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  • Repair work scheduled for the Rosalia trestle

    GARTH MEYER, Reporter, Whitman County Gazette|Updated Mar 11, 2021

    ROSALIA - Repair work is scheduled for the Rosalia trestle in March. Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey gave a report to county commissioners on Monday. Storey attended a pre-construction meeting last week, which set a date of March 15 to start the project. It's expected to last two to three weeks. During construction, one road lane will be closed under the trestle leading from US 195 to Rosalia. The project includes removal of loose concrete, debris and temporar...

  • Football returns in south county

    Garth Meyer, Whitman County Gazette|Updated Feb 24, 2021

    COLFAX - A call from a Liberty (Spangle) High School quarterback was the sign football is back. Colfax, Liberty (Spangle) and Asotin High School football teams ran plays against each other in a fog-shrouded jamboree Saturday on the Bulldogs home field. Each team took turns running 10 plays, rotating offense and defense. Only senior parents were allowed inside the fences due to coronavirus protocols. Fans stood on snowbanks and cheered game-like action for the first time in 15...

  • State Parks to repair Rosalia trestle

    GARTH MEYER, Staff Reporter|Updated Jan 7, 2021

    ROSALIA — Washington State Parks will open bids Jan. 21 for a project to repair the historic train trestle here after incidents in recent years of small pieces of concrete falling to the Old State Highway 271-Rosalia Road below. The project will include removal of loose concrete, debris containment and temporary sediment and erosion controls, state officials said. Concrete pieces from a half-inch to 2 inches have been seen on the road. The 1915 trestle, a former railroad b...

  • Groves brothers lead EWU with career-scoring night

    GARTH MEYER, Whitman County Gazette Staff Reporter|Updated Dec 4, 2020

    PULLMAN - Had he touched the ball yet all game? WSU 7'1" center Volodymyr Markovetskyy, who went in during the second half - hand-raised, arm out - got no reply until Noah Williams fed him in the final minute for an emphatic dunk, giving the Cougars a game-breaking lead over Eastern Washington on a night WSU trailed for most of it, winning 71-68. Markovetskyy's score came just before EWU's Jacob Davison hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one and Eastern got the ball back to wo...

  • Cougars to return to gridiron Nov. 6

    Garth Meyer, The Gazette|Updated Oct 23, 2020

    PULLMAN - The Rolovich era will begin in 2020 after all for WSU football as the Pac-12 CEO Group voted Thursday, Sept. 24, to resume athletics competition Nov. 6. The team will play seven games, all within the conference. No fans will be allowed at any PAC-12 football venue. WSU will also not host tailgating. The CEO Group noted that the decision to resume play - which had been postponed to no earlier than Jan. 1 - was based on updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory...