Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition

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Lick Creek Fire in mop-up

ASOTIN COUNTY–Oregon Umatilla Forestry (ORUMF) reported that the Lick Creek fire is still 90% contained as of August 1, 2021. The fire started on July 7, 2021 from a lightning strike and has...

 
 By Naomi Scoggin    News    August 5, 2021

PHS baseball coach questions contract nonrenewal

POMEROY–The Pomeroy School District Board of Directors (PSD) heard audience input on their decision not to renew the high school baseball coaching contract with Dave Boyer at their meeting on July...

 

Columbia Pulp CEO to retire

DAYTON–Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley will retire effective September 3. Begley has been CEO of Columbia Pulp since its inception and has led the Company through its development, financing, design,...

 

Students perform first recital in a year

POMEROY–Maria Dispenza's music students performed a Spring Recital at the Pataha Flour Mill on May 16, their first recital since shutdown began in March of 2020. Allen and Oscar Dispenza, Sophie...

 

Quote of the Week

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” – Wilson Mizner... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

While we wait for the capital gains income tax litigation to work its way through the courts, the University of Washington’s Law School has posted an interesting video: “Three-minute Legal Tips: Capital Gains Tax.” The video is a short...

 

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 By Baxter Black    Opinion    August 5, 2021

On the Edge of Common Sense

Some might wonder why prehistoric cave drawings weren’t more detailed. Surely there were artists capable of rendering intricate representations of the circulatory system of aurochs or the dentition...

 

OPINION

By Elizabeth Hovde Senate Bill 50971 would expand coverage in the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program enacted in 2017. It would do so by changing the definition of family and requiring a shorter time-period of employment before...

 

First draft of redistricting maps coming in late September

By Sen. Mark Schoesler OLYMPIA–Every 10 years, under Washington's constitution, the Redistricting Commission is re-established to draw new legislative and congressional district maps in our state...

 

Winter Recreation Program seeks committee member for Southeastern Washington

OLYMPIA – July 20, 2021 – Washington State Parks requests nominations and applications for a winter sports enthusiast to represent Southeastern Washington on its Winter Recreation Program Advisory Committee (WRAC). Nominations and applications...

 

Immunization requirements for students

POMEROY––The Garfield County Health and School Districts advise that ALL students are required to be up to date on the required immunizations for their age, along with a medical office copy of the immunizations before or on the first day of...

 

Pastor's Corner

In the 1953, Disney released the classic animated film Peter Pan. We first meet Peter as he is trying to deal with a very serious problem. He had lost his shadow. While it was supposed to be attached...

 

Pomeroy Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago August 3, 2011 Leslie McManus, editor of 40,000-subscriber “Farm Collector” magazine, was a guest of David and Nancy Ruark at the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum last week. Rocky Heath of CEP Recycle, Walla Walla, collected...

 

Blue Mountain Artisan' Guild opens new addition with summer show

POMEROY–The Blue Mountain Artisan Guild (BMAG) unveiled the new addition to the gallery and wears of featured artists during their Fun in the Sun/Wonderful Woods show and grand opening on July 23...

 

COURT REPORT

Garfield County District Court – Judge Tom Cox June 9, 2021 Abbie R. Nutt, of Lewiston, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor Allowing an Unauthorized Driver to Drive. Nutt was sentenced to eight hours community service and must pay $43. Renee R. Vasquez,...

 

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