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Ten Years Ago October 13, 2010 The Garfield County Business/Services Committee has completed the development of a comprehensive business gaps assessment. Work continued last week on the exterior of the courthouse, with parts of the front façade...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 29, 2010 A Garfield County resident was arrested and taken into custody by county deputies after an indoor marijuana grow operation was found in the subject’s home. Donna’s Café was broken into on September 10, with a...

 

City forms a plan to utilize $42,000 CARES funding

POMEROY–During the City Council continuance meeting on Tuesday evening, September 15, they discussed how to use $42,000 of the CARES Act funding. Jack Peasley of the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA), elaborated on a...

 

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Ten Years Ago September 22, 2010 Lewis-Clark Recyclers, Inc., Lewiston, will take over the county recycling center. City Council unanimously adopted a new nuisance ordinance regarding unkempt vegetation, old furniture and inoperable vehicles....

 

Bridge and Street project complete

POMEROY– Rachel Anderson, representing the Garfield County Aging and Disability Resource Center (GCADRC) was contacted by the City Council regarding a Subrecipient Agreement for COVID-19 funds. Anderson said that with the city portion of this...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 15, 2010 The Paradons will play rock ‘n’ roll music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s at the Fair on Friday. Former Pomeroy resident Chris Ledgerwood will bring a contingent of seven lawnmowers and some motorcycles to...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 8, 2010 Elton Brown was honored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife earlier this summer for decades of volunteer service to hunter and shooting education. Brown volunteered as a Washington Hunter Education progra...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago September 1, 2010 Puget Sound Energy completed the purchase of more than nine acres of land just outside Pomeroy for the future site of an operations and maintenance facility for the utility’s Lower Snake River Wind Project. Local...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    August 27, 2020

A proposed plan for the County Fair

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board was informed that there is an approved in-person fair plan which conforms to State requirements and mandates. The subcommittee working on arranging a market sa...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 25, 2010 Garfield County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate burglaries and vandalism of Town and Country Restaurant, All Your Building Needs, the city pool and one other businesses the night of August 6....

 

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Ten Years Ago August 18, 2010 With Russia’s wheat crops devastated, Garfield County producers are riding the upswing in prices worldwide. Though the county’s 2010 harvest won’t match last year’s numbers, most will have a “decent” year, ac...

 

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...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    August 13, 2020

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 County...

 

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...

 

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 champion...

 

New cemetery memorial dedicated to those who didn't make it home

POMEROY–A memorial was installed at the cemetery just prior to Memorial Day in mid-May, dedicated to Garfield County military or related support personnel who served our country but did not make it...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 4, 2010 After 14 years in Pomeroy, Pastor Frank Musgrave of Pomeroy Christian Church, and his wife Virginia, are retiring and moving to Turner, Ore. County Commissioners accepted the low bid of $1,254,900 submitted by Wellens...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    July 30, 2020

City approves $80k fix to street project

POMEROY––Soft spots discovered during construction of the Fifth to Sixth Street Project will be properly addressed thanks to an $80,000 infusion from the state, and the City Council opted to not replace 350 feet of water main due to the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 28, 2010 The northwest area of Garfield County has become the home of constant activity as facilities are developed to build the roads to and foundations for the Lower Snake River Wind Power Project wind turbines expected to go up...

 

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Ten Years Ago July 21, 2010 A worker was injured on the wind turbine project at a site near Hwy. 127 and Hagen Road last week when a load of re-bar fell on his leg and pelvic area. Ambulance crew members prepped the victim before he was flown by...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    July 16, 2020

City Council

POMEROY–Mayor Paul Miller opts out of costly fix to rain damage found on Fifth and Columbia Streets to the tune of $7,000-$24,000. Due to June’s heavy rains, there have been construction delays on the Columbia and Fifth to Sixth Street project....

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 14, 2010 U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell spent an hour last Saturday at the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum. Pomeroy city council authorized using Garfield County’s building inspector to perform inspections for building permit...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 7, 2010 Beautiful summer weather, a parade, barbeque and other activities drew a large crowd to the Fourth of July Celebration in the Park sponsored by Garfield County Hospital District. The 29th Walla Walla Community College...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago June 30, 2010 Johnny Capwell’s push to resurrect the white “P” on Volcano Hill has resulted in the return of the large letter that had traditionally decorated the hill for decades until recent years. With help from Grant Morgan...

 
 By Dotty Van Vogt    News    June 25, 2020

The County Fair– "To be or not to be–That is the Question"

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fair Board made the decision to move forward with the 2020 Fair in September at the June 16 meeting which will need approval by the county commissioners. The caveat to the future of the event will be determined by what...

 

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