Articles from the July 8, 2021 edition

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 By Charlotte Baker    News    July 8, 2021

Pickup fire on Hwy. 12 spreads, burns 20 acres

POMEROY–Garfield County Fire District No. 1 (GCFD) responded to a Ford pickup fire which had extended into the grass at mile post 415 on SR 12 at approximately 10 a.m. First to arrive at the scene...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    July 8, 2021

Community service requirement for P.H.S. students changed

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District (PSD) board voted to change students’ community service requirements at their meeting on June 28. Students are now required to accumulate 40 hours of service...

 

Fourth of July Fireworks enjoyed

Groups of families of the Pomeroy community spread blankets on the Garfield County Fairgrounds' lawn to "ooh" and "aaahhh" at the sparkling brilliance of the Alvin L. Landkammer private family...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    July 8, 2021

Fire District approves a budget addendum

POMEROY–The Garfield County Fire District No. 1 Commissioners approved a budget addendum resolution for $22,000 at a special meeting on June 29. The Fire District has so far received $22,000 in...

 

Quote of the Week

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

As the extremely hot temperatures have reminded us, much of eastern Washington, including our wheat-growing regions, is in the middle of a drought. This is a huge concern for me and other wheat...

 
 By Baxter Black    Opinion    July 8, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

Aunt Effie was the ‘Neighborhood Healer’ in her community of Noble, OK. When I was visiting and scraped my arm or had a stomachache, she always had the right potion, poultice, roots, soak or fern...

 
 By Jason Mercier    Opinion    July 8, 2021

OPINION

Washington’s long delay to re-opening has seemed very arbitrary. There isn’t anything scientific about June 30 in the fight against COVID but hitting that date on the calendar is the trigger necessary for the Governor to finally join 48 other...

 

Quick Look

Lovlett Corral Fire Update PENDLETON, Ore.–Firefighters continued securing containment lines on the Lovlett Corral Fire last Friday, July 3, which is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Monument, Oregon on the Heppner Ranger District. The L...

 

East Washingtonian History Mystery

There are a number of unidentified portraits in the archives of the Garfield County Musuem...and their identities are unknown. If you know the names of the people in this photo, please contact the East Washingtonian. 509-843-1313, or email Charlotte...

 

BMAG summer art program on track

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) Summer children's classes have begun and the second session of glazing students' green ware took place on July 6. The finished pieces will be ready for pick-up on July 13, and in addition, another...

 

Harding joins Columbia Pulp as the Director of Business Innovation

DAYTON–Columbia Pulp, LLC has engaged Dr. Phil Harding as the new Director of Business Innovation, who has taken his place with the company Tuesday, July 6, 2021. He will center his focus in different and user markets expanding on featured...

 

Field trip scheduled for Turkey Tail Insect and Disease Project

PENDLETON, ORE.–The Umatilla National Forest will host a field trip to the proposed Turkey Tail Insect and Disease Project (Turkey Tail) on July 29, 2021. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the Eckler Mountain SnoPark, located on County Road 9124 (Eckler...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 6, 2011 A series of workshops to help senior citizens with chronic conditions gain self-confidence and take control of their health will be held this summer. Pomeroy Swim Team needs volunteers for two home meets and helping at the...

 

Healthy habits that can become part of your daily routine

A person's habits can have a strong impact on his or her overall health. Unhealthy habits like smoking and living a sedentary lifestyle can increase a person's risk for various conditions and diseases. On the flip side, healthy habits like eating a...

 

Pomeroy Weekly Weather

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 61. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around...

 

Restrictions increase to Phase B on the Umatilla N. F.

PENDLETON, Ore.-Due to high fire danger, the Umatilla National Forest officials have implemented Phase B Public Use Restrictions as of Thursday, July 1, 2021. The increased restrictions pertain to...

 

Just browsing, thank you.

In the early evening deer regularly wander across the courthouse grounds, looking for greenery to nibble on as they work their way down from the dry hills above town to Pataha Creek, and causing some...

 

Passing Thunderstorms ignite fires on the Pomeroy Ranger District

PENDLETON, Ore. (July 7, 2021) – Fire crews on the Pomeroy Ranger District are responding to reports of smoke and fire following passing thunderstorms this morning. So far, six new incidents on the Umatilla National Forest have been reported to...

 

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