Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Gordon Forgey
Gazette Publisher 

Fill out the survey


“Failure to complete survey by July 31st may result in termination of water services.”

This short message was printed on a bright orange slip of paper which was included with a letter and survey mailed by the City of Colfax to residents.

The warning prompted a strong and almost immediate response.

Some residents were incensed that the city could cut off their water service even though their water bill was current. A few thought this was an example of overreach by government. Some claimed the threat of stopping city water service was illegal.

Of the comments, not one mentioned the impor...

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