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Per vote costs vary in general election races

While several thousands of dollars were spent at the county level for the elections, and tens of thousands were spent at the district and state levels, millions were spent at the national level. Now that the elections are over, comparisons can be...

 

Santa scheduled for multiple county stops: St. John museum to mark fifth year during Saturday Winterfest

St. John St. John Heritage Museum will celebrate its fifth anniversary during St. John’s Winterfest. The anniversary celebration is to show appreciation for the museum’s donors, and anyone is welc...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 29, 2018
Palouse Xenodican Club

Palouse Xenodican Club marks 100 years

In 1918, Palouse resident Irma Leusing invited six women to meet at her home, asking them to bring their sewing. They met again, and another time. "They just got together to be together," said...

 
Pine City School circa 1915

Christmas traditions endure at Pine City Church, Grange

For the 15th year, the singing group 'His Song' will open the Christmas season at Pine City with a public performance in the historic stone church Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. with...

 

Carter will report at wheat meeting

Aaron Carter, WSU winter wheat breeder, will give a presentation at the next meeting of the Whitman County Association of Wheat Growers. The meeting will be at Eddy’s Restaurant in Colfax Monday, Dec. 3, at noon....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 29, 2018

Conservation District completes Gilchrist pond bank project

The Gilchrist fishing pond spot south of Colfax has been reinforced by a Whitman Conservation District project after decades of erosion. The pond, created by the Gilchrist family which owns the land,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 29, 2018

Troy Wilson sworn-in Nov. 19 as new Tekoa mayor

By unanimous vote Nov. 19, the Tekoa City Council appointed Troy Wilson as its new mayor, to serve the remainder of John Jaeger’s term, who resigned in October. Wilson, mayor pro-tem for Jaeger and an eight-year city councilman, will serve at...

 

Malden petition misses budget vote

A petition urging the town council to place capital expenditures in the town’s 2019 budget missed town council’s vote approving the budget last Tuesday, Nov, 20. Colleen Cross, who headed the petition drive, reported to petition signees that she...

 

News Briefs: Nov. 29, 2018

SNOW SLIDEOFFS ON SHERIFF’S LOG Vehicle slide-offs were logged by the sheriff’s office Friday when the first snow storm hit the area. One slide-off was reported on Highway 26 just west of Colfax at 9:28 p.m., and another at 10:03 p.m. on Highway...

 

Young Colfax V-net team ends year at awards dinner

Colfax volleyball players capped their season Tuesday night with a potluck dinner. First-year Coach Molly McNeil and assistant Shawna Kneale started the banquet by thanking supporters of the program...

 

Bulldog wrestling team returns many veterans

Colfax wrestlers started a new season Saturday with a trip to the Walla Walla tournament. Riane Jones won her weight class at Walla Walla, and Augie Allenbach, now a senior, placed second in the heavyweight class. Starting his ninth year as head...

 

Fun run to benefit Brazil mission trip

Colfax First Baptist Church Brazil Mission teams will host a 4K and 8K fun runs Saturday, Dec. 1, starting at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at the entrance to Schmuck Park with registration the day of the race starting at 8:45 a.m. Cost to...

 

First hoop action on Colfax court

Basketball season officially launched here Monday night when Colfax hosted Lakeside and Oakesdale teams for a hoop jamboree. At left, Kierstyn York of Colfax launches a shot over Lakeside's Rylee...

 

1B girls basketball: Colton returns core

The core returns for another basketball season for the Colton girls. The 2018 state 1B champions, and 2016 state champions on which many of the core played as freshmen, are now seniors. Jordyn Moerhle, Dakota Patchen, Emily Schultheis and Abby Kelly...

 

1B boys basketball: Oakesdale boys return five starters, spurred by loss

All five Oakesdale starters are back to finish something. As juniors, with one sophomore, they went 17-3 in the regular season and tied for first-place in the Southeast 1B league basketball standings with Pomeroy. A week later, their season was...

 

Bulletin Column: Nov. 29, 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...

 

Carbon tax revisited

Something is going to happen about climate change. Just what and when is unknown. This week, a bipartisan bill was introduced in Congress. The prospects that it will be passed are not good, but this is the first bipartisan carbon tax bill in ten...

 

The Dog-Eat-Dog World

I'm always amazed that the Washington types I consider to be such jerks are completely different when I run into them at a dog park. They're actually pleasant to be around. Our canine kids certainly are a good influence. I find it interesting that...

 

Why Trump Should Fear Joe Biden

Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran -- who is exactly what Democrats need. The suburbs have turned against Republicans, but Donald Trump's working-class base is still with him in a geographic and demographic stand-off that will...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes: Nov. 29, 2018

Pet Peeves Colfax gas prices not dropping. People who judge and gossip about other people’s children when their parents are doing their best. People who throw their cigarettes out the window. Quit smoking! If you can’t quit, don’t throw your...

 

Reducing Wildfire Risk Imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our population grows they are a greater threat to communities adjacent to wild lands This year, with nearly 4.8 million acres already burned in the U.S. and wildfires finally con...

 

Dear CNN

Dear CNN, I watched your broadcasts protesting the revocation of Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. You have now turned to the courts in order to bolster your continued feud with President Trump. I will agree that the President is pompous, rude...

 

On The Record: Nov. 29, 2018

MARRIAGE LICENSES David Joseph Mayer, 41, Uniontown, and Laurel Ann Meacham, 38, Colfax, Nov. 14. Michael James Jenkins, 69, and Patricia Ann Ballard, 68, both St. John, Nov. 14. Michael Patrick Higgins, 44, Pullman, and Tawny Starr Szumlas, 39, Mosc...

 

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