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 People    June 1, 2023 

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Colfax Thursday, June 1 Chicken Parmesan Pasta with Garlic Butter, Carrots, Caesar Salad, Birthday Dessert Strawberry Cupcake. Monday, June 5 Hawaiian Burger w/Ham & Pineapple, Zesty Pasta Salad w/Vegetables and Chocolate Chip Cookie. Colton...

 People    June 1, 2023 


Pullman Regional Hospital Aubree Scevers, a girl, was born May 17, 2023, to parents Jocelyn Schlotman and Andrew Scevers, of Pullman. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.5 ounces. Paternal Grandparents are Brady Jorissen, of North Dakota. Maternal Grandparents... Full story

 By Olivia Harnack    People    June 1, 2023 

Class of 1973 celebrates fifty-year reunion

COLFAX — Fifty years ago, the graduating class of 1973 tossed their caps and collected diplomas from Colfax High School. The same class will reunite this year from Friday, June 23, through Sunday, June 25. “We were in the smaller class at the...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 1, 2023 

The Humane Society of the Palouse hosts annual Kitten Shower

MOSCOW — The Humane Society of the Palouse is hosting its annual Kitten Shower supply drive Sunday, June 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the 1912 Center Great Room, located at 412 E. 3rd Street in Moscow. The event functions like a baby shower, emphasizing...


Rosalia Garden Club honors Margaret Severson with June Garden

ROSALIA - Rosalia Garden Club is pleased to announce the winner of the June "Garden of the Month" honor. The sign was placed in Margaret Severson's neat and compact garden last week and will stay in...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 1, 2023 

Colfax High School hosts Future Farmers of America Ag Day

COLFAX - The Colfax FFA Chapter held its first Ag Day for Jennings Elementary students since 2019 Friday, May 26. FFA Advisor Michael Heitstuman stated that they couldn't do it in 2020 because of the...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 1, 2023 

PRH names 2023 excellence awards

PULLMAN — The Pullman Regional Hospital recognized Nadia Rivas, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the Emergency Department, as the outstanding Employee for 2023. Stephanie Knewbow, Registered Nurse and Director of the Emergency Department, with...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 1, 2023 

Rosalia set for annual Battle Days event this weekend

ROSALIA — Rosalia will host their annual Battle Days from Friday, June 2, through Saturday, June 3. Events kick off on Friday at 5 p.m. with a family night at Rosalia Park featuring music by “Just Plain Darin,” with hot dogs and beverages avail...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    June 1, 2023 

Veteran's Corner: The Cokers - Part One

COLFAX - Local Veterans Jerry and Eunice Coker met square dancing and were married in 2001. Mrs. Coker explained that she was taking lessons and looked around at the following round dance and...


Land Transactions

Timothy and Cassindra Maravilla, of Rosalia, Wash., sold 514 S. Colonel Steptoe Way, Rosalia, Wash., to Daniel and Holly Maravilla, of Rosalia, Wash., parcel 1-1580-00-07-14-0000, selling price $90,000. Real Estate Contract, May 4, 2023. Matthew and...


Jail Log

COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from May 26 to May 30: May 26 Girolamo Napoki, 44, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for FTA Theft 2nd Degree. Napoki is being held without bail...


Police Log

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from May 9 to to May 25: May 9 2:25 p.m.- Hillcrest Dr, Suspicious Person/Circumstance May 10 6:26 a.m.- Mill St, Found Property 9:47 a.m.- Hillcrest Dr, Civil Calls 3:57 p.m.-...

 By Olivia Harnack    Records    June 1, 2023 

Booze ban causes mass riot at WSU

PULLMAN — Twenty-five years ago, on Sunday, May 3, 1998, a mass party that broke out of control due to an alcohol ban on campus led to several students being arrested and charged at Washington State University (WSU). The incident occurred in an...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 1, 2023 

Webb Slough's new brew

ST JOHN — For the beer fans of locally made brews, Webb Slough delivers just what every drinker can want. Webb Slough partnered again with Paradise Creek Brewery this year to introduce a new Slough Brew. 2023’s new Slough Brew has been announced...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 1, 2023 

Almota Road closes for reconstruction project

COLFAX — A portion of Almota Road closed Tuesday, May 30, to start the new Public Works Reconstruction Project. “It was an old tired, narrowed road. We applied for funding, and now we have...

 By Reid Thompson    News    June 1, 2023 
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Becky Buri Hired as county's Veterans Service Officer

COLFAX –– Former servicemember and Colfax community member Becky Buri was hired by the Whitman County Commissioners as the County's new Veterans Service Officer (VSO) on May 24. In her new role,...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 1, 2023 

St. Ignatius receives anonymous donation for restoration project

COLFAX - St. Ignatius' old laundry house building is under significant repair as the owners work towards their goal of preserving the grounds. "It's worth preserving not just because of the history...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    June 1, 2023 

Local pushes for rails-to-trails path in CAP corridor

PULLMAN - Pullman local Rich Wesson has been working for almost eight years to move forward a rails-to-trails project that would put a walking path along the South Fork of the Palouse River in the rur...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023 

Kennedy Cook named WIAA Athlete Of The Week

PALOUSE — Kennedy Cook of Garfield-Palouse has been named one of the WIAA Athlete’s Of The Week for week 36. Kennedy Cook earned the recognition after her performance at the track and field districts meet, which took place in Colfax, Washington...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023 

Pullman Greyhound tennis sees girls win state, boys finish at third place

PULMAN — The Pullman Greyhounds girls have won state for tennis in the WIAA 2A state tournament. This is the first time that the Greyhounds have won a team state championship for tennis, and was the second consecutive year that the Greyhounds had...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023 

Northwest Christian golfer wins boys State tournament, Tekoa-Rosalia girl finishes seventh

TUMWATER — After the conclusion of the WIAA 1B and 2B state golf tournament in Tumwater, Washington, Northwest Christian had a golfer finish first overall on the boys side, and the girls side saw a Tekoa-Rosalia golfer finish seventh. Dan...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023 

Whitman County track teams achieve at State Meet

The Bulldogs competed over the weekend in the WIAA 2B state track and field meet in Yakima, Washington. For the boys, there were three representatives from the Bulldogs who helped earn Colfax 23rd...

 By Jake Hull    Sports    June 1, 2023 

Colfax loses early after Saturday defeat

COLFAX –– The Colfax Bulldogs went out in the WIAA 2B State Tournament early after they lost to Northwest Christian 9-0 in the first game Saturday in the loser's bracket. They advanced to that gam...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 1, 2023 

Fallen officers honored at Colfax ceremony

Gazette Reporter COLFAX - The Whitman County Historical Society presented a dedication of bravery and honor to former Whitman County Sheriff Levi Morton "Pete" Parnell, who was killed in the line of...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    June 1, 2023 

Colfax observes fallen veterans on Memorial Day

COLFAX - Warm and sunny weather shed some light on the somber mood Monday, May 30, as locals gathered for the Remember and Honor Memorial Day Ceremony at the Colfax Cemetery. Over eighty locals...


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