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BOCC approves programs, grants and projects

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the Nutrition Program, the Emergency Management and Public Assistant Grant Agreement D20-2044 grants, and the Bell guardrail project during...

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School District anticipates 40% decrease in transportation operating budget

POMEROY–The School Board learned of a coming transportation budget shortfall, an increase in K-3 fall enrollment, approved new hire Bob Wolf and gave the Senior Class's five-day request a thumb's...

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State-of-the-art timing system installed at track

POMEROY–The School District was prized with a "Flashtiming" purchased by alumni Gary Peters which was put into action at the first track meet of the season on March 31, 2021. Participants of the...

Quick Look

Senate’s operating budget spends too much, relies on unneeded taxes By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–Somehow, it was fitting that the Senate Democrats’ new two-year operating budget SB 5092, was passed on April Fool’s Day. Between the sharp...

Free chipper day for yard waste

POMEROY–A free chipper day is planned for country residents at the old rock pit located at the old rock pit on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Garfield County will host a free Chipper day for country residents on Saturday at the old rock...

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And they're off!

POMEROY–The 11th Annual Spinners Easter Egg Hunt held at the Lybecker Field and Crystal Springs Golf Course was accompanied with wonderful weather. Families with youngsters ages 0-12 years of age...

Senior Round Table

Wed, Apr 7: Chicken Alfredo Lasagna, Mixed Vegetables, Garden Salad, Pears, Garlic Bread Fri, Apr 9: Ramen Toco Salad, Slice Tomatoes, Tortilla Chips, Apricots, Juice Mon, Apr 12: Sloppy Joe Frito Bake, Corn, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Ten Grain Bread...

Quote of the Week

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy...

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, Apr 5: Spring Break Thur, Apr 6: Spring Break Fri, Apr 7: Spring Break Mon, Apr 12: Whole Grain Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Tue, Apr 13: Pancake, Syrup, Sausage Links, Fruit, Milk Wed, Apr 14: Yogurt Bar, Berries, Granola, Milk...

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Pirates trounce Liberty Christian

By Loyal Baker RICHLAND–The Pirates launched into Spring Break with a bang! Pomeroy won both of the twin bill over Liberty Christian, 17-6 and 25-7, on April 2. The season resumes April 13 with a...

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Jr. Hi Girls hoops wrap season

SJEL 44, Pomeroy A 25 (4/1) "We had such a wonderful time with these girls this season," commented Coach Jessica Wolf. "We were able to see them learn new skills. It was great to see them when...

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Junior Hi boys finish covid-shortened season

Junior High Boys hoops ended its shortened season with a loss for the varsity, a win for the jayvees and a loss for the C Squad against Garfield-Palouse on April 1, reports Coach Bob Wolf. "The...

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Lady Pirates swept by LC Lady Patriots

By Loyal Baker RICHLAND–The Lady Pirates struggled through a "difficult" day, losing a pair of league counters to the Lady Patriots of Liberty Christian here March 30. Both were league games in the...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain dead caribou… Ah, springtime. That first hint of life beginning anew, the...

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, HR 1 “For the People Act” simplified! This summary does not list every single change in the election laws [800 pgs]. HR 1 “For the People Act” cuts State Voter ID, you just sign that you are the voter. And the election...

COMMENTARY

As you may have already read, the House Democrats passed H.R. 1 with little opposition, paving the way for Senate approval, where, if passed, it will transfer election authority to the federal government, where there is no oversight. Just this...

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–Over a decade ago, in November of 2007, Washington voters proved their intelligence, foresight, and practicality by approving the state’s constitutional “rainy-day fund.” Here is an excerpt from the Voters’ Guide: “Every year 1%...

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