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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 17, 2021 

Hospital now open for visitors

POMEROY–Garfield County Memorial Hospital Co-CEO Mat Slaybaugh introduced the new Chief Financial Officer Lance Spindler at the monthly meeting on June 7. Presently, Spindler is here for the...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 17, 2021 

Gazebo painting scheduled to begin this week

POMEROY–The Pomeroy City Council announced their plan for painting the gazebo at the Pomeroy City Park starting this week at their meeting on June 8. They will be using paint especially engineered...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 17, 2021 

VSP contract a go for 2021-23

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed a bi-annual Voluntary Stewardship Program contract for 2021-2023 at their meeting on June 14. Contract K2210 between Garfield County...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 17, 2021 

GCFD considering new fire engine

POMEROY–Garfield County Fire District No. 1 (GCFD) Chief James Cleveland introduced a possible replacement for fire engine 11 at the recent meeting on June 8. The rig under consideration is a 2003...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 10, 2021

Inside the brain of fiber optic internet

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield County Board of Commissioners walked through the fiber internet Point of Presence during their meeting on June 1. The Point of Presence is a room where the main line of...

 

FFA Alumni scholarships awarded to graduating seniors and homeschool student

POMEROY–Homeschool and Walla Walla Community College 2021 graduate, Westelle Scoggin was awarded FFA Alumni scholarships, and the Bill Wolf Memorial scholarship at the FFA awards ceremony June 4....

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 3, 2021

School board approves resolutions; accepts resignations

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) Board approved Resolution 299 and Resolution 300 at the meeting on May 24. Resolution 299 is a renewal of participation in Washington Interscholastic...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 27, 2021

Health District needs another board member

POMEROY–The Garfield County Health District announced the addition of a board member as required by new Foundation of Public Health Services regulations at their monthly meeting on May 24. This...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 27, 2021

Ledgerwood Farms awarded hay bid

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) opened and read two bids for the hay crop for the Garfield County Fairgrounds at their meeting on May 24. The winning bid was submitted by...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 27, 2021

Port Commissioners vote to change RV park rates

POMEROY–Citing the increasing tendency of campers to overstay their time limits, Garfield County Port Commissioners Ed Crawford, Larry Scoggin, and Matt Herres voted to remove the monthly rate for...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 20, 2021

Rural Arterial Program will fund Kirby Mayview Road project

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) accepted an amendment from the County Road Commissioners Board to the Rural Arterial Program (RAP) at their meeting on May 17. The...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 20, 2021

Fire Department's new ambulance operational and in service

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire Department’s (GCFD) new ambulance is in service, Fire Chief James Cleveland reported at the GCFD’s monthly commissioner’s meeting on May 11. It is currently...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 13, 2021

$60k set aside for ultrasound

POMEROY–The Garfield County Hospital passed a motion to set aside $60,000 for the purchase of ultrasound equipment at their meeting on May 3. They hope to have the equipment available two days a...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 13, 2021

County opts in the BHO pool

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) made a decision to remain in the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) pool after hearing a discussion over the Criminal Justice Treatment Account, a...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 13, 2021

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Port of Garfield today

POMEROY–The Port District of Garfield County announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for fiber optic internet will take place at the Port office on May 13 at 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Expected guests include...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 6, 2021

BOCC signs agreement with Jamestown Networks for courthouse internet and phone system

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed an interlocal agreement with Jamestown Networks (JNET) for installation and service of an internet and voice over internet phone...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    May 6, 2021

Discipline, emergency drills, new curriculum and transitioning Kindergarteners

POMEROY–The District School Board approved policy 3241 regarding student discipline in an effort to minimize student removal from class, and policy 3432 relating to emergency drills, with one drill...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Drug Takeback Day on Courthouse lawn

POMEROY – Pomeroy Partners Coalition for Healthy Families and the Garfield County Sheriff's office coordinated "Drug Takeback Day" a national event supported by the Drug Enforcement Agency, on...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Zero active cases of Covid-19 in April

POMEROY–Garfield County Health District announced zero active cases for Garfield County during the month of April at the Garfield County Commissioners' meeting April 26. The amount of testing has...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    Sports    April 29, 2021

Emma Severs becomes a Spokane Sasquatch

POMEROY–Local High School senior Emma Severs signed a letter of intent to play for the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) Sasquatch during the school's morning assembly on April 21. Pomeroy High...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Fred Zach resigning from Planning Commission

POMEROY–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) accepted the resignation of Garfield County Planning Commission Board Chairman Fred Zach at the weekly meeting on April 26. After two and a...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

Pataha fiber line completed

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the laying of the main line of fiber internet in Pataha on May 13. The time has not yet been set. Laying of...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 29, 2021

GCFD received grant awards worth $21,000

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District No. 1 (GCFD) has received grants from Innovia, Pacific Power Foundation, Shepherd Foundation, All in Washington and Volunteer Firefighter Assistance...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    April 22, 2021

Capacity restrictions still in place on Garfield County Transit buses

POMEROY–The Garfield County Transportation Authority (GCTA) discussed an upcoming remodel of the public works facility at their April 19 meeting. The main concern was space for bus storage and...

 

Pony Punchers host horseback scavenger hunt

POMEROY–The Pony Punchers, a local rider group, hosted a scavenger hunt play day at the fairgrounds Sunday, April 18. Over 25 people came to the Garfield County Fairgrounds to help and participate...

 

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