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County wraps up phone episode

Lance Bishop, county information technology, gave a final county telephone update to county commissioners at their Monday workshop. Bishop said while the main phone issue is fixed, there are still small issues that are popping up. The county phone li...

 

Hospital proposal failing

Pullman Hospital District’s levy request to fund a $29 million bond measure lost another 1.8 tenths of a percent in the latest count of ballots. The auditor’s elections office late Monday issued a tally for 10,548 votes after tabulating another...

 

Racing in the rain

Cross country race fans view the televised race on a giant screen next to the finish line Friday on the Colfax Golf Course. The race brought college runners from 37 different schools in the NCAA West...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 21, 2019

Mayors, officials, new Avista CEO gather at Palouse for roundtable

Whitman County mayors and other officials met for a mayors' roundtable Nov. 14 at the community center in Palouse. Special guest was Dennis Vermillion, president and CEO of Avista. The assembled sat...

 

Cashup Davis meet & greets nets accounts for book project

Tightly gathered around a table in the dining room of the Perkins House with others sitting just outside the circle, residents shared stories, pictures and passed down memories about Cashup Davis and...

 

Women's Leadership Guild funds eight grants to nonprofits

The Women’s Leadership Guild will give $16,000 in grants raised by yearly contributions made from members of the organization. “Those contributions are split 50/50 to fund the grant pool and the highest needs for Pullman Regional Hospital,...

 

County commissioners approve PBAC increase

The County Commissioners approved the motion of increasing dues for the Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee at their Nov. 18 meeting. The administrative dues would be increased from $5,000 to $6,750 starting next fiscal year. PBAC maintains a network of...

 

Foundation now in place:

Dean Cornelison, assistant county engineer, reported to county commissioners Monday that a concrete foundation has been poured for the new office at the county transfer station. All that remains is for the structure to be delivered and set in place b...

 

Guardrail additions near completion

A guardrail project on Pullman - Wawawai Road and Wawawai Road is nearly done with an expected completion this week. “Could be wrapped up tomorrow,” said Dean Cornelison, assistant county engineer, on Monday. “A little ahead of schedule....

 

New book from WSU Press delves into past Palouse books

Written to spark interest and celebrate the Northwest’s literary heritage, a new essay collection, “Salmon Eaters to Sagebrushers: Washington’s Lost Literary Legacy,” has just been published by Washington State University Press. Author Peter...

 

County approves two road vacations

County Commissioners Monday approved road vacation of segments of Jim Davis Road and north of St. John Gene Nelson Road Dan Hall, county right-of-way agent, reported that farmer Larry Miller worked with landowner Ross Jordan to come to an agreement...

 

Correct flag omission

In last week's Gazette article “LaCrosse Nonprofit supports troops overseas” unintentionally omitted Army's flag from service flags that will be in a Veteran Memorial. All five branches of the military will be represented along with the American...

 

Bunyard, SEL earn NASS medallions

Bunyard Automotive in Colfax and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. of Pullman were among five businesses which received special citations for outstanding work to improve lives in Washington communities. The awards were presented as part of...

 

GOOD OLD DAYS

125 years ago The Commoner Nov. 23, 1894 Burglars tried to blow up the safe of the Bank of Rosalia during Wednesday night, but the safe stood the test and the money of the bank was not reached. When Manager J. P. Wells arrived at the bank yesterday...

 

County okays rock crushing

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved rock crushing projects at Repp Quarry and Union Center for 50,000 tons from each site, including basic road maintenance gravel, rock chips for summer chip-sealing and sand. The rock will be taken out...

 

State bans vapor products

Washington State Board of Health Nov. 18 expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for...

 

State road crew roster down three for winter

Winter brings snowmen, snow angels and snowplows. With an average annual snowfall of 28.3 inches in Whitman County, snowplows play an important role in winter safety for those all over the county. “We are going to run three employees less, maybe mo...

 

Toledo team stops Colfax in state opener

A big and experienced football team from Toledo put the clamps on Colfax Saturday at Schmuck park to come out with a 32-12 win in the first round of the state title eliminations. The win sent Toledo i...

 

Bulldog v-ball team places 7th at SunDome

Colfax volleyball team team was jolted by Brewster Thursday in the opening round of the state B tournament at Yakima's SunDome, but the Bulldogs came back to win their last three matches to finish sev...

 
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NCAA regional races bring 441 athletes to Colfax course

A total of 441 runners competed Friday in the NCAA Division One Western Regional cross country meet at the Colfax Golf Course. The races brought a large crowd of family members and fans who watched...

 

1B football regional playoffs

The second half began Friday, Nov. 15, and, following a Tekoa/Rosalia turnover on downs, Lyle/Wishram – playing on their home field in a 1B playoff football game – handed the ball to no. 20, Brandon Montoya, who took it low and quick for 51...

 

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