East Washingtonian - Your Hometown News Source

Articles written by Charlotte Baker

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 83



COMMENTARY

As you may have already read, the House Democrats passed H.R. 1 with little opposition, paving the way for Senate approval, where, if passed, it will transfer election authority to the federal government, where there is no oversight. Just this...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    April 1, 2021

County to apply dust control agent

POMEROY–The Garfield County Public Works department will again apply a dust control agent on area graveled roads for local residents beginning in May. Depending on the weather–no rain–the...

 

Easter Egg Hunt approved

POMEROY–The local service club, Spinners, submitted a plan for the annual Easter Egg Hunt which was approved by Garfield County Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman prior to the recent move int...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Mar 17 Bluewood–2000 North Touchet Rd–CLOSED Senior Center Meals–pick–up or delivery only BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar 18 Bluewood–Pepsi 2 for 1 Thursday–2000 North...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    March 11, 2021

BOCC accepts bid from Atlas Sand and Rock

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the bid submitted by Atlas Sand and Rock to supply seal-coat aggregate to the county in the amount of $23,868 at the March 1, 2021 meeting....

 

Painter Crystal Winslow BMAG featured artist

POMEORY–Blue Mountain Artisan Guild presents a new show featuring adult artist Crystal Winslow and junior artists from Maureen Scoggin’s elementary school art class students which will run from March through the end of April. The sponsor for...

 

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 co...

 

Pomeroy still in Phase 1

By Charlotte Baker POMEROY–The East Region remains in Phase 1 of which Garfield County is collectively a part. The numbers for the area are apparently not within the parameters of Phase 2 requirements. The numbers here, are 668 COVID-19 tests...

 

Pomeroy academic student honorees

POMEROY–Teachers are making their mark on education as many students excel academically through this difficult COVID-19 era. Those on the Honor Roll are acknowledged for their excellent grade point averages, and the Principal’s Honor Roster and...

 

First vaccination clinic runs smoothly

POMEROY–The first day for the vaccine clinic, which was held at the Dick Brown building on January 29, 2021, started at 8 a.m., and was moving along smoothly with 100 of the scheduled 230 doses...

 

Reader winners receive bikes

POMEROY–Steve Kazda, Secretary of the Evening Star Lodge No. 30 presented bikes to the two Bikes for Books winners, Harper Fruh, daughter of David and Lora Fruh, and Sam Wolf, son of Rick and...

 

BMAG closes for renovation after grant awards

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild is closed until March after receiving a generous grant from the Shepherd Foundation to purchase the building to the west of the existing gallery. In addition, the BMAG was recently awarded additional grants...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Feb 3 Free Blue Mountain Land Trust online screening of Deer 139––bmlt.org/events Senior Center Meals–pick–up or delivery only BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 4 Free Blue...

 

County Commissioners move forward with 2021 business

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) heard anticipated placement of fiber optic at the fairgrounds, approved Resolutions 2021-40 and 2021-03, elected board assignments, and held the...

 

Vaccine plan in place

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District announces vaccination will be available by appointment only at the Dick Brown Building at the Fairgrounds every Friday beginning January 29, 2021. Vaccine...

 

COVID-19 vaccines at the fairgrounds

POMEROY–COVID-19 vaccine center set at the Dick Brown Community Building, Garfield County Commissioners approved increase in fairground RV rental space and fair ticket costs for 2021, the creation of Fair Board by-laws in the works, and Shepherd... Full story

 

COMMENTARY

Inslee’s Unemployment Insurance tax recovery plan expands costs so much it will drive the proverbial stake through the heart of small business, stopping whatever remaining beats business in Washington State has left, killing it once and for all....

 

Commissioners approve HSA contribution for employees

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners approved the Health Saving Account (HSA) contribution payment of $400 per employee per month at the January 11 regular meeting. The amount subsidizes the $5,000 deductible for the HSA at the back,...

 

Return to Phase 1 and vaccine on the horizon

POMEROY–The community is experiencing low COVID case number; Two active cases as of January 11 with some testing happening at the hospital but not much which is a good sign for our community. Even t...

 

Pomeroy Partners awarded $125,000 grant

POMEORY–The Drug Free Communities $125,000 grant was recently awarded to the Pomeroy Partners for Health Families. They are one of 201 coalitions in the United States receiving the annual funds for...

 

Commentary

Governor Inslee has seemed to push off responsibility for the welfare of the state to other state governmental entities so he can focus on what he’s really after, his environmental and tax agendas. Never in my over six decades have I seen a governo...

 

Commissioners make committee assignments

Chairman Justin Dixon named committee assignments in the first commission meeting of 2021 this week. Dixon will continue as chairman in addition to representing Garfield County on the Washington Counties Risk Pool, Washington Counties Insurance...

 

First to connect

POMEROY–Inland Cellular began fiber optic installation this week, starting with the Jack Peasley residence on Arlington Street here Monday. He and a neighbor across the street will be able to test...

 

QUICK LOOK

Employment opportunities for SNAP participants WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a final rule enhancing employment and training opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. SNAP...

 

Commissioners approve 2021 budget

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved Resolution 2020-27, Garfield County 2021 budget for all departments, in the amount of $16,472,927.93, and all supplemental...

 

Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020