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 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Chamber of Commerce signage project now fully funded

POMEROY–The City Council pledged $4,000 for the Pomeroy Chamber of Commerce signage project, accepted an interim wastewater treatment plant employee proposal, and discussed maintenance of city road...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Port extends Columbia Pulp lease, will go to bid for fiber project manager

POMEROY––The Port of Garfield commissioners approved a lease extension, the purchase of a new heat pump system, and going out to bid for a project manager for the northeast county fiber project...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

New hospital survey results expected next week

POMEROY–– The permanent swing bed situation, electrical project and scholarship recipients were topics discussed at the Garfield County Hospital District Board of Commissioners (GCHD) meeting...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Pioneer Days and Tumbleweed Festival enjoys good food, good music, some sunshine and laughter

POMEROY-The 2022 Pioneer Days meeting and honored Pioneer family; All–Class Reunion celebration; Parade, and Tumbleweed Festival events were held on June 10 and 11. The family of Sealy Blachly, who...

 

Quote of the Week

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone...

 

Guest Commentary

Editor’s note: Jack Peasley contacted Doug Griffiths, MBA with Kelly Clemmer, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” published by Friesen Press, who graciously gave permission to reprint in the East Washingtonian, the first chapter of h... Full story

 

WSU Winter Pea and Cereal Grain Variety Tour Scheduled for June 22 in Pomeroy

POMEROY–The annual WSU Crop Variety Tours will be held here on Wednesday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. A discussion of Winter Peas as a rotational crop will be led by Sarah Hallyburton, WSU Crop and Soil Sciences Department graduate student; and Steve Van...

 

McMorris Rodgers Secures Wins to Protect Lower Snake River Dams, Advance Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Washington, D.C.–Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which included critical language she requested to help protect the Lower Snake River dams and create an...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    June 16, 2022

Road loan repaid; changes possible for WSU extension

POMERO–The Garfield County board of commissioners (BOCC) approved repayment of a loan and discussed re-staffing efforts for Washington State University extension offices in the area at their...

 

Library News

POMEROY–The Friends of Denny Ashby Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to a free presentation and in-person conversation with Jennifer Sherman, a member of the 2021-2023 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program, on June 16,...

 

Free art classes offered at BMAG

POMEROY–Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) will offer free summer classes on slected Tuesday, June 21 through August 2 at 10–11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Summer break brings an opportunity for students (K-12) to hone their artistic skills...

 

The Farmer's Market

POMEROY–The Farmer's Market held in Pomeroy City Park held their first gathering of the summer on June 8. Booths sold fruit and vegetables-both produce and plants, handcrafted goods, and pies. The...

 

Elementary School staff win the end of year water fight

POMERO–The Pomeroy Elementary School held a sixth graders vs. staff water fight, and then everyone danced in water from a Garfield County Fire District's engine on June 9. The kids touched off...

 

Senior Center Table

Wed, Jun 15: Chicken Apple Salad, Croissant, Carrot Sticks, Fresh Fruit Melody Fri, Jun 17: Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Stewed Tomatoes, Cucumbers-N-Onions, Dessert, Juice Mon, Jun 20: Juneteenth Day Wed, Jun 22: Clam Chowder, Garden Rice Salad,...

 

Celebration of Life

A celebration of Life for Laurel Feider Graveside Services – Catholic Cemetery 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 Dinner following at the Catholic School...

 

COMMUNITY OUTLOOK

Wednesday, Jun 15 Senior Center Meals–Senior Center, 695 W. Main St.–11 a.m. BINGO, Pomeroy Senior Center–1 p.m. Denny Ashby Library–12–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jun 16 Food Bank Distribution Day–865 Main St.–9 a.m.–12 p.m. Pinochle, Pomero...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten years ago June 13, 2012 The 2012 Wine, Stein & Shine Car Show winners were: Jerry Clark’s 1933 Ford coupe-Best of Show; Butch Klaveano’s 1930 Chevrolet-Pioneer Award for antique vehicles;...

 

Court Report

Garfield Co. Superior Court Judge Brook Burns: April 20, 2022 William E. Gray Jr., of Walla Walla, Wash., pleaded guilty to Sexual Misconduct with a Minor 2nd Degree and Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation, both gross misdemeanors. The Gray...

 

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