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  • Fairground electric project, dams, and predator issues

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 14, 2022

    POMEROY-The Garfield County Commissioners (BOCC) met with the planning commission and representatives from Chris’s Professional Electric and approved a change order for the electrical project at the Garfield County Fairgrounds at their meeting on July 11. The BOCC approved a change order from Chris’s Professional Electric to change the style of gear that will be ordered for the electric project at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. The gear approved in the bid has a six month delivery date. The...

  • Primary ballots to be mailed this week

    Charlotte Baker|Jul 14, 2022

    POMEROY–The Primary Election ballots are scheduled to be mailed by July 15, 2022, at the latest, and voters will find them in their mail boxes by early next week. In the county election, two candidates will vie for Garfield County Sheriff: incumbent Drew Hyer and challenger Kurt Miller. Voters will mark their ballots for that County race and other County, State, Federal candidates and Proposition No. 1, a measure going before voters concerning funding for emergency communications systems and facilities. Proposition No. 1, related to Funding E...

  • The 2022 Swim Team

    Jul 14, 2022

  • Candidate profiles

    Jul 14, 2022

    By Drew Hyer I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude for the past 20 years. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you, as a deputy, K-9 handler, Undersheriff and currently as your Sheriff. I have been in law enforcement for over 35 years. Throughout this time, I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge. Over my career I have been promoted to positions with increased responsibilities and have acquired critical leadership skills. My training spans from level One...

  • Candidate profiles

    Jul 14, 2022

    By Kurt Miller I was born in Idaho and was raised in various cities throughout Idaho including Salmon, Sandpoint, and Coeur d'Alene. I graduated in 1987 from Coeur d'Alene High School and worked on grass seed and dairy farms during the spring and summer months harvesting and bailing hay. After graduating, I attended Idaho State University on a football scholarship where we won the Emerald Cup in 1988 defeating BSU and U of I. I joined the Idaho Air National Guard and was stationed at Keesler Air...

  • Quote of the Week

    Jul 14, 2022

    “The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.” – Francesco Guicciardini... Full story

  • Guest Commentary

    Sen. Mark Schoesler|Jul 14, 2022

    This week saw a number of new state laws go into effect. Among them are a couple that are part of the Democrats' new state transportation-funding package. The chart below shows how several fees that affect drivers are now substantially higher, and their effective dates: This funding package punishes anyone who drives or owns a car yet it fails to sufficiently address the real transportation needs in our state, which include highway maintenance and improvements. That's why I voted against the...

  • Fireworks show delivers fun and spectacle at Fairgrounds

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 14, 2022

    POMEROY-The Alvin Landkammer Fireworks show was presented at the Garfield County Fairgrounds last week on Tuesday, July 5. Community members gathered at the Garfield County Fairgrounds to watch the Alvin Landkammer Fireworks show the day after the traditional Fourth of July observance. Fireworks was not the only spectacular event of the evening, before the first rocket was lit, an announcement was made of two scholarship recipients Kyler Denny and Jordan Tucker. The show lasted an hour and a...

  • A. F. Branco

    A. F. Branco|Jul 14, 2022

  • Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

    Naomi Scoggin|Jul 14, 2022

    Ten Years Ago July 11, 2012 Pomeroy residents and visitors enjoyed a pleasant, not-too-warm afternoon in the City Park for the annual community celebration of Independence Day. Coordinated by Garfield County Hospital District personnel, the parade and the music, games, and food in the park marked a traditional day for gathering in Pomeroy. Former Pomeroy resident Doug Boyer graduated May 4, 2012, from Grand Canyon University with a Doctorate of Education in Business and Education Organizational...

  • Bikes for Books June recipients awarded

    Jul 14, 2022

    POMEROY–Evening Star Lodge No. 30 representative Steve Kazada awards two bikes for the June Bikes for Books program winners Dutch Jones and Aurora Reed. Students Dutch Jones, a fourth grader and the son of Cody and Missy Jones; and Aurora Reed, a kindergartener and the daughter of Jason Reed and Brandee Terlson, were the recipients of a bike each for completing 100 minutes reading required to enter the drawing in the Bikes for Books program. Students who complete the required reading minutes a...

  • B.C. man injured in mishap at Alpowa

    Jul 14, 2022

    POMEROY–A 65-year-old Agassiz, B.C., man was injured and transported to a Lewiston hospital following an accident at the Alpowa Summit Saturday, July 9. Lorne J. Knechtel was west bound on State Route 12 when he lost control of the 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was riding at 5:48 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Kevin B. Highfield. The vehicle left the roadway to the right. Knechtel was charged with improper lane usage, according to the WSP report. He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center....

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