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 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

Commissioners discuss Veterans Relief Fund

COLFAX — The Whitman County Board of Commissioners discussed the Veterans Relief Fund in the regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, during the workshop at 9 a.m. Commissioner Art Swannack reported to the commissioner board that an issue they are...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

North arterial proposed for development in Pullman

COLFAX — In the County Commissioners’ regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 20, during the 9 a.m. workshop, Public Works Director Mark Storey presented plans for a potential north arterial on the old highway in Pullman. Storey told the commissioners...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

Solid Waste completes scale project

COLFAX - In the regular Whitman County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, Public Works Director Mark Storey told the Commissioners that the scale project at the land facility is complete....

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

MALDEN Act legislation introduced

MALDEN — The Making Aid for Local Disasters Equal Now, the MALDEN Act was introduced into legislation by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday, Nov. 17, to improve the coordination between federal, state, and local...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

Colfax Police update public about Main Street theft

COLFAX — As of Monday, Nov. 20, the Colfax Police are still trying to determine who the suspect was in the theft of several construction items from a work trailer outside the Fonk’s building on Main Street the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 15, at...

 
 By Teresa Simpson    News    November 23, 2023 

Port of Whitman receives $2 million CERB loan

COLFAX— The Port of Whitman received a $2 million low-interest loan from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) to construct a new Hunga Dunga Brewing Company building at the Port’s Pullman Industrial Park in...

 

U of I holds vigil for victims

MOSCOW — University of Idaho students held a vigil to honor the lives and memories of Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen on Monday, Nov. 13, one year after the students were slashed in the off-campus dorm off of King...

 

Public Works winter maintenance priorities

COLFAX — This year’s annual Whitman County Department of Public Works letter for winter snow and ice control was sent to school superintendents and U.S. Post Offices. Public Works Operations Manager Brian Wilson said that the letter is something...

 

Fiber internet coming to more communities

MALDEN — In a press release from the Port of Whitman County, the Port announced that a multi-year project to install fiber-to-the-home around Pine City and Malden has recently been completed. The project was funded by a $1,734,921 CERB grant from...

 

Prince takes lead Tekoa Council Position 1

TEKOA — During this year’s General Election, the vote counts have fluctuated between Mandi Prince and Todd Jensen running for the City of Tekoa Council Position 1 since Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7 first count. As of Tuesday, Nov. 14, the...

 

Avista relight progress

PULLMAN — Avista reported Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4:30 p.m., that they had restored natural gas appliances for 32,000 customers in all Palouse and Lewiston/Clarkston Valley service zones affected by the damage to the Williams Pipeline at the...

 

General Election Results: Update

Colfax City Council 6 Dustin Guenthner -29.06% Sara Sevedge - 70.94% Pullman School Dist. 267 Director District 3 James Evermann - 29.36% Craig Nelson - 70.48% St. John School District 3 Director District 3 Melissa Edminster - 80.37% Dallas Loomis -...

 

Theft on Colfax Main Street

COLFAX- A theft of several construction items from a work trailer outside the Fonk's building on Main Street occurred yesterday morning, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at approximately 3:34 a.m. Colfax Police...

 

Bid awarded for county guard rail project

COLFAX — In the regular commissioners meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, commissioners awarded a bid for a county-wide guard rail project to Frank Gurney, Inc. for $821,334.70. The Public Works Department opened bids for the million-dollar project to...

 

Suspect in Garfield shooting arrested

GARFIELD –– Travis Gaines, 20, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 5, following a dispatch call of gunshots heard in town. Gaines was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree, three counts of reckles...

 

Woman arrested after alleged strangulation

COLFAX –– A Colfax woman was arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Assault, 4th Degree Assault, and 2nd degree theft on Sunday, November 5. Richelle Ann Jones, 41, was arrested and booked into the Whitman County Jail. Her bail is currently set at a...

 

Multiple levies pass in county election

COLFAX— Several levies were on this year’s General Election Ballot; results so far tabulated for the ballot count are as follows for each town. ALBION The Town of Albion Council proposes one levy in this year’s General Election concerning the...

 

Voters decide on contested positions

COLFAX — With approximately 20,000 ballots mailed out, ballots counted as of Tuesday, Nov, 7 the General Election results tabulated are out for contested positions so far. Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison said that while results were posted...

 

After 34 years, veteran identified

TEKOA — The body of a man found in a landfill in 1989 was recently identified as Clifford Wayne Bippes, a local man from Tekoa. Bippes, 45, was identified through forensic genetic genealogy by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. The...

 

Reissued ballots

COLFAX — The Whitman County Auditor’s Office released Thursday, Nov. 2, that 5,000 new ballots for Tuesday’s election were mailed out to voters in rural precincts and wards 1 and 2 in Pullman who had received ballots for the wrong voting...

 

New Winona trestle gets dedication ceremony

WINONA- The new Winona trestle on the Palouse-Coulee City railroad line was dedicated Thursday morning, Nov. 2. Speakers included 9th Legislative District Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, McGregor...

 

UPDATED: General Election Results

COLFAX — With approximately 20,000 ballots mailed out, ballots counted as of Thursday, Nov. 9 the General Election results tabulated are out for contested positions so far. Whitman County Auditor Sandy Jamison said that while results were posted...

 
 By The Gazette    News    November 9, 2023

UPDATE- Whitman County natural gas outage

PULLMAN- Avista provided an update today, Friday, Nov. 10, regarding restoring natural gas services to an estimated 37,000 natural gas customers in the Pullman Moscow Region and Lewiston Clarkston Region. Senior Communications Manager for Avista,...

 

Stolen property leads to arrest of Lewiston man

COLFAX — A Lewiston man was arrested after admitting to his involvement in a burglary near the base of Steptoe Canyon on Wednesday, October 27. Kevin Brotherton, 39, of Lewiston, was arrested after deputies from the Whitman County Sheriff’s...

 

Palouse City Council hosts final talk about police department

PALOUSE — The Palouse Task Force released a recommendation to the Palouse City Council to keep and maintain the current single-officer Police Department and promote Officer Joe Anderson to the position of Chief of Police. The task force said that...

 

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