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 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    November 26, 2009

Non-profit plans to line up vets with time-shares

A non-profit in Colfax is claiming to be giving away free time-share packages to returning veterans around the U.S. “I felt strongly that one of the best things we can do is put the families together in a quiet place away from the military...

 

Word on the street

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Gloria Walker, Colfax “Gosh, it’s hard to pick. Probably mashed potatoes and gravy.” Emily Bartlett, Moscow “I’d have to say turkey is my favorite.” How do you like it cooked? “Just baked....

 

Bruce Cameron - Nov. 26, 2009

Food Rules W. BRUCE CAMERON When it comes to food, my basic philosophy is that I won’t eat anything that eats me first. I do understand, though, that there are many people who have religious or moral restrictions on what they can put in their...

 

Don Brunell - Nov. 26, 2009

It is a classic case of “good news, bad news.” The good news is that, as Thanksgiving approaches, there are hopeful signs that our economy, investments and 401k retirement funds are starting to rebound. Heading into a day when we traditionally gi...

 

Adele Ferguson - Nov. 26, 2009

THEY SAY the economic downturn we are suffering is a recession until it affects you and yours personally and then it becomes a depression. Well, the depression is on the premises. Mine. that is. The depression arrived when a member of my family lost...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

+++++ Whitman County coaches and advisors who sacrifice much of their time for little recognition. !#@%#! Parents who expect state champion caliber athletes, but who whine about optional practices, requested by the athletes, on Thanksgiving,... Full story

 

Good old days - Nov. 26, 2009

125 years ago November 28, 1884 Knapp, Burrell & Co. have their business office on Main street and warehouse near the depot connected by a Bell telephone. From the 1st to the 26th of November, 400 carloads of freight were shipped from Colfax, 376 of...

 

County's SWAT team trains for use of force

With a car fortified in 12,000 pounds of armor, tear gas, AR-15 rifles, flash bangs for distraction and other riot gear, Whitman County has long had a police force capable of handling emergencies—the Whitman County SWAT team. Formed in 2002, they a...

 

Trivia & Moments in Time - Nov. 26, 2009

TRIVIA TEST 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Kenai Peninsula? 2. MEDICINE: What human organ is affected by Bright’s Disease? 3. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, “Man is by nature a political animal”? 4. MOVIES: What famous 1960s movie featured the c...

 

Rosenbeck recalls 1991 Colfax GSL win

Colfax grad Jim Rosenbeck, now a doctor in Nepii, Utah, recently sent in a correction to a Gazette account of the win over the North Central jayvee team in the homecoming game this year. The report pointed out the win was the first for Colfax over a... Full story

 
 By Jeslyn Lemke    News    November 26, 2009

Colfax food pantry now full

With a turkey hat, food bank director Hannah Walker sells turkeys bound for donations to area families at Rosauers during Tom’s Turkey Drive in Colfax last week. The Colfax food pantry is now overflowing with nutritious staples after a two-month... Full story

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    November 26, 2009

Election book closes without changes

Results from the Nov. 3 general election stayed true to the latest count after the county canvass board certified the results Tuesday morning. Three races remained close, but not close enough to trigger mandatory recounts. The final count gave Roger... Full story

 

Legals - Nov. 26, 2009

NOTICE OF ADDENDUM TO THE WHITMAN COUNTY SEPA FOR A COMMERCIAL WIND ORDINANCE The Whitman County Planning Office issued an addendum to the original Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11...

 
 By Joe Smillie    News    November 26, 2009

County planner amends SEPA ruling

Whitman County’s industrial wind ordinance took another turn Tuesday when county planner Alan Thomson amended his earlier determination that the ordinance would not have a significant negative environmental impact under the State Environmental...

 

Former Gazette reporter's book details his rescue saga

Fomrer Gazette reporter Brian Gawley has written a book about how he survived being lost in the Olympic Natonal Park four years ago while making a “psycho hike.” Gawley was lost for over 65 hours in the Appleton Pass area about 15 miles...

 

Willson places 10th in Border Clash

As winner of the girls B division state cross country race three weeks ago at Pasco, Colfax sophomore Morgan Willson earned a slot on the Washington team in the prestigious Border Clash race Sunday at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Willson was...

 

Sports extra! Nov. 26, 2009

Bulldogs bag 18 grid slots on all NE team Colfax landed 18 of the slots on the NE-2B all league team which was announced this week. Coach Mike Morgan was also named coach of the year for the league. Two of the Colfax players, Tyler McNannay and Will...

 

Bulletin column - Nov. 26, 2009

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 updated. Bus goes into field A bus driven by Akeem R....

 
 By Jana Mathia    News    November 26, 2009

My Two Cents: Local merchants; more than meets the eye

Gazette Columnist Every year there is an emphasis on local shopping for gifts, especially in small towns. One of the biggest excuses for not shopping locally, especially in small towns, is the lack of choices. But if you take a second look, there... Full story

 

THE WORLD - Nov. 26, 2009

THURSDAY European Union leaders named Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as the bloc’s first president. An audit of the $787 billion U.S. stimulus plan by the federal Government Accounting Office shows the program is riddled with errors and... Full story

 

Colfax Christmas tree goes up

Eric Jones of Jones Truck and Implement used the company’s hoist truck to put the Colfax Community Christmas tree in place at the U.S. Bank lot. Jones estimated the tree weighed over a ton. Martin and Linda Marler of Colfax donated the Blue Spruce...

 

Panthers' power stops Wildcats at Newport

Following the block of Holdan Druffel, senior back Sam Robertson breaks through the Cusick line in the rain Friday night at Newport. Joseph Andrews (78), Robert Ives (84) and Ryan Sample (6) were among Panthers attempting to make the stop. Anchored...

 

Seatbelt stops net 58 tickets

Between Oct. 23 and Nov. 8, Whitman County officers passed out 58 seatbelt citations for the “Click it or Ticket” patrol program. In Whitman County, the Pullman and WSU Police Departments, and county sheriffs office participated in the extra...

 

Pea-Lentil association plans 44th convention

Western Pea & Lentil Growers Association will conduct their 44th annual convention Dec. 9 at the Best Western-University Inn at Moscow. Check-in for the day-long meeting starts at 7:45 a.m. followed by pesticide sessions (2 credits available) and...

 

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