Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

Free Press acquires Gazette

Journal will benefit from shared news

COLFAX — The Ritzville Adams County Journal has two new sister newspapers.

Free Press Publishing recently purchased the Whitman County Gazette and Colfax Daily Bulletin.

The newspapers were owned by Gordon Forgey since 2001, which he published since 1985.

Free Press Publishing, owned by Roger Harnack and Bill Ifft, took over operations March 1. Free Press is the parent company of The Journal.

“We’re excited that the Whitman County Gazette and Daily Bulletin have joined our family of eastern Washington newspapers,” Harnack said. “The newspaper and its outstanding staff are a good fit.”

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