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Legal Notices: November 19, 2020

Town of Rosalia Council Meeting Change of Location Town Council meetings will now be held at the Rosalia Community Center, 106 W Seventh St., beginning 11/24/20 until further notice. Meetings will still begin at 7:30pm 47/1 Final Budget Hearing and...

 

Sheriff's Log: November 19, 2020

Friday, Nov. 13 6:56 a.m. - Colfax - SR 195 & Albion Road - Sheriff’s Deputy responded for a report of a slick roadway. Deputy contacted the road department. 7:24 a.m. – Colfax – SR 195 MP 34 - Undersheriff responded for a one vehicle slide...

 

Land Sales: Nov. 19, 2020

Andrea Honig and Michael Craven, Bellmore, N.Y., to John and Lynn Burns, Pullman, residential condominium on State Street, Pullman, $135,000, Oct. 29. Kelly Van Nuland, Pullman, to Clark Neely, Pullman, house in Pullman, $435,000, Oct. 30. Estate of...

 

District Court Filings

COLFAX — The following judgments were issued in Whitman County District Court: Jason Wayne Oversby, 25, violation of a domestic violence protection order, sentenced to 364 days in jail, 362 days suspended, 2 days suspended upon successful...

 

Good Old Days: Nov. 19, 2020

125 years ago The Commoner November 15, 1895 Whitman County had a wholesale jail delivery on Sunday night, Jailer Newcomer being disarmed, bound and gagged and six prisoners walked out of the jail. The men thus attempting to escape were Frank Kelly,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    November 19, 2020 

DYW scrambles to get in performance

COLFAX - A sound man in a McGregor shirt hurried up the aisle. Eleven girls paraded in to the song, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," the first girl approaching the microphone for introductions. Her words...

 

Library Calendar: Nov. 19, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19 Trivia Night, 5:30 p.m. #Test your knowledge by visiting WCL's Facebook page for a live trivia contest. Friday, Nov. 20 Tekoa, Stock the Pantry, through Dec. 30 The Tekoa Library can use your help! Donations of canned foods and...

 

Senior Menus: Nov. 23-27

Colfax Monday, Nov. 23 — Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, fruit salad, vegetable platter, dessert Thursday, Nov. 26 — Closed for Thanksgiving. Endicott Tuesday, Nov. 24 — Homemade macaroni & cheese with German sausage, corn bread, salad...

 
Della Evans

Della Evans

Della M. Evans passed away in her sleep peacefully in the early hours of November 13, 2020. Della was born during the Great Depression on May 7th, 1929. Born in Colfax, Wash., Della was the daughter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

Library district to receive grant

COLFAX — The Whitman County Rural Library District has been selected to receive a Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund grant. Details of the grant have yet to be released. However, it is among 421 organizations to divvy up $9.4...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

'Hansen' Road name corrected

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners approved a road name change Monday, correcting a spelling mistake going back to the early 1980s. When the county put names on its previously only-numbered roads, it named a gravel road east of Oakesdale...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Colfax businessman buys Potlatch NAPA

COLFAX - Potlatch, Idaho, is becoming a lot cooler. Or, at least the NAPA store is, with Tyler Kuhl, owner of the Colfax and Pullman NAPA, taking over at the beginning of November. "A lot of project g...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Commissioners discuss hiring county health director

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners continued discussing when to advertise the health director position when they met Monday, Nov. 16. Troy Henderson resigned; his last day was Nov. 15. Chris Skidmore was named interim director. Skidmore...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Vote changes slow tally

COLFAX — The Whitman County Elections Office is expected to continue processing ballots into next week as staff work through duplicates. “It’s very time consuming,” Auditor Sandy Jamison said The Washington Administrative Code defines ballot...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 
Tom Handy

Handy continues to lead Kinzer in commission race

COLFAX - Whitman County Commission challenger Tom Handy is leading incumbent Dean Kinzer in a race that has yet to be decided. As of 4:55 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 9,153 votes (50.25%) were tallied for...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    November 19, 2020 

Poll watchers concerned by restrictions

COLFAX — A heightened awareness of the election process has some poll watchers questioning why their abilities were hampered in Whitman County. Poll watchers for both Democrats and Republicans noted they were put in an exterior room removed from th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Commissioners get marijuana proposal

COLFAX — The Whitman County Planning Commission is recommending new rules regarding commercial marijuana production, processing and sales. “We’ve never debated something like this,” County Planner Alan Thomson said after the commission...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

Two injured in crash

COLFAX - Two area residents were injured in a 7:30 a.m. crash Friday, Nov. 13, near Milepost 33 of U.S. Highway 195, about three miles south of the city. Jackie D. Wright of Colfax and Jennavieve G....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Pullman pupils migrating to rural schools

COLFAX —With the Pullman school board holding off on a return to in-person education until Jan. 4, some families are looking to send their kids elsewhere in Whitman County. Colfax Superintendent Jerry Pugh reports 12 students have transferred from...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    November 19, 2020 

Road department looks to keep snowplow crew free of virus

COLFAX - With winter coming on, Whitman County Public Works looks to withhold plow drivers from quarantine by keeping crews separated from each other. If they lose a group at one shop, another crew from another has to fill in. “If we get hit hard...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 19, 2020 

New twist on old scam

COLFAX—Scammers have a new angle from which to extract vital information from victims. A Colfax resident called Whitman and Latah county sheriff’s after receiving a call from someone posing as a Medicare representative. He was told Medicare was...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 19, 2020 

Rural fire department growing with local help

DIAMOND—New vehicle, coveralls and members, oh my! The Diamond Fire Department has seen a lot of improvement since the Labor Day fires, mostly due to support of other fire departments in Rural Fire District #11 and a Rural Community Grant....

 

Legal Notices: November 12, 2020

NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington, will consider the Report of the County Road Engineer for the name change of County Road No. 1130, Hanson Road in Sections 3, 9, 10, & 16...

 

Sheriff's Log: November 12, 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 4 7:58 a.m. - Garfield - Walters Road - A deputy assisted in the recovery of stolen car. 12:26 p.m. - Colfax - N Norton Street - A deputy conducted a public program. 12:48 p.m. - Colfax - E Golgotha Street -- Several juveniles were co...

 

Real Estate Sales: November 12, 2020

Susanne Pring to Mohammad Islam and Nafia Ishrat Alamgir, Pullman, house on Lehman Court, Pullman, $372,000, Oct. 20. Larry and Ramona Pfaff to Zachary and Katie Zaring, Colfax, house on Upper A Street, Colfax, $270,000, Oct. 21. Thomas Webber,...

 

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