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Garfield-Palouse Vikings raid Prescott

PALOUSE – The Garfield-Palouse Vikings grabbed the Prescott Tigers by the tail to win three volleyball games on Sept. 7. In their first games of the season, the Vikings won 25-17, 25-18, and 25-12,...

 

Eagles ran the Valley Christian Jamboree

SPOKANE VALLEY – The St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse (SJEL) Eagles cross country team would have taken third, but the jamboree was a practice. Six Eagles ran the 3,350-meter course on Sept. 9 and they...

 

Garfield-Palouse runs at Seaport Invite

CLARKSTON – The Garfield-Palouse Vikings girls cross country team raided the Seaport Invite to take third on Sept. 1. The girls' team earned third place with a score of 70, behind first place...

 

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

 

Ketscher won All-Around Cowboy at rodeo

COLFAX - Cowpokes competing in the Palouse Empire Rodeo took home more than $21,500 in prize money Sept. 9-10. More than $18,000 was paid out to Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)...

 

Dusty News

Linda and Larry Fry were home this week from California and manned the Homestead Ministries booth at the Palouse Empire Fair, along with other valuable local volunteers. Homestead Ministries deliver...

 

Pull String art kits available at library

COLFAX - Pull String art kits are available for tweens and teens at the Colfax Library Sept. 20-24. "Pull String art is easy to do and only requires paint, string, and paper," stated Nichole Kopp,...

 

Regional Theatre of the Palouse reopens Sept. 30

PULLMAN – "Sunset Boulevard," a play based on the Billy Wilder film with Andrew Lloyd Weber music, is presented by the Regional Theatre of the Palouse. After 18 months of being closed due to COVID,...

 

New exhibit added to the Libey Gallery

COLFAX — A new photo collage of the World Trade Center is installed at the Libey Gallery The Libey Gallery is in The Center, adjacent to the Colfax Library at 102 S. Main Street. Artist Tom Mohr...

 

Heatons celebrate 60th anniversary

TEKOA — Lifelong Tekoa residents Larry and Virginia Heaton are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend with a family dinner hosted by their children, John Heaton and Kellie Coffey,...

 

Emergency drought funds to aid livestock transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its plan to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. The Emergency Assistance for Livestock,...

 

Crash on SR 26 injures driver

WASHTUCNA - A Kennewick man was injured when he crashed his car on State Route 26, about 7 miles from Washtucna, on Sept. 5. Mugtaba Y. Kori, 23, of Kennewick, was taken to a Spokane hospital,...

 

Palouse preps to repair city hall roof

PALOUSE - The Palouse city hall roof is receiving a coating to help patch leaks. "It's been an ongoing problem. The roof is in poor shape and needs some attention," said city public works Director...

 

Funding available for expanding small businesses

SEATTLE - Business Impact NW and Ventures received $200,000 and $187,900 in grants to help low-income entrepreneurs get financing to establish and expand their small businesses. The money comes from...

 

Colfax schools receive funds to fight drug use

COLFAX - The Colfax School District is designated to receive $90,000 to combat drug and alcohol use by kids. The money is from the Washington Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and...

 

Palouse works to repair water main leaks

PALOUSE - Two water leaks and a broken sprinkler valve are being repaired in Palouse. On Mohr Street, a galvanized water pipe is leaking underground. "There's been some leaks and they put bands on...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    September 16, 2021 

State forces 4-H to be vaccinated

PULLMAN - The Washington State University (WSU) Extension Office is applying the governor's COVID vaccination requirement to all 4-H volunteers. In a letter dated Sept. 3, Extension Office Director Vi...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    September 16, 2021 

Davidson fair Superintendent of the Year

COLFAX — For the second time in three years, a local woman was named Superintendent of the Year by the Palouse Empire Fair. Mary Davidson, 62, was notified of her selection Saturday morning while...

 
 By Bill Stevenson    News    September 16, 2021 

Kitchen fire damages Tekoa apartments

TEKOA — Three of Wheatland Apartments units in Tekoa were damaged during a fire on Sept. 9. “A neighbor called it in and said there was fire coming out the windows,” said Whitman County Fire...

 
James Earl Krouse

James Earl Krouse

James Earl Krouse, 76, longtime Colfax Fire Chief and lifelong resident of Colfax, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 28, 2021, doing what he loved to do; serving his community. Jim collapsed...

 

Jail bookings

Kevin M. Stoneham, 37, booked Sept. 1 for a Whitman County Superior Court warrant for failing to appear regarding a charge of possession of stolen property in the second degree, Whitman County District Court warrants for failing to appear on...

 

Avista seeks to raise natural gas prices

SPOKANE — An increase in rates for natural gas of 10% and a 0.3% decrease in electricity rates start Nov. 1 for Avista customers. Avista requested permission for two annual rate adjustments with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commissio...

 

Retired police chief keeps working

PULLMAN — Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins continues working for another year after his announced retirement in June. Mayor Glenn Johnson announced the change on Thursday after meeting with City Administrator Mike and Jenkins. “Jenkins...

 

Farm equipment shortcut leads to hospital

ENDICOTT — A disagreement about a shortcut across private property ended with a man being transported to the Whitman Hospital on Aug. 24. Ronald D. Schaal, 78, of Endicott, was taken to the hospital and faces a possible charge of criminal...

 

Less than 1% of Washington residents died of COVID

OLYMPIA — COVID has killed 0.087% of Washington residents with 6.73% have contracted the virus and been treated by health care professionals. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) announced the latest counts of people contracting COVID and...

 

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