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Fire District anticipates audit finding

By Loyal Baker POMEROY––State auditors will likely include a “finding” in their report, Chief James Cleveland informed Garfield County Fire Commissioners January 12. Auditors requested additional information, Cleveland said, concerning a...

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Gazebo renovation project underway

POMEROY––Two projects here are underway, the Pomeroy City Council heard at its January 5 meeting. The Gazebo Restoration Project at the City Park was started on December 29 and the Fifth Street...

Garfield County COVID–19 Update

POMEROY–COVID-19 vaccines should arrive here this week. Upon the shipment arrival, appointment scheduling and immunization for healthcare worker only can begin. For now, Garfield Health District (GHD) and Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD)...

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OLYMPIA UPDATE

By Sen. Mark Schoesler, Rep. Joe Schmick and Rep. Mary Dye OLYMPIA–Just as 2020 will always be remembered as the "COVID-19 year," the 2021 legislative session already is being recalled as one in...

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McMorris Rodgers voted against impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) expressed her point of view after voting against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. "I analyzed the...

On-line Weed Management and Cereal Grain Conference Jan. 28

POMEROY–WSU Extension in the Blue Mountain region and the Columbia County Weed Board are co-hosting a regional Weed Management and Cereal Grain Conference On-line on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m. on Zoom. There...

Quick Look

Expanding the power of decision By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–Senator Mark Schoesler is co-sponsor of bill SB 5039, to reform the emergency-powers law by making all proclamations subject to legislative approval after 30 days. Governor Inslee...

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HOSPITAL UPDATE

Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce November Employee of the Month, Mary Herres, R.N. She was nominated by her co-workers who state, "She is loved and respected by residents and...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 19, 2011 Members of the Washington State Fairs Association, including the Garfield County Fair board, are urging voters to contact legislators to stop a proposed budget cut from Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire that would...

Quote of the Week

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston... Full story

Senior Round Table

Fri., Jan. 22: Southwest chicken salad, tomato slices, tortilla chips, mandarin oranges. Mon., Jan. 25: German sausage, Au Gratin potatoes, green beans, broccoli salad, roll. Wed., Jan. 27: Chicken taco soup, corn bread, carrot sticks, mixed...

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Jan 20: Whole Wheat Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Thur, Jan 21: Chicken Biscuit, Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Fri, Jan 22: Pancake w/Syrup, Fruit, Milk Mon, Jan 25: Whole Grain Maple Bars, Yogurt, Fruit, Milk Tue, Jan 26:...

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OPINION

For years Washington's Department of Commerce has highlighted the state not having an income tax as being a competitive advantage for employers. Surprisingly, Commerce recently updated its "Choose...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor, Some of us from the other side of the political spectrum wondered has Garfield county always been so exclusively supportive of the Republican party as it is today. It led to some research on the voting history of the county. The...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

Dr. Fosse, once of Pretoria, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star crossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with...

COMMENTARY

Inslee’s Unemployment Insurance tax recovery plan expands costs so much it will drive the proverbial stake through the heart of small business, stopping whatever remaining beats business in Washington State has left, killing it once and for all....

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