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Evelyn Thaves

Evelyn Thaves

A graveside memorial service for Evelyn Thaves, age 89, will be on Sunday, March 26, 2023, 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Levi Hatch officiating at Goldenrod Cemetery in Tekoa, Washington. Mrs. Thaves passed...


Legal notices

Request for Proposals Whitman County, Washington is requesting proposals from qualified public entities and non-profit organizations to be designated as the Whitman County Associate Development Organization (ADO) for the two-year period of July 1,...

Sharon Lyn Sullivan

Sharon Lyn Sullivan

Sharon Lyn Sullivan McKeirnan lost her battle with cancer on March 16, 2023. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Joe McKeirnan, sons Keith (Tim Hung) Sullivan, Bo Sullivan, and Matt McKeirnan, and...


Senior menus

Colfax Thursday, March 23 Tuna noodle casserole with veggies, cabbage patch salad, peaches, no bake cookies Monday, March 27 Clam chowder, tortilla roll-ups, vegetable platter, sliced pears, 7 layer bar Colton Wednesday, March 29 Homemade mac and...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    March 23, 2023 

Veteran's Corner - Tom Carmody

COLFAX - Local Veteran Tom Carmody served as a Navy Corpsman E-6 Petty Officer 1st class during the Vietnam Era. “I went to boot camp in 1957,” Carmody said, after which he would go to Great Lakes Naval Station. “I went to hospital corpsman sch...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    March 23, 2023 

Palouse Area Robotics Team takes 12th place at Yakima event

By Gazette Reporter YAKIMA-The Palouse Area Robotics Team (PART) competed in Yakima against 26 teams from the FIRST Pacific Northwest District, including Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, March 17...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    March 23, 2023 

Palouse Habitat for Humanity Hero Award

MOSCOW— Palouse Habitat for Humanity has awarded the 2023 Habitat Hero Award to Jim and Dawn Fazio, owners of Woodland Enterprises. The award is given annually to a business, individual or organization whose support has improved the Habitat’s...



Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics Ivy Rose Lomax, a girl, was born March 3 at 11:43 p.m. to parents Hailey Lomax and Neil Strevy, of Colfax. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, 21.5 inches. Paternal Grandparents are April and Mike Strevy, of...


A week at the Capitol

Tekoa High School sophomore Alexis Taylor, 15, served as a page in the state House of Representatives from 19-24 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Taylor was sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy. The...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    March 23, 2023 

Colfax teen serves as Senate Page

COLFAX - Local teen, and freshman at Colfax High School, Paul David (PD) Buri, son of David and Becky Buri, served as a Senate page during the week of March 13 through 17 sponsored by Sen. Mark...


Regarding Bill Evans

In reading the death notice on Bill Evans in last week’s Gazette, I wanted to add a couple of things that not everybody might have known about bill. For one, he was generous to a fault and he also had served two tours of duty as a United States...


District Court Filings

COLFAX — Whitman County District Court reported the following criminal conviction sentences from March 9 to March 16: March 15 • John Hoyt was found guilty of criminal trespass in the 1st degree, therefore the defendant is sentenced to 30 days...

 By Teresa Simpson    Records    March 23, 2023 

Colfax Police Log

COLFAX – The Colfax Police Department responded to the following calls from March 7 to March 19: March 8 7:43 a.m.- E. Wawawai Unattended Death 11:31 a.m.- S Mill Offense/Complaint 8:14 p.m. S Main. Suspicious Person/Circumstance March 9 7:26 a.m.-...

 By Teresa Simpson    Records    March 23, 2023 

Whitman County Jail Log

Whitman County Jail Log COLFAX—The Whitman County Jail reported the following individuals being booked from March 14 to March 20: March 14 Katelyn May Peterson, 27, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail for theft of a motor vehicle....

 By Teresa Simpson    Records    March 23, 2023 

Land Transactions

Margery Brink Revocable Trust, of Palouse, Wash., sold 415 Park St., Palouse, Wash., to Steve Brink, of Palouse, Wash., parcels 10770000000001, 126609910000000, 126609902000002, selling price $200,000, Quit Claim Deed, Feb. 16, 2023. Randal Russell,...

 By Teresa Simpson    People    March 23, 2023 

WSDOT rideshare grant program

COLFAX—The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is now accepting applications for the 2023 through 2025 Public Transit Rideshare Grant program. The application is available on the Grants Management System on the WSDOT website, and...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Avista Utilities to check power pole conditions near Tekoa

TEKOA — Survey work of power poles outside the city will begin sometime in March and last through April. VentureSum, an Avista-authorized contractor, will conduct inspections. They will be easily recognizable by their bright yellow VentureSum...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 
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WSU College of Medicine celebrates residents

SPOKANE - Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital celebrated Friday, March 17, three residents who will begin providing patient care this summer...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 

Palouse Planning Commission to improve walking trails

PALOUSE—The Palouse Planning Commission has a proposed walking trails project in the works that began about a month ago. “We’re in a very preliminary and exploratory phase to this,” Palouse Planning Commission Secretary Chuck Stemke said. Cha...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 

Semi crash US195

COLFAX - A semi travelling southbound on US195 lost control on Friday, March 17, as it headed around the curve towards Pullman. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) confirmed that a vehicle number one...

 By Olivia Harnack    Sports    March 23, 2023 

Bulldogs take win against Potlatch and Orofino

COLFAX — The Colfax boys team swept the Potlatch Loggers and the Orofino Maniacs in a doubleheader Friday, March 17. Colfax took the games 1-14 and 1-5. The first game against Potlatch began at 11 a.m. Colfax scored 14 runs in comparison to...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Drier Spring ahead

COLFAX — The National Weather Service of Spokane has predicted a much dryer season for the Palouse area this year. Laurie Nisbet, Spokane National Weather Service Meteorologist, reported that the Palouse could expect warmer temperatures and less...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

SB 5352 passes in State Senate

COLFAX — The Senate’s slim passage of legislation will now allow law-enforcement officers to engage in vehicular pursuits under newly amended circumstances. Senate Bill (SB) 5352 passed with a 26-23 vote on the final day of the session on March...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Association of Realtors release Feb. housing statistics

COLFAX — The Whitman County Association of Realtors released the Feb. Housing market numbers, which state that the average price for a home sold in the county last month was about $349,500. Reports state that last month’s average price increased...


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