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 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019

Local districts watch state on levy matter

The question up to 2018 was, 'Will it get fixed?' This year it is, 'Will it get fixed, again?' The statewide issue known as McCleary, which has loomed over school district funding since the 2012 Washington Supreme Court decision that gave it its...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Dusty rancher receives $33,861 for Alkali Creek project

The Whitman Conservation District was awarded $33,861 by the Washington Department of Ecology to protect and improve water quality in Alkali Flat Creek. The funds cover the costs associated with...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Regional housing report shows need for affordability

Some of the first information from the Palouse Regional Housing Needs Assessment was presented at the Inland Northwest Partners meeting March 27, covering housing availability and affordability in...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019
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Johnson makes partner at law firm

Matthew Johnson has been named a new partner at Carpenter, McGuire & DeWulf law office in Colfax. He joined the firm in 2014 after graduating from St. Louis University Law School that May. Johnson...

 

Columbia Straw names manager

Columbia Straw Supply of Starbuck, a company that purchases and sells wheat straw from local suppliers for manufacturing projects, has announced the appointment of David Eller as its new general manager. Columbia Straw has been collecting a supply...

 

Weekend wind launches Colfax track pads

Strong winds during Friday night's rain and thunder storm lifted the thick landing pads for the high jump and pole vault at the Colfax High School track. One of the pads traveled the length of the pla...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 11, 2019

Observers serve as eyes, ears at gov't meetings

While most public government meetings don’t usually draw a big crowd of spectators, there is a group of people who shoulder the responsibility of keeping government open, sitting through meetings as possibly the only representative of the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019

Colfax board meets following break

The Colfax School board met Monday night for its regular bi- weekly meeting and took in updated policies to consider, listened to a speech by an FFA state competitor and heard the student ASB report from representative Kylie Kackman. Superintendent...

 

15th litter pickup slated in Pullman

City of Pullman Stormwater Services and the Palouse Conservation District will celebrate Earth Day with the 15th annual Pullman stream clean-up on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will check-in at Spring Street Park, next to the...

 

Animal C & C week observance

Animal Care & Control Association during the week of April 7-13 celebrates and promotes professionalism amongst animal care and control professionals nationwide. Pullman Police Department gives special recognition to Code Enforcement Officers...

 

Bulletin Column: April 11, 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...

 

Flooding follows Tuesday's heavy rainfall

Steady rain Tuesday sent water roaring down Palouse drainages and caused extensive flooding in Pullman. Water from Missouri Flat Creek overflowed on to Grand Street where businesses were flooded....

 
Torry’s Country Store

Torry's Country Store grand opening draws community support

The grand opening of Torry's Country Store in St. John was Saturday. According to Torry and Amy Shepherd, owners of the former CHS Primeland business, the event was very well attended, and many...

 

Seeks funds for Latvia cancer treatment

An account has been set up to support Marty Walker of Colfax, who is battling cancer and plans to make a trip to Latvia for a treatment which has not been sanctioned in the United States. Walker was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma in a...

 

Goat judging school offered

With the increase in market goat projects around the county and beyond, the need for judges of those animals has also gone up. This prompted WSU Extension in Whitman, Asotin and Garfield counties to host the Pacific Northwest Sheep and Goat Judges Sc...

 

Hospital to sell neighboring house

Whitman Hospital has put the former McGraw house up for sale for $8,500. The buyer will be required to move the house off the grounds. The house is located south of the medical center building. The house includes four bedrooms and two baths. Total...

 

USDA offers assistance to protect ag and grasslands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation...

 

Online ed courses now at Neill Library

Neill Public Library cardholders now have free access to online educational courses from Lynda.com, a learning resource with more than 12,000 courses, ranging from basic computer skills to project management including instruction on various software,...

 

Showcase set for artAbility

Multimedia collages, poetry, pastel and charcoal works that encourage artistic expression and were created by 23 area artists with disabilities will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19, as part of the artAbility Showcase at the Latah County...

 

Etcetera: April 11, 2019

W-I Symphony will end season Washington-Idaho Symphony will present its fifth and final concert of its 47th season under the musical direction of Dr. Dahn Pham. They will celebrate the talent of young artists by playing alongside the Greater Palouse...

 

Colfax Quarry blasting reveals "face" on the hillside

Recent rock blasting at the Colfax quarry for a railroad repair job near Pampa Pond briefly revealed this "face" on the hillside, seen here from two differing angles and distances. After a brief...

 

Habitat for Humanity house set for Palouse

Habitat for Humanity volunteers will soon break ground on Illinois Street in Palouse for a 10-month construction schedule on a new house. Recipients will be Richard and Roberta Kruger, currently residents of Troy, Idaho. He is a U.S. Army veteran,...

 

Railworks will return rails to repair site near Pampa

A crew from Railworks Track Systems, Airway Heights, this week will restore the railroad tracks to the repair site at Pampa. Railworks, which has offices around the country, is a subcontractor for...

 

Election ballots hit the mail

Ballots will be mailed out in Friday's mail for the April 23 special election. Number of ballots sent in the mail was 14,932, with most of those going to voters in Pullman which is Public Hospital District 1-A. Voters in the district will decide...

 

Rosalia blood drive April 16

Rosalia High School will hold its annual blood drive April 16 from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all community members invited. Those over age 18 may give blood, along with 16-17 year-olds with parental permission. The event is put on by the leadership...

 

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