Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Connie Boyer    News    April 23, 2020

Tensions rise over COVID-19 protocol

POMEROY–The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) received a letter from Garfield County Interim Fire Chief Kyle Pearson, dated April 5, 2020, in response to an official complaint made by Commissioner Justin Dixon on March 28, 2020, that an...

 

The Easter Parade

POMEROY–A celebration of Easter, despite restrictions issued by the governor, was held over the holiday weekend with two parades displaying the Holy Cross. The first procession began at the City Par...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    April 23, 2020

GCHD looking at a possible $1,755,861 in grant and forgivable loan funding

POMEROY-Garfield County Hospital District (GCHD) co-CEO Mat Slaybaugh, briefed the board of commissioners on several grant and loan opportunities that are in the works at the meeting April 6. The $250...

 
 By Connie Boyer    News    April 23, 2020

Final payment made for firehouse construction

POMEROY-The last payment of $94,176.33 to Wellens Farwell was made for the construction of the new fire station, and the work has been finished. Deedee Weymouth, Fire District Secretary, added that the washer and dryer are now in place and ready to...

 

Quote of the Week

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

OLYMPIA–Rep. Mary Dye, R-9, sponsored a bill that would study implementing a wild horse inmate training program, and her appropriation in the state supplemental operating budget to keep invasive...

 

On the Edge of Common Sense

Over the years I have gotten to know, or meet or hang out with, what I call ‘famous people’. From movie stars, politicians, world champions, athletes, writers and moguls. Often it was just circumstance. Other times it was an intentional...

 

Hospital Update

Garfield County Hospital District is pleased to announce March's Employee of the Month, Samantha McGatha, CNA. She was nominated by her co-workers who proudly state, "She goes the extra mile for all...

 

A Teen's Take

POMEROY–Some people say being a teen is not very great, but I don’t agree. I think these years are going to be some of the best of our lives. Yes, there are difficulties and currently I’m...

 

Grower comments needed on river operations EIS

The Columbia River System Operations draft environment impact statement (EIS), which was released on Feb. 28, reviewed and rejected breaching the four lower Snake River dams as the best alternative...

 

Obituary

Bill Eugene Slaybaugh, Sr. December 27, 1922–March 28, 2020 Bill Slaybaugh passed away at the age of 97, in Sun City West, Ariz., on March 28, 2020. Bill was born to Aubrey and Alvina (Brockman)...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago April 21, 2010 Garfield County Hospital District filed a request for technical assistance with the Washington State Department of Health to get a clear understanding of the expectations from the department. The district’s position is...

 

Lewiston Livestock Market Report

March 25, 2020 Steers 300-400 lbs. na 400-500 lbs. 150-160 500-600 lbs. 150-160 600-700 lbs. 140-150 700-800 lbs. 125-130 800-900 lbs. 115-125 900-1,000 lbs. na 1,000 lbs. & up na Cows Utility 58-65 Breaking Cows 52-60 Canners & cutters 45-50 Young...

 

Pomeroy Weekly Weather

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy. Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Friday Night: Partly...

 

Pirate basketball crew honored for accomplishments

POMEROY–A season with many "ups and downs" wound down with the Pomeroy Pirates tied for fourth place, the Bucs winning a play-in game but losing at the district tournament to finish with a 6-16 reco...

 

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