Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition

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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    February 2, 2023

Commissioners discuss county facility accessibility

POMEROY–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) discussed a possible Americans with Disability Act transition plan and met with the executive director of South East Washington Economic Devel...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    February 2, 2023

School District directors honored for five years on board

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board of directors honored two of the members for five years of service, hired two coaches, and accepted the resignation of two coaches at their meeting on J...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    February 2, 2023

Public Health District sets term dates for non-elected members

POMEROY–The Garfield County Public Health District board passed two resolutions, designated term dates for the board members, and discussed Foundation of Public Health Services (FPHS) funds at t...

 

Super Seniors

POMEROY–On the occasion of receiving a financial donation from Puget Sound Energy, the Super Senior Board wanted to recognize our faithful members that have reached the age of 90 and above. Those w...

 

Reading stars receive bicycles from Evening Star Lodge No. 30

Bikes for Books winners, Robbie Wolf and Jordyn Hames were presented bicycles as an award for excellence in the Bikes for Books program in January, presented by Steve Kazda, secretary of Evening Star...

 

Quote of the Week

“I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.” – Gilda Radner... Full story

 

Suspected Avian Influenza outbreak

WALLA WALLA–Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists recently responded to reports of sick or dead waterfowl in our region. Samples are being sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) for confirmation, with H5N1...

 

Olympia Update

OLYMPIA–Various surveys conducted around the state over the last year continue to show that public safety is high on the list of concerns for the average Washingtonian. It doesn't matter if it's s...

 
 By David Boze    Opinion    February 2, 2023

OPINION

OLYMPIA–The State Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Chris Quinn v. State of Washington on Thursday, January 26, the case challenging the constitutionality of the state's new income tax on c...

 
 By Larry Bunch    Sports    February 2, 2023

Juniors and lady shooter propped up club scores

POMEROY–Local junior gun club shooters, and lady shooter were an asset to club scores at the very cold fourth week of Camas Prairie 2023 competition. Week four results of the 2023 Camas Prairie competition would have been bleak if it had not been f...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the editor, Equal Justice in Asotin, Garfield and Columbia Counties. A former Judge was convicted last summer for Assault in the Third Degree with Sexual Motivation and Assault in the Fourth Degree with Sexual Motivation in Asotin County Superior...

 

PHS's Katie Boyer is "Academic All-Star"

By Keith Havens Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–The East Washington spotted a story reported by KLEW Keith Havens, highlighting, Katie Boyer, a Pomeroy High School senior, as this week's CCI...

 

Pastor's Corner

When I was about 6 or 7 years old, the little old lady across the street invited us kids to a VBS she taught in her front yard. That was the first time I heard about "asking Jesus into my heart". That night, I asked Jesus to come and be a part of my...

 

Correction

POMEROY–In the cutline on page 2, of Puget Sound Energy (PSE) presenting a $1,000 check to the Pomeroy Senior Center it read: “While there, the PSE team were able to meet the over 90 volunteers working in the different program areas. Anne Walsh sai...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago January 30, 2013 After an absence of almost four decades, the Pomeroy Pirate wrestling team claimed the top step of the awards podium of a post-season tournament on Saturday. The...

 

Jr. Hi wrestlers tough in latest outing

LEWISTON–The Jr. Hi. Wrestling team got off to a good start last Thursday at Jenifer Jr. Hi. in Lewiston. Sixth-grader Chance Savage lost both matches to wrestlers who have more experience. “His drive and motivation are going to bring him suc...

 

Jr. Hi Volleyball undefeated

The Pomeroy Jr. High girl’s volleyball team took two matches this week, defeating All Saints on January 23 at home and then traveling to Colfax on January 26. The Jr. High A team is now 3-0 on the season. “I was really pleased with how well we pla...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 2, 2023

Pirates' District opponent up in the air

ROSALIA–With the final weekend of the regular season ahead, how the Pirates will fare in the post season is still unknown after Tekoa-Rosalia pulled off an overtime upset here Saturday. At this time, it is anticipated that Pomeroy will host a D...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 2, 2023

Lady Pirates heading to district in 4th

ROSALIA–With the final two games of the season to play, the Lady Pirates have locked down fourth place and have a date at Yakama Tribal Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the first round of District play. The girls face Gar-Pal tonight on Senior N...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 2, 2023

District tourney comes to Pomeroy Saturday

COULEE CITY–The Pirate Wrestling team concluded the season with a third-place finish in a dual meet here Saturday, January 28, winning duals over Reardan and Tekoa-Rosalia, and having a good showing a...

 

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