Articles from the February 4, 2021 edition

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First vaccination clinic runs smoothly

POMEROY–The first day for the vaccine clinic, which was held at the Dick Brown building on January 29, 2021, started at 8 a.m., and was moving along smoothly with 100 of the scheduled 230 doses a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    News    February 4, 2021

Senate bill could reduce county revenue

POMEROY––A Senate bill under consideration in Olympia could further erode revenue Garfield County receives from people caught committing criminal activities, Commissioners heard at the February 1 mee...

 

Reader winners receive bikes

POMEROY–Steve Kazda, Secretary of the Evening Star Lodge No. 30 presented bikes to the two Bikes for Books winners, Harper Fruh, daughter of David and Lora Fruh, and Sam Wolf, son of Rick and S...

 

Quote of the Week

“The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” – Robert M. Pirsig... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

OLYMPIA–The life of a bill is truly a mysterious thing. For example, let’s follow the journey of two different bipartisan sponsored bills: HB 1067 (state dinosaur) and HB 1020 (emergency powers reform). Both bills were pre-filed before session sta...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

- “As long as you’ve got good elimination, you’ve got it made.” Uncle Leonard - “If a man can’t drive in a bar ditch, he’s got no business on the highway.” Tink - “When asked how she got to be pre...

 

OPINION

SEATTLE–The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation locally, nationally, and internationally. It is a once-in-a-lifetime crisis that has taken the lives of over two million people worldwide. (...

 

Quick Look

Dye house bill to ensure reliability and reduce consumer power costs OLMPIA–House bill 1130 authored by Rep. Mary Dye, (R-9) known as the Real Solutions for Consumer Affordability and Reliable Energy Supply (CARES), seeks to reduce electrical and nat...

 

BMAG closes for renovation after grant awards

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild is closed until March after receiving a generous grant from the Shepherd Foundation to purchase the building to the west of the existing gallery. In addition, the BMAG was recently awarded additional grants f...

 
 By Larry Bunch    Sports    February 4, 2021

Adverse conditions hindered shoot

POMEROY–Strong winds hampered the fourth Camas Prairie Shoot for members of the local gun club, resulting in lower than average scores. Southeast winds on Sunday caused problems for the east facing trap machines making right hand targets go high a...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago February 2, 2011 The Spinners Club will take over the annual Broomstick Pool Tournament, a Pomeroy tradition the weekend closest to St. Patrick’s Day. Proceeds from the event will go into the renovation fund for Maple Hall. Puget S...

 

OLYMPIA UPDATE

OLYMPIA–As the ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, I'm working hard to make health care more affordable and accessible to our citizens. Anyone who has worked in the h...

 

OBITUARY

Delbert Grant Boyd January 12, 1943–January 4, 2021 Delbert "Del" Grant Boyd passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, just shy of his seventy-eighth birthday. Delbert was born Jan. 12, 1943, in Pomeroy a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    February 4, 2021

First XC meet canceled

Pomeroy-Citing weather and cold temperatures, the first Cross Country meet, scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, has been canceled. It was to have included the "Wheat Division" of the 1B league,... Full story

 

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