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State funds Malden construction efforts to build fire station

OLYMPIA - Malden is receiving nearly $1 million for a new fire station from the state Department of Commerce. The state chose 20 rural cities, towns, and counties to receive a total of more than...


Crash on SR 26 injures driver

WASHTUCNA - A Kennewick man was injured when he crashed his car on State Route 26, about 7 miles from Washtucna, on Sept. 5. Mugtaba Y. Kori, 23, of Kennewick, was taken to a Spokane hospital,...


SELW swim team wins Cluckey Cup

COLFAX - St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (SELW ) won the 56th annual Cluckey Cup championship swim meet in Colfax on Aug. 7. They finished the year unbeaten. The team's 496 points added up to...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    August 5, 2021

Swim league Cluckey Cup on Saturday

COLFAX - Tri-County League youth swimming heads toward the 56th annual Jerry Cluckey Memorial championship meet on Aug. 7. St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse-Washtucna (SELW) is at the top of the standings...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    July 29, 2021

Colfax swim team falls to Pullman

COLFAX — Sixteen-year-old Corbin Burt won six swim races at the Tri-County Swim League meet on July 22 against Pullman. Burt races in the boys age 15-18 category. His first-place finishes included...

Edwin White

Edwin Burnace White

Edwin Burnace White, long time resident of Washtucna and beloved father and husband, passed away on July 11, 2021, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax. He was 87. Edwin was born in Nunn, Colorado, on... Full story

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Colfax girls basketball wins last two games

COLFAX - The Colfax High School girls basketball team won two blowouts last weekend to go to 4-1 on the short season. They beat Jenkins High School 72-21 and St. George's 50-19. Asher Cai led at...

 By Bill Stevenson    Sports    May 27, 2021

Eagles basketball stumbles then soars

ST. JOHN — The season started with mixed results for the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse boys basketball team, winning one and losing one. The season opener went to Oakesdale 42-33 in Washtucna on May 17. They bounced back the next day to beat...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Vikings boys basketball now 4-1

PALOUSE — Garfield-Palouse Vikings boys basketball Coach Steve Swinney prepared for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season to have his 12 returning players. Two days before the first practice he found out it would be eight. When he walked into...

 By Garth Meyer    News    May 27, 2021

Colton Wildcats girls take down Eagles

PALOUSE — Garfield-Palouse Vikings boys basketball Coach Steve Swinney prepared for the start of the 2020-21 basketball season to have his 12 returning players. Two days before the first practice he found out it would be eight. When he walked into...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    May 27, 2021

Oakesdale boys forge new path in odd season

OAKESDALE — The SUV made its way to Moscow to play Logos School last summer. Inside, Coach Carl Crider drove Oakesdale veteran basketball players Kit Hockett, Simon Anderson, Tyler Bober, and Gavin Shrope. “I hope this isn’t our senior...

 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2021

Candidate filing period starts May 17

COLFAX — The online filing period for political candidates begins May 17 for Whitman County. Applications to run for office are due by 4 p.m. on May 21 to be on the ballot for the November election, according to the Whitman County Auditor’s...

 By Staff report    News    April 29, 2021

Candidate filing period starts May 3

COLFAX — The filing period begins Monday for political candidates in Whitman County to be on the ballot for the November election. A series of deadlines take effect for people wanting to run for election or re-election. Candidates may file by mail...

 By Garth Meyer    Sports    April 29, 2021

Colfax softball collects two wins from Broncos

COLFAX - Bulldogs softball has a nice problem to have. "We're not getting a lot of innings in (though) we're getting games in," said Colfax Coach Tracy Imler. The problem persisted last Friday on...

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2021

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Borders resigns from Jennings grade school COLFAX — Jennings Elementary School principal Andrew Borders submitted his resignation, effective June 30. It was accepted by the school board April 12. Borders has been in the job since July 2020. The sch...

 By Katie Teachout    News    April 1, 2021

Distracted driver rolls vehicle near Ralston

RALSTON — A northbound vehicle on state Highway 261 near Herman Road, overturned around 8 a.m. and came to rest in a wheat field Monday morning, March 29. Washington State Patrol Trooper Crosby...

 By Roger Harnack    Sports    April 1, 2021
Colfax Volleyball; Washington 2B; Volleyball

Colfax girls win league volleyball title

COLFAX - The Colfax girls volleyball team wrapped up its 2020-21 season Tuesday night at home, winning the league championship in dramatic fashion. The Bulldogs (13-1, 13-0 against Class 2B schools)...


Adams County to receive $3.88 million

RITZVILLE — Adams County is projected to receive an estimated $3.88 million from the most recent federal coronavirus stimulus plan, the American Rescue Plan. The city is projected to receive an estimated $360,000. Lind and St. John will each...

 By Katie Teachout    News    March 11, 2021
Washtucna Principal reads Dr. Seuss to Mrs. Sitton’s K-2 students March 2.

Washtucna celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday

WASHTUCNA — Tigercats celebrated Dr. Seuss's 117th birthday in good old-fashioned style with Principal Michael Amend appearing as the Cat in the Hat to read to elementary students. The Cat chose...

Janet Camp

Janet Camp

On Feb. 1, 2021, Janet Sue Camp, of Washtucna, went home to her Lord Jesus. Janet was surrounded by her family after a short battle with lymphoma. Janet was born on June 3, 1954, in Ritzville, Wash.,... Full story

Janice Haase

Janice Haase

Janice E. Haase, Colfax native and former Asotin resident, passed away January 10, 2021, at the Garfield County Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy. She was 87. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January... Full story


Legal Notices: January 7, 2021

NOTICE TO VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS Whitman County, Washington is soliciting vendors and contractors for placement on the following lists: 1) General Government - Office/Data Processing Equipment 2) General Government - Building Maintenance/Park and...


Columbia Grain helps make Christmas gifts possible

COLFAX-Columbia Grain International donated $3,000 to area charities as part of its Cultivating Growth Christmas Charity Donation campaign. The bulk grains, pulses and edible beans company donated to...

 By Drew Lawson    News    December 17, 2020

Schools call for athletics to start

COLFAX – Several school officials across Whitman County have signed a letter calling for 1B/2B/1A sports to resume. The letter was written by superintendents Eric Sobotta of Reardan and Jim...


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