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 By Staff Report    News    May 6, 2021

Sprint boat races return to Webb's Slough

ST. JOHN — Organizers announced sprint boat races return to Webb’s Slough on June 9 and August 28. The races were absent last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year the races will be allowed depending on state guidelines. Differences for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 6, 2021

Jennings to hold annual book fair

COLFAX — Jennings Elementary School will hold its Scholastic Book Fair through Friday at the school library. Only students are allowed to shop in person. Parents may send money with kids to shop during school hours. Parents can also set up an...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 6, 2021

Minor sent to hospital for overdose

COLFAX — An 18-year-old male was taken by ambulance to the Whitman Hospital after being found at a party in Colfax. A Whitman County deputy responded to a report of trespassers having a party in a vacant apartment on East Golgotha Street on April...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 6, 2021

Plans for Colfax pool take shape

COLFAX — Plans are set for a June 10 opening of the Colfax city pool. Regular admission prices are in place after no charges last year, due to COVID-19. The city is hiring lifeguards now and has received a $75,000 grant to renovate the pool’s...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 6, 2021

Open house in Palouse on Saturday

PALOUSE — The Palouse Chamber of Commerce hosts an open house on Saturday. The day features outdoor vendors, sidewalk sales, restaurant specials, and a business scavenger hunt for a chance to be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 gift...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2021
Kyle Dixon

Palouse city administrator headed to Liberty Lake

PALOUSE — Palouse City Administrator Kyle Dixon is leaving to become the finance director for Liberty Lake. Dixon worked for the City of Palouse since he was hired by former mayor Michael Echanove...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2021

Colfax council gives $5,000 to softball field improvements

COLFAX — The Colfax city council approved a $5,000 grant from the hotel-motel (lodging) tax fund to the Colfax Rotary for improvements to their fast-pitch softball field, adjacent to the Colfax Golf Club. Total work includes a new backstop,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2021

Annual FFA plant sale to open Friday

COLFAX — The Colfax Junior-Senior High School FFA holds its annual plant sale Friday and Saturday at the ag shop parking lot. FFA students have tended to the plants in the greenhouse since January. Varieties include Wave Petunias, Ivy Geranium...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2021

Port of Whitman meetings rescheduled

COLFAX — The Port of Whitman rescheduled its strategic planning meeting to May 6 at 12:30 p.m. It will be a combination of remote and in-person meeting. In another change, the port commissioners have a joint meeting on May 3 with county...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2021

News Briefs

Borders resigns from Jennings grade school COLFAX — Jennings Elementary School principal Andrew Borders submitted his resignation, effective June 30. It was accepted by the school board April 12. Borders has been in the job since July 2020. The sch...

 

News Briefs

Oakesdale annual Old Mill Days cancelled OAKESDALE — The annual Old Mill Days was cancelled by the Oakesdale Historical Society. The event is normally scheduled in July and features bingo, fun run, triathlon, pancake feed, parade, music, and food....

 

Vaccines to be available for 16 and older

OLYMPIA — Washington residents 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement Wednesday. Washington follows more than a dozen states making vaccines available to anyone 16 and older....

 

State acreage estimates released for 2021 harvest

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Winter wheat planting is down while spring wheat increased for 2021, according to estimates from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. In Washington, winter wheat planted...

 

Pullman police support mental health app

PULLMAN — The Police Department has partnered with Cordico to create an app to provide officers with access to mental health services. The nature of police work leaves officers at high risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and...

 

Deadline this week for fire relief

MALDEN — Malden and Pine City area residents have until April 12 to submit a U.S. Small Business Administration application. Or, they will likely be ineligible for further disaster relief assistance after the fire last Labor Day. More information...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2021

Tree downed in wind by Hume Road

STEPTOE – A large tree fell down near Hume Road during high winds Sunday. It was removed from the roadway by a crew from Whitman County Public Works. Results of the storm included various fallen branches. “No major reports of anything else at...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2021

County adds new position to clerk's office

COLFAX – Whitman County commissioners approved adding an employee to the superior court clerk’s office. The position was closed last year as a result of revenue losses and budget cutbacks due to COVID. The cost will be $23,000 for the full-time...

 

Cleanup week near, with higher price

COLFAX — Spring cleanp week at the Whitman County landfill begins April 16 with rates set to increase to match current costs. The previous rate of $35 per ton was set more than 20 years ago. Cost for this year is expected to be set at $55 per ton....

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2021

ASB extends recipe deadline

COLFAX — The Colfax High School ASB has extended the deadline to April 13 for recipe submissions for its fundraiser cookbook, “Bulldog Bites” Proceeds go to help pay for sports referees, since no concessions have been allowed for the current...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2021

10-digit dialing coming to 509 area code

COLFAX — A change to 10-digit dialing is coming to the 509 area code in October. Mandatory dialing of the area code starts Oct. 24, according to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). On that date calls made without dialing the area code...

 

Dusty News

Ed and Joan Broeckel visited with their daughter’s family, Amber and Dominic and Leonel, from March 10-13, at their home in Boise. They made the trip while Ed is recovering from ankle replacement surgery. Ed is thankful to be three weeks from the...

 

Unemployment rate drops

OLYMPIA — Unemployment in Washington dropped to 6 percent for January, from 7.1 percent in December, according to a state report last week. In addition, 4,400 jobs were added in January, as reported by the Employment Security Department. Jobs in...

 

Wildfire disaster loan applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Property owners have until April 12 to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster loans for damage due to wildfires and straight-line winds in Whitman County. Businesses of all sizes may apply, including non-profits,...

 

Studded tires use ends March 31

OLYMPIA — Drivers have just a few more weeks to remove studded tires from their vehicles. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reminds drivers that state law requires all studded tires to be removed by the end of the day March...

 

Native plants in landscaping talk topic

use Conservation District is sponsoring a talk March 25 by Kathy Hutton, of Plants of the Wild in Tekoa, on the subject of native plants in landscaping projects. Free xeriscaping kits will be given out to the first 30 people to register. Attendance...

 

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