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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 21, 2021 

Special Health District meeting called to address administrator changes

POMEROY–Garfield County Health District Administrator Martha Lanman announced her resignation as Columbia County's Public Health District Administrator at a special Health District meeting on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 21, 2021 

Non-vaccinated firefighters will not be allowed on Fire District vehicles

POMEROY–Garfield County Fire District No.1 commissioners announced the cut-off date for Covid-19 vaccinations at their meeting on October 12. Non-vaccinated staff without exemption alternatives...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 21, 2021 

Voting tabulation system test results accurate

POMEROY–Garfield County Auditor McKenzie Lueck performed a logic and accuracy test on the courthouse’s voting tabulation system on October 12. A test matrix was created by a hypothetical election...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 21, 2021 

Garfield County to change medical insurance providers

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) made a decision to change the County's medical insurance provider at the meeting on October 18. Washington Rural Counties Insurance Fund,...

 

BMAG celebrates Fall Colors

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild celebrated their 2021 Fall Colors show with an opening reception on September 23. The show features artist Phil Rider and the featured junior artists are the...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago October 19, 2011 Pomeroy High School’s Tory Knebel and Diana Burt were in the top four in the 5th annual Warrior Athletic Association’s High School Awards presented October 12....

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 14, 2021

Internet drop provision will end in December

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County announced a December 31 deadline for providing drops to new fiber internet hookups in Pomeroy at their October 5 meeting. Drops still in stock afterward will be...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    October 7, 2021

Students to take state's test in fall, as well as spring

POMEROY–Local School District (PSD) Superintendent Rachel Gwinn reported at the Board of Directors September 23 meeting that the teachers and students in grades four-12 are preparing to take state...

 

Health District to hire new health officer

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District board of directors hired Daniel Kaminsky, M.D. of Walla Walla as the District health officer. Dr. Kaminsky is a retired OBGYN. The Health District also...

 

County Commissioners sign lease agreement with Richardson Family

POMEROY–After months of negotiation, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed a commercial lease agreement with the Richardson Family at its meeting on September 27. The agreement...

 

Port insurance to cover claims in Pataha Fiber Project

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Commissioners signed a franchise agreement with Garfield County to ensure that any damage caused to property of the county by the Port’s Pataha fiber internet...

 

Discussion continues on Transportation Authority's proposed facility

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (CTA) made the decision during the September 20 meeting, to design building options for the new bus garage, wash racks and office. The CTA...

 

Garfield County officially changes insurance provider

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissions (BOCC) signed inter-local agreement and Resolution that cemented the insurance change that has been underway for several months at their meeting on S...

 

Fire District receives grant to replace hoses

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District (GCFD) approved a resolution to modify the 2021 budget to include an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $89,000 at their meeting on September 14. The...

 

USFS building requires workers to be vaccinated

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Commissioners discussed the United States Forest Service's restriction on building entry at their meeting on September 7. Workers entering the Forest Service...

 

New mask mandate may affect Garfield County Fair

POMEROY – The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) discussed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's mandate at their meeting on September 13. Governor Inslee has mandated that all events...

 

Mandatory vaccination reaches Fire District

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District board of commissioners discussed the Washington State proclamation requiring state workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at their meeting on August 10....

 

School board still considering options for comprehensive sexual health curriculum

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors discussed curriculum for the state required comprehensive sexual health program at their meeting on August 31. Sherry Johnson, parent of...

 

45 women gather for Ladies Night Out

POMEROY–Ladies' Night Out was held at the Church of the Nazarene on August 20. The organizer, Alia Scoggin, gathered 45 women and girls in the fellowship hall to listen to Jessica Kellogg preach....

 

Garfield County to hire a MSAG contractor

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) approved a Master Street Addressing Guide contract to employ a MSAG operative at a flat payment of $1,516.80 a month at their meeting on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 26, 2021

Cost of medical insurance for Garfield County expected to rise

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) announced expected raised medical insurance rates at their meeting on August 23. Premera, the Washington Counties Insurance Fund vendor who...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 26, 2021

'Unmask Pomeroy Kids' considers alternatives to mask mandates

POMEROY–Concerned parents and grandparents of local children attended an Unmask Pomeroy Kids meeting at the City Park on August 18. The concern was about Washington State mandates that require...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 26, 2021

Pataha fiber internet grant process in motion

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Commissioners discussed the status of the grants they have applied for at their meeting on August 17. The pre-contract requirements for the Washington State...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 26, 2021

Testing to be required for unvaccinated Pirate basketball players

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District announced mandatory testing for unvaccinated Pirate basketball players at a meeting on August 23. All unvaccinated basketball players will be tested...

 

Gridiron practices under way

POMEROY–Pirate Football coach Kyle Kimble prepares this group of young players for a regular football. After an altered sports schedule last year, schools, parents, students and supporters are...

 

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