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  • Winter is here! Did you winterize your car?

    Cheney Free Press|Nov 17, 2022

    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. Checking tire pressure every morning before you leave: Tire pressure tends to fluctuate with falling temperatures, even if your car is sheltered. This can result in reduced traction and deformities in the tire itself. Is your windshield wiper fluid rated for forecasted temperatures? Switching windshield...

  • Legal notices

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Prepare your car for winter

    Cheney Free Press|Nov 17, 2022

    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 and ice are just some of the variables that can make it less enjoyable, and potentially more dangerous, to drive in winter. In anticipation of adverse driving conditions, vehicle owners can take various steps to prepare their cars and trucks for winter. Upgrade your wiper blades. Perhaps nothing is...

  • John Phil Hayfield

    John Phil Hayfield

    Nov 17, 2022

    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 Spokane, Washington. John grew up and graduated from high school in LaCrosse, Wash. After high school, John lived in various places during his career as a truck driver including Baker, Ore; Kennewick, Wash.; Spokane, Wash.; Dusty, Wash.; St. John, Wash.; and Colfax, Wash. John drove just about every... Full story

  • Harvey Roy Herman

    Harvey Roy Herman

    Nov 17, 2022

    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 grandchildren: Lane (Tyler) Salvig and Brady Backstrom, in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona "Cubby" Herman, two older siblings: Lucille Dober and Harold Herman, his parents Fred & Katherine, and countless treasured friends. Harvey was born on November 9t... Full story

  • Michael D. Engles

    Michael D. Engles

    Nov 17, 2022

    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 was a small town kid at heart. During his teen years, he moved to Sprague to live with his Grandparents and attend Sprague High School. He participated on the football, basketball, and track teams where he became a Washington State high school track decathlon champion. Mike graduated in 1976 and, on O... Full story

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

    Lucas Walsh, Cheney Free Press|Nov 17, 2022

    “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 like sheer insanity, if judged by the standards of other centuries.” The above quote is taken from a book first published in 1951, by Hannah Arendt, regarded by some today as an influential political theorist. The excerpt appears in the opening of The Origins of Totalitarianism, written in the wake of Wo...

  • Don't focus on carbon, manage our forests

    Pam Lewison, Initiative on Agriculture director for the Washington Policy Center|Nov 17, 2022

    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 last week. The project, developed by Finite Carbon, proposes to set aside 10,000 acres of forest in Western Washington, once set aside for marbled murrelet habitat and then cleared for logging, for carbon offsets that can be purchased by large companies in trade for their greenhouse gas emissions. The...

  • Democrats that support Biden

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Rich nations

    Nov 17, 2022

  • We're behind

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Senior Menus

    Nov 17, 2022

    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, Cucumber, Cheese, and Hard Boiled Egg, Multi Grain Bread & Cookie Pullman Thursday, Nov. 17 Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Green Beans, Apricots& Dessert Tuesday, Nov. 22 Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese, Fruit Salad, Vegetable platter& Dessert...

  • Athenauem club news

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 Street....

  • Fire association hosts dinner and auction

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 will include chicken fajitas, carne’ asada, and shrimp. Proceeds will go towards local scholarship, fixing the Tekoa pool, and equipment for the fire department....

  • Good Ol' Days

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    8 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 the action of the court. They were brought down from Palouse Sunday by Constable Callison. On the night of November 5 the store of the W.S. Willis Co. Was entered through a broken window and a quantity of canned salmon, sardines and other eatables stolen. Three nights later the house of Heistand &...

  • Rosalia Veterans Day program

    Teresa Simpson, Gazette Reporter|Nov 17, 2022

    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 the American Veteran and Jesus Christ. That's about as true as you can get right there," said Pastor Mike Hill before opening the ceremony with a prayer for those that serve, and have served. Everyone stood, and recognized the flag as Tim Braun sang the National Anthem. Rosalia Mayor, Lee Root then...

  • Quilts of Valor

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

  • Veterans Corner - Harold Knopes

    Teresa Simpson, Gazette Reporter|Nov 17, 2022

    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 training.” A veteran of Korea, Vietnam, and a couple of brush wars, Knopes went from Craigmont Idaho out of high school into basic training at Syracuse University to immersively learn Russian, spending 21 years in the Air Force as a Russian interpreter. “I spent 21 years listening to Russians,” Knopes said, adding...

  • Colfax Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 through the Whitman County Superior Court. Nov. 12 Justin Neal Jorgens, 40, was booked into the Whitman County Jail for criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Jorgens is being held at $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash through the Whitman County District court. Nov. 13 Carmen Elizabeth Fenandez, 19, was b...

  • Colfax Police Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 responded to a possible intoxicated driver. 7:48 p.m.- Valleyview Avenue. Officer responded to a communications problem. Nov. 5 1:09 a.m.- Clay Street. Officer responded to a complaint of loud music, an ongoing issue. 3:13 a.m.- Upton Street. Officer advised a communications problem. 11:41 a.m.- Main S...

  • Whitman County Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 released. 11:03 a.m.- B Street, Endicott. Deputy responded to a report of a disorderly subject. 1:42 p.m.- East 8th Street, Rosalia. Deputy received a request for a welfare check, the Deputy contacted the subjects and they were okay. 1:56 p.m.- Garfield Farmington Road, Farmington. Deputy requested a cas...

  • Businesses open on Main Street

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 116 North Main opened it's doors Thursday, Nov. 10. Pullman native Coco Bee owner, Kylie Pietila is selling handmade beeswax candles, natural skincare products, and gifts. It was hard for Pietila to put into words how much she appreciates the communities support, "We have felt really embraced by the...

  • F-Street bridge closed

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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

    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    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 miles. While supplies last there will be coffee, water, and snacks available at the library from 8 to 8:50 a.m. After which those participating will drive themselves to the starting point at the Trestle. Those who participate must sign up at t he library by Wednesday, Nov. 23. Entries on the event d...

  • Four found dead in Moscow apartment

    Teresa Simpson, Gazette Reporter|Nov 17, 2022

    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 of Idaho, and have been identified by the Moscow Police as Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway Wa; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, Avondale, AZ; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 or Rathdrum, Idaho, according to a Monday Nov. 14 press release. “The Moscow Police Department and the C...

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