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Scouts delay Christmas tree pick up

PULLMAN — Due to inclement weather, Boy Scout Troop No. 444 has postponed its Christmas tree pickup event in the city of Pullman. Pickup will now take place Saturday, Jan. 15, officials said. Trees must be curbside by 9 a.m. and ready for pickup....

 

Cell phone found in Palouse

PALOUSE — A cell phone was found on Main Street and community leaders want to return it to its owner. The phone was found at Palouse Market and turned in, according to Deputy Clerk Misty La Follett. To claim the phone, call the market at...

 

Columbia Grain International donates to communities

COLFAX – Columbia Grain International has donated to several areas. “Columbia Grain International cultivates growth across its broad footprint, which spans the northwestern tier of the U.S., including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North...

 

Sheriff's Office

COLFAX — Here are the calls for service from the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office from Jan. 4-10: Jan. 4 Driving while license suspended on Fairmount Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in a snowbank on O’Donnell Road, Pullman. Vehicle stuck in the...

 

Colfax Police

COLFAX — Here are the city Police Department calls for service from Jan. 1-5: Jan. 1 Burglary alarm on the Walla Walla Highway Civil standby request on Lake Street. Animal complaint on Clay Street. Domestic dispute on Southview Avenue. Jan. 2...

 

Jail Bookings

COLFAX — The following individuals were booked into the Whitman County Jail between Jan. 3-11: Jan. 3 • Jordan C. Williams, 22, third-degree assault and harassment. Bail $100,000. Jan. 4 • Strider C. Burns, 29, DUI and third-degree driving...

 

Whitman County District Court

The following judgments were issued Jan. 6 in Whitman County District Court: Jose A. Alverez-Renteria, driving under the influence, sentenced to 364 days in jail, 363 suspended; $3,000 fine, $2,000 suspended. Criminal conviction fee of $43,...

 

Land Transactions

COLFAX — Here are the land transactions for Jan. 1-5 for Whitman County: Jan. 4 • From Lisa Adair representing the estate of Virgil Taylor, 604 W. Union Ave., Garfield, to Robin K. Gehring of Potlatch, Idaho, $175,000. • From Kamiak Cottages...

 

Births

Olivia L. Hobson was born Dec. 21, 20221, to Mark and Brook Hobson of Lewiston, Idaho. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Tom and Judy Hobson, of Lewiston, and Bill and Michele Beutler of Clarkston. She joins her sister and brother,...

 

Financial conference to be held in April

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Our Financial Conference has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 at Best Western Plus Univeristy Inn. The free conference will feature local financial professionals, information and resources. The goal of the...

 

Hospital to install new records system

PULLMAN — The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with implementing Epic, a new electronic medical record system. The hospital and its network of clinics are pursuing a vision of one patient, one record so that...

 

Colfax names 'Top Dogs'

COLFAX - Colfax High School has named the following students "Top Dogs" for December. Seniors – Casey Bittle in physical education, John Lustig in history, Jacob Jones in fine arts and Katherine...

 

Good Old Days

125 years ago Colfax Gazette Friday, Jan. 15, 1897 All Whitman County Officials Are Now Populists The county is now under populist guidance and control. Monday noon, January 11, the last remnant of...

 

Eagles win one, lose one

ST. JOHN — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse basketball teams notched a win and loss during the last week. The boys fell to Liberty Christian, 62-50, on Saturday, Jan. 8; while the girls topped county rival Tekoa-Rosalia, 50-22, on Jan. 4. In the...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Montgomery wins gold for Garfield-Palouse

COLBERT - Two Whitman County wrestlers brought home medals Saturday, Jan. 8, from the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian School. Walker Montgomery of Garfield-Palouse brought home gold at 126...

 

Bill proposed to reduce pollution in Puget Sound

OLYMPIA - As Gov. Jay Inslee continues efforts to breach dams on the Snake River, a 9th Legislative District Republican is calling attention to sewage and other pollutants in Puget Sound. Sen. Mark...

 

Buy a Newspaper!

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... Full story

 

County libraries offer 2,000 magazines

COLFAX — The Whitman County Library offers more than 2,000 magazines from the Anytime Library digital eBook and eAudio collection. The magazine collection is accessible with a library card through the reading app, Libby. Once in Libby, follow the...

 

Jail bookings

Lucas E. Welch, 41, booked Dec. 29 for violation of a court order. No bail. Kayden R. Williams, 20, booked Jan. 1 for ignition interlock violation and DUI. No bail. Joseph O. Robinett, 42, booked Jan. 1 for assault in the fourth degree – domestic...

 
Whitman County Baby New Year of 1972

Good Old Days

125 Years Ago Colfax Gazette Friday, January 1, 1897 The Grain Market Last Day of Year Shows Highest Prices Since 1892 The local grain market for 1896, closed on Thursday Dec. 31, with top-notch price...

 

Health care exchange deadline is Jan. 15

OLYMPIA — The deadline for signing up for health care coverage is Jan. 15. People looking for 2022 coverage have until Jan. 15 to sign up through www.wahealthplanfinder.org, the online marketplace operated by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange...

 

Palouse works on amendment to allow for secondary homes

PALOUSE — Palouse continues working on a proposal to allow secondary homes, known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Before the city council can approve amending Municipal Code, Title 17, to allow construction of additional homes on property the...

 

Colfax man arrested for DV

COLFAX — Alcohol played a factor in a Colfax man being arrested for domestic violence. Lucas Welch, 41, of Colfax, was arrested on Dec. 275 at a home on Lake Street for assault in the second degree — domestic violence. Welch allegedly shoved a...

 

Palouse considers new walking paths

PALOUSE — Palouse started considering the construction of walking paths during the city’s planning commission meeting for December. Holly White began the discussion, asking how the city could improve the paths residents use for walking....

 

Steelhead fishing closed on Lower Snake

LOWER GRANITE DAM - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) closed the lower section of Snake River to steelhead fishing. The closure extends from the mouth of the river at Burbank upstream...

 

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