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Lind celebrates as thousands crowd into town

LIND - Thousands of residents and visitors crowded into town Saturday for a day of old-fashioned fun Saturday, June 10. The festivities began with the Kiddie Parade, followed by... — Updated 6/14/2023


Combine combat

LIND –– The town roared to life Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10, as thousands of fans rolled in to see combines smash into each other. The annual Lind Lions Club's Combine... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man accused in student slayings stands silent

MOSCOW, Idaho - The man accused of stabbing four University of Idaho students to death stood silent Monday, May 22, during his arraignment. Bryan Kohberger, 28, of Pullman, appeared... — Updated 5/22/2023

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Mental strength before anything else

A strong mind and body are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I learned that while recently completing basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla. I was never a... — Updated 12/29/2022


Plane crashes near LaCrosse

LACROSSE - Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating two airplane crashes over the Independence Day weekend, including... — Updated 7/8/2022


Heavy rains bring flooding, harvest delays

GARFIELD – Heavy rains over the last week brought more than just water, localized flooding and mudslides to the area. They also may have brought a delay in the harvest season for... — Updated 6/20/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

On the trail, when it reins, it pours

Jockeying up for the opportunity to ride with the John Wayne Pioneer Riders and Wagons last week excited me. I left home early in the morning, encountering the sweet smell of... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Heavy rains bring flooding, harvest delays

GARFIELD – Heavy rains over the last week brought more than just water, localized flooding and mudslides to the area. They also may have brought a delay in the harvest season for... — Updated 6/9/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Fentanyl 'epidemic' hits county

COLFAX – Fentanyl disguised as common pharmaceuticals are flooding Whitman County and leading to a rise in crime. The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a drastic... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Fairchild 'fueled' my military excitement

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news here in Colfax, and who is in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, my experience while flying with the Thunderbirds last Thursda... — Updated 5/19/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

COLD CASE: 50 years later, local woman's death remains unsolved

PASCO — Joyce Margaret LePage was born Dec. 4., 1949, into a farming family that lived just outside the city. As an athletic and intelligent student, her decision to attend... — Updated 4/14/2022


Senator: Fuel-price increase hitting farmers

RIZVILLE – “We’re north of a dollar more in diesel than where we were before the invasion,” Sen. Mark Schoesler began in a recent interview. Schoesler, a farmer himself, represents the 9th Legislative District, including... — Updated 4/6/2022


Coyotes fall in first round at state

SPOKANE — The Columbia (Burbank) boys fell to the top-ranked Kalama Chinooks, 61-57, in their Class 2B state-opening game at the Hardwood Classic today in Spokane Veterans Memoria... — Updated 3/3/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Van overturns on I-82

RICHLAND — A Pasco motorist was injured Dec. 30 when his van overturned near Milepost 114 of Interstate 82 on Dec. 30. The Washington State Patrol Reported that at 10:57 a.m., Mario Granados, 25, of Pasco, was eastbound when he... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

One injured in New Year's Eve crash

RICHLAND — A two car collision left one person injured on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. The crash occurred at the Interstate 182 interchange with George Washington Way at 2:53 p.m., the Washington State Patrol reported. Nevaeh... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Pasco man injured in crash

RICHLAND — A two-car collision on Interstate 182 left one person injured Jan. 3. The Washington State Patrol reported that at 2:59 p.m. near Exit 5B, Asmaa Latef, 40, of Pasco, and Nathan Hall, 40, of Pasco, were eastbound when... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Crash leaves one injured

PASCO - A one car crash left one injured Tuesday evening, Jan. 4. Manuel Chavez, 30, of Zillah, lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup while allegedly driving too fast for conditions on northbound U.S. Highway 395,... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Olivia Harnack    News

Truck, pickup collide in Richland

RICHLAND — A Pasco woman walked away from a two-vehicle crash on state Highway 240 on Jan. 3. Karianne Clark, 46, of Pasco, was not hurt in the 4:36 p.m. two-vehicle crash near Milepost 28 of state Highway 240 at milepost 28,... — Updated 1/5/2022


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