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 By Staff Report    Sports    February 25, 2021 

Replacement batting cage maybe covered

COLFAX — Covered batting cages may be coming to Colfax as a replacement. City parks boardmember Jerry Pugh gave an update Monday night of a new batting cage yet to be installed to replace an earlier one damaged by a windstorm. The board discussed... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    February 25, 2021 

New high school softball coach approved

COLFAX — A new high school softball coach and junior high head football coach were approved by the school board Monday night. The board accepted the resignation of a junior high football assistant. Tracy Imler will take over for Bulldogs softball,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    February 25, 2021 

WIAA Athlete of the Week program to accepts nominations

RENTON — The WIAA Athlete of the Week has returned. Beginning this week the WIAA will honor outstanding student-athletes for sporting performances as well as contributions to their communities. People wishing to nominate someone may do so at the...

 

Parks board to talk trails

COLFAX — The Whitman County Parks and Recreation Board will meet digitally at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, to discuss trails. The meeting will include discussion on the Klemgard/Wawawai/Elberton/Colfax Trail and the Kamiak Butte/Bill Chapman Palouse...

 

Steptoe Butte changes loom

OAKESDALE — Steptoe Butte State Park will close for 12-16 weeks later this winter for improvements. Washington State Parks officials said the entire park will be closed beginning in February or March to allow for major road and parking...

 

State updating mining rules

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking comment on its proposed rules for mineral prospecting that may affect fish. Proposed rules include updating definitions related to mining, requiring proof of compliance with the...

 

Fees waived for state parks

OLYMPIA — Residents and visitors will be able to visit state parks for free twice in January. Fee-free days are scheduled for Jan. 1 and Jan. 18, state Parks and Recreation Commission officials said. Because of the coronavirus precautions, rangers...

 

Eastern hoops coming to WSU

PULLMAN — The Washington State University men’s basketball team returned to the court this week. The men will be home Saturday night, hosting the Cheney-based Eastern Washington Eagles. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Here is November/December game...

 

Athletes graduating at higher rate

PULLMAN – The NCAA has released the latest Division I graduation rate data, including the division’s Graduation Success Rate, which included a program-best score for WSU athletics. Washington State’s GSR score rose 1% to a record 87%,...

 

Muzzleloaders, archers on hunt

OLYMPIA – The late muzzleloader and archery general deer seasons will begin Nov. 20. For muzzleloaders, the seasons finish Dec. 15, depending on species, with specific rules in designated Game Management Units. Black tailed-deer are open for...

 

Turkey Leg Run goes digital this

PALOUSE — The annual Turkey Leg Run will move to a digital format this year in the wake of Gov. Jay Inslee’s new quarantine orders. The virtual event will take place Thanksgiving Day morning, Nov. 26. Participants are asked to jog, run or walk...

 

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