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 By Mike Day    News    February 25, 2021 

Labor Day fire relief group issues notice

MALDEN — The Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Operations (LTRO) has issued a notice of weblinks regarding their efforts to help Malden and Pine City residents impacted by the Labor Day Fire. The main link is:...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2021 

Rock crushing bids opened

COLFAX — A bid of $198,000 is in to crush 40,000 tons of rock at the Whitman County-owned Cherry Cove quarry north of Winona. County commissioners opened two bids Monday for the gravel project. Lewiston-based DeAtley Crushing Company submitted the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2021 

Downtown Association restructured

COLFAX — The Colfax Downtown Association has announced a restructuring, under Executive Director Whitney Bond, owner of Truly You Clothing and More. Bond said the restructuring has to do with new policies and procedures. Current officers include...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 25, 2021 
Stan McClinton Lookout Park

City park may get expanded name

COLFAX - A Colfax city park will likely get a new name. The city council briefly discussed a request by the parks board on behalf of the McClintock family on Feb. 16. They asked to add the name Lynne...

 

Colfax police warn of vaccine frauds

COLFAX — Colfax Police Chief Bruce Blood warns residents to be aware of scams regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Blood noted people should be wary when: • Asked to pay out of pocket for the vaccine • Asked to pay to get early access ...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021

Sentence in attempted church arson

ROSALIA — Samuel Owens, 45, of Rosalia, pleaded guilty Feb. 12 in Whitman County Superior Court to felony second degree attempted arson, according to a report by Pullman Radio News. Owens was accused of trying to burn down Community Baptist Church...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021
Lorien Smith

Colfax woman competes for Mrs. Washington for America

COLFAX - Lorien Smith competes in the Mrs. Washington for America pageant as Mrs. Colfax on Aug. 14 in Olympia. Smith is new volunteer EMT with the Colfax Fire Department. She attended her first...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 18, 2021

Snake River Half-Marathon road closure approved

COLFAX — The annual Snake River Canyon Half-Marathon again has the approval of county commissioners to temporarily close part of Wawawai Road to thru-traffic for its event March 6. Commissioners voted on the plan Tuesday....

 

WSU to host farmers workshop

PULLMAN — “On-Farm Precision Experimentation and Decision Making,” an online workshop series for farmers presented by WSU Farmers Network, is scheduled for 8-11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 8-11, with a bonus day Feb. 23. The series is...

 

Man killed in UTV crash

PRINCETON, Idaho — An area man was killed in a utility terrain vehicle early Saturday morning. Cody Wolverton, 23, was pronounced dead about 3 a.m. off Guernsey Cutoff Road. According to the Idaho State Patrol, he failed to navigate a curve in teh...

 

Tekoa raises cemetery wages

TEKOA — The City Council earlier this month unanimously approved raises to the town cemetery’s two employees. The wage increased from $15 to $18 per hour. The cemetery endowment will cover the difference in wages, officials sa...

 

Man held on federal violation

COLFAX — A federal suspect is being held in the Whitman County Jail. According to jail records, David Santana Sanchez, 42, was booked into the jail here on a U.S. Marshal’s Service transfer. He is being held without bail on an alleged federal...

 

County seeks input on plan

COLFAX — Whitman County is seeking public input in updating its comprehensive plan for the first time since 1978. The plan idenfities county goals, priorities and polices for the next 20 years, including issues such as natural resources...

 

Man held in domestic incident

COLFAX — A Pullman man was booked into the Whitman County Jail Monday night after allegedly preventing his ex-girlfriend from returning home. Dylan Douglas MacDuff, 22, was being held without bail, as of press time. He is facing possible charges...

 

County may earmark Babb funds

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners Monday discussed allocating $10,000 toward the Pine Creek Long-Term Recovery Organization for a researcher/grant-writer/manager position. The group is in the process of seeking a state license and 501(c)(3)...

 

County jobless rate hits 5.2%

OLYMPIA — The state Employment Security Department released its December 2020 employment report Tuesday, with the state decreasing by 9,900 jobs, for an unemployment rate of 7.1%. The Whitman County rate is 5.2%. Unemployment rates in the report...

 

Man arrested in laundromat case

COLFAX — A local man has been arrested for allegedly damaging a laundromat. Kyler James Paine, 22, was arrested Monday night for malicious mischief on South Main Street for causing damage inside. Paine was booked into the jail on $10,000 bail,...

 

Man arrested for possession

COLFAX — An area man has been arrested for possession of drugs without a prescription. Stephen Christopher Dickerson, 45, was booked into Whitman County Jail on Tuesday morning. At press time, he was being held without bail through Whitman County...

 

Pullman woman booked for DUI

PULLMAN — A woman was booked into the Whitman County Jail on Monday for allegedly driving under the influence. Martha Imelda Vorse, 56, was held on $500 bail, records show. She was arrested following a traffic stop by police, then booked into jail...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021

County set hearing to lift moratorium

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners will hold an 11 a.m. Feb. 1 hearing on lifting the moratorium on new marijuana businesses. The moratorium has been in effect since March 2019. The action follows adoption of an ordinance by commissioners Dec....

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021

Rep. opposes impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is the only representative in Washington state to oppose last week’s impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, backed the president against...

 

Fair board to meet telephonically

COLFAX — The Palouse Empire Fair Board will discuss the annual rodeo, financials and other topics when it meets during a 7 p.m. call-in meeting Monday, Jan. 25. Agenda updates include reports on the fair foundation, rodeo, Sheriff’s Posse,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2021

County weighs ribbon cutting

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners have yet to decide whether to host a ribbon-cutting for the newly expanded moderate waste recycling building at the county landfill south of the city. The tentative date would be March 9. A decision was...

 

Paradise Creek rising rapidly

MOSCOW, Idaho — The National Weather Service reported a sharp rise in Paradise Creek late Tuesday night. The rising water hit 6.46 feet at the University of Idaho, the weather service said. The creek was expected to continue to rise in the Palouse...

 

Mayor Retzer: Support local eateries

COLFAX — During a City Council meeting Monday, the mayor called on local residents to support local eateries in light of the continuing gubernatorial coronavirus-related shutdown orders. Several area business are fighting to continue to provide...

 

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