COURT REPORT

Garfield County District Court–Judge Tom Cox: November 6, 2020 Stephanie L. Anderson, most recently of Coeur d'Alene, pleaded guilty to the gross misdemeanor offense of Possession of a Dangerous...

City's Public Works Director, Kenny Landkammer, to retire

POMEROY–The City Council has accepted and approved a retirement request from City Public Works Director Kenny Landkammer effective December 30, 2020. In light of the upcoming vacancy, Councilman Mike Cassetto recommended a review of requirements...

Various fundraising ideas considered for County Fair

POMEROY–A raffle or lottery for RV dry camp spaces was suggested to raise funds for the Garfield County Fair, with any plan subject to County Commissioner approval, the Garfield County Fair Board...

GCTA sets 2021 budget

POMEROY-The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) board set the 2021 budget which includes salary and wage increases based on a newly adopted policy, at the meeting November 16, 2020. The 2021 GCTA Budget was designed to include salary...

USDA announces first of Great American Outdoors Act projects

WASHINGTON– The USDA announced earlier in November it has delivered to Congress its priority list of deferred maintenance projects for Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) funding in fiscal year 2021. The GAOA will protect and enhance the economies...

Forest Service invites public feedback

PORTLAND–The USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region is seeking public feedback on a proposed list of deferred maintenance projects selected for Great American Outdoors Act funding in fiscal year 2022. The Forest Service projects, which are...

Med-Project launches statewide drug collection and disposal

WASHINGTON STATE–The Medication Education and Disposal Project (MED-Project) launched a statewide program to offer local residents free services to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicine safely and conveniently. MED-Project provides...

HOSPITAL UPDATE

Garfield County Hospital District is proud to announce October Employee of the Month, Penny Spooner, RN. She was nominated by her co-workers who state, "She is a great asset to GCHD." She was born...

Santa Box at the Pomeroy Post Office

POMEROY–The Pomeroy Spinners will once again set up Santa's Mailboxes for youngsters to post their letters to Jolly Ol' Saint Nicolas. Letters to Santa can be mailed at the local Post Office...

Winter Wonders and Fabric show at BMAG

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAC) presents "Winter Wonders and Fabric" celebration with artistry delights for people here at home or those who may travel through our quaint little town...

Senior Round Table

Wed, Nov 25: Hamburger Gravy Over Biscuit, Corn, Crunchy Pea Salad, Apricots, Sherbet Cup Fri, Nov 27: Closed for Thanksgiving Mon, Nov 30: Oriental Beef Bake, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple Tidbits, V-8 Juice, Roll Wed, Dec 2: Baked Potato...

Quote of the Week

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor...

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–“Actions speak louder than words” is something my mom used to tell me and I said I understood what she was saying, but the truth is, I didn’t really give it much thought.It wasn’t...

School Menu

BREAKFAST Wednesday, Nov 25 Yogurt Bar, Granola, Fruit, Milk Thursday, Nov 26 HAPPY THANKSGIVING No School Friday, Nov 27: NO SCHOOL Monday, Nov 30: Whole Grain Cereal, Cheese Stick, Fruit, Milk Tuesday, Dec 1: Whole Grain Muffin, Yogurt Cup,...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago November 24, 2010 Continuous snowfall blanketed the streets and sidewalks of Pomeroy as forecasts called for colder weather and snow around the Thanksgiving holiday. In Pomeroy, the Thanksgiving weekend is almost like two holidays in...

OPINION

The problem with relying on government is that you can’t rely on it. Eight months after the governor announced the first strict lockdown in his effort to contain the spread of COVID, he has...

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On the Edge of Common Sense

How do you explain Thanksgiving to a 3 year old? “A long time ago...” “Yesterday?” “No, more than yesterday. A bunch of people came in a big boat...” “Pirates?” “No, good guys and...

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