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 By Connie Boyer    News    November 26, 2020

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 and...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 19, 2020

BOCC considers 2021 levy rate increase

POMEROY––Garfield County's General Fund and County Road District tax assessment may increase 1%, raising the liability to $1,652,584 and change. The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 19, 2020

GCFD adjusting policies, equipment and stipends for 2021

POMEROY–A policy to track capital purchases over $5,000 with a life expectancy of more than one year as well as any small and attractive assets valued $1,000–$5,000 was approved by the Garfield County Fire District (GCFD) board at the November...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 12, 2020

COVID increase suspends Summer Session Athletics

POMEROY–In light of the increased COVID-19 activity in the community, the “Summer Session Athletics” program being offered by the Pomeroy School District has been suspended for two weeks beginning October 26. The increased COVID-19 activity...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 12, 2020

"Community spread" being experienced in Garfield County

POMEROY–Martha Lanman, Administrator of the Garfield County Public Health District, Jayd Keener, co-CEO of the Garfield County Hospital District, and Rachel Gwinn, Superintendent of Pomeroy School...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 12, 2020

Hospital gets good financial news

POMEROY–Financial good news came to the Garfield County Hospital District Board (GCHD) when Jim Heilsberg, GCHD Chief Financial Officer, presented the 2021 budget at the meeting on November 2,...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 12, 2020

Finalizing budget matters and purchases

POMEROY––The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners met Nov. 9, 2020, to discuss several end-of-year issues, including ongoing projects and 2021 budget items, to round out the end of 2020. The BOCC approved the County Employees Group...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 12, 2020

Hospital upgrades run into a snag

POMEROY–Funding a major project involving an upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and an addition to the building to accommodate a new CT scanner, has hit a snag because of some funding rule changes. In an effort...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 5, 2020

Commissioners begin process to vacate streets in Pataha

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved and signed Resolution 2020-12, Intent to Vacate Roads in Pataha, at their October 26, 2020 meeting. They have also decided...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 5, 2020

New COVID-19 Cases recover at home

POMEROY–Martha Lanman, Garfield County Public Health Administrator, reported at the Garfield County Public Health District meeting October 26, 2020, there were a total of 15 people in the county...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    November 5, 2020

Two applicants to receive conditional offers

POMEROY–Jim Nelson, reporting for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, informed the Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) of two deputy applicants who will receive conditional offers, pending background checks. A letter to the Shepherd...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 29, 2020

Supreme Court overturns $30 vehicle tabs

POMEROY–The Washington State Supreme Court overturned voter-approved Initiative 976 on October 15. The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) heard this announcement at the October 19 meeting. Washington State voters elected to approve...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 29, 2020

Congresswoman pays virtual visit to Garfield County BOCC

POMEROY––Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers telephonically attended the regular meeting of the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on October, 26, 2020, to touch base with the County and allow meeting attendees to ask...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 29, 2020

Port budget contains wage increase

POMEROY–A preliminary Port of Garfield 2021 budget was discussed at the recent Board meeting. Diana Ruchert, Port of Garfield Director requested a merit wage increase of four percent for Tina Keller, stating she has taken on more responsibility by...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 29, 2020

$16,357 conferencing equipment purchase approved

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) gave Grant Morgan, Garfield County Public Works Director approval to move forward with the purchase of conferencing center multi-media units costing $16,357 at the October 19 meeting....

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 22, 2020

Street vacation still awaiting approval

POMEROY–Landowners, vehicle accessibility, purchase prices and taxes owed will determine how and when the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will proceed on the petition to vacate...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    October 22, 2020

New Fire Chief identifies areas of need

POMEROY-Garfield County Fire Chief James Cleveland advises the Garfield County Fire Department (GCFD) Board of Commissioners of the upcoming Washington State Survey and Rating Bureau assessment, the S...

 
 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...

 

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