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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...

 

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 Kowalkowski of Davenport. Colfax’s Jerry Pugh and David...

 

Washtucna host food drive

WASHTUCNA — The Washtucna School principal may be getting a pie in the face, if students collect more than 400 pounds of food. Principal Michael Amend will get a pie if students are able to collect 400 pounds of donations for the Washtucna Food...

 
 By Drew Lawson    News    December 17, 2020

71 Eastern Washington school leaders sign letter asking for return of extra-curricular activities

REARDAN--71 school superintendents, principals and athletic directors across Eastern Washington, including 20 from Lincoln County, have signed onto a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, the Washington State...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 10, 2020

Winter weather advisory expired at 1 p.m. today

COLFAX — A National Weather Service winter weather advisory was expected to expire at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 11, following freezing rain and snowfall overnight. The advisory was issued at 5:11 a.m. today, shortly after snow started falling in the...

 

Washtucna's COVID response and future

It all started March 17, when I declared a local emergency proclamation for the city of Washtucna due to the coronavirus. The emergency proclamation facilitates potential future assistance related to COVID-19, as well as access to regional and state...

 
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 Jana Mathia    People    October 29, 2020

'Captain America' swings into Colfax on his way east

COLFAX - Captain America was strolling through town Oct. 22, adorned with shield and a POW flag on his bag. Under the mask wasn't Steve Rogers, it was Allen Mullins, of Dalton, Ga. Mullins was...

 
 By Gazette Staff    News    October 22, 2020

Captain America visits Colfax

COLFAX-Captain America was strolling through town Nov. 22, adorned with shield and a POW flag on his bag. Under the mask, however, wasn't Steve Rogers of Brooklyn, it was Allen Mullins of Dalton,...

 
Larry Keith Honn

Larry Keith Honn

Larry Keith Honn, lifelong Benge, Wash., farmer and rancher, passed on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the age of 81 in Whitman Hospital of Colfax, Wash., after a long battle at home. Larry Honn was...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    August 13, 2020

Recommends distance for middle, high schools

The Whitman County Public Health Director released his recommendation Tuesday regarding school reopening in the county. A spike in cases last week moved Whitman County in to the High Risk category and...

 
 By Roger Harnack    People    August 6, 2020

Valedictorian the only graduate to attend Washtucna graduation

WASHTUCNA - A dark and mostly empty gymnasium didn't take away from Calby Ann VanHollebeke's evening Saturday. As the only member of the Class of 2020 to show up for graduation, VanHollebeke, took the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    August 6, 2020

County health officer now recommending students study at home

COLFAX — A spike this week in positive COVID-19 cases has prompted the Whitman County Health Department to consider recommending schools in Whitman County keep campuses shuttered. Nine new cases...

 

Pullman students to start school year at home

PULLMAN — The School Board just voted to keep campuses closed to start the school year. The action at tonight's meeting, Aug. 12, follows a recommendation from the Whitman County Health Department, which cited increasing coronavirus cases. If...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    July 30, 2020

Governor 'strongly recommends' students study from home

CHENEY — Gov. Jay Inslee “strongly recommends” public and private students in 34 of the state’s 39 counties stay home this fall. His recommendation came during a press conference this afternoon, Aug. 5, in which he was joined by State Superin...

 

Ruck to make Colfax visit

Army Master Sergeant Mitch Kriebel is backin Whitman County this week, walking 113.2 miles for the Ruck for the Fallen. Kriebel, a Garfield/Palouse graduate, had already done walks with a ruck sack attached to honor fallen soldiers at Steptoe Butte,...

 

Legal Notices: June 4, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, has been canceled. Mark Storey - Director of public works 23/1 Port of Whitman County, Debbie Snell, 302 N Mill St Colfax, WA... Full story

 

Glagolich inducted into FCCLA HOF

By Derek Clarkston Kodiak Daily Mirror Kodiak teacher Darcy Glagolich does not like the spotlight. When there is a camera in the room, she moves out of the frame. “For me, it is always about the kids,” she said. Like it or not, Glagolich is now...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    May 7, 2020

Geocaching

For anyone familiar with geocaching, the May 5 lifting of the ban on outdoor recreation is like a late anniversary gift as it was May 3, 2000, when the original geocache was placed in Beavercreek,...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    April 30, 2020

Palouse Falls, Potholes among places to reopen

KAHLOTUS -- Washington State Parks has released a list of the parks that will be opening May 5 for outdoor recreation, provided visitors keep their distance. In Eastern Washington, the initial list...

 

Bait jars could send a message to Fish and Wildlife

Unintended consequence or bureaucratic power grab? Given the things being ordered behind locked doors of government offices, I’ll take the latter. Tonight, March 25, when the clock strikes... Full story

 

Bulletin Column: March 12, 2020

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP IN COLLISION ON MAIN...

 
Asher Cai; Hadlie Kaiser

Colfax girls set to meet Liberty for district title

The Colfax Bulldogs met the Lind/Ritzville/ Sprague/Washtucna/ Kahlotus Broncos in the semifinals of the Northeast 2B District basketball tournament Tuesday and won 45-36. Asher Cai led the Bulldogs...

 

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