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  • Runners race to finish line at Slippery Gulch

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    TEKOA — Runners from across the county filled the street in town as the annual Fun Run commenced on Saturday, June 10, in celebration of Slippery Gulch. The fun run took runners down Henkle Street through downtown Tekoa on Crosby Street. Runners raced across the roadways until making it to Tekoa’s Trestle. A turnaround point was just across for those only running the 2-mile, but for those continuing on for the 5-mile run, the path continued through the Palouse to Cascades trail. According to Slippery Gulch Committee Member Mary Marsh, this yea...

  • Bullsharks ready to swim

    Matthew Strissel, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX –– Summer is heating up, and so are the Colfax Bullsharks, as the swim season approaches. Currently there are 26 swimmers registered on the team with several talented athletes returning from last year, according to head coach Janni Burt. The first practice of the season was held Monday, June 17. “(I look forward to) just seeing the kids again,” Burt said. “They’re always so eager to work and improve themselves.” The first swim meet of the season is scheduled to be Tuesday, July 9, in Endicott. Leaving little time to rest, the team will...

  • Route 27: From Here to There, and Vice Versa

    Dana Clemens, Guest Columnist|Jun 20, 2024

    GARFIELD -- Buried within the brief section of Route 27 that connects Garfield and Palouse is a mystery: For some reason, the road sign from Garfield lists the distance to Palouse as 8 miles, while the sign from Palouse declares the distance to Garfield as 10 miles. Whatever the distance, the road is a scenic paradise. Beyond the rolling hills encompassing thousands of acres of cultivated land are railroad tracks, the meandering Palouse River, rock formations, trees, barns, and grazing cattle. As if that wasn’t enough, the changing seasons b...

  • Bank Left Gallery showing opening

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PALOUSE — The Bank Left Gallery is hosting an opening reception this weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, featuring the work of artist Daniel Kiessling. Kiessling was a Washington State University Alumnus and Pullman artist who passed away Jan. 17, 2024. “This talented and gifted artist was taken away from us too soon,” said Gallery owner Nelson Duran, “Now his art legacy and talent live on through his paintings.” Bank Left Gallery will be featuring approximately 1,000 curated works ranging from painting of the Palouse t...

  • Annual Books and Brews this weekend

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    MOSCOW — The Palouse Writers Guild is announcing the winners of the Palouse Writers Guild annual writing contests this Saturday, June 22, with their fifth annual Books and Brews event. The event will start at 4 p.m., closing at 6 p.m., with an announcement of the winners of the writing contests at the 1912 Center, 412 East 3rd Street, in Moscow. The free family-friend event will feature twelve participating authors willing to meet the public and autograph books. Participating authors include Annette Pimentel, Cathay Reta, Chris Bieker, C...

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, June 20 Chicken salad on a croissant, carrot and raisin salad, fresh vegetables, sliced pears, lemon cream cheese bars. Monday, June 24 Chef salad with tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese, and hard boiled egg; roll with butter; cottage cheese with fruit; german chocolate cake. Colton Wednesday, June 2 Pancakes with fruit topping, scrambled eggs with salsa, sausage, breakfast fruit. Palouse Wednesday, June 26 Chef salad with tomato, ham, turkey, cucumber, cheese, and hard boiled egg; multi grain bread; cottage cheese with...

  • Linda Jean Mount

    Linda Jean Mount

    Jun 20, 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...

  • Elaine Gayle Crane

    Elaine Gayle Crane

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    Elaine Gayle Crane, 74, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Garfield, Washington, with her family by her side. Elaine was born on September 25th, 1949, to Beverly and Thomas Alexander in Long Beach, California. Elaine had three siblings, Sandi, Jeanette and Wally. In 1987 Elaine married the love of her life Ron Crane. Ron and Elaine began their marriage in their hometown of Huntington Beach, California, where they would raise their children. Elaine was so proud...

  • Land Transactions

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX –- The Whitman County Assessor’s Office reported the following land transactions from May 24 to May 29 May 24 Aaron and Kelly Dunnington, Powell, Wyo., sold 1120 SW Meyer Drive, Pullman, Wash., to Nathan and Kristin Courtney, Pullman, Wash., parcel 1-1563-00-00-12-0000, selling price $600,000, Warranty Deed. Shelley and Paul Shuerman, Colfax, Wash., sold 3002 N Palouse Road, Colfax, Wash., to Paul Galewski and Jennifer Weathered, Colfax, Wash., selling price $450,000, Warranty Deed. Matthew and Kathleen Hightree, Trustees of The Hig...

  • Whitman County hosts 118th WSACC conference

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PULLMAN — Whitman County hosted the 118th Washington State Association of County Clerks (WSACC) summer conference for the first time this year. The summer conference took place Tuesday, June 18, through tomorrow Friday, June 21, in Pullman. The conference brings elected clerks from each of the 39 counties for a week of education and networking and were able to explore the highlights of the Palouse after hours. “Clerks are challenged each year to remain up to date on newly passed legislation that impacts the state’s Superior Courts, Clerk...

  • Possible cougar snatches lamb

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PULLMAN — According to Washington State University (WSU) a potential cougar attack may have killed as many as five spring lambs at WSU’s barn facilities. One lamb was found dead with four lambs still missing. According to Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Communications Manager Staci Lehman, the lamb that was found dead was thought to be killed over the weekend, but the other four went missing on Monday, June 10. “We had gotten a report last week with one that was found dead and four that had gone missing. We had staff and our c...

  • Wind turbine project moves forward

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX - Plans for the possible development of a proposed wind turbine farm project Harvest Hills near Kamiak Butte are moving forward, with pushback from Whitman County residents. Harvest Hills Project Director Shane Roche said that the project is on track and the company plans to submit their application for permit to the county at the end of this year or the beginning of 2025. "We are excited to protect and preserve family farms, ensure that Whitman County becomes prosperous and work with...

  • Class of 2024 Scholarship Awards

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX — Graduated high school seniors across the county worked hard to apply for schools and plan their upcoming future steps receiving several scholarships to achieve their goals. Colfax graduate John Bodey received the American Legion Scholarship for $1,000. Scholarships received by Colfax graduate Paige Claassen included a Colfax Thrifty Grandmother’s Scholarship for $1,000, Robert Jolin Osborne Scholarship for $2,000, and the Steve Luther Scholarship for $500. Hailey Demler received the Colfax Masonic Lodge Scholarship for $500, an Eas...

  • Buy a Newspaper!

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    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 Endicott Endicott Food Center Garfield Schaut's Marketplace Palouse Palouse Family Market Pullman Dissmore's Rosalia Rosalia Market St. John Webb's Empire Foods Tekoa Tekoa Market Washtucna Java Bloom Daily Bulletin Routes A printed version of the Colfax Daily Bulletin is available to be delivered four times...

  • 2023-2024 PALOUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 301 GENERAL FUND BUDGET EXTENSION

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    7-2024 PALOUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 301 GENERAL FUND BUDGET EXTENSION A budget extension of the Palouse School District 301 2023-24 General Fund Budget will be proposed at the June 27th board meeting to approve revenues and expenditures due to the increase in grant activities and rising costs at the school which will require an increase in revenues of two hundred eighty-one thousand dollars ($281,000) and an increase in appropriation of three hundred seventy-three thousand dollars ($373,000). Copies of the proposed budget extension will be...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Palouse Pool schedule

    Matthew Strissel, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PALOUSE — The summer season is here and along with it comes the fun-filled days at the local swimming pool. The Palouse announced its 2024 schedule, beginning Friday, June 14, and running through Saturday, Aug. 17. The schedule is subject to change. Daily schedule On Monday through Friday, swim lessons will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Session one will be July 15-18, 22-24 and 26. Session two will be July 29-Aug. 8 on Monday through Thursday only. Swim team practice will be from noon to 1 p.m.; open swim 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; lap swim and w...

  • Lind hosts 35th annual combine derby

    Matthew Strissel, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    LIND - People gathered from miles around to witness the destruction of farm equipment at the 35th annual Lind Lions Club combine derby on Saturday, June 8. The event also featured a parade, barbecue in the park, and pickup and grain truck races, including an Australian Pursuit and powder puff races. The day was capped off with a live music show from the Fred Bauer band. The combine derby featured drivers from Lind, Othello, Chewelah, Rosalia, Pullman, Cheney and even Urbandale, Iowa. It was a...

  • Conservation District hosts tours

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PALOUSE — The Palouse Conservation District has several upcoming field tours coming up. The District will host a Soil Health and Cropping Systems tour from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 24. The Conservation District is teaming up with the University of Idaho Extension for the tour with local producers sharing insights from cover cropping, integration of livestock in small grains rotations and winter wheat variety trials. The tour begins four miles south of Uniontown, and will conclude six miles northeast of Genesee, Idaho. The four tour l...

  • Graduate receives over $1 million in college offers

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PALOUSE - Garfield-Palouse graduate Ainsley Sievers received offers totaling $1,061,940 from seven schools to attend. Sievers said she started applications from September to December, applying for 20 schools in all. Sievers's final choice was Claremont McKenna College, which she received an academic scholarship of $85,098 per year for four years. Though Claremont McKenna College wasn't Sievers's first choice, she said that the school flew her down for a preview program with no cost to her in...

  • 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....

  • ADVERTIESMENT FOR BID PALOUSE COVE ROAD CURB AND STORMWATER PROJECT CITY OF PALOUSE

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    ADVERTIESMENT FOR BID PALOUSE COVE ROAD CURB AND STORMWATER PROJECT CITY OF PALOUSE Sealed bids for construction of Palouse Cove Road Curb and Stormwater Project will be received by the City of Palouse at the office of City Hall located at East 120 Main Street, Palouse, Washington until 2:00 p.m. local time on June 19th, 2024, and then publicly opened and read aloud. PALOUSE COVE ROAD CURB AND STROMWATER PROJECT The project consists of: Installing 780 linear feet of 8” SDR storm pipe, 6 catch basins, and 830 linear feet of concrete curb and g...

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