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 By Connie Boyer    News    October 15, 2020 

Hospital considering major projects

POMEROY–Garfield County Hospital District Co–CEO Mat Slaybaugh informed the Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners on October 5, the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) upgrade and CT scanner housing project budget...

 

How to do Halloween 2020

POMEROY–– Recommendations for Halloween celebrations and how to identify those locales following the suggested safety measures have been issued by the Washington State Department of Health...

 

Bowles makes a donation to Park Gazebo fund

POMEROY–A City Park make-over and Gazebo restoration project donation of $5,000 was presented to the Bank of Eastern Washington customer representative Ashlyn Deatherage by Susie Bowles on Oct. 7, 2...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 15, 2020 

Port broadband project zeroing in on completion

POMEROY––Progress on the construction of the Port’s broadband system–underground and overhead portions of work–is approximately 75% complete, reported by Port of Garfield Director Diana Ruchert, at the October 6 meeting of the Board of...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 8, 2020

Crafting of 2021 County budget underway

POMEROY–The Garfield County Employees Group presented the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) with a request for wages and insurance benefits for 2021, during the meeting on October...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 8, 2020

Pomeroy Schools meeting challenge of reopening

POMEROY– Since in-person classes began on August 31, 2020, students and staff are meeting the challenge of following the new safety requirements and guidelines, Pomeroy School District...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 8, 2020

Vital Records changes at Health District

POMEROY– New rules regarding birth and death records are being implemented, said Martha Lanman, Garfield County Public Health District administrator, (PHD) at the September 28 meeting. Vital records can only be requested by a family member...

 

Healthy Youth Survey Coming to PHS

POMEROY–Sarah Myers with Quality Behavioral Health, and Jim Nelson, Pomeroy’s School Resource Officer, gave a presentation to the Pomeroy School Board, for the approval of the Healthy Youth Survey scheduled to be given to Eighth–Twelfth...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 8, 2020

School provides alternative sports opportunities

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District began a “Summer Session” on Sept. 28, 2020, as an alternative athletics program due to the changes in sports for the 2020-2021 school year mandated by the WIAA during the pandemic. The session will be a...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 1, 2020

BOCC approves Block Grant

POMEROY-A Community Development Block Grant Agreement in the amount of $17,552, was approved and signed by the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the regular meeting September 28, 2020. The Block Grant Agreement is a contract...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 1, 2020

GCTA adopts six-year transit plan

POMEROY-The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) presented their 2020 Transit Development Plan to the Board of Directors which was passed at their meeting September 21, 2020. The plan covers six years (2020-2025) of operating data,...

 

Pacific Power donates to Gazebo restoration

POMEROY-The Gazebo Restoration project at the City Park is gaining momentum with some recent donations. Headed up by Jack Peasley, Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA)...

 

Tina Meier appointed Garfield County EMD

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) appointed Tina Meier as Garfield County Emergency Management Director (EMD) at its regular weekly meeting September 21, 2020. Meier, who is...

 

Matt Herres, new Port commissioner, appointed

POMEROY–Matt Herres was appointed and sworn in as the new Port of Garfield Commissioner at the September 15, 2020, meeting. The appointment fills the seat vacated by Cody Bye. A second candidate,...

 

James Cleveland, new Fire Chief, has arrived

POMEROY––New Fire Chief James Cleveland started his new position the week of August 31, 2020, following a lengthy process of long-distance interviews, an in-person visit to Pomeroy, and a moving...

 

County receives additional COVID-19 funding

POMEROY-Garfield County has received notice of an additional $50,000 coming the State as part of extended COVID-19 relief funds, bringing the total to $300,000. During the meeting September 8, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has asked for...

 

GCFD enforces mask policy

POMEROY–Due to recent COVID-19 activity, the Garfield County Fire District (GCFD) has reiterated its policy on wearing masks to all employees and volunteers. At the monthly meeting of the GCFD on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a statement by GCFD...

 

Gould City-Mayview road now open

POMEROY–Grant Morgan, Public Works Director, announced at the September 14 Garfield County Board of Commissioners meeting (BOCC) that the federally-funded road project of the Gould City-Mayview Road is nearing completion. He said there will be...

 

COVID creates a shortage, but expands other opportunities

POMEROY-Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) is experiencing a Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) shortage, an outcome of the education shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was expressed at the GCHD Board meeting September 1; they are...

 

Broadband back on track

POMEROY––Zero DB, new contractors for the construction of the Port of Garfield’s broadband project, have begun work and expect to have it completed by early December, 2020, reported Diana Ruchert, Port Director, at the meeting of the Port’s...

 

Overnight Fair camping still in discussion

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in final discussions over overnight camping for the restructured Garfield County Fair plan as of their meeting on August 31. The...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    September 3, 2020

Commissioners approve Fair Plan; overnight camping being debated

POMEROY––The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved the Garfield County Health District accepted plan for this year's "restructured" Garfield County Fair events, as submitted by...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    September 3, 2020

School opens Monday to in-person classes

POMEROY––The School District (PSD) opened to in-person instruction August 31, with a Health District-approved plan. Part of the plan includes Superintendent Rachel Gwinn and Health District Administrator Martha Lanman meeting on a weekly basis to...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    September 3, 2020

No new COVID positives in Garfield County

POMEROY-Martha Lanman Garfield County Health District (GCHD) Administrator presented the updated COIVD-19 statistics for Garfield County at the GCHD meeting August 24, stating there have been 115 residents and 15 non-residents tested with 111...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    September 3, 2020

Garfield County Transit Authority hires two new drivers

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) announced the hire of two new part-time drivers Monday, Aug. 17. The pair were hired out of three qualified applicants. Kristine Hyer and Dave Boyer will begin driving for the GCTA after...

 

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