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 By Garth Meyer    News    April 18, 2019 

Jail building, roads: Board approves two state of emergency declarations

Whitman County Commissioners approved Monday two emergency declarations, the first for the jail building which houses the coroner’s office and information technology after a problem with sewage backup. The second was for incorporated and...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Community fair kicks off in St. John

The St. John Community Fair rolls out next week, gearing up as early as Tuesday for an event which is treated by many as the warm-up for the Spokane Junior Stock Show. In addition to the sights and tastes at the fairground Thursday through Sunday,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 18, 2019 

Palouse River water recedes

The North Fork of the Palouse River is back to normal levels this week after a surge at Palouse April 9-10. The water crested at noon Wednesday, April 10, with the Lions Club Park near the car wash submerged along with much of Hayton Greene Park ...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

County adds $100,000 to grandstand project

Whitman County commissioners Monday approved an extension of .09 funds to the Palouse Empire Fair, a total of $100,000 for additional over-excavation work at the fairgrounds on the new grandstand project. Workers have determined that a more extensive...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Plowing bee at Mockonema

The Old Time Farming Days will return to Mockonema across from the Palouse Empire Fairground this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21. Teams of draft horses and mules will be hitched to harrows, plows, seeders and fertilizer spreaders to sow the 15...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019 

Garden club, seed bank support local gardeners

With spring in the air, it is time to start thinking about what seeds are going in the ground. To encourage those with green thumbs of all shades, a new garden club has sprouted and the dormant seed bank project is blooming once more. Malden library...

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    April 18, 2019 
Science on Ice

Science on Ice: LaCrosse students learn physics, science, skating at Palouse ice rink

How does an ice skater spin? What is friction and how does it work? What is the difference between regular ice and dry ice? LaCrosse fifth through eighth graders now have a better understanding of...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 
Deputy Justin DeRosier

DeRosier killed on duty: County pays tribute to former deputy

Blue ribbons were tied in front of the courthouse Monday morning in tribute for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier who was fatally shot while on duty Saturday night. DeRosier, 29, a 2012 WSU...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Bud Hut manager jailed as cohort in robbery

Jeremy D. West, 45, Troy, Idaho, was booked into jail here at 9:33 a.m. Monday on a probable charge of first-degree theft. West was the clerk at the Bud Hut marijuana store on the Moscow-Pullman Highway who reported he had been robbed the previous...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Colfax church offers self-defense class

A self-defense class in a style popularized by the Israeli military will be taught April 27 at the First Baptist Church in Colfax with a class for men and women each. “I’m excited. I think it will be fun,” said Tammy Lewis, co-coordinator for...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Colfax north flat project passes heavy water test

The April 9 heavy rainfall turned out to be a test for the new street drain system which was installed last summer on Cedar Street. Public Works Director Matt Hammer said the new surface drain system worked well to get the surface runoff water from t...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Bulletin Column: April 18, 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...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 
CHS spring bands concert

Colfax bands jam in gym

Five Colfax bands performed their annual spring concert in the high school gym Monday night because remodeling work is underway in the CHS auditorium. Director Mike Morgan said this was the first...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 
Molly Welsh

Lost, but not forgotten arts at Dahmen Barn

A collection of craftsmen demonstrated their skills at the Lost Arts and Crafts annual demonstration day at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown Saturday....

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Etcetera: April 18, 2019

Libraries plan for Earth Day Samantha DeMars and Nicole De La Cruz will talk about the do's and don'ts of hiking Monday, April 22, at 6 p.m. at the Garfield Library. Discussion will include clothing, footwear, gear, safety and local favorite hiking...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Menus: April 18, 2019

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Bulldog burger or chicken patty, fries, cheese, fruit Tuesday: Deli sandwich or chicken patty, chips, veggies, fruit Wednesday: Turkey with potatoes and gravy or burger, green beans, fruit, roll Thursday: Hot dog or chicken...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

USDA sets deadline for CSP applications

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Lentil Festival receives top honors

The 2018 National Lentil Festival at Pullman received six awards at the 2019 Washington Festival & Event Association’s Summit Awards in Bellevue, Wash., on April 4. The festival was awarded first place awards for best rack card, PR/media campaign,...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    April 11, 2019
James Hahn

Virtual reality at Colfax H.S.

A new virtual-reality program funded by a state grant at the Colfax library made its way to Colfax High School Monday, taking a group of juniors through a demonstration of the path of blood. The...

 

Derby returns fishing to St. John

The Kids Fishing Derby at Heritage Hardware in St. John is back Saturday for its second year after drawing about 150 youths last year in the age-old conflict of man versus nature; nature being trout stocked in pools in the lot next to the store....

 

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