Non-vaccinated firefighters will not be allowed on Fire District vehicles

POMEROY–Garfield County Fire District No.1 commissioners announced the cut-off date for Covid-19 vaccinations at their meeting on October 12. Non-vaccinated staff without exemption alternatives...

Special Health District meeting called to address administrator changes

POMEROY–Garfield County Health District Administrator Martha Lanman announced her resignation as Columbia County's Public Health District Administrator at a special Health District meeting on...

Candidate profile

Healthcare is an essential component of a well-functioning community, and remains extremely important as we continue navigating the chaotic and uncertain realities all of us have faced for the last...

Pomeroy Assist awarded Shepherd Foundation grant

POMEROTY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation (Shepherd Foundation) awarded the Pomeroy Assist Garfield County Humanitarian Association with $3,000 to obtain and erect a new shed and help with...

Columbia Pulp resumes production

STARBUCK–Columbia Pulp LLC has resumed operation of its first-of-its-kind mill located in here Idled between April, 2020 and June, 2021 due to the pandemic, the company used that time to implement...

Voting tabulation system test results accurate

POMEROY–Garfield County Auditor McKenzie Lueck performed a logic and accuracy test on the courthouse’s voting tabulation system on October 12. A test matrix was created by a hypothetical election...

Garfield County to change medical insurance providers

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) made a decision to change the County's medical insurance provider at the meeting on October 18. Washington Rural Counties Insurance Fund,...

Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Edward Feider March 12, 1942–December 11, 2019 Diane Marlene (Ferguson) Feider June 30, 1937–May 26, 2021 Robert Edward Feider passed away on December 11, 2019 in Sun City Arizona....

OBITUARY

Barbara Jeanette Bartels February 25, 1935–October 6, 2021 Barbara Jeanette Bartels was born February 25, 1935, dying peacefully Oct. 6, 2021 of a stroke, surrounded by family. A lifelong Pomeroy...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 19, 2011 Pomeroy High School’s Tory Knebel and Diana Burt were in the top four in the 5th annual Warrior Athletic Association’s High School Awards presented October 12....

BMAG celebrates Fall Colors

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild celebrated their 2021 Fall Colors show with an opening reception on September 23. The show features artist Phil Rider and the featured junior artists are the...

Quote of the Week

“The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.” – Polly Berrien... Full story

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wed, Oct 20: Whole Grain Waffles, Syrup, Pineapple Chunks, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Thur, Oct 21: Breakfast Pizza, Tropical Fruit, Milk Fri, Oct 22: Breakfast Sandwich, Fruit, Milk Mon,...

Senior Round Table

Wed, Oct 20: Oriental Chicken Salad, Croissant, Applesauce, Pineapple Fluff Dessert Fri, Oct 22: Split Pea Soup, Relish Cup, Apricots, Breadstick, Juice Mon, Oct 25: Hot Turkey Sandwich, Mashed...

Pirates fly past DeSales Irish in high-scoring game

POMEROY––It was a record-setting night for Pirate senior Trent Gwinn as he and the Pirates scored prolifically to defeat the DeSales Fighting Irish 76-44 and continue their unbeaten record in... Full story

Volleyball schedule squeezes in double headers down the stretch

POMEROY––In eight days between Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 28, the Lady Pirate Volleyball Team will shoe-horn in eight matches to finish the 2021 campaign which was upset by...

XC Pirates set new PRs

ST. JOHN–Pomeroy High School’s Cross Country team competed in an event in St. John on October 12 with four Pirate harriers finishing in the aft part of the pack. Competing in the boy’s varsity event, Trevin Walton, a junior, finished 27th out...

Commentary

Inslee is still targeting Snake River dams It’s no secret that Gov. Inslee is not a fan of the four dams on the lower Snake River. I think it had been a few months since our governor last said...

On the Edge of Common Sense

Do you ever give much thought to where your weaner steers and heifers go when you load’em on the truck or take ’em to the sale? You think maybe it’s like goin’ off to college? Stay in the...

A. F. Branco

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