouse gas pollutants. The switch to EVs is worldwide and growing. The Simply Insurance website projects by 2040, 58 percent of global vehicle sales will be electric. In 2021, China’s EV sales jumped to 3.3 million. Chinese government officials told automakers that electric vehicles (EVs) will make up 4...

  • Crimes increase while student learning decreases

    Mark Schoesler, Rep. 9th Legislative District|Nov 3, 2022

    It’s no secret that crime has worsened throughout Washington in recent years, thanks to laws passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and a decrease in the number of law-enforcement officers in many communities. While we’ve seen a spike in many areas of crime, retail theft and other retail crimes are especially a problem. Retail crimes hurt not only stores and shops, but also consumers because these crimes force retailers to raise prices. The Legislature, the governor and the attorney gen...

  • Political Ad Monster

    Brad Skiff, Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle|Nov 3, 2022

  • Whitman County Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX -- The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Oct. 14 to Nov. 1: Nov. 1 Thomas Jay Flodin, 34, physical control, reckless driving and third-degree driving with a suspended/revoked license; bail 1,250. Oct. 30 Kyle Matthew Stevens, 32, second-degree assault-domestic violence; bail $2,500. Oct. 29 Kyler Wes Navaho, 19, second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and residential burglary; bail $1,000. Oct. 28 Darien Leaf Armstrong, 24, second-degree burglary and third-degree theft; bail $2,500. Oct. 24...

  • Whitman County Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Oct. 25 to Oct. 30 Oct. 25 8:16 a.m.- Union Street, Colton. Deputy requested a case for a DARE presentation. 8:34 a.m.- Wawawai Road, Colton. Undersheriff responded to a report of a traffic offense possibly involving a weapon, and contacted all involved parties. 10:10 a.m.- Steptoe Street, Colton. Deputy requested a case for a DARE presentation. 11:52 a.m.- Cutler Lautenschlager Road, Endicott. Deputy responded to a report of an accidental discharge of a fir...

  • Colfax Police Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 18 to Oct. 27. Oct. 18 7:53 a.m.- Main Street and Harrison Street. Officer responded to a report of a swerving vehicle. 5:33 p.m.- West Street. Officer responded to a domestic dispute. 6:07 p.m.- Main Street. Officer requested a case number for Gregory Behrens, who was cited and released. Oct. 19 9:27 a.m.- Main Street. Officer advised an APS Referral. 9:28 a.m.- Main Street. Officer advised an APS Referral. 5:17 p.m.- Main Steet. Officer requested a case number fo...

  • Eagles beat Redhawks on Senior Night

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    ST. JOHN – Wyatt Schwartz, Tanner Fleming, Dylan Berg and Brennen Gonzalez were among seniors honored for the St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles on Senior Night before a game against the Touchet Redhawks on Oct. 28. In what was the last home game for the aforementioned players, the Eagles were able to come out with the win – defeating the Redhawks 63-20. "I honestly couldn't be more proud at what these guys have been able to accomplish," St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse coach John Hergert. "The mid...

  • Whitman County volleyball roundup

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    Several Whitman County teams concluded their regular seasons on Oct. 25. Here are the results. St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse 3, Tekoa-Rosalia 0 The Eagles and the Timberwolves concluded their seasons with a game at Rosalia that SJEL won in three sets. The set scores were 25-7, 25-19 and 25-9. Stat leaders for the Eagles were Addisen Becker with 25 assists, Kate Hergert with 7 assists, Kenzie Stanley with a block, Hergert and Emery Molina with 8 aces each, Kaitlyn Hough with 14 kill and Hergert...

  • Whitman County runners qualify for state

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    CHEWELAH – Several Whitman County runners competed against each other as well as other schools in the 1B/2B Regional Cross Country meet at Chewelah Golf Course in Chewelah. A trip to state competition in Pasco on Nov. 5 was on the line – and several area runners booked their tickets. For the boys' competitors – Garfield had six runners in the boys' 5,000 meter run and they all qualified. Sophomore Kieran Snekvik finished fifth out of 97 runners with a time of 17:20.9, sophomore Brendan Snekv...

  • Two Eagles players receive honors

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    ST. JOHN - St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse volleyball played Sunnyside Christian on Nov. 1 in the first round of the District 9 1B volleyball tournament. Before the Eagles played the Knights, two of their players received awards at the conclusion of their regular seasons. Junior middle hitter Kailtyn Hough was one of 12 to receive WIAA Athlete of the Week honors for Week 7 of the fall season which included 3-0 wins over both Pomeroy and Tekoa-Rosalia. She was joined in honors by senior teammate,...

  • Colfax loses last home game of the season

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX - Northwest Christian traveled from Colbert down to Colfax to take on the Bulldogs in Colfax's last home game of the season. A classic defensive battle ensued between the teams, with the first quarter ending with a 7-0 lead in favor of Northwest Christian. The second quarter ended scoreless for both teams, and the Crusaders went into halftime with a 7-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Colfax's offense and defense didn't have one of its key contributors this week – with 6'7 tight end and defensive...

  • Washington State falls against Utah in Pac-12 matchup

    Teren Kowatsch, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    PULLMAN – Washington State’s injuries rendered them unable to take advantage of Utah’s Oct. 27 in a Pac-12 conference game. What was supposed to be a matchup between two of the top quarterbacks in the Pac-12 in Washington State’s Cam Ward and Utah’s Cam Rising got thrown a wrench when Rising was unexpectedly rules out for the game only minutes before kickoff return with an unspecified injury, leaving backup Bryson Barnes to take the reins under center for the Utes. Utah was able to overcome the injury to its star quarterback, defeating...

  • Pullman man sentenced to life

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX — In Whitman County Superior Court Friday, Oct. 28 Douglas Martin, 61, of Pullman was sentenced to life by Superior Court Judge Gary Libey for raping a girl for 10 years. Reports say Pullman police officer Heidi Lambley arrested Martin on May 7, 2022 after hearing the victim recount her story describing years of sexual abuse since the age of five. Martin would make the victim watch pornography, and photograph the sexual assaults. According to the Superior court warrant of commitment Martin has been convicted of the crimes rape of a c...

  • Colfax Holiday Open House fast approaching

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    COLFAX — Colfax is hosting it’s traditional Holiday Open house starting Nov. 10. The Open House is an opportunity to shop local, with special sales available. The Colfax Chamber of Commerce promotes the event with Passport to Colfax. “People can make six purchases at local stores, get a stamp, and be entered into a drawing for 200 dollars,” said Director of the Chamber, Molly Keogh, noting that passports became available Tuesday, Nov. 1 at local retailers participating in the event. The drawing for the Passport to Colfax winner will be Saturda...

  • Palouse Conservation District accepting Watershed applications

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    PULLMAN — Palouse Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will start to accept applications Wednesday, Nov. 30 for their Palouse River Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. The RCPP covers land within the Palouse River Watershed, and includes land in Whitman, Spokane, Adams, and Lincoln counties. Palouse River Watershed is a partnership program led by Palouse Conservation District, it provides technical assistance and funding for land management activities. Funding goes to imp...

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