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Legal Notices: March 4, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Whitman County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to be held in their Chambers, Whitman County Courthouse, Colfax, Washington, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. The purpose of the hearing is to receive an...

 
Roy Nunn

Roy Nunn

Roy Gerald Nunn, 77, of Clarkston, Wash., a cowboy at heart, passed away February 26, 2021, at his Clarkston home. Roy was born April 30, 1943, in Beach, North Dakota, the first child of Donald &...

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 4, 2021 

4-H carries through 2020, adds new leaders to roster

COLFAX — 4-H has persevered and grown during the pandemic in Whitman County. Janet Schmidt, county director and 4-H youth educator for WSU Extension, gave a report on the extension office to county commissioners Monday. She noted a total of 434...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    March 4, 2021 

Colfax 'Top Dogs' awarded for February

COLFAX — Top Dog award winners at Colfax Junior-Senior High School for February are as follows. Peyton Gosney, freshman, fine arts; Layne Gingerich, senior, history; Canyon Pierce, sophomore language; Ella Jones, freshman, career and technical...

 

Jail Bookings: March 1-4

COLFAX — Here are the bookings reported by the Whitman County Jail from March 1-7: March 1 • Haana Gaines Bravard, 39, violation of a domestic violence court order. Held without bail. March 4 • Justin Neal Jorgens, 38, second-degree burglary...

 

Sheriff's Log

Monday, Feb. 22 10:25 a.m. – Nob Hill, St. John – A deputy responded to a fraudulent phone call. 4:22 p.m. – SR 71, Rosalia – A deputy investigated an abandoned camper. 6:20 p.m. – McCoy Street, Oakesdale – A deputy responded to a...

 

BREACHING DAMS

I am writing in regard to the recent statement by Whitman County Commissioner Michael Largent in regard to the dam breaching proposal by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson. The Nez Perce Tribe and its people have had a treaty of 1855 in place since before...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 4, 2021 

Hinrichs CEO says no layoffs with sale

PULLMAN — The pending sale of Hinrichs Trading Company will mean growth and no layoffs. Phil Hinrichs, CEO and president, spoke to the Gazette Monday after the announcement of the sale of the Pullman-based garbanzo beans (chickpeas) processor to...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 4, 2021 

Olympia man charged with two Pullman sexual assaults

COLFAX – A Pullman woman claims her ex-boyfriend sexually assaulted her twice after they broke up and he now faces charges of indecent liberties. Kaybean C. Anderson, 24, of Olympia, is charged with two counts of the felony indecent liberties in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 4, 2021 

Colfax school sports return bringing restrictions for fans

COLFAX — The Colfax School District set conditions for sports spectators to comply with state health guidelines. They are as follows: • Required symptom-check verification • Agreement to wear a mask before entering the gym or other facility...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    March 4, 2021 

Moscow sex offender charged for sexting teen

COLFAX — A registered sex offender faces felony charges for sending sexual text messages to a Moscow teenager while staying in LaCrosse. Austin T. Johnson, 23, of Moscow, Idaho, is charged with two counts of communicating with a minor for immoral p...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 4, 2021 

Ardent Mills to buy Hinrichs Trading Company

PULLMAN - Hinrichs Trading Company will soon be acquired by Ardent Mills. The Denver-based flour-milling and ingredient company declared its intent to buy the family-owned garbanzo bean (chick peas)...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Liberty tops Colfax to win

SPANGLE - A Colfax fumble recovered in the end zone led to the only touchdown of the night Friday, Feb. 26, as the Liberty Lancers topped the Bulldogs, 10-0, in a 2B football conference matchup....

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Whitman County football teams upended

ROSALIA — A brief hail and snow storm may have halted football action in the first quarter of play here Thursday, but it didn’t stop the defending state 1B champion Odessa Tigers from running away with a big win. The Tigers juggernaut team...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Oakesdale volleyball beats Colton and Pomeroy

COLFAX - In the abbreviated 2020-moved to-2021 volleyball season, teams play matches almost as much as they go to practice, putting on uniforms three nights per week. Now entering the last third of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    March 4, 2021 

Repair work scheduled for the Rosalia trestle

ROSALIA — Repair work is scheduled for the Rosalia trestle in March. Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey gave a report to county commissioners Monday. Storey attended a...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Commissioners to consider vacating roads

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners will consider vacating a list of roads from public maintenance. Mark Storey, public works director, presented the names to commissioners Monday morning. The county continues are to decide whether to maintain...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Fire department training event burns old Dr. Bryant house

COLFAX - A house was burned down in Colfax over the weekend was a training event. Volunteers from Colfax Fire Department and Whitman County Fire District 11 gathered Feb. 27 in the 1200 block of...

 

Legal Notices: Feb. 25, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, has been canceled. Mark Storey, Director of Public Works 8/1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Whitman County Commissioners will...

 
Larry Brown

Larry Brown

Larry Brown passed away on Feb. 9, 2021, at the age of 67 at his home surrounded by his family and friends, after his continuous battle with cancer. He was born on April 29, 1953, in Colfax. Larry was...

 

Good Old Days: Feb. 25, 2021

125 years ago The Commoner Feb. 21, 1896 The city of Pullman has a good-sized sensation which has kept the town all agog for several weeks. The excitement and agitation is caused by an assault, and by one of the most peculiar judicial transactions...

 

Whitman County Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — Here are the Whitman County Sheriff's logs for Feb. 12 - 20. Friday, Feb. 12 5:20 p.m. – Brayton Road, Pullman – A deputy responded to a non-injury collision. 5:55 p.m. – A Street, Colfax – A deputy responded to a report of a...

 
 By Mike Day    News    February 25, 2021

Labor Day fire relief group issues notice

MALDEN — The Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Operations (LTRO) has issued a notice of weblinks regarding their efforts to help Malden and Pine City residents impacted by the Labor Day Fire. The main link is:...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2021

Rock crushing bids opened

COLFAX — A bid of $198,000 is in to crush 40,000 tons of rock at the Whitman County-owned Cherry Cove quarry north of Winona. County commissioners opened two bids Monday for the gravel project. Lewiston-based DeAtley Crushing Company submitted the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2021
Stan McClinton Lookout Park

City park may get expanded name

COLFAX - A Colfax city park will likely get a new name. The city council briefly discussed a request by the parks board on behalf of the McClintock family on Feb. 16. They asked to add the name Lynne...

 

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