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  • William "Bill" Fred Heiser

    Jun 13, 2024

    William "Bill" Fred Heiser of Colfax, Wash., unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, June 1, while at one of his favorite places; on his houseboat (the Final Act) at Boyer Park and Marina. He was born December 14, 1943, in Helena, Mont., to Ruth and Fred. He was a graduate of Cut Bank High School, Montana in 1962. And served in the National Guard in Shelby, Mont., and Vancouver, Wash. Bill was an incredible, kind, easy-going, and loving man; and an amazing Dad and Grandpa. He was so fun to be... Full story

  • Linda Jean Mount

    Linda Jean Mount

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, Linda Hames Mount, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2023. She died from the complications of colon cancer. Linda was born to Ken and Veva Jean Hames April 28, 1954. She was raised in Rosalia, Wash. As a young girl, Linda was very active in 4-H. She raised lambs for the Palouse Empire Fair in Colfax as well as entered many sewing projects, canned goods and baked goods. In high school Linda participated in choir, FHA... Full story

  • Elizabeth "Liz" Folsom

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Family & friends of Liz's are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Colfax Golf Course Community Building Friday, June 21st 2-4pm. All are invited to stop by and share a story or just say "Hi." Snacks will be served. Stay and socialize or just say "Hi."... Full story

  • Rhoderick D. McIntosh

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Rhoderick D. “Rhod” McIntosh, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away June 8, 2024, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax, Washington. Arrangements have been entrusted to Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax, WA....

  • Wind Turbines

    Jun 13, 2024

    I’m not necessarily against wind turbines, I’m against the horrible placement of them around Kamiak Butte and so many residences, one of them being mine. Mary Dupree, I don’t want a 699-foot-tall wind turbine in my back yard; or in anyone’s yard. Do you want one? If so, please call Harvest Hills and ask for a piece of the government subsidized pie you find so heroic. While I worry about the animals they will affect, I worry more about the health and financial repercussions of having these located so close to our homes. The setbacks are ridicul...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, June 13 Breakfast casserole with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese; roasted potatoes; breakfast fruit, cinnamon rolls. Monday, June 19 Beef stroganoff, peas and carrots, green salad, fruit salad. Palouse Monday, June 19 Juneteenth, Closed Pullman Friday, June 14 Breakfast casserole with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese; roast potatoes; breakfast fruit, cinnamon rolls. Tuesday, June 18 Hawaiian burger with ham and pineapple; zesty pasta salad with vegetables; fruit; cinnamon rolls. Uniontown Monday, June 19 Juneteenth,...

  • Judge Hart receives award for service

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — A local judge has been awarded by the Washington Judicial Association. Whitman County District Court Judge John Hart recently received the District and Municipal Court Judicial Association’s Presidential Award. The award recognizes volunteerism, dedication and service to the organization. Judge Hart has served on several association committees and was Dean of the Washington Judicial College last year....

  • Colfax class of 1994 celebrates

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — The Colfax High School graduating class of 1994 will celebrate their 30th class year reunion next Saturday. The class will celebrate and meet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Colfax Golf Course....

  • Another Snake River Family Festival in the books

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX - The Port of Whitman County held its annual Snake River Family Festival Saturday, June 8, boasting the biggest crowd they have ever seen, according to Port Commissioners Karl Webber and Tom Kammerzell. Despite an extremely hot day, residents of Whitman County gathered at the river to explore multiple booths hosted by local companies. "Wildly fantastic day," said Kammerzell, adding that it really means something when so many people show up because they had to travel down to the river for...

  • Veteran's Corner: The Rodgers

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX - William (Bill) Rodgers, 84, and his wife Julia met in the Navy. Born in Colfax, Mr. Rodgers went into the service in 1957, serving for four years in the Navy in Japan, China, and the Philipines as a mechanic. "My dad was Navy, and it looked to me like a good deal," he said, "I didn't have to get out and wade around in the mud you know." Rodgers said his job was to work on the ship, "What would you call it mother?" he asked Julia, "She does more of the memories than I do," he said. "I th...

  • Crime Corner: Car chase ends in Colfax Canal

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX - Fifty-five years ago a high-speed car chase ended in the Spring Flat flood control channel just south of Mill Street. Two suspects were arrested at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 1969, in Steptoe, ending a 14-hour manhunt that started after a 1951 sedan crashed at high speeds into the Colfax flood control project. Arthur George, 24, of Harrah, Wash., and an unidentified fifteen-year-old were reportedly stopped at 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 1969 for a minor traffic violation. Repor...

  • Jail Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals booked from June 4 to June 10 June 4 Bjarne Matthew Olson, 45, warrant for operating a vehicle without ignition interlock. $5,100 bond $5,100 cash bail through Lincoln County District Court. June 5 Terrill Boyden Houtz, 71, child molestation 2nd degree. Held without bail through Garfield County Superior Court. June 6 Nicholas Read Brown, 33, warrant DWLS 2nd degree. $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash bail through District Court. Heidi Nicole Calanchini, 22, DUI. Goodtime release 7 p...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX –- The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from June 4 to June 10 June 4 7:47 a.m.- North Howard Street, Tekoa. Trespassing complaint. 7:57 a.m.- Winona South Road, LaCrosse. Non-injury accident. 9:54 a.m.- North East Street, Albion. Fraud. 12:27 p.m.- Babbit Road, Pullman. Welfare check. 2:05 p.m.- North Mill Street, Colfax. Sex offender registration. 2:28 p.m.- North Main Street and East A Street, LaCrosse. Disorderly conduct. 2:44 p.m.- North Madison Street, Tekoa. Communications problem. 5:30 p.m.- Wes...

  • Colfax Police Log

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals booked from May 23 to June 2 May 23 4:53 p.m.- Welfare check South Main Street. May 24 7:09 p.m.- Welfare check North Lake Street. May 25 1:03 p.m. Property Damage, non-vandalism North Main Street. May 26 6:58 a.m.- Citizen assist West Fairview Street. 3:03 p.m.- Traffic violation East James Street and East Poplar Street. 4:25 p.m.- Suspicious circumstance South Main Street. 8:58 p.m.- Noise complaint North Clay Street. 9:29 p.m.- Communications problem West A Avenue. 9:42 p...

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX –- The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 20 to May 31 May 22 Kevlin N Jones, II, who acquired title as a single person and Serena Jones, his spouse, Millington, Tenn., sold 208 4th Street, Oakesdale, Wash., to Joshua Day, an unmarried man and Sydney Lee Nelson, an unmarried woman, Oakesdale, Wash., selling price $296,000, Warranty Deed. Crystal Langley, Colfax, Wash., sold 502 South Lake Street, Colfax, Wash., to Wesley Kollmorgan and Doris Faye Brown, Colfax, Wash., parcels 1-0...

  • Drought still a concern

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Colfax — Despite slightly above-normal rainfall in the region, federal officials are holding steady on their drought declaration heading into June. According to a NOAA water-year report released last week, May precipitation was above normal by 3%. But for the water year beginning in October, it’s only 91% of normal. Streamflow forecasts for June through September range from 77% of normal to 102%, according to the analysis. The drought status remains in place because winter snowfall across much of the Pacific Northwest was “severely lacki...

  • Colfax Men's Club Spring League finishes regular season

    Matthew Strissel, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — Week 7 of the 2024 Colfax Men’s Club Spring League is in the books and the final regular-season results are in. The McGregor Company finished top of the A-bracket with 232 points and will play the leader of the B-bracket, MDKJ Lawfirm with 234 points, for first and second place. Idaho Forest Group (227 points) finished second in the A-bracket and will play second-place finishers of the B-bracket, Three Jack National (233 points) for third and fourth place. The remaining third-place teams in their respective bracket will face each oth...

  • Port moves forward on fiber internet project

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — The Port of Whitman Commissioners approved a fiber build contract award to move forward with bringing high-speed fiber internet to Port of Whitman Business Air Center. The project is slated for completion by September and will bring high-speed fiber internet to the businesses and tenants of the Business Air Center. During the Port of Whitman Commissioners regular meeting on Monday, June 3, the bid went to the lowest bidder, Summit Utility Contractors LLC for approximately $78,500. Fiber will be constructed as Fiber-to-the-Premises, w...

  • Health grants received

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX — The Lewis-Clark Healthcare Foundation awarded two Whitman County organizations funds from its Fast-Track Grants. The Pullman Community Council on Aging, Pullman, received $4,860 towards the well-being and need of Seniors and Whitman County Public Health received $10,000 for the Whitman County Community Clinic. The Fast-Track grant is a quick turnaround grant of $2,500 to $10,000 intended for small health and wellness focused nonprofits with annual operating budgets of under $250,000 that serve rural communities. “The Lewis-Clark Val...

  • Colfax Junior Rodeo

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    COLFAX -- Rodeo fans gathered on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds for another round of Junior Rodeo. Contestants from across Washington State showed up for the two day event. Results to be published as made available....

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, June 17 at 10:20 a.m. in the Whitman County Commissioners Chambers in the Whitman County Courthouse, Colfax, Washington, to consider the proposed Huber Action Freight ZC 24-01, from Agricultural District to Heavy Commercial District. Remote participation is available for attending the Commissioners’ meetings. To participate use the link on the County website: www.whitmancounty.org - Zoom Address: https://us06web...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW.11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN No. 24-4-00091-38 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHERYL A. MCCOSKEY, Deceased The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN No. 24-4-00090-38 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN BENJAMIN BRAVARD, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday June 18, 2024 at 3 PM in the Public Service Building Auditorium, N. 310 Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111 Persons requiring ADA accommodations should advise us of that need. Will be available by Zoom with the following Meeting ID Meeting ID: 823 4359 4599eli Mark Storey Director of Public Works Published June 13, 2024...

  • NOTICE OF MITIGATED-DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS)

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    NOTICE OF MITIGATED-DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated-Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: A riparian restoration and wetland enhancement project at the Revere Wildlife Area in Sections 3, 4, 9 & 10 of Township 18 North, Range 39 East, W.M., Whitman County, Washington, in the Fall of 2024. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with us, the Planning...

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