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 By Charlotte Baker    News    May 20, 2021

Fiber to the Home ribbon cutting

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield held a ribbon cutting on the Port office west lawn, officially signifying completion of "Fiber to the Home" rural broadband fiber optic project early this year in...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    May 20, 2021

"Fiber to the Home" has changed lives

POMEROY–The Port of Garfield Director Diana Ruchert had some great partners putting the “Fiber to the Home” plan together, executing it and seeing it through to the end. “I am so happy to have the partners I have had through the way,” she s...

 
 By Charlotte Baker    News    May 20, 2021

End of the gravel road

POMEROY–Mary Dye remembers how "Fiber to the Home" project all started for her. It came in the form of a very long letter from Joe Porie who sent it to her when she was first elected. "That is what...

 

Quote of the Week

“Remember: upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” – Alexander the Great... Full story

 

Senator Murray, HUD Announce $5 Billion to House People Experiencing Homelessness

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA): "The legislation we sent to President Biden's desk is making an important difference in people's lives, especially for people of color who have felt the disproportionate...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    May 20, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

“Doctor, I’m here because I’m a . . . I’m a . . . “ “Relax. Many people have psychological conflicts. Lay back on the couch and tell me about it.” “Okay. It’s just that I don’t kno...

 

OPINION

The 2021 legislative session produced a mixed bag of results for small business owners. Lawmakers attempted to solve some of the systemic problems with unemployment benefits, taxation policy and...

 

Virtual workshop scheduled for Turkey Tail Insect and Disease Project on the Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore.–The Pomeroy Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest will host a virtual workshop on May 25 from 5-7 p.m. for the proposed Turkey Tail Insect and Disease Project. The purpose...

 
 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...

 

School Menu

Wed, May 19: Whole Grain Pop Tarts, Mixed Fruit, Milk Thur, May 20: Breakfast Sandwich, Grapes, Milk Fri, May 21; Whole Grain Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit, Milk Mon, May 24: Sausage Patty, Hash Brown,...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, May 19 Senior Center Meals–pick–up or delivery only BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 Pinochle, Pomeroy Senior Center–9 a.m. Denny Ashby Library–1–7:30 p.m. Friday, May 21...

 

Senior Round Table

Wed, May 19: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Stewed Tomatoes, 4 Bean Salad, Roll Fri, May 21: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Veggie Rice, Chicken Egg Roll, Pineapple Tidbits, Fortune Cookies Mon, May 24: Hot Turkey Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy,...

 

Grant to improve health available for Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties

WALLA WALLA–In collaboration with the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health, Blue Mountain Community Foundation is now accepting grant proposals to address specific social determinants of health impacting residents of Columbia, Garfield...

 

Artist reception a success

POMEROY–The recent Blue Mountain Artisan Guild "Summer Show" reception featuring the work of adult photograph artist Stephanie Newberg and Junior artist Lylly Winslow had a nice crowd. "We had a...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago May 11, 2011 Inspired by her family and motivated to return to her job as Pomeroy Elementary School secretary, Lynn Shawley survived a near-death experience with sepsis. “I just wasn’t ready to quit,” she says. Revelation members...

 

Chase Caruso wins EWAC 1B golf match

CLE ELUM–Pirate golfer Chase Caruso topped the competition here May 4, leading a field of 22 women golfers. The match was played at Suncadia Resort's Prospector Golf Course, and it is known as a...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 20, 2021

Lady Pirates beat Indians

POMEROY––Jillian Herres and Keely Maves were the one-two punch that carried the Lady Pirates to a 33-23 win over the Touchet Indians here May 14. Pomeroy is 1-1 so far following a loss in the...

 
 By Loyal Baker    Sports    May 20, 2021

Pirates drop squeaker to Vikings; overwhelm Indians

POMEROY––The Pirates opened the season with a down-to-the-wire loss to the Garfield-Palouse Vikings, then rebounded with a come-back win over the Touchet Indians to tip off the 2021 covid season with a win and a loss. Pomeroy’s basketball seaso...

 

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