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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 9, 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 2, 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 16, 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 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...

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, Managing editor 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,...

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 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...

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...

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

College student takes on governor race

ANNIE HAGER 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...

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

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

SARAH DANIELS 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...

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