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Bellevue Healthcare buys Buri's Medical Equipment

Buri's Medical Equipment in Colfax has sold its assets to Washington-based Bellevue Healthcare. Buri's has served the area for more than 21 years, but owner Angela Buri says it's time to spend more...

Bulletin Column

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been...

Crops looking strong as harvest continues

As the 2018 harvest rolls on, growers are reporting encouraging crop numbers. Pacific Northwest Farmers Co-op Grain Division Manager David Weitz at Colfax said the area's harvest this year is 20-30...

Whitman County General Election Preliminary Results

Results for federal and statewide races here only include the county totals. County top vote getters may differ from federal and statewide vote getters. FEDERAL OFFICES U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell 4,319, 51.4% Susan Hutchinson 1,896, 22.6% Keith...

Rembert gains in second count

Rob Rembert of Pullman widened the gap over Dan LeBeau by 129 votes for the number-two finish in the race for district court judge after 2,593 more ballots were counted late Friday by the elections office. John Hart, the leader of the three-way...

New administrative team starts Rosalia school year

Following the retirement of the Rosalia School District principal, secretary and part-time superintendent in June, three administrators have joined the district. Matthew McLain is stepping in to replace Darrel Kuhn as Rosalia principal, bringing...

Lentil Festival marks 30th year

The 30th National Lentil Festival will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, throughout Pullman. The Tase T. Lentil mini golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Airway Hills Golf Center, with tee times running throughout the day. Teams of...

County air quality reading hits red zone

The Whitman County Department of Public Health advises residents to take caution as air quality monitors graded conditions in the “red” Tuesday morning for the first time this year. Devices in Rosalia and Pullman deemed the air “unhealthy,...

News Briefs

SIX MONTHS ON DRUG CHARGES Nicholas A. Furnell, 31, Clarkston, was sentenced to six months in jail Aug. 3 after he pleaded guilty to two drug possession charges. Furnell was arrested June 12 after Pullman Police responded to the Walmart parking lot...

Back-to-school day slated for Thursday

As school approaches at the end of the month, a list of dates and events are set. The offices at Jennings Elementary and Colfax Junior-Senior High School opened Monday, Aug. 13. A back-to-school day at Jennings Elementary for students in...

WSU considers van pool for east side employees

An effort is underway by WSU Transportation Services to start a van pool for campus workers living in the Palouse, Garfield and Potlatch areas. An eight-passenger van has been designated to pick up and drop off riders in Palouse for a departure...

News Briefs

LAST DAY OF HEAT WAVE? The National Weather Service at Pullman-Moscow Airport posted an excessive heat warning again last Friday until 10 p.m. The predicted high temperature Friday was 104, and the...

Two Indy drivers 60 years apart: Danica Patrick never met Ed Elisian

A pre-season lull in the high school sports action provides a little space to revive topics which went rolling past without time or space when they were on the table. One of those topics was the retirement of Danica Patrick who raced in the...

2018 football season cranks up

Colfax High School football practice was scheduled to begin Wednesday with a double session starting at 6:45 a.m. The team will practice until noon with a break between sessions. First practice with pads will be Saturday morning with a family...

Rosalia Boy Scout Troop 588

Rosalia Scouts complete 50-miler

Rosalia Boy Scout Troop 588 completed a 55-mile hike and float trip in July. They hiked 31 miles on the Kettle Crest Trail, northwest of Kettle Falls, followed by 24 miles of kayaking/canoeing on...

Football officials issue recruit call

Southeastern Washington Football Officials Association is recruiting and training men and women to officiate at the junior high and high school games. The next training meetings will be Tuesday, Aug 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the...

Chinook fishing season opens on Snake River Saturday

Fall chinook fishing season will be allowed in the Snake River Aug. 18 through Oct. 31. Daily limit will be six for adult hatchery chinook and jack chinook 12 inches or longer. Washington licensed anglers must cease fishing for salmon and steelhead...

Chasing the audience

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added a new Oscars category for next year: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. While the parameters for the award have not been set, the idea of it puts the blame on the audience for the...

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Pet Peeves Speeders on Main Street. Where’s the city police? Okeydokes Lovely flowers in front of Palouse Hills Computing. Makes Colfax look welcoming, and makes me feel...

Fairness and Taxes

A few weeks ago, I was in a serious discussion with a young friend who claimed that the Washington State tax system is unfair to the poor. I asked how he came to that conclusion, and he said the rich in Washington pay a lower percent of their...

Elizabeth Warren's Lie

Elizabeth Warren is branching out. The Massachusetts senator, who has made a career of unfairly maligning bankers and other alleged capitalist malefactors, is now smearing the criminal justice system, too. In a speech at a historically black...

Bellevue Patent Infringement Win Gives Small Investors Hope

In America, when people invent things, they expect their trade secrets to be protected by federal law when their government patents are approved. However, that isn’t always the case. Patent infringements are life and death for inventors...

With Apologies to Dr. Suess

(A note from your writer: So much of what happens these days in the political realm is utter nonsense. Why not tell it in verse? At least there will be rhyme with no reason.) Every Who in Whomerica likes freedom a lot, But the Trump who lives here...

Thumbs Up

There is a letter in the Gazette Aug. 9 issue, entitled "Thumbs down," criticizing the lack of information about candidates in this year's election. I am sure the Gazette and other newspapers would not object to publishing political ads, either. I...

Encouraged

Recently I sent a letter to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Part of the letter says: ‘I just needed to tell you how encouraged I was when I met some young people from your campaign at the anti-racism rally at the County Courthouse on Aug....

Crystal Davidson and Race Davidson.

My Favorite Recipes: Meet Crystal Davidson

Crystal Davidson was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho. In 1993, Crystal met and married her husband, Shane, who grew up in Colfax. They are the parents of three children, Sam, Race and Molly. The...

Good Old Days

125 years ago The Commoner, July 28, 1893 Adam Weitz, a Russian laborer, swore out a warrant some days ago for the arrest of his 14-year-old daughter, on the ground of incorrigibility. She was recently given a place to work in a Mill Street family,...

Brittney Kitto

Kitto receives nurse recognition award

Brittney Kitto, a nurse in the medical surgical care unit at Pullman Regional Hospital recently received a DAISY Award, a nurse excellence program at the hospital. The award is an international...

Misner family gets farewell

Trinity Lutheran Church held a going away reception for Pastor Phil, Jamie, Kaylynn, John and Anders Misner Aug. 8. Pastor Phil will be the new assistant to the bishop in Spokane. His last day as minister at Trinity and Peace Lutheran churches was...

Births

At Pullman Regional Hospital Klarich, Corbin Matthew, born Aug. 11 at eight pounds, 11 ounces, to Crystal and Matt Klarich, Colfax. Paternal grandparents are Richard and MaryBeth Klarich, Chicago, Ill. Maternal grandparents are Cathy and Ted Eller,...

FFA officers, members attend Lynden leadership conference

Washington FFA District VI members with advisors Jessica and Nathan Moore participated in District Officer Training and the Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience conferences at Lynden. Students who participated in leadership experience were...

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