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 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018 

County passes second state audit

Whitman County has earned a clean audit for the year 2017, marking two consecutive passing years after 12 years without. The Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy reported Monday to county commissioners no significant deficiencies in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018 

Paul Clark is new Colton super

A barnyard mechanic growing up on the foothills of Mt. Spokane, Paul Clark later spent five years on the Arctic Circle before he moved south to Nome, Alaska. He moved to Colton this summer to take over as superintendent and high school principal. Cla...

 
Travis and Janelle Harrison

Purpose Roasters now open, grand opening set for Sept. 29

The grand opening of Purpose Roasters in Colfax has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 in Colfax. The new Colfax business is located in the former Arby's restaurant in Colfax. Purpose Roasters at...

 

Hawkins sells 'mall' property on Idaho state line

A chapter in Whitman County economics and politics has marked an end with the sale of the Hawkins property located on the Washington side of the state line along the Moscow-Pullman highway. The property 10 years ago surfaced on the public agenda...

 

Papiese faces vehicular assault charges

Paul A. Papiese, 45, Colfax, pleaded not guilty in superior court Friday to two charges of vehicular assault involving an accident at one of the Highway 195 construction sites in the Rosalia area. He was scheduled for trial Nov. 13. The...

 

Whelan Bridge work continues

The Whelan Bridge replacement project four miles north of Pullman continues, with welding together girders, which started last Thursday, Sept. 13, followed by grouting joints over welds this week....

 

Inmate opts for jail

Randi M. Keene, 35, Garfield, was ordered to serve a year in jail Friday in Whitman County Superior Court after she told the court she opted to serve the jail sentence instead of undergoing an evaluation and treatment for drug use. Keene had been ord...

 

Bogus voter registration forms circulated

County Auditor Eunice Coker Friday reported her office is getting bogus voter registration forms which have been sent out to county residents from an organization known as "Center of Voter Information." The letter advises voters that they are listed...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    September 20, 2018 

Plans fill in for 'new' Colfax high school

A group of 21 people gathered in the Colfax Junior-Senior High School library Monday night for a public meeting on design development for upcoming school construction, funded by the $18.9 million...

 

Community investment grant awarded in Pullman

PULLMAN, WA: The Pullman Chamber and Visitor Center Community Investment Committee has awarded a Community Investment Fund Grant in the amount of $10,000 to Pullman Good Food Co-op. These funds will be used to finance market studies specific to food...

 

Farmington Road asphalt work begins

The second half of a hot-mix asphalt overlay project on Farmington Road began Monday at Tekoa, with paving headed south toward Farmington on the project expected to last into next week. The work, being done by Central Washington Asphalt of Moses...

 

Health Department will be at H & W fair

During this year’s Oct. 6 Health & Wellness Fair at Pullman Regional Hospital, Whitman County Health Department representatives will be in attendance to highlight resources available to Whitman County residents. Deanna Claybaugh, LPN, and Amanda Ni...

 

Police arrest Cheney man in arson case

Issac S. Depaolo, 19, Cheney, was booked into the Whitman County jail Monday afternoon on two probable charges of arson and a charge of vehicle prowl. Depaolo has been named as a suspect in the suspicious fire which destroyed a wooden deck on the bac...

 

Pickup strikes moose on 27

Robin R. Woltering of Palouse sustained minor injuries Thursday when the pickup truck in which she was riding struck a moose on Highway 27 a mile north of Pullman. According to report by Washington State Patrol Trooper Bruce Blood, Angela K. Griner,...

 

Bulletin Column

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 update...

 

Etcetera

Pie, bingo at Oakesdale Oakesdale community residents are invited to an evening out at the library for pie and bingo Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. This free event is made possible by the Palouse Wind Farm and Novatus Energy, which is sponsoring the...

 

WSU piano sale slated this week

The WSU School of Music will hold a used piano sale Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Kimbrough Hall on campus. The pianos have been maintained and hold the original factory warranty. Financing and delivery are available....

 

Menus

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken patty or burger, baked beans, fries, fruit. Tuesday: Biscuit and gravy or chicken patty, egg, fruit, juice. Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo or burger, bread stick, green beans, fruit. Thursday: Bulldog burger or chicken...

 

Library sets talk on internet safety

Whitman County Library Teen Librarian, Nichole Kopp will give a presentation and lead a discussion on how to recognize the warning signs of these risks and how to protect children/teens online no matter how they access the internet. The free...

 

Liberty Quartet to put on a free Colfax concert

Liberty Quartet will give a community concert at Church of the Nazarene in Colfax Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Liberty Quartet is a traveling gospel group which performs and ministers for church services, nursing homes, prisons and more. They have...

 
Kat (K.S.) Brooks

Author will lead three Colfax class sessions

Best-selling author Kat Brooks will bring three classes to the Colfax Library Thursday, Oct. 4, as part of the Community Colleges of Spokane ACT 2 line-up. Because these classes require...

 

Neill Library will present 'Ex Libris' at Cordova Theater

Neill Public Library will present at the Cordova Theater (Foursquare Church) in downtown Pullman a free screening of the Frederick Wiseman documentary, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. Frederick Wiseman’s...

 

Gift card chance for library card signees

September is library card sign-up month. As a special incentive, Friends of Whitman County Library will offer a drawing for a $25 gift certificate for those signing up for a new card during September....

 

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