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Tom's Turkey Drive reaches goal with help

Tom's Turkey Drive in Whitman county Friday and Saturday sold 480 dinners. While not the 603 needed, everything worked out with a little help. Shawn McAdams, general manager at Rosauers, and Joel...

 

Wachters step back from Pullman Hilltop

Ron and Barb Wachter are taking a step back from the Hilltop, an inn and restaurant they’ve owned and operated for 39 years. Instead of looking for a new manager or selling to a franchise, the...

 
Nels Sultan and Debbie Snell

Port views design work options for Boyer Marina docks project

Port of Whitman commissioners last Thursday received a report on design work for the Boyer Park Marina. The design work has been done under a $275,000 grant from the state Recreation & Conservatio...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 22, 2018

County road crew leaders seek help to retain workers

While Whitman County commissioners aim to finalize a 2019 budget, Public Works foremen and supervisors crowded commissioners' chambers Monday as Jeff Stehr, District 1 superintendent, made a case...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 22, 2018
Sam Vietz and Joe Girard

New garage door business opens

They first were co-workers in Seattle, fixing and installing garage doors from Belltown to Redmond, Issaquah and Kirkland. Now they team up on the Palouse as Palouse Garage Door, which opened in...

 

Big Endicott area projects wrapping up for winter

The Northwest Grain Growers and the Washington State Department of Transportation are working on projects in Endicott. NWGG is building new grain elevators that include seven new shipping tanks and a...

 

WSU to honor Roe for 51-year ag support career

A celebration of the career of R. Dennis Roe, who devoted more than 50 years to supporting agriculture in the Pacific Northwest, will be Nov. 27 from 5 to 7 p m. at WSU’s Ensminger Pavilion. Roe retired from his second career with WSU last summer....

 

Late ballot counts swing Whitman County percentages toward Democrats' side

Whitman County's late swing to the Democratic side continued late Tuesday when the elections office reported a new tally with 1,233 more votes for Friday's and Tuesday’s counts for a total of 17,312. The tally put the county's return at 68.898...

 

Whitman County General Election November 6, 2018

STATE MEASURES Initiative Measure No,. 1631 Concerns pollution. Charge pollution fees on sources of green house gas pollutants and use revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy and address climate impacts under oversight of a public board....

 

Title team grads depart: Bulldog girls take aim at new hoop campaign

After bagging the state championship last March with an unforgettable late charge against Davenport, the defending state champions, Colfax girls will crank up for another season by hosting a hoop jamboree Monday. The Bulldogs will host Lakeside and...

 

Four Bulldogs earn all-league grid honors

Senior Augie Allenbach and sophomore Jacob Brown were elected to the first team of the NE-South football league. Allenbach was named to both the offensive and defensive lines, and to the punter's slot. Brown was named all-league linebacker. Seniors...

 

Colfax chamber rolls out holiday agenda

The set up for the Festival of Trees in Colfax is taking place in The Center at the library from now until Nov. 26 during library hours. Businesses and community groups are encouraged to use a decorated tree as a way to advertise at the Festival of...

 

NE state entrants hit sudden halt

Final chapter for NE football for 2018 went into the books last weekend when Northwest Christian and Chewelah were eliminated in the quarter-final round of the state 2B playoffs. Kalama dropped Northwest Christian 31-6, and Napavine edged Chewelah 20...

 

Colfax school issues makeup day letters

Colfax School Supt. Jerry Pugh has mailed out a letter on how the district will deal with possible weather cancellations this year. Pugh noted in his letter this year’s school calendar is restricted by a May 31 finish and a June 1 commencement in...

 

Pullman man sentenced to 90 days

Napoe R. Mitchell, 42, Pullman, was sentenced to 90 days in jail Nov. 9 in Whitman County Superior Court after he pleaded guilty to amended charges of fourth-degree assault with domestic violence and criminal trespass. Mitchell had originally been...

 

Dog hit, causes accident

Aijun Li, Pullman, was unhurt when the 2006 Honda Odyssey van he was driving struck a dog on Highway 195 a mile south of Pullman Nov. 10 at 1:40 p.m. According to the Washington State Patrol report, Li was driving northbound when the dog ran onto...

 

Rock Lake gets 30,000 more trout

Whitman County’s Rock Lake, the largest natural lake in eastern Washington, was stocked with almost 30,000 trout back in early October. According to the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife fishing prospects calender, Rock Lake’s brown trout...

 

Bulletin Column: Nov. 22, 2018

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. REARDAN MAN ARRESTED IN AREA CAR PROWLS CASE...

 

Small Business Saturday

It is here. As of Friday, the Christmas season officially starts. At least it used to. This Thursday, as in recent years, Thanksgiving Day is really the start. That is when the Black Friday sales kick off in earnest. Some even started weeks ago. If...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Nov. 22, 2018

Pet Peeves Lingering tree stumps on Main Street. Eyesores. Okeydokes Huber Action Freight for donating their time to support high school programs....

 

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