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Bulletin Column: August 1, 2019


August 1, 2019

Whitman County commissioners and staff gather in a work session Monday. Clockwise from front, Commissioner Art Swannack, Commissioner Dean Kinzer, Connie Ellis, deputy clerk, Maribeth Becker, clerk, Gary Petrovich, administrative director, Sandy Jamison, auditor, and Commissioner Michael Largent.

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 updated.


Rural fire district crews responded to a report of a wildland fire along the Manning Road near the Morgan ranch at 2:39 p.m. Monday. The fire was believed to have been ignited off a truck which backfired.

Crews from Colfax, Diamond and Steptoe also responded to the scene, and Albion brought a tanker to the scene.

Colfax crews logged back at the...

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