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State Department of Health corrects reports

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Health announced changes in reporting of COVID-19 deaths and negative test results. According to a DOH release, when a death has been reported as a COVID-19 death,...

 

Threats at Boyer

BOYER PARK – Whitman County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of campers at Boyer Park and Marina being threatened by an allegedly drunk man. According to the police report, four campers reported a man as intoxicated yelling at them and...

 

Gun grab add charges

PULLMAN – A Pullman man was booked June 22 on five charges including one for allegedly attempting to disarm an officer after he was handcuffed. According to the police report, Pullman Police arrested Darien Armstrong, 22, of Pullman, June 22 for tr...

 

Booked for threatening

LAMONT – Levi Graham, 22, of Lamont, was booked into Whitman County Jail June 16 for threatening to kill. According to the police report, Whitman County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a disorderly subject where in the reporting party...

 

Highway U-turn results in collision

UNIONTOWN – Washington State Patrol responded at 1:49 p.m. June 18 to a one semi, two car collision one mile from the state line south of Uniontown. According to the collision report, the two vehicles were parked on the northbound shoulder of...

 

Booked for bat assault

PULLMAN – Pullman Police responded June 20 to a domestic dispute. Police were advised a female had struck a male with a baseball bat. Officers arrived on scene and interviewed both parties. According to the police report, the couple had been...

 

Structure fire downgraded

ENDICOTT – Area fire districts were paged June 17 regarding a structure fire on Grove Road in the Endicott area. Fire District 6 out of Endicott was the first to arrive on the call which went out at 7:13 p.m. The call was downgraded when...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 25, 2020

County Mayor's Roundtable convenes virtual meeting

COMPUTER SCREENS – A couple dozen county officials gathered by teleconference Thursday night, June 18, for a Whitman County Mayors' Virtual Roundtable. Hosted by Paul Kimmel, regional business manager for Avista, the two-hour session covered...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    June 25, 2020

Order: Masks required statewide

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that residents statewide will be required to wear a face mask effective Friday in an attempt to slow the coronavirus spread. “This is something we can...

 

Gazette office moving

COLFAX – The Whitman County Gazette and Colfax Daily Bulletin office is in the process of moving to a new location. As of July 1, the Gazette will be located in the DSHS building owned by Scott Acke...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    June 25, 2020

Million-dollar rain: June timing key for crops

COLFAX – June rainfall is already above average, promising excellent conditions for crop growth. "We're in good shape," said USDA Soil Conservation Technician Dave Weber. "It's really been a great...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 25, 2020

Fair committee mulls stock sale options

WHITMAN COUNTY – The Palouse Empire Fair's stock sale committee will meet Monday night, June 29, to discuss options for 4H and FFA kids raising animals for a county fair that will not take place....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    June 25, 2020

Love bows out as port commissioner

Port of Whitman County Commissioner John Love has announced his retirement after 24 years on the board. He is a retired/retained Navy Reserve Rear Admiral Flag Officer. Retained? "If something comes...

 
 By Drew Larwson    News    June 25, 2020

WIAA releases return-to-activity guidelines for high school sports

RENTON- The WIAA released guidance for opening high school athletics and activities in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase state re-opening plan Monday. The document detailed guidelines for schools for each of the four phases. The...

 

Bringing the BANG

COLFAX – The Colfax Rotary Club applied for the permit to operate a fireworks booth June 23. The booth will open at its traditional location at the Rosauers parking lot. It will be operated by the Colfax High School softball team June 28-July 3 12...

 

Different breed of dog

Pullman Police responded June 19 to a report of a dog stuck under the reporting party's porch. When officers responded to free the dog, they discovered it was a raccoon....

 

Investigate vehicle prowl

Colfax PD are investigating two cases of vehicle prowl, both reported Sunday, June 21. Police responded to a report of vehicle prowl on S. East Street at 1:43 p.m. then to a report of vehicle prowl and vandalism on E. Golgotha Street. Fishing tackle...

 

Virus count ticks upward

Whitman County announced a 35th positive test today for COVID-19, the third positive this week and the sixth since June 17. Although there has been an increase in testing capabilities and frequency...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 25, 2020

Where they stash the bodies

Hitting a deer while driving on Whitman County Roads is an ever real and present danger; some times of the year more than others. Those periods of increased car versus deer occurrences are right after harvest and our current season, according to...

 
 By Daily Bulletin    News    June 25, 2020

First COVID hospitalization

COLFAX -- The first report of a patient being hospitalized for the virus was reported June 26. One previous case was hospitalized due to complications associated with COVID-19 infection. Two new cases were announced June 29. According to the...

 

Almota road closures lifted

A full road closure of 2.5 miles of Almota Road (from Stevick Road to Upper Union Flat Road) is set to be ended Friday – which has been closed since March. The opening, after months of work on the ongoing Almota Road Phase Four expansion project,...

 

Commissioners extend appointments

Whitman County commissioners approved Monday re-appointments to three-year terms on the Emergency Communications Advisory Committee for Scott Kruse, Jaime Keller, Jake Opgenorth and Dean Wigen. County commissioners approved Monday Anna Hogden to a...

 

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