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New Colfax business opens its doors

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

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 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 includes allowing more space for different vendors. The Lief has space for 13 vendors while the Colfax...

Colfax consignment shop moves locations

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

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 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, and this building is perfect,” said Laura Storm, Bully for You co-owner.  The bigger building mea...

Malden, Pine City fires devastate towns, homes

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.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 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 an estimated 8,900 acres so far. As of Tuesday evening, it is zero percent contained, said Sydney Mc...

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

Fire in Colfax prompts evacuation

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

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 must leave.  The evacuation shelter for Colfax residents is located in Pullman's new City Hall ...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

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