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 News    March 14, 2019 

Slide along Willow Creek shuts down railroad line

Plans for repairs of a washout which has shut down the railroad service on the line which links the western part of the county with the rail network on the Snake River advanced last week with the open...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Filings cite arguments in firing of chief

First filings of the civil service appeal of former Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay have been made public and provide a look at arguments involved in the dispute. The McNannay appeal to the three-member Colfax Civil Service Commission is scheduled...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Precipitation .2 short in February

Actual precipitation total for February at the NRCS station in Colfax was charted as 1.79 inches which is two-tenths below the 1.99 average for the month and continues the string of below-normal months. The late snow storms started in February and...

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 
Steve and Beth Beck

LaCrosse Café re-opens

LaCrosse Café opened under its new management March 5. Beth and Steve Beck of Endicott have taken over the business which had closed Dec. 29, 2018. "It's a little weird," said Beth. "It took a...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Rosalia car prowls net sentence

Hunter H. Haley, 26, Reardan, was sentenced to six months in jail Friday in connection with the string of car prowls in Rosalia last November. Haley was booked in jail here Nov. 20 after he was arrested at Reardan by deputies from Whitman and Lincoln...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Drug arrest in Colfax results in booking

Anthony Emerson, 44, was booked into jail Saturday after an early morning arrest in Colfax. Emerson was stopped for an equipment violation and deputies learned a warrant was outstanding for his arrest. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle...

 News    March 14, 2019 
Andrew Stewart, left, and Dominic Villareal

Grand opening at plant shop

Andrew Stewart, left, and Dominic Villareal show a few of the plants in their inventory at their new shop. Located in one of the Canyon Street spaces in the former Rose Theater building, the shop has...

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Snow berms make airport dangerous for low wing planes

Buildup of snow plow berms along runways at the Colfax Airport has become a concern, particularly for airplanes with low wings. Plowing of the runways has been somewhat restricted because of landing...

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Port debates added support for cruise line impact study

Port of Lewiston Commissioner Jerry Klemm, and the CEO of Valley Vision, Karl Dye, attended last Thursday’s Port of Whitman County commissioner’s meeting. Last November, Commissioner Klemm...

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 
Stephen Johnson

New face at Colfax NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Services at the USDA Service Center in Colfax has a new face. Stephen Johnson is Whitman County's new resource conservationist, filling in a position that has been...

 News    March 14, 2019 

News Briefs: March 14, 2019

HONOR CONCERT AT COLFAX More than 100 student musicians and choir members gathered at Colfax High School Monday for the SE Washington Music Educators' Association honor band and honor choir concert....

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 14, 2019 

Fights cancer, supports animals: Annual bowling, auction event at Zeppoz sets record

The 15th annual benefit bowling tournament at Zeppoz in Pullman brought in a record high return this year at the games last Saturday. “It was awesome!” said Ron Morgan, who, with his wife...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Bulletin Column: March 14, 2019

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Harvest Heritage exhibit now at Libey Gallery in Colfax

Richard Scheuerman's exhibit "Harvest Heritage - The Story of Humanity in Twelve Farm Paintings" comes to the Libey Gallery in Colfax from March 9-28. As a special treat, Scheuerman will give a...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Menus: March 14, 2019

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger or chicken patty, fries, cheese, fruit Tuesday: Deli sandwich or chicken patty, chips, veggies, fruit Wednesday: Turkey gravy and potatoes or burger, green beans, roll, fruit Thursday: Hot dog or chicken patty...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Ideation weekend ahead

The Palouse Knowledge Corridor's Entrepreneur Bootcamp will conduct its first Ideation Weekend March 22-23 at the Pullman Residence Inn by Marriot. The Friday session begins at 4 p.m. and includes dinner, while the Saturday session begins at 9 a.m....

 News    March 14, 2019 

Marketing session set at The Center

Josh King with Tinderbox Marketing from Spokane will present a new workshop on marketing at The Center in Colfax March 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. Title is "Marketing & Sales Metrics: What to Track & Why.” Tickets are free, but participants must register...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Rosalia calendars will skip a year

Next edition of Rosalia Community calendars will be issued at the start of the next school year, according to Tanya Charles, head of the project which benefits the Rosalia float association. The 2018-19 edition of the calendars were not distributed...

 News    March 14, 2019 

B&O tax projects Workshops set

Colfax Downtown Association and its Main Street Program is in the final month of accepting B&O taxes earmarked to be used to improve the downtown area. January through the end of March is the dedication time for B&O taxes. There is a cap of $95,000...

 News    March 14, 2019 

WCA slates 26th bull test sale

The 26th annual Washington Cattlemen's Association bull test sale will be March 20 at 12:30 pm at the Bonina Sale Facility in Eltopia. This sale has received excellent support from Whitman County area over the years with many bulls going to local...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Vikotics on view

The Vikotics robot team will compete at the Sun Dome in Yakima. Matches start Friday morning, March 15. A match schedule will be posted on the Vikotics Facebook page or it can looked up after 10 a.m. Friday at: https://www.theblue...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Etcetera: March 14, 2019

Ukulele classes returning to the Colfax Library “Introduction to Ukulele: Plus” with instructor Scott Hallett at the Colfax Library will begin April 10 and run through May 1. The classes are geared toward adults and provide lots of fun for absolu...

 By Kara Davidson    News    March 7, 2019
Natalie Fisher

Board places 6-month stop on new marijuana sites

Monday afternoon the commissioners' room at the courthouse was packed and overflowing for the 2:15 p.m. session to consider a marijuana moratorium. Board President Art Swannack allowed for public comm...


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