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Menus: Feb. 21, 2019

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Chicken patty or burger, fries, Caesar salad, baked beans, fruit Tuesday: Deli sandwich or chicken patty, chips, veggies, fruit Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken with rice or burger, green beans, fruit, Sunshine Bar Thursday:...

 

Cropping symposium set for Feb. 27 at Gladish

The second annual Palouse alternative cropping symposium will be Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the View Room at Gladish Community Center in Pullman with a complimentary lunch. This event is sponsored by Palouse Conservation District and The...

 

Bulletin Column: Feb. 21, 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 updated. BOND SET AT $1 MILLION Bond for release of...

 

Proprietor Witt-Miller: Cougar Country will be back 'stronger than ever'

After KXLY News in Spokane reported Friday an employee claimed Cougar Country, Pullman's beloved drive-in diner, was closing, the rumor hit social media with people who described themselves as...

 

Residents approve levies above legal cap

In a landmark election, Whitman County voters approved levies violating the state’s legal limit, continuing a precedent set by other school districts. School districts in Oakesdale and Colton each asked for programs and operations levies that are...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 14, 2019

Seventh Cabin Fever Brewfest brings 650

On a snow-draped seventh annual Palouse Cabin Fever Brewfest Feb. 2 no beer lines froze. Organizers for the colder-than-usual indoor/outdoor event in Palouse made concessions for weather, adapting...

 

C & C Fund seeks president

In order for the Colfax and Community Fund to continue, a new president is needed. Many local non-profits including the Council on Aging, Boy Scouts, Palouse River Counseling, Families Together,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 14, 2019

Variety of items: Colfax Supt. Pugh updates board on his Olympia trip

The Colfax School board met Monday night with a modified agenda due to snow, postponing a Jennings Elementary board appreciation event at the school library. Board members instead gathered in their regular meeting room and Superintendent Jerry Pugh o...

 

Driver hits power pole

Amanda Madlin, Spokane, sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, when the vehicle she was driving went off Highway 27 north of Garfield and collided with an Avista power pole. The accident report said the pole snapped in two places and...

 

Assault charges cite county jail fight

Assault charges filed Monday against a Whitman County jail inmate included a detailed account of an alleged assault that took place in the women's section of the Whitman County jail Jan. 24. Randi Keene, 35, was charged with assaulting inmate Ashley...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    February 14, 2019

Habitat for Humanity will build houses in Palouse, Uniontown

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will build its 2019 house in Palouse, its third there since the chapter formed in 1992. It has also bought land in Uniontown for its 2020 project. In Palouse this spring, volunteers will break ground on...

 

Session set Feb. 20 on procurement

A workshop on government contracting will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon until 3 p.m., at Umpqua Bank, 225 N Grand Ave. in Pullman. The meeting is free to Pullman Chamber members, and $10 for non-members. Please reserve by Friday, Feb. 15. The...

 

Sheriff asks drivers to leave contact info in stuck vehicles

Whitman County Sheriff's Office has come across a number of vehicles stuck in snowbanks and abandoned along sides of the road after the recent influx of snow. Most often the vehicles are stuck in a...

 

Selway launches website to support rural zone change

Selway Holdings, LLC and Dewey Scientific have set up a website to promote their bid for a zone change on a land parcel southwest of Pullman. Selway Holdings wants to rezone 3.5 acres of an 8.4 acre...

 
Kathryn Vogler

Bulletin Column: Feb. 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...

 

Sunnyside School evacuation

Sunnyside Elementary in Pullman was closed early Thursday morning by a suspected gas leak. Students from Sunnyside were evacuated to Lincoln Middle School. A Pullman fire crew and an Avista crew checked the building and determined gas was not...

 

Session set Feb. 20 on procurement

A workshop on government contracting will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon until 3 p.m., at Umpqua Bank, 225 N Grand Ave. in Pullman. The meeting is free to Pullman Chamber members, and $10 for non-members. Please reserve by Friday, Feb. 15. The...

 
Dan Hart

Almota Elevator Co. marks 100 years of business

Two hundred years after Lewis and Clark camped along the Snake River, a grain-handling company that originated at the Port of Almota received Washington state's Century Corporation Certificate. In a...

 

Etcetera: Feb. 14, 2019

Grads lunch now slated for March 14 Colfax Alumni lunch scheduled for Feb. 12 has been cancelled due to dangerous driving conditions. A make-up lunch has been scheduled for March 14, also at the Timber Creek Buffet in the Argonne Village Shopping...

 

Mardi Bras fundraiser returns

The third annual Mardi Bras fundraiser will be March 3 in Pullman at Banyans on the Ridge. It is a fundraiser to help raise donations in regards to women’s needs such as feminine products, underwear, bras, hygiene needs, etc. Donation bin...

 

Bank Left Valentine's Day events

Bank Left Gallery/Bistro and Open Eye at Palouse will celebrate Valentine's Day with "Elixer No.2 - A Winter's Walk." Visit the Palouse gallery Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to view art installations, check out the antiques sales and enjoy the...

 

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