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  • Solar farm no longer advancing

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX — A solar farm project proposed to the Whitman County Planning Commission in December of last year stopped advancing in May of this year. The solar and energy storage project through Vesper Energy, was titled Daystar Renewable Energy and was a 560-acre, 100-megawatt solar farm, with lithium-ion battery storage for five to ten acres. Vesper Energy Community Affairs Manager Alex Rohr said that the project will no longer being advancing in Whitman County. “Utility-scale energy projects require years of research and planning to det...

  • Possible cougar snatches lamb

    Olivia Harnack, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PULLMAN — According to Washington State University (WSU) a potential cougar attack may have killed as many as five spring lambs at WSU’s barn facilities. One lamb was found dead with four lambs still missing. According to Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife Communications Manager Staci Lehman, the lamb that was found dead was thought to be killed over the weekend, but the other four went missing on Monday, June 10. “We had gotten a report last week with one that was found dead and four that had gone missing. We had staff and our c...

  • Nisqually fire contained

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLTON - A fire started at Nisqually John Landing was completely contained the morning of Sunday, June 16, with no structures lost. According to a final update from Sunday, June 16, all roads were opened and Snake River was opened. Firefighters were called to battle a canyon fire on Wawawai Road near Nisqually John Landing at approximately 8:38 a.m., Friday, June 14, approximately 7 miles southwest of the town of Colton. According to a press release from the State Fire Marshall's Office, state...

  • Wind turbine project moves forward

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX - Plans for the possible development of a proposed wind turbine farm project Harvest Hills near Kamiak Butte are moving forward, with pushback from Whitman County residents. Harvest Hills Project Director Shane Roche said that the project is on track and the company plans to submit their application for permit to the county at the end of this year or the beginning of 2025. "We are excited to protect and preserve family farms, ensure that Whitman County becomes prosperous and work with...

  • Newspaper deliveries may be delayed

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX -- Home and PO Box newspapers deliveries may be a day late due to Post Offices and other government buildings being closed Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth holiday. If patrons have not received their Whitman County Gazette by 3 p.m., Friday, June 21, please feel free to contact us at 509-397-4333....

  • Class of 2024 Scholarship Awards

    Teresa Simpson, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    COLFAX — Graduated high school seniors across the county worked hard to apply for schools and plan their upcoming future steps receiving several scholarships to achieve their goals. Colfax graduate John Bodey received the American Legion Scholarship for $1,000. Scholarships received by Colfax graduate Paige Claassen included a Colfax Thrifty Grandmother’s Scholarship for $1,000, Robert Jolin Osborne Scholarship for $2,000, and the Steve Luther Scholarship for $500. Hailey Demler received the Colfax Masonic Lodge Scholarship for $500, an Eas...

  • Buy a Newspaper!

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    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 Endicott Endicott Food Center Garfield Schaut's Marketplace Palouse Palouse Family Market Pullman Dissmore's Rosalia Rosalia Market St. John Webb's Empire Foods Tekoa Tekoa Market Washtucna Java Bloom Daily Bulletin Routes A printed version of the Colfax Daily Bulletin is available to be delivered four times... Full story

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE A board seat on the Rock Lake Conservation District is available for a vacant elected position on the Board of Supervisors. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter within the boundaries of the Rock Lake Conservation District and may be required to own land or operate a farm. To apply please email your letter of interest to admin@rocklakecd.org. The letter of interest must be...

  • SUMMONS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION Superior Court of Washington, County of Whitman Case No. 24-2-00163-38 ROCK LAKE CONSERVATION DISTRICT, Petitioner. The State of Washington to the residents of Whitman County residing within the Rock Lake Conservation District’s boundaries, You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to-wit, within sixty (60) days after the 6th day of June, 2024, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court and answer the Petition of the P...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW.11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN No. 24-4-00091-38 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHERYL A. MCCOSKEY, Deceased The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the...

  • PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN No. 24-4-00090-38 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN BENJAMIN BRAVARD, Deceased. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to...

  • 2023-2024 PALOUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 301 GENERAL FUND BUDGET EXTENSION

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    7-2024 PALOUSE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 301 GENERAL FUND BUDGET EXTENSION A budget extension of the Palouse School District 301 2023-24 General Fund Budget will be proposed at the June 27th board meeting to approve revenues and expenditures due to the increase in grant activities and rising costs at the school which will require an increase in revenues of two hundred eighty-one thousand dollars ($281,000) and an increase in appropriation of three hundred seventy-three thousand dollars ($373,000). Copies of the proposed budget extension will be...

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Variance Application VAR-24-02 Alperin Parking Reduction NOTICE is hereby given that the Pullman Hearing Examiner will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to consider Zoning Code Variance Application VAR-24-02. The hearing will be held virtually; join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1496454108. Case VAR-24-02 involves a request by Deb and Mike Alperin to reduce the number of required parking stalls from 6 to 4 for a duplex on the property at 1305 NE...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE NO. 494-N AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF GARFIELD, WASHINGTON, amending Ordinance No. 492-N, thereby revising the Current Expense Reserve Fund (002), set forth in the 2024 Annual Budget for the Town of Garfield. THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF GARFIELD does ordain as follows: SECTION 1. Ordinance No. 492-N, adopting the “2024 Annual Budget for the Town of Garfield, Washington is hereby amended to include those particular budget revisions set forth in Section 2, below. SECTION 2. Estimated resources, including fund b...

  • NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Town of Malden City Hall, located at 14 W. Moreland, Malden, Washington, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. PST on Monday July 8, 2024, for the Malden Gravel Roads project and will then be opened and publicly read. The work involves the removal and replacement of damaged gravel roads with a bituminous coat (Otto Seal) applied on top of the new gravel roads in Malden, WA. The project includes both state and federal funding. A pre-bid meeting will not be held....

  • NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS)

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 20, 2024

    NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: A driveway crossing a flood plain to access a new residence from McGreevy Road in effect summer of 2024 in Section 15, Township 15N., Range 45E., W. M., Whitman County, Washington. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with us, the Planning Office has determined that this proposal will...

  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Liz Powell, Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    PUBLIC NOTICE A board seat on the Rock Lake Conservation District is available for a vacant elected position on the Board of Supervisors. Conservation district board supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the conservation district. An applicant must be a registered voter within the boundaries of the Rock Lake Conservation District and may be required to own land or operate a farm. To apply please email your letter of interest to admin@rocklakecd.org. The letter of interest must be...

  • Wayne Lloyd Kjack

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Wayne began a new fishing adventure on June 3, 2024, in Spokane, Wash. He was born on the family farm on April 17, 1933, to Dinty and Mae Kjack north of Rosalia, Wash. Wayne graduated from Rosalia High School in 1951, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He continued his love of sports by playing town team basketball and baseball as a young adult. After high school, he attended Eastern Washington College (EWU) for a short time before returning to the family farm. Wayne served two... Full story

  • Linda Jean Mount

    Linda Jean Mount

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, Linda Hames Mount, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2023. She died from the complications of colon cancer. Linda was born to Ken and Veva Jean Hames April 28, 1954. She was raised in Rosalia, Wash. As a young girl, Linda was very active in 4-H. She raised lambs for the Palouse Empire Fair in Colfax as well as entered many sewing projects, canned goods and baked goods. In high school Linda participated in choir, FHA... Full story

  • Thomas Lee Rambo

    Thomas Lee Rambo

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Thomas Lee Rambo passed away on June 7, 2024. Tom was born in Spokane, Wash., to Pres and Adene Rambo in 1941. He attended Tekoa Elementary and Tekoa High School, and graduated in 1960. Tom joined the Air National Guard serving for six years and enrolled in the Spokane Trade School to earn a certified welding degree. However, his true passion was always farming and restoring crawler tractors. In 1961, he married Karen Nelson and raised two boys Kelly (Bobette) and Kim (Angie), who both reside... Full story

  • Elizabeth "Liz" Folsom

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Family & friends of Liz's are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Colfax Golf Course Community Building Friday, June 21st 2-4pm. All are invited to stop by and share a story or just say "Hi." Snacks will be served. Stay and socialize or just say "Hi."... Full story

  • Sandra Kay Morasch

    Sandra Kay Morasch

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Sandra Kay Morasch, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2024, after a long battle of heart problems and other health ailments at Methodist Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. She was born to the late Gwendolyn Aiken and Wayne Aiken on July 9, 1951, in Spokane, Washington. Sandy was a graduate of North Central High School in Spokane, Wash. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gregory Walter Morasch. Greg passed away in 2015 and she has longed for their joyful reunion as... Full story

  • Rhoderick D. McIntosh

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Rhoderick D. “Rhod” McIntosh, 83, of Pullman, WA passed away June 8, 2024, at the Whitman Hospital in Colfax, Washington. Arrangements have been entrusted to Corbeill Funeral Home in Colfax, WA....

  • Senior Menus

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Colfax Thursday, June 13 Breakfast casserole with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese; roasted potatoes; breakfast fruit, cinnamon rolls. Monday, June 19 Beef stroganoff, peas and carrots, green salad, fruit salad. Palouse Monday, June 19 Juneteenth, Closed Pullman Friday, June 14 Breakfast casserole with ham, eggs, veggies and cheese; roast potatoes; breakfast fruit, cinnamon rolls. Tuesday, June 18 Hawaiian burger with ham and pineapple; zesty pasta salad with vegetables; fruit; cinnamon rolls. Uniontown Monday, June 19 Juneteenth,...

  • Births

    Whitman County Gazette|Jun 13, 2024

    Pullman Regional Hospital Anabel Amelia Davison, a girl, was born June 3, 2024 to parents Sean and Lauri Davison, of Uniontown. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Paternal Grandparents are Tie and Brenda Davison, of Pullman. Maternal Grandparents are Dale and Doris Erickson, of Hunters, Wash. Anabel joins sister Cora, and brother Jackson at home. Leo A. Cancio, a boy, was born June 3, 2024 to parents Giovanni and Chelsey Cancio, of Pullman. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Leo joins sister Emerald Hughes, 4, at home. Mira Beatrice Davy Kohn, a girl,...

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