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July rain falls short

Official total rainfall measured for July at the Colfax NRCS station was .21 inches with a .01 logged on the first day of the month and .20 logged on July 24. The tally also puts July below the average of .56 for the month, which is the lowest...

 

Cannon, loaded guns located in threat case

A formal charge of harassment with threat to kill was filed in superior court Thursday by Prosecutor Denis Tracy against Kent Kimberling, 61, Garfield. Kimberling was booked into jail Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. According to the arrest report, Kimberling...

 
Dick McNeilly; Sarah Ryan; Ty Meyer; Bill Ryan; Sonny Riley

Snake River landowners visit D.C.

Dick McNeilly, Sonny (Walter) Riley and Bill Ryan represented Snake River cattlemen and landowners and met with the staffs of Reps. McMorris-Rodgers and Dan Newhouse in Washington, D.C., earlier this...

 

Briefs: August 15, 2019

Colfax harassment sentence Devan M. Hannas, 21, Colfax, was sentenced to serve two days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a reduced harassment charge Friday morning in superior court. Hannas had been charged with harassment with a threat to kill...

 
Brooke Marriott; Christopher Keil

Bulletin Column: August 15, 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...

 

'Funny Girl' set for RTOP stage this month

Regional Theatre of the Palouse will present Funny Girl Aug. 15-25. This production marks the 55th anniversary of the original Broadway production, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and...

 

Pullman rated 15th safest college town

SafeWise released the fourth annual “Safest College Towns in America” on Aug. 5 in anticipation of the new semester starting for college students. To compile their report, SafeWise safety experts analyze the FBI’s most recent crime statistics...

 

Jail furlough violation

Donald Rohwer, 36, Kennewick, was ordered to serve an additional 60 days in jail Friday morning in superior court after being found in contempt of court for using drugs while on furlough release from the jail. Rohwer had been allowed a 72-hour...

 

Colfax City Wide Yard Sale list

Colfax city wide yard/garage/moving/estate sale is Aug. 16, Aug. 17 and Aug. 18. Times vary from sale to sale. Go to your app store and download “Garage Sale Map.” Click “Find a Sale,” “Search 99111.” It shows you all the sales on a map...

 
Janel Goebel; Megan Yen; Gwen Nolan; Debbie Sherman

Human Services Awards program recipients

Seventy friends, families, board members and area business owners gathered in Pullman at the 44th annual Human Services Awards program. This annual event celebrates the accomplishments of adults with...

 
Lana Myers

LaCrosse hosts cross-county bike riders from Rutgers University, New Jersey

Eleven cross-country bicycle riders from Rutgers University, N. J., made an overnight stop at LaCrosse Aug. 7 as part of a 3,500-mile cross country trip. Officially notified that LaCrosse was on the...

 

LaCrosse auction sets new record

LaCrosse Community Pride silent auction during Farmers' Festival set a record with more than $8,600 net proceeds. Donations and support provide economic development and vital services to area residents. Auction proceeds assist with on-going expenses...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 8, 2019

Hearing set for second marijuana halt

Nearing the end of the six-month moratorium on new or expansion of marijuana businesses in Whitman County, commissioners set a hearing on whether to extend it for Sept. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Board chairman Art Swannack noted that commissioners await a...

 

Salzman, Starrett lead Endicott primary tally

Incumbent Endicott Mayor Steve Salzman and council challenger Derek Starrett topped the three-way tallies after the primary election poll closed Tuesday night. Two proposals for the town of Farmington appeared to be on the brink after the Tuesday...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 8, 2019

Board approves $1.6 million in .09 projects

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved $1 million from the .09 economic development fund to go to the fiber-to-the-home and rural fiber extensions to transmitter sites project for the Port of Whitman. Another $600,000 was approved for the...

 

Roadside murder results in 15-year prison sentence

Ashley Myers, 31, the suspect in the Sept. 28 fatal shooting of a man at the intersection of the Colfax Airport Road and Highway 26, was sentenced to 180 months in prison after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder Friday...

 

Colfax Chief returns to duty after city civil service ruling

Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay returned to duty Aug. 1 after being out of action for close to 10 months. McNannay was ordered to report for duty Aug. 1 by the Colfax Civil Service Commission after a two-hour session July 2. The board ruled in...

 

Collision on I-90 in Montana takes lives of mother, daughter

An accident on Highway I-90 near Alberton, Mont., took the life of a St. John woman and her daughter Saturday at approximately 6 p.m. Fatally injured in the collision were Amy Bass of St. John and her daughter, Matisen Rae Huntley, 18, a former...

 

BoCC passes letter to protect dams

Whitman County commissioners passed a resolution Monday against breaching of Snake River dams. “We thought we would reaffirm the position Whitman County has had for a long-standing period of time,” said Commissioner Michael Largent, who is also...

 

County joins proposed lawsuit for state mandated ballot boxes

Whitman County commissioners voted Monday to join, as a co-plaintiff, a proposed lawsuit brought by the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) regarding a 2017 state mandate for additional ballot boxes. Previous Whitman County Auditor...

 

Clarkston port responds to dam study

The Port of Clarkston July 31 responded to a study prepared by ECONorthwest and funded by Vulcan that argues the costs of the Lower Snake River Dams outweigh the benefits. “ECONorthwest and Vulcan should get their facts straight,” said Mark...

 

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