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Winter arrived over Christmas Break and stayed into 2022

POMEROY–Weather and environmental events have prompted road, school and business closures on the first Monday of the new year, January 3, and late start on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The last week of December brought many inches of snow with...

 

Shepherd Foundation awards $405,737

POMEROY–The Harold and Helen Shepherd Foundation celebrates 25 years of granting funds to local and area entities which benefit the betterment, growth and well-being of the community and citizens. During the past year, the foundation has awarded...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 6, 2022

Fire District receives donations, approves transfer of funds

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District No. 1 board of commissioners (GCFD) approved a $25,000 transfer from their investment fund to their cash on hand at their meeting on December 14. The...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    January 6, 2022

Commissioners receive grant for fairgrounds

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) signed an agreement to match a grant from the Washington State Department of Agriculture Fair Project at their meeting on January 3. The...

 

Quote of the Week

“They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” – Bil Keane... Full story

 

2021 – Year In Review The year we took steps toward "back to normal"

The East Washingtonian continues its annual look back at the year just completed, 2021, in this second installment of the Year In Review. Our hope to our readers is that these short snippets of events...

 

Guest Commentary

By Rowena Itchon What do evergreen trees, ham, turkey, eggnog, and champagne all have in common? The holidays, yes, but also America’s agriculture–most notably the great agricultural states of the West. Let’s start with Thanksgiving dinner....

 

Once again, Washington snowpack finishes year above "normal"

After a snowy December, Washington's snowpack will end the year at 106% of normal. April 1 is the traditional end of the snowpack year, so there are still three more months to get the final numbers....

 

So Long...

Dear Folks, This is Cindy Lou, Baxter’s wife, writing to you. I am very, very behind in sending this out to you but I wasn’t sure what to say. Not a good excuse, Baxter would say as he got after...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, The local democrat contingency seems to have a mouthpiece south of reason and void of thought, and I did not wish to be the alter ego of that twisted thinking. Not long ago I traveled to Coeur d’ Alene, driving through Whitman...

 

Pastor's Corner

Happy New Year everyone! The traditional way to celebrate, after we recover from the holidays, anyway, is to make some type of resolution. You know those: it’s where we promise for the thousandth time to really make that change, we said we were...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago January 4, 2012 Pomeroy’s FFA chapter held a Toy & Canned Food drive during the month of December. Advisor Robert Matthews said members raised over $125, brought in “nearly 150 lbs....

 

Camas Prairie 10-week shoot to begin

By Larry Bunch POMEROY–Pomeroy Gun Club will be participating in the Camas Prairie 10–week shoot starting this weekend January 8–9. Youth shooters will begin competition on Saturday starting with a safety meeting and signing of parental...

 

Correction

Due to a typographical error, the record of the Lady Pirates was incorrectly indicated in the Pomeroy Events and Activities Roster. The team’s record is four wins and two losses, not 3-3 as written in the girls’ basketball story in the December...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    January 6, 2022

Pomeroy Christmas Tournament Pirate wrestlers capture team championship

POMEROY––Pomeroy's Pirate Wrestling Team topped seven other teams to win the annual Christmas Tournament, and 182-lb. Braedyn White won four straight to win the weight class and an individual...

 

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