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Colfax High School students 'prank' retiring teacher

COLFAX – Colfax High School science teacher Kathryn Vogler was caught off guard by her students' prank on June 3. The seniors were not the only ones saying goodbye to Colfax High School. Vogler is...

 
Robin Lyne Jones

Robin Lyne Jones

Robin Lyne Jones, Whitman County Assessor, passed away of natural causes early Saturday morning, June 5, 2021, in Colfax. She was 48. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Friday, June 11, begi... Full story

 

Memorial Service for Douglas H. Thompson

Douglas H. Thompson passed away on April 9, 2021 in Pasco, Washington. A memorial service and burial will be held in Garfield, WA on Saturday, June 19, 2021 for friends and family. The service will begin at 12 pm at the Garfield Cemetery (Whitman... Full story

 

Library starts reading program for everyone

COLFAX - Whitman County Library's 2021 Summer Reading program is "Tails and Tales" and runs from June 14 to Aug. 31 for readers of all ages. The library system is offering five $25 gift certificates...

 

Jail bookings

Jesse C. Clark, 44, booked May 31 for assault in the fourth degree – domestic violence. No bail. Taquiddin I. Khalid, 28, booked June 2 for a US Marshals Service hold. No bail. Eric D. Sherod, 26, booked June 5 for driving while license suspended....

 

Colfax police

Monday, May 31 7:38 a.m. – Valleyview Road – An officer responded to a report of a missing person. 3:44 p.m. – Sixth Street – Some items were found. (No reports made available for June 1-June 6)...

 

Good Old Days

125 years ago The Commoner June 5, 1896 Tekoa is talking of organizing a fire department. Rosalia will have a harness and saddlery establishment in the near future. J.T. Lobaugh, ex-postmaster of Pullman, is going into the grocery business in that...

 

Culture of Drunk: WSU's tragic problem

Alcohol is just part of life at any university. Every campus has its problems. It's nothing new. But sometimes it takes a tragedy to evaluate just where the line is between a good time drinking...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    June 10, 2021 

Facebook video leads Pullman police to suspect

PULLMAN – Tyler Knight found that if you post a video of your crime to Facebook, the Pullman police are going to find it. Tyler S. Knight, 23, of Pullman, was charged on May 25 in Whitman County Superior Court with robbery in the first degree. On...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Pullman chamber receives $10,000 grant

PULLMAN — The Pullman Chamber of Commerce is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for its COVID-19 Relief and Recovery efforts. The chamber applied for the grant in April. Executive Director Marie...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

Comprehensive plan update underway

COLFAX - The Whitman County Comprehensive Plan is being updated. The comprehensive plan is a guiding document for all zoning codes, covers land use, transportation, public services, economic development, public services, parks, trails and...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Fireworks return to Pullman

PULLMAN – Pullman's Annual Fourth of July fireworks show returns to Sunnyside Park in 2021. "The location of the fireworks detonation was moved in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions and the desire...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    June 10, 2021 

Tekoa pool expected to open June 28

TEKOA – The Tekoa pool is opening for the first time in two years on June 28 due to state COVID protocols and maintenance issues. The city pool normally opens on June 12, the last day of school,...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    June 10, 2021 

Costs rising for Palouse to replace three water mains

PALOUSE – Improving water mains on three streets in Palouse continues planning with a concern for rising material costs. The city is looking to find funding to help pay $1 million to improve the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

New Colfax police officer starts field training

COLFAX - Tyler Paris is the newest member of the Colfax Police Department after graduating from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the youngest eligible age. No one in his extended family had been...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 10, 2021 

Rosalia Trestle work may finish June 23

ROSALIA - Crews working on the Rosalia Trestle restoration project expect to finish around June 23. Motorists on Rosalia Road should expect delays of up to 20 minutes between Pine City-Malden Road...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Ease the Squeeze set to buy curved paddle

COLFAX – The Whitman Hospital Auxiliary is raising $5,000 to pay for a new curved mammography paddle to ease the discomfort of having breast examinations. About 800 women are examined with a routine scan of breast tissue that squeezes their...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

LaCrosse raffles quilt

LaCROSSE – LaCrosse Community Pride is raffling a handmade quilt on June 26. The 84-inch by 70-inch quilt was donated by the LaCrosse Quilters. The drawing is on June 26 at the gazebo in the park...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Swim lessons available at Palouse pool

PALOUSE – Summer swim lessons at the Palouse pool run July 5-15 and July 19-29. City hall is accepting reservations for the lessons. Private lessons are also available. Students living in the city...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Pullman police chief retires

PULLMAN – Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins retired after 47 years in law enforcement. Jenkins was the chief of the Pullman Police Department since July 2010. He came to Pullman after serving 33...

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Mennonite cyclists riding cross-country

TEKOA - A Mennonite cycling group crossing the U.S. to race awareness for climate action rode out of the state on June 5, after spending the last several days in Eastern Washington. The group of 16 ri...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Colfax basketball defeats Asotin

COLFAX - The Colfax High School boys and girls basketball teams are both 6-2 after winning at Asotin on June 1. For the Colfax girls, they beat Asotin 73-47. Junior guard Asher Cai led with 30...

 

Local girls top season track marks

RENTON - Three local athletes were recorded as top 1B league performers during the abbreviated 2021 track season by Athletic.net. Oakesdale sophomore Jessie Reed posted the top time in the 100 with...

 
 By Garth Meyer    Sports    June 10, 2021 

Rosalia's Beach ends rowing career at nationals

SARASOTA, FLA. - Rosalia's Hannah Beach rowed with seven other women from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) to a fifth-place finish in the NCAA Division III national crew championships. PLU made it...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 10, 2021 

County assessor Robin Jones dies

COLFAX - Whitman County Assessor Robin Jones died early Saturday morning, June 5, of cancer. She was 48. Jones worked for 27 years in the assessor's office, serving as assessor since her appointment in 2017 and election to a four-year term in 2018....

 

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