Fiber-to-the-Home project complete

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County will complete its fiber-to-the-home project this month, capping a decade-long effort to bring high-speed internet here. Soon, nearly 700 homes and businesses in...

Columbia Pulp to re-start

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp LLC will fully re-start the Lyons Ferry Pulp Plant in Columbia County sometime in early May, 2021. It was due to COVID–19 concerns in April, 2020, that the plant shutdown,...

Four COVID cases active; vaccines available in Garfield County

POMEROY–Garfield County has four active cases of COVID-19, Martha Lanman, Garfield County Health District Administrator, informed the County Commissioners (BOCC) at the February 22 meeting, and the vaccine clinic will be open this Friday. Direct...

Melody Darby named Youth & Family coordinator

POMEROY–New Quality Behavioral Health and the Pomeroy Partners coalition Youth & Family Coordinator Melody Darby takes the wheel on March 1, 2021. Over the 18 years in law enforcement, 911, and...

QUICK LOOK

Ways and Means rams through bill creating state income tax By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–The Ways and Means passed Senate Bill 5096 on February 16, 2021, the Democrat-sponsored proposal requested by Gov. Jay Inslee that would create a state...

Free forestry classes online

POMEROY–The annual Forest Owners’ Winter School hosted online by Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources offers free zoom classes February 27, 2021, at 9 a.m.–3 p.m. To register...

CORRECTION

Correction POMEROY–Corrections to the East Washingtonian February 18, 2021 edition City Council artical are: “the matching funds are being provided by the “Blue Mountain Community Foundation”, not the Blue Mountain Action Council, and the...

HOSPITAL CORNER

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce January's Employee of the Month, Stephanie Miller, Accountant. She was nominated by her co-workers who say, "She is a great asset to...

OBITUARY

Judith Marie Orvis February 6, 2021–May 3, 1940 Judith Marie Orvis passed away at the age of 80 at home in Canby, Ore., surrounded by her family on February 6, 2021, after a short, but hard battle... Full story

SCHOOL MENU

BREAKFAST Wed, Feb 24: Whole Grain Pop Tarts, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Thur, Feb 25: Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich, Banana, Fruit Juice, Milk Fri, Feb 26: Pancake w/Syrup, Pineapple Tidbits, Fruit...

PASTOR'S CORNER

In a recent survey, when asked "what is the goal of Christian faith?" eight out of ten Christians answered "salvation." When asked "What is the point of salvation?" the overwhelming answer was "to...

Quote of the Week

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” – Erma... Full story

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 23, 2011 Tory Knebel is No. 1 after winning the 160-lb. championship match at the State B-2B wrestling tournament. With only four wrestlers participating—Knebel, Wyatt Jenkins, Austin Reisdorph and Jacob Moore—the Pirate...

Senior Round Table

Wed, Feb 24: Beef-n- Barley Soup, Breadstick, 4-Bean Salad, Fruit Cocktail Fri, Feb 26: Salmon Patty, Garden Rice Pilaf, Beets,...

Pirates notch first win

WILBUR, WASH.–The Pomeroy Pirates rallied with 20 second-half points to pull off a 43-24 win over Wilbur-Creston here Friday in the first football contest played since the fall of 2019. The Pirates... Full story

VOLLEYBALL

Defending State Champion Pomeroy Pirates are off to a rocky start this season, dropping their first two matches of the COVID Volleyball 2021 season. Jillian Herres, sophomore setter for the Lady...

Pomeroy Gun Club

POMEROY–The big story for the seventh Camas Prairie shoot is again the weather; high winds and tough conditions. Even though, the Juniors had a fair day on Saturday but Sunday greeted the Senior members with a difficult climate environment....

GUEST COMMENTARY

By Tim Eyman In the past 22 years, by working together with our thousands of heroic supporters, we've qualified 17 statewide initiatives for a public vote. They all limited the governments' power...

On the Edge of Common Sense

This is a quiz to determine your calving sanity (or help you pass time in the calving barn). Match the columns. 1. Aching A. Tongues 2. Black B. Back 3. C C. Batteries 4. Cold D. Boots 5. Cracked E....

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–When the Legislature convened last year for the 2020 session, our economy was healthy and increased tax collections gave our state a surplus of about $2.3 billion. Over objections from...

OPINION

I’m at a total loss. How can very smart lawmakers look at a letter from the IRS unequivocally calling a capital gains tax an income tax, see that every state revenue director in the country describes a capital gains tax as an income tax, realize...

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