Umatilla National Forest closed

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Ranger District announced closure of all United States Forest Service land, roads and trails in the Umatilla National Forest, as well as several Washington Department of Fish...

Local woman injured in mishap

POMEROY––A local resident was injured and taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a single-car rollover east of here Monday afternoon, July 19. Faith L. Norris, 56, of Pomeroy, received injuries when the vehicle in which...

Lick Creek (Dry Gulch) Wildfire at 40% containment

PENDLTON, Ore.–The Lick Creek Fire 71,512-acre wildfire is 40% contained as of Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6 a.m. Ground crews continue to secure the containment lines and aerial operations will...

Cash-on-hand cushion enough to preclude levy in 2021

POMEROY–Plans to upgrade electrical and HVAC systems were terminated and adequate cash-on-hand reserves will fend off any need for a 2021 levy, Hospital Commissioners decided recently. The Garfield...

No primary in Garfield County this go around

POMEROY–Registered voters in Garfield County will notice the absence of a primary ballot for this election cycle, due to no oppositional races for any one position. Voters can expect to receive a...

Public Works amendment reallocates $100,000

POMEROY–Garfield County Engineer Grant Morgan presented the 6-year-plan amendment 2021-07 at the Garfield County Commissioners meeting July 19. The amendment reallocates $100,000 that was not used...

CTA buses at full capacity

POMEROY–Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) announced their busses are back to 100% occupancy at their meeting on July 19. The Washington State Department of Transportation grant cycle...

BMAG changes grand opening date to July 23

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) have changed the date for the Fun in the Sun/Wonderful Wood Show and grand opening to July 23 at 5-7 p.m. Besides featured artists Doug Roe and...

Quick Look

Hiring strengthens in June OLYMPIA–Washington’s economy added 24,100 jobs in June and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate stayed constant 5.2 percent from May to June, according to the Employment Security...

Obituary

Vernon L. "Vern" Landkammer July 20, 1931–December 5, 2020 Vern Landkammer passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89, in the home he built, after visiting with family one last time. Vern...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 20, 2011 With the concrete pour last week and work done in the previous month, Pioneer Plaza moved from just a vacant lot to the public park that will encourage local residents and travelers alike to stop for a few restful...

Quote of the Week

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath... Full story

HOSPITAL CORNER

Garfield County Hospital District is pleased to announce May's Employee of the Month, Radiology Technologist (R), CT Chelsea Poe. She was nominated by her co-workers who proudly state, "She is an...

Senior Round Table

Wed, July 21: Ham & Scalloped Potatoes, Beets, Sliced Cucumbers, Roll, Fruit Cocktail Fri, July 23: Chicken and Rice, Vegetable Blend, Five Cup Fruit Salad, Roll, Ice Cream Cake Mon, July 26:...

Barracudas circle Pomeroy swimmers at meet

PULMAN–The Barracudas swim team touch the edge first in each division with the winning over all score of 723 for the swim meet in there July 15. The Pullman Barracudas women scored 419 to the young...

Western Zone and Troy-Deary shoot results

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Gun Club members enjoyed some success at the Troy-Deary Gun Club's Fourth of July Shoot and the more recent Western Zone Shoot at Colton Gun Club. The Western Zone Shoot is a...

OPINION

In recognition of the drought gripping much of our state, a burn ban was issued today that will remain in effect until Sept. 30. Ironic given the ignored pleas of the agricultural community to have a...

A. F. Branco

On the Edge of Common Sense

It was every fairboard’s nightmare when the lightning hit the stage. ’Course, it might have been expected; it was just another page In a trail of disasters that befell our county fair That began...

Guest Commentary

By Jason Mercier The City of Battle Ground could soon join Spokane, Granger and Spokane Valley in banning a local income tax. At its July 19 meeting the city council will consider Resolution Number 21-07 (Regarding Opposition To A Local Income Tax...

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