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National, county fire departments face shortage of volunteers

It’s estimated that 240 million calls are made to 911 in the US each year. As more people have access to phones and emergencies increase, the number of first responders has not. Nationwide, in communities of 2,500 or less, they have seen a reductio...

 

Ballot count tops 10,000:

Ballot count for the Nov. 5 election reached 10,001 as of 5:13 p.m. Tuesday night with the auditor's election staff estimating 450 more ballots remain to be counted. The tally amounts to slightly more than 40 percent of the registered voters for the...

 

Bid for fiber to home project

The Port of Whitman County staff received a bid for the materials and procurement for the fiber-to-home project in Rosalia. Back in August, the port was awarded $1 million from Whitman County’s .09 funds to design and construct a fiber-to-the-home...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 14, 2019

Garfield, Steptoe assemblies honor veterans

Veterans were honored at assemblies Friday, Nov. 8, in Garfield and Steptoe. Ozzie Knezkovich, US Army, retired, spoke at Garfield Middle School. He is the Spokane County Sheriff. "We are about to...

 

Courthouse phone revival stalls on format matchups

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Lance Bishop, county information technology director, reported to county commissioners that as of Monday afternoon, the automated process of moving the phone numbers to the new system has been rejected twice. “This data is...

 

Passport to Colfax now underway for shopping

Colfax Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to shop local by starting their fourth annual Passport of Colfax event; all cards must be returned before Dec. 5. Passports can be picked up at most chamber businesses. On the back of the card are...

 

LaCrosse FFA members earn honors at nationals

The LaCrosse FFA made a strong showing at this year's 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo on Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, in Indianapolis, Ind. The LaCrosse marketing team placed 4th overall in the National Marketing Plan Career Development Event. Members...

 

Port of Whitman set to join Northwest River Partners

On Nov. 8, a motion was brought before the port commissioners to join the Northwest River Partners (NWRP) as an affiliate member for $500. NWRP advocates for the bettering of our communities, our...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 14, 2019

Commissioners asked for input for road project nominations

The Whitman County Public Works Department and County Commissioners will consider area paved roads that may need work as the biennial state County Road Administration Board (CRAB) submission period approaches. Counties around the state submit...

 

Fraternity member death at WSU

On Nov. 12, at Washington State University fraternity Alpha Tau Omega, 19-year-old Samuel Martinez, fraternity member was found dead. Martinez was a freshman and from Bellevue, Wa. Preliminary investigation states that the death may be...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 14, 2019

Five definitions restored to critical areas ordinance

Whitman County Commissioners approved Nov. 4 an update to the county's critical areas ordinance – adding five definitions that were inadvertently left out of the document's April 1 final draft. Joan Folwell, Steptoe Butte native and a Palouse...

 

Ruck for Fallen books big day in Oakesdale Nov. 30

Ruck for the Fallen: March for the Heroes will be Saturday, Nov. 30, in downtown Oakesdale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to honor past and present military, law enforcement and first responders. Ruck for the Fallen is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization...

 
Kathleen Parker

LaCrosse nonprofit supports troops overseas

It was more than just a one-time thing for Lana and Roger Myers of LaCrosse when they sent their first military care package in November of 2018. Their personal ties to those serving in the armed forc...

 

Mills places 2nd at state XC; Colfax, GP teams place

Garfield/Palouse senior Anais Mills placed second in the all-B state cross country race on the Sun Willows course at Pasco, and the Colfax girls team placed ninth in the state final which totaled 112...

 

Regional races could bring 400-plus runners

Colfax will be host to an estimated 400 to 470 college runners Friday when WSU hosts the NCAA Western Regional cross country races at the Colfax Golf Course. The event is expected to be approximately twice the size of the Pac-12 Conference race...

 

First state ticket since 2013:

Colfax football players have earned a ticket to the state football playoffs as one of the top 16 teams in the state, and they have been rated among the top eight teams in the state. Colfax will host...

 

Bulldog V-ball team faces Brewster in state 2B opener

Colfax volleyball players received a sendoff Wednesday morning before they departed for the Yakima SunDome for the state 1B volleyball tournament where they will play Brewster today in the first round...

 

1B football:

Tekoa/Rosalia will enter the 1B football playoffs as the no. 6 seed in the eastern region, set to play Southeast 1B league foe Lyle/Wishram, the no. 5 seed, at Lyle Friday at 5:30 p.m. The two teams played each other Nov. 1 at the same location,...

 

Oakesdale takes title, on to state

Oakesdale and Pomeroy met for the district volleyball championship match Nov. 9 at tournament host Pomeroy and Oakesdale won 23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19. The Nighthawks now advance to state in Yakima, beginning Thursday, as District Nine's top seed. P...

 

Historic period

The country is entering a historic period. The House of Representatives is conducting hearings for its impeachment inquiry against the president. The hearings started Wednesday. Ostensively, the hearings are to determine if there is enough evidence t...

 

Beto's Evaporation

Here's the thing about those bright, shiny human objects that are so irresistible to those of us in media: The truth is that, like so much bling, they are merely fool's gold, soon tarnished by reality. The overexposure reveals that there's little...

 

'Nationalism' Shouldn't be a Dirty Word

If there's one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it's that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent years,...

 

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