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Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition

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Winter is here! Did you winterize your car?

Winterizing your car entails more than just getting the studded tires out of the garage and rushing to have them installed. According to some commentators, there are a few basic preparations a driver should make before venturing out in the snow. Chec...


Prepare your car for winter

Summer and fall can stake their claim as road trip season, and even devoted drivers may admit that winter is generally a less desirable time to take to the open road. The elements factor heavily into that reputation, as fewer hours of daylight, snow...

John Phil Hayfield

John Phil Hayfield

John Phil Hayfield, Sr. passed away at The Courtyard in Colfax, WA after residing there for almost four years. He was 98 years young. John was born to Ruth and Phil Hayfield on August 16, 1924, in... Full story

Harvey Roy Herman

Harvey Roy Herman

Harvey Roy Herman, lifelong Colfax resident, passed away on Thursday, Nov 10th at the age of 98. Harvey is survived by his daughter Shelly and her husband Mark Backstrom of Longview, Wash., and two gr... Full story

Michael D. Engles

Michael D. Engles

Mike Engles was born in Seattle, Wash., to Dale and Joanne Engles on October 13, 1958, as the second of seven children who would grace the Engles' household. While Mike was born in the big city, he wa... Full story


To Covet the Past: A Post-Election Epistle to the Contemplative

“Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest – forces that look...


Don't focus on carbon, manage our forests

Forest health, climate change, and a plan that got almost no input before being announced is at the heart of the “carbon project” announced by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources...


Senior Menus

Colfax Monday, Nov. 21 Crispy Chicken Wrap w/Veggies, Fruit Salad & Dessert Thursday, Nov. 24 Closed Colton Wednesday, Nov. 23 Crispy Chicken Wrap w/Veggies, Fruit Salad & Dessert Palouse Wednesday, Nov. 23 Chef Salad w/ Tomato, Ham, Turkey,...


Athenauem club news

COLFAX — The Atenaueum Club have started their trip with the “Hidden wonders of the Palouse.” Their last meeting of 2022 will be held on Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m., a Christmas Lunceon at the Catholic Center, 1018 South Main Stree...


Fire association hosts dinner and auction

TEKOA—The Tekoa volunteer fire association is hosting their eleventh annual dinner and auction Friday, Nov. 18 at the Tekoa event center. There will be a happy hour at 5:30 p.m., a donation dinner at 6 p.m., and an auction at 7 p.m. The dinner...


Good Ol' Days

125 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, November 19, 1897 Three Palouse Youths of Tender Years in Trouble In the female department of the county jail three youths of tender years lie awaiting...


Rosalia Veterans Day program

ROSALIA - Veterans were celebrated at Rosalia's Veteran Program Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Veteran's Memorial Park. "I have a T-Shirt that says only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you...


Veterans Corner - Harold Knopes

COLFAX– Local veteran, Harold Knopes, 85 joined the Air Force in 1954. “It’s cheating, but I can claim that I’m a veteran of the Korean war,” Knopes said, “I went in 1954. It was declared over in March, I wasn’t even out of basic...


Colfax Jail Log

COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from Nov. 9 to Nov. 13. Nov. 9 Tiffany Rose Comer, 36, was booked into the Whitman County Jail on a warrant for theft in the second degree. Comer has a bond of 5,000...


Colfax Police Log

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from Nov. 4 to Nov. 9. Nov. 4 7:06 a.m.- SR 195 MP 41. Washington State Patrol, Fire District 11 Colfax, and WCSO responded to an accident. 7:12 p.m.- Main Street. Officer...


Whitman County Sheriff's Log

COLFAX – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Nov. 9 to Nov. 14 Nov. 9 1 a.m.- SR 195 MP 45, Colfax. Deputy arrested George Michael Christopher, 31, for a suspended registration, the subject was cited and...


Businesses open on Main Street

COLFAX - Two new businesses have opened on main street in Colfax. The Coco Bee, located at 103 South Main Street hosted a grand opening, and ribbon cutting Wednesday, Nov. 9. The Cellar, located at...


F-Street bridge closed

PALOUSE— As of Monday, Nov. 14 the F-Street bridge is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The bridge will be closed for approximately 3-4 weeks for the water line replacement....


Tekoa Library hosts Turkey Trot fundraiser

TEKOA— The Tekoa branch of the Whitman County Library is hosting its first annual Turkey Trot Thursday Nov. 24, 9 a.m. at the Trestle. Everyone is invited to support the library. Participants can choose their own distance of one, three, or five...


Four found dead in Moscow apartment

MOSCOW, IDAHO — The Moscow Police Department responded to a call for an unconscious person in a unit on King Road Sunday, Nov. 13 discovering four college-aged individuals dead inside the apartment. All four victims were students at the University...


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