Save the Gazebo at the City Park

By Jack Peasley Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–Efforts are being expedited to raise $25,000 to "Save the Gazebo" and City Park makeover now that Fall is just around the corner. The City...

And the race is on...

POMEROY–In the Primary Election held on August 4 here, three local races were determined as to who will have placement on the November ballot. Advancing to the 2020 General Election on the Garfield...

School begins August 31

POMEROY–The first day of the 2020-21 school year begins Monday August 31. Junior and Senior high school students (7-12) classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:05 p.m. Elementary students...

Maintenance to hospital roof and air ducts cost under $10k

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) co-CEO Mat Slaybaugh has reported to the Garfield County Hospital Board of Commissioners on August 3, the cost for the hospital roof repair and...

First round of COVID Relief applications reached 27k

POMEROY–Jack Peasley of the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) told the council that the Department of Commerce has had 27,000 applications for assistance in dealing with the COVID-19 virus restrictions. Garfield...

Repairs to U.S. Forest Service building estimated at $44,485

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield Director Diana Ruchert, reported to the Port of Garfield Board of Commissioners the cost for the U.S. Forest Service building maintenance repairs is approximately...

BOCC considers canceling Fair

POMEROY-Sara Lunsford, Garfield County Fair Board President reported that the Fair Board had voted to cancel the 2020 Garfield County Fair with the exception of the market sales and livestock showing with animals already weighed and tagged to the...

Fuchs donates to "Wigs for Kids"

POMEROY–Natalie Fuchs, 15 in September and a local high school student, cuts and donates 12 inches of her hair to an organization "Wigs for Kids. It seems teenagers are often portrayed as being...

Quote of the Week

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah...

Hospital Update

Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) is proud to announce July's Employee of the Month, Activities Coordinator and Certified Nursing Assistant Sandy Peralta. She was nominated by her co-workers...

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–As most of you have heard and observed on the news there was a huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon with over 150 deaths and more than 4,000 injuries. The vast majority of people in the...

Library Book Sale Project at Fairgrounds

POMEROY–Each year during the Garfield County Fair, the Friends of Denny Ashby Library hold a used book sale inside the Flower and Vegetable building. This event is quite popular with area readers and is the primary money maker for the volunteer...

Death Notice

Richard Ames Richard Ernest “Dick” Ames, 76, passed away at his home from cancer on July 25, 2020. He is in the care of Hennessey Valley Funeral...

Senior Round Table

Wed, Aug 12: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Cake and Ice Cream, Birthday Lunch Fri, Aug 14: Italian Spaghetti, Mixed Vegetables, Garden Salad, Applesauce, Garlic Bread Mon, Aug 17: Tuna Noodle Bake, Peas-N-Carrots,...

Bank of Eastern Washington sponsoring school supply drive

POMEROY–Bank of Eastern Washington (BEW) is collecting school supplies for local elementary students here and at four other Washington branches. These supplies will be distributed to local schools. “Students need supplies, whether they are at...

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 11, 2010 Members of Garfield County Health Foundation presented a check for $26,000 to Garfield County Hospital District to assist in purchasing of a new portable x-ray machine. Pomeroy Swim Team captured the County Meet...

On the Edge of Common Sense

I played in a celebrity golf tournament in Oklahoma City a while back. Now, I’ve been to a few celebrity team ropings, a couple celebrity stock dog trials, a million brandings and one celebrity...

OPINION

Young Washingtonians are pissed off. Though we've made incredible gains as a society, far too many people are being denied access to jobs, healthcare, even affordable housing. We need to tear down...

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