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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Local organizations display their trees at The Center in Colfax for the Festival of Trees, hoping to win the Peoples Choice award.

Holiday spirit comes to Colfax

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer December 3, 2021

Colfax will host its annual Winterfest on Dec. 4, giving community members and local businesses an opportunity to celebrate the town amid the holiday season. Winterfest is renowned for its lighted holiday...

The 1916 Washington State College football team in Pullman, Washington, from th Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections department of WSU Libraries.

Preserving history: Holiday edition

Justin Washington , Evergreen research editor December 3, 2021

Community members with historical photos of holidays past can help preserve that history for generations to come by contributing to the Whitman County Digital Collections. From 1-4 p.m on Dec. 9, employees...

Traffic travels through the downtown area of Colfax, Nov. 7, 2021.

Colfax business owners hope for new restaurants in town

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2021

Colfax — Pullman’s neighbor to the northwest — is in dire need of new business owners to serve the town’s weekend visitors.  While existing businesses in Colfax are running well, the town is...

Ghost stories around St. Ignatius have circulated since 1968, when it was decommissioned. Now, the Storms are set to transform it into Colfaxs hottest attraction.

Local couple takes haunted hospital by storm

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer October 27, 2021

Seven years ago, Austin and Laura Storm stumbled upon an abandoned hospital and were amazed at how beautiful yet run-down it was.  They knew they needed to restore the building and prevent it from...

Being a firefighter was just who Krouse was. He said the former chief did it for over 50 years.

Colfax hero Jim Krouse dies a legend

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2021

The death of former Colfax Fire Chief Jim Krouse left not only an absence in the department but in the hearts of those who knew him.  “The whole community is feeling the loss,” said Michael...

The fair begins Sept. 9 and ends Sept. 12. Tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds in Colfax the day of.

Palouse Empire Fair is ‘back in the saddle’

FRANKIE BEER and NICK GIBSON September 1, 2021

The Palouse Empire Fair is set to start Sept. 9, after the pandemic led to its cancelation last year. For community members and vendors, the fair is expected to live up to this year’s “Back in the...

Appointments for the blood drive can be made on Vitalant’s website or by calling its phone number.

Vitalant hosting blood drive at Colfax library

VICTORIA GIOMI, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2021

Vitalant will host its bimonthly blood drive from 1-4:30 p.m. on July 21 at the Whitman County Library in Colfax. The donation clinic usually takes place in a bus outside, but this year will be inside...

Three community members worked together to create the new business, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, to serve wines from wineries on the Palouse.

Colfax shop features local wine, art

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

A new art and wine gallery, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, will open 5-9 p.m. today in downtown Colfax, just in time for one of the community's biggest Christmas shopping weekend. Co-owner Kimberly Vehart...

The Leif opened on Oct. 10. Owner Valoree Gregory said she wanted to open a second mercantile to promote business in Colfax.

New Colfax business opens its doors

HANNAH FLORES October 21, 2020

The owners of the Colfax Mercantile opened another shop on Oct. 10 to provide space for local vendors, build community and fill storefronts. Co-owner Valoree Gregory said a benefit of opening The Leif...

Bully For You, a Colfax-based consignment shop, recently moved locations a couple blocks up the street from the former location.

Colfax consignment shop moves locations

SANDI KOBIESA, Editor-in-chief September 13, 2020

Bully for You in Colfax made some big changes these past few months. They moved two blocks north of their old location into a larger building.  “We’re obsessed with old buildings and old towns,...

As of Tuesday afternoon, the town of Malden is still without power due to burned and downed power lines. The fire was unpreventable, the Whitman County sheriff says.

Malden, Pine City fires devastate towns, homes

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2020

Three fires that started in Whitman County on Monday have covered over 12,000 acres, and two continue to burn. The fire in Malden, known as the Babbs Road Fire for the road it started near, has covered...

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter September 7, 2020

A fire in Colfax has spread across roughly 500-1,000 acres, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Level 3 evacuations are occurring, meaning residents in threatened areas...

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