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Donna Rae Hill obituary

Donna Rae Hill

Donna passed away peacefully at home on December 29 at age 94. She was born to Russell Dial and Della (Woods) Dial October 22, 1927, in Palouse, Washington. Donna attended elementary school and high... Full story

Alice Barlass obituary

Alice Barlass

Alice Barlass, Colfax resident, passed away of natural causes on January 4, 2022 at the Trios Health Hospital in Kennewick, Wash., where she had been taken following a recent hospitalization. She was... Full story


Tony L. Carosino

Tony L. Carosino, Endicott resident, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Whitman Health & Rehab Center in Colfax where he had been for a short-stay. He was 68. Services will be planned at a later date. Tony was born July 15, 1953, in Seattle,... Full story

JoAnn Helen Story obituary

JoAnn Helen Story

On January 7, 2022, JoAnn Helen Ottmar Story, of Pullman, Wash., passed away with her family by her side. She was 81 years old. JoAnn was born June 15, 1940, to Jacob and Helen (Gerlack) Ottmar in... Full story


Columbia Grain International donates to communities

COLFAX – Columbia Grain International has donated to several areas. “Columbia Grain International cultivates growth across its broad footprint, which spans the northwestern tier of the U.S., including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North...


Levy provides for education upgrade

In a few days, Colfax School District voters will receive a ballot with the opportunity to renew the educational programs and operation levy. It is my opinion that equal access to excellent primary and secondary education is the greatest opportunity...


Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — Here are the calls for service from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office from Jan. 4-10: Jan. 4 Driving while license suspended on Fairmount Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in a snowbank on O’Donnell Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in the...


Colfax Police

COLFAX — Here are the city Police Department calls for service from Jan. 1-5: Jan. 1 Burglary alarm on the Walla Walla Highway Civil standby request on Lake Street. Animal complaint on Clay Street. Domestic dispute on Southview Avenue. Jan. 2...


Jail Bookings

COLFAX — The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail between Jan. 3-11: Jan. 3 • Jordan C. Williams, 22, third-degree assault and harassment. Bail $100,000. Jan. 4 • Strider C. Burns, 29, DUI and third-degree driving...


Land Transactions

COLFAX — Here are the land transactions for Jan. 1-5 for Whitman County: Jan. 4 • From Lisa Adair representing the estate of Virgil Taylor, 604 W. Union Ave., Garfield, to Robin K. Gehring of Potlatch, Idaho, $175,000. • From Kamiak Cottages...


Colfax names 'Top Dogs'

COLFAX - Colfax High School has named the following students "Top Dogs" for December. Seniors – Casey Bittle in physical education, John Lustig in history, Jacob Jones in fine arts and Katherine...


Good Old Days

125 years ago Colfax Gazette Friday, Jan. 15, 1897 All Whitman County Officials Are Now Populists The county is now under populist guidance and control. Monday noon, January 11, the last remnant of...

 By Bill Stevenson    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Colfax girls basketball wins 3 in a row

COLFAX – The Bulldogs girls basketball team posted three wins over the last two weeks, topping Asotin, Medical Lake and Mabton. The local girls routed the Asotin Panthers, 50-16, on Jan. 4. "It was...

 By Roger Harnack    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Montgomery wins gold for Garfield-Palouse

COLBERT - Two Whitman County wrestlers brought home medals Saturday, Jan. 8, from the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian School. Walker Montgomery of Garfield-Palouse brought home gold at 126...


Buy a Newspaper!

Colfax Cougar Foodmart Dhillon Building (DSHS) – newspaper box at the north corner next to the sidewalk Gazette Office – 418 S Main St. Suite 3 Main St. Books Rosauers Sunset Mart (Chevron station) The Hyde Out – newspaper box out front... Full story


January Senior Menus

Jan. 3-7 Colfax Monday – Potato bar: Chili, cheese, bacon bits, onions and sour cream; Broccoli, tropical fruit & dessert Thursday – Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, vegetables, pears & dessert Colton Wednesday – Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes,... Full story

Pamela Jacobs obituary

Pamela Jo (Tate) Jacobs

Pamela Jo (Tate) Jacobs passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Stanwood, Wash., on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, from a heart condition. Pam was born Christmas Day, Dec. 25,... Full story


County libraries offer 2,000 magazines

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library offers more than 2,000 magazines from the Anytime Library digital eBook and eAudio collection. The magazine collection is accessible with a library card through the reading app, Libby. Once in Libby, follow the...


Land transactions

Dianne Boonreif and Jo Ellen Kostoff, of Newport, sold agricultural land to Michael and Michele Brown, of Oakesdale, parcels 2-0000-48-18-13-1590, 2-0000-44-18-18-2000, selling price $507,862, statutory warranty deed, Dec. 20 Dianne Boonreif and Jo...


Colfax police

Monday, Dec. 27 9:11 a.m. – Undisclosed – The chief responded to “other law enforcement calls.” 5:52 p.m. – Lake Street – An officer, EMTs and the fire department responded to a domestic dispute and two people were arrested. 9:40 p.m....


Sheriff's office

Monday, Dec. 27 9:06 a.m. – Whitman Avenue, Rosalia – A deputy conducted a welfare check. 10:47 a.m. – Albion Road, Pullman – A vehicle slid off the road. 11:12 a.m. – Ramsey Street, Tekoa – A deputy responded to a report of a...

Whitman County Baby New Year of 1972

Good Old Days

125 Years Ago Colfax Gazette Friday, January 1, 1897 The Grain Market Last Day of Year Shows Highest Prices Since 1892 The local grain market for 1896, closed on Thursday Dec. 31, with top-notch price...


Wants election and voting bills to pass

It ain’t over until the fat lady sings, Yogi Berra reminded us. Yes, Joe Manchin dealt us a setback on climate change, child tax credit extension, reducing prescription drug costs, etc. etc. etc. But if we don’t throw in the towel and leave the...


Colfax man arrested for DV

COLFAX — Alcohol played a factor in a Colfax man being arrested for domestic violence. Lucas Welch, 41, of Colfax, was arrested on Dec. 275 at a home on Lake Street for assault in the second degree — domestic violence. Welch allegedly shoved a...


Colfax boys win 2 at basketball tournament

YAKIMA - The Colfax boys beat Medical Lake and LaSalle in the Holiday Classic basketball tournament on Dec. 28-29. "I was very pleased at how coming off a break like that – just seeing more guys...


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